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Donaldson Brown Riverfront Event Center

Port Deposit, MD View map Visit website

About

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. Extend the experience with overnight accommodations in one of the seven spacious suites or nine additional bedrooms.

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, the mansion seats up to 50 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 game 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 accommodations, help with choosing the right caterer, provide complimentary rehearsal time, and more.

Accommodation

This beautiful Georgian mansion contains 16 opulent guest rooms and suites featuring magnificent views of the estate. Amounting to a total of 25 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. Nine additional bedrooms are available in the Carriage House for larger parties.

Frequently Asked Questions

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?

$5,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$5,000

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
Pet Friendly

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
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?

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
Rated
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Recommended by 99% of couples
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    Harry T. Married on 05/15/2021
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    Amazing venue, perfect team

    If you're lucky enough to reserve the Donaldson Brown Center you should do it right now! We had our wedding and reception there in May and it was absolutely perfect...this is an amazing venue with gorgeous views overlooking the river. The suites are really cool and there was plenty of room for our immediate families to stay over (the rest of the guests shuttled to a nearby hotel). So convenient! Sue and her team are the best and they really took care of us. We can't say enough about how perfect everything was.
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    Kamakshi G. Married on 07/20/2019
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    Engagement party

    Enjoyed our evening in the grand venue. All the guests were very impressed with the ambience. Very convenient for any occasion as they have separate dining area with tables and chairs beautifully set up. Ample space as you have the whole floor with many rooms and sitting areas. Very friendly staff and flexible.
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    Ann K. 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.

Awards

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Pricing

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200 Mt. Ararat Farm Road Port Deposit, MD, 21904
410-378-2555
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Donaldson Brown Riverfront Event Center frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Donaldson Brown Riverfront Event Center?

Donaldson Brown Riverfront Event Center includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Clean Up
  • Parking

What are the most important characteristics of Donaldson Brown Riverfront Event Center in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Donaldson Brown Riverfront Event Center for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Historic Building
  • Inn/B&B
  • Mansion
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Donaldson Brown Riverfront Event Center for wedding events?

Donaldson Brown Riverfront Event Center offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Donaldson Brown Riverfront Event Center offer?

Donaldson Brown Riverfront Event Center offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Donaldson Brown Riverfront Event Center offer for wedding events?

Donaldson Brown Riverfront Event Center offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Clean Up
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly

What percentage of users recommend Donaldson Brown Riverfront Event Center and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Donaldson Brown Riverfront Event Center is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

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