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Our clients are the people who want something different from what's out there, but something that's timeless and elegant.

our mission is to

Help you plan & execute the perfect event, leaving you and your guests with beautiful memories.

testimonials

Don't take our word for it

See what our clients are saying about their experience with us.

Our wedding on 10/22/2022 was absolutely perfect and it's largely due to the hard work and dedicated staff at Ceresville Mansion...

Planning was made easy because it is an all-inclusive venue. We didn't have to worry about coordinating outside vendors because they came as part of the package. This helped take away a lot of the stress of wedding planning. The food was SPECTACULAR! Everything is of the highest quality, and no guests were left hungry!

Taylor N.

I recently had the pleasure of dining at Ceresville Mansion in Frederick Maryland for a fundraising event. The venue was absolutely stunning, with a beautiful view of the countryside. The staff was incredibly friendly and accommodating, and the food was top-notch. The menu was varied and had something for everyone, and the presentation was exquisite. The event was a great success, and I would highly recommend for any special occasion. Five stars!

Will J

Ceresville Mansion exceeded our expectations in every way!...

Ceresville also offers a Vendor Package with AMAZING vendors! We loved that Ceresville was all inclusive, including vendors. It made our planning stress free and fun!

The mansion is absolutely stunning inside & out and the outdoor Terrace was beautiful even in February. Our guests are still raving about the food. The staff was super friendly and accommodating throughout the evening. We highly recommend this venue!

Shelby B

Ceresville was one of the first venues we looked at. We toured about six venues in total, but Ceresville kept being on the top of our list for the venue’s history and charm, beautiful outdoor spaces, catering already included, and proximity to a downtown area to entertain our guests over the weekend...

We would 100% recommend Ceresville to anyone looking for a unique and beautiful venue in Frederick

Amanda M

The Knot

Food was incredible good! The Lemon Decor did an excellent job decorating! The value of the meals was incredible even with all the upgrades was totally worth every penny!...

Definitely go to a public tasting to meet the vendors and taste the food. I change my mind after I did this and made different choices.

Lina K

Wedding Wire

I highly recommend Ceresville Mansion to anyone seeking a one stop shop for catering, entertainment, and floral/decor!...

Every detail was flawlessly executed and our food was incredible! We will always be able to look back on our wedding day and smile. It was perfect in every way. Thank you!

Jonathan B

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what we can do for you

Services

venue

Charming, history filled, victorian mansion in Maryland

Beautiful venue that brings the European chateau charm to Frederick, Maryland. It's like having a destination event an hour from home (we're all for saving on those flights).

Rent any of our five spaces for your perfect celebration. Looking for a ballroom with all the windows? Check! Looking for the perfect garden party? Check! Or maybe a riverside picnic? We got that too.

Catering

Delicious cuisine for every taste and craving

We specialize in creating exceptional culinary experiences for any occasion. Our team of expert chefs use only the freshest, locally-sourced ingredients to craft dishes that are both delicious and visually stunning.

Whether you're hosting a wedding, corporate event, or private party, our customizable menus and attentive service will ensure that your guests are left with a lasting impression. Seriously, ask our past clients all their guests are still talking about how good the food was.

Full Service

Stress-free wedding. Book all your vendors in one place.

Planning a wedding can be a stressful and overwhelming experience. That's why we offer all-inclusive wedding packages.

Our team of experienced professionals will work with you to create the wedding of your dreams, from the perfect floral arrangements to the ideal playlist for your reception. With our all-inclusive packages, you can relax and enjoy your special day, knowing that everything is taken care of.

virtual tour

Can't wait to see it in person?
Check out our virtual tour.

Our virtual tour isn't exactly like seeing it in person but if you can't wait to visit you can view our virtual tour.

The Experience
What is the booking process like?

1. You reach out to us by filling out our contact form.
2. We'd love for you to come in and experience the space, but you can also schedule a virtual tour with us.
3. Your Ceresville Mansion planner will send you a proposal based on all your wants and needs.
4. The contract can be signed electronically and the deposit paid by cash, check, or credit card.
Voila! Once those two steps have been completed your date is officially booked. And we can get into all the planning details.

