With elegant chandeliers, custom velvet draperies, a mahogany and stained glass English Pub bar and hand-painted murals of historic Baltimore, the 1840s Ballroom is a registered authentic Baltimore venue.
Nestled at the base of historic Federal Hill in the south side of Baltimore’s beautiful Inner Harbor, the American Visionary Art Museum is a unique and exciting venue for special events. Not only is the museum the national repository for the artworks created by self-taught artists, the building’s architecture is an artistic creation unto itself – winning many international and national awards for its design and beauty.
Exposed brick, high ceilings, steel beams and skylights provide an industrial-chic setting for weddings and events at The Assembly Room!
Offering up to 24,000 square feet of flexible event space, The Assembly Room allows you to assemble several spaces to meet all of your event needs. The Assembly Room can accommodate small and large rehearsal dinners, ceremonies, weddings, events and more.
Baltimore Hebrew Congregation offers numerous versatile rooms perfect for all types of meetings and life-cycle events. For your most precious memories, they can accommodate gatherings from 2 to 998 through their fabulous facilities.
The Baltimore Museum of Art is the ideal location for couples wishing to treat their guests to a one-of-a-kind experience. A vibrant and innovative institution, the facility seeks to inspire creativity in its couples by providing an environment that is steeped in history and welcoming to all. A major cultural destination, The Baltimore Museum of Art’s internationally renowned collection of 95,000 artifacts is sure to keep your guests talking for years to come!
The Baltimore Visitor Center is a modern and welcoming, state-of-the-art space where Baltimore visitors and residents can obtain information about Baltimore. The Baltimore Visitor Center is also available for EVENING ONLY event space rental for meetings, receptions, weddings and more.
The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum is the perfect location for corporate events, business meetings, company picnics, birthday and anniversary celebrations, weddings, receptions, convention galas, holiday parties and fundraisers. The Museum campus offers several one-of-a-kind venues for private gatherings and our professional event planning staff is ready to assist you in every detail from start to finish.
Intimate. Authentic. Romantic. The simple elegance of traditional gothic architecture. The gardens! The convenience of your wedding ceremony and reception in the same place. Everything you could want for your wedding, with solid, experienced professional support from planning to last dance.
Chase Court specializes in small weddings. We comfortably (and honestly) accommodate a maximum of 125 guests seated for dinner or 150 guests served cocktail-style.
The second floor has a private bar and can fit about 150 people comfortably. We have hosted engagements, birthday parties, showers, wedding rehearsal dinners, anniversaries, and other fun events. We have also hosted several corporate events, beer pairing dinners and fundraiser events.
The Columbus Center is an architecturally striking 250,000 square foot multi-functional facility in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. It is a hub for Maryland’s blossoming tech-startup culture and offers prestigious office spaces, wet labs, meeting rooms, and inspiring event spaces.
Nestled in the heart of historic Clipper Mill, this 3,300 sq. ft. glassblowing studio is the hot spot for parties & receptions. With ceilings over 20 feet high, exposed brick walls, bamboo hardwood flooring, and large windows overlooking a modern pool fashioned after a Roman bath, the space offers contemporary design infused with old world charm. Clipper Mill complex has won numerous architectural awards for its historic renovation, and the glass studio is in the center of it all – a fabulous venue that’s sure to leave a lasting impression on your guests. Corradetti Glass Studio rental also includes the gallery level full of vibrant blown glass artwork all made on site.
Cylburn Arboretum is a 207 acre city owned facility in the Coldspring/Cylburn neighborhood of Batimore City. Blessed with the Victorian era Cylburn Mansion, the clean modern lines of the Vollmer Center and numerous garden vistas for any type of ceremony, Cylburn Arboretum is conveniently located to close to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and downtown area, with easy access to the city’s major thoroughfares. Cylburn Arboretum is a one of a kind venue for your one of a kind event.
Evergreen Museum & Library is a magnificent 19th Century Gilded Age estate located just 10 minutes from Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Today the historic mansion provides a variety of exquisite and unique settings that will make your private event memorable.
Overlooking the Homewood campus of Johns Hopkins University, the glass-walled pavilion is an ideal location for a meeting or lecture. The glass walls are conveniently equipped with shades to reduce glare during presentations.
