114 Reviews for Baltimore Museum of Industry
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My partner and I got married here on 01/07/2017 and we cannot say enough positive things about our experience with the BMI and staff. If you are looking for a extremely special place with a great view of the Baltimore Harbor, domino's sugar sign, etc... to host a special event you cannot go wrong with the BMI! They will walk you through the entire planning process and there to help along the way if needed. All of our guests are STILL raving about how cool and different the museum is! I heard from a bunch of different guests who are native to MD that they had never even heard of the BMI! This place is definitely one of Baltimore hidden gems. We would like to thank Claire, Kelley, Angie (big kudos to her for putting up with our group that night!) and the whole team at the BMI for being so fantastic and making our special day one that will NEVER be forgotten by us, or any of our guest. We will forever be grateful!
What a terrific venue!!!! Kelley helped me step 1 till the last day. Angie was the coordinator of the wedding day and wow what a great job. My family and guests were blown away by the great décor, beautiful skyline and over al energy this place provided for our wedding day. Everyone was easy to work with and responded to questions and concerns immediately. I would definitely give this place a chance you won't be disappointed!!!
Jon and I got married at the Baltimore Museum of Industry on May 5th and absolutely loved it. Our guests (especially the out of town guests) are still ranting and raving about the venue. Despite the weather it turned out to be an amazing evening. Angie was a huge help and as the bride, if anything went wrong I had no clue haha because that night was absolutely perfect. I did most of my planning interaction with Kelley Edelmann who was very responsive, within 24 hours, to all of my emails and/or phone calls and everything went off without a hitch. From the sneak peek of photos we received last week, the pictures are spectacular. We took photos in the blacksmith shop, at the green car, in the theater and outside the Pharmacy which turned out so unique and really captured the personality of the venue, of us, and of the evening. Thank you for making that night such as special evening!
The Baltimore Museum of Industry was the PERFECT place for our wedding. I cannot say enough about how the staff, venue, view, professionalism and friendliness! From the day we first toured we received nothing but warmth and excitement for our wedding from the BMI, especially Kelley. I think they might have been even more excited then we were! Our guests are still talking about the charm and space. Absolutely beautiful. I wish we could do it all over again!!
Even before getting engaged, I knew the BMI was the venue in which I wanted to have my wedding. And after taking my now husband for the first time, he was immediately on board with the idea. Once we got engaged, we didn’t even bother looking anywhere else. From the get go, we knew we made the right decision. We had the pleasure of working with Kelley throughout the planning process and to say she is amazing is an understatement. Even on the day of the wedding, she went above and beyond to ensure that we did not have to worry about a single thing beyond enjoying ourselves. So if you’re looking for a wedding venue with an amazing and ultra-accommodating staff, expansive water views, interesting and interactive exhibits for guests, and the knowledge that the money you’re paying is going toward keeping this wonderful and unique museum open, look no further.
There is no place on this planet more magical for a winter wedding. I can barely put in to words what this venue means to my Husband and I. When we first visited the museum, I saw this space and said “wouldn’t it be so cool to be married here?” But when we got engaged, we thought we’d never make it happen. From day one of this process, Kelley, Claire and team were AMAZING. We visited on a Sunday and they walked us through everything- set up, cost, timing, their upcoming Wedding show, exhibit bits, when we could visit for walk-through, what to expect the weekend of, EVERYTHING. We quickly reached out about a date and got set up. Throughout the process, I relied on Kelley for advice on vendors, decor, layout, getting our insurance and more. No email went unanswered, they actually exceeded every expectation. During our rehearsal, I was a bit nervous. However, they managed to wrangle 20+ people and get everyone excited! They made sure everyone who was walking was comfortable and had their moment. The day of was beyond our wildest dreams. Kelley unlocked the dock for our first look- a special moment as we had once sunk a boat just outside the museum. She also helped organize our set up and ensured everyone made it in for the ceremony. She was present for the entire day, whenever we needed her. I can’t really express how grateful we are to the BMI team for making our dreams a reality for the very best day of our lives.
The team at the BMI was so helpful and responsive! The venue itself was simply amazing and was everything we imagined for our big day. We had around 100 guests and the space was very accommodating to this number of guest but could have handle a wedding with more than double that number of guests. We want to thank the team at the BMI for their quick responses to all our questions and needs they always responded within one business day! There is no better place to get married in all of Maryland!!
