A Unique Meeting Space

The Howard County Executive lifted the mask mandate for all indoor events and gatherings until further notice. Historic Oakland is following these guidelines with the following conditions: any and all guests or visitors are welcome in Historic Oakland without being masked. However, per CDC guidelines, all visitors or guests must be fully vaccinated (Fully vaccinated means 2 vaccines and 1 booster, when eligible). Any visitor or guest not fully vaccinated are required to be masked at all times when in Historic Oakland. 

When your next meeting calls for an atmosphere away from the hustle and bustle of your office, consider Historic Oakland. Oakland’s Manor offers quiet, private meeting space with free parking, 2 large rooms and four more for breakout sessions, beautiful gardens, and a covered veranda.  Or, ask about our tent rentals for the large 2,400 square foot patio.

Historic Oakland is conveniently located in downtown Columbia, in close proximity to popular hotels and restaurants. Airport accessibility and highway access are both convenient and immediate. At Oakland you are approximately 20 minutes from BWI, 50 minutes from National Airport, and minutes away from I-95, Route 70, and 695.

We are happy to provide everything for your meeting needs, including food and beverage service and audio visual needs.

Complimentary Features

  • Table linens
  • Table/chair setup
  • Banquet, rounds and cocktail tables
  • Commercial warming kitchen (Convection Oven, Refrigerator/Freezer, Ice machine, 3 tier sink)
  • On-site Facility Assistant
  • Off-street free parking
  • AV equipment
  • Conference phone
  • Options for groups of 5 to 72
  • 3 season covered outdoor veranda (not heated or air conditioned)
  • Stone wall enclosed intimate outdoor team building area (Bishop’s Garden)

Restrooms are located on the second floor with one handicap accessible restroom on the first floor.

The second floor rooms are not handicap accessible.

I am a business professional that holds events every two months at Oakland Manor for 30 guests. I cannot even begin to describe how helpful, accommodating and friendly the staff at Oakland Manor is in making our events successful. They go above and beyond in every way, take the stress off of me and ensure that everything is perfect for our event and guests. We never consider going anywhere else as any other venue would pale in comparison to the service and amenities we receive at Oakland Manor. A++ all the way around.

Jeffrey D. Stauffer
Elville and Associates, P.C.
Attorneys at Law


photo-camera (1)Main Ballroom

Our most elegant room on the main level can accommodate approximately 80 guests seated theater or banquet style with room for presentation. The Ballroom receives natural lighting from four glass doors that lead out to an enclosed Veranda–a perfect spot for lunch or additional seating. Ballroom Floor Plan for 80, Ballroom Floor Plan for 60 Family-style, Ballroom Floor Plan for 56.

photo-camera (1)The Ridgely Room

Our main meeting room has a stationary 12-foot glass top conference table with 12 comfy chairs surrounding.

photo-camera (1)The Sterrett Room

This is identical in size to the Ridgely, can host up to 40 people at round tables and 24 conference style with presentation. Sterrett Floor Plan

photo-camera (1)Back Patio Tent

In the warmer months, from April through October, we have a beautiful, lined tent on our back patio that is separately contracted by our exclusive vendor.  Please note that the tables and chairs  in the floor plan appear larger then they really are and many other options are available. Tent Floor Plan for 150

photo-camera (1)The Magnolia Room

Located on the second floor, this room can accommodate approximately 60 guests seated theater or banquet style with room for presentation. Five large windows provide natural light. The recessed lighting can be dimmed and shades can be drawn to darken the room. Magnolia Floor Plan Setup

photo-camera (1)The Library

The library is an intimate gathering spot for small groups, ideal for classes, breakout sessions and community meetings.

photo-camera (1)The Town Center Room

Located on the lower level, best used for an informal setting. It accommodates up to 50 people and works well for casual meetings, team building, lectures and more.