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. They’re happy to accommodate both intimate ceremonies as well as lavish receptions in one of their 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 elegant wedding venue. They offer over 5,000 square feet of space divided between their Bay Room, waterfront deck, and Exhibit Gallery. For your ceremony, you can get married on their recently expanded beach, with the soothing water serving as your backdrop. 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 their 2,500-square-foot, industrial-style Bay Room. It features cafe lights and decorative white paper lanterns hung from the ceiling, as well as a photography exhibit featuring local photographer Jay Fleming. If you prefer more of an indoor/outdoor affair, their 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. They have a lengthy list of preferred caterers you may choose from, all of which will have access to the venue's catering kitchen. This kitchen features easy load-in access, a refrigerator, and warming ovens. Before your ceremony starts and throughout the evening, your guests can enjoy the 2,000-square-foot Exhibit Gallery. This unique gallery features a life-size, wooden oyster boat and child-friendly exhibits. 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.
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Sara · Married on 05/05/2017
The PERFECT venue for our son's rehearsal dinner. Our guests loved it. The museum's waterfront setting in historic Eastport evokes the spirit of old Annapolis and is just delightful. Unique, charming and memorable. The staff couldn't have been more accommodating. We were very pleased with the entire experience.Sent on 05/10/2017
Chris Bell · Married on 07/13/2019
The perfect reception venue
My husband and I used the Maritime museum for our wedding reception following our ceremony and we couldn't have been prouder to host our event there. The space was perfect for our size (145 guests) and honestly could have probably fit more. We rented couches for the deck space and large farm house tables for the bay room. The food was buffet style in the exhibit room which we didn't expect any guests to hang out in besides getting food but it turned out to be a great hang out spot for many guests and made the space much larger than we originally expected. All in all I fantastic spot to host a reception. Our send off was via water taxi on the dock and we recommend having guests enter venue via the entrance by the beach, and not utilize the main entrance. Paige, our event coordinator was fantastic to work with, we are so thankful to have hosted the reception there.Sent on 07/27/2019
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Kristen · Married on 07/05/2019
You can’t beat this venue and it’s view of the water! Paige is very professional and always willing to help however she can. Not to mention, the money that you spend here is used to help further educational programs about the Chesapeake Bay. Caitlyn was there the evening of our wedding and was very helpful during our event and answered any questions that we had as things came up. I couldn’t recommend this venue more and look forward to visiting as a married couple in the future!Sent on 07/11/2019
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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!