Morningside Inn is a private party venue in Frederick, Maryland. Morningside has been hosting banquets for over twenty years. Our in-house classically trained Chef, Tim Erfourth creates each banquet meal from scratch. Often, guests witness Tim picking herbs from our on-site herb garden. Whether you’re looking for a banquet venue in Frederick, Maryland that requires haute cuisine or just a down-home country feast, we will make sure that it’s the very best.
When you select Morningside Inn, you can choose from the entrées that we have on our menu, or we will be happy to custom design a menu for your party. If you have a favorite recipe or ethnic cuisine that you would like for your function, our chef has the ability to recreate it for your event, so that it will be as flavorful and authentic as possible.
When choosing the Morningside Inn for your banquet in Frederick, Maryland, keep in mind that we have two levels of dining room space allowing for the formal dinner on the upper level and casual mixing and dancing on the lower level.
Planning a banquet is often overwhelming but Morningside Inn makes it easy. When you book your private party or banquet, Morningside Inn provides a complimentary event coordinator. The coordinator walks through every aspect of your banquet from table lines to guest parking. Attention to detail and an experienced staff ensure a wonderful stress free evening for the host as well as the guests.
How is Morningside Inn different from other private party & banquet venues in Frederick, Maryland?
Can I bring in an outside caterer for my private party?
When we opened our doors 20 years ago, we allowed outside catering companies and quickly found that quality varied drastically between catering businesses. To ensure the best experience for our guests, in 1995, we hired Tim Erfourth as our head chef and guests have raved about Morningside Inn food ever since.
Can I bring in outside liquor, beer, or wine for my party?
Maryland State Law prohibits our facility to allow outside liquor, beer or wine and as such all alcoholic beverages served or consumed on the property must be supplied by Morningside Inn. This includes the parking lots.
I have a favorite beer and wine, can I serve these at my private party?
We may serve unique beer and wine at your party. Please alert Morningside’s party coordinator as soon as possible so we may order through our distributor.
Is Morningside Inn handicap accessible?
Yes! During your event, our staff can direct guests to ramps that access all levels of Morningside Inn. Our staff is always willing to help guests if needed.
I have out of town guests attending, are there hotels near Morningside Inn?
There are many quality hotels to choose from in the Frederick area. Morningside’s event coordinator can help you to decide what hotels are the best fit for your needs and share current group rate special offers.
May I hang decorations from the ceiling?
The dining room has a vaulted ceiling with historic wood beams. To maintain the beauty of our event venue for all of our clients, we do not allow decorations to be hung from the ceiling.
May I play a slideshow during our banquet?
Wedding slideshows are a wonderful way to show your guests the story behind the romance. We can set up a table with audio visual equipment to display your video, just discuss this option with your wedding planner.
How can I reserve my private party date?
Your private party or banquet date and time are locked in when you return your event site fee deposit and a signed contract. Reservations are on a first come, first served basis. Holiday party and sport banquet dates fill up quickly, so plan ahead!
Can I find reviews for Morningside Inn online?
Yes! Morningside Inn reviews can be found HERE as well as social media.
Is there an ATM on the premises?
There is not an ATM available at Morningside Inn. Cash bar events will require guests to have cash on hand.
How many guests should I plan to sit at each dinner table?
We suggest seating 6-8 guests per table in the dining room. 9 is the absolute max.