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.
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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
Hannah · Married on 09/01/2019
The best decision in all of wedding planning was choosing Ceresville
From start to finish, Ceresville was the most helpful, flexible, cooperative, and exciting decision we made during the whole process. We would do it again and choose them again in a heartbeat. Kate was our coordinator and she was very organized and precise, extremely appreciated. Amanda was our event manager and everything ran SO smoothly and perfectly under her guidance. Robin the bridal stalker was fantastic and we ate so much food. I wish we could have fit more into our stomachs! XD All the weird little things we did and different touches we asked for were executed flawlessly, and we cannot thank them enough.Sent on 09/04/2019
Ceresville Mansion's reply:Thank you Hannah and Eric! I am so glad you enjoyed your day. It was a pleasure meeting and working with you both.
Ngoc-Han Ha · Married on 08/25/2019
First of all, let me preface by saying that we did not plan this wedding until March 2019. When I went to search for a venue, Ceresville Mansion stood out because of the budget and because I fell in love with its terrace. While most couples do their ceremony there, my vision was to have an alfresco reception on the terrace and the ceremony on their big meadow. When I first contacted Michele, she was absolutely on board with my vision and even showed me a few photos of a similar wedding. Throughout the process, I coordinated with Michele who was so patient with me because I was not the most organized bride. Because the wedding was in August, we also had contingency plans set up in case of bad weather but months of praying helped because we had the best weather for an outdoor ceremony and reception (a high of 79F in August with low humidity)! We were also able to make use of the ballroom for the cocktail hour and then dancing after dinner. The day of went very smoothly and Vicky and Amanda helped set up for the wedding and also with making sure that we stayed on time and on schedule. Lauren my bridal attendant was fantastic and made sure we always had food and something to drink.Sent on 09/07/2019
The wedding was so great and the staff at Ceresville was extremely nice and helpful. We have gotten many compliments on the venue, the staff and the food. Overall, I highly recommend Ceresville Mansion!
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!