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.
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Book your 2022 Wedding Reception at the Maryland Jockey Club and receive a "1st Anniversary Day at the Races" Experience for up to (4) guests to include a custom named race, watching the named race from the Winner's Circle, a group picture with the winning Jockey and a $22 voucher per person for our TIPS or TYCOONS Restaurant.
Born and raised in Germany I came to the United States after receiving my degree in Hospitality Management.
Working for a local Hilton brand property and then moving to and working in Las Vegas for over 6 years my passion grew for special events held in non-traditioanl event spaces.
I have a broad range of banquet and event experience - selling and servicing a vast variety of functions such as corporate meetings, themed cocktail receptions, banquet dinners, weddings and holiday parties for groups as small as 10 guests to groups as large as 700 guests. I am committed to excellence, an exceptional communicator, creative, well organized with an attention to detail and look forward to planning your perfect event experience.
Come book your special day with us at the Maryland Jockey Club at Laurel Park! Kelsey has experience as not only a sales manager, but also wedding coordinator. All of your event details will be taken care of to make sure you have the perfect event from start to finish!
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- Clean Up
- Event Planning
- Set Up
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- Cake Cutting
At Maryland Jockey Club at Laurel Park, what does the bar service starting price include?
- Champagne Toast
- House Beer
- House Liquor
- House Wine
What are the most important characteristics of Maryland Jockey Club at Laurel Park in terms of venue type, style and location?
- Banquet Hall
- Historic Building
What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Maryland Jockey Club at Laurel Park for wedding events?
- Covered Outdoor
- Uncovered Outdoor
- Scenic Views
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- Bridal Shower
- Engagement Party
- Rehearsal Dinner
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- All Inclusive Packages
- Bar Services
- Catering Services
- Clean Up
- Event Planner
- Event Rentals
- Get Ready Rooms
- Liability Insurance
- Lighting / Sound
- Outside Vendors
- Set Up
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- Audio Equipment
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