Admiral Fell Inn, 888 S. Broadway, (410) 522-7377. Eighteenth-century hotel in Fells Point. Contact: Cynthia Atkinson. Reserve as soon as possible. Accommodates 140 seated with dancing, 225 standing. Available daily. Cost: $80 per person and up. In-house catering only.
Antrim 1844, 30 Trevanion Road, Taneytown, (800) 858-1844. Nineteenth-century plantation. Contact: Dorothy Mollett. Reservations accepted up to 18 months in advance. Accommodates 225 seated, 350 standing. Available daily. Cost: Basic rental ranges from $1,250 to $1,750. Catering extra; in-house only. Guest rooms available.
Babe Ruth Birthplace and Baltimore Orioles Museum, 216 Emory St., (410) 727-1539. Memorabilia-filled sports museum. Contact: Carol Wayne. Reserve one month in advance. Accommodates 50 seated, 125 people standing. Available evenings only. Cost: $400. Approved caterer only.
B&O Railroad Museum, 901 W. Pratt St., (410) 752-2463. The birthplace of American railroading. Contact: Christa Johnson. Reserve early. Accommodates up to 700 seated, 2,200 standing. Available daily after 5 p.m. List of approved caterers available. Cost for basic rental: $2,100 for the first 200 guests, $6 per person over 200. Basic rental includes security, on-premises staffing and parking for 240 cars.
Baltimore Museum of Art, Art Museum Drive, (410) 396-6078. Contact: Denise Harper. Reserve three to six months in advance. Accommodates 60 to 520 seated, 125 to 800 standing, depending on areas used. Available 8: 30 a.m. to 1 a.m. Mondays and Tuesdays, 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Wednesdays to Fridays, 7 p.m. until 1 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays. List of suggested caterers available, others subject to museum's approval. Cost: $1,700 to $5,000 and up.
Baltimore Museum of Industry, 1415 Key Highway, (410) 727-4808. A showcase for industrial work settings. Contact: Kim Anderson. Reserve two months in advance. Accommodates 250 seated, 500 standing. Available every day from 6 p.m. to midnight except Wednesdays. Caterers subject to approval. Cost: $500 for four hours, plus $2.50 per person. Deck and grounds may be rented for an additional $150. The pavilion can accommodate 250 to 350 seated, 500 to 700 standing. Call for current rates. No smoking inside.
The Baltimore Rowing and Water Resource Center, 3301 Waterview Ave., (410) 396-3838. Situated on the Patapsco River. Contact: Thayer Robinson. Reserve six months in advance. Accommodates 100 seated, 250 standing. Available evenings and Saturdays. Caterers must provide their own insurance. Cost: $600 for eight hours.
Belmont Manor House, 6555 Belmont Woods Road, Elkridge, (410) 796-4300. Eighteenth-century manor house with formal garden. Reserve as soon as possible. Accommodates 50 seated indoors, 100 indoors for a cocktail reception, 200 for an outdoor garden reception. Available weekends year-round. Cost: $6,000 for weekend rental, from 5 p.m. Fridays to 2 p.m. Sundays. Includes use of the house, garden and overnight rooms. Other packages are available. Licensed and approved caterers only. No dancing indoors.
Biltmore Suites, 205 W. Madison St., (410) 728-6550. Victorian mansion decorated with antiques. Contact: Bruce Dalrymple. Reserve at least 60 days in advance. Accommodates up to 25 seated, 100 standing. In-house catering available. Cost: $500. List of approved caterers available.
Blue Heron Center, Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Road, Annapolis, (410) 222-1777. Indoor facility at Anne Arundel County park overlooks Victorian-style formal gardens. Contact: Mary Northam. Reservations taken up to one year in advance. Accommodates 150 seated, 225 standing. Available daily, except Tuesdays, until midnight. Cost varies. In-house catering only.
Bowling Brook Country Inn, 6000 Middleburg Road, Middleburg, (410) 876-2893. Nineteenth-century manor house. Contact: David Welsh at Westminster Inn. Reserve as soon as possible. Accommodates 200 (more outdoors with the use of tents). No facility fee with use of Westminster Inn Caterers. Cost: approximately $25 per person and up.
Carroll County Farm Museum, 500 S. Center St., Westminster, (410) 848-7775. More than 140 acres with 19th-century gardens. Contact: Dottie Freeman. Reserve three months in advance. Accommodates 100 under a covered pavilion. Cost: $75 for pavilion rental and $3 per adult, $2 for 7- to 18-year-olds and for those over 60. No charge for those under 6. Music and caterers subject to museum's approval. Alcohol prohibited.
Ceresville Mansion, 8529 Liberty Road, Frederick, (301) 694-5111. Victorian mansion surrounded by lush gardens. Reserve as soon as possible. Accommodates 200 seated, 250 buffet style. Available daily. Cost: $40 per person and up. In-house catering only.