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Historic Oakland

Columbia, MD View map Visit website
Rating 4.5 out of 5
49 reviews
$3k - $5k For 100 Guests
Up to 200 guests

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$3k - $5k For 100 Guests
Up to 200 guests

Nestled in Columbia, Maryland, Historic Oakland is a mansion and elegant venue for weddings and events. Over two centuries old, it offers a storied setting for couples to begin the next chapter of their lives. It is situated on a large estate brimming with trees which adds to the mansion’s stately ambience. Between the antique charms and lush grounds, partners can celebrate their love and commitment in memorable splendor.

Facilities and Capacity

There are multiple areas throughout Historic Oakland that can be transformed into event spaces. Up to 180 people can come together to mark a couple’s milestone moment, paving the way for soon-to-be newlyweds to organize galas of all kinds. Ceremonies can take place in the idyllic and whimsical gardens. After, guests can move to the ballroom on the main floor. Here, 80 individuals can gather for a banquet-style dining experience. Food, beverages, entertainment, and other setups can be placed in the Foyer or on the Veranda. The main ballroom opens up onto the Veranda through a series of glass doors. This space is well suited to cocktail receptions or for the bar and when added to the ballroom, brings the capacity up to 100 people. Its movable walls allow the option for creating an open-air setting. The Foyer is a flexible space that can also be added to the main ballroom. Guests can enjoy cocktails here or it can be used for dancing later in the evening. Moving to the second floor, couples will encounter the Magnolia Room. Illuminated by natural light, the room can seat up to 64 guests in a banquet-style setting. Outside, large weddings with 180 people can be held in the tented area. From here, loved ones can enjoy the festivities while taking in the picturesque property. Additional smaller rooms throughout the mansion can be used for dressing rooms or as the backdrop for engagement parties, showers, and rehearsal dinners.

Services Offered

Historic Oakland’s team provides a number of services, including facility management, to help you realize your wedding dreams. Couples can make use of the property’s selection of round, banquet, and cocktail tables along with the indoor and ceremony chairs. The ballroom and Foyer are both outfitted with sound systems for greater convenience. Couples have the ability to pick their own caterer, who can use the commercial warming kitchen to prepare dishes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

No

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

$2,100

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

$750

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
Chairs
Clean Up
Parking
Set Up
Tables

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

200

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

7

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Historic Building
Mansion

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party

What event services do you offer?

Event Rentals
Liability Insurance
Set Up

What event items are available?

Chairs
Dance Floor
Tables
Tents
Tent Accessories

What transportation and access is available?

Parking

49 Reviews

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    Karen L. Married on 11/16/2019
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    Beautiful facility -- professional staff

    The facility is excellent for smaller weddings of 74 or less. An outdoor ceremony is recommended if the weather permits because the ballroom on the second floor is not handicapped accessible. For a caterer I highly recommend Tino's Italian Bistro -- they are excellent!!!
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    Chenae M. Married on 08/10/2019
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    (Bride) Wedding 08/2019

    Wedding next month so far the planning process has been so smooth, responsive and helpful. LaTasha the facility coordinator makes you feel like you’re the only client she has with her attention to the planning details of your event. Can’t wait and will be back to update!
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    Lisa H. Married on 03/30/2019
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    Great venue for a small wedding

    The place was elegant! We had a fabulous time as well as our guests.

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Jazzmine & Anthony
    15 photos · 10/06/2021

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Professional Network & Endorsements

7 Endorsements
Rev. Chris Adams Rev. Chris Adams Wedding Officiants

Beautiful, romantic venue. Always a pleasure to officiate at Historic Oakland.

Catering by Seasons Catering by Seasons Wedding Caterers

A lovely venue in the heart of Columbia with a great staff who will support you from beginning to end.

Press Pose & Print Photo Booths, LLC Press Pose & Print Photo Booths, LLC Photo Booths

Our company provided photo booth rental services for a wedding reception at this venue and the staff was incredibly friendly. The venue is cozy and quaint and a great place for a wedding reception.

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5430 Vantage Point Road Columbia, MD, 21045
4107304801

Office: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm and during scheduled events
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