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.
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:
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:
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.
266 Reviews for Ceresville Mansion
Recommended by 97% of couples
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Doreatha · Getting married on 08/15/2020
I had my wedding and reception and everything was wonderful staff, food and I really loved Meghan she was wonderful I couldn't ask for a better place to have my wedding!Sent on 05/28/2013
Taylor · Married on 01/11/2020
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 Ritter · Married on 10/19/2019
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!
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!