Billingsley House Museum

Eastern Shore/Chesapeake Bay



Billingsley House is a brick Tidewater Colonial plantation house that sits on 430 acres overlooking the confluence of the Patuxent River and the Western Branch. Less than an hour from Washington, D.C. and only 20 minutes from the Chesapeake Bay, the house and land were named for Major John Billingsley, the original 1662 land grant owner. Built around 1740, Billingsley has been substantially altered and modernized both in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, yet it is still one of the oldest structures remaining in the County and a unique example of a plantation house. Your lovely outdoor ceremony takes place on the green lawn overlooking the river, and you’ll say your vows surrounded by sweeping views of the water. After the “I dos”, your guests will enjoy cocktails and a scrumptious meal under a fantastic tent on the lawn. The house offers a stunning balcony, perfect for wedding photography. The picturesque views of the river and surrounding wooded areas provide a secluded atmosphere for your reception. Enjoy dinner and dancing under the stars as all your friends and family witness your joyous day.

Venue Style

Historic/Landmark Building, Event Center, Outdoor


Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor/Outdoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 60 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 120 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 60 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 120 guests

Time Restrictions

Flexible set up start time. Early morning can be arranged. Events must end by midnight Monday through Thursday. Events must end by 1:00AM Friday and Saturday.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $430 to $1450 for ceremony and reception depending on whether the bride and groom are residents of Prince George’s or Montgomery Counties and includes 4 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. For residents of Prince George's or Montgomery Counties, a wedding in the Manor ranges from $1,700 to $3,500. For nonresidents, a wedding in the Mansion ranges from $2,100 to $4,400. The fee to rent the Patio or House for a wedding ceremony is $200. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee. A refundable security deposit of $750 is required. Please inquire with venue wedding coordinator for more details.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Billingsley House Museum is estimated at between $6,437 and $16,828 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.


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Amenities Included

Bride's dressing area
Groom's dressing area
Dance floor
Tables and chairs provided
Outdoor lighting
Day of onsite manager
Kitchen for prep only
Large parking lot

Special Restrictions

BYO alcohol
Venue must approve all decorations
Approved outside caterer allowed
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking in designated areas only
Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer
Music must end by midnight
No glitter, confetti, etc.
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