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Jessica Roberts at the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center was a fantastic hostess for our Maryland Wedding Professionals Association May meeting. She designed a beautiful space with luxury linens, accent lighting, etc. The venue was beautiful, comfortable, and very accommodating. We were surprised with all the venue had access to and what was included in their offerings. We'd highly recommend this venue for your next event.

5.0/5.0
Deborah , Event Date: 05/22/2012

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Allow us to host your special occasion in our home. The Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center at the University of Maryland is the perfect choice for your special event. Our signature architecture, unparalleled gardens and spacious venues heighten the grandeur of any extraordinary event. There are endless possibilities when you host your special day at the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center. With an ideal location, top caterers to choose from and unique event spaceā€”the event you've always dreamed about is within your reach.

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Venue Type
Ballroom, Banquet Hall, Historic
Capacity
450
Event Venue - Frequently Asked Questions
What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
10
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
13
Describe your venue:
Ballroom, Banquet Hall, Historic
Describe the style of your venue
Modern, Classic
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
450
What event services do you offer?
Bridal Suite, Lighting / Sound, Set Up
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Shuttle, Valet, Wheelchair Access
Rehearsal Dinner Location - Frequently Asked Questions
What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
5
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
What catering services do you provide?
Outside Cake OK
What bar services do you provide?
Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What types of spaces are available for a rehearsal dinner?
Exclusive Venue Use, Private Room
What kind of menus do you offer for rehearsal dinners?
Custom
Business Info
What types of events do you service?
Anniversaries, Baby Showers, Bar / Bat Mitzvahs, Birthdays, Bridal Showers, Christenings, Corporate Events, Debutante Balls, Eco-Friendly / Green Weddings, Engagement Parties, Graduations, Holiday Parties, LGBTQ Weddings / Ceremonies, Memorials, Proms, Quinceaneras, Sweet 16s

131 Reviews

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5.0/5.0
a, Event Date: 08/22/2014
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

Consider the Samuel Riggs Alumnae Center!It's literally everything you would want in a venue Beautiful, wonderful staff &so many options! I got married here on 8/22/14 &even though I'm on honeymoon having a ball I couldn't wait to get back to do my review. 1st contact was Angela who's the AD &she set the tone. Angela was very prompt with communication &this was 1 yr out. I swear I never waited longer than 5 minutes for a response lol. I later was assigned Cassie as my event coordinator, I'm sure everyone is great here but if you get her consider yourself EXTREMELY LUCKY. I had some insane requests for the reception & ceremony &Cassie went above &beyond to make sure they all were met. Even when I was being ridiculous (which in hind sight was often lol) Cassie was always supportive of my vision&even found us a rehearsal dinner location;great customer service. I was dead set on having an outdoor ceremony. They usually make the weather call 24 hours in advance. But Cassie knew how bad I wanted outside. It poured down raining multiple times the day of my wedding. When I got to campus sun was out & I was told staff had dried off the seats twice bc of the rain. We used the hallway for cocktail hour& ballroom for reception. this venue you can do indoor &outdoor &have everything in 3 different areas, which are all extremely beautiful. With the riggs you get so much which make your event so much better up lighting, you can add gobo, they have lounge, chivari chairs, the list goes on. Why go somewhere else when you can have a venue that has everything you need right there? The venue is on the campus of university of Maryland, but honestly it's so beautiful even if you aren't a Terp you will still LOVE it, it's just that beautiful. All my guests couldn't believe how beautiful it was& how we were on campus. I really
Can't say enough about the riggs& the staff. I've already started planning my 10 yr vow renewal in my head &yes I want it here too! Lol

Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner Location, Event Venue

5.0/5.0
Carolyn, Event Date: 10/13/2013
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

We found Angela extremely helpful and efficient while planning our event. She always responded to our inquiries immediately for the planning and on the day of our event. The Riggs Alumni Center is a beautiful space for celebrations and we were happy to introduce it to friends who were Maryland alums but had never been to the Center.

Services Used: Event Venue
Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center responded with the following comments:
Thank you Carolyn for the kind review! You were wonderful to work with! You did a terrific job planning your anniversary celebration for you and Carl, everything looked beautiful! I look forward to seeing you at more Maryland events!

5.0/5.0
Debbie, Event Date: 05/12/2013
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

Great venue with a lot to offer. Working with Angrla Dimopoulos was the best!

Services Used: Event Venue

5.0/5.0
Deborah , Event Date: 05/22/2012
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

Jessica Roberts at the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center was a fantastic hostess for our Maryland Wedding Professionals Association May meeting. She designed a beautiful space with luxury linens, accent lighting, etc. The venue was beautiful, comfortable, and very accommodating. We were surprised with all the venue had access to and what was included in their offerings. We'd highly recommend this venue for your next event.

Services Used: Event Venue

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