Great Neighborhood Lodging: The Empire House

There are lots of interesting and convenient places to stay around Chase Court, and one of our favorites is right across the street! The Empire House is a wonderful old historic building. Built in 1874, it’s a former home to one of Maryland’s governors, and a delightful place to stay. It’s small and exclusive, with just a few rooms available. Combined with some of the other near-by lodging listed below, you and your guests will be happily accommodated, right here in our neighborhood!

 

The innkeepers are meticulous, inside and out!

 

Like all of our recommended vendors, Empire House is completely LGBT-Friendly.

 

 

Want more nearby lodging choices?
Hotel Brexton, 4 blocks from Chase Court
Hotel Brexton is a recently renovated boutique hotel in our historic Mount Vernon neighborhood. Lots of our couples have been staying there.

4 East Madison Inn, 4 blocks from Chase Court
A lovely nine-room historic inn just four blocks from Chase Court. Breakfast is included in the rate, and they offer special rates to Chase Court couples and for multiple-room bookings.

Wyndham Baltimore Peabody Court, 5 blocks from Chase Court
Peabody Court offers discounted rates to Chase Court couples, suite accommodations, and upscale VIP service.

The Mount Vernon Hotel, 5 blocks from Chase Court
Good rates in a great location!

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—David

A Beautiful Mid-June Evening Wedding

Lanterns in the trees and a heart balloon, a beautiful evening, a lovely bride, and a very proud papa!

 

That’s the string quartet, Music by Anthem, on the left, with just over 100 guests in the ceremony garden.

 

The weather was great, so everyone was outside for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. The sharp-eyed can pick out Executive Chef Jonathan Soudry of Rouge Fine Catering, in the white chef’s coat in the center of the image.

 

Pretty escort cards on cork bases, laid out just so.

 

What a cool way to whet your guest’s appetites!

 

The exquisite flowers on the chandeliers are by Fleur de Lis Florist.

 

The cake came from Sugarbakers Cakes.

 

Fleur de Lis Florist added a little love to the fireplace!

 

Venue: Chase Court
Catering: Rouge Fine Catering
Decor: Fleur de Lis Florist
DJ: Chris Luciano, AJ Productions
Officiant: Kirk Wells
Ceremony Music: Music by Anthem
Photography: LoveLifeImages (Photographs above by Chase Court.)
Cake: Sugarbakers Cakes

—David

 

Stunning June Afternoon Wedding Reception in the Garden

Joy and Mike rocked it on a beautiful Saturday afternoon in June!

 

Everyone started in the garden with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

 

And live music!

 

The Unified Jazz Ensemble made a glorious noise!

 

Stunning flowers awaited inside.

 

Stunning food, too! Savory croissants, mini Black Forest quiche, mini Spanish quiche, French toast bites, among many other yummy things, all by Rouge Fine Catering.

 

Pink on pink with red flowers. Set perfectly, absolutely lovely.

Venue: Chase Court
Caterer: Rouge Fine Catering
Florist: Jacques Snyman
Entertainment: Unified Jazz Ensemble
Photography: Erin Wallace (Images above by Chase Court.)
Cake: Graul’s
Transportation: ZBest Limousine

—David

A June Wedding in the Garden

A beautiful bride ready for her garden wedding on a lovely Saturday afternoon in June!

 

Gina’s dad walked her down the aisle.

 

Sealed with a kiss!

 

The two junior bridesmaids were two of the four daughters of the bride and groom.

 

 

 

 

Venue: Chase Court
Caterer: Chef’s Expressions
Officiant: Ken Patterson, The Maryland Wedding Officiant
DJ & Lighting: Gavin O’Leary, Absolute Entertainment
Florist: Wishing Well
Photography: GMS Photo
Photo Booth: Maryland Mojo Photo

—David

  • gina - Thank you David!! Our wedding was so magical thanks to you and all of our Vendors!! These pics are absolutely amazing!!

  • michele carey - Such a beautiful wedding and everyone in it. Your table setting was just gorgeous and so were you and Chad. Im so sad that I couldn’t be there. Wish you both a life of happiness together. Love ya, Shellye.

An Intimate Wedding in the Garden

This was the best, most engaging wedding ceremony I’ve seen at Chase Court! Karla and Page had an early afternoon ceremony in the garden, using our Complete Intimate Wedding Package. It was a beautiful day and a beautiful experience!

 

Could they be any happier!

 

The Rev. Jesús Rivera did an outstanding job of weaving together Spanish for Karla’s Peruvian family and English for the rest of the guests. It was seamless and beautiful. Jesús is a seminary-trained cleric, and it shows in the skill and understanding that he brings to the wedding ceremonies that he does at Chase Court. He’s also an incredibly warm and engaging guy!

 

Karla’s and Page’s parents were asked for their support and blessing.

 

The brides did a wine ceremony, symbolizing the blending together of their two different lives into one.

 

Each set of parents offered a reading of something significant to them that they wanted  to share with the brides. Notice that Karla and Page came down two steps from the pergola, and that Page’s parents stood before them. Each movement like this – and there were several – was symbolic and meaningful.

 

 

 

The rings were exchanged out in front of the guests, all of whom had just held each of them in their hands and sealed them with their blessings.

 

The nuptial blessing.

 

 

No standing on formality here!

 

 

 

The photography, flowers, officiant, and, of course, the venue, were provided by Chase Court as part of our Complete Intimate Wedding Package. We carefully choose each vendor for your wedding from the top professionals on our Recommended Vendors list. Our intimate “elopement” packages run from four guests up to 45, and start at $795.

All of the photographs above are by Chase Court.

Chase Court Intimate Elopement Packages