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Tuesdays with Anne

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Join owner Anne Pomykala for a personal tour of Gramercy’s landscaped gardens followed by a picnic lunch on Tuesdays at 11 a.m. ($15 per person).

With vibrant color from April through November, the blooms are constantly changing throughout the spring, summer and fall.  Anne delights visitors with her insights, gardening tips and extensive knowledge of local flora.

Tuesdays with Anne

April 15, 22

May 6, 13, 20, 27

Jun 3, 10, 17, 24

Check back for additional dates through October!

$15 per person including lunch!

Call 410-486-2405 or e-mail info@gramercymansion.com by the Monday before to reserve.

A path behind the Mansion winds from a shade garden complete with marble gazebo to a large oval wedding garden.  A heart-shaped garden showcases colorful tulips in early spring. An Edwardian-inspired front garden separates the Mansion and Carriage House.  Over-layered early and late blooming perennials and annuals add depth to borders boasting a continuous wave of color from February’s first snow drops through November.  Whimsical statues, benches, sculptures, sun dials and fountains add to the abounding charm of the property’s gardens.  On a beautiful day, or even a drizzly spring morning, you’ll find Anne tending her gardens.  The Pomykalas purchased the 45-acre estate in 1985 but with much restoration work required in the Mansion itself, the endeavor of creating gardens and landscape to compliment the historic home was not truly underway until ten years later. While much of the property is wooded and seven acres are dedicated to organic farming, about three acres surround the Mansion, Carriage House and cottages with landscaped gardens sprung from Anne’s creativity and passion for nature’s beauty.

Hundreds of couples have celebrated weddings in Gramercy’s gardens and countless B&B guests wander the meandering paths, spying hummingbirds over their morning coffee.  Anne couldn’t be more delighted to share her gardens and she invites you to join her on Tuesday mornings.

Holiday Happenings

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

Planning a visit to our neck of the woods this holiday season?  There is so much fun to be had locally.

Check out some of our favorite festive spots…

Shops at Kenilworth – Visit this nearby neighborhood shopping center to enjoy the charming holiday train display, visit with Santa and shop a variety of boutiques with unqiue finds perfect for everyone on your list.

Fire Museum of Maryland – Watch antique O-Scale trains and a street car wind their way past Baltimore neighborhoods, the Zoo, Gwyn Oaks Amusement Park and the Viaduct.  Open Saturdays, Nov. 30 – Dec. 21 and Dec. 26 — 29, 2013 10 – 4 pm.

Wine Country Christmas at Boordy Vineyards – Saturdays through 12/21/13

Celebration at the StationGreenspring Station – 12/14/13, 2 – 5 p.m.

A Modern Holiday Soiree will take place at Green Spring Station. Enjoy samples of holiday food while learning how to create your own ornaments. Children will surely be entertained with the help of Santa, a hot chocolate bar, and mini DIY crafts.

S’mores, Stars & the Winter Solstice – 12/13/13, 6 – 8 p.m.

Make a decorative wreath from natural materials such as pine, spruce, and holly. Inside the ranger station, we’ll have everything you need to make a masterpiece and brave the cold—including hot chocolate, cookies, and holiday tunes!  Ages 5 and up.

Please call 410-887-4156 or email releeparkrp@baltimorecountymd.gov to register.


Fire & Ice at Night /Christmas Tree Judging - 12/13/13, 6 – 9 p.m.

View the ice sculptures located around Downtown Towson! There will also be street performers, free roasted chestnuts, Christmas tree judging and s’mores offered by area restaurants. See www.towsonchamber.com for a map of ice sculptures or just come to Downtown Towson! Rain Date is December 20th


Ladew Gardens: Christmas Through the Ages – 12/13 – 12/15

Charge: Members are Free; Adults $10; Seniors & Students $8; Children (12 & under) $2

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Ladew Gardens will celebrate Christmas in seasonal resplendence as local floral designers and Garden Clubs are invited to decorate the rooms of the circa 1747 Manor House, adorning the walls, tabletops and fireplace mantels in festive holiday splendor. Now in its 33rd year, Ladew’s Christmas Open House has been called “one of Maryland’s most memorable and decorative holiday events.” The weekend festivities feature live seasonal music performed by Maryland school children and other accomplished instrumentalists. Visitors to the Christmas Open House are also invited to enjoy complimentary hot cider and cookies, as well as an exceptional Greens Sale featuring hand-crafted fresh holiday decorations — wreaths, table arrangements and decorations — lovingly created through the generosity of volunteers and design professionals.


