Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center




University of Maryland’s Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center is more than a building to host your wedding, it is a story that continues to be written. It is an elegant venue that, while functional, is also warm and welcoming and perfect for your romantic wedding ceremony and reception—and whether you are a Maryland alumnus or a friend, you and your spouse can write yourself into the narrative. The space has a beautiful outdoor garden setting ideal for nuptials under the blue, cloudless sky and shining sun. With a paved, brick aisle and reflecting pool, your outdoor ceremony will be peaceful and inviting and will create a lovely, intimate ambience. Your guests can then enjoy a gorgeous cocktail hour in the foyer space with floor to ceiling windows and crisp, elegant décor while you and your spouse take your wedding photos on the beautiful grounds of campus. For the reception, the space’s high ceilings and unique lighting options will add to the elegance of the entire celebration. The space is perfect for eating, drinking, and dancing and is sure to host an unforgettable wedding celebration.

Venue Style

Banquet Hall/Restaurant, Historic/Landmark Building, Event Center, Modern


Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 450 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 250 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 450 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up time can start 2 hours prior to start of event. Events must end by midnight. Closed on University of Maryland Holidays.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $3,800 to $8,500 for a reception and includes 4 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. The fee for a ceremony is $750. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee of $300/hr. Catering is not included in rental fee.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center is estimated at between $7,531 and $14,504 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.


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Amenities Included

Bride's dressing area
Groom's dressing area
Dance floor
Podium and/or stage
Coat check room
Tables and chairs provided
Upgraded chairs
Venue set up and clean up
Day-of coordinator
Kitchen for prep only
Large parking lot

Special Restrictions

General liability insurance required
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Choose from a list for catering
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking in designated areas only
Alcohol must be provided by venue
Music must end by midnight