Amenities + Details
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$$ – Affordable
Garden, Estate, Historic Venue
We fell in love with the venue and FELT loved by the staff. Natalie was a pleasure to work with leading up to the day of, always responding SO promptly and thoughtfully to my dozens of questions, and Robbie was at least half a dozen steps ahead of me the day of (and I am an UBER-planner, so it takes some doing!) It helped us do the one thing I was 100% convinced we'd be unable to do the day of: sit back, relax, and enjoy our day. The food was spectacular, they were incredibly helpful setting up (despite me DIY-ing a ton of the decor), and the built-in dance floor was a wonderful perk. If I had to do it again it would still be here.
I had an amazing experience with Ceresville! Stephanie was a pleasure to work with for a year of planning. She always had an answer to my questions and if I had a special request, she would go above and beyond to try and make it happen. On the day of the wedding, we worked with Robbie who was equally as helpful, professional, and wanted to make sure you did not have to worry about a thing. Aside from the amazing staff, the venue was gorgeous and the food was amazing! Seriously, try the goat cheese as one of your appetizers. Overall, I highly reccomend this facility for a stress free beautiful wedding!
We really could not have been happier with Ceresville for our 7/9 Sunday morning wedding. From the very first day we met with Ceresville staff, we were treated with respect and all of our questions, no matter how small, were answered. We are a lesbian couple and they were super-supportive of this—it never felt awkward or forced. The cost at first seems high, but compared to what you get in return it was incredibly reasonable. We had a small wedding, with about 60 guests, and instead of forcing us to pay for a minimum number of people, Ceresville gave us a minimum amount we had to hit—so we picked really nice main courses, added a sundae bar, etc, and that got us there. Another thing we liked was the “inclusiveness” of the cost. The price of Ceresville included things like tables, chairs, linens, cake stand, plates and silverware. Other places required you to bring or rent your own of these things—can you imagine having to wash 60+ dishes the night after your wedding?? Or carrying that home in your car? We couldn’t. The expense of these items adds up! On the day of, we never wanted for anything. Before we could express a need, someone from the staff was there offering assistance. All of our personal items were set up while we got ready, with no help needed from either of us. The ceremony was held on site, on the patio, and Ceresville coordinated with our DJ and officiant in an expert manor to make sure things went very smoothly. Our guests couldn’t stop complimenting the beauty of the venue, the taste of the food and the efficiency and kindness of the staff. At the end of the reception, my mother and sister-in-law were impressed because Ceresville had basically already packed up all of our things and the staff carried them to the car for them, so most of our immediate family was on the road only 20 minutes after us! It really couldn’t have been a more perfect day, and if we could give more than five stars to this fantastic venue, and it’s wonderful staff—especially Stephanie, our wedding planner, and Jessica, our day-of coordinator—we totally would. Thank you so much, Ceresville, for a wonderful day for us and our families.
Ceresville mansion was indeed everything I imagined for our wedding. The staff really came through and I really did not have to worry about anything the day of. I worked with Kate and she became like family to me. She was very caring and available during the entire process of planing for our wedding. The food was AMAZING!!! Robbie was my day of coordinator and he did an amazing job!
Ceresville Mansion was the perfect venue for us. We loved everything about it. We worked with Jenni for a year and a half. She was amazing throughout the entire process and helped us plan and coordinate everything. Our April wedding was beautiful and everyone raved about the venue.
I am so happy I decided to get married at the Ceresville Mansion! The venue is absolutely gorgeous, and everyone complimented it! I worked with Stephanie leading up to the wedding, and she was always incredibly helpful and responsive and able to answer all of my questions. Robby, our day of coordinator there, was also amazing at running our rehearsal and helping manage the logistics for that day. Everything ended up running incredibly smoothly and easily- which is what I was most worried about leading up to the wedding. One of the things I loved the most about Ceresville is that they have everything so organized and they help handle everything- they set up everything for the day and helped pack up everything after the wedding. In addition, we were able to use their votives and mirrors for the centerpieces, and while we decided not to use them, they have table numbers that you can use as well!
