Welcome to the website of The Hidden Gem Event Venue (formerly Charlar Place)!

We are a full service venue offering catering, bar services, decorations and more!

Excellence is always our goal.

Please feel free to navigate our site, and contact us with any comments, questions or concerns.

We welcome your feedback. 





The Hidden Gem is currently booking events for 2021 and 2022!

Current MDHHS Epidemic Orders:

Beginning June 1, 2021 venues are permitted to host indoor events for up to 50% of their capacity limits. That means, we are permitted to host up to 140 guests indoors. Outdoors, we can safely host up to 150 guests on the terrace and up to 200 guests if we add the garden. Masks are not required for those who have been fully vaccinated. Masks are still required for those who have not been fully vaccinated. Social distancing is still required when possible. Anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms will not be permitted entry into our facility at this time.

We are open by appointment only and do not currently have regular office hours. Our staff is readily available by phone and email! Please feel free to give us a call or submit any inquiries via our contact page. Don't wait to book your event! Believe it or not, our calendar is filling up for 2021 and 2022, but we still have peak season dates available (Saturdays May- October). 

We are continuing to do our part to ensure the health and safety of our guests. We are constantly improving our Covid policies including sanitizing, event processes and our safe food handling practices. We will not be the same after this pandemic. 

We will be better.


“I wanted to thank you so very much for such a wonderful event today. Your venue was beautiful, the food was delicious, and your staff was fantastic! It made the open house completely stress free and I was able to enjoy it.” – E. Smith, 2021 Open House Client

“…We have had so many compliments about the venue. People said it was beautiful, the staff was wonderful, and the food was great. I’m delighted that we were able to have our wedding there! …You were responsive to any of our questions or concerns during the planning, and your staff worked to make sure we had everything we needed on the wedding day. We are more than happy to leave a good review for you! Thank you for doing an amazing job and making our day fantastic!” – J. Simmons, May 2021 Bride

“Your venue is absolutely gorgeous. We appreciate you being so accommodating and patient. Thank you for making our wedding day so very special.”

- S. Garrett, Autumn 2020 Bride

“We had our wedding at The Hidden Gem and it was more than we expected! We were having a small and intimate ceremony/reception, but the staff and owners still took pride in making sure every detail was perfect for our day. The decorations were beautiful, atmosphere was so relaxing and welcoming, and our guests were raving about how much they enjoyed the setting of the venue and surrounding grounds. I would absolutely recommend them for events and use them in the future should the need rise!” – J. Simpson, Spring 2021 Bride

"It was a pleasure to work with you and your staff. Everyone said the venue was beautiful and I had a lot of compliments on the food as well. 
Thanks again for all your help and patience with us. It was a pleasure to work with you and your staff." - C. Bellant, Spring 2021 Mother of the Bride