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About Ceresville Mansion

An Elegant Setting for your Elegant Event!

The Ceresville Mansion is a historic mansion with a ballroom space for weddings in the greater Washington, D.C. area. At this stunning elegant and vintage mansion, couples will find a white building with a black roof, an ivy-covered pergola facing a pool, and a ballroom with hardwood floors, bright windows, and antique columns. This mansion is located in Frederick, Maryland, approximately one hour from downtown Washington, D.C.

Facilities and Capacity
Couples can invite up to 200 guests to celebrate their big 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, which reflects an image of the couple 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 all around until the sun sets. These windows are draped in elegant and breezy neutral fabric, adding depth to the surrounding white walls and columns with ornamental gold tops. The polished hardwood floors add grace to the delicate room.

Services Offered
This venue opens its doors for ceremonies and receptions, but also bridal showers, engagement parties, and rehearsal dinners. The staff ensures couples will be well-taken care of on their big day. All-inclusive packages and assistance with event planning takes the stress of the wedding 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

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

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

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 and upon it he built the Ceresville grist mill, the original Mansion house and a saw mill. Edward Shriner, who bought the property from Williams in 1816, built the Ceresville Mansion in 1888 as a wedding anniversary gift to his wife.

Categories: Wedding Venue

Regions serviced: Washington DC, Baltimore

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Ceresville Mansion was absolutely wonderful! We could not have picked a better place to have our wedding!

Jenni was incredibly responsive and extremely patient with my (many, many) questions. All of our guests enjoyed the service and meals the night of the wedding, and everyone told us how beautiful the venue was.

I highly recommend Ceresville. We would love to have an event with them again in the future.

Profile Picture Heather, 6/1/18, 11 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue
Services Used: Hors d'Oeuvres, Plated, Server(s), Tastings, Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens, Bartender(s), House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor, All Inclusive Packages, In-House Bar, Clean Up, Event Planning, Bridal Suite, Set Up, Parking, Wheelchair Access

From the first day we visited Ceresville, till we were driving away on our wedding night, Ceresville has been a stunning location that will always have a special place in our hearts. The mansion has gorgeous historic charm that offers versatility of indoor and outdoor entertaining areas. On top of that, the Chef and his kitchen staff create the most amazing food. After our tasting we had a hard time deciding what to serve because everything was so good! Our guests raved about the beauty of Ceresville, the delicious food, and the great service from the entire staff. Robbie and Vikki were our day-of coordinators and they were a fabulous team to work with. Special thanks to Heather who made sure that we were taken care of throughout our event. Last but not least, Stephanie was undeniably amazing to work with. She was super friendly and very responsive throughout the planning process. She was always accessible to help with on-site planning and handled our changes and curve balls that came along with the wedding planning process. She prepared numerous estimates for us so we could keep an eye on the budget, and she gave us suggestions based on previous successes at Cersville. This was absolutely the best place to get married. I can’t wait too have an anniversary celebration there!

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Profile Picture Nancy, 5/12/18, 7 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue
Services Used: Parking, Wheelchair Access, Bartender(s), House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Indoor, Scenic Views, Uncovered Outdoor, All Inclusive Packages, In-House Bar, In-House Catering, Clean Up, Event Planning, Bridal Suite, Outside Vendors, Set Up, Wireless Internet, Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens, Cocktail Reception, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Tastings

Ceresville Mansion Pricing

Ceresville Mansion Price Rates

Reception Site Fee
Site Fees Include:
Bridal Suite
Clean Up
Event Planning
Set Up
Wedding Catering Avg. Price Per Person
Catering Prices Include:
Cake Cutting
Bar Service Price Includes:
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar

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Professional Network & Endorsements

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.

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

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!

Venue, Staff, Food, Event Coordination....the whole 9....Ceresville Mansion has your big day covered with ease!



8529 Liberty Road, Frederick, MD 21701   See On Map
301-694-5111 (phone) 301-898-3443 (fax)
Monday thru Friday, 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Tour and consultation by appointment only.
Ceresville Mansion is a wedding venue from Frederick servicing weddings throughout the local area, including Baltimore, Washington, and Virginia. Ceresville Mansion is a professional wedding venue that has been part of the ceremony and wedding industry since 1989 specializing in weddings.