The Carriage House

in Columbia

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The Carriage House in Columbia was constructed in 1811.

It once served as a barn and stables for a mansion on a 550-acre estate called “Oakland” located in Howard County, Maryland near the old Columbia Turnpike. In its early days, the lower level of the two-story wood and stone building held carriages, a harness room, a granary and individual stalls for horses. The upper level was used for hay storage.

In 1972, Kittamaqundi Community Church purchased the Carriage House and its grounds from the Rouse Company and completed renovations in 1977. A new floor and two lofts were added to the second level. Finished woodwork and stone fireplaces were added to both floors.

In 2014, we created the Sacred Garden – an oasis in our backyard featuring a labyrinth, a pond with a waterfall, beautiful trees and colorful landscaping, and a grand archway. The Sacred Garden is the perfect setting for quiet reflection or celebrating a special occasion with relatives and friends.

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Become a Part of Our History

Add a touch of history to your special day—you won’t find this at any hotel banquet room or community center. Imagine an outdoor ceremony in our beautiful gardens and a reception inside our historic Carriage House. Our venue fits groups of 125 or fewer.


NO smoking inside the building.
We do not permit the use of fabric or other artificial flower petals to be spread on the grounds for outdoor weddings—real flowers only.

Instead of rice, we encourage the use of bird seed for celebrating the happy couple. Bubbles are permitted if all container trash is removed from the grounds.

We do not provide linens, tableware or glassware.

We do permit beer, wine and champagne (no hard liquor, please).

You may choose your own officiant, caterer, DJ, wedding coordinator, etc.

Tents may be erected on our grounds.

We recycle and are an earth-friendly venue.
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