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Hotel Indigo is a fabulous new hotel just six blocks from Chase Court! The building started life as a YMCA and was most recently a teaching hotel. The new owners did a full-gut renovation, tens of millions of dollars worth, and the result is simply spectacular!

 

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The architecture is majestic, just what you want a hotel to be, and just what you’d expect in the historic Mount Vernon neighborhood.

 

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The inside is just as stunning as the outside. This is behind the open-air front desk.

 

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There are lots of thoughtful details everywhere you look!

 

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That’s custom Baltimore-themed wallpaper behind the big, beautiful bed. (Tip: Those same colors look great in the Chase Court ballroom!)

 

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Love the carpet! Do you see how the pattern continues on the walls? Every part of the place is well thought out in that way.

 

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The windows are huge, and many of them are original. I love how bright the rooms are!

 

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There’s more original Baltimore art in the bathrooms! That’s a print of the Bromo Seltzer Tower being reflected in the mirror.

 

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More cool carpet and hot orange!

 

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There are huge photo murals of Baltimore scenes in the public seating areas and meeting spaces.

 

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Digging the lights!

 

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The photomural in the fitness center is a historic image from the building’s original use as a YMCA.

 

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The hotel has a lovely a bar and restaurant, Poets,  adjacent to the lobby. It’s light and bright, very open plan, but still has a cozy feel to it. Outstanding for a rehearsal dinner. (Brunch is great in one of the private spaces!)

 

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We’ve already had our first wedding party stay there. This is what the mother of the groom wrote on a five-star review on TripAdvisor:


“We stayed at this bright cheery hotel for our son’s wedding. From the moment we walked into the hotel the staff were friendly, helpful, and let us check in early. The room and beds were comfortable. The housekeeping staff kept the rooms very clean and very nice. Tiffany at the front desk was so helpful. There is a restaurant on the main floor that has a very good breakfast and great coffee.

The wedding guests had a small nighttime gathering in the library room off the main lobby, and it was the perfect place to have appetizers from the restaurant across the lobby and drinks from there.

We had a breakfast gathering the hotel put on with eggs, fruits, bagels, etc. the day after the wedding for guests before they left, in the conference room on the 9th floor. It was a hit with the guests. Great time to say goodbye.

Walking distance to great restaurants, coffee shops, museums, and a cab ride or Uber ride to the Inner Harbor, and for us a short distance to our lovely wedding venue, Chase Court.

Wonderful, cozy hotel. Modern, very soundproof rooms, but not too big, and wonderful staff. A hidden secret is the great salty chocolate chip cookies sold in a tiny soda/snack area near the front desk.”

We have to include the response from the General Manager! 

Jason Curtis, General Manager at Hotel Indigo Baltimore – Mt. Vernon, responded to this review:

“Thanks for your review! I am glad you had an enjoyable wedding and that the hotel worked out perfectly for you and your guests.

Chase Court is a great place to have a wedding. So secluded and romantic! I am delighted that you enjoyed the hotel, the Library and our meeting space where your family was able to gather and socialize a bit.

Please come visit us soon!

Jason”

 

Thanks, and we completely agree with Jason!

Venue: Chase Court
Hotel: Hotel Indigo

You can also find Hotel Indigo on the Hotels page of our web site!

—David

 

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Everywhere and everything was gorgeous for Francis and Nick’s wedding in the Chase Court garden!

 

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Ready!

 

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Cucumber water in the garden (shown on its way to being finished) kept the guests cool before the ceremony.

 

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Francis and Nick walked each other down the aisle.

 

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Married!

 

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The joy these two felt in each other was palpable!

 

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Blue Sage rocked the cake decorations!

 

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The consistency of the color scheme, from program booklet to the escort cards, the service table linens, and the napkins, unified the look and simply made everything feel right.

 

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Blue Sages’s floral arrangements were simply stunning! The wooden table numbers matched the other gold accents, creating more visual unity.

 

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Venue: Chase Court
Catering: Zeffert & Gold Catering and Event Planning
Officiant: Tina Beneman
Flowers: Blue Sage
Photography: Anna Schmidt Photography (Images above by Chase Court.)
Ceremony Sound & DJ: MusicMasters
Cake: Sugarbakers Cakes
Photo Booth: Music Masters
Make-up: Alison Harper & Company
Lodging: Hotel Indigo

—David

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It’s hot outside, so here’s a look at a cool February wedding!

