Just a short stroll from the U.S. Naval Academy, St. John’s College and Chesapeake Bay, Graduate Annapolis is located in the heart of the Annapolis Arts District. Guest rooms celebrate bayside style, Navy pomp and campus lore. Gather your crew for a cappuccino at Poindexter Coffee or enjoy fresh coastal eats and cocktails at Camp Severn Shore.
For your special day and all the celebrations surrounding it, we have the perfect event space to make your wedding day memorable. From nautically-inspired ballrooms to smaller spaces for intimate receptions, we have a spot that is just right for you to toast tying the knot.
Facilities and Capacity
Couples may host up to 350 wedding guests within the Ballroom. The hotel contains 14 different event spaces and includes versatile options for both indoor ceremonies and receptions.
The Hotel Annapolis is a full-service wedding venue with on-site catering and event coordination available. The venue also offers additional services, including:
37 Reviews for Graduate Annapolis
Recommended by 94% of couples
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Leah Johnson · Getting married on 05/02/2020
We were scheduled to have our reception at the Graduate, and we had to cancel due to Coronavirus. I still wanted to write a review for other couples looking for a venue. The wedding coordinator, Shannon, was a pleasure to work with and very responsive when we had questions. The venue is newly renovated and beautiful. We were able to go to a tasting and find out that the food is wonderful! We were very excited for our guests to enjoy the food. The Graduate is definitely a venue we would recommend!Sent on 03/19/2020
Graduate Annapolis's reply:Thank you so much, Leah!
Sarah Crowell · Married on 02/16/2020
The Graduate did a wonderful job with our daughter's wedding! The food was delicious, and Shannon, the catering manager, was a great help with all of the planning and details! Everyone had a wonderful time! I highly recommend them!Sent on 02/27/2020
Graduate Annapolis's reply:Hi Sarah!
Nicole · Married on 12/21/2019
Shannon was the absolute best. My wedding day was fantastic.
To start, it is expensive as heck to have a nice wedding in the DC area. Just ridiculous. To that end, my fiance and I spent 2 years trying to find locations that we both liked, that was aesthetically pleasing to both of us, that offered enough space for our guests and that just made sense for us. In the end, Shannon's professionalism, quick responses and great personality were the deciding factor that caused us to choose The Graduate. Though we signed our contract before the transition was made, it was seamless for us and we felt no confusion or discomfort during the renovations.
Our guests and our family enjoyed every part of the wedding. It was a good time, the hotel was lovely and the staff was very helpful. There were some minor challenges: a few of my guests had heat issues in their rooms (and it was super cold on our wedding weekend) but I believe it was handled quickly and my maid of honor and a groomsman were stuck in the elevator for a short time. The staff came to everyone's assistance immediately and no one seemed too bothered by the inconveniences.
The packages that are offered are nice and including open bar with the packages was another strong deciding factor for us. My guests are still talking about their meals; the salmon with the mustard sauce was a huge hit. The tasting that we did months before the wedding was great. Though the hotel was in the midst of renovations, the service was impeccable, Shannon was superbly helpful and the food was presented well. Be hungry when you go though. It's a lot of food.
If you are considering this venue, based on my experience I say go for it. They are a great team, very helpful, very considerate. They worked well with my vendors and with a very nervous, jittery bride. I cannot say enough good things about The Graduate.
In terms of cost, you could possibly find less expensive options but not with the level of service that this team offers. If I were to do it over, I would choose The Graduate again.Sent on 02/13/2020
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