Christmas Open House at Basignani Winery – 12/14 – 12/15

Charge: $20

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Christmas time is a very special time of year at Basignani Winery. Visit the north Baltimore County winery and its annual celebration of the Tuscan Christmas. Experience an Italian Christmas as Basignani transforms the tasting room and piazza into a little piece of Tuscany. Taste the wines and try some seasonal Tuscan Christmas treats. Tickets are $20 per person and include select wine tasting, brick oven pizza, treats, live music, and a premium Riedel glass to take home. Don’t miss Basignani’s newest Port wine – Sinistra. It will keep you warm this holiday season

Holidays at Hampton….a Yuletide Celebration 12/13 – 12/15/13

Free

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Get into the holiday spirit early with “Holidays at Hampton” where the public can celebrate the season at Hampton National Historic Site. Visitors will experience two-centuries of holiday traditions at Towson’s only National Park – all of the festivities are free and open to the public. Special evening tours, antique cars, period crafts, musical & dance performances, African American storytelling and unique holiday shopping in the Museum Shop are just part of the revelries taking place during the “Holidays at Hampton” Yuletide weekend of Friday, December 13 through Sunday, December 15, 2013.  This year, “Holidays at Hampton” highlights another one of the historic periods of this National Park: the Jazz-Age “Roaring Twenties” and 1930s.


Helicon’s 28th Annual Winter Solstice Concerts – 12/21/13,  3:30 PM

Charge: $20-$30 (group and children discounts)

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The Baltimore-based trio, Helicon (Chris Norman, Ken Kolodner, Robin Bullock). Internationally renowned traditional folk musicians–Kolodner (hammered dulcimer, fiddle, hammered mbira); Norman (wooden flutes, tin whistle, small pipes, piano); Bullock (guitar, cittern, mandolin, piano)-play a unique blend of seasonal music from Ireland, Scotland, Appalachia, Canada, Europe, Africa & the Far East–a great way for families to kick off the holiday season with an extremely energetic performance.

Kolodner’s son, Brad, will join the fun as a guest on clawhammer banjo, fiddle & vocals (a recent winner of a national banjo contest, Strathmore Hall Artist in Residence, WAMU DJ).  Also special guests modern dancer Marlys Norman (Chris Norman’s daughter & Peabody faculty member), North American Irish step-dance champion Jonathan Srour , Scottish National Fiddle Champion Elke Baker & bassist Alex Lacquement (Eastman School of Music).  Helicon celebrates the release of Ken & Brad’s new recording “Skipping Rocks” and re-release of Helicon’s Winter Solstice CD.

Christmas Open House at Basignani Winery 12/14 – 12/15/13

Charge: $20

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Christmas time is a very special time of year at Basignani Winery. Visit the north Baltimore County winery and its annual celebration of the Tuscan Christmas. Experience an Italian Christmas as Basignani transforms the tasting room and piazza into a little piece of Tuscany. Taste the wines and try some seasonal Tuscan Christmas treats. Tickets are $20 per person and include select wine tasting, brick oven pizza, treats, live music, and a premium Riedel glass to take home. Don’t miss Basignani’s newest Port wine – Sinistra. It will keep you warm this holiday season!

Holiday Lights & Displays

34th Street, Hampden – A Baltimore tradition!  Visit this charming neighborhood to enjoy a true glimpse of Charm City’s holiday spirit.

Valley View Farms - Local garden center bedecked in spectacular fashion with thousands of unique ornaments and holiday decorations for sale.

Save The Date…

Friday, November 8th, 2013

Gramercy Mansion’s Winter Bridal Open House

Saturday, January 11, 2014

12 p.m. – 3 p.m.

1400 Greenspring Valley Road, Stevenson, MD 21153

*Our Winter Bridal Open House is absolutely free to attend but we do ask that you RSVP to amanda@gramercymansion.com or 410-486-2405 by January 4 , 2014.

Sample some tasty tidbits from Linwoods, Chef’s Expressions and Sascha’s Catering.

Music by Dance Masters Entertainment

Meet Artful Weddings by Sachs Photography.

Try tasty treats from Flavor Cupcakery .

View the beautiful creations by Radebaugh Florist.

Beautiful table linen by Gala Cloths.

Espresso, Cappuccino and Coffee Bar by Travelling Bean.

Bridal Hair and Airbrush Makeup by Ariel.

Live music by Antares Musicians.

Have fun with Your Moment Photo Booth.

Designer Bridal gowns by Francesca’s Bridal Salon.

Check back for a complete list of participating vendors.

Festive Holiday Afternoon Tea

Saturday, October 5th, 2013

Join us for a festive holiday afternoon tea! Enjoy a delicious three-course meal served with a selection of hot teas followed by tours of our beautifully-decorated home for the holidays. Browse gift shop items available for last-minute shoppers.


December 15th & 29th, 2013
1 – 3 p.m.

$40 per person, plus tax & service
Payment required at time of reservation. Space is limited.
Call 410-486-2405 for reservations!

