Archive for February, 2013

Spring Tea and Garden Tour

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

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


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!!

Gramercy’s Winter Gardens

Sunday, February 17th, 2013

With acres of landscaped gardens adorning Gramercy’s property, even in the cold of Maryland’s winter we’re enjoying snow-dusted evergreens and looking ahead.  Snowdrops peek out along garden paths.  Winter song birds chirp in the morning sunlight.  Tender seedlings are taking root in the basement’s plant room. Plan a stay in the coming months and here’s some of what you’ll discover on the grounds.

Gazebo in February with Mahonia

Did you know Gramercy is a Bird Sanctuary?

Winter walkways

February snowdrops

Just ask and we'll be pleased to show you what's coming in the Spring!