Our Events

Donaldson Brown isn’t just a place for elegant weddings and uncomplicated business meetings, it’s an event destination. There are many reasons to consider why you should hold your next gathering at Donaldson Brown. With a history of hosting unique events, we offer guests the ability to create their own special memories on our historic estate with our supportive staff.

Additionally, Donaldson Brown offers our own special events throughout the year, many of which are open to the public. Holiday brunches, luncheons, and dinners often include a scenic tour of the estate with interesting historical “tidbits” that present a unique opportunity to step back in time and relax along the Susquehanna River. And to top it all off, our in-house chef prepares homemade buffets that keep guests coming back time after time.

Whether you’re planning an anniversary party, retirement celebration, birthday gathering, shower, or family reunion, Donaldson Brown provides an elegant and unique setting for your special event. For crowds small or large, we offer you the opportunity to let our home be your home for the day, night, or weekend.

Fees are dependent upon your unique event requests and will be determined after discussions with Donaldson Brown staff.


  • Retreats
  • Group luncheons or dinners
  • Rehearsal dinners
  • Birthday parties
  • Anniversary parties
  • Bar mitzvahs
  • Bat mitzvahs
  • Holiday parties
  • Group getaways
  • Photography location

Overnight Accommodations

There are 16 beautifully appointed bedrooms ranging from large suites to smaller rooms for a total of 25 beds in the mansion. An elevator and second-floor bedroom suite in the mansion can accommodate the physically disabled. The Carriage House has 10 additional bedrooms for those with larger overnight needs. A complimentary breakfast is prepared by our accomplished staff.

Upcoming Events

Holiday Brunch

Saturday, Dec. 4
200 Mt Ararat Farm Road, Port Deposit

The 2021 Holiday Brunch will feature self-guided tours of the mansion, homemade breakfast treats, and a holiday favor.

Two seatings:

  • 10 a.m. in the dining room
  • noon in the Chesapeake Room

$28 per person, includes taxes and gratuity

By reservation only.
Call (410) 378-2555 to book your spot today!

Brunch Menu
  • Sausage breakfast casserole – egg, onion, red pepper, spicy sausage, jalapeno, hash browns, cheese, milk, pepper
  • Scrambled eggs
  • Bacon
  • Fresh fruit bowl
  • Dried beef gravy and biscuits
  • French toast casserole
  • Bagels and cream cheese
  • Desserts: assorted homemade desserts
  • Drinks: coffee, orange juice, milk and hot chocolate

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