Tea Menu

Tea menu prepared by Rouge Catering and presented by the innkeepers at Gramercy Mansion

First Course:

Chocolate Chip Scones

Blueberry Scones

Served with Lemon Curd, Strawberry Jam and Clotted Cream

Lorraine Quiche

Spinach, Caramelized Onion, Bacon & Gruyere

Second Course:

Classic Deviled Eggs

Smoked Paprika and Fried Capers

Insalata Caprese Skewer

Cherry tomatoes and Fresh Mozzarella garnished with Fresh Basil & Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Shrimp Salad Sandwich

served on a croissant

Classic Chicken Salad

served on a mini French Bread Roll

Third Course

Fresh Fruit Skewer

Drizzled with Coconut Rum

Giant Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Lemon Blueberry Crumble Pie


A variety of English and herbal teas will be served

And We Have A Winner…

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

Bill Duffy standing proud with one of his many tomatoes

Congratulations to Bill Duffy, our Executive Innkeeper, for winning the tomato wars this season!

Anne promises next year to deliver a victorious win and gain her title back as “Tomato Queen.”

Can anyone out there in the Bed and Breakfast business or with a culinary garden beat out Bill’s 2.3 lb tomato? We would love to hear from you.

Last night's pick of Bill's tomatoes

Join us for a Fall Bridal Open House

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

Planning an upcoming wedding ceremony, reception or special event?  Join us to tour the Mansion, Carriage House, bed & breakfast rooms and gorgeous fall gardens.  Sample some tasty tidbits from our preferred caterers and mingle with a variety of experienced wedding and event professionals.

Gramercy Mansion’s Fall Bridal Open House

Saturday, November 2, 2013

1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

1400 Greenspring Valley Road, Stevenson, MD 21153

*Our Fall Bridal Open House is absolutely free to attend but we do ask that you rsvp to amanda@gramercymansion.com or 410-486-2405 by October 26, 2013.


Participating wedding professionals include

Chef’s Expressions Catering, Zeffert & Gold Catering,

Innovative Gourmet, Sascha’s Catering, Blue Sage Florist, Shutterbooth, John Zito Photography,

Kathy Freundel Photography, La Cakerie,

Antares Musicians, Dance Masters, Bayside Limo… and more!

Join us at 2:30 in the Carriage House for a special dance lesson with Sue and Don from Dance Masters Entertainment!


Fragrance of Summer Tea & Garden Tour

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

Fragrance of Summer High Tea and Garden Tour

at Gramercy Mansion

June 2nd

&

June 30th

1-4 pm

Join us for an afternoon in the gardens at Gramercy! Enjoy a delightful three- course high tea followed by guided tours of the Mansion and beautiful gardens. Come experience all the wonderful fragrances of summer! Our summer tea is open to the public but space is limited so make your reservations now!

$35 per person plus tax and service.

Reservations and payment required in advance.

Contact Maria at 410-486-2405

Menu soon to follow…

A Mother’s Day Tea & Garden Tour

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

SOLD OUT!

*Menu Update*

Join us to celebrate the special women in your life with a tasty afternoon tea followed by tours of our historic home and the gorgeous spring gardens this Mother’s Day!

Sunday, May 12th

1-4 pm

Gramercy Mansion

1400 Greenspring Valley Rd

Stevenson, MD 21153

$35 per person plus tax and gratuity

Space is limited, reservations and payment required in advance. This event is sure to sell out quickly so reserve your space now!

Call 410-486-2405 for reservations!

High Tea Menu

Menu prepared by Rouge Fine Catering

and presented by the innkeepers of Gramercy Mansion

Hors D’oeuvres

Classic Deviled Eggs

Smoked Paprika and Fried Capers

Insalata Caprese Skewer

Cherry Tomatoes and Fresh Mozzarella garnished with Fresh Basil & Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Plain Croissants

Rich Buttery Pastry

Fruit Skewers

Watermelon, Pineapple, Strawberries & Honeydew

Tea Sandwiches

Chicken Salad Mini Sandwich

on Whole Wheat Bread

Roasted Vegetable Slider

Zucchini, Eggplant, Roma Tomato, Fresh Mozzarella and Basil Pesto on Seven Grain Bread.

Fried Green Tomato BLT Slider

Cornmeal Crusted Fried Green Tomato,

Applewood Bacon & Creamy Cole Slaw on Rye Bread.