What's a Ceresville Mansion Planner?

They're a partial planner! Not just a coordinator.
Our planners are amazing know-it-alls. They help you with...
- Timeline
- Menus and Drink Selections
- Help connect you with our Vendors in the All-Inclusive Packages
- Answer any and all questions, make suggestions from years of their experience
- Floorplans
- Make recommendations for other vendors

Is a Day of Coordinator included?

Yes! We have our amazing Day of Coordinators (we also call them Banquet Managers some times). And they are included with your rental for every kind of event hosted at Ceresville.
Our Day of Coordinators work with you from your Ceremony rehearsal and all the way through your event. They work closely with our Planners to make sure they are up to speed about everything you plan for with the planner.

How much is the deposit?

All wedding and large event deposits are $3,500 for venue and food. Deposits for All-Inclusive packages may be additional.
Social and Corporate event deposits differ. Your planner will let you know the amount when you get your proposal. The rest of your balance can be made in monthly payments or two bulk payments.

Venue
How many guests can fit in the Mansion?

Grand Ballroom
The Ballroom is perfect for weddings of 100-120 guests.
For events with a dance floor our grand ballroom can seat up to 150 guests.
For events without a dance floor our grand ballroom can seat up to 170 guests.

Garden Terrace
For events with a dance floor our terrace can seat up to 200 guests.
For events without a dance floor our terrace can seat up to 230 guests.

Meadow Pavilion
For events with a dance floor our pavilion can seat up to 200 guests.
For events without a dance floor our pavilion can seat up to 250 guests.

How early can I come in to get ready in the suites?

Our wedding clients get 6 hours of Bridal and Groom suite time with their rental. It's 6 hours before the start of your ceremony (or reception if you're not doing a ceremony with us).

What happens if I have a garden terrace event and it rains?

For outdoor events your event planner will have helped you decide on a rain plan. A ceremony or outdoor reception would be relocated to our Grand Ballroom. And yes! We can host both the ceremony and the reception in the Ballroom.

What is the children's policy?

Children between the ages of 2 and 12 are only alowed to take part in the Ceremony and have t be supervised by their parents at all time. This is for their safety and well being as the mansion has mutiple open flame fireplaces, sharp objects, antique furniture, and open second floor balcony. We want to make sure you have a pleasant time. Children under that age and over 12 can be part of the whole wedding including the dinner reception.
Only exceptions to be made are if the couple getting married has children of their own in that age range.

Catering
Can we bring in our own caterer?

Short answer...no. But why would you want to? We are a full service food and beverage caterer with the best event food. Really all our guests rave about the food for years after each event. We're sure you've already heard great things about it.

Can I bring my own alcohol?

No. We are licensed by the state and county to sell and serve alcohol so they don't allow us to have any other controlled substances on premisses.
With that said, we are always open to getting you any alcohol that we might not have on our typical menu.

And please let your party and guests know that any outside alcohol that will be brought and consumed on the premisses will have to be disposed of and our staff will have to enforce that law. We want you all to have a great day with great memories and stay safe while doing that.

Can we take the leftovers home?

No, but there typically aren't many events where we have leftovers, since we prepare for your guest count.
The Frederick County Department of Health requires that any leftover food be handled only by Ceresville Mansion, the licensed food service facility.

Decor
Do you provide florals, centerpieces, and other decor?

Yes we do! We're thrilled to be a partner with The Lemon Decor. And we offer a variety of packages at AMAZING prices (and I mean soooo good). See our Decor packages on our All-Inclusive Weddings Page.

Who will set up any personal items and decor that we bring?

Our staff will be available to help place and direct certain decor like place cards, signage, and party favors.
We do require a point of contact that is responsible for gathering and taking all customer items at the end of the night. Your event planner will assist you in organizing items that can be placed by our staff and what will need to be assigned to your point of contact. This ensures that all of your items get safely gathered and taken care of.

Can we use real candles?

Yes, we allow candles at the tables as centerpieces and on the ballroom mantel. Everywhere else on the premisses we recommend using LED candles for safety. We'd be happy to help with tapper, votive, cylinder, and even floating LED candles.

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