Haven Street Ballroom is a former warehouse, that has been minimally, yet elegantly, updated to include modern finishes with rustic industrial details left intact. We like to say Haven Street is a “blank slate with character” that you can customize to create your unique vision for your special day. Nestled between a brewery and an axe-throwing bar in the heart of an industrial neighborhood in the Baltimore Highlands, it boasts one of the biggest free, private, gated parking lots in the city. Located just one minute from I-895 and I-95, Route 40 and Lombard Street, while still being less than a mile from the Canton area and waterfront.
The newly restored Hippodrome Theatre at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center welcomes world-class entertainment as the premier showcase for performing arts in the Mid-Atlantic Region. The Center encompasses three restored historic landmark buildings; The Western National Bank, The Eutaw Savings Bank, and The Hippodrome Theatre, as well as the newly constructed Constellation Energy Pavilion. The Western National Bank is now the grand north lobby of the theatre, the Eutaw Savings Bank has become The M&T Bank Pavilion, a unique multi-purpose space for receptions and special events, and the impressive Hippodrome Theatre will now seat 2,280.
The historic Rawlings Conservatory & garden is ideal for weddings, parties, charity events, and meetings — whether you want an indoor or outdoor setting. The unique space can accommodate everything from cozy receptions, to large cocktail parties, to elegant tented affairs.
The outdoor venue is lush with flowers, and the gardens feature colorful perennials and annuals throughout the spring and summer seasons. Indoors, there are five distinctive greenhouse settings, including the original Palm House from 1888, the Orchid Room, Mediterranean House, Tropical House, and Desert House. All are complete with walkways and secluded benches, and provide a picturesque setting for photographs of your event.
Create everlasting memories when you celebrate your special day at the Maryland Historical Society. Not only does our beautiful museum offer a unique and historical aspect to your wedding day but our dedicated staff also works tirelessly to make sure your day is everything you imagined. Located in the heart of beautiful downtown Baltimore, our unique venue will make your wedding day stand apart from others!
Imagine your guests sipping cocktails at the edge of the waterfront as they look out on the city skyline.
Then enjoying a gourmet dinner as dinosaurs loom overhead; and finally, mingling with the stars as they enjoy the stunning view from the rooftop Observatory all with MSC’s event facility rental.
The Maryland Science Center transforms ordinary events into extraordinary experiences. Whether you are planning a business retreat for 10 or a black-tie gala for 1000, you are sure to find a truly unique atmosphere in our more than 100,000 square feet of event space.
Looking for a truly unique wedding? The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore offers beautiful indoor and outdoor facilities for one exceptional wedding! Plus, the chance to mingle with animal guests to help make your day truly one of a kind.
Preston Hall is located in the heart of Baltimore’s prestigious Cultural District with easy access from I-83 and all major points in the surrounding areas. It offers a unique and refined venue for the discriminating client planning either business or social events such as weddings, receptions, networking functions, parties, or corporate events. The grand ballroom, with overlooking balcony, accommodates up to 350 banquet style or almost 500 for a meeting when utilizing both levels. Rental includes a staffed parking lot with free parking for your event.
Baltimore is a place for risk-takers and history-makers. Visit us in Port Covington to see how we honor that spirit! You’ll learn about the famed history of Rye Whiskey in Maryland, see our 40-foot mirrored-finished copper column still, and taste three of our award-winning whiskies. Tours last about an hour and are led by our knowledgeable and fun Guest Experience Teammates. Our world-class waterfront distillery is directly off I-95 a short drive from Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. We can’t wait to share our spirit with you.
The Garage at R. House is a 6,500-square-foot canvas for your next event.
Whether it’s a wedding, happy hour, networking get-together, or an 80’s-themed dance party (sounds fun, right?), let’s make it happen.
The Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park is the Living Classrooms Foundation headquarters and national heritage site that celebrates the legacy of Baltimore’s own Frederick Douglass, Isaac Myers, and the first shipyard established by African-Americans in 1868 right at the water’s edge on the Inner Harbor in historic Fells Point. With its exquisite industrial elegance, floor-to-ceiling windows, and brick courtyard with sweeping views of the Baltimore Harbor, it will be sure to make the perfect backdrop for your private reception.
Top of the World is the perfect starting point for any visit to the city and provides a breathtaking view of Baltimore’s skyline, harbor and beyond.