Desserts

Giant Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Sun-Ripened Strawberries hand dipped with White and Dark Chocolate

Mini Cheese Cakes

House-made, delicious Mini-Cheese Cakes, topped with Fresh Strawberries, Blueberries and Blackberries

Served with a variety of English and herbal teas

Spring Tea and Garden Tour

Thursday, February 28th, 2013
SOLD OUT,
PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR NEW DATES
SPRING HAS SPRUNG! TEA & GARDEN TOUR

Sunday, April 21, 2013


1-4 pm

Gramercy Mansion
1400 Greenspring Valley Rd
Stevenson, MD 21153

$32 per person plus tax and gratuity

Tiptoe through the tulips and celebrate spring with a tasty three- course tea and guided house and garden tours!

Space is limited, reservations and  payment required in advance.

Call 410-486-2405 for reservations!

High Tea Menu

Menu prepared by Rouge Fine Catering and presented by the innkeepers of Gramercy Mansion

spring tea

Hors D’oeuvres

Classic Deviled Eggs

Smoked Paprika and Fried Capers

Insalata Caprese Skewer

Cherry Tomatoes and Fresh Mozzarella garnished with Fresh Basil & Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Tortellini & Sun-Dried Tomato Skewer

Cheese Tortellini, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Fresh Basil and Mozzarella topped with Basil Tomato Oil

Roasted Vegetable and Goat Cheese Mushroom Caps

Tea Sandwiches

Chicken Salad Mini Sandwich

on Whole Wheat Bread

Roasted Vegetable Slider

Zucchini, Eggplant, Roma Tomato, Fresh Mozzarella and Basil Pesto on Seven Grain Bread

Fried Green Tomato BLT Slider

Cornmeal Crusted Fried Green Tomato,

Apple-wood Bacon & Creamy Cole Slaw on Rye Bread

Desserts

Giant Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Sun-Ripened Strawberries hand dipped with White and Dark Chocolate

Mini Cheese Cakes

House-made, delicious Mini-Cheese Cakes, topped with Fresh Strawberries, Blueberries and Blackberries

Served with

a variety of English and herbal teas

True Love Stories

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Elopements at Gramercy Mansion

It’s our pleasure to welcome many couples to celebrate their wedding day at Gramercy Mansion – some extravagant affairs and some intimate ceremonies.  Each duo has a unique story to tell and we’re happy to share the following real life love stories with you!  Thank you Alycia & Alan and Emily & Jason for sharing with us!

Alycia & Alan

Alycia & Alan

My husband Alan and I met in high school. Alan had his heart set on me from day one, but I just wanted to be friends at first. We stayed friends for three years before we made it official. After five years of dating, we found out we were expecting a baby girl.  Alan proposed to me under the moonlit sky on a bench in a local park.

We began to plan a big elaborate wedding but started to get side tracked in all the overwhelming details! After finding the Gramercy Mansion online there was no question we wanted to elope there! It was perfect to be able to invite just our immediate family to share in our day! We wanted our wedding to be a celebration of our eternal love and commitment, not about guest favors or the DJ. Don’t get me wrong those weddings are a lot of fun but we wanted a more intimate feeling. And Gramercy sure delivered that!

Our favorite part of the day was the moment we saw each other! We were standing right beside one another but large bushes were separating us and keeping us out of sight. The anticipation gave me butterflies in my stomach and my husband said he felt the same. We surprised our guests by letting them see when we finally saw one another for the first time. We had originally planned on meeting inside the mansion and walking down the isle together. To everyone’s pleasant surprise we let them in on the best moment of finally locking eyes and arms! We were married under the gazebo and we stayed two nights in the Camelot room! It was the most amazing and relaxing experience! The last night, we got back from dinner and our room was filled with candles and rose petals, it was a beautiful way to end our honeymoon.

Emily & Jason

Emily & Jason

Jason and I are excited to share our love story….

How did you first meet?

Jason and I first met in Mr. Hardison’s 1987 French class at Franklin Middle School in Reisterstown.  We were both in the 7th grade and met on the very first day.  I was seated next to Jason and  we spent the next 4 years taking French together and funny enough, sitting next to each other each year.  We were instant best friends for the next 5 years.  Our love story didnt pick up until several years later….

What made you decide to elope?

We have known each other for 25 years and although we ‘needed’ to be married to start a family, we had been reunited over 3 years earlier and quickly fell in love.  We are both in our upper 30s and wanted to invite only family and friends to our ceremony.  We eventually plan on having a 1 year anniversary where we plan on inviting friends and family to a larger celebration.

What is your favorite memory of your wedding day?

This sounds so cheesy but seeing Jason as I rounded the corner.  He was the first person I saw and as our eyes met everything else just disappeared.  It was just like magic!!  The venue was absolutely perfect with the white lights against the dark sky.  It was like a fairy tale.

Did you surprise your guests and, if so, how did they react?

We actually didn’t do anything grandiose but simply telephoned a few friends and family and told them ‘enough is enough, we are getting married in 2 weeks!!’  Everyone was as excited as we were!! Perfect!  Just Perfect!!