ANTRIM 1844, 30 Trevanion Road, Taneytown, (800) 858-1844. 19th-century plantation. Contact: Dorothy Mollett. Reservations accepted up to 18 months in advance. Accommodates 175 seated, 225 standing indoors. Tents available for outside events. Available daily. Cost varies. Basic rental ranges from $750 to $1,750. Catering and tent rental extra. house catering only.
BABE RUTH BIRTHPLACE AND BALTIMORE ORIOLES MUSEUM, 216 Emory St., (410) 727-1539. Memorabilia-filled sports museum. Contact: Helen Campbell. Reserve one month in advance. Accommodates 50 seated, 125 people standing. Available evenings only. Cost: $400. Approved caterer only.
B&O; RAILROAD MUSEUM, 901 W. Pratt St., (410) 752-2463. The birthplace of American railroading. Contact: Stacey Eagan. Reserve early. Accommodates up to 700 seated, 2,200 standing. Available daily after 5 p.m. List of approved caterers available. Cost for basic rental: $2,100 for the first 200 guests, $6 per person over 200. Basic rental includes security, on-premises staffing and secure parking for 240 cars.
BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART, Art Museum Drive, (410) 396-6078. Contact: Denise Harper. Reserve three to six months in advance. Accommodates 60 to 520 seated, 125 to 800 standing, depending on areas used. Available 8:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. Mondays and Tuesdays, 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Wednesdays to Fridays, 7 p.m. until 1 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays. List of suggested caterers available, others subject to museum's approval. Cost: $1,700 to $5,000 and up.
BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF INDUSTRY, 1415 Key Highway, (410) 727-4808. A showcase for industrial work settings. Contact: Kim Anderson. Reserve one month in advance. Accommodates 250 seated, 500 standing. Available every day from 6 p.m. to midnight except Wednesdays. Caterers subject to approval. Cost: $500 for four hours, plus $2.50 per person. Deck and grounds may be rented for an additional $150. No smoking inside.
THE BALTIMORE ROWING AND WATER RESOURCE CENTER, 3301 Waterview Ave., (410) 396-3838. Situated on the Patapsco River. Contact: Thayer Robinson. Reserve six months in advance. Accommodates 100 seated, 250 standing. Available evenings and Saturdays. Caterers must provide their own insurance. Cost: $600 for eight hours.
BILTMORE SUITES, 205 W. Madison St., (410) 728-6550. Victorian mansion decorated with antiques. Contact: Romana Franklin. Reserve at least 60 days in advance. Accommodates up to 25 seated, depending on the season, up to 100 standing. In-house catering available. Cost: $500. List of approved caterers available.
BLUE HERON CENTER, Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Road, Annapolis, (410) 222-1777. Indoor facility at Anne Arundel County park overlooks Victorian-style formal gardens. Contact: Mary Northam. Reservations taken up to one year in advance. Accommodates 150 seated, 220 standing. Available daily, except Tuesdays, until midnight. Cost varies. In-house catering only.
BOWLING BROOK COUNTRY INN, 6000 Middleburg Road, Middleburg, (410) 876-2893. Nineteenth-century manor house. Contact: David Welsh at Westminster Inn. Reserve as soon as possible. Accommodates 200 (more outdoors with the use of tents). No facility fee with use of Westminster Inn Caterers. Cost: approximately $20 per person and up.
CARROLL COUNTY FARM MUSEUM, 500 S. Center St., Westminster, (410) 848-7775. More than 140 acres with 19th-century gardens. Contact: Dottie Freeman. Reserve three months in advance. Accommodates 100 under a covered pavilion. Cost: $75 for pavilion rental and $3 per adult, $2 for 7- to 18-year-olds and those over 60. No charge for those under 6. Music and caterers subject to museum's approval. Alcohol prohibited.
CERESVILLE MANSION, 8529 Liberty Road, Frederick, (301) 694-5111. Victorian mansion surrounded by elegant gardens. Contact: Olivia Heabey. Reserve as soon as possible. Accommodates 200 seated, 250 buffet style. Available daily. Cost: $40 per person and up. In-house catering only.
CLARION INN-PIER 5, 711 Eastern Ave., (410) 783-5553. Expansive view of the Inner Harbor. Contact: Magdy Mishraky. Reserve as soon as possible. The Skipjack Room accommodates 50-150; Pier 5 Restaurant accommodates up to 300; and the Ballroom accommodates up to 200. Available daily. Cost: approximately $23 to $49 per person. In-house catering only.
DANIELLE'S BLUECREST, 401 Reisterstown Road, (410) 486-2100. Banquet hall with two rooms, the Ballroom and the Orchid Room. Contact: Danielle Mosse. Accommodates up to 700 seated, up to 1,200 standing. Available every day. Kosher menus are available. Cost: lunch from $18 to $25 per person, dinner from $20 to $30.
