Wilde Lake Center, Wedding Venue, Receptions, Business Meetings, Event Space, Columbia MD

The Event Manager will be pleased to take your call at 443-372-7015 or receive your inquiry by e-mail at eventmanager@wildelakecenter.org.
Wilde Lake Center is available for corporate events, seminars, training programs, workshops, classes, trade shows and expos, receptions, religious services or gatherings, weddings and commitment ceremonies, bridal and baby showers, birthdays, graduations, quinceañeras, bar and bat mitzvahs, music recitals and concerts, dance recitals and formals, banquets, luncheons, and other events.
We have two large rooms, five medium rooms, and three smaller meeting rooms for rent. Comfortable upholstered chairs, 6′ long tables and 60″ round tables allow for virtually any set-up in the large rooms. Only the smaller meeting rooms are limited in their table and seating configurations.
No. We have a pantry that meets the needs of most caterers to stage the food for your event.
Food and beverage may be served in all but one of the rooms. Food and beverage are not permitted in Room 1.
Yes. The entire facility, including the entrance and the restrooms, is on one level. All meeting halls, meeting rooms, and restrooms are fully accessible to people with impaired mobility.
Yes. In compliance with Maryland state law, smoking is not permitted anywhere inside the facility.
Space in the facility may be rented for events that begin as early as 8:00 a.m. and end no later than 11:00 p.m.
Events on our scheduling calendar can be booked up to 11 months in advance but no less than one business day before the event.
Yes. Wi-Fi is available for our clients and their guests. Please stop by the front desk to get the passcode for our network.
We have large flat-screen TVs in some rooms and our large rooms have a house sound system. Room 4 has streaming capability. Our partner, King Audio Visual is available to assist you with all your technology needs.
Wilde Lake Center has over 300 free parking spaces to accommodate your parking needs.
Site visits are available by appointment only. Contact the Event Manager at 443-372-7015 or eventmanager@wildelakecenter to schedule a visit.
Your rental space includes only the meeting room(s) that you rent. Because we may have more than one event in the building at any given time, you are expected to keep within your rented space and be respectful of other groups in the building.
Wilde Lake Center strives to rent all of our available rooms. There may be other activities going on in the building at the same time as your event.
Yes. A facility staff member or contractor will be on site throughout the duration of your rental period to support you. There is no additional fee for facility staff.
Our staff are responsible for unlocking and locking the facility, set-up and break-down of Wilde Lake Center equipment needed for your event (e.g., tables and chairs), disposal of garbage bags in the dumpster, and restroom supply restocking and cleaning
Yes. Wilde Lake Center agrees to have your specified set-up in place at the beginning of your rental, provided that you have submitted that set-up information in a timely manner. The set-up includes tables and chairs, any other leased or on-site equipment (e.g., podium, microphone, extension cords, A/V equipment), and garbage cans. All set-up that you do for your event must take place during your PAID rental time period. In addition, all of your materials must be removed and all trash placed in garbage containers. Before your departure, the room needs to be in the same condition as you found it upon your arrival. We recommend blue “painter’s tape” for decorating (no scotch tape or duct tape should be used). No pins, nails, staples, or glitter are permitted. Any damage to the room, furnishings, or building will result in loss of the Security Deposit.
You must pay for the time that you occupy your space, including set-up time, event time, and clean-up time. It’s important to leave a comfortable amount of time to prepare and set up for your event and clean up and return the room to its original condition. Wilde Lake Center recommends a minimum of 1 hour to prepare for your event and 1/2 to 1 hour for clean-up. The clean-up time should be long enough to allow you some flexibility in case your event exceeds its scheduled duration.
Yes. Wilde Lake Center grounds are available to stage photographs of your event. There is a patio area that is available to rent for outdoor events with or without a tent or temporary shelter that you may wish to rent.
We will provide you with a link. There also is a link for “Streaming from Room 4” on our Home page. Streaming services must be arranged in advance.
A certificate of insurance is an important document for those who wish to protect themselves in situations where liability and losses are of concern. Certificates of insurance are issued by an insurance company or broker and verifies the existence of an insurance policy. When the Center is listed as an additional named insured on a vendor’s certificate of insurance the Center is added to the policy and is entitled to the same coverage as the vendor.