My wedding at Ceresville Mansion was absolutely perfect! After having a quick and tiny wedding (my husband is military) we were looking to re-do our vows on our first anniversary in front of our family and friends. After some looking we chose Ceresville and could not be happier! We decided on a Sunday wedding one day shy of our first anniversary (silly leap-year!) and Stephanie put a soft hold on our date before we even put down a deposit, since she knew it was special to us. Stephanie was amazing to work with, answering every email promptly and meeting with us whenever we needed. We moved to Texas three weeks before the wedding and I was not stressed at all knowing Stephanie had everything taken care of and was just an email away. I had a lot of dietary restrictions (including myself!) ranging from nut allergies to gluten free to vegans and the chef was able to easily accommodate everyone without blinking an eye! The wedding day itself went off without a hitch! It seriously was flawless. Every time I went to Robbie with a question or concern, it was already taken care of! Many people have said they've never seen a wedding go so flawlessly. All of the staff was super attentive (especially my bridal stalker) and I could not be more grateful! Ceresville Mansion is not only a beautiful place to hold a wedding, but a place you know you'll be in great hands!
I cannot even begin to express how grateful I am to Ceresville. Their staff, specifically Natalie and Robbie, were on top of their game both on the day of the wedding and well beforehand. Every minuscule question could easily be answered in a timely email from Natalie, who always kept an upbeat attitude. On the day of, Robbie constantly kept me in the loop with what was going on and never got flustered with last minute details or changes. The entire staff did such a wonderful job of decorating the venue, and according to my mom, clean up was a breeze. When we unexpectedly had a lower guest count Natalie helped us hit the catering minimum by adding fun items such as chocolate covered strawberries and mimosas. I am forever grateful for her insights and advice through the entire planning process. My guests were truly amazed with how beautiful the venue was, how seamlessly the entire day flowed together, and how fun the day was. I constantly received compliments about the decor and the staff's professionalism. Thank you all so much for everything you did! BEST. DAY. EVER. :)
Ceresville was amazing from start to finish. Stephanie was who we met first when we scheduled our tour and she was with us from start to finish. She is what really sold us on the Mansion. Our day of coordinator was Robbie and he made sure everything went seamless. The venue was gorgeous and people raved about the food. I really could not have asked for better!
I cannot say enough good things about Ceresville. I worked with Jenni for the past year to plan my fairy tale wedding and she was extraordinary to work with. Like most Brides I wanted my wedding to be perfect. I would call Jenni on a very regular basis to get her opinions or to have her send me pictures of random things around the mansion. It was important to me that I paid attention to all of the little details and to ensure that everything would match and look picture perfect! Whether I wanted to see plates, tablecloths, napkins or cake stands, Jenni was more than happy to personally get a picture and send it my way. Having planned weddings for years, Jenni was a great resource for information and guidance! Jenni made me feel like I was the only bride planning a wedding that year! I felt valued, appreciated and like she genuinely cared about me. Hands down my wedding day was a success because of the hard work and dedication that Jenni offered to me throughout the year. On the day of my wedding, we worked with Robby and he was just as great. I showed up with my bridesmaids and he welcomed us with a glass of champagne and a warm hug hello! After settling in I realized I had forgotten to brush my teeth!! Eeek! No problem, Robby opens a drawer and hands me a packet of toothbrushes! I cannot count the times he rescued me that evening! From searching for my lost garter, to helping to set up the mansion with my countless knickknacks, to locating the lost petals for the flower girl baskets, he put out one flame after the other, with a smile on his face, ensuring my day went smooth and was everything that I had envisioned. He was my behind the scenes lifesaver! My husband says that if Robby ever leaves his career at Ceresville, we will be snagging him to work with us! He is one of the hardest working guys, who handle’s high pressure situations better than anyone we have ever met. Ceresville Mansion exceeded my wildest expectations. I truly enjoyed working with them and highly recommend them for any function that you may be planning!
