The Carriage House
HAVE THE WEDDING OF YOUR DREAMS
AND THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE.
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.
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.
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).
Tents may be erected on our grounds.