Citizens ballroom

a frederick wedding and special event venue

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A FREDERICK WEDDING AND SPECIAL EVENT VENUE

Frederick wedding venue

"AN historic bank turned celebration space"

Frederick wedding venue

Citizens Ballroom is a cornerstone building turned wedding and special event venue in the heart of Downtown Frederick. The former bank has been lovingly renovated to its original glory and updated for its new life as a celebration space right in the heart of town. Originally built in 1908, the building still contains most of its original details, including bronze doors, statement 30-foot coffered ceilings and signature bank vaults.

THE FÊTEWELL DIFFERENCE

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No Hidden Fees

Open Vendor Policy

16 Hour Rental Window

The Details

Citizens Ballroom is a cornerstone building in the heart of Downtown Frederick. The former bank has been lovingly renovated to its original glory and updated for its new life as a celebration space right in the middle of town.

History

Built 1908, Renovated 2021

Inclusions

Tables and chairs included

We welcome all licensed and insured full service caterers

Space

6100 sq. feet

200 person capacity including vendors

we recommend no more than 130 guests on the main level, with additional guests on the mezzanine

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Friendly Policies. Authentic Events.

OUR 16 HOUR RENTAL WINDOW COMES WITH ALL FULL-DAY RENTALS.

That’s double the industry standard. Let that sink in and when it hits you what a big deal that is for the flow of your big day, book a tour. We’re ready when you are! Citizens Ballroom is a cornerstone building in the heart of Downtown Frederick. The former bank is now a wedding and special event venue-- hosting epic celebrations within its marble and limestone walls.

Designed with photography in mind, Citizens Ballroom has been elegantly updated to include modern finishes while still preserving the building's original details. We like to say Citizens Ballroom is a "blank slate with character"-- a wedding and special event venue that you can customize to create your unique vision for your big day. As part of making sure every event at the Ballroom feels like one-of-a kind, we designed our minimalist policies to be an industry leader in flexibility to allow you to really make Citizens Ballroom your own.

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Investment

Now accepting bookings through 2025

2025 Full Day Events

Hourly Events

2024 Full Day Events

Celebrate at a convenient hourly rate. Weekend hourly bookings accepted now through April 2024. Weekday hourly bookings accepted anytime.

- 10 hour minimum for ceremony + reception

- 6 hour minimum for reception-only and other celebrations

- 2 hours of setup and 1 hour of cleanup time required

Full payment due at booking unless a weekday booked more than 120 days in advance. 50% due at booking if booking more than 120 days in advance.

- 16 hour rental window of 8am-midnight

- 1 hour rehearsal included (if applicable)

50% payment due at booking unless booking 120 days or less in advance.

- 16 hour rental window of 8am-midnight

- 1 hour rehearsal included (if applicable)

50% payment due at booking unless booking 120 days or less in advance.

RANGE: $8,500-$12,000

RANGE: $8,000-$11,250

RANGE: $560-$700 PER HOUR

Photoshoots

Elopements

Corporate Events

Weekend shoots booked 120 days or less in advance. Weekday shoots may be booked anytime.

- 2 hour minimum.

Full payment due at booking

Weekend hourly bookings accepted now through April 2024. Weekday hourly bookings accepted anytime.

- 2 hour minimum

Full payment due at booking unless a weekday booked more than 120 days in advance. 50% due at booking if booking more than 120 days in advance.

Weekend hourly bookings accepted now through April 2024. Weekday hourly bookings accepted anytime.

- 6 hour minimum

- 2 hours of setup and 1 hour of cleanup time required.

Full payment due at booking unless a weekday booked more than 120 days in advance. 50% due at booking if booking more than 120 days in advance.

RANGE: $150-$250 PER HOUR

RANGE: $560-$700 PER HOUR

RANGE: $560-$700 PER HOUR

Investment

Now accepting bookings through 2025

Our classic full day rentals come with a standard 16 hour rental window of 8am-midnight so that you can enjoy your celebration with no rush. We also offer flexible hourly rental options for elopements, showers, birthdays, anniversaries, corporate events, mitzvahs and meetings. Let us know what you’re celebrating and we’ll work with you to be the perfect venue for your event.

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Citizens ballroom

A stunning space ready for you to make it your own for your big day.

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Every occasion is special.

We mean it when we say all couples are welcome at Citizens Ballroom and we live our values. In our family, many different races, faiths and genders have built their lives together in love.

Celebrate Fully

Fêtewell (‘fet-‘wel) translates to “celebrate fully.” That’s the spirit behind our portfolio of special event venues.

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