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Melanie Slowinski · Married on 08/15/2020
Best place for our day!
I cannot speak highly enough of this venue. It is gorgeous, outdoors, has a breeze off the water, and has twinkle lights under the pavilion to add some spark. The executive assistant, Stephanie and Liz were always incredibly helpful and friendly. They were so nice to work with throughout the planning process. Something else I really liked was that they sent a PowerPoint to help you set up the layout for the day of. This eased my stress, as it gave me an idea of what it would look like and what would go where. In addition, it ensured I had everything I needed.
In terms of the set up, this venue had workers who set up the tables and made sure everything was set up. My day of coordinator said they were a great help and that Scott was there to ask any questions to throughout the day.
I am so grateful that I found this venue and was able to put my vision into reality. It was perfect.Sent on 08/21/2020
Sonia · Married on 09/26/2018
I cannot say enough about how wonderful our event was at Port Annapolis! Jenna and Scott were so kind, patient and helpful in setting up our corporate event. I needed to make some last minute changes (more tables) and Jenna accommodate us with ease. We loved using the grill and the dinghy boat cooler is quite literally the coolest bar set up ever!! The venue is beautiful with serene water views and the wonderful breeze. Our guests had a wonderful time and remarked at the beauty of the pavillion and surrounding space. Perfection!Sent on 09/05/2018
Jenny · Married on 06/01/2018
Jenna Soneira was wonderful to work with for our event. We had a staff party at the Pavilion, and although it was quite hot outside, the cover of the pavilion and the breeze off of the water provided a coolness to the air. The scenery was amazing and the service from Jenna and crew was above and beyond our expectations! I highly recommend this venue as it offers a gorgeous view, nice coverage if it rains, great atmosphere and wonderful service!Sent on 06/05/2018
Maxine · Married on 09/09/2017
My husband & I had our reception at the Port Annapolis Marina in September of 2017 and could not have been happier with the venue and the staff. Linda is wonderful to work with and gave us so many great recommendations. It is the perfect place to get the “Annapolis” experience.Sent on 10/04/2017
Catherine · Married on 05/05/2017
We held a Welcome Dinner (aka Rehearsal Dinner but for all 90+ of our out-of-town guests!) for our daughter's wedding and it was PERFECT!!! Linda was incredibly responsive and flexible and coordinated well with the caterer. The weather was iffy so she and I were in frequent contact during the hours before the dinner to make joint decisions about enclosing the pavilion. It's a beautiful site, beautifully maintained, and was a wonderful introduction for our family and friends to the beauty of the Chesapeake Bay region. Thank you!Sent on 05/10/2017
Laura · Married on 09/10/2016
Port Annapolis Marina is the perfect venue for an outdoor wedding/reception. My daughter got married there on 9/10/16, and it was just about perfect!! From my first contact to the last minute, Linda was wonderful to work with. She is attentive and available to answer all questions, and worked with us the whole time. The other staff are also accessible and helpful. The venue is beautiful, and it is a great value! I highly recommend Port Annapolis Marina to have a beautiful, outdoor wedding!Sent on 09/24/2016
Sheri · Married on 10/03/2015
Port Annapolis is the perfect venue for an outdoor, waterfront wedding! The space is gorgeous, the amenities are exactly what is needed and the staff is accommodating. Linda was so helpful in every step leading up to the big day! She helped me design the layout of tables and chairs to match my vision. We were married the weekend of Hurricane Joaquin, so there were a lot of last minute changes. Linda was there to work with me and keep me calm. She also helped me secure a tent rental with a great referral. Despite the rain and wind, the venue was perfect! It allows for an excellent rain plan. Our guests LOVED the venue and raved about how unique it was. I cannot recommend Port Annapolis enough for your wedding!!Sent on 12/14/2015
Leann · Married on 05/16/2015
We can't say enough about this venue!! From day one, Linda and her crew were so attentive and answered every question we had. Leading up until the day of our wedding, there was never anything to worry about, even in the case of rain. The day of, the landscaping was beautiful, and we received so many compliments on the location & view. It even rained the night of our reception - and it was still beautiful! The amenities that were included with the rental of this venue were also exceptional. We are so happy we decided to have our reception here.Sent on 08/06/2015
-Leann & Jonathan
Cara · Married on 05/09/2015
Port Annapolis Marina was everything we wanted in a venue and more!! It was a beautiful setting for our nautical themed wedding and many guests told us it was the best venue they had ever been to. The staff is absoluetly wonderful and their event coordinator, Linda, was so easy to work with! She worked very cloesly with my planner to make our day perfect. Little decor is needed since the grounds are so beautiful! The space is very DIY so you can make everything exactly how you want it. We could not have been happier with Port Annapolis Marina for our big day.Sent on 05/26/2015
Christy · Married on 05/02/2015
We had our wedding at Port Annapolis on May 2, 2015 and could not have been happier with the venue. From the first contact I had with Linda until the day of our wedding she was so accommodating and a pleasure to work with. She responded back to all my questions in a timely manner, she send me the site lay out to arrange where everything would be set up the day of and met me at the venue multiple times to make sure that everything would be set up the day of where I wanted. We ended up having a beautiful wedding day the weather was perfect but we were concerned about it being chilly. Linda let us have the headers on stand by if we needed them to be pulled out by her staff on the day but we did not even up needing them. I fell in love with this venues scenery and that you can really make your wedding your own and bring in your own we not held to using a specific caterer or linens company. The options are endless at Port Annapolis and all of our guests complimented how beautiful the wedding venue was.Sent on 06/25/2015
Allison · Married on 09/13/2014
Site was beautiful!! The first time I contacted Linda she was so nice and helpful. We went to do the tour abd it was absolutely beatiful and it wasn't even spring yet. I always wanted to get married on the water and this place was affordable enough to make that happe. For everything it included the price was great! The staff were all very helpful and friendly. The site required very minimal decorations and was absolutely breathtaking!! I couldn't have asked for a more beautiful place!! Thank you Port Annapolis!!!Sent on 09/15/2014
Ede · Married on 08/23/2014
Where do I start! Linda is absolutely AMAZING!!! She is extremely responsive and helpful. I had a million and one questions, she was so patient and knowledgeable, and gave great recommendations. The venue itself was beautiful and perfect! We could not be happier with our decision in making PAM our wedding venue.Sent on 10/26/2014
Jeanette · Married on 06/21/2014
Linda is a wonderful woman. She made sure I had everything I needed. The Bridal Suite is cozy and comfortable while still being upscale. The pavilion itself is spacious and so open without the feeling of "roughing it." The deck for the ceremony is nicely finished, we could have gone barefoot! The landscaping is beautifully kept for wedding season. The patio is a great secondary space. The gazebo was perfect for the bar. The view is gorgeous over the boats in the water. It was perfect ambiance and environment for our wedding. Nautical themes are almost a must here!Sent on 12/02/2014
Book early! Each event gets the entire day for themselves so there's no rush to get in or out, so much flexibility! That alone is worth the rental fees.
On site staff set up that morning, and if it had rained, we would have had the option to make changes that morning, incredible flexibility and concern for the event.
Frances · Married on 09/07/2013
My husband and I are so thankful for having found this hidden treasure for our venue. The site is absolutely gorgeous. The landscaping is breathtaking and with the wide array of flowers already there, you do not need to pay thousands of dollars for a florist! The site is so naturally beautiful all you have to do is bring your guests, the food, and the linens and you have yourself a gorgeous setting for your special day! For a small extra fee, you can have more lights added to the lights that are already there and they will put them up for you! The bridal suite is so convenient and perfect for getting ready. Linda Budimir is the event coordinator and a fabulous one at that!! She was there for us every step of the way and so accommodating to anything we needed. She goes above and beyond her call of duty to make sure that you have everything you need. I would recommend this venue to anyone who wants a beautiful outdoor wedding on the water!Sent on 09/26/2013
Leslie · Married on 04/27/2013
Our wedding reception on April 27, 2013 was made special by our venue, Port Annapolis Marina and Pavillion manager, Linda Budimir. Linda was with us every step of the way. She suggested vendors, contacted several on our behalf, offered design advice and allowed us flexibility when we needed it. We were lucky enough with the weather not to require the use of the canvas walls, but the option gave us peace of mind. The use of the adjoining bridal suite gave the bridal party a haven to relax throughout the day and escape occasionally the during the reception. We would (and do) recommend Port Annapolis Marina for any type of gathering from graduation party, family reunion, to wedding ceremony and/or reception.Sent on 05/27/2013
Jackie · Married on 06/09/2012
We visited Port Annapolis Marina for the first time on a fairly cold, rainy day in March of 2011. Even on a day so un-wedding-like, we loved the space from the start. If you're looking for an outdoor venue that captures the beauty of Annapolis (cool Bay breezes, rows upon rows of tall-masted ships, lovely gardens, etc.) look no further than Port Annapolis.Sent on 06/14/2012
Our venue contact, Linda Budimir, was one of the kindest, most generous, and thoughtful people we've ever worked with. She was always more than happy to answer any questions we had about the venue, and offered a great number of resources at her disposal to assist with our decorations for the Overlook Pavilion (which, when paired with a smaller 30'x30' tent on one side was more than sufficient to comfortably seat 185 guests as well as a spacious dancefloor). In the year that passed since we first saw the venue, she oversaw significant improvements to the space, which now boasts several lovely gardens, a very large bridal suite (which she gave us full access to the day before the wedding), and a beautiful wooden deck that juts out from the lawn toward the dock, making for an incredible vista for our actual ceremony and the pictures that followed. Having access to the bridal suite was so incredibly helpful as it allowed us to store table decorations, place cards, table numbers, centerpieces, and even a few bridesmaids dresses at the site without having to worry about transporting any of that the next morning. In addition, we were allowed to store items in the bridal suite after the event on Saturday and could move them out with no hassle the next day. Many venues insist that the space look like nothing ever happened within an hour after the end of the event, not too mention the many "wedding venues" that make a habit of booking events back-to-back or even simultaneously. At Port Annapolis, they are more than happy to make your wedding experience as personalized as possible, and at no point will you ever feel rushed or pressured.
The staff at Port Annapolis is very easy to work with, and are more than happy to make changes to help your wedding look the way you want it to. We needed a series of hooks installed into the rafters of the pavilion to hang strands of paper lanterns, and Linda's staff had them installed for us well in advance of when we needed them. The grounds are kept very well, and the flowers and azalea bushes that frame the lawn and pavilion are truly lovely.
All in all, we couldn't have been happier with Port Annapolis Marina. We were very fortunate to be married on a beautiful day, but the Overlook Pavilion would easily have seen to our needs had we needed to move to a rain plan, as it comes equipped with vinyl sides that can be extended to block out wind or rain. We were treated with a gorgeous day, and over the course of the past several days since our wedding took place, we have not stopped hearing from our guests about how it was one of the most beautiful weddings they had ever been to, and we know that Port Annapolis had a lot to do with that.
Mary Cecile · Married on 10/02/2010
Annapolis, MD has limited venues for weddings over 150 - ours ended up at 200 and we were left searching for a space. We wanted Tapenade/Chef Raphael Jurkovic as our caterer and did not want to have our wedding at a hotel. My husband found Port Annapolis as a possible venue and growing up in Annapolis, I knew it to be a marina, but never a space that could host a wedding. It was perfect! From our first contact with Linda at Port Annapolis, she is a pure pleasure to work with, she wants to make sure your day is one to remember forever. We added several tents to the pavilion and an additional lounge seating area with patio heaters and the spot was incredible. Guests couldn't get over the view of the masts, water in the background-truly Annapolis, the flowers and greenery are kept very beautifully and the ability to create the space as "your own" was unmatched. Port Annapolis produced a wedding ceremony/reception that was purely "us" from beginning to end.Sent on 12/27/2010
Cindy · Married on 08/08/2009
The Overlook at Port Annapolis was a spectacular place for our wedding. For anyone who is a avid Annapolis water person, this is the place to be married. We wanted a venue that represented us. Water, boats and the general feeling you get when enjoying a Annapolis weekend during the summer. Linda was such a pleasure to work with. Easy going, responsive, and provided us with all the details and things to think about to make our day a great success. The site is clean, well landscaped, and well maintained overall. We did not have one problem and everyone is still commenting on how beautiful the location was.Sent on 09/02/2009
Port Annapolis Marina's reply:“C” & “R”, I hope all is well with you both!
Kelly · Married on 05/20/2006
Most beautiful place to get married. Helped us with anything we needed. Loved it!Sent on 05/02/2007
Lindsey · Married on 09/19/2009
Fantastic location for a wedding! The view is gorgeous, especially at sunset. The site manager Linda is professional, responsive, and accommodating. This location offers a lot of flexibility in the how you can decorate, choosing your own caterer etc. They let us set up the night before, which was a huge help. This venue is highly recommended, our guests raved about it!Sent on 09/23/2009
Port Annapolis Marina's reply:Lindsey, I hope all is well with you both!
Kelsey Fielder · Married on 10/19/2019
Super flexible space for a great price!
When most Maryland couples think about Annapolis weddings, they picture something super nautical - which is exactly what Port Annapolis Marina is. However, for brides like me (who didn't want to skew so nautical) the venue had a ton of flexibility for us to personalize the look and feel of the ceremony and reception. We opted not to use some of the on-site rentals because we wanted to evoke more of a woodsy feel for the fall versus overtly nautical, but the fact that they were available and included in our contract was awesome and such a great value. Not to mention our rental cost included full access to a bridal suite (where the groomsmen ended up getting ready) and a 12-hour rental window (with the option to add an additional 2 hours for a reasonable price). There's also a Homeaway rental on the property (The Captain's Cottage) that was not part of our rental agreement with Port Annapolis, but we booked it for the night before and night of the wedding, and that's where my bridesmaids and I got ready. Because there was not a wedding the day before or after our wedding, we had the flexibility to set up the day before and breakdown the day after. Overall it was absolutely wonderful to have everything so close together, and to have such a blank canvas to bring our wedding vision to life on!Sent on 12/09/2019
Moira · Married on 09/29/2012
a beautiful location...with sailboats, Chesapeake Bay in the distance and the lush landscaping around the pavilion. The marin was very accomidating!Sent on 11/18/2012
Natalie · Married on 09/26/2015
I just wanted to take a moment to share how fantastic, responsive and flexible Linda is! I cannot find the words to describe this space- it was everything my husband and I were looking for (and he actually found it!). What gets better than a gorgeous outside garden space right next to the water and beautiful sail boats? I describe Port Annapolis as a "hidden gem" that we were lucky enough to find! Linda- thank you for everything! For making the booking process so easy, for allowing up to "stop by" to see the space prior to the wedding, for being in constant contact with Sandy and for helping to allow our dream wedding to come true!Sent on 11/05/2015
Natalie (Vermillion) Emery
Leah · Married on 09/29/2018
My husband and I just had our wedding at Port Annapolis on Saturday. It was an amazing experience! Jenna and her team were so accommodating and simply the best. Our guests raved about the spectacular views and natural beauty of the site. I would refer PAM to any engaged couple who wants a unique and special venue