Archive for February, 2014

Open House Fun at 1840s Plaza

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

The beautiful spring-like weather last weekend (I know, hard to remember beneath the blanket of snow this morning!) was the perfect setting for a gorgeous bridal open house at our sister property, 1840s Plaza.  Here at Gramercy Mansion, we were lucky enough to be at this popular open house along with other favorite Maryland wedding vendors.  We work with some of these vendors often including Francesca’s Bridal, a featured bridal salon at our upcoming bridal tea and beauty workshop, Dance Masters Entertainment, Kyle Bergner Photography, Kindly RSVP Designs and Antares Musicians.

We work with many Baltimore-area event professionals in addition to those above to make your wedding as delightful as possible.  Check out a complete list of our recommended vendors here.

Winter Restaurant Week is Here!

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014
Oregon Grille

The Oregon Grille

The tastiest week of winter has arrived!  If the snow kept you tucked in last week, celebrate with your Valentine this week at one of Baltimore’s best restaurants.  Three-course restaurant week dinner menus are available at $20 and $30 and two-course lunch and brunch menus at $10 and $15.  You can’t beat a deal like that!  Visit AbsolutelyFebulous.com for a list of all participating restaurants.

Baltimore is truly a culinary mecca boasting a wide variety of local and International cuisine.  Whether you’re a foodie or planning a special occasion dinner, you’re sure to find something to please your palate.  Check out a few of Gramercy Mansion‘s innkeepers’ favorite Baltimore restaurants on the Restaurant Week radar this week.

The Oregon Grille - It’s unanimous around here… this is the place to go for a romantic dinner in our neck of the woods (just a 10-minute drive north of Gramercy Mansion in Maryland’s scenic horse country).  Dry-aged steaks, fine grilled fare and an extensive wine list – all served in an elegant historic stone farm house.  Visit again in the spring and dine al fresco in the charming garden courtyard.

Sascha’s Café – Located in the fun and eclectic Mt. Vernon neighborhood footsteps from Center Stage Theatre, Sascha’s menu features creative American cuisine infused with global inspiration.  Bill’s favorite is the fried chicken and Amanda likes the chopped salad.  Enjoy a tasty dinner then take in a show for a fun night out.

The Food Market – On the Avenue in Hampden, this contemporary hot spot features decadent comfort food with flair.  Dinner is served nightly and brunch on weekends and free valet parking is available – a major plus for this busy neighborhood.  While we have not yet dined here, we’ve heard amazing things and it’s on our must-try list… so add two to your reservation, please! Or let us know about your visit.

Valentine’s Day Adventures for Two

Monday, February 10th, 2014

Valentine’s Day is always surrounded with hype and high standards when you have that special someone in your life. Here are some fun ideas for you and your love this Valentine’s Day weekend.

  • Lunch/Dinner Cruise (Spirit Cruises) - Spend your day or evening out on the water with champagne, roses and a meal. Reservations for 2/14-2/16 can be made online at http://www.spiritcruisesbaltimore.com/Baltimore/valentinesday or you can call 1-866-312-2469.
  • Symphony: Tchaikovsky’s “Pathetique” (Baltimore Symphony Orchestra) - Enjoy a beautiful performance at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall of Tchaikovsky’s “Pathetique” with your sweetie on Feb 14 at 8 p.m. Tickets are still available. More information can be found at http://www.bsomusic.org/main.taf?p=1,1,1,3&PerfNo=11747.
  • Dinner for Two (The Milton Inn) - A four-course meal, which can include anything from filet Chesapeake or seafood martini, is what The Milton Inn offers for Valentine’s Day Weekend (2/14-2/15). $90 per person, which includes dessert, as well. Reservations can be made at http://www.opentable.com/milton-inn-reservations-sparks?rid=5313&restref=5313.
  • Ice Skating (Reisterstown Sportsplex) - Spend a romantic evening with your love ice-skating, holding hands and reminiscing at the Reisterstown Sportsplex. Public skating prices are $8 for nights, weekends and holidays and $4 for skate rental. Hours can be found at http://www.rtownsports.com/public_skating.htm.
  • Fishing for Love (Baltimore Aquarium) - On Feb. 15, the Baltimore Aquarium is holding a “Fishing for Love” event specifically for adults (21 and older), which includes live music, an open bar, exhibits free of crowds, and a complimentary glass of champagne. Tickets are $69 for member couples and $99 for non-member couples. You can buy tickets and find out more information at http://aqua.org/love.
  • Couples Massage (Spa Lounge) - Relax and enjoy a night of massages, snacks and wine with your special someone with the “You and Me=The Best” event at Spa Lounge. Call 410-427-9556 or email spalounge12@gmail.com to book this special evening. Find out more information at http://www.spa-lounge.org/Valentines-Day.html.
  • Couples Owl Prowl (Carrie Murray Nature Center) - A unique experience for any couple who loves the outdoors. Enjoy a night hike learning about owls with marshmallow roasting and hot chocolate on Feb. 14 starting at 6 p.m. Tickets are just $10 per couple. More information can be found by calling 410-396-0808 or by visiting the website: http://www.carriemurraynaturecenter.org/.

Although Gramercy Mansion is booked for Valentine’s Day weekend, you don’t need a holiday to celebrate your love! Take advantage of our winter rates and surprise your sweetie with a mid-week escape or an extended stay over President’s day weekend to Gramercy Mansion. Every day is Valentine’s Day for those in love.