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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Newlyweds holding each other
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Fireplace and floral decor
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263 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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    Hannah · Married on 09/01/2019

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    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.

    Kate
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    Ngoc-Han Ha · Married on 08/25/2019

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    Amazing wedding

    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.
    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!

    Sent on 09/07/2019
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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
    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 !
    Cake I Do ! Wedding Cakes

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

  • Magnolia Street Photography
    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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