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Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center

College Park , MD

LOCATION

University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742 US (map)

PHONE

301-405-9756

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

"Stylish & Sophisticated" venue with 5-Star service

Elegant venue in a convenient location only minutes outside of Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD.

Picture-perfect... Read more
"Stylish & Sophisticated" venue with 5-Star service

Elegant venue in a convenient location only minutes outside of Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD.

Picture-perfect details include marble floors, fireplace, grand staircase, stained-glass ocular, and lush garden surrounding a crystalline fountain which is ideal for your outdoor ceremony.

All-inclusive (& affordable) wedding packages designed to make the day you always dreamed of beautiful.

The Riggs Alumni Center is beautiful by design but our dedicated staff & superb service is why you'll truly fall in love with us! We are open to the public, not only alumni. Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

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

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

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

REVIEWS

4.8
out of 5.0
4.9/5.0
4.9/5.0
4.9/5.0
4.7/5.0
4.8/5.0
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Shnyce
Wedding:
1/15/2017
5.0/5.0
From the first email to the last dance the ladies were great. My event manager was Cassie, she was extremely responsive and flexible with anything that we needed. The overall value of the package was great. It was hard to find a venue that offers the tables, chairs, and up-lighting all in one package. Cassie an the entire team at the Riggs Alumni Center were friendly and easy to work with. Choosing them was definitely one of the best decisions made for our wedding.
From the first email to the last dance the ladies were great. My event manager was Cassie, she was extremely responsive Read more...
From the first email to the last dance the ladies were great. My event manager was Cassie, she was extremely responsive and flexible with anything that we needed. The overall value of the package was great. It was hard to find a venue that offers the tables, chairs, and up-lighting all in one package. Cassie an the entire team at the Riggs Alumni Center were friendly and easy to work with. Choosing them was definitely one of the best decisions made for our wedding. Read less
Services Used: Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue
Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center responded with the following comments:

Thank you Shnyce for the thoughtful words! It was a pleasure to work with you and Sean on all of the details of your wedding, I loved that you did the X and O layout with the table arrangement, very creative! Best wishes to you and your family :)
-Cassie
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I had the privilege of working alongside Cassie and Ali for my wedding! I held my ceremony in 1/3 of the ballroom and reception in 2/3. Cocktails were held out in the marble hallway, it was perfect! Cassie and Ali put all my nerves to rest and I was completely relaxed because I knew they had everything under control! I would host several more events at Riggs moving forward! The staff was excellent, easy to work with and great customer service and the venue was clean, elegant and convenient.
I had the privilege of working alongside Cassie and Ali for my wedding! I held my ceremony in 1/3 of the ballroom and Read more...
I had the privilege of working alongside Cassie and Ali for my wedding! I held my ceremony in 1/3 of the ballroom and reception in 2/3. Cocktails were held out in the marble hallway, it was perfect! Cassie and Ali put all my nerves to rest and I was completely relaxed because I knew they had everything under control! I would host several more events at Riggs moving forward! The staff was excellent, easy to work with and great customer service and the venue was clean, elegant and convenient. Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center responded with the following comments:

Thanks for the kind words! It was so great working with you, your husband and family during the planning process!
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Lauren
Wedding:
1/7/2017
5.0/5.0
We fell in love with Riggs as soon as we saw it. The marble entry way and cocktail area space was really unique and the ballroom was beautiful. We wanted a traditional space with a modern feel, and we found exactly that here. The room was the perfect neutral background for our metallic winter wedding. I was worried about finding a space to fit our 230 guests, but we fit in 2/3 of the ballroom with no issues. Our sales rep and coordinator contact were both very accommodating and quick to respond to our questions. Rhea, our coordinator, also helped us figure out how to bring my favorite champagne for the wedding. Some of my younger cousins even loved it so much they are also planning on using it for their weddings!
We fell in love with Riggs as soon as we saw it. The marble entry way and cocktail area space was really unique and the Read more...
We fell in love with Riggs as soon as we saw it. The marble entry way and cocktail area space was really unique and the ballroom was beautiful. We wanted a traditional space with a modern feel, and we found exactly that here. The room was the perfect neutral background for our metallic winter wedding. I was worried about finding a space to fit our 230 guests, but we fit in 2/3 of the ballroom with no issues. Our sales rep and coordinator contact were both very accommodating and quick to respond to our questions. Rhea, our coordinator, also helped us figure out how to bring my favorite champagne for the wedding. Some of my younger cousins even loved it so much they are also planning on using it for their weddings! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for the great review Lauren! Your wedding was gorgeous, I am definitely encouraging future winter weddings to use that beautiful color palette. I wish you and Scott all the best! -Rhea
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Denesh
Wedding:
11/5/2016
5.0/5.0
The Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center on the University of Maryland campus is an absolute hidden gem for anyone looking to hold an extravagant and classy wedding or event. When looking at other locations, my wife and I were unimpressed with the standard hotels and banquet halls with minimal guidance and high minimums. However, one step into the Riggs Center and our wedding dreams came true. When choosing the Riggs Center, you're not only obtaining a location, but full event guidance. Specifically Cassie Klemish was outstanding to work with, and made our dreams a reality. Her impeccable responsiveness and genuine care for ensuring our event went on without a hitch made our day priceless. She even went out of her way to ensure a marching band competition that was being held at the nearby stadium did not pose an inconvenience to our day and guests. We'd highly recommend the Riggs Center to our friends and family, and no lie the day after our wedding received inquiries from them on hosting their next event. Thank you Cassie and the Riggs Center for making our day truly special and one we will never forget!
The Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center on the University of Maryland campus is an absolute hidden gem for anyone looking to Read more...
The Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center on the University of Maryland campus is an absolute hidden gem for anyone looking to hold an extravagant and classy wedding or event. When looking at other locations, my wife and I were unimpressed with the standard hotels and banquet halls with minimal guidance and high minimums. However, one step into the Riggs Center and our wedding dreams came true. When choosing the Riggs Center, you're not only obtaining a location, but full event guidance. Specifically Cassie Klemish was outstanding to work with, and made our dreams a reality. Her impeccable responsiveness and genuine care for ensuring our event went on without a hitch made our day priceless. She even went out of her way to ensure a marching band competition that was being held at the nearby stadium did not pose an inconvenience to our day and guests. We'd highly recommend the Riggs Center to our friends and family, and no lie the day after our wedding received inquiries from them on hosting their next event. Thank you Cassie and the Riggs Center for making our day truly special and one we will never forget! Read less
Services Used: Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue
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Ayokunmi
Wedding:
10/8/2016
5.0/5.0
Very pleasant to work with. Very beautiful venue.
Very pleasant to work with. Very beautiful venue.
Very pleasant to work with. Very beautiful venue. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Danielle
Wedding:
10/8/2016
5.0/5.0
This venue is by far the best in the area. I researched over 25 venues to host our wedding of 160 guests, and Riggs definitely fit the bill. They allow you the flexibility to choose from over 20 preferred caterers unlike other venues that may only have 3-5 options. There's plenty of space to host a cocktail hour in the hallway area and guests are able to easily transition to the reception area that is tailored to your capacity needs. Additionally, the bridal suite was ideal for me and my bridesmaids to relax in prior to the recepetion, and overall, they are priced fairly reasonable compared to others. Cassie was absolutely a pleasure to work with and our special day was absolutely amazing!
This venue is by far the best in the area. I researched over 25 venues to host our wedding of 160 guests, and Riggs Read more...
This venue is by far the best in the area. I researched over 25 venues to host our wedding of 160 guests, and Riggs definitely fit the bill. They allow you the flexibility to choose from over 20 preferred caterers unlike other venues that may only have 3-5 options. There's plenty of space to host a cocktail hour in the hallway area and guests are able to easily transition to the reception area that is tailored to your capacity needs. Additionally, the bridal suite was ideal for me and my bridesmaids to relax in prior to the recepetion, and overall, they are priced fairly reasonable compared to others. Cassie was absolutely a pleasure to work with and our special day was absolutely amazing! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center responded with the following comments:

I'm so happy you and Adam had a wonderful wedding reception here with us. You two were so great to work with! Cheers!
-Cassie
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Sushwetha
Wedding:
8/12/2016
5.0/5.0
Rhea and her team at the Alumni Center were fantastic! They were very professional, organized and also flexible which is what we appreciated most. Everything went smoothly for us and we really loved the friendly and proactive service we received both pre-reception day and on the big day. Thank you Rhea and her team again!
Rhea and her team at the Alumni Center were fantastic! They were very professional, organized and also flexible which is Read more...
Rhea and her team at the Alumni Center were fantastic! They were very professional, organized and also flexible which is what we appreciated most. Everything went smoothly for us and we really loved the friendly and proactive service we received both pre-reception day and on the big day. Thank you Rhea and her team again! Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Kristina
Wedding:
7/17/2016
5.0/5.0
Riggs was the perfect place for my daughters reception. The staff was very helpful and amazing to work with. It is beautiful and the reception was amazing.
Riggs was the perfect place for my daughters reception. The staff was very helpful and amazing to work with. It is Read more...
Riggs was the perfect place for my daughters reception. The staff was very helpful and amazing to work with. It is beautiful and the reception was amazing. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Steven
Wedding:
7/3/2016
5.0/5.0
Ali was amazing. We did not have to do a thing, Ali took care of everything. The place was beautiful and everything was done to perfection. Couldn't have asked for anything more or better. Worth every penny. Most highly recommended
Ali was amazing. We did not have to do a thing, Ali took care of everything. The place was beautiful and everything was Read more...
Ali was amazing. We did not have to do a thing, Ali took care of everything. The place was beautiful and everything was done to perfection. Couldn't have asked for anything more or better. Worth every penny. Most highly recommended Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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I
Wedding:
5/1/2016
5.0/5.0
This was a beautiful and spacious facility with plenty of parking for our guests. There is a beautiful garden that comes with the package, as well as two bridal suites. Rhea was an amazing venue coordinator and was very helpful during the planning process and the day of the wedding. I would highly recommend this venue.
This was a beautiful and spacious facility with plenty of parking for our guests. There is a beautiful garden that comes Read more...
This was a beautiful and spacious facility with plenty of parking for our guests. There is a beautiful garden that comes with the package, as well as two bridal suites. Rhea was an amazing venue coordinator and was very helpful during the planning process and the day of the wedding. I would highly recommend this venue. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue

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