Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park is a waterfront wedding venue located in the Eastport neighborhood of Annapolis, Maryland. Situated just across Spa Creek from historic downtown Annapolis, this unique museum offers couples and their guests gorgeous views of the Chesapeake Bay and Back Creek. We're happy to accommodate both intimate ceremonies as well as lavish receptions in our indoor or outdoor settings. Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park looks forward to making your special day everything you dreamed it to be.
Facilities and Capacity
Couples can host up to 150 guests at this unique wedding venue. We offer over 5,000 square feet of space divided between our Bay Room, waterfront deck, and Exhibit Gallery which was recently fully updated in Spring 2020! For your ceremony, you can get married on our tented waterfront deck, or our recently expanded beach, with the soothing water serving as your backdrop in both areas. You can also use this beachfront area for your cocktail hour, or for lawn games during your reception. After you say your “I do’s,” you can move into our 2,500-square-foot, industrial-style Bay Room featuring cafe lights and decorative white paper lanterns hung from the ceiling, as well as a photography exhibit showcasing local photographer Jay Fleming. Our waterfront deck can be used for the wedding ceremony and/or cocktail hour, and remains open during the reception for guests to take a break from dancing to catch a breath of fresh air. This unique space features a permanent, custom-built tent with retractable clear sides to accommodate all weather conditions. It offers you and your guests 180-degree views of the Bay and Back Creek.
This incredible venue offers everything you need to make your celebration a success. (8) 8' rectangular banquet tables and 150 white padded folding chairs are included, along with 50 nearby parking spots for your guests. We have a lengthy list of approved caterers you may choose from, all of which will have access to the venue's catering kitchen which features easy load-in access, 3-compartment sink, a refrigerator, and warming ovens. Before your ceremony starts and throughout the evening, your guests can enjoy the 2,000-square-foot Exhibit Gallery which was updated in Spring 2020. This unique gallery features child-friendly exhibits highlighting Annapolis's maritime heritage and the ecology of the Chesapeake Bay. Additional services offered by Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park include:
Before your festivities begin, you and your wedding party can take advantage of the Barge House. This private, detached wedding party suite features a large table with 15 chairs, a bathroom with a full-length mirror, a kitchenette with a full-size refrigerator, and WiFi. It’s also equipped with air-conditioning and heating, ensuring a comfortable environment to get ready in.
102 Reviews for Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park
Recommended by 99% of couples
93 User photos
Emily Huie · Married on 11/02/2019
Perfect Fall Wedding Venue
Paige and the Museum were so flexible working with us to make our schedule for the day work. They were super responsive, and honestly, we couldn't have gotten a better value for our money. We loved our wedding at the Annapolis Maritime Museum, and our guests kept telling us how fun they thought the venue was. We'd do it all over again!Sent on 12/20/2019
Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park's reply:Thanks, Emily. Your praise means a lot because I know you've worked on many weddings! I hope our paths will cross again.
Laura Ratz · Married on 10/26/2019
Beautiful location on the water. All of our guests really enjoyed it. The museum itself was also great for kids and adults who needed a break from the dance floor. Parking is offsite but super close and was not a hassle at all. There are tons of Airbnbs nearby, so many of our guests were able to walk.Sent on 11/08/2019
Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park's reply:Laura, thank you for the wonderful review! It was a pleasure working with you and Rohit and I wish you both all the best! I can't wait to see your photos!
Uche Akobundu · Married on 09/22/2019
Fantastic setting for a nautical wedding!
When my husband and I walked into the Annapolis Maritime Museum, we knew this was the place for us! It offered exactly what we were looking for and would be the perfect setting for our guests – the young and the not so young. From the gallery, the side yard, the main deck, and main event space to the wonderful view of the Bay - everyone would be sure to have a wonderful experience. And they did! We could not have had a more memorable day. What a lovely setting for a nautical wedding! We enjoyed working with Paige and her colleagues very much to plan and execute our special day. No question we asked was too simple or complex - all were answered in a professional and timely manner. Be sure to have your next event here! You won't regret it!Sent on 10/18/2019
Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park Price Rates
June 13, 2020 is still available, and we are offering 25% off market rate! This date is $4,475 vs. $6,300.
Our pricing includes exclusive use of the space from 3pm – 11pm (typically events run in the 5pm – 10pm timeframe to account for setup and cleanup), 150 white resin padded chairs, (8) 8’ rectangular tables, 50 nearby parking spaces, a museum site supervisor, and use of the entire facility including the museum and interior event room, tented waterfront deck, docks and piers, beachfront side yard, and wedding party suite. Let me know if you’d like to set up a venue tour, or if you have any questions!
All the best,
Working at Annapolis Maritime museum is always a pleasure! I have had the opportunity to shoot weddings and events at this venue and it's truly one of a kind. Amazing views, helpful & professional staff, unique space. Highly recommend!
The Annapolis Maritime Museum is an absolute treasure of a venue! You will not find a space with more character or charm when it comes creating your dream Chesapeake Bay/Annapolis-inspired wedding. Paige and all of the museum staff are so nice, welcoming and knowledgeable. They are true professionals and work to ensure every aspect of your event is perfect. When it comes to choosing a waterfront venue in or around Annapolis, it doesn’t get any better than AMM.
The Annapolis Maritime Museum is a gem of a venue! The location can't be beat in the heart of downtown Annapolis. The venue overlooks the water, had a great tented dock, a beautiful interior space, and a wonderful museum exhibit perfect for photos. Onsite there is also a bridal cottage for you to get ready in. The venue is so charming and you will have so many great photos opportunities there. The staff there is also amazing!! I can't wait to work there again soon!