The people who give you their food give you their heart

– Cesar Chavez


In 1820, Amos Williams and his three brothers borrowed $20,000.00 from their friend John Savage to start a textile weaving business on the banks of the Little Patuxent River. The water from the river flowed over a huge 30 foot water wheel which powered the machines that wove the cloth. They named the business Savage Mill after their generous friend. It functioned as a working textile Mill from 1822 to 1947.

Today, the historic complex of buildings with over 175,000 square feet is now home to major collector quality antique centers, home furnishing stores, craft galleries, artist studios, specialty shops, destination restaurants and banquet facilities like the Great Room.

The Great Room venue is perfect for all types of occasions.  Check out our Google virtual tour of this beautiful location

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Putting on the Ritz has been running The Great Room for the last twenty years. Full service party planning available. Contact Putting on the Ritz today to plan your event.



Large dance floor.
Tented deck for ceremonies & cocktail hours.
Easy to find right off of route 32 and route 1.
Many beautiful photo sites inside and out.
Use your own wedding vendors or ours.
Rent our sister property, the Manor House, for your rehearsal at half price when you book a date.
Free rehearsal times.

Corporate Events

Unlimited/free parking lot.
25 foot high ceiling with sky lights.
Breakfast and lunch menus available.
Cocktail menus available.
We have access to projectors and screens.
Free podium and sound system on site.
Wireless internet.

Bar/Bat Mitzvahs

Great dance floor for your guests.
Large room with plenty of space for kids to play.
Discounted room rentals for daytime events or winter events in January or February.
Plenty of photo spots.
You can hold your service here at no extra charge.
Plenty of room for photo booths or other activities.
Bring in your own vendors.

Memorial Services

Seating for 275.
Special menus available.
Last minute booking welcomed as long as the day is open.
Flexible starting times during the week.
Plenty of room for memorial tables.
Personalized one on one attention
Full service planning.

Holiday Parties

Christmas trees and holiday decor provided to make your party festive.
Low cost rentals during the week.
Catering options to suit every budget.
Open or cash bars available.
Full service planning available including music and other entertainment activities.
Customizable options like renting black jack or craps table so your guests can party like they are in Vegas!

Birthday Parties

Historic setting.
Host a grand celebration or an intimate gathering.
We can accommodate smaller and larger groups.
Supply your own birthday cake.
Convenient location.