18 East Chase Street Baltimore, Maryland 21202 (410) 727-1112

Traditional architecture

Authentic (1879!). Comforting. Stunningly beautiful. Real. And all the modern conveniences you want.

Non-traditional attitude

We're LGBTQ-supportive and affirmative, with nearly 80 same-sex weddings thus far! Every possible spirituality and non-spirituality is welcome. We've had lots of handfastings. Cosplay happens. Relaxed, fun parties (aka receptions) are a thing here!

Deep expertise

You get the knowledge, resources, and attention of a venue owner. Hi! I'm David Egan, proprietor and steward of the castle. I've lived and breathed weddings through 22+ years and over nine hundred weddings. I even wrote a newspaper column called Getting The Wedding You Want!


what we do at chase court


There’s a woodsy, private garden for your ceremony, a great rain plan, and a stunning gothic great hall (which you'll especially love if you’re a Harry Potter fan)! for your reception. Your guests can be indoor and outdoors, as they like, enjoying the party!

Chase Court comfortably and realistically accommodates a maximum of 125 guests seated for dinner or 150 guests served cocktail-style. We’re equally good at very small weddings (see "Elopements," below). No matter the size of your wedding, you’ll get experienced, professional support from our first contact, right on through your wedding.

We're happy to serve as the venue for your ceremony and reception, just your reception, or just your ceremony (see below).

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“I just had to write you a note this morning. As I reflect back on the whirlwind of the past few days, I am struck with an overwhelming feeling of warmth, light, gratitude, and peace. Thank you for taking so much time with me, Stephanie, and my (our) family. I am reaching a sense of peace in my own mind and heart that I never would have thought possible 5 or 10 years ago. I think that is part of the overwhelming emotion that I felt on Tuesday when we first met with you.


“Thank you for your patience with my sisters, taking the time to genuinely get to know my parents, and inviting us into your home. We are so incredibly excited, and things all feel right and real… I really do think we were all meant to be together at Chase Court these past few days. I don't think I will ever be able to thank you enough for what has already been an incredible experience.


“Thank you, and I am sure we will talk soon.” —Caroline, bride
award-winning elopement wedding venue in Baltimore, Maryland.
2018 Best of Where to Elope
2017 Where to Elope Best of Award

We do a lot of elopement ceremonies at Chase Court. In fact, we've won awards for it!


“Elopement" in this case is a term of art, since it can be anywhere from just the two of you up to 60 guests. An elopement is a wonderful way to have your small wedding in a beautiful place, inside or in the ceremony garden, with a wonderful long list of available options. You can have a custom ceremony, photography, flowers, live music, video, a reception, and more. The whole idea is to create a beautiful, memorable wedding with all the things you want, at a price you can afford.


Oh, and the best thing? It’s all turnkey. We put everything together for you. There are eleven different elopement packages, with lots of options for you to use if you like to create your own custom wedding. Read More…


Have other plans for your reception, but love our garden or the look of our gothic great hall for your ceremony? We can turn your desires into reality!

You can have your ceremony in our beautiful shade garden, or in the great hall (which is the perfect rain or cold-weather plan!). Either way, indoor and outdoors, your guests will love Chase Court!

Chase Court comfortably accommodates a maximum of 125 guests seated for a ceremony. And you’ll get our experienced, professional support from our first contact, right on through your wedding.

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LGBTQ wedding venue in Baltimore, Maryland.
LGBTQ wedding venue in Baltimore, Maryland.
LGBTQ wedding venue in Baltimore, Maryland.


Same-sex weddings are near and dear to our heart. Chase Court has been the venue for nearly 80 same-sex weddings for couples from nine states! David even writes a column about weddings called Getting The Wedding You Want for Baltimore OUTloud, Maryland’s LGBT newspaper.


We welcome, honor, and affirm couples whose spirituality, sexuality, gender identities, racial identities, or ways of being are less accepted elsewhere.

Are you ready to make the unbreakable vow? With its high gray ceiling, large leaded-glass windows, original iron chandeliers, magnificent hardwood floors, and gothic details, the Great Hall at Chase Court pays more than a passing resemblance to the great hall at Hogwarts! We’ve hosted fantastic Harry Potter-themed weddings and birthday parties, from little touches to full-on, and even a Yule Ball. Going in another direction? We've done (and encouraged!) Goth, Renaissance, Lord of the Rings, Steampunk, Gatsby, Anime, Game of Thrones, and more!

“Chase Court was the absolute PERFECT venue for our Harry Potter-themed wedding. As soon as we saw its castle-like design, great hall, and beautiful courtyard, we knew that this was the only place we could have our (admittedly unique) wedding. And it was everything that we hoped it would be and more! My wife and I will cherish our special day forever, and we couldn't have done it without David and Chase Court! I highly recommend this place if you are looking for a venue with something of a magical flair!” —Travis, groom

Chase Court's building and gardens have the beautiful, sacred feel of a traditional Gothic space while offering a peaceful, non-sectarian sanctuary (Chase Court is privately owned) in the easily-accessible, historic Baltimore neighborhood of Mount Vernon.

We stand ready to help make your celebration of life, memorial service, or repast a special and meaningful experience. Our stunning private garden and the great hall each seat up to 115 for memorial services, with cocktail-style service for up to 150 guests.

Any one of the five approved caterers from our carefully-chosen catering list will be happy to provide catering services for you.


Our extensive list of recommended professionals includes every possible resource to meet your needs, including A/V rental (we can handle most of your A/V needs in-house), officiants, florists, musicians, transportation, and more.

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“You were such a huge help! You did so much to point me in the right direction! All (of the event professionals were) very affordable.” —Ria, memorial service client

Looking for a unique venue to host your corporate holiday party or fund-raiser? Want something unique and elegant (without being stuffy) for your guests that they haven’t seen? Chase Court will wow everybody!

Chase Court is an experienced, professional location, excellent for filming, holding, catering, make-up, and wardrobe. Credits: VEEP, 2013; My One and Only, 2008; The Wire, 2004; Something The Lord Made, 2004; The Wire, 2003.


Wedding of the Year 2018 National Association for Catering and Events
LGBTQ wedding venue in Baltimore, Maryland.
award-winning elopement wedding venue in Baltimore, Maryland.
LGBTQ wedding venue in Baltimore, Maryland.
LGBTQ wedding venue in Baltimore, Maryland.
award-winning wedding venue in Baltimore, Maryland.
2018 Best of Where to Elope
Partyspace Best Venue 2018
2017 Where to Elope Best of Award
2015 Wedding Wire Couples Choice Award
Member, National Association for Catering and Events

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Call David at (410) 727-1112

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