This city attraction featuring a spectacular 360-degree panoramic view of Baltimore has stationed binoculars and photo-map guides to help guests learn about local attractions, hotels, sites and neighborhoods. In addition, it is a fully handicapped accessible attraction.
Located on the 27th floor of the World Trade Center, the world’s tallest pentagonal building is home to the only Baltimore attraction to offer an awe-inspiring view of Maryland’s urban center.
Make your wedding day a celebration to remember. As one of Maryland’s top wedding locations, located in the heart of downtown Baltimore, the Walters provides an exquisite venue to toast the beginning of your life together. The striking architecture and art collection make the Walters Art Museum a setting that you and your guests will remember for a lifetime.
Westminster Hall is a beautiful historic building located at the intersection of Fayette and Greene Streets in downtown Baltimore. A creative restoration of this converted Gothic church combines the elegance of stained glass windows, carved oak woodwork and and 1882 Johnson pipe organ with the conveniences of track lighting, handicapped accessibility and flexible seating options.
There’s no better place for your guests to experience Baltimore than from the top of the world. Located on the top floor of the harbor-side World Trade Center building, this location offers a panoramic view of the city.
The Annapolis Maritime Museum is the perfect setting for waterfront weddings, corporate events, seminars, family gatherings and more! There are few places in America’s Sailing Capital where you can host an event on the water with an amazing view of the Chesapeake Bay at an afforable cost. If you are looking for a unique venue that says Annapolis, look no further than the Annapolis Maritime Museum.
The Philip Merrill Environmental Center—headquarters for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation—provides a magical waterfront setting for your next special event. Among the world’s “greenest buildings,” the Merrill Center is surrounded by acres of unspoiled natural beauty. The facility offers extraordinary views of the Chesapeake Bay—both inside and out—that are unmatched by any venue in the area.
The Blue Heron Center is the perfect indoor facility for a wedding, holiday party, conference or business meeting. The adjoining patio is furnished with teak benches and a 3-tiered Victorian-style cast iron fountain and is suitable for outdoor ceremonies. Ceremonies accommodating all of your guests may be held outdoors in the lower tier of the formal garden, a beautiful natural environment.
Explore our old fashioned cottage-style gardens in the middle of urban sprawl, farmed free of chemical pesticides & preserved in perpetuity via the Maryland Environmental Trust between Baltimore and Washington.
The Main Museum is available for stand-up receptions, sit-down dinners, and other parties of all sorts. The Birthday Room may be rental for birthday parties for all ages. If your party is for 200 at a seated meal or for 360 for a reception, come enjoy the brightly lit and expansive exhibition gallery (18,000 square feet). If you are looking for a smaller meeting space, we have rooms that hold anywhere from 10-45 guests.
On a high point near Baltimore stands the mansion of Grey Rock, commanding the historic estate on which one of Maryland’s distinguished founders,
Colonel John Eager Howard, was born in 1752. Howard was a hero of the American Revolution and our fifth, sixth & seventh governor of Maryland. Grey Rock
was built in 1858 by Dr. James Maynard, and since that date, the mansion has been the scene of many fundraisers and parties.
Irvine Nature Center provides the breathtaking backdrop for the beginning chapter of your story. Our 211 acre property offers beautiful vistas, forests, and wetlands for both you and your guests. Hosting your wedding, mitzvah, shower, or other event at Irvine is easy and can include any of our outdoor spaces to make your special day shine. All Irvine Nature Center vendors and rental practices are eco-friendly and green, and your rental fee supports our nonprofit mission to educate and inspire both current and future generations to explore, respect, and protect nature.
Stages Music Arts is Baltimore’s premiere recording studio and music school, also featuring several dedicated event spaces. Our world-class performance theater is a 60-seat hall designed for pristine acoustics that can support any kind of performance or meeting. Our outdoor patio space, featuring lodge-style architecture with exposed wood beams, will immerse your guests in the outdoors with surrounding pine trees and a Zen Garden
Tucked away in the rolling hills of Maryland, Old Westminster Winery is a beautiful backdrop for your dream wedding. Located only an hour from Annapolis, Baltimore, Gettysburg and Washington D.C., the facilities sit on 3 acres overlooking beautiful vineyard and farmland. The tasting room is characterized by its rustic charm, spacious format and string light ambiance. We host stunning weddings year round and our space has been designed for effortless celebrations, small or large – offering everything needed to host an intimate wedding for 50 guests or the perfect setting for up to 150 guests.
