Host your private events for up to 50 guests in the beautiful Maryland Meadworks taproom!
Our event package even includes mead + staff time!
holiday parties + birthday parties + retirement parties + corporate meetings + bachelor/bachelorette parties + wedding showers + baby showers + quinceaneras + bar/bat mitzvahs + graduation parties + farewell parties + drinking parties + poker parties + silent auctions …
$200 per hour, 4 hour minimum ($800)
Please incorporate a minimum of an extra hour for setup and cleanup time into your reservation. For example, a 3 hour event from 7-10pm with a half hour set up and tear down time would require a reservation from 6:30-10:30pm = 4 hours / $800
One bartender for the entirety of your rental. (We pay them, but tipping our staff is also appreciated.)
Pre-tax purchases of any mead or other products (growlers, t-shirts, glassware, giftcards) in our taproom. (See the How does the pricing work again section at the bottom of this page for more details.)
NOTE: The Meadworks does not serve food besides chips and nuts. You may cater, order for delivery, bring your own, or potluck!
Tables and seating for 25, total capacity of 50 guests
One staff bartender, who can also help with setup and teardown. We pay them, you tip them (pretty please!).
Counterspace and folding tables for food. You may cater your event, bring your own food, or host a potluck)
Projector and projection screen available (Please provide an HDMI-compatible laptop if desired)
Small stage, 2 microphones, podium and PA system appropriate for speakers or other live musical entertainment.
Two pristine, gender inclusive bathrooms.
YouTube Karaoke Host available for an additional $50/hour upon request (you are also welcome to do this yourself, but must provide your own HDMI-compatible laptop)..
How can I rent the Meadworks?
Private Events may be held 7 days a week between 10am-10pm pending availability.
We recommend reserving your event at least 6 weeks in advance.
50% deposit on credit card to reserve the space. You may cancel up to 14 days in advance for a full refund of your deposit. If you cancel within 14 days of the event your deposit will be credited to a Maryland Meadworks gift card.
How does the pricing work again?
Cash Bar Scenario Let’s say you rent the taproom for 4 hours ($800) with a cash bar setup since you are providing food and other drinks. Pretend your guests purchase $500 in mead or other products pre-tax. That would mean you would only pay the $300 difference to rent the space.
Open Bar Scenario: You’re renting the taproom for 4 hours ($800) for a birthday party and you are paying for your guests to drink. You start a tab on your credit card at the bar and all your guests order against your tab. At the end of the night, we charge the card, but deduct the pre-tax purchases against your $800 fee. So if your thirsty guests drank $600 in product, you’d owe us $200.
Drink Ticket Scenario: You’re renting the taproom for 4 hours ($800) and you want to buy everyone their first round. Let’s say you provide each of your guests a ticket for a $12 flight or a $7 pour. You start a tab on your credit card for all of the drink ticket purchases and all meads purchased with the tickets are put against your tab. Everyone who purchases additional product without a ticket is on their own. At the end of the night, we charge the card, but deduct the pre-tax purchases on your tab AND any additional purchase made by your guests against your $800 fee. So if your thirsty guests drank $300 drink ticketed product, plus they paid for another $300 on their own, that’d be $600 towards your rental fee, and you’d owe us $200.
Can I game this to be rent-free? Yep! Maybe in addition to the mead purchases you/your guests make you want to purchase tshirts or glassware for your guests and growlers for the birthday boy or girl. Yes those count towards this total as well — anything up to $800 total in pretax purchases made during (or right after) the event counts towards the $800 rental for a 4 hour event rental.
Do we have to drink your delicious hand-crafted mead to rent the space? Nope. You can bring beverages in addition to, or in lieu of, our delicious hand-crafted mead. Our bartender cannot serve these outside beverages, and it’s still the same $200 an hour, 4 hour minimum, but we’re still happy to host your event.