Laurel Park is a historic wedding venue located in Laurel, Maryland. This establishment began its history in 1911, joining the racing ranks. 1914 saw the purchase of the track and the celebrated Col. Matt Winn, well known for putting the Kentucky Derby on the map, overseeing the management of the property. After changing a couple of hands, Laurel Park was purchased by the Schapiros in 1950. After successful expansion and numerous races, Schapiro's reign was succeeded by Frank J. De Francis and the Manfusos, Robert and John, in 1984. Millions of dollars were funneled into the property in the subsequent years, resulting in the creation of the Sports Palace, lavish clubhouse renovations, and various improvements scattered throughout. Joseph A.De Francis took on the responsibility of the venue following his father's passing, revitalizing it to suit modern-day interests and demands.
Facilities and Capacity
Laurel Park is pleased to host a variety of occasions from bridal showers to ceremonies. This venue has eight event rental options. The first is the Carriage Room which allows 800 people to attend your wedding. The next space is the Ruffian Room which holds a capacity of 200 guests seated. There is also a Sports Bar that allows for a maximum of 500 people. Should a party need a bit more space, they can rent out the entire second-floor clubhouse, inclusive of the Ruffian Room and Sports Bar. Otherwise, couples are able to make use of the Director's Room which is perfect for a 75-person cocktail party. Sixteen individuals fit within the Grand View Dining Boxes, and both the Sky Lounge and the White House Lawn fit 300 guests.
Laurel Park offers a wide range of services for couples that book at their venue. This can include anything from personalized service to bar and banquet packages. An appointment may be made with their sales manager to discuss any specific questions a couple may have leading up to their wedding celebration.
3 Reviews for Laurel Park
Recommended by 97% of couples
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Albina Misini · Married on 10/26/2019
Kelsey Spriggs is the catering coordinator I had the pleasure of working with for my bridal shower! I booked the Ruffian room at Laurel park. Such a beautiful hall to hold any event. It's very elegant and spacious! I had about 100 guests and plenty of room to dance and party. Kelsey was not only supportive in helping me plan my event but also be present and involved but very responsive and a problem solver! On the day of my event she jumped right in to redirect the kids who were overly active and I was overwhelmed but she stepped in to calm them by gathering the kids and playing a game to keep them occupied and well behaved. She is a lifesaver and just overall a great person to work with. The entire team jumped in to help with anything I needed from setting up to helping with pack at the end of my event. I cant thank Kelsey and her team enough for making my event so special!! Everyone was so kind and helpful and just wonderful! The bartender, I don't remember her name but she was extremely sweet and went above her duties to make everyone happy! I couldn't have asked for a better turnout! I was happy and my guests had nothing but great things to say about the venue, food, drinks, and staff. This is something I'll never forget and I'm so happy to have shared it with you all. Thank you!Sent on 10/30/2019
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Andrea Kyle · Married on 04/13/2019
Beautiful room, excellent service, attentative and promt response from the team. I was not happy that i paid for valet for my guest and did not recieve it, i also paid extra for sodas which i did not receive all i got was juice , tea & lemonade . When i tried to call the staff after my event they did not return my email or call. Communication leading up to the event was fantastic unfortunately after the event it was nil. Neverthe less the venue was beautiful, staff was amazing and i would have another event here. My suggestion is to have someone to overlook everything because as a host your not able to oversee everything you trust you would get what you pay for.Sent on 06/12/2019
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Elizabeth Johnson · Married on 01/26/2019
My 50th Masquerade Birthday Ball was everything I wanted and more! The venue , the staff, the food were all outstanding. Almost two weeks later, I still getting compliments on my event. The Ruffian room is a beautiful space offering a lavish atmosphere. Big thanks to Johanny and Tony! You guys are awesome. Professionalism personified.Sent on 02/07/2019
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