18 East Chase Street Baltimore, Maryland 21202 (410) 727-1112
Authentic (1879!). Comforting. Stunningly beautiful. Real. And all the modern conveniences you want.
We're LGBTQ-supportive and affirmative, with nearly 80 same-sex weddings thus far! Every possible spirituality and non-spirituality is welcome. Cosplay happens. Relaxed, fun parties (aka receptions) are a thing here!
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 20 years and over seven hundred weddings. I even write a newspaper column called Getting The Wedding You Want!
what we do at chase court
WEDDING CEREMONIES AND RECEPTIONS
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).
ELOPEMENTS (AKA MICROWEDDINGS AND MINIMONIES)
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.
LGBTQi+ AND INCLUSIVITY
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.
HARRY POTTER (AND OTHER) THEMED WEDDINGS
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, 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!
CELEBRATIONS OF LIFE, MEMORIAL SERVICES, & REPASTS
Chase Court's building and gardens have the sacred feel of a traditional Gothic space while offering a non-sectarian sanctuary in the easily-accessible 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 private garden and the great hall each seat up to 115 for memorial services, with cocktail-style service for up to 150 guests.
Our rates are reasonable (please call), and our extensive list of recommended professionals includes every possible resource to meet your needs, including officiants, florists, musicians, transportation, and more. Any one from our carefully-chosen list of six approved caterers will be happy to provide catering services for you.
Looking for a unique venue to host your corporate holiday party? 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.