UNIVERSITY CLUB AT TOWSON, 7500 Osler Drive, (410) 321-7600. Contact: Susan Bryant. Reserve as early as possible. Accommodates up to 175 seated, 250 standing. A large patio can accommodate up to 200 guests, and the grounds can accommodate as many as 500 or more. Available daily. In-house catering only. Limited dancing, small bands only. Cost: from $22 per person, plus a fee to become a University Club member (entitling holder to use private dining facilities).
Built in 1789 by former Gov. Charles Ridgely, the mansion lends an 18th century feel to the proceedings with its marble mantelpieces and period furnishings.
WAVERLY, 2335 Marriottsville Road, Marriottsville, (410) 313-5400. 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 for rental of house and grounds: $650 for seven hours, with a $200 security deposit. List of approved caterers available.
Exquisitely furnished with period antiques, this 18th century house is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
WESTMINSTER HALL, Fayette and Greene streets, (410) 328-7228. Contact: Mary Jo Rodney. Reserve as early as possible. Accommodates 250. Available year-round. Catering by approved firms only. Cost: $750 and up.
You can celebrate your pledge to love "ever more" at this former church, on whose grounds the bones of Edgar Allan Poe rest ever-so-lightly.
WILLIAM PACA HOUSE, 186 Prince George St., Annapolis, (410) 263-5553. Contact: Holly Perdue. Call for appointment. Reserve as early as possible. Available year-round; call for hours. dTC Champagne, wine and beer only. Two-sided 20-by-40 tents accommodate 180 seated, 500 standing. Cost: $1,300 to $1,800, includes tenting. A reception room accommodates 75 guests. Caterers must be licensed and insured.
Former Gov. William Paca, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, built this 37-room mansion for his bride, Molly Chew.