Overlooking the picturesque Bohemia River, Chateau Bu-De Vineyard & Winery is one of Maryland’s premier wineries. It is the perfect setting to host a celebration that will reflect your personality & leave the best impression of your special day. Framed by a backdrop of gently rolling vineyards & the Bohemia River, our venue has an open layout providing a welcoming canvas to create your own unique event. Look at our image gallery on our website or come visit us in person, we would love to have you on the farm.
Bohemia Overlook sprawls over 160 idyllic acres and sits on the shore of the scenic Elk River with unparalleled views. In the center of it all sits Blue Elk Vineyard, 14 acres of the finest wine grapes Maryland has to offer.
We offer two tented wedding venues and a barn venue. No matter which site you choose to say your “I Do’s“ Bohemia Overlook can be your Destination Wedding…a little closer to home.
Couples can invite up to 1,000 guests to their wedding at Dulany’s Overlook. The venue has a wooded ceremony space where guests can watch the exchange of vows from benches and where couples are surrounded by decorative boulders and a grove of mature trees. The white wedding pergola here stands out among the deep romantic browns and greens of the forest. The barn, for receptions, features ceilings at least two stories high with small windows dotting the tall walls. Wooden beams match smooth wooden flooring, where couples and guests won’t have to worry about their shoes falling between cracks in planks, splinters in their feet or muddy dirt. Couples can also use the venue’s well-manicured lawns for their ceremony or tented reception. Expansive views and meticulous landscaping make the lawns the perfect option for couples who don’t want a particularly outdoorsy or natural wedding. Green grasses and a hilly landscape provide comfort and beauty to make for a more classic wedding day.
The historic and refurbished Strong Mansion with formal gardens, provides a picturesque setting for weddings and social events. The mansion is available year round and can be the perfect backdrop for any occasion.
Walker’s Overlook, a venue situated in Walkersville, Maryland, gives couples and their guests a taste of the simple life through its peaceful farm setting. Even though you will feel as if you are nestled away in this historic farm, you will be conveniently located near both Washington, D.C. and the city of Baltimore. The farm house, which was built in 1757, has been serving couples on their wedding day for 30 years. This experience, combined with the pines, rolling hills, and stone and brick exterior makes this the perfect spot for couples seeking a secluded and rustic ceremony site.
Our indoor venue, La Banque de Fleuve, a 19th century bank, has been fully restored in all of the decadence and beauty of its original state. Beautiful and unique space lie within this magnificent historic bank. Your guests will be surprised at every turn with the dramatic architecture and breathaking design. As you enter, you are taken in with the beauty of the vaulted ceilings, marble walls and mahogany floors. More beauty lies ahead with the spectacular features of the mezzanine, complete with an iron bannister, roman columns and a wonderful view of the ballroom below. The fully modern bathroom facilities offer full length mirrors and substantial space to move. Our outdoor courtyard, filled with seasonal plantings, provides you and your guests with a romantic garden like setting to enjoy throughout your event.
Our outdoor setting, La Banque at the Seaplane Base, is a romantic waterfront venue. This beautiful cove of paradise will allow you to host your wedding right on the shores of the Chesapeake with panoramic views of the water! This expansive waterfront property includes an event tent, a beautiful stampled concrete patio, a waterfront deck and 150 of dock extending out into the bay. Also a seaplane base, your guests can arrive in style by air, land or sea…. you decide! Dance and Dine under the stars, stroll through the manicured grounds and enjoy cocktails on our expansive deck. Perfect for the Bride looking for that spectacular waterfront venue.
Your wedding or private event at Bulle Rock Golf Course will be nothing short of spectacular. We offer a number of spaces for any occasion: The Harbor East Room seats up to 50 for a business meeting, bridal /baby shower or occasion of your choice. The newly renovated Chesapeake Ballroom can accommodate up to 200 guests with options to either separate the room into smaller spaces or add capacity by including our formal dining area and terrace.
Ceremonies may be performed outdoors overlooking the breathtaking views of the course with unlimited opportunities for gorgeous photography.