What a magical experienceReviewed on 9/18/2015 Michelle K
From the moment that my husband and I walked into Ceresville Mansion, we thought it was The One. It was so elegant and had the classic, traditional feel for which we were looking. We waited with bated breath, though, because we'd had this feeling before and then found some unrectifiable detail...and then we saw the ceremony site. The amazing details of the reflecting pool, lily pads, and greenery made me swoon! Stephanie, our event coordinator, could not have been more pleasant to work with. She was open to our suggestions and enthusiastic. On the night of our rehearsal dinner, we handed over our labors of love- decorations, favors, etc- and felt comfortable that the staff would handle everything perfectly. Our day-of coordinator, as well as the woman who attended to our (me and my husband) every need were extremely attentive. Our wedding was a dream. And I keep getting comments from guests that the food was the best they'd ever had at a wedding! We added a lot of stations to the cocktail hour, but I think the biggest hit was the crepe station that we added to the dessert course. I didn't get to try them but they looked awesome!
Great experienceReviewed on 9/07/2015 Ricardee P
I had a pretty great experience here. This location was all inclusive and the food was amazing. Throughout the process, creseville really worked hard to accommodate our needs. Thank you so much!
Wow! I can't say enough good things about Ceresville. They made our wedding perfect. From day one they were willing to do whatever we wanted for our big day. We had a brunch wedding, but weren't a huge fan of the package hors d'oeuvres, so we were able to customize and do ones that were more brunch-y. They took care of putting out all of the decorations and made sure that we had everything we needed that day. We didn't have to worry about anything! Having their "bridal attendant" around let my bridesmaids enjoy their day instead of having to follow me around. I would recommend Ceresville in a HEARTBEAT!
Perfect Venue!Reviewed on 11/02/2014 Mary H
Ceresville Mansion was and is everything that we could ever ask for. The venue, and those who work there and helped made our wedding what it was is like butter to our bread. First off - we want to give Jenni a huge kudos for EVERYTHING. As an out of town bride, you can imagine how stressful planning a wedding could be. Nope. Jenni made the planning process absolutely stress free. Whether it be conducting meetings over FaceTime, or corresponding through email, Jenni was there for us from beginning to end. Second - the venue itself is beautiful, and perfect in every way. All of our guests couldnt stop talking about how breathtaking and amazing the venue looked. Also, the food prepared was beyond our expectations, and we couldnt have been more happy with our meal and appetizer choices, and how they came out. The staff at Ceresville Mansion highly succeeded our expectations and they truly made our wedding that much more special. They made sure everyone was taken care of, happy, and stress-free. Also, when it came to setting up for the ceremony and reception, everything was set up perfect and how we imagined it would be. We are so happy that we chose this venue as our wedding destination and would recommend Ceresville to anyone in the area, or out of town! Thank you!
Wedding of My dreamsReviewed on 10/27/2014 Ana D
Ceresville surpassed my expectations. They were on top of everything since the very beginning and helped me stay on track. Service is amazing, the food is to die for, and the venue is absolutely gorgeous. I was able to show up at my wedding and really enjoy it with no worries at all. Loved Ceresville!
Beautiful Venue with Amazing StaffReviewed on 10/27/2014 Lynsey E
I couldn't believe how awesome the staff was for my big day! Very helpful, hardworking, and efficient. I didn't have to worry about a thing because they were so organized and kept a smooth flow. The venue is gorgeous for an outdoor ceremony and photography. The owner is also the cook and the food is amazing! If you want a venue/catering combo where you don't have to stress over a thing (the wedding coordinators made planning super easy!), this is a no brainer!