When my husband and I were looking for a unique venue in Baltimore, the BMI was the perfect choice! We had an indoor evening wedding and the view of the harbor, even from inside, was amazing. Guests were raving about all the different rooms and loved having a docent available during cocktail hour to explain parts of the museum to them. We worked with Kelley during the planning process and she made everything so simple. On the day of, we had some one there to help with ceremony set up and to make the night run smoothly, there was no need for a day of planner! I cannot recommend this place enough; if you want a unique experience for your guests the BMI is absolutely the place for your wedding!
Everyone at the BMI was extremely helpful, courteous, and attentive to all of our needs. We could not be happier with our experience and we've continued to get amazing feedback from our guest in response to how beautiful the venue was. Thank you thank you thank you!
The museum was the perfect setting for my daughter's wedding in November. The staff was very easy to work with and I would highly recommend the BMI!!
I honestly cannot put into words how awesome this night was for us! Every single person I worked with at the BMI was professional and awesome. Thank you so much for everything, seriously... everything!!!
When we first began planning our wedding, we knew we wanted to hold our reception somewhere memorable. From our first visit at the BMI, we we certain that it was a place that our guests would never forget. We had the most incredible experience working with the Baltimore Museum of Industry. Claire and Kelly do a wonderful job suggesting vendors, helping to coordinate vendors the night of the event, and making sure everything runs smoothly. Our guests had an incredible time, and we had a gorgeous backdrop to celebrate one of the most important events of our lives.
i planned my own wedding without the help of a planner, and I cannot stress enough how much holding our reception at the BMI eased the process for me. Claire made sure that we had a meeting in the weeks leading up to the wedding, and worked with our caterer to establish both a rain and shine plan. We loved having our cocktail hour on the deck, which was a beautiful setting for photographs, and then moving the party inside for the rest of the night. The space is perfect for a wedding of 150-200 people, and the shape of the room lends itself to getting people on the dance floor. We also loved having things for our guests to do (wander the museum) if they weren't as in to dancing. We would absolutely book the BMI again, and look forward to having somewhere to visit to relive our wedding day! (All Photos are Photography By Brea)
Such a wonderful and unique venue! A beautiful space inside the museum with so many interesting and fun exhibits. Plus the harbor is a great backdrop. The BMI and Domino Sugar signs outside that are lit keep the view beautiful at night and are also great for nighttime pictures. All of the staff at the museum were friendly, helpful and accommodating throughout the entire process. I would absolutely recommend the BMI as a wedding and event venue. Guests were commenting all night and after the wedding, as well about how great of a venue it was. I am so happy we found this unique spot, it was absolutely perfect. I could not have imagined my wedding anywhere else!
The BMI was a very unique and beautiful venue. It has a beautiful few of Baltimore's Inner Harbor . They are sooo accommodating. They helped setting up , provided ladders and easels for or signs. They helped get our movie/slideshow working. They even got our 3 yr old flower girl to walk down the isle. Very professional and worth every cent.
This venue is absolutely amazing. It had everything we were looking for - right on the water, beautiful scenery, funky exhibits and indoor and outdoor capability. Our guests loved being able to go outside and walk around as well as peruse the museum. The staff are easy to work with and helpful. We rented the gallery and terrace and it was plenty for our day. The ceremony was indoors, but the outdoor area is also perfect for a ceremony. We loved how very Baltimore this felt and every minute in our venue. I highly recommend this location, but book fast, they fill up quick!
It was very challenging at first trying to find a wedding venue that had a mix of everything my husband and I wanted. Once we determined we wanted to be around the Harbor, we narrowed down our search to a few places that included BMI. BMI was where I had my first field trip as a child so I wasn’t wowed by the idea of getting married at the same place I learned how to shuck an oyster. My husband had been to a wedding there before and he insisted we look at it. I was set on an outdoor ceremony right on the water and BMI had 2 different options for that, not to mention a GREAT rain plan option, which made me feel so at ease. I’m an event planner and I always see brides choose a venue based on plan A and not think about plan B. What was great about BMI was that I was in love with both plan A and plan B if it rained. So I couldn’t be that unhappy if it rained on our wedding day. We had cocktails outside on the terrace area with a rain plan to be throughout the museum (which is the coolest backup rain plan I’ve ever heard of!). Reception space was inside with floor to ceiling glass windows to look out onto the inner harbor. It was a photographer’s paradise inside the venue.
Our photographer kept pulling us into different rooms in the venue space to get pictures in the soda shop, the movie theater, and in the kitchen with Domino Sugars. Claire and her staff were so great throughout the entire planning and execution process. We were allowed to come in whenever we wanted to look at the space, test out our video, and do walk throughs with vendors. My day of coordinators interacted with Claire’s team really well that day. If they needed anything to get done, BMI handled it! The wedding went off with no problems at all. If you’re looking for a venue on the water with inside and outside options, look no further, BMI is the venue for you!
I am SO happy we chose to have our reception at the Baltimore Museum of Industry!!! My husband and I are museum junkies so we researched each one in the city. The reason we went with BMI was because of the gorgeous view across the harbor and the industrial theme - we barely had to provide our own decor because there was already so much for our guests to see. Our contact Kelley was extremely easy to communicate with and so accommodating. She was able to answer every question I had from invoice to tablecloth size. Also, the museum provides the tables and chairs for guests. They have a list of approved caterers which sometimes scares brides and grooms away, but thankfully (and unlike other venues we visited) BMI had one that fit our budget. We couldn't have made a better decision than to go with the BMI!
Having our wedding at the BMI was nothing short of amazing. Months later, we continue receiving compliments on how awesome of a venue we had. Thanks to Claire and Kelley, my wedding stress was eliminated and I knew that they would take care of anything I needed. They were quick to respond to my emails, and genuinely invested in helping us plan our wedding. My wife and I recommend the Baltimore Museum of Industry for couples who want a cool, interesting, and fun wedding venue in the heart of Baltimore! :)
Great venue with an even better location! Everyone at BMI was such a pleasure to work with. For how gorgeous the venue is, we expected it to be very expensive but in actuality it was below our budget! We loved being able to get married outside and then have the cocktail hour and reception indoors all while enjoying the beautiful scenery.
Our experience with the BMI could not have gone any better. Throughout the planning process I was in contact with both Kelley and Claire and both were always extremely responsive and patient with my endless questions. We had both our ceremony and reception here and thanks to Kelley (who was there the entire time), everything went off smoothly and without a hitch - which I was worried about since I hadn't hired a wedding planner or day-of coordinator. Guests loved walking around the museum during cocktail hour and all of the amazing photo opportunities outside on the waterfront. I can't say enough good things!
Our wedding was absolutely beautiful! We loved that we could do our ceremony inside or outside, and both were great options. The staff was great to work with and very professional. Our guests loved how different it was and not the typical ballroom. They were very flexible and accommodating with what we wanted to do, and our 200 person wedding didn't feel cramped at all. We also liked that people could enjoy the baltimore skyline outside it they needed a break outside. Great place for a wedding!
From the very first interaction we had with the BMI right through and after our wedding, we had the BEST experience. Every single staff member we worked with was responsive, open, and extremely helpful. The venue was recommended by a friend, and we didn't end up looking anywhere else - we knew that the combination of fantastic service, competitive prices and an unbeatable location for a Federal Hill wedding was more than we could hope for. Some of my favorite aspects of the venue: The space is interesting and unique for both an indoor and outdoor cocktail ceremony, there are plenty of things to entertain guests who don't want to dance the night away, but the dance floor space is ample if everyone does, the bathrooms are clean and more than enough for large weddings, you can play a cute slideshow in the museum's theatre, and you have amazing views of the harbor and Domino Sugar sign. Could not have asked for more!
I recently had my reception at the Baltimore Museum of Industry. It was a Saturday evening in June and we were blessed with perfect weather. We had our cocktail hour out on the terrace overlooking the Baltimore Harbor and City Skyline. However, in case of bad weather this venue is also a great choice because it would have been just as beautiful inside as there are so many interesting pieces of history to look at inside the museum. This was important to me as I didn't want to have to worry about the weather the day of and totally change the plan for the day. I can't wait to get my pictures back from the photographer because there are so many great opportunities for photo ops including the theater, large airplane hanging from the ceiling, or the different galleries within the venue. I would highly recommend this venue as my wedding day went off without a glitch. The staff at the museum was extremely accommodating and answered all of my questions timely throughout the planning process. I wouldn't have changed a thing and would recommend this venue to any bride!
Multiple guests said this was the most interesting venue they had ever attended for a wedding! Both local and out of town guests enjoyed the museum exhibits as part of the event, and we could not have been happier with the working relationship we had with the venue staff. Pricing was lower than many other area museums, and offered many different options that we could customize to our budget. The chair rental also meant we did not have to use any outside rental items! The location, parking, professionalism, and overall staff made for a great event!
We loved having our wedding at the BMI! It was great for our guests, there is plenty of free parking, right on the water and they can tour the museum while they wait for you to finish your photos. It is also great for taking pictures on the inner harbor. Angie was so nice and opened up the pier for us so that we could get a shot with the city skyline in the background. Overall it was a great experience and I would definitely recommend them for other weddings or events.