EVERGREEN HOUSE, 4545 N. Charles St., (410) 516-0341. Authentic 1870s carriage house on 26 acres. Contact: Jane Katz. Reserve as soon as possible. Available daily. Accommodates 80 guests in the theater; up to 240 standing in the Carriage House. Cost: $1,800 for the theater; $1,500 for the house; $600 additional charge for garden use. Caterers and tent suppliers must be approved. No smoking.
GENEVA FARM GOLF CLUB, 217 Davis Road, Bel Air, (410) 879-3505. A century-old former barn renovated in 1990. Contact: Francis Pieper at Harford Caterers. Reserve up to six months in advance. Accommodates 200 people seated with dancing, 325 standing. Available every day. Packages start at $27.95 per person. Catering by Harford Caterers.
GEORGE PEABODY LIBRARY, 17 E. Mount Vernon Place, (410) 659-8197. Marble-floored reception hall beneath five tiers of balconies. Contact: Elizabeth Whitner. Accommodates 240 seated, 190 seated with dancing, and up to 400 standing. Available Mondays to Fridays after 5 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays. Reserve as early as possible. Cost: $1,700 to $1,900 for 4 1/2-hour event. No smoking. Approved caterers only.
GLENELG COUNTRY SCHOOL, 12793 Folly Quarter Road, Glenelg, (410) 531-2229. Historic manor house with formal boxwood gardens. Contact: John Varner. Reserve as soon as possible. Accommodates 125 seated, 150 standing. Available Fridays to Sundays. Cost: $825.
GOVERNMENT HOUSE, 1125-1129 N. Calvert St., (410) 539-0566. Turn-of-the-century Victorian mansion. Contact: Mariana Palacios. Accommodates 50 seated, 100 standing. Cost: for a maximum of four hours. Reserve one month in advance. Available seven days a week until midnight. No smoking or dancing. Catering available.
GREAT BLACKS IN WAX MUSEUM, 1601-03 E. North Ave., (410) 563-6415. Black-history showcase. Contact: Liz Byrd. Reserve as soon as possible. Accommodates 150 seated with tables, 200 seated with chairs alone; 250 standing. Cost: $250, plus $1 per person for four hours. Tours may be included in the package, in which case admission prices will be lowered 20 percent.
GREAT ROOM AT SAVAGE MILL, 8600 Foundry St., Savage, (410) 792-4444. Contact: Margaret Brown at Classic Catering People. A historic, recycled textile mill. Accommodates 200 to 250 seated with dancing, 400 standing. Available daily. Cost $1,200. Exclusive caterer: Classic Catering People. No smoking.
GREY ROCK MANSION, 400 Grey Rock Road, (410) 484-4554. Eighteenth-century English manor house and gardens. Reserve as soon as possible. Accommodates 150 for sit-down dinner, 175 for cocktail reception, 225 with rented tent. Available daily. 1 a.m. curfew. Catering by Valley Caterers of Worthington. Cost varies.
HAMMOND-HARWOOD HOUSE, 19 Maryland Ave., Annapolis, (410) 269-1714. National Historic Landmark built in 1774. Contact: Melissa Mansur. Accommodates up to 75 standing or 24-40 seated inside, up to 125 inside and outside in summer when the garden is usable. Available after 5 p.m. Acoustic music only. Cost varies. Approximately $600 for four hours.
HAMPTON MANSION TEA ROOM TERRACE, 535 Hampton Lane, Towson, (410) 583-7401. Eighteenth-century mansion. Contact: Yvonne Barber. Reserve six to seven months in advance. Accommodates up to 100 seated, 150 standing on the terrace. Available 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays to Sundays. Closed Jan. 15 to the first Tuesday in March. In-house catering only. Cost based on tent rental and catering.
HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF CARROLL COUNTY, 210 E. Main St., Westminster, (410) 848-6494. Receptions take place in the auditorium. Contact: Susan Barbera. Reserve as early as possible. Accommodates 65 seated, 110 standing. Music and caterers subject to museum's approval. Cost: $200 plus security deposit. Additional cost for security.
HISTORIC INNS OF ANNAPOLIS, 16 Church Circle, Annapolis, (410) 263-2641. Contact: Marie Baehr. Reserve as soon as possible. Historic Inns of Annapolis has two inns available for receptions: the Governor Calvert House and the Maryland Inn. The Governor Calvert House, at 58 State Circle, accommodates 160 seated, up to 300 standing. The Maryland Inn, at 16 Church Circle, accommodates 60 seated, 125 standing. Both are available daily. The Governor Calvert House has an 11 p.m. curfew, the Maryland Inn, 1 a.m. Both have in-house catering only. Custom menus are available, and there is the option of choosing menus from the Treaty of Paris Restaurant. Both choices cost from $39 to $49 per person.
