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Ceresville Mansion

Frederick, District of Columbia, MD · View map · Visit website

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About Ceresville Mansion

The Ceresville Mansion is a historic mansion with a ballroom space for weddings in the greater Washington, D.C. area. At this stunning elegant and vintage mansion, couples will find a white building with a black roof, an ivy-covered pergola facing a pool, and a ballroom with hardwood floors, bright windows, and antique columns. This mansion is located in Frederick, Maryland, approximately one hour from downtown Washington, D.C.

Facilities and Capacity

Couples can invite up to 200 guests to celebrate their big day at the Ceresville Mansion. This elegant event space features indoor and outdoor event locations for couples. Outdoors, couples can host their wedding ceremony or cocktail hour in the garden terrace. This garden space features a reflecting pool, which reflects an image of the couple as they exchange vows under the ivy-topped white pergola. This stately structure perfectly frames couples as they begin their lives together. At night, the garden comes alive with magical fairy lights. Couples can take wedding portraits on the 25-acre property with mountain views or the grand manor house in the background. Inside, the Grand Ballroom welcomes guests for a seated wedding reception. Large windows let in light all around until the sun sets. These windows are draped in elegant and breezy neutral fabric, adding depth to the surrounding white walls and columns with ornamental gold tops. The polished hardwood floors add grace to the delicate room.

Services Offered

This venue opens its doors for ceremonies and receptions, but also bridal showers, engagement parties, and rehearsal dinners. The staff ensures couples will be well-taken care of on their big day. All-inclusive packages and assistance with event planning takes the stress of the wedding off a couple’s shoulders so that they can enjoy the celebration as a guest. Other services at this mansion property include:

  • Bridal suite
  • Cleanup
  • In-house bar
  • In-house catering
  • Outside vendors
  • Parking
  • Setup
  • Wireless Internet


Full in-house bar service allows couples to choose between a cash and open bar for their wedding reception. Following a champagne toast, bartenders keep glasses and spirits full. Cuisine can be served in the following catering styles for couples:

  • Buffet
  • Cocktail reception
  • Dessert
  • Hors d’oeuvres
  • Outside cake
  • Plated
  • Servers
  • Stations
  • Tastings


This historic mansion was built in 1888 on a tract of land originally known as Dulaney’s Lot, which has history tracing back to 1724. The land was granted to General Otho Williams in the 1780s and upon it he built the Ceresville grist mill, the original Mansion house and a saw mill. Edward Shriner, who bought the property from Williams in 1816, built the Ceresville Mansion in 1888 as a wedding anniversary gift to his wife.

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252 Reviews for Ceresville Mansion

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Married on 09/16/2018

  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

Ceresville Mansion is an amazing wedding venue! We decided to choose Ceresville because of the excellent quality of service, great value for our money and not to mention, the beauty of the mansion. ... Read more Once we decided on this location for our wedding, the event director, Kate, worked with us throughout the year to make sure things were coming into place. She was always responsive to emails and calls and always courteous. She was a delight to work with. We were even given a list of recommended vendors and a suggested timeline to follow while planning. The price was unmatched for the value. Everything was included...catering, linen, tables and wedding day coordination. My wedding day was incredible thanks to the Ceresville team. Phillip coordinated the day making sure everything was in place, all vendors arrived on time and the timeline for the day was followed. I had no worries throughout the event because everything was taken care of. My guests had a blast! They couldn’t stop telling us how wonderful the staff and venue were. I highly recommend this wedding venue! The entire Ceresville team was a dream to work with. My husband and I couldn’t have made a better choice for our big day.


Married on 11/11/2018

  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

Amazing venue

The employees all worked so hard to make my dream wedding come true. I did not have to stress at all the day of the wedding and everything went smoothly. Michelle was a pleasure to work with and the ... Read more venue its self is beautiful.


Married on 11/08/2018

  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

Beautiful venue, inside and out

Ceresville Mansion is a hidden treasure. It's very easy to miss, as it's RIGHT off of a major road, but I'm so glad we found it. All of the staff that helped us coordinate our wedding were able to ... Read more quickly and knowledgeably answer all the questions we had right up to the time we walked down the aisle. The rehearsal was smooth, and the day of was even better. Neither of us had to worry about a thing thanks to the fantastic staff, even with some last-minute changes on our end. Food was provided by the venue, and their entire menu is to die for. We opted for a brunch wedding, with about half of the menu being vegan-friendly (and DELICIOUS!). Could not be happier with choosing Ceresville!

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