Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

213 North Talbot Street, Saint Michaels, MD 21663 Map · Phone number
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About Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

With tranquil waterfront settings overlooking the beautiful Miles River and beyond, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is a place unlike any other. Make memories at one of our picturesque venues, perfect for ceremonies, rehearsal dinners, receptions, cocktail parties, and more.

Nationally recognized for preserving the heritage of the Chesapeake, the Museum brings the warm and casually elegant hospitality of the Eastern Shore of Maryland to each special occasion. Set on a private 18-acre campus with over 2,000 feet of pristine waterflont in the historic village of St. Michaels, the Museum offers spectacular views of the water.

The Museum offers stunning backdrops for wedding portraits, providing an exquisite array of Chesapeake scenery and textures, ranging from the rustic Small Boat Shed to panoramic views of the water on Navy Point, from the very top of the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse to the authentic Waterman's Wharf on Fogg's Landing. Give your guests a true Chesapeake experience with a one-of-a-kind wedding, in which they not only celebrate your special day, but take away a piece of history. From a large tented affair for 250 people, to a small intimate gathering, the Museum is an ideal spot to create lifelong memories.

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  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.7
  • Value 4.6
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Melanie · Married on 08/25/2018

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    CBMM is the most beautiful venue on the eastern shore - I know I am biased because that is where I got married, but it is seriously stunning. While the pictures you see are gorgeous, just wait until you see it in person. It is truly one of a kind. We held our wedding on August 25th and had our ceremony in front of the bandstand, and had our cocktail hour in the boat house. Many guests commented on how amazing the boat house was - they loved getting to see all of the antique boats, and there is a dock on the other side that made for some amazing photos! We held our reception under a tent on navy point and it was truly spectacular. Many guests complimented that it was one of the most beautiful weddings they had ever attended. Working with Liz Cowee was amazing! She is so flexible and will answer all of your questions (My now husband and I had a ton leading up to the wedding)! Liz even unlocked the light house and we were able to go to the very top to get some amazing photos and have a birds eye view of our wedding! I highly recommend this venue! You will not regret it! Thanks CBMM we will be back to see you very soon!!

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    Lynn · Married on 05/11/2018

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    We don’t know where to begin- from the start the CBMM was nothing but professional and wonderful to work with!!! If you want to get married in Maryland on the water go to CBMM, you will not be disappointed

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    Bettina · Married on 09/04/2016

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    The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum was an absolute DREAM venue and the most stunning backdrop for our wedding weekend in St. Michaels. My husband and I got engaged in St. Michaels and knew from that moment on that we wanted to get married there. We came across the Maritime Museum and were instantly blown away by the gorgeous views on the Navy Point and unique property. We decided to have both our rehearsal dinner on the property (in the Small Boat Shed) and our ceremony and reception (on Navy Point). Liz and her team went above and beyond in so many ways -- including by making the wedding planning process leading up the wedding seamless and fun and, on the day of, making sure every detail was in place and perfect. The CBMM team even arranged to have a golf cart transport my husband’s grandmother right to the ceremony so she wouldn’t have to strain walking the grounds. We are so thankful to the CBMM team for everything they did to make our wedding an absolute fairytale for us, and look forward to coming back for years to come to relive the happy memories.

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Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue? Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season? $ 5,000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 5,000.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season? $ 2,000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 2,000.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Parking
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue? 250
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? 2
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 5
  • Describe your venue: Historic Building, Marina, Museum
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Elopements, Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer? Outside Vendors, Pet Friendly, Wifi
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Wheelchair Access

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  • Images of Sommer (A Bill Rettberg Jr. Production)
    Images of Sommer (A Bill Rettberg Jr. Production) Wedding Photographers

    Fantastic waterfront property with a huge amount of unique opportunities for wedding photography. We have found the staff friendly, professional, and attentive! Food quality is excellent, and you could not have a prettier setting. Saint Michaels is a treasure unto itself but the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is a jewel that should not be overlooked for that special event, or just a visit.

  • Ceremony Officiants - Rev. Laura Cannon & Associates
    Ceremony Officiants - Rev. Laura Cannon & Associates Wedding Officiants

    The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels is a true gem - beautiful, historic, and right on the water... an absolutely unforgettable spot for a wedding. We couldn't recommend it more highly! - Rev. Laura C. Cannon, Owner

  • Ceremony Officiants - Rev. Laura Cannon & Associates
    Ceremony Officiants - Rev. Laura Cannon & Associates Wedding Officiants

    The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels is a true gem - beautiful, historic, and right on the water... an absolutely unforgettable spot for a wedding. We couldn't recommend it more highly! - Rev. Laura C. Cannon, Owner

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  • 213 North Talbot Street Saint Michaels, MD 21663 See on map
    410-745-2916 (4944) (Phone number)
    443-239-3567 (Other Phone Number)
    410-745-6088 (Fax Number)
    The Museum and Museum Store are open year-round. May to October, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. November to April, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s days

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