Hebron House

  • 2330 Mt. Hebron Drive
  • Ellicott City, MD 21042

Historic home (1808) suited for business and social functions (showers, weddings, parties, workshops.) Amphitheater perfect for outdoor weddings.

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Facility Info
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  • Description Built in 1808, Mount Hebron is best known as the mid-nineteenth century home of Judge Thomas Beale Dorsey, who successfully petitioned the Constitutional Convention to give Howard county status in 1851. Judge Dorsey and his wife raised their family in the arms of Hebron House until all the children were grown and on their own, and continued to live in the House until their deaths in the mid 1850s. ​ Hebron House was designed by N.G. Starkwether, a prominent architect of the day. Starkwether also designed Wilton, which burned in 1938 and El Monte, where one of the Dorsey daughters lived after leaving Hebron House, and which still stands on Furrow Avenue today. ​ Judge Dorsey was forward-thinking enough for the day to embrace some of the finer details available at the time. Many of the original architectural details remain unchanged today. ​ The house is now owned by Mount Hebron Presbyterian Church, and is available for private functions. This house has become an essential piece of the church's property and history.
  • Floorplan File Floorplan File
  • Largest Room 570
  • Total Sq. Ft. 4800
  • Reception Capacity 100
  • Space Notes Hebron House is a wonderful space for weddings and private events. There are three locations for a wedding ceremony: 1. The church Sanctuary holds about 200 people. It is bright and airy, with a full wall of windows which face north (lends itself to excellent photos). 2. We have a beautiful amphitheater on our church grounds. The amphitheater holds a lot of people - but you will have to arrange chair rental to suit you (there are several benches already there that may be used, too.) There is a bench at the top of the stairs that is wheelchair accessible. The back-up in case of bad weather is the church Sanctuary - when an amphitheater wedding is booked, the Sanctuary gets booked as well, so you can switch at the last minute in case the weather turns too hot or too rainy. 3. If you wanted to do the ceremony inside Hebron House, if your wedding is small, then that is another possibility. We can seat 79 guests in the main room (or 40 for formal dining). There are two locations for a reception: 1. The House and Amphitheater or Sanctuary can be rented separately from each other - you do not have to use one to use the other. 2. The other location for a reception is in our church hall - it is one big room with a kitchen on the side. There are tables and chairs available to seat 100 people, and you would still have a bit of room for a dance floor. The church Session asks that no alcohol be served in the church building (with the exception of a champagne toast - i.e. no open bar). Hebron House can also be rented for smaller events. The grounds of Mt. Hebron Presbyterian Church have several acres of grounds, including a flat area to set up a tent (max size is 40' x 60'), and a beautiful walking labyrinth.
  • Banquet Capacity 60
  • Number of Rooms 7
  • Large floor Plan PDF Large floor Plan PDF
  • Classroom Capacity 30