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.
In these trying times, the staff at Donaldson Brown understands that your fairytale wedding might have been postponed. We are committed to helping couples celebrate their special day. During this crisis, we are offering those needing a new venue in 2020 a $500 discount. We have openings in September and October and will work diligently to help create the perfect day. Please contact us today.
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.
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.
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.
5 Reviews for Donaldson Brown Riverfront Event Center
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Kamakshi Gottipati · Married on 07/20/2019
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.Sent on 11/13/2019
Ann Kulisiewicz · Married on 04/27/2019
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.Sent on 08/15/2019
Brandi · Married on 06/02/2018
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!Sent on 08/05/2019
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