Historic Oakland 5430 Vantage Point Rd • Columbia • MD 21044


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • Built in 1811, the graceful mansion is truly a part of Maryland's history. And although it's secluded in a beautiful, wooded setting, the venue is in the heart of Columbia, just off major highways!
  • Three levels of entertaining space means you've got loads of great options. The main attraction is the home's Ballroom, with its glittering chandeliers and glass doors that open onto an attached veranda. Throughout the rest of the mansion, you'll find more intimate spaces—a Library, Gathering Room, Foyer, and more—that may be used in any way you choose.
  • The mansion makes a photogenic backdrop for an outdoor ceremony, as you exchange vows at the top of the stairs leading up to the grand front porch while guests look on from the sweeping lawn below. Or, say "I do" in the utterly romantic Bishop's Garden, followed by a tented reception on the mansion's back patio.


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VIRTUAL TOURS AVAILABLE! Contact this venue today to set up your own personal Facetime site tour with a member of the staff from the comfort and safety of home!

Summer Deal!
Book the Tent Package and experience the charm of our Manor House and picturesque grounds at a discounted price! This $8,500 package includes:

  • Spacious tent accommodations
  • Access to the Manor House and grounds
  • 8-hour venue use
  • Up to 180 guests

PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $200–5,850/event
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Day of week
    • Time of day
    • Space reserved
    • Event duration
  • The rental fee includes:

    • Private lounge for getting ready
    • 1-hour ceremony rehearsal
    • Reception tables & chairs, plus setup
    • Décor setup assistance with linens, centerpieces, favors, programs, and more
    • On-site facility assistant
    • In-house sound system in the Ballroom & Foyer
    • Commercial warming kitchen, ice machine, and on-site parking


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 80 180
Cocktails, etc. Standing 180 180
Reception Seated 80 180
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 180.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Elopement Packages
  • Small Wedding
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • Late Night
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly

Essential Info


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Amplified Music

Some restrictions

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Year-round, daily, 9am–midnight. The backyard tent is available March–November.

Music must end by 10pm on Sundays and 11pm on Fridays and Saturdays.

Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall / Events Facility
  • Historic / Landmark Building
  • Mansion
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace
  • Garden

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Forest / Woods
  • Garden
  • Landscaped Grounds


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