Nestled on 130 acres, Stone Ridge Hollow is a unique rustic wedding, reception and event destination located in Forest Hill, Maryland. With its warm rustic charm, hardwood floors, thick wooden beams, and hanging chandeliers, Stone Ridge is the area’s premier wedding and event venue. Designed for year round renting, Stone Ridge is equipped with both heating and air conditioning. The 3250 square foot main event hall provides a seating capacity for 200 guests. As a result of the spacious nature of this room, the floor plan arrangement can be re-designed to offer adequate dance floor space. Enjoy a 1000 square foot bonus area with a custom granite bar and full beverage service. From the antique chandeliers, the handcrafted granite bar, the pastoral and pond views from the grand windows down to the refurbished barn door, Stone Ridge is the perfect backdrop for your perfect day.
Where your dreams of an outdoor, waterfront wedding come alive amidst the beauty of Swan Harbor Farm! Set against the serenity of Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay, we will provide memories that will last a lifetime.
Vignon Manor Farm dates back to the late 1700’s with only three recorded owners in its history. The Crouse family purchased the land in 1996 and built the property from the ground up to be a top of the line training facility for show horses. Vignon Manor is now home to a unique luxury barn wedding and events venue. We look forward to adding to its history in the years to come by being a part of many couples special day that begins their own future together.
With its clerestory reception area and cathedral ceilings throughout, Amherst House is a contemporary building that offers a warm setting for any function. Whether it is a wedding, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, social business function or a business meeting, your needs will be met by using one room or several in combination.
Belmont Manor is a gorgeous 82-acre space in Howard County with sprawling gardens, a beautifully draped large tent, and historic Manor House perfect for any event. Many clients utilize the amazing gardens for ceremony and cocktail hours, while utilizing the amazing tent for the full reception. More intimate events can use rooms in the Manor House. This breathtaking space is the perfect choice for your next special event.
Claret Hall, the newest CA facility, opened in 1999. This 5200 square foot building is conveniently located at Route 108 and Route 32 in Clarksville, Maryland, and is only 25 minutes from Baltimore and 45 minutes from Washington, D.C. Claret Hall is perfect for bar/bat mitzvahs, parties or receptions.
Harwood Farm offers over 146 acres of beautiful countryside, rolling hills, and manicured lawns to hold up to 150 guests for a scenic outdoor affair. Located in Woodbine Maryland just a country road away from route 97, Harwood Farm offers the finest hospitality and charming views that you just can’t beat.
Consider the Howard County Conservancy’s Gudelsky Environmental Education Center for your next meeting or special event. Conveniently located in northern HowardCounty, this verdant farmland offers quiet seclusion and natural wonder. Enjoy a relaxing experience at one of Howard County’s most historic settings.
Situated in Columbia, Maryland, Kahler Hall is only 25 minutes from Baltimore and 45 minutes from Washington, D. C. It’s the seat of village governance, a center for community events, a place to learn, grow and have fun. Kahler Hall is a warm and friendly place to make new friends and learn new things. It’s also a great place to hold meetings, parties and special life events
The Dorsey’s Search Meeting Room was built in 1982 so residents had space for meetings and small community gatherings. As the village population increased, the Columbia Association constructed Linden Hall in 1991/1992. Linden Hall is the home to the village offices and serves as a community center for many different functions
Main Street Ballroom is nestled in the heart of Historic Ellicott City’s historic Main Street and pairs an authentic stone warehouse from the 1920’s with modern amenities to create the perfect combination of rustic, industrial elegance. We like to say Main Street Ballroom is a “blank slate with character” that you can customize to create your unique vision for your big day. As part of making sure every event at the Ballroom feels like one-of-a kind, we designed our minimalist policies to be an industry-leader in flexibility to allow you to really make Main Street Ballroom your own.
Yes, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and the Grateful Dead played here! Merriweather Post Pavilion is one of the world’s most beautiful and storied amphitheatres – nestled in 40 acres of forest, smack between Washington, D.C. and Baltimore.? If the backstage walls could talk, they’d echo Roger Daltrey and Robert Plant trading some wicked stories about when the Who and Led Zeppelin played here in the ‘70s.
