Maryland’s Grand Kentlands MansionSparkling crystal chandeliers, ceilings that seem to stretch to the sky, hand carved molding, polished hardwood floors, mahogany paneled rooms, manicured lawns and fragrant gardens create the image for a grand, turn of the century dream. It is a dream that lives in imaginations envisioning such a setting for a wedding, party or even a business meeting. Luckily for those seeking such a 1900s dream, Kentlands Mansion exists on its turn of the century pedestal.

Its elegant and romantic interiors make for an event space that requires very little imagination. The table has been set for a party in a Georgian styled mansion. Like merely needing to bring your toothbrush into a move in ready home, you merely need to bring your guests to this Maryland landmark. Kentlands Mansion does the talking. And if the photographs of this estate don’t twist your arm, here are five reasons why you might want to host your next event at Kentlands Mansion.

Maryland’s Grand Kentlands Mansion

Kentlands Mansion in Maryland

The History

Bland wedding and event locations can create mediocre events in the process. While you can dress up a rented hall with the help of all of the best designers and planners on the planet, the venue often speaks for itself through the added bells and whistles. In the case of Kentlands Mansion, the venue has a history, sprinkling in character to every event. Frederick Tschiffely built the Georgian style mansion in early 1900. It was later sold in the 1940s but today it belongs to the city of Gaithersburg. Kentlands Mansion retains its rich history with interiors that reflect the beauty and grandeur of the turn of the century. The town in which Kentlands Mansion resides also packs in the character. Incorporated in 1878, Gaithersburg respects its heritage by treasuring its landmarks like Kentlands Mansion.

The Location

Maryland’s Grand Kentlands Mansion

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Kentlands Mansion sits in Gaithersburg, Maryland. While the community embodies a small town atmosphere, Gaithersburg is still within easy reach of Washington D.C. In fact, it is considered a major suburb of the nation’s capital. For weddings and other special events, guests can easily find Kentlands Mansion as I-270 is accessible from the landmark home. Kentlands Mansion provides an intimate event location, without making it impossible to reach. Newlyweds, guests and even businesses hosting their corporate events and parties will find a little oasis away from the rest of the world, but not completely cut off from civilization.

The Ins and Outs

Maryland’s Grand Kentlands Mansion
Some venues restrict parties to just indoors or outdoors. As is the case with weather, you want to be able to have that freedom with your event to take things inside or outside. Kentlands Mansion is up to such a task. Most wedding ceremonies at the mansion take place outside on the beautiful grounds. Cocktail hour and dinner usually moves into the striking interiors of the mansion. For corporate events, companies can have their business meetings, team building exercises or even just a holiday party throughout the 2,443 square feet of meeting and banquet space. The landscaped front lawn and side garden coupled with the grand turn of the century rooms of the mansion create versatility for events that not every venue can provide.

The Amenities

Maryland’s Grand Kentlands Mansion

When you are seeking out an event space, you have to pay attention to amenities. If a venue lacks what you need, costs and headaches can quickly add up. To take the stress out of event planning, Kentlands Mansion offers a wealth of amenities included in its rental price. Firstly, guests don’t have to worry about parking costs. Kentlands Mansion offers free parking for its events. For corporate events, companies can stay connected by using the mansion’s complimentary high speed Internet access.

For couples looking for a venue for their wedding or even just the rehearsal dinner, Kentlands Mansion is well suited in the amenity department. Rather than having to arrive to your venue all dolled up for your big day, Kentlands Mansion offers bride and groom dressing rooms where bridal parties can get ready on site. This added bonus eliminates the unnecessary stress many couples have on their wedding days of rushing to get to the church on time. Couples can get ready at a more relaxed pace and make sure everything is going smoothly at their event site in the process. In addition, couples can take advantage of the catering kitchen on site and the provided tables and chairs for events.

The Intimacy

Maryland’s Grand Kentlands Mansion

At Kentlands Mansion, the site can accommodate 150 guests. For seated dinners, the mansion holds 110 guests. As a result, the venue never dwarfs the event, as can be the case with some gatherings. Kentlands Mansion provides that old world intimacy. The size of venue lends a touch of hosting a warm gathering with your nearest and dearest. The capacity helps keep couples looking to get married at the mansion with a wedding size that won’t overwhelm or complicate their special day.

As Kentlands Mansion is a smaller venue location, couples will find a wealth of photo opportunities to tuck away to that in turn will make their wedding album. The balcony at the mansion makes for a classic bride and groom shot, one that seemingly looks like the couple’s majestic home rather than your run of the mill wedding venue. While intimate, Kentlands Mansion also has an expansive lawn where you can snap a shot of all of your guests. There is also a nearby lake where bridal portraits can be taken.

Your Turn…

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