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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

Holiday Party Planning Checklist

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

Holidays at Gramercy

If planning the perfect office holiday bash has you scratching your head and wondering where to begin, start with our handy check list.  Planning now eliminates stress come December when you’d much rather be wrapping gifts, guzzling egg nog and humming along to holiday tunes.

  • Choose a venue and book a date. Be it the office lunch room, a local restaurant or private event venue, find a location that suits your budget and comfortably accommodates your guest list.  Most importantly, reserve it as soon as possible before the best dates are taken.
  • Plan the menu. If you’re using a venue, you may have to separately contract a caterer.  Make sure you know the details (onsite caterer, approved list or open to outside caterers) before you book.  If you’re planning at a restaurant, discuss menu options based on the time of day – cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, seated dinner, buffet luncheon.  Or research restaurants and caterers who will deliver to the office.  Keep your office’s general food preferences in mind and include vegetarian options when possible.  Decide if you’ll offer alcohol as well.  And don’t forget about non-alcoholic beverages, too.
  • Send out a save the date. It’s the busiest time of the year so be sure to e-mail a save the date to all employees once the when and where are finalized (preferably at least a month before the party to ensure a good turn out).  As party time approaches, you can send updates including any details for a gift exchange or charity donation, special entertainment to look forward to (a great band, photo booth, casino games, etc.), or a preview of what’s on the menu.
  • Set the scene. If your venue won’t be decked out for the holidays, start thinking about some festive decor to put party goers in the mood for fun.  Twinkle lights, evergreen wreaths and garlands, candles in hurricane glasses, wooden nutcracker centerpieces, poinsettias… pick up items at craft stores now before the mad rush.  Give centerpieces away as door prizes to minimize clean up.  Pick up plastic bins with lids to store items that can be reused for next year’s party – be sure to clearly label.
  • Crank up the holiday tunes. Whether downloading a playlist to your iPod, hiring a d.j. to get the party started on the dance floor or a jazz band for fun and classy entertainment, nothing creates a celebratory vibe like music.
  • Give a perfect gift. Recognize stand out employees with something special.  Gift certificates for lunch at a favorite restaurant, fruit and snack gift baskets, gourmet chocolates, local wines.  Consider reaching out to businesses your company partners with throughout the year to see if they would be willing to donate a door prize for your holiday event.  If your group enjoys exchanging gifts, arrange a “Secret Santa” ahead of time.  Or set up a table to collect donations for a local charity or food drive.
  • Enjoy! You did a great job so relax, chat with colleagues, indulge in an extra dessert, boogie on the dance floor, pose for group photos and enjoy yourself.

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

Introducing Wedding Workshops

Monday, August 26th, 2013

Save the date for our upcoming fall wedding workshop at Gramercy Mansion!

Bring your fiance, maid of honor, mom, future in-law or special guest and join us for a jump start on your wedding plans.  Meet the pros, learn about the latest wedding trends, and soak up tips from the experts to make the planning process fun and your big day a true reflection of you.  What better way to spend an autumn evening than wrapped in the warmth of our historic home, cocktail in hand, planning your I-Do’s!  We’re excited to feature presentations by Drew Vandlandingham, owner of Vanlandingham Design Studios, Event Design Consultant Bonny Opper of Chef’s Expressions Catering and Kaitlin Radebaugh of Radebaugh Florist & Greenhouses.

Thursday, November 21, 2013, 6- 8 p.m.

Call 410-486-2405 to register.

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!


July Gardens in Bloom

Monday, July 15th, 2013

Flowers are key for Gramercy Mansion Bed & Breakfast in July & August. Explore the many paths winding beneath canopies of mature trees and behind the property’s Olympic-sized outdoor pool.  Take a refreshing dip to escape Maryland’s hot and humid summer afternoons.  Relax on a charming garden bench in the shade for peaceful birdwatching and butterfly-gazing.

Lower Garden Pathway

Connector Path with Blue Bench

Wedding walk entry to porch with daylilies

West side of house with daisies

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

Opening Day at Ladew Gardens

Monday, April 1st, 2013

Ladew Gardens opens today, Monday, April 1, 2013, for the start of it’s 42nd season delighting visitors from near and far! Named one of the top 5 gardens in North America in 2012, Ladew is a must-see.  The topiary is always amazing and the spring flowers are blossoming.

Upcoming events at Ladew include My Lady’s Manor Steeplechase Races (April 13th) and the Garden Festival (May 4th).  Throughout the spring and summer, attend a Garden Series lecture, bring the kids for Storytime in the Garden, or share a fun-filled time with the entire family at a Sunday evening summer concert.

Just a 30-minute drive separates Ladew’s lovely topiaries and Gramercy Mansion‘s landscaped gardens and Koinonia organic farm (the oldest organic farm in Maryland).  A true retreat for garden lovers… book your B&B stay at Gramercy and wander the gardens and farm at your leisure, then hop in the car for a scenic drive to Ladew Gardens.  Enjoy two of the most beautiful gardens in Baltimore county!

Hope to see you tiptoeing among the tulips this spring!

Early Spring Gardens

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

Happy Spring!  While the east coast’s most famous groundhog and notorious weather prognosticator “Punxsutawney Phil”  may have predicted an early spring this year, it looks like some chilly winter temperatures are sticking around through this first week of the season in the Baltimore area.  Not to worry, our daring daffodils are peeking out along the driveway and in the front garden beds and the fresh, lovely colors of more spring blooms are sure to follow soon!

Plan your April visit to Gramercy Mansion Bed & Breakfast and enjoy these lovely spring flowers in the gardens during your stay…

Magnolia tree at Gramercy Mansion

Blooming magnolia tree

Daffodils at Gramercy Mansion

Sunny daffodils welcoming spring

The shade garden boasts vinca vine, star magnolia, and daffodils lesser celandine

Garden border at Gramercy Mansion

Deputy Dawg guards the border