 

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Ashlee and Timothy were a picture-perfect bride and groom!

 

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Natty patent leather shoes on the groomsmen!

 

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Family reading is always special.

 

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Happy bride!

 

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Candles, warm uplighting, and pops of color looked great on a cold Saturday evening in February!

 

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The sweetheart table was cozy in front of the fireplace.

 

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The warm uplighting extended the look of the fireplace, giving the whole ballroom a glowing, romantic feeling.

 

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Venue: Chase Court
Catering: Zeffert & Gold Catering and Event Planning
Officiant: Liz Pepple
Flowers: Radebaugh Florist & Greenhouses
Photography: Life Gallery Studio (Images above by Chase Court.)
Cake: Sugarbakers Cakes

—David

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We have a new neighbor! This spectacular mansion at the corner of Calvert and Biddle Streets, three blocks from Chase Court, was built in 1889. It’s an outstanding building, with leaded glass windows, intricately carved wood wainscoting, 23 individual fireplaces, green marble mined from local quarries, and a magnificent central staircase that climbs three stories past stained glass windows. This incredible manse has just had a multi-million-dollar update and rehabilitation to become Baltimore’s first ultra-luxury boutique hotel—The Ivy Hotel.

 

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The common rooms are anything but common!

 

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My favorite place in this whole incredible building is this gorgeous window seat.

 

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This is the original high-relief wallpaper and carved woodwork. Simply amazing…

 

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The Ivy’s rooms – they call them “guest quarters” – are simply spectacular! There are only 18 of them, half of them suites like this one. They all have four-poster beds, fireplaces, and bathrooms that you’d love to take home…

 

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There are chandeliers everywhere.

 

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The hotel’s restaurant, Magdalena, has five different dining areas, all comfortably cozy and unique. They’d be perfect for stunning rehearsal dinners! (Or a very special pre-wedding girl’s night out!)

 

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I love this intimate nook!

 

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You just don’t see furnishings like this everywhere, never mind in restaurants!

 

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The conservatory has a view into the private courtyard.

There’s also a quiet, calm spa in a secluded part of the hotel. Anyone can use the spa—you don’t have to be a hotel guest.

 

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Our friends at Charm City Cakes made the perfect cake for The Ivy Hotel’s grand opening!

The Ivy Hotel is a very special place for your rehearsal dinner, pre-wedding preparations, and even a delightful start to your honeymoon!

The Ivy Hotel: (443) 503-4501

For Reservations: (800) 964-1283

For Dinner at Magdalena: (410) 514-0303 or OpenTable

To book a rehearsal dinner: Tammy Stone, (410) 591-9169

To book The Ivy Spa: (410) 514-6180

Charm City Cakes

—David

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There were lots of heartfelt special touches for Becca and Adam’s wedding, including this great street sign!

 

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Ice water at the entrance to the ceremony garden was nice to have on a warm Baltimore evening!

 

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Becca’s mother walked her down the aisle.

 

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Becca and Adam’s 99 guests fit very nicely in the ceremony garden.

 

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Each table was named for a Baltimore landmark. The escort cards had a striking image of each landmark along with its name, including the “Washington Monument” (which is four blocks down North Charles Street from Chase Court), “Camden Yards” (our fabulous ballpark, home of the Baltimore Orioles!), “Ravens Stadium” (home of the Superbowl-champion Baltimore Ravens), “Bromo-Seltzer Tower” (our famous downtown clocktower with the clock that has letters instead of numbers that spell out the words, “Bromo-Seltzer”. It’s now artist’s studios.), “Seven Foot Knoll Lighthouse” (an 1855 lighthouse that used to stand—literally— at the mouth of the Patapsco River in the Chesapeake Bay. It’s now on land in the Inner Harbor as a museum), and others.

 

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The Baltimore landmark table signs were gorgeous!

 

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The mother of the groom made all of the centerpieces and the window decorations.

 

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The fireplace was dressed with these great black candle lanterns and more of Adam’s mom’s flowers.

 

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Venue: Chase Court
Catering: Zeffert & Gold Catering and Event Planning
Ceremony Music: Music by Anthem
DJ: Adler Entertainment
Officiant: The Rev. Laura Cannon
Cake: Sugarbakers Cakes
Photography: Exclamation Imagery (Images above by Chase Court.)
Transportation: American Limousine
Lodging: Home2 Suites by Hilton
Graphics: Just Ink on Paper

—David

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