Best wedding imaginableReviewed on 6/29/2014 Peter P
When I was 16 I came to Ceresville for a wedding ceremony (did not stay for reception) and ever since then this venue always stuck out in my mind. I did not know the name of the venue I just remembered the beautiful pergola, reflecting pool, & atmosphere. Ever since then I wanted an outdoor wedding. When it was time to look for venues I searched and search then I asked my mom if she had remembered this particular venue. She remembered the location and looked it up and sure it enough it was the venue I had remembered. The next morning we called and set an appointment to check the venue. They were very helpful with everything. If you are military I would strongly suggest this venue. They have a great military rate. Since day one they have been so helpful. Jessica was amazing to work with, she always responded in a timely manner & made me feel comfortable asking her anything & everything! I strongly advise going to a tasting so that you can get an idea of the different & delicious food they offer. I needed a vegetarian option & they were more than happy to make the vegetarian option for the night of the tasting. The food is amazing so if you aren't able to make it to a tasting have no worries the food will be great. --The tasting night also gives one an idea of how an event will be set up. Ceresville is a very organized & helpful venue. They made wedding planning a breeze. Rehearsal could not have gone any better. It was very stress free thanks to Jennifer! Jennifer made the rehearsal & our wedding day as stress free as could be. It is nice they have an option for rain & they also let you have the choice to have it indoor or outdoor depending on the weather. It almost rained during our ceremony but we wanted to have it outside rain or shine! (there would be seats for people inside) I am beyond happy with how our wedding went & everything Ceresville in preparation for it. They made our wedding more beautiful & enjoyable than I could imagine. (We had about 100 guests)
Gorgeous Venue, Flawless StaffReviewed on 6/27/2014 Sarah D
From start to finish, Ceresville Mansion served as a fantastic venue. We worked mainly with Jenni, who is incredibly experienced in wedding planning and knows Ceresville inside and out. She put us completely at ease through the whole process. Melissa, our day-of coordinator was equally calm and collected. She was incredibly organized and made all of our family members feel comfortable during the rehearsal and the day of. In addition to being a gorgeous venue, especially for outdoor weddings, the whole staff was incredibly professional and I cannot not think of a single thing that went wrong.
Dream WeddingReviewed on 10/04/2013 Kerry G
I don't even know where to begin in praising Ceresville Mansion for how beautiful of a venue it is, how wonderful all of its staff members are, and for how incredible the food was. I found Ceresville in a search on this site and was immediately struck by all of the fantastic reviews it received. From the moment we arrived at the Mansion last September to tour it, I have had nothing but wonderful experiences. We were immediately greeted by Chef Tom, and were directed to where we were to meet our wedding coordinator Jess. We knew at that initial meeting that we were going to have our wedding there. We had toured countless other venues, and no other place quite compared to Ceresville with the quality of service received for the cost, the warmth and sincere personal interest the staff seem to take for your wedding, and for how beautiful the venue is. Throughout the entire planning process, I was in constant contact with my coordinator Jess. She always returned emails within a few hours (literally!) and was always more than willing to go above and beyond to help me in my planning (e.g., she emailed me photos of the votive candles that the Mansion supplies so that I could compare them to what my florist was considering on bringing). I also was in contact with Jess on several occasions to alter our initial contract, and all of the changes were accommodated with no issue! For example, we requested to move our ceremony time up by half an hour so that we would have more daylight for photos, we requested to extend the open bar for an extra hour but not do the super premium bar package that automatically comes with the Saturday evening wedding package, we requested a bowl of crab dip to be provided to the wedding party at the beginning of cocktail hour so that we could eat some before we went outside for photos, and we requested to be allowed early access (3.5 hours early) to the Mansion so that my bridesmaids and I could get hair and makeup done there. On the day of the rehearsal, I met my day-of wedding coordinator Jen, who ensured that we were where we supposed to be at all times. She was absolutely wonderful!! Finally, on the wedding day itself, I can say with utmost confidence that EVERY single staff member at the Mansion helped to ensure that I had the fairy tale wedding of my dreams. Whenever I needed something (a drink, help with re-bustling my train on my dress), there was a staff member within earshot to assist. They even helped my Maid of Honor and parents pack up our car so that when we left for the night all of our stuff was already in the car and ready to go. I would 100 percent recommend this venue to any bride who wants to have a minimal stress wedding planning experience. I could not imagine having my wedding anywhere else, and can only hope that I have some other large event or party to host in the future that I can have at the Mansion because it was truly that wonderful!!
