Our Spaces

At Ogle Hall, your rental includes all of the event spaces below.

Ballroom

The Ballroom at Ogle Hall is a versatile space both charming and unique. Harkening back to colonial times, many of the ballroom’s original features have been preserved, such as its fireplace and mantle, and stunning crown molding. Our favorite legend is that the Marquis de Lafayette called this the most beautiful ballroom in America during a visit here.
This space is perfect for dining or dancing. When used for a meal, this room can seat up to 40 people. When used as a dance floor, tit becomes an ideal space for a large wedding. It is also the perfect backdrop for cake cutting or champagne toasts. It is cozy, elegant and adaptable.

Drawing Room

The Drawing Room shares the same elegant charm as the rest of the historic mansion. It, too, has its own fireplace with a mantle begging to be decorated with family photos or fresh florals. Its large windows look out over the front lawn and what used to be the front staircase. A crystal chandelier is the focal point of the room. For a seated function, this room can accommodate 20 guests. More often the Drawing Room serves as the perfect room for the bar, buffet table or stationary displays. With a few cocktail tables, this room is a perfect escape away from the music or a wonderful place for a mid-party conversation.

Sitting Room

The Sitting Room is the coziest room in the house. Yet another fireplace adorns this room with more large windows overlooking the front lawn. It, too, has its own fireplace and large windows overlooking the front lawn. It houses an antique grandfather clock and vintage armoires, which add to its charm. This room is often used as a sitting area with couches and upholstered armchairs. Coffee service can be provided in this room for those who want to take a seat and enjoy a quiet break. It can also accommodate the bar. It can also accommodate the bar, or hold a table of 10 seated guests.

Entrance Hall

The Entrance Hall is an essential part of the house. Here, guests gather their first impressions and often mingle during cocktail hour. It has a beautiful sideboard that looks right at home decorated with a large floral arrangement, engagement photos or family mementos. The focal point of the Entrance Hall is the cantilevered staircase, one of the first in the nation. This staircase is the perfect place to make your reception entrance and be introduced for the first time as a married couple. The front door entryway has a space large enough for a photo booth, guest book or wedding favor display. The Entrance Hall itself is a great place for cocktail hour and perfect for guests to watch as you make your grand entrance.

Courtyard

The Courtyard is our premier space. It is nestled behind Ogle Hall and adjacent to the Ballroom. It offers complete privacy as it is off the street entirely. The Courtyard is surrounded by seasonal landscaping, artfully lit. An old and beautiful tree grows right up through the center and adds to the intimate feel of the space. Our Courtyard seats up to 140 and can be completely tented or left open to the air. Our tents can be either white-topped to shade from the sun or clear-topped to appreciate the trees and stars. Depending on size, the bar can be put outside under the tent and in some cases, the food can be as well. In case of rain, the tents can be completely enclosed with clear sidewalls and a clear-top marquee placed over the stairs to shield guests as much as possible from the elements. Also a great space for ceremonies, the Courtyard can be transformed from ceremony space to reception space for a single event.

Tap Room

Having once served as an actual taproom for Naval Academy Alumni, the Taproom definitely feels distinct from the rest of the house. It is fully equipped with controlled lighting to set the mood as well as large-screen TVs perfect for displaying photo slideshows or video montages. This room can seat up to 50 for dinner and is great overflow space in case of rain. Additionally, it is an excellent option for dancing and DJs and bands can set up here easily. It can be used as a kids area as it is free from large antiques and has an easily cleaned tile floor.

Front & Side Lawn

The Front Lawn is often used for wedding ceremonies, which can provide the backdrop of a beautiful historic mansion for your ceremony photos. This is also a great space to set out lawn games or for children to play during your event. The Side Lawn is a great outdoor addition to cocktail hour. The side door of the house flows right from the Entrance Hall to the Side Lawn. With bistro lighting, cocktail tables or lawn games, this a great option for additional cocktail hour space. The focal point of the Side Lawn is our Juliette Balcony, which is a must for photos. The Side Lawn is also a great vantage point for your photographer to capture a photo of your whole wedding party together.