Unique Meeting Venues in Howard County

AIDA Bistro & Wine Bar

Classic Italian favorites, non-traditional entrees and small plates from a variety of culinary and cultural backgrounds, plus a wine bar unlike any other featuring 30 Wines On Tap!


6741 Columbia Gateway Drive Columbia, MD 21046410-953-0500Visit website »View location »Aida Bistro NEW logoimage002

Autobahn Indoor Speedway

Experience a thrill like no other: European style, indoor kart racing at speeds up to 50 MPH! Our state-of-the-art facility is completely indoors for perfect racing conditions every day on our two Grand Prix style tracks.

8251 Preston Ct Suite FJessup, MD 20794410-880-0010Visit website »View location »

Baldwin’s Station

Restaurant Association of Maryland’s 2012 “Favorite Restaurant” Award recipient, “Baltimore’s Best” and Award Distinction (Zagat) multiple times. Baldwin’s Station’s unique venue and fine cuisine continues top dining, wedding, and entertainment lists. Attention to detail and customized service add to this historic landmark’s charm.

7618 Main Street Historic Sykesville, MD 21784410-795-1041Visit website »View location »

Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum

The oldest and most comprehensive historic American railroad collection in the U.S.

901 West Pratt Street Baltimore, MD 21223410-752-2490Visit website »View location »

Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum: Ellicott City Station

The “Oldest Railroad Station in America” showcases and tells stories of the people who built and operated America’s first railroad.

2711 Maryland Avenue Ellicott City, MD 21043410-461-1945Visit website »View location »

Belmont Manor & Historic Park

Coming soon! Once a grand mansion and estate, now a unique setting for weddings and events.

6555 Belmont Woods Road Elkridge, MD 21075410-313-4700Visit website »View location »

Circle D Farm

150 acre farm with banquet facilities, day camps, tennis clubs and health and fitness club.

15535 Carrs Mill Road Woodbine, MD 21797301-854-6651Visit website »View location »

Clark’s Elioak Farm

Beautiful family farm and home of “The Enchanted Forest” offering a petting farm, hayrides, pony rides, birthday parties and more plus Clark’s Never Sell the Land grass fed beef, produce and more!

10500 Route 108 Ellicott City, MD 21042410-730-4049Visit website »View location »Clarks Elioak Farm

Columbia Sports Park

A dynamic park with the family in mind featuring an 18-hole mini-golf course with beautiful water features, batting cages, arcade games, a snack bar, a skate park and more. With two 600 foot pavilions and a playground this is an ideal venue for parties and group outings.

5453 Harpers Farm Road Columbia, MD 21044410-715-3054Visit website »View location »CA Logo

Drama Learning Center & Red Branch Theater Company

Producing quality theatre in an inviting 100-seat venue. Production classes and private instruction for PreK-12th grade students and professional shows. Shows & TicketsClasses & Camps

9130-I Red Branch Rd. Columbia, MD 21045410-997-9352Visit website »View location »

Elkridge Furnace Inn

Award-winning; a historic setting offering menus rich with authentic French flavor and artistic creativity. Also featuring gluten free menu items.


5745 Furnace Avenue Elkridge, MD 21075410-379-9336Visit website »View location »EFINN LOGO WEB Site Optimized

Hebron House

Historic home suited for business and social functions.

2230 Mt. Hebron Dr Ellicott City, MD 21042410-203-2144Visit website »View location »

Historic Oakland Manor

This 19th-century property boasts an elegant manor, scenic gardens, and a patio tent. Voted 2011 “Best Place to Rent for Special Occasions” by the readers of Howard Magazine. Historic Oakland Manor is open to the public Monday-Friday between 9:00am-5:00pm. For the best possible experience, please call ahead or schedule an appointment for tours.

5430 Vantage Point Rd Columbia, MD 21044410-730-4801Visit website »View location »

Historic Savage Mill

A historic complex of buildings home to speciality shops and artist’s studios.

8600 Foundry Street Savage, MD 20763410-792-2820Visit website »View location »

Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center

Featuring three performance venues and two art galleries, the Horrowitz Center is proud to present the finest in student and professional works.

10901 Little Patuxent Parkway Columbia, MD 21044443-518-1490Visit website »View location »HorowitzCenterLogo

Houlihan’s Columbia

A stylish, American restaurant and bar known for its indie spirit, social bar scene, and adaptable menu for modern lifestyles.

8240 Gateway Overlook Drive Columbia/Elkridge, MD 21075410-782-6016Visit website »View location »Houlihans logo

Howard County Arts Council

The Howard County Arts Council offers a wide variety of opportunities for residents and visitors to enjoy the arts including exhibitions and performances, classes for children and adults, studio space for artists, grants to arts organizations, and special events.

8510 High Ridge Road Ellicott City, MD 21043410-313-2787Visit website »View location »

Howard County Conservancy

Historic farm buildings, a nature center, hiking trails and educational programs.

10520 Old Frederick Road Woodstock, MD 21163410-465-8877Visit website »View location »

Howard County Department of Recreation & Parks

Regional, community, and neighborhood parks containing sports facilities, recreation centers and areas, nature centers, scenic outdoor trails and more; offers an extensive range of recreational programs, activities and special events.

