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.
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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 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:
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- Event rentals
- Pet friendly
Before your festivities begin, you and your wedding party can take advantage of the Barge House. This private, detached wedding party suite, updated in 2021, 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.
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Paige has enjoyed working part time for the Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park since November 2015, first as Venue Coordinator and then Venue Manager. Her duties include booking the campuses for various social and corporate events. Paige graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Wake Forest University and has worked in event planning in D.C. and her hometown of Cincinnati prior to joining the Annapolis Maritime Museum. Paige especially enjoys AMM weddings because of the amazing couples she gets to work with and the creative ideas they bring to the table for their big day. Outside of work, Paige is spending time with her husband and 2 girls.
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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!
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