GREAT BLACKS IN WAX MUSEUM, 1601 E. North Ave., 563-6415. Contact: Liz Byrd. Reserve two weeks in advance. Accommodates 150 seated with tables, 200 seated with chairs alone; 250 standing. Cost: $250 for four hours, plus $1 per person. Tours may be included in the package, in which case admission prices will be lowered 20 percent.
The Alverta Cason Room, where receptions take place, is decorated with African carved wooden panels. A feature in the tour package is the Maryland Room, which is filled with statues of famous black Marylanders.
GREY ROCK MANSION, 8901 Reisterstown Road, 833-9500. Reserve two months to one year in advance. Accommodates 150 for seated dinner, 175 for cocktail reception. Available daily. 1 a.m. curfew. Catering by Valley Caterers of Worthington only. Cost varies.
This 18th century English manor house, situated on the former estate of John Eager Howard, features a walnut-paneled library, a terrace room, a dining room and a grand ballroom.
The Grey Rock gardens are a lovely setting for outdoor ceremonies with a gazebo and flagstone patio for receptions.
HAMMOND-HARWOOD HOUSE, 19 Maryland Ave., Annapolis, (301) 269-1714. Contact: the administrative office. Accommodates up to 50 inside, up to 75 inside and out in summer when the garden is usable. Available after 4 p.m. from October to April, after 5 p.m. from April to October. Cost: $75 to $300 for two hours, depending on rooms selected, with lesser fees for additional hours. List of approved caterers and musicians available. Acoustic music only.
This American Colonial house, a National Historic Landmark built in 1774, was the last work of renowned architect William %J Buckland. It features an 18th century kitchen and period furnishings. The garden outside includes flowering trees and an herb garden.
Arrangements can be made for guests to tour the house.
Available for all wedding related parties.
HAMPTON MANSION TEA ROOM TERRACE, 535 Hampton Lane, Towson, 583-7401. Contact: Yvonne Barber. Reserve six to seven months in advance. Accommodates up to 200 seated. 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.
The mansion, completed in 1790 and restored in 1976, is no longer available for receptions, but the elegant Tea Room Terrace remains a popular choice for wedding parties.
HARBOR COURT HOTEL, 550 Light St., 234-0550. Contact: the catering office. Reserve as early as possible. Accommodates 160 with a dance floor, 200 with dance floor adjacent, 300 standing. Available seven days a week. In-house catering only. Cost: $45 to $100 per person.
Custom-designed English carpets and fine oak woodwork distinguish the decor of the Harbor Court Hotel.
HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF CARROLL COUNTY, 210 E. Main St., Westminster, (301) 848-6494. Reserve as early as possible. Accommodates 110 standing, 65 seated. Music and caterers subject to museum's approval. Cost: $200 plus security deposit. Additional cost for security: $10 an hour.
Receptions take place in the auditorium adjoining the Historical Society's offices.
HISTORIC INNS OF ANNAPOLIS, 16 Church Circle, Annapolis, (301) 263-2641. Contact: Marie Baehr. Reserve three to six months in advance. Historic Inns of Annapolis has two inns available for receptions: the Gov. Calvert House and the Maryland Inn. The Gov. Calvert House, at 58 State Circle, accommodates 160 seated, 300 standing. The Maryland Inn, at 16 Church Circle, accommodates 60 seated, 125 standing. Both are available daily. The Gov. 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 cost from $39 to $47 per person.
IDLEWYLDE HALL, 6301 Sherwood Road, 426-8220. Reserve as early as possible. Accommodates 200 seated, 300 standing. In-house catering only. Cost for hall rental: $475 Saturdays, $400 Fridays, weekdays negotiable.
This well-lit hall features a light-blue color scheme, parquet floor and changing rooms for the bride and groom.
LA FONTAINE BLEU LOCATIONS: The La Fontaine sites offer rich, French-style accouterments -- crystal chandeliers, beveled mirrors and the like. Call individual locations for specific details on cost, decor and booking time.
LA FONTAINE BLEU OF BALTIMORE, 3120 Erdman Ave.,
LA FONTAINE BLEU OF BALTIMORE, CRYSTAL ROOM, 3107 Erdman Ave., 675-6090. Accommodates 40 to 80.
LA FONTAINE BLEU OF GLEN BURNIE, 7514 S. Ritchie Highway, Glen Burnie, 760-4115. Accommodates 100 to 1,000.
LA FONTAINE ROUGE, 3407 Belair Road, 675-6090. Accommodates 90 to 380.
LIRIODENDRON, 502 W. Gordon St., Bel Air, 879-4424. Contact: Dorothy Francis. Reserve as soon as possible. Accommodates 100 seated, 200 standing. Cost: $650 for a 6 1/2 -hour booking, which is a four-hour reception time.