Situated on a hilltop overlooking the Patapsco River Valley, The Patapsco Female Institute was founded in 1837 as an elegant finishing school for young women. The stabilized ruins of the Greek revival structure are open for tours, and serve as a beautiful setting for special events including weddings, receptions, camps, and open-air theatre.
The perfect and surprisingly affordable venue for your next special event The Oak Room is one of historic Sandy Spring, Maryland’s best-kept secrets. Whether you are planning a wedding, meeting, or milestone celebration, make yours an event to remember … at The Oak Room.
The newly renovated, Other Barn in Oakland Mills is a spacious reception site filled with rustic charm. Originally a dairy barn, it now provides a unique, elegant but warm atmosphere that is the perfect place to celebrate life’s special events. The Other Barn is ideal for wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, family gatherings, luncheons, and Bar or Bat Mitzvahs.
This secluded mansion with gardens, pool and 530 riverside acres, is old world luxury personified. The hilltop setting commands magnificent views of the Chester River. The spacious lawns and surrounding fieldscapes are made for grand receptions and hunting retreats. The furnished interior has many rooms and offers a grand hallway and staircase for weddings and corporate events.
This historic circa 1690 manor house with wide covered porch is within walking distance to downtown Chestertown art galleries, shops, and Fountain Park, venue for the farmer’s market and many heritage events. Interior rooms showcase unique architectural details and are fully furnished. An ideal location for small retreats, meetings and town charm weddings.
Brookside Gardens, a park in the greater Washington, D.C. area, welcomes couples celebrating an outdoorsy wedding. This venue can be modern or rustic, or a combination of the two, depending on how couples want to use the space. The park offers an indoor ballroom, a tented area, patios, and plenty of natural green space for couples to use on their big day. The venue can be found in Silver Spring, Maryland, just 35 minutes from downtown Washington, D.C.
Glenview Mansion . . . a pillared, neoclassical, 19th century home, is nestled in the 153-acre Rockville Civic Center Park. The house can accommodate a variety of activities and may be rented for business meetings, conferences and private social events, such as weddings and receptions.
Surrounded by 26 acres of wooded park land, The Lodge at Little Seneca Creek is the natural setting for a business meeting or social gathering. This handsome log cabin with its cathedral ceilings and towering wood-burning fireplace can host as many as 120 guests for dinner and dancing or up to 175 seated theater-style for a seminar or business presentation.
Easily accessible from downtown Washington, Bethesda and Northern Virginia, Rockwood Manor offers unique opportunities for both business and social events. Built in the 1920s, the Manor was the former country estate of Carolyn Gangwer Caughey (pronounced “coy”). Nestled in 30 acres of woods and steps away from the C&O Canal, Rockwood Manor offers its guests a secluded and natural venue to meet and socialize
Escape the city to over 500 acres of never-ending, picturesque views at Tusculum Farm – the premier events venue and B&B perfectly located between Washington DC and Baltimore, MD. With luxury overnight accommodations, elegant countryside ceremony and reception locations, and the unique opportunity to take over the farm for the entire weekend, this historic property offers a breathtaking backdrop for your special day
Our unique space, located in Rockville Town Square, unites a beautiful building with fantastic art and artists to create a remarkable space in which to hold your special event. The spacious interior, excellent acoustics and lighting, catering kitchen, gallery, and resident artists’ studios make for a stunning event site.
A fine example of Georgian architecture, Montpelier Mansion sits on approximately 70 acres of beautiful parkland. Select rooms of the mansion have been researched and furnished as they would have appeared in the early 1800s.
One of the most beautiful settings in Prince George’s County, Newton White Mansion is located in an exquisitely picturesque setting in Mitchellville, Maryland. The Neo-Georgian-style brick mansion sits on 586 acres of lush, green land that includes Enterprise Golf Course.
The Manor sits high on a hill with a picturesque view of the Potomac River from the garden area. The grounds include formal English gardens, rose bushes surrounding a reflecting pool, and a large brick patio for outdoor entertaining. Featured inside are exquisitely appointed rooms with wood floors, crystal chandeliers, and fireplaces.
You need a place that is as special as your event—as heartwarming as the memories you hope to create. Because of the spirit of family and friendship that first inspired its creation and guided its construction, the Riggs Alumni Center perfectly fills that need.