KROMAH GALLERY CATERERS, Baltimore Grand, 401 W. Fayette St., (410) 385-4100. Early 19th-century architecture, with cathedral ceiling, stained-glass windows, chandeliers, two ballrooms and a bridal suite. Contact: Gail Kromah. Reserve six months to a year in advance. Available seven days a week. The Grand Ballroom accommodates 450 seated with dancing, 750 standing. A smaller room accommodates 280 seated, 580 standing. Cost: $1,500 and up. In-house catering only. No smoking. Secure parking available.
KURTZ PLEASURE BEACH, 2070 Kurtz Ave., Pasadena, (410) 255-1280. Casual setting overlooking the Chesapeake Bay. Contact: Bonnie Kurtz. Reserve as soon as possible. Available day or night year-round. Accommodates 260 seated, 400 standing. Cost: $15-$25 per person, plus $300 hall rental fee. In-house catering only.
LA FONTAINE BLEU, 7514 S. Ritchie Highway, Glen Burnie, (410) 760-4115, and 3120 Erdman Ave., Baltimore, (410) 675-6090. Space can be customized. Reserve as soon as possible. Available daily. Accommodates up to 1,000 seated, 1,500 standing. Cost varies by location, starting at $22 per person. In-house catering only.
LIRIODENDRON, 502 W. Gordon St., Bel Air, (410) 879-4424. Late 19th-century mansion graced by liriodendron (tulip poplar) trees. Contact: Shelley Dolan. Reserve as soon as possible. Accommodates 100 seated, 150 standing May to September, 100 seated indoors October to March. Cost: $800 for a 6 1/2-hour booking, which is a four-hour reception time. A $200 security deposit is required to reserve the date.
LONDON TOWN PUBLIK HOUSE AND GARDENS, 839 Londontown Road, Edgewater, (410) 222-1919. Eight acres of woodland gardens surround the Publik House tavern. Contact: Pat Henry. Reservations are taken up to one year in advance. Accommodates up to 175. Available mid-April through mid-October. Preferred catering list available. Cost varies; four-hour rental begins at $700. Tent available.
MARTIN'S CATERERS, eight locations throughout the Baltimore-Washington area, (410) 944-9433. Lavishly appointed ballrooms. Reserve as soon as possible. Accommodates 50 to 1,500. Cost varies. Available daily. In-house catering only.
MARYVALE, 11300 Falls Road, (410) 252-3528. English-style castle built in 1917. Contact: Sister Mary. Accommodates 100 seated or standing May to October, 42-60 seated, 75 standing November to April. Available weekends only during the school year; daily during the summer. 8 p.m. curfew in spring, summer and fall, 6 p.m. curfew in winter. Cost varies. No smoking in the building. Limited dancing. Approved caterer only. Tents can be rented for the grounds.
MOUNT CLARE STABLE, Carroll Park, Washington Boulevard and South Monroe Street, one mile west of Oriole Park at Camden Yards, (410) 837-3262. Spacious turn-of-the-century carriage house is part of Baltimore's oldest residence. Contact: Joan Feldman. Reserve as early as possible. Accommodates 100 seated, 150 standing. Available daily. Midnight curfew. Approved caterer only. Cost: $600 Fridays to Sundays. Call for weekday rates.
NATIONAL AQUARIUM IN BALTIMORE, Pier 3, Pratt Street, (410) 576-3834. Contact: Anne Berman. Reserve as early as possible. The Main Aquarium Building on Pier 3 accommodates 100 seated, 800 to 1,000 standing. Cost: $1,800 for the first 100 people, $8 for each additional person. The Marine Mammal Pavilion on Pier 4 accommodates 300 seated, 600 standing. Cost: $2,000 for the first 200 people, $6 for each additional person. The Knott Harbor View Room, in the main building, accommodates 100 seated, 135 standing. Cost: $1,000 for three hours, $200 for each additional hour. Piers outside may also be rented separately for $1,000 each. Availability varies. Must select from a list of approved caterers. No amplified music indoors. Dance area limited. 11 p.m. curfew inside.
OAKLAND, 5430 Vantage Point Road, Columbia, (410) 730-4801. Late-Federalist mansion. Reserve up to two years in advance. Accommodates 200. Available 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Mondays to Thursdays, 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. Fridays to Sundays. Cost varies for a seven-hour rental, four-hour reception. In-house catering available or you may choose from list of approved caterers.
ORIOLE PARK AT CAMDEN YARDS, B&O; Warehouse, (410) 332-4633. Great views of the ballpark and the Inner Harbor. Contact: Denise DeMasters. The Camden Club, on the seventh floor of the warehouse, accommodates 220 seated, 350 standing. Cost: $5 per person for nonmembers, $2.50 for members. The Camden Club banquet room on the sixth floor accommodates 100 to 400 seated, 600 standing. Cost is based on catering. In-house catering only. Contract and security deposit required. During baseball season, available on nongame days only; daily all other times.
