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Reception
$5,000 starting price
Ceremony
$2,500 starting price
Reception
$5,000 starting price
Ceremony
$2,500 starting price

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Discover the Paca Garden, Annapolis's foremost garden venue situated in the historic district of Downtown Annapolis!

Recognized as a National Historic Landmark and an accredited member of the American Association of Museums, The William Paca House & Garden is an impeccably restored 18th-century Georgian-style residence. Graced with two brick terraces that overlook a meticulously reconstructed two-acre colonial garden, this venue boasts a Chippendale-style bridge spanning a goldfish-shaped pond, four formal garden parterres, a wilderness garden, and a meticulously recreated Summerhouse. The Summerhouse, serving as a captivating focal point, offers a picturesque setting for wedding ceremonies and photographs. Immerse yourself in the charm of the 18th-century garden and create enduring memories for your wedding!

Available for events from April through October, the garden and tented terraces can host up to 120 guests seated for dinner or up to 180 for a cocktail-style reception (standing with limited seating). Typically scheduled between 4:00 pm and 9:00 pm, the events can be tailored to your needs, with flexibility in discussing hours beyond public visiting times.

Your wedding or event package includes:

  • Tented Terrace (comprising two tents, sized 20' x 40' and 20' x 50', connected by a 10' x 30' tent)
  • Reception seating for up to 100 guests, complete with tables and chairs, cocktail tables, and five auxiliary tables (for bar, DJ, welcome, gift, etc.)
  • 10 ceremony chairs
  • Catering Kitchen
  • Guest Entrance through the Museum

To secure your special day, a 50% non-refundable payment and a signed Rental Agreement are essential. The William Paca House & Garden provides considerable flexibility in event planning, and selecting a caterer is crucial for a successful event. Choose from our list of preferred caterers for convenience or opt for a non-preferred caterer with an additional $1,000 fee.

Thank you for considering the enchanting William Paca House & Garden! For more details and availability, please contact Ginny Hockey at 410-990-4538 or ginny.hockey@annapolis.org.



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Frequently asked questions

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

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$5,000

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?

$2,500

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$2,500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Event Planning
Tables

Describe your venue:

Garden
Historic Building
Mansion
Museum
Park

What kind of settings are available?

Covered Outdoor
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?

Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors

What event items are available?

Chairs
Tables
Tents

What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
November
December
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4.9 out of 5 rating
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2024 Winner
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The Paca House and Gardens in Annapolis is highly recommended as a wedding venue. Multiple reviewers praised the helpfulness and professionalism of the coordinator, Ginny Hockey, who made the planning process seamless and ensured that the day ran smoothly. Couples appreciated the beautiful

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The Paca House and Gardens in Annapolis is highly recommended as a wedding venue. Multiple reviewers praised the helpfulness and professionalism of the coordinator, Ginny Hockey, who made the planning process seamless and ensured that the day ran smoothly. Couples appreciated the beautiful

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Emma M. Sent on 09/25/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Director

While my fianc茅 and I ultimately did not book Paca House for our wedding (our guest list grew past the original estimate), we cannot recommend Ginny Hockey, the Weddings and Special Events Director, enough. Ginny was very responsive when we reached out to schedule a tour. During the tour, she described a perfect schedule (including the best spots for different types of photographs) and had tons of ideas for how to implement the features we envisioned. Also, her preferred vendors list is incredible--she has vendors to meet all sorts of visions and budgets, and was able to suggest which would be the best fit for us, based on our descriptions of what we wanted.
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Gigi T. Sent on 01/03/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Best day ever!

We had such an amazing wedding. The director, Ginny was so delightful and so helpful leading up to our special day and especially day off.
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Erin W. Sent on 09/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Intimate Garden Ceremony

Wow! Ginny and Lauren made our day so much easier! We had a very small guest list including immediate family and our closest friends. Ginny has always been extremely responsive from the beginning to the very end! She quickly adapted to changes in guest count due to unexpected Covid circumstances, we ended up having 10 guests and she adjusted the seating arrangements immediately. She also dropped off our marriage license for us which we really appreciated 鉂わ笍 Lauren stepped in as DJ on our Bluetooth for ceremony music. They made everything go so smoothly, and the gardens are simply breathtaking. Thank you guys so much for all you did to make our wedding day so personal and special 鉂わ笍

-Erin & Toph
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Honeywood Event + Tent Honeywood Event + Tent Wedding Rentals

If you're looking to create a magical garden wedding in Annapolis, this is the place. Jody and her staff are top-notch and go above and when it comes to planning and logistics, so you won't have to stress about a thing. Not to mention the grounds are absolutely stunning and offer the perfect natural backdrop for your ceremony, reception and photos.

C&J Entertainment Agency C&J Entertainment Agency Wedding DJs

Always great working with Jody and the staff! The run a top-notch venue that is perfect for ceremonies and wedding receptions!

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Historic Annapolis: Paca House & Garden frequently asked questions

Historic Annapolis: Paca House & Garden includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Event Planning
  • Tables
The space offered by Historic Annapolis: Paca House & Garden for wedding events is known for:
  • Garden
  • Historic Building
  • Mansion
  • Museum
  • Park
Historic Annapolis: Paca House & Garden offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
Historic Annapolis: Paca House & Garden offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner
Historic Annapolis: Paca House & Garden offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
Historic Annapolis: Paca House & Garden offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Tables
  • Tents
Historic Annapolis: Paca House & Garden is recommended by 98% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in average response time, 4.9 in flexibility, 4.9 in professionalism and 4.9 in value.

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