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The Strong Mansion, Located on Sugarloaf Mountain in Dickerson, Maryland, is owned and operated by Stronghold Incorporated, a private, nonprofit organization founded by Gordon and Louise Strong in 1946. The Strong mansion is located 15 minutes from historic Frederick, Maryland, and one hour form Baltimore, and one hour from both Virginia and DC. The property built in 1912 encompasses 3,000 acres of private land open for public enjoyment.

The amenities of this romantic site include a spacious ballroom, seven bedrooms, six bathrooms, air conditioned bridal suite, and handicap accessibility. Many of the original furnishings grace this beautiful home. The grounds offer three ceremony sites, formal gardens, and tented patio that can accommodate up to 175 guests. This area is surrounded by the natural beauty of the views and forest.

Sugarloaf Mountain was used as a signal station during the Civil War. President Roosevelt made numerous trips to Sugarloaf to enjoy the views and tranquility. Gordon Strong, a native of Chicago, "discovered" the mountain while cycling with a friend and began aquiring the land in "woodlots" in 1903. He and his wife, Louise, made Sugarloaf their home. The mansion was compled in 1915. Mr. Strong believed "...those who appreciate natural beauty will be better people, people who treat each other better."

Our wedding season begins in April and ends in November. Please call 301-869-7846 to schedule a tour of the mansion and grounds.

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

Yes

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

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Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Parking

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

1

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Ballroom
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Mansion

What kind of settings are available?

Covered Outdoor
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Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
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What event services do you offer?

Get Ready Rooms

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
July
August
September
October
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Geri L. Sent on 10/02/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Most magical venue

We got married at Strong Mansion on 9/30 and it was the most perfect day. The mansion itself is beautiful inside and out; the grounds, garden and outside spaces are impeccable and breathtaking. However, the most incredible part are the staff. We worked with Jessica throughout our planning process and she was responsive, caring and so helpful. Day of we had both Ester and Jessica at the property and they made sure the day went smoothly, working with our planner and the vendors. I cannot recommend Strong Mansion for your wedding venue enough. You will have a magical day!!!
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Janiece L. Sent on 07/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Garden Wedding Dream ✨

What can’t I say about Strong Mansion! You will not find another place that will go above and beyond on your wedding day! Jessica is the BEST! The mansion has even done some upgrades so it looked so beautiful as the sim was shining and even as night fell. Worry free us what you get with the venue. Added plus is that you’re the only bride for that day!
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Kyrie W. Sent on 11/19/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Nothing Short of Phenomenal

We cannot give this venue and the staff enough credit. 5 stars in every category doesn’t come close to the service we were provided. In less than 24 hours, Jessica, and everyone at Strong Mansion, executed the most beautiful wedding celebration. Did I mention that the venue had just had their last wedding of the season the weekend before?

On Thursday, around 9 am, Jessica was contacted and asked if there was any way to pull off a wedding, Friday (yes the day after the inquiry) at 3 pm. Without hesitation, Jessica and Stronghold Inc, sprung into action. Rehearsal the same day, only 6 hours after they were contacted. In addition, Jessica took our numerous boxes of decorations and told us, they would take care of it. Little did we know that they would take every idea I had thought of and more to create the most beautiful wedding.

If you’re looking for a venue that truly wants to make YOUR wedding day dreams a reality, kind, friendly and caring staff, Strong Mansion is your venue.
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