OVERHILL'S MANSION, 916 S. Rolling Road, Catonsville, (410) 744-0040. Victorian mansion on 30 wooded acres. Contact: White House Caterers. Accommodates 200 seated with dancing. Available every day. Cost for hall: $500 Fridays and Sundays for a four-hour reception, $800 Saturdays. Catering, which is extra, is by White House Caterers only.
OVERLEA CATERERS, 6809 Belair Road, (410) 668-6060. Three banquet rooms are available for rental. Reserve as soon as possible. Accommodates 300 seated, 400 standing. Available daily. Cost varies. In-house catering only.
STONE MANOR COUNTRY CLUB, 5820 Carroll Boyer Road, Middletown, (301) 473-5454. Stone manor house on 114 acres of farmland in Frederick County. Contact: Judith Harne. Available Tuesdays to Sundays, day or evening. Reservations accepted up to one year in advance. Accommodates 100 seated, 70 buffet style, 130 standing. Cost: $1,200 facility fee for evenings, $600 for a daytime event. In-house catering only, about $25 per person. $500 security deposit required to reserve date. No smoking.
THE PAVILION AT THE WALTERS ART GALLERY, 600 N. Charles St., (410) 356-1666. Elegant restaurant inside the Walters Art Gallery. Contact: Classic Catering People. Accommodates 135 seated, 175 standing. Available Tuesdays to Sundays after museum hours and all-day on Mondays. Cost varies. No smoking. Exclusive caterer: Classic Catering People.
3100 ELM, 3100 Elm Ave., (410) 889-3288. Originally a stable, 3100 Elm is now a contemporary loft featuring wooden beams, original and vintage art, and surrounding gardens. Contact: Sharon Price. Available daily. Accommodates 80 seated, 175 standing. Cost: $750 for up to 50 guests, $2 per person for more than 50. Additional fee for dancing. Caterers must be licensed and insured.
TRUFFLES AT THE BELVEDERE, 1 E. Chase St., (410) 332-1000. The Belvedere, a former landmark hotel, was built in 1903. Reserve as early as possible. Available year-round. Accommodates 60 seated with dancing in the Palm Room; 220 seated with dancing, 500 standing in the Charles Room; 310 seated with dancing in the Grand Ballroom; 150 seated with dancing in the Platinum Room. Up to 900 standing when using both the Grand and Platinum rooms. Cost: $47 per person and up. Truffles is exclusive caterer.
UNION MILLS HOMESTEAD, Route 97, Union Mills, (410) 848-2288. Twenty-three room structure built in 1797. Contact: Esther Shriver. Reserve three months in advance. Accommodates 150 seated in a rustic building and an unlimited number on the grounds outside. Available May to October until dusk. Cost: $200 donation for use of grounds, $200 additional for the building. A tent is also available.
WARD CENTER FOR THE ARTS, 11152 Falls Road, Brooklandville, (410) 821-3043. Contemporary building on the grounds of the St. Paul's School and St. Paul's School for Girls. Contact: Ellen Spicer. Available during the school year Mondays to Fridays after 5 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays all day year-round. Available daily in August. Accommodates 60 seated and 185 standing in the Gallery, and 250 seated and 400 standing in the Gallery and Dining Hall. Cost: $900-$1,600. $500 reservation deposit.
WAVERLY, 2335 Marriottsville Road, Marriottsville, (410) 313-5400. Eighteenth-century house listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Contact: Virginia Leache. Reserve six months to a year in advance. Accommodates 150 inside for a buffet-style reception, an unlimited number outside with a tent. Available year-round. Cost varies. List of approved caterers available.
WESTMINSTER HALL, Fayette and Greene streets, (410) 706-2072. Former church with a Gothic exterior. Edgar Allan Poe is buried on the grounds. Contact: Mary Jo Rodney at the University of Maryland. Reserve as early as possible. Accommodates 250. Available year-round. Catering by approved firms only. Cost: $850 and up.
WESTMINSTER INN, 5 S. Center St., Westminster, (410) 876-2893. Built as a schoolhouse in 1899. Contact: David Welsh. Reserve as soon as possible. Open year-round. Accommodates 250 seated, 300 standing. Exclusive caterers: Westminster Inn Caterers. No facility fee. Cost: approximately $20 per person and up.
WILLIAM PACA HOUSE, 186 Prince George St., Annapolis, (410) 263-5553. Thirty-seven room mansion. Contact: Lillian Duden. Reserve as early as possible. Seasonal availability. Accommodates 40 indoors, 150 outdoors. Cost: $2,000 on Saturdays. Call for weekday rates. Caterers must be licensed and insured. Champagne, wine and beer only.