Beautiful VenueReviewed on 9/25/2013 Kirsten K
I fell in love with Ceresville from the first time I visited and I didn't even look at other venues. They have great service and take care of every detail. It was pricey and I wish I had more time there on my wedding day.
Breathtaking Venue, Exceptional Service!!Reviewed on 9/08/2013 Genevieve
The first time I saw the mansion I knew I was in love! It is just BREATHTAKING! All of the rooms were just gorgeous and when I saw the pergola and fountain on the terrace, I was completely SOLD. If you are looking for a lovely, romantic, PERFECT venue, this is the ONE! The staff at Ceresville were so accommodating and helpful with all the planning and preparations! Jenni, my coordinator blew me away at how fast she always responded to my emails, even when I'd have about 50 million questions! They seriously go above and beyond for their brides over there. I don't have a single regret with choosing Ceresville for our big day. Everyone that was there to make sure our day went off without a hitch! I can't thank you guys enough!!
October BlissReviewed on 7/15/2013 Ayanna S
Our wedding was in early October and the event turned out to be more than I could have ever imagined. The weather was awesome so we still were able to have the outdoor wedding we planned even though the venue is ready for any last minute weather back up plans. I didn’t even use a wedding planner because with Alison Lynn's help I was able to plan every detail to a T. and every step was executed perfectly the day of. The food was excellent, the service was amazing and everyone enjoyed themselves young and old. My husband was military then so we used the military package which was everything anyone could need as far as value is concerned. Not to mention Frederick was a world away from our hometown in Baltimore city, so the weekend turned in to our own local "destination" wedding per say. Our guests took advantage of the small town amenities, and tourism and 2 years later it’s still an event my friends and family rave about.
Excellent wedding venue!!Reviewed on 7/15/2013 Mengran X
The Ceresville Mansion is a very elegant wedding venue, and their staff are very very professional. Because we live out of state, we had to organize our wedding at a long distance. Our event coordinator Stephanie was really helpful and efficient in helping us organize the wedding. The food there was great, the outdoor ceremony location is very beautiful (especially in summer). Everybody had a great night there. BTW, their suggested vendors are also very good.
Wedding of my dreams!Reviewed on 6/21/2013 Judy B
As soon as we got engaged, my fiance and I loved Ceresville. The location is gorgeous, the food is amazing, and the staff would be hard to beat. Our guests LOVED it, because there was plenty of room to roam and mingle, and their non-professional pictures were stunning simply because the grounds are impeccable. Having the upstairs retreat area for the bridal party was actually more important that I had expected - it's amazing how tired and overwhelmed you can become and the space to catch your breath is a welcome relief. There were a few miscommunications about a few details on the day of, but they were minor and easily rectified. The "bridal stalker" was really quite helpful. I would also highly recommend taking Ceresville's advice about other vendors, as they really are partners rather than just vendors.
Ceresville Mansion is the complete packageReviewed on 6/19/2013 Claudia P
I got married at Ceresville Mansion on Friday and it completely exceeded my expectations! I couldn't be happier with the venue I selected to host the most important day of my life thus far. Originally, since I am from Baltimore, I had settled on a venue in my mind years before even becoming engaged. My husband and I decided to scope out some other options though. Venue visit after venue visit, we kept coming back to the idea of Ceresville Mansion because it was so beautiful and the staff was fantastic. Since I recently graduated with a degree in Historic Preservation, the historic home really appealed to my senses. The food was incredible and guests have not stopped raving about the experience as a whole. I cannot say how grateful we are to the staff who completely made us feel at ease and removed all stresses of the day. Just before the wedding was to begin, it was discovered that there was the issue of a missing wedding cake! When the bakery was less than helpful in resolving the issue, Ceresville stepped in and ensured we had a beautiful, delicious cake. Although I am sure I am missing some praise, I cannot thank the staff enough for a beautiful venue, and wonderful time. Ceresville Mansion is perfect and should be considered by any couple seeking to have a ceremony and reception that is beyond anything you could possibly imagine