Discover the Elegance of a Ceresville Mansion Wedding in MD

When you’re planning your wedding, you want elegance without all the stress. You need a venue that will go out of its way to do all the work for you so you can simply show up and have your dream day! As a Maryland photographer, I get the chance to get a behind-the-scenes look at some of the best venues in the area. If you are on the search for a refined estate that will do all the heavy lifting, I would love to tell you why a Ceresville Mansion wedding might be the best option for you! 

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About The Ceresville Mansion Wedding Venue

8529 Liberty Rd, Frederick, Maryland 21740

Ceresville Mansion is a European-inspired chateau turned wedding venue that was built in the late 1800s. The land was granted in the 1780s to General Otho Williams. He used the property to construct the Ceresville Grist Mill, a sawmill, and the original mansion home. The house stood proudly until 1816 when Edward Shriner purchased the home as an anniversary gift to his wife and commissioned the construction of the house now known as Ceresville Mansion. Today, the house remains a favorite wedding venue by both publications and couples alike. Over the course of 33 years, it has thrown over 5,000 events. The mansion has won countless awards and recognition for its commitment to throwing some truly spectacular events. Your wedding will be no exception! 

A bride stands with her bridesmaids on a white porch holding their bouquets at the Ceresville Mansion Wedding venue

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Details of the Grounds

No matter the time of year, Ceresville Mansion has the right space for your wedding. For couples wanting an outdoor wedding, you can choose from three locations. The Garden Terrace features a reflection pond near a pergola constructed from Grecian columns. You will exchange your vows in front of the structure, with the ambiance of the water adding to the serene environment. The Riverside Meadow offers a more natural space. This open field has several trees that will serve as the backdrop where you will exchange vows. You will be near your guests and have the ability to create the perfect atmosphere for your ceremony. For couples who would prefer some shade for their outdoor event, you can use the Meadow Pavilion. This open-air space has paved concrete floors and a white cathedral ceiling. 

If you would prefer to have your ceremony indoors, you can use the Grand Ballroom. This dreamy room features high ceilings with a bay window and a bronze-rubbed fireplace. Your event will feel intimate yet refined. 

The Grand Ballroom tends to be the favored spot for receptions. This room will give you plenty of space to mix and mingle until it’s time to head over to the dance floor! All the outdoor spaces can also be used for your reception. The Garden Terrace is tiled to ensure your heels aren’t sinking into the grass. With all three options, you will be able to create a positively magical atmosphere with the right vibes for your dinner. 


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Even More Incredible Ceresville Mansion Wedding Spaces

The interior of the house features several smaller parlors you can use for your cocktail hour. This option gives your guests the chance to explore the historic home and discover all the thoughtful details of the space. The Garden Terrace also works well for this option. Your guests can grab a signature cocktail before getting the chance to explore the grounds.

The Ceresville Mansion has two suites you can use to get ready prior to your wedding ceremony. The bridal suite is equipped with several vanities so you can sit down with your wedding party and put on the finishing touches. The groom’s room has snacks and drinks you can enjoy while you get ready. 

The Grand Ballroom can accommodate up to 150 guests. Outside, the Garden Terrace can hold up to 250 guests, and the Meadow Pavilion can accommodate up to 175 guests.

The mansion is a refined two-story chateau with white paint and a charcoal gray roof. The interior features brass touches, elegant chandeliers, and paint colors that feel true to the home’s era. The reflection pool in the Garden Terrace has lilies, and there is ivy that creeps across the pergola. The Meadow Pavilion has an open field just outside of the structure. 

Details of a bride and her bridesmaids holding their bouquets

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Photography Opportunities

With Ceresville Mansion, you will have your choice of dreamy spots for all of your wedding portraits. The bridal suite features antique mirrors that you can use for your get-ready portraits. Once it’s time to start taking a couple of portraits, you will be able to explore the different features across the rooms as well as the staircase. The front porch gives you a great space to sneak a kiss while showing off the truly impressive manor. The gardens surrounding the home will give you ample spaces for both couple and family portraits. 

A bride and groom smile at each other in the garden at their Ceresville Mansion Wedding

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Newlyweds dance in the lawn with at their Ceresville Mansion Wedding

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Wedding Details

While the Ceresville Mansion is absolutely spectacular, the best thing about Ceresville is the wedding hospitality team. The wedding offers full-service options at no additional cost. Once you book the mansion, you will be connected with their personal planner. These professionals know exactly what it takes to hoist an unforgettable event. They will connect you with their favorite vendors and ensure all the details are ironed out for your day. Once your wedding arrives, you will have a day-of coordinator. They will be there every minute to ensure your wedding runs smoothly. The venue offers in-house catering as well as bartender services. You will have event staff throughout the day to serve food and drinks and get you anything else you might need. The venue will provide you with all the tables, linens, chairs, silverware, and glassware. They offer wedding packages that include DJs, florals, and limo services. 

Details of a Ceresville Mansion Wedding reception table with candles, florals and gold chargers

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Details of a wedding reception table with tall vase of flowers at a Ceresville Mansion Wedding

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Your Wedding Dreams Can Come True At The Ceresville Mansion Wedding Venue

With a Ceresville Mansion wedding, you can have a stress-free event in one of the dreamiest venues around! Be sure to schedule your consultation soon so you can decide if this is the spot for you! 

Once you have your venue picked out, it’s time to start thinking about your photographer. That’s where I come in! I am a Maryland wedding photographer, and I adore working with couples to document every second of their day. I spend time getting to know each of my clients so I can tell a story that celebrates their love. If you’re searching for your wedding photographer, I would love to have a conversation and tell you about my style so you can decide if I’m the person for you. Let’s chat soon!

A view of a set up Ceresville Mansion Wedding reception with a dance floor