The mansion is getting some face-lifts.

Phase I
The ballroom floor:

Phase II
Repointing the mansion
and Improving the
drainage on the right side.

Phase III
Replacing the windows
and shutters:

The chapel is available for rentals thru the Parks Dept., call 410-396-7900
Due to upcoming construction, the ballroom of the Orianda House will not be available for rentals.
Rentals at Orianda house and the chapel in Leakin Park

Open House
December, 2012

The mansion was decorated for the holidays:

Ceiling decorations above the Orianda tree at one
end of the ballroom.

The trees decorated in the ballroom:


Tree donated and decorated by SP Arch, Inc.


Tree donated and decorated by the Blossom
Sprouts Girls


Tree donated and decorated by Evergreen Museum
and Library

Tree decorated by Ancient Wisdom Teaching Lodge


Tree created by Doug Retzler and Nature Art


Tree decorated by Outward Bound Baltimore

Tree donated by Mueller Builders, LLC


Tree decorated by the Baltimore Indian Center

The events in the ballroom:

The band

Our guest speaker, Jack Lapides.

The Blossom Sprout Girls sing Christmas songs,
including Jingle Bells.

The trees and decorations upstairs:

Decorations for the Ancient Wisdom Teaching Lodge.


Tree decorated by the Baltimore Police Department

Tree decorated by the Orlovs. (They were married here last year, click to see pictures.)


Tree decorated by Parks & People


Tree decorated by Gwynns Fall Trail


Tree decorated by Friends of Gwynns Falls/Leakin Park


Tree decorated by Carrie Murray Nature Center

More trees decorated downstairs:


Tree decorated for Parks Department


Tree decorated with pictures of the park superintendants' family who lived here in the 1950's


Tree decorated by Maryland Conservation

Roberta Sharper

Tree decorated by Irish Railroad Museum and Shrine

Andrew Collutta (seated)

Tree decorated by the Greenmount Cemetery

Dessert bar in the history room:
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