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Frequently Asked Questions

How many guests can Chase Court accommodate?
The Ballroom at Chase Court accommodates up to 125 guests seated for dinner, or 150 for a cocktail-style reception. The Garden seats up to 120 for a ceremony and up to 40 for brunch.

Stand-up (high-top) tables work very well in the Garden for cocktails. The Garden can also be tented to add capacity in the cooler weather.

The Library accommodates 50 guests standing, 30 for small indoor ceremonies, or 30 seated for a meal.

Is there air conditioning?
Chase Court is fully air conditioned.

Can we have our ceremony there?
Yes! Many of our brides do. The Garden is perfect for your "I dos". Winter brides and grooms say their vows in the Ballroom or the Library.

What about having just our ceremony there?
If your reception is too large for our Ballroom, you are most welcome to have just your ceremony at Chase Court. Rates vary, depending on the time, location, and date of your ceremony. For a ceremony, the Garden accommodates up to 150 people standing or 120 seated. The Ballroom accommodates 125 seated for ceremonies. The Library seats 30 comfortably.

How is parking?
Over 500 parking spaces are available in the PMI Garage on Charles Street (next to the Belvedere), at the surface lots between St. Paul and Lovegrove Streets and on Eager Street, and at many metered and non-metered street spaces throughout the neighborhood.

You may arrange to pay for your guests parking in the garage. Rates vary by day of week. (Please see our parking page for more information.)

What about catering?
We have an outstanding list of Approved Caterers from which to choose. Nearly any style and budget can be accomodated. We're happy to offer advice and guidance about choosing a caterer that will meet your needs and desires.

Is Chase Court part of a church?
Chase Court is privately owned and is not connected to or affiliated with any church.

Are tables and chairs included in the fee?
Yes! Tables and chairs for your ceremony and/or reception are included with your rental. You may also choose to rent equipment through the caterer, so you have complete freedom in your choice of size, style, and color of tables and chairs.

How much time do we have?
Four hours for your reception, plus two to three hours for the caterer and others to set-up, and one hour for clean-up. Additional hours are available at the rate of $975 per hour.

When is the Garden in bloom?
A large part of the garden is planted with evergreen perrenials to offer a show of texture, shape, size and color throughout the year. Most of the rest of the garden is planted in perrenials that start earlier in the season (April) and last into November. The ceremony garden has a clearing-in-the-forest feeling that a lot of brides like. Outdoor ceremonies are generally scheduled from the last weekend of April through the last weekend of October, mostly due to temperature considerations, although we have brides and grooms who get married outside year-round.

Will we be the only people on the property?
Yes! We do one event at a time. Chase Court is completely private. The only guests present at Chase Court during your event will be your own.

How is payment handled?
A non-refundable deposit of one half of the total due is paid at the signing of the rental agreement. The second half is paid sixty days before your wedding. We also offer a discount for full payment at signing.

Will a staff member be present during our time at Chase Court?
Yes. It is our practice to give each event our complete attention. Our attention-to-detail service is a signature aspect of Chase Court.

Are there any restrictions regarding red wine or other alcoholic beverages?
You are welcome to serve red wine and any other alcoholic beverages that you choose. All beverages must be served by your caterer.

Are there any restrictions regarding music?
You are welcome to use live or recorded music inside and out. Chase Court is a solidly-built 1879 stone building, so little sound escapes the walls. You may have music in the garden at a reasonable volume up until 11 PM.

Is smoking allowed?
Smokers are welcome to do their thing in both the entrance garden and the ceremony garden. There are Smokers Oasis devices (fancy, self-contained ash trays) in both areas. No smoking is allowed inside the building.

Are there any additional fees?
No! There are no fees or deposits for kitchen use or other usual wedding reception activities. We want to make it we easy for you to have your wedding at Chase Court!

Does Chase Court really look like it's pictures?
Yes, it sure does!



Simple… Elegant… Intimate…
a beautiful place for your wedding.

Call (410) 727-1112 for a personal tour of Chase Court!
We're happy to talk with you between 9 AM and 7 PM, Monday through Friday. Chase Court is shown by appointment throughout the week. Daytime, evenings (a magical time to see Chase Court!), and Saturday appointments are available.

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