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Maryland Jockey Club at Laurel Park

198 Laurel Race Track Road
Laurel, MD, MD
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(301) 470-5416

About Us

Laurel Park is a historic wedding venue located in Laurel, Maryland. This establishment began its history in 1911, joining the racing ranks. 1914 saw the purchase of the track and the celebrated Col. Matt Winn, well known for putting the Kentucky Derby on the map, overseeing the management of the property. After changing a couple of hands, Laurel Park was purchased by the Schapiros in 1950. After successful expansion and numerous races, Schapiro's reign was succeeded by Frank J. De Francis and the Manfusos, Robert and John, in 1984. Millions of dollars were funneled into the property in the subsequent years, resulting in the creation of the Sports Palace, lavish clubhouse renovations, and various improvements scattered throughout. Joseph A.De Francis took on the responsibility of the venue following his father's passing, revitalizing it to suit modern-day interests and demands.

Facilities and Capacity

Laurel Park is pleased to host a variety of occasions from bridal showers to ceremonies. This venue has eight event rental options. The first is the Carriage Room which allows 800 people to attend your wedding. The next space is the Ruffian Room which holds a capacity of 200 guests seated. There is also a Sports Bar that allows for a maximum of 500 people. Should a party need a bit more space, they can rent out the entire second-floor clubhouse, inclusive of the Ruffian Room and Sports Bar. Otherwise, couples are able to make use of the Director's Room which is perfect for a 75-person cocktail party. Sixteen individuals fit within the Grand View Dining Boxes, and both the Sky Lounge and the White House Lawn fit 300 guests.

Services Offered

Laurel Park offers a wide range of services for couples that book at their venue. This can include anything from personalized service to bar and banquet packages. An appointment may be made with their sales manager to discuss any specific questions a couple may have leading up to their wedding celebration.

Denise Y.

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  • Our coordinator, Kelsey Spriggs, was amazing. We held our reception in the Upper Terrace. Kelsey was very responsive to every email and text. The room was beautiful. Kelsey helped us choose the menu and tailor it to our needs. They were very conscientious of dietary needs, and allergies. Although we had a buffet, entrees were plated for the few vegan/vegetarians. Every guest we spoke to said the food was fantastic! The cost of the room, meals, and extras was VERY competitive! I would not hesitate to use this venue again!

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

    Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?


    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

    $ 2,500.00

    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

    $ 500.00

    Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?


    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

    $ 500.00

    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

    $ 500.00

    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Chairs, China, Clean Up, Event Planning, Flatware, Glassware, Linens, Parking, Set Up, Tables

    Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?


    What is the starting price per person for bar service?

    $ 5.00

    Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

    House Beer

    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


    Describe your venue

    Banquet Hall, Historic Building, Restaurant

    What kind of settings are available?

    Indoor, Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views

    Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

    Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Elopements, Rehearsal Dinner

    What event services do you offer?

    All Inclusive Packages, Bar Services, Cake, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Liability Insurance, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors, Set Up, Wifi

    What catering services do you offer?

    Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings

    What bar services do you provide?

    Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine

    What event items are available?

    Audio Equipment, Centerpieces, Chairs, Furniture, Tables, Tents

    What food and beverage items are available?

    Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

    What transportation and access is available?

    Parking, Valet, Wheelchair Access

    What months are included in your peak season?

    May, June, July, August, September

    What months are included in your off-peak season?

    January, February, March, October, November, December

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