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The Baltimore Museum of Industry was the perfect venue for our November 2015 wedding. It is so unique in it's location and decor, and all of our guests really enjoyed it. We had 215 people at our wedding, and the space was definitely the right size for that large of a group. It did not feel crowded at all. It was also a great place to take photos with the bridal party and our families.
The staff at the BMI was so supportive and accessible throughout the entire process. We worked mostly with Kelley, who was always available by email or phone to answer even the simplest of questions. The turn around time for email was amazing (especially for a type A bride!). We would definitely recommend the BMI to others! It really made for an unforgettable night!
We held our reception in the Decker Gallery at the BMI and it was one of the best decisions we made in the wedding planning process. The location is amazing, right on the water, and the museum itself is just plain cool and unique. We had a lot of out-of-town guests and people couldn't stop talking about how interesting the museum was. Since there is so much going on in the gallery, decorating the space was a breeze. We worked mostly with Claire and Kelley through the planning process and they were always available and accommodating. We stopped in multiple times just to look around, even on days when the museum was closed. They even let me come in two days before the wedding just to make sure our DVD slideshow worked (did I mention there's a theater where you can have a DVD looping all night? Amazing!). And for a waterfront reception location in the city, the rental fee was extremely reasonable and included round tables and metal folding chairs which can help save on rental costs (we opted to upgrade the chairs through our caterer but the tables worked great). There's also a free surface lot on-site, which is a rare find in the city. We booked the BMI over a year and a half in advance and it was completely worth the wait!
As soon as my husband and I walked into this venue, we knew the BMI was the place for us to hold or wedding! Owning a row home in Baltimore and growing up outside the city we knew we wanted a place in Baltimore for our wedding day. After much research we were disappointed because everything was so expensive, but then we stumbled across the BMI. It was a little over our intended price range, but it was absolutely worth it! We made an appointment to check out the venue and turned in the contract the same day. We did not want a typical hotel/ballroom style wedding, and the BMI was anything but that! Dripping with Baltimore history and filled with multiple exhibits, our guests were never bored and are still telling us to this day it was the best wedding venue they have ever been to. We had approximately 180 guests and we held both the ceremony and reception here with plenty of space- even room to spare. We also picked this venue for the views of the harbor, so when Hurricane Jaoquin showed up you can only imagine our disappointment. But the staff at the BMI were ready for an indoor plan B and everything went perfectly! They were also incredibly accommodating and let us drop in at any time if we wanted to check something our during the wedding planning process. If you're looking for a very unique, fun, and industrial venue, the BMI should be your first choice! But be warned they book far in advance!
We had a wonderful wedding at the BMI. Claire and her staff made sure everything went off without a hitch. Our guest absolutely loved the venue and everyone had fun.
To get married in downtown Baltimore on the Inner Harbor this seemed good value for the money. Loved it.
The BMI is the BEST place to hold your wedding in Baltimore. We got married on September 12, 2015, we looked at the BMI shortly after we got engaged in January 2014 and we booked it that month. We originally had wanted Sept. 19, but it was quickly booked. So, if you want the BMI I would book quickly. We were married at the pavilion, originally our cocktail hour was to be on the terrace but due to rain it was moved inside, which I actually liked better. During cocktail hour the guests were able to walk around and look at the exhibits. The reception was held in the main area of the museum. Many of our guests had never been to the BMI before, so everyone was blown away by how incredible the space was, having a parking lot was awesome too! The staff was so easy-going and friendly. They responded to all my questions and inquiries almost immediately. I worked with Kelli and Claire and both were responsive and friendly. The venue itself is so unique, we fell in love with it the moment we walked in! I would absolutely recommend, but act fast! The wedding slots fill up quick!
The BMI is hands down the best wedding venue in Baltimore. It has everything you could possibly ask for—amazing outdoor patio space with gorgeous views of the harbor and the city, a professional staff that knows exactly how to manage events, and one of the most unique settings for a cocktail hour and reception around!
Claire, Kelley, and Angie were extremely helpful throughout our entire planning process. Claire made booking the venue super easy and was amazing about quickly turning around answers to any questions we had in the months leading up to the wedding. Kelley was always very friendly and accommodating, allowing us to visit the space any time we wanted for planning purposes. Angie was available throughout the entire reception to handle any issues our vendors ran into that evening to ensure that everything went smoothly. This team is the best!
We received an incredible number of compliments from our friends and family on what a unique venue it was and how much they loved it. The museum gave our wedding a character and cool factor that could not have been found anywhere else. It was everything we could have hoped for; we can’t recommend the BMI enough!
The BMI was the venue chosen for our daughter and son-in-laws wedding on July 18, 2015. To say it was amazing is an understatement. We had a lot of family and friends from out of town and the museum provided all in attendance with a throw back to old Baltimore. It was a fantastic venue for the wedding. Our guests utilized the outside deck as well as the museum. Pictures are amazing of the inner harbor. From the moment I called to inquire about booking the museum, the personnel at the museum have been wonderful to work with. Their attention to detail was great. They did everything humanly possible to make Nick and Nicole's wedding day unbelievable. I had ordered an engraved brick for placement on the deck area, and they made sure it was installed, calling the day before to say it was in place. If you are looking for a great place to have a wedding reception, the Baltimore Museum of Industry is your place. Not your cookie cutter hotel or banquet facility, truly a Baltimore gem!
My husband and I live in Baltimore City and we wanted to get married downtown so all of our friends and relatives could get a sense of our life together. After searching many of the great venues around the inner harbor, we fell in love with the BMI for it’s unique and fun atmosphere. Everyone had such a blast at the wedding and we are still getting compliments from our guests. The museum offers so many interesting things to see which allowed us to decorate sparingly. The location was perfect, including the outdoor patio right on the harbor with the Baltimore skyline in the background. At one point, we were taking pictures outside at night and the famous Baltimore pirate ship sailed past which provided many great pictures. There is also a small boutique movie theater at the museum that we used to play a home video compilation of my wife and I growing up, which was really neat. The staff was very helpful, especially Claire. Our original plan was to hold the cocktail hour outside on the patio but we had to change plans when it rained 3 inches on our wedding day. Thankfully, they opened up the back transportation gallery at the last minute free of charge and allowed us to hold the cocktail hour inside. They were so accommodating and we can not thank them enough. Also, the price is very reasonable compared to other downtown wedding venues. The BMI will always hold a special place in our hearts and we cannot recommend the BMI enough for your wedding or any other special event.
We loved having our wedding at the BMI and the staff there was a pleasure to work with. The venue actually books out very far in advance but we got on a waiting list and got a date within 9 months after there was a cancellation! We used the point for our ceremony and the gallery for our reception. Everyone loved the space and our photographer couldn't get enough of the cool exhibits. Regarding the staff at the BMI, Kelley was exceptionally helpful and responsive. Angie was there for the night of and was also great. We would have another party there in a heartbeat!
This is such a unique venue and we loved it! It is hard to imagine how such an industrial space can be transformed into a romantic wedding space, but it was! The space there is awesome. There is plenty of room for guests to mingle around and even opportunities for people to look at exhibits. We got so many compliments on what a cool and interesting venue this was. We could not have been more happy with the team at BMI! Kelley was so great to deal with. She was quick in her responses and answered any questions that I emailed her. The rest of the staff that worked the night of the wedding was amazing! My uncle, who is sick, had to leave early. They were having a hard time calling a cab, so someone went out to Key Highway and got one for him! Outstanding service. If you are looking for something outside the typical hotel or ballroom this is your venue!
When my daughter and son-in-law walked in to the BMI for the first visit, they knew immediately that it was going to be the place for their wedding. It was just quirky enough for their desire for a non-traditional venue and the view is spectacular! The BMI is a great value for the money. We live in the DC area and we looked at venues in DC and in Baltimore because my daughter really wanted to be married on the water. We had 190 guests at the wedding and while the venue can technically hold more, I think the space is optimized for no more than 200.
Claire, the Director of Marketing and Events, is incredibly professional and delightful to work with. She was extremely responsive and patient with all of our questions. Angie, who works the events, is also terrific. Each time we came to visit, she dropped what she was doing to show us around. She was really helpful the night of the party as well.
The ceremony was in the pavilion area that is across the parking lot from the museum because with 200 guests, our caterer felt it would be impossible to “flip” the space to be used for both ceremony and reception. So, we paid extra to use the pavilion in addition to the museum and worked with the exclusive heating and tenting contractor for the BMI. We were told that by dropping down the sides of the pavilion and adding forced air heaters (8 of them), that the pavilion would be warm enough for the ceremony. It was not. The pavilion is an absolutely beautiful space for a ceremony with amazing views of the harbor – but I would not recommend using it in cold months.
Our guests were all very impressed by the exhibits and had a great time browsing them all during cocktail hour. Dancing the night away with the city skyline and Domino Sugar sign in the background is just an awesome experience – and the pictures are amazing! The BMI is an amazingly fun place to have a wedding and fit my daughter and son-in-law perfectly.
I hadn't been to the BMI since a childhood field trip, but when I visited the venue again, I knew immediately it was the one for us. My fiance and parents fell in love with it too - it is so quintessentially Baltimore. AND I would like to note that we looked at about 10 different venues in the area, ALL of which were significantly more expensive. The BMI is a great value for the money. It's huge! Our wedding was 110 people, but you could easily seat double that amount. Perfect for any size wedding, and the parking lot has 200 free spots.
We were married outside on the patio area, and our ceremony was absolutely breathtaking. The view in the background was incredible, and we had no altar and absolutely no flowers outside -- the backdrop is perfect enough by itself. Jessica was great to work with, although she left halfway through the planning process which was a bit tough. However, Claire, the newest coordinator, was very responsive via email.
Thirty minutes before the ceremony, the fire alarm in the building went off (talk about a panicked bride!). Angela (I think that was her name) was the woman on duty that evening, and she immediately called the Fire Department, and they came within 10 minutes to resolve the malfunction. The rest of the evening, she was very helpful and kind, routinely checking in to see if we needed anything.
What I love about this venue is how quirky and unique it is. Everyone was very impressed by the exhibits and had a great time browsing them all during cocktail hour. We danced the night away with the city skyline and Domino Sugar sign in the background. Our wedding was fantastic and I could not imagine a better venue than the BMI.
Everyone who attended our wedding enjoyed the views of the Baltimore Inner Harbor and exhibits were open so guests could explore.
This venue is amazing. I would recommend it to anyone, especially if you, like me, want an ACTUAL water venue in Baltimore City. Many other venues have amazing water views but few have reception space with patios right next to the water. Everything about this location is amazing. The front desk worker during the event was the best even when my caterer lost the opening prayer that we had sent in advance with our table settings she ran around looking for it and found it just in time. My caterer made MANY mistakes and even through them all my guests had an amazing time and I would give full credit to the venue. It was just amazing to be there and be right on the water. Everything was great ( plus I didn't have to rent very much because they have tons of round tables and chairs that are included in your rental agreement!)
Everything really was great. Now I just need other people to get married there so I can enjoy the venue as a guest!!!!
People loved this venue! We were told by people that this was the best wedding they had ever been to. They were great to work with and we are so happy we picked this location.
The reception was held under the pavillion. We had perfect weather and everyone had a great time! Wonderful people to work with.