7120 Oakland Mills Road Columbia, MD 21046410-313-4700Visit website »View location »

Howard County Fair Association

A non-profit corporation for agricultural education and events

2210 Fairgrounds Road West Friendship, MD 21794410-442-1022Visit website »View location »Howard County Fair Association - GOLD

Linganore Cellars – Berrywine Plantation

Open 361 days of the year for tastings and tours. Linganore Winecellars features over 30 different wines and many special events year round. Great wines, fun times!

13601 Glissans Mill Road Mt. Airy, MD 21771410-795-6432Visit website »View location »

Maryland Live! Casino

One of the nation’s largest gaming, retail, and entertainment destinations.

7002 Arundel Mills Circle Hanover, MD 21076443-842-7000Visit website »View location »

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament

A unique combination of a medieval banquet and thrilling competition between knights.

7000 Arundel Mills Circle Hanover, MD 21076888-935-6878Visit website »View location »

Monster Mini Golf

18 holes of indoor glow-in-the dark mini golf, DJ with music, contests, and prizes. Great arcade, two party rooms for birthdays or corporate events.

7351 Assateague Drive Suite 380Jessup, MD 20794410-579-4653Visit website »View location »

National Aquarium in Baltimore

Come face-to-face with exhilarating blacktip reef sharks and the thousands of Indo-Pacific reef inhabitants they protect. Experience Blacktip Reef, a breathtaking journey into a kaleidoscope of light, color, and aquatic life.

501 East Pratt Street Pier 3Baltimore, MD 21202410-576-3800Visit website »View location »

Putting on the Ritz Catering

Whether your event is large or small, Putting on the Ritz will more than meet your expectations – satisfying your event planning needs and making your celebration special and memorable.

9115 Whiskey Bottom Road Suite ELaurel, MD 20723301-725-4220Visit website »

Retreat and Conference Center at Bon Secours

Whether you’re exploring Maryland conference and meeting venues for your next business outing or you’re searching for the perfect spot to enjoy a personal or spiritual retreat, no place compares to the Retreat and Conference Center at Bon Secours.

1525 Marriottsville Road Marriottsville, MD 21104410-442-1320Visit website »View location »

Robinson Nature Center

This unique nature education facility is situated on 18 acres of land adjacent to the Middle Patuxent Environmental Area offering over 1,000 acres of forest, meadows and river valley to explore. The center is one of few LEED platinum buildings open to the public in the nation. Explore interactive and multisensory exhibits, the NatureSphere digital planetarium and theater, a two-story “Life of the Forest” exhibit, a Children’s Discovery Room, wildlife viewing areas, and more.

6692 Cedar Lane Columbia, MD 21044410-313-0400Visit website »View location »


Prepare for an adventure of a lifetime. ShadowLand’s unique indoor family entertainment and laser adventures center provides fantastic ‘whole group’ activities for families, youth groups, sports teams and businesses. Drop-ins welcome! See special offer.

9179 Red Branch Road Columbia, MD 21045410-740-9100Visit website »View location »DarklightArenaCartoon4-SMALLEST

Shrine of St. Anthony

A place of prayer, pilgrimage and peace with meeting and program space for individuals and groups.

12290 Folly Quarter Road Ellicott City, MD 21042410-531-2800Visit website »

Slayton House, Wilde Lake Community Association

Community Center for the Village of Wilde Lake serving the cultural, residential, recreational, and meeting needs of the community.

10400 Cross Fox Lane Columbia, MD 21044410-730-3987Visit website »

Sykesville Main Street

A designated Maryland & National Historic Main Street. Shopping, Restaurants, Antiques, Salons, Events, Model Trains, Little Sykes Railway Train Ride for Kids, Museum, Historic Colored Schoolhouse, Tubing on the Patapsco.

7547 Main Street Sykesville, MD 21784410-795-8959Visit website »View location »

Terrapin Adventures

Adventure start here, offerings include ziplines, a climbing tower and giant swing, kayak tours, mountain biking, tubing, team building and more.

8600 Foundry Street Savage, MD 20763301-725-1313Visit website »View location »Terrapin Adventures Logo

The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring

The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring is the largest High-Ropes Aerial Obstacle Course and Zipline Park in North America.

16701 Norwood Rd. Sandy Spring, MD 20860(240) 389-4386Visit website »adventure park

Toby’s Dinner Theatre

Award winning Broadway and original musicals with an exceptional buffet-style dinner.

5900 Symphony Woods Road Columbia, MD 21044410-730-8311Visit website »View location »Tobys Columbia logo

Victoria Gastro Pub

Innovative twists on classic pub fare with extensive and eclectic beer and wine lists offering indoor and outdoor dining.

8201 Snowden River Parkway Columbia, MD 21045410-750-1880Visit website »View location »Victoria Gastro Pub Logo

Waverly Mansion

Experienced in planning and delivering wonderful weddings and events.

2300 Waverly Mansion Dr Marriottsville, mD 21136301-572-7744Visit website »View location »

Whitehouse Caterers at Overhills Mansion

Catering throughout the area for 30 years. A fine dining, from scratch, experience to your limitless celebration. Family owned, farm to table caterer & event design company, exclusive at the Historic Overhills Mansion.

916 S Rolling Rd. Catonsville, MD 21228(410) 744-0040Visit website »Email »View location »