Don’t see your question in these Frequently Asked Questions? Give us a call at Chase Court at (410) 727-1112.
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 125 for a ceremony.
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.
Is there air conditioning?
Chase Court is fully air conditioned.
Can we have our ceremony there?
Yes! Many of our couples do. The garden is perfect for your “I dos”. Winter couples usually say their vows in the ballroom or the library.
What about having just our ceremony there?
You are most welcome to have just your ceremony at Chase Court. Rates vary, depending on the time, location, and date of your ceremony. The Garden accommodates up to 150 people standing or 125 seated. The ballroom accommodates 125 seated for ceremonies. The Library seats 30 comfortably.
How is parking?
Over 500 parking spaces are available in the 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. (See our parking page for more information.)
Is the neighborhood safe?
Yes, very! Midtown-Belvedere, named for the geographic location and the famous Belvedere hotel, is a historic part of the city that is frequently explored by locals and tourists. It’s close to the University of Baltimore and the Peabody Institute. It’s a neighborhood of choice for commuters who walk to Penn Station to grab the train to Washington. There are many grandiose brownstones and lots of people walking their pets along the city streets. Culture and entertainment are strong suits of the neighborhood. It’s home to the Lyric Opera House, The Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, and the Baltimore Theatre Project. There are many night clubs, bars, chain and locally-owned restaurants that are great for a night out with friends, a date—or a rehearsal dinner!
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 on choosing a caterer that will meet your needs and desires.
Is Chase Court part of a church?
No. 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 various rates.
When is the Garden in bloom?
The garden looks great year-round! A large part of the garden is planted with evergreen perrenials to offer a show of texture, shape, size and color throughout the year. The rest of the garden is planted in perennials 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 couples like.
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. Elopement ceremonies and ceremony-only bookings are paid in full at the time of booking.
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.
Can we buy and bring our own alcoholic beverages?
Yes! You can deliver it during set-up time and take the excess home at the end of your event. 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 the other usual wedding reception activities. We 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! Give us a call at (410) 727-1112 and come see for yourself!