Ceresville Mansion

8529 Liberty Road, Frederick, MD 21701 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Ceresville Mansion

The Ceresville Mansion is a historic estate with a ballroom space for weddings, located in Frederick, Maryland, and serving the greater Washington, DC area. At this elegant and vintage destination, couples will find a white building with a black roof, an ivy-covered pergola facing a pool, and a ballroom with hardwood floors. The stunning ballroom also boasts bright windows and antique columns.

Facilities and Capacity

Couples can invite up to 200 guests to celebrate their wedding day at the Ceresville Mansion. This elegant event space features indoor and outdoor event locations for couples. Outdoors, couples can host their wedding ceremony or cocktail hour in the garden terrace. This garden space features a reflecting pool that the couples can stand by as they exchange vows under the ivy-topped, white pergola. This stately structure perfectly frames couples as they begin their lives together. At night, the garden comes alive with magical fairy lights. Couples can take wedding portraits on the 25-acre property with mountain views or the grand manor house in the background. Inside, the Grand Ballroom welcomes guests for a seated wedding reception. Large windows let in light and are draped in an elegant and breezy neutral fabric, adding depth to the surrounding white walls and columns with ornamental gold tops.

Services Offered

This venue opens its doors for ceremonies and receptions,as well as bridal showers, engagement parties, and rehearsal dinners. The staff ensures couples will be well-taken care of on their big day. This venue's all-inclusive packages and assistance with event planning take the stress off a couple’s shoulders so that they can enjoy the celebration as a guest. Other services at this mansion property include:

  • Bridal suite
  • Cleanup
  • In-house bar
  • In-house catering
  • Outside vendors
  • Parking
  • Setup
  • Wireless Internet

Cuisine

Full in-house bar service allows couples to choose between either cash or open bars for their wedding reception. Following a champagne toast, bartenders keep glasses full and spirits poured. Cuisine can be served in the following catering styles:

  • Buffet
  • Cocktail reception
  • Dessert
  • Hors d’oeuvres
  • Outside cake
  • Plated
  • Servers
  • Stations
  • Tastings

History

This historic mansion was built in 1888 on a tract of land originally known as Dulaney’s Lot, which has history tracing back to 1724. The land was granted to General Otho Williams in the 1780s. Upon it, he built the Ceresville grist mill, the original Mansion house, and a sawmill. Edward Shriner, who bought the property from Williams in 1816, built the Ceresville Mansion in 1888 as a wedding anniversary gift to his wife.

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Kissing at the reception space
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Newlyweds holding each other
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Fireplace and floral decor
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266 Reviews for Ceresville Mansion

Recommended by 97% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.8
  • Average response time 4.9

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  • Taylor

    Taylor · Married on 01/11/2020

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    So Happy We Chose Ceresville!

    I researched basically every single venue in the DMV for my winter wedding and narrowed my search down to my top 5 or so. Well, I only had to visit 2 of them to know that Ceresville was the place for me. Ali Kuchman was amazing about listening to what we wanted and making you feel like she truly cared about your wedding even when you were only in the searching phase. She also sent us a (very reasonable) quote almost immediately. Ali was the perfect POC throughout the year of planning. The other great thing about Ceresville is how much they provide: food, beverages, tables, linens, decor, coordination. The list goes on! Let me tell you, having an “all-inclusive” wedding makes things so much less stressful.

    The day itself could not have gone more smoothly. My girls and I (all 12 of us!) were able to get ready in the upstairs of the mansion, which made things incredibly easy. The outside pergola, which is obviously beautiful in warmer months, was the perfect backdrop for night time photos, especially with the holiday decor and lighting, which they left up for me at no extra cost. All of my guests raved about the venue too. I highly recommend Ceresville, any time of the year!

    Sent on 02/12/2020
  • Abby

    Abby Ritter · Married on 10/19/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Fantastic experience!

    We had our wedding there last month and could not have had a better experience. Excellent food, excellent ambiance and very helpful staff who seemed just as excited about our day as we were. We can't say enough good things about Ceresville, and neither can our guests!

    Photo credit to Tori Nefores Photography!

    Sent on 11/17/2019

    Ceresville Mansion's reply:

    Thank you for the kind words, we all enjoyed working with you and loved the sweet surprises that were added to the day to make it extra special!

    Michele Dure-Chavis
    Sales Director

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Ceresville Mansion FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    Yes
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Chairs
    China
    Clean Up
    Event Planning
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
    Parking
    Set Up
    Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Cake Cutting
    Server(s)
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Open Bar
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    5
  • Describe your venue:
    Ballroom
    Historic Building
    Mansion
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
    Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    All Inclusive Packages
    Bar Services
    Catering Services
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Get Ready Rooms
    Outside Vendors
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail Reception
    Dessert
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Outside Cake
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Stations
    Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Cash Bar
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Liquor License
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Wine
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    April
    May
    June
    July
    August
    September
    October
    December
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    March
    November

Professional Network & Endorsements

41 Endorsements

  • RoseBrooke Studio Wedding Hair & Makeup

    What beautiful venue! Historic romantic setting. Great food and very professional people to work with. Your special day will be all taken care of! It will be every thing you wanted for your special day.

  • Cake I Do ! Wedding Cakes

    Amazing venue, It is pleasure to work with this team.

  • Magnolia Street Photography Wedding Photographers

    By far, the best catering in the area! The staff at Ceresville are truly professional and always friendly! They keep a wedding going with any stress! 5 star service always!! Love them!

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  • 8529 Liberty Road Frederick, MD, 21701 See on map
    301-685-0945 (Phone number)
    3018980466 (Other Phone Number)
    3018983443 (Fax Number)
    Monday thru Friday, 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Tour and consultation by appointment only.
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