American Visionary Art Museum

800 Key Highway, Baltimore, MD 21230 Map · Phone number
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About American Visionary Art Museum

Nestled at the base of historic Federal Hill and in the heart of Baltimore's Inner Harbor, the American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM) is a unique and fun venue for weddings and events. Our Sculpture Barn & Wildflower Garden can accommodate up to 130 for a seated dinner with dancing, includes a beautiful attached garden perfect for ceremonies, and provides access to the museum's main building for guests to tour the exhibits. The 3rd floor banquet room of the JRVC building can accommodate up to 400 guests with stunning panoramic views of the harbor and city skyline. This space includes tables and chairs, along with access to the JRVC 1st floor exhibit space for guests to tour, or provides a unique backdrop for your ceremony. For more intimate weddings and rehearsal dinners, our museum cafe, Cielo Verde is available for groups of 65 or less.

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Cielo Verde Terrace
Cielo Verde Terrace
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American Visionary Art Museum
JRVC Plaza
JRVC Plaza
Reception in JRVC Banquet Room
Reception in JRVC Banquet Room
Ceremony in JRVC 1st FL
Ceremony in JRVC 1st FL
Reception in JRVC Banquet Room
Reception in JRVC Banquet Room
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Photo Op JRVC 1st FL
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Send off in JRVC plaza
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Photo Op outside the Barn
Ceremony covered Barn patio
Ceremony covered Barn patio
Wildflower Garden ceremony
Wildflower Garden ceremony
Reception in Sculpture Barn
Reception in Sculpture Barn
Reception in Sculpture Barn
Reception in Sculpture Barn
Cocktails in Sculpture Barn
Cocktails in Sculpture Barn
Ceremony in Sculpture Barn
Ceremony in Sculpture Barn
Main Bldg Stairs Ceremony
Main Bldg Stairs Ceremony
Museum Cafe Cielo Verde
Museum Cafe Cielo Verde
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Cielo Verde Terrace
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American Visionary Art Museum
JRVC Plaza
JRVC Plaza

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103 Reviews for American Visionary Art Museum

Recommended by 96% of couples


4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.6
  • Value 4.6
  • Average response time 4.9

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    Charde M. · Married on 05/10/2021

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Unique Venue with multiple spaces to use

    My husband and I wanted a unique venue for our surprise wedding in October 2020. The AVAM venue was the only venue we visited before booking and it truly is so unique. The sculpture barn is beautiful and hardly needs additional decor. In addition, the barn leads to a garden space that was perfect for our cocktail hour. The museum staircase steps created an intimate space for our ceremony. The best part is you have access to all these spaces for one price. Definitely worth every penny. Their vendors that they recommend are truly amazing and Rhea, the facilities director is so helpful and great to work with. I highly recommend this space. Your guest will be so impressed!

    Sent on 10/28/2020

    American Visionary Art Museum's reply:

    Thank you Charde! It was a pleasure working with you and Brandon. I believe you pulled off AVAM's first ever surprise wedding! Congratulations and best wishes.
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    Jackie P. · Married on 04/10/2021

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Unique Reception!

    If you looking for for a unique and special reception- AVAM is for you! We had a great time and the coordinator was very easy to work with!

    Sent on 04/12/2021
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    Nicole B. · Married on 04/18/2020

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Perfect Despite COVID

    AVAM was a pleasure to work with. We originally planned for a May 2020 wedding and postponed to September 2020 due to the pandemic. We actually happened to be their first wedding after closing in March! I was in contact with Rhea throughout the summer, and she was the shining beacon of planning this wedding. She was extremely responsive via email and very accommodating. We held a microwedding outdoor ceremony (28 people) on the covered patio in the garden area next to the sculpture barn. We had 3 hours and it was just enough time to feel like a full wedding, with small pockets of dancing spread across the patio.

    The main setback we had actually ended up not being a setback at all, thanks to Rhea’s transparency — the wooden sculpture was in the midst of reconstruction in the weeks leading up to the ceremony, so Rhea offered us the option to move the ceremony to other outdoor locations (like in front of the egg). When we opted to stay in the garden to avoid the mess of coordinating with the other vendors, she brought down potted trees and plants to place in front of the wooden poles. It ended up giving us a beautiful backdrop that was earthy but also unfinished in a wonderfully imperfect, way. All in all, 10/10. Many of our guests said it was their favorite wedding they had been to... ever!! I will forever be greatly to Rhea and her team for their support and flexibility. They really just want you to have the best day you can in a safe manner!

    Sent on 11/02/2020

    American Visionary Art Museum's reply:

    Thank you Nicole (and Jen!) You all just had the best attitudes throughout the whole planning process and I couldn't have been more grateful to have you all as our first "COVID" wedding. Thanks again for being flexible on the garden space, I agree, it turned out beautifully, and you will forever be the only couple with that particular backdrop for the ceremony!

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American Visionary Art Museum FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?
    $ 3,000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 5,000.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    No
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
    450
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
    1
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    2
  • Describe your venue:
    Banquet Hall
    Historic Building
    Museum
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Covered Outdoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
  • What event services do you offer?
    Event Rentals
  • What event items are available?
    Chairs
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    March
    April
    May
    June
    July
    August
    September
    October
    November
    December
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February

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  • Collective DJs Wedding DJs

    Our home away from home. We work at AVAM probably more than any other DJ and it's always a great match with our clients who are looking for something different than the normal wedding elements. The museum is quirky and fun with it's own unique brand of Baltimore charm. Even if you don't have your event here, which you should, you definitely should stop by and check out the place. Really, there is no place like it on the planet. We love our AVAM events!

  • ShutterBooth Photo Booths

    I have not found a more unique and interesting venue in downtown Baltimore. Each time we have the privilege of working an event there, I MUST wander through the museum a bit to see all the incredible and truly unique art pieces at the AVAM. It is a must see if you're in Baltimore, and it's a really fun venue to have your next event! So many things to keep your guests entertained, and it is truly one of the most unique places in Baltimore! The AVAM team is top notch and you can bet you're going to get first class treatment when planning your event with the AVAM.

  • Table Field Catering Wedding Caterers

    This is a venue that has it right. They have a unique vibe that is inviting and fun for guests of a wedding and museum goers alike. If you are planning a smaller event then the Sculpture Barn offers flexibility designing the room and patio. The garden area is cozy and is a great good weather ceremony option. If you are looking to accommodate a larger crowd then their John Rouse Visitor's Center is awesome. A multi-level building with engaging exhibits and a reception space that is versatile. The site is laid out well. The fact that you have tables and chairs available with the JRVC rental is a definite plus when planning an event. Definitely worth checking out! Bonus - typically some fun activity is happening down town at the Inner Harbor within walking distance from the museum for any guests staying in Baltimore for the weekend of your wedding.

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American Visionary Art Museum frequently asked questions

What are the most important characteristics of American Visionary Art Museum in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by American Visionary Art Museum for wedding events is known for:

  • Banquet Hall
  • Historic Building
  • Museum

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at American Visionary Art Museum for wedding events?

American Visionary Art Museum offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:

  • Covered Outdoor
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does American Visionary Art Museum offer?

American Visionary Art Museum offers the following types of wedding events:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception

What services does American Visionary Art Museum offer for wedding events?

American Visionary Art Museum offers the following services for wedding events:

  • Event Rentals

What furniture and decorations does American Visionary Art Museum have available for wedding events?

American Visionary Art Museum offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:

  • Chairs

What percentage of users recommend American Visionary Art Museum and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

American Visionary Art Museum is recommended by 99% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in average response time, 4.9 in professionalism, 4.6 in flexibility and 4.6 in value.