The Carriage House dates back to the early 1800s.
It once served as a barn and stables for a mansion on a large estate called “Oakland” in Howard County, MD. 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 dedicated our Sacred Garden – an oasis of beauty featuring a pond with a waterfall, beautiful trees, colorful landscaping, a labyrinth, benches and a grand archway. It’s the perfect setting for your very special occasion with loved ones.
Become a Part of Our History
Add a touch of history to your special day. You won’t find this at any banquet room or community center! Imagine a ceremony held in our beautiful gardens and a reception inside the historic Carriage House.
Frequently Answered Questions
All our wedding packages include time for setup and decorating on the evening before!
Included in all our wedding packages are banquet and serving tables, banquet chairs and white folding chairs for outside use. You provide linens, tableware and glassware.
We permit beer, wine and champagne. And we encourage recycling!
You may choose your own officiant, caterer, DJ or band. Need suggestions? See our rental page lists of other vendors.
Tents may be erected on our grounds. Modular dance floors are permitted inside.
Ours is a smoke-free building.