Donaldson Brown Riverfront Event Center

200 Mt. Ararat Farm Road, Port Deposit, MD 21904 Map · Phone number
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About Donaldson Brown Riverfront Event Center

Situated in Port Deposit, Maryland, Donaldson Brown Riverfront Event Center is a striking mansion wedding venue. Overlooking the Susquehanna River, this amazing estate displays grand Georgian architecture and panoramic views of nature. You and your partner can choose from an abundance of beautiful backdrops for an unforgettable wedding, from grand spiral staircases to vibrant lawns.

Facilities and Capacity

This 23-acre property offers couples a number of options for both ceremony and reception. You and your partner could exchange vows on Mount Ararat overlooking the tranquil river, or on a carefully landscaped lawn framed by stately columns. For those with intimate indoor celebrations in mind, the mansion seats up to 65 people. Characterized by stately stairways, antique furnishings, and a vintage chandelier, it offers an old-style setting of luxury. Newlyweds who desire a more grand commemoration of their nuptials can host up to 250 guests outside on the riverfront lawn. The venue also contains spacious and sophisticated get-ready rooms, as well as a games room to keep the wedding party entertained. There are multiple sitting rooms, ideal for hosting an elegant cocktail hour, and a banquet room for enjoying dinner with your guests.

Services Offered

Donaldson Brown Riverfront Event Center can grant couples private use of the vast estate for their big day. Their professional staff wants to assist in coordinating this milestone as much as possible. They can arrange accommodation, help with choosing the right caterer, provide complimentary rehearsal time, and more. Reservation of the venue includes two dedicated members of staff to help ensure your big day runs as smoothly as possible.

Accommodation

This beautiful Georgian mansion contains 15 opulent guest rooms and suites featuring magnificent views of the estate. Amounting to a total of 31 beds, couples and their loved ones can arrange to stay the night and continue celebrating the new beginnings. Seven guest rooms have private baths for an added element of comfort, and breakfast is included.

Location

This extravagant event center has a range of nearby attractions for you and your loved ones to enjoy. Those with a love of nature can visit the Susquehanna State Park, only nine miles away. Golf enthusiasts can enjoy a relaxing round of golf in Bulle Rock or Chesapeake Bay, both within ten miles of the property. For a unique bonding experience, the wedding party could also visit one of the nearby wineries, such as Dove Valley or Turkey Point.

The toast!
The toast!
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The wisteria adds charm
The wisteria adds charm
The groomsmen having fun
The groomsmen having fun
Newlyweds exchanging a romantic gesture
Newlyweds exchanging a romantic gesture
Bridal party excited about the big day
Bridal party excited about the big day
The happy couple embracing their new beginnings
The happy couple embracing their new beginnings
The wedding party showing support
The wedding party showing support
A blush pink bridal party
A blush pink bridal party
Elegant bride anticipating the ceremony
Elegant bride anticipating the ceremony
Bride admiring scenic views of the estate
Bride admiring scenic views of the estate
Couple contemplating their new life together
Couple contemplating their new life together
Sharing their first sunset as newlyweds
Sharing their first sunset as newlyweds
Bridal party making a grand entrance
Bridal party making a grand entrance
Couple taking in the magnificent surroundings
Couple taking in the magnificent surroundings
Sharing an intimate moment by the river
Sharing an intimate moment by the river
Original carriage house in the shade of a mature tree
Original carriage house in the shade of a mature tree
Old-style greenhouse surrounded by nature
Old-style greenhouse surrounded by nature
Scenic view of the tranquil river
Scenic view of the tranquil river
Newlyweds exchanging a kiss under the stately arches
Newlyweds exchanging a kiss under the stately arches
Magnificent ornamental chandelier
Magnificent ornamental chandelier
A fall wedding on the estate
A fall wedding on the estate
Refined Georgian architecture of the mansion
Refined Georgian architecture of the mansion
The happy couple relaxing in nature after the ceremony
The happy couple relaxing in nature after the ceremony
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Ceremony on the Susquehanna
Ceremony on the Susquehanna
The toast!
The toast!
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Donaldson Brown Riverfront Event Center
The wisteria adds charm
The wisteria adds charm

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5 Reviews for Donaldson Brown Riverfront Event Center

Recommended by 99% of couples


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

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    Ann Kulisiewicz · Married on 04/27/2019

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    Wedding reception venue

    Sue and Evelyn were amazing from the moment we started planning our wedding reception. The venue is absolutely beautiful and the staff could not have been more accommodating, from letting us do walk-throughs with the vendors beforehand so that everyone was comfortable with the plan on the big day to making sure that any hiccups were dealt with discreetly and never took my or my guests' attention away from the celebration. They made sure that the day was absolutely beautiful for my husband and I. Our guests are still raving about our wedding! I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a unique, charming wedding venue in the area.

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    Brandi · Married on 06/02/2018

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    Amazing staff and venue

    Donaldson Brown Center is a hidden gem. My husband and I would always see the mansion on the cliff when passing the Conowingo. We made arrangements to go an see the venue and completely fell in love. At the time the venue was gong through a possible ownership change. This left us in a limbo for a few months as they were unsure if they were going to be able to rent the next year or not. Of course after viewing the property i couldn't imagine getting married anywhere else.'
    Sue the property manager was incredible. Im sure with my constant pestering about if we could rent or not was annoying (haha) but Sue was amazing throughout the entire experience. She finally let me know we could rent and the books were open so i had first pick of ANY date! Which was amazing. She was incredibly accommodating and really helped walk me through the entire process. I was even able to come to the venue early in the morning to get ready. Not only did we get married there but we also stayed the evening. There is an option to rent out the bedrooms upstairs. We rented the entire place which was such a peace of mind! (no drinking and driving). I will always continue to recommend this venue, not just for the amazing views but just the amazing staff that really cares! Thank you so much for everything. It truly was the best day of my life!

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    Sent on 08/05/2019

    Donaldson Brown Riverfront Event Center's reply:

    Hello Brandi,

    We can't thank you enough for such a heartwarming review of the Donaldson Brown. Your photos are beautiful and show the love and beauty in your marriage. We truly appreciate the time you took to write something so glowing.

    Thank you,
    Jennifer & Sue

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Donaldson Brown Riverfront Event Center FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?
    $ 5000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 3000.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    No
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Clean Up
    Parking
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    10
  • Describe your venue:
    Ballroom
    Historic Building
    Inn/B&B
    Mansion
    Waterfront
  • 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
    Elopements
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Accommodations
    Clean Up
    Get Ready Rooms
    Outside Vendors
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Outside Cake
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Outside Alcohol
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    May
    June
    July
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    March

Map

  • 200 Mt. Ararat Farm Road Port Deposit, MD, 21904 See on map
    410-376-8522 (Phone number)