OREGON RIDGE LODGE, 13401 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 887-1818. Contact: Sandy Trimble. Reserve a year in advance. No bookings for July or August. Accommodates 256 seated, 450 standing. Cost: $600 for four hours Fridays to Sundays, $400 Mondays to Thursdays. A licensed caterer is required.
Lodge features include a rustic room with large windows, a fireplace, a stage area for a band or disc jockey, and a spacious kitchen.
OVERHILL'S MANSION, 916 S. Rolling Road, Catonsville, 744-0040. Contact: Nancy White. Accommodates 200 seated. Available every day. Cost for hall: $600 Fridays and Sundays, $700 Saturdays, with catering extra. Catering by White House Caterers only.
This Victorian mansion, nestled in 30 acres of land covered with maples, oaks and dogwoods, was built in 1897 and renovated in 1989.
A veranda and covered portico allow guests to enjoy the grounds in all kinds of weather.
The mansion can accommodate indoor and outdoor weddings.
White House Caterers are available for off-premises catering.
THE OVERLEA, 6809 Belair Road, 668-6060. Contact: Kimberly Thamert or Kathy Insley. Reserve as early as possible. The Crystal Room accommodates 300 seated, the Coach Room, 200 seated. Cost varies. In-house catering and package plans or custom menus available.
The Crystal Room features burgundy and rose contemporary decor with modern lighting, mirrored walls and a tile dance floor. Couples planning a small wedding might opt for the more intimate Coach Room.
Chesley Place. Located at 6908 Belair Road, one block north of the main building. Reserve as early as possible. Accommodates 150 seated. Cost varies. In-house catering and package plans or custom menus available. This self-contained banquet facility is decorated in a formal Victorian style with a mauve and gray color scheme.
The Overlea also offers off-premises catering.
PEABODY COURT HOTEL, 612 Cathedral St., 727-7101. Contact: Gene Michael Addis or Kym Beale-Sauter. Reserve as early as possible. Accommodates 150 seated, 250 standing. Available daily. In-house catering only. Cost: $25 to $100 per person.
Highlights include period furniture, marble floors and original art, as well as a Steinway piano and European damask linens. The Conservatory, a restaurant on the roof of the hotel, is available for receptions.
PENNSYLVANIA STATION, 1501 N. Charles St., (202) 906-2157. Contact: JoAnne Oakes. Reserve as far in advance as possible. Accommodates 200 seated, 400 standing. Available Saturday evenings. Rental fee varies, depending on the size of the party. Rental requires a $2 million liability insurance policy, which may be attached as a rider to an existing policy.
The train station was built in 1910 in the beaux-arts classical style and restored in 1983. Many of its original features remain, including a granite and terra cotta facade, Doric columns and a two-story atrium topped with stained-glass domes.
RADISSON PLAZA LORD BALTIMORE, 20 W. Baltimore St., 539-8400. Contact: Pam Filling or Deborah Ricci. The Calvert Ballroom accommodates up to 350 guests. The Versailles Ballroom accommodates up to 110 with dancing. In-house catering only. No charge for room rentals with catering. Prices begin at $35 per person.
The palatial Versailles Room features gilded carved borders, a 23-foot ceiling, Lalique and Waterford chandeliers, beveled mirrors and arched windows. Occupying the third floor is the renovated and restored Calvert Ball Room.
THE RECTORY, 24. W. Saratoga St., 685-2886. Contact: Whitney Forsyth. Reserve up to a year in advance. Accommodates 55 seated, up to 100 for buffet. Using the courtyard in nice weather, or with a tent, accommodates 100 for a seated affair, 150 standing with dancing. Cost for seven hours: $500 Mondays to Thursdays, $700 Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Tent rental: $500. A returnable security deposit of $100, as well as half the rental fee, is required.
The Rectory is a restored late Federal brick house with authentic 1820s interior. The first floor's library, central hall, dining room and parlor are available for receptions. A bride's room is on the second floor.
THE RICHLIN BALLROOM, 1700 Van Vibber Road, Edgewood, (301) 679-1000. Contact: Steven Vitale. Reserve as early as possible. Accommodates up to 420 seated, 750 standing. Available daily. Catering by Richlin Food Corp. only. Cost from $25.50 per person.
A burgundy and beige color scheme, terrazzo floors and four large chandeliers distinguish the interior of the Richlin Ballroom.
ROLAND PARK COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL, 5204 Roland Ave., 323-5500. Reserve two to at least three months in advance. Accommodates 150. Contact: Libby Murphy. Available Saturdays and Sundays after 1 p.m. Cost: $600 to $1,000, depending on areas used.
Jerome Bonaparte, Napoleon's nephew, bought this land in 1869 and enlarged the stone Ward House to its present size. The entrance hall and center stairway are fashioned with chestnut wood. The tile floor is perfect for dancing.