Weddings

American Visionary Art Museum

Baltimore, MD View map
Rating 4.8 out of 5
   105 reviews
$3k - $4k For 100 Guests
Up to 450 guests

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$3k - $4k For 100 Guests
Up to 450 guests

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.

  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

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

105 Reviews

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Recommended by 96% of couples
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    Rating 4.6 out of 5

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    Anh Married on 07/31/2021
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    Professional and easy to work with

    Rhea was extremely responsive and helpful in our planning at AVAM! We toured the venue virtually and didn't see it for the first time until the day of, but everything was beautiful and we couldn't have been happier! We were able to secure a date close to the wedding due to Covid and got a great deal with both the Sculpture Garden for cocktails and JRVC for reception. Rhea was very pleasant in all the back and forth regarding what is/isn't feasible. She coordinated with my vendors to ensure they all know and adhere to the protocols, definitely a professional! Our guests had a blast and we thoroughly enjoyed every moment of it! Thanks Rhea!!!
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    Charde M. Married on 05/10/2021
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    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!

    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
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    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!

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Anh & Ben
    29 photos · 07/31/2021
  • Shira & Max
    61 photos · 09/08/2019
  • Michael & Samantha
    27 photos · 08/22/2016
  • Michael & Carly
    21 photos · 08/29/2015
  • Kris & Kristen
    30 photos · 06/08/2015

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Professional Network & Endorsements

8 Endorsements
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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!

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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.

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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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Map

800 Key Highway Baltimore, 21230
4102441900
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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:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • 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.

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