2019 dates still available!
Conveniently located just across the creek from Historic Downtown Annapolis, the Annapolis Maritime Museum is an ideal venue for a breathtaking waterfront wedding ceremony or reception (or both!). The main deck and piers have a customized tent with clear retractable side walls and lighting, so that guests can enjoy our 180 degree view of the Chesapeake Bay and Back Creek in any weather. The Bay Room is a 2,500 sq ft reception area with modern industrial-style architectural elements and a maritime-themed art gallery by local artists. The charming Exhibit Gallery includes a full size wooden oyster boat, and our exhibits are a great conversation starter for your guests! Our recently expanded sandy beach is perfect for a ceremony, cocktails, and photos. The venue rental includes the use of the Barge House; a wedding party suite complete with private bathroom, full length mirror and kitchenette with full-size refrigerator. It's the perfect place for the bridal party to get ready or hang out before the ceremony starts. The building is equipped with heat and air conditioning, and 50 parking spaces are included in evening and weekend rentals. The Annapolis Maritime Museum is the perfect venue for a unique waterfront wedding in the heart of Annapolis!
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.
Peggy · Married on 11/03/2018
Carlin and Kyle and the Osprey!
When Carlin and Kyle got engaged it was a no brainer that they would get married in Annapolis at the USNA Chapel... But where would the reception take place? After visiting many places that didn't fit their personalities or ballrooms that swallowed them up.. We found the Annapolis Maritime Museum! It was so unique and easy to make it reflect them and their theme. There were many reasons that the museum was the perfect fit but there were two museum treasures that made it the right choice!! The first was the Osprey we saw right when walking in (Kyle is an Osprey pilot and he said it was a sign!) and the second was Paige! She made everything so easy and we felt so comfortable in making all the decisions. She communicated with us even when she had to leave two months before the wedding for her own special delivery :) She left us the caring hands of Caitlin and our day of wedding planner said she could not have done it without Caitlin! We took advantage of the suggested list of vendors and were so happy we did! We found the perfect caterer that has worked many times with the museum and they made it so easy for us!!! We even had a raw bar flowing with oysters to pay tribute to the history of the museum! Our guests had a great time and thanked us for the gorgeous dock and views and we would be seeing those in their Chirstmas card photos!! The best man and ring bearer... Father and son had a blast being hands on with the boats! Pretty good when you can entertain everyone and dance the night away! If you are getting married in Annapolis it just seems right to take advantage of the charm the city has to offer! We would do it all again!Sent on 12/12/2018
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Patrick Houst · Married on 11/02/2018
Best Venue in Annapolis
After looking at different venues in Annapolis, we went to the Annapolis Maritime Museum to meet with Paige, and our choice for a venue was clear. Paige was great to work with and even answered our questions while she was on leave which shows how much she cares about her clients. Our caterer had done many weddings at the museum which helped a great deal with planning/set up. We picked the venue also because of the ability to do an indoor/outdoor wedding and reception just in case it rained, the water views, and the uniqueness of the venue. We found that it took very little to decorate because of the museum's exhibits which was great for us. We fit 120 people comfortably in the Bay Room and still had a decent sized dance floor (we had a hard time envisioning that when we were planning). Our weather turned out to be great, and we were able to get great pictures on the docks. Our friends and family could not stop raving about our venue because it was so different than any wedding they had attended. If we had to do it over again - we would choose the Annapolis Maritime Museum without a doubt!Sent on 12/12/2018
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Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park Price Rates
Great May dates still available! Take 25% off market rate
Friday, May 3: $3,000
Saturday, May 4: $4,425
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!