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Price range: $1,700 - $10,000 Price range: $1,700 - $10,000
Couples usually spend $8,500 Couples usually spend $8,500
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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 is available for groups of 65 or less.

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4.8 out of 5 rating
4.8 out of 5 rating
113 Reviews
96% recommend it
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    4.6 out of 5 rating
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4.7/5 2759 reviews
Priya C. Sent on 12/03/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic place to hold a wedding

We held our wedding ceremony and reception at AVAM and had a great experience. The staff were incredibly helpful and responsive to all of our questions, and the venue itself is beautiful. If you are able to rent multiple spaces, we鈥檇 highly recommend it. We had our ceremony in the barn, cocktail hour on the 1st floor of the JRVC and the reception on the 3rd floor. Guests loved the different spaces, as did we! We鈥檇 highly recommend AVAM to anyone looking to hold an event!
Benjy H. Sent on 12/25/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect venue for our August wedding

AVAM was perfect for us. We had ~240 guests at our wedding and had a Jewish wedding that was a bit more on the traditional side. AVAM was able to accommodate everything. It's a beautiful space for great value. If you're looking for a venue that's a bit less traditional but still beautiful and accommodating to weddings, we'd highly recommend AVAM.
Ishi K. Sent on 04/15/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Eccentric Unique Affordable Venue!

AVAM was our top choice for getting married because of the transparency in pricing and scheduling, their communication and the overall uniqueness of the venue! Their event planning staff were easy to work with and made wedding planning easy. They do have a mandatory caterer list but it includes a wide range of budgets for different weddings. We held the ceremony in the sculpture garden, cocktail hour in the third floor cafe and the reception in the sculpture barn. The beauty of the venue meant we needed minimal flowers and the lighting in the venue was already wonderful!
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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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American Visionary Art Museum frequently asked questions

The space offered by American Visionary Art Museum for wedding events is known for:
  • Banquet Hall
  • Historic Building
  • Museum
American Visionary Art Museum offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
American Visionary Art Museum offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
American Visionary Art Museum offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Event Rentals
American Visionary Art Museum offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
American Visionary Art Museum is recommended by 96% 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, 4.7 in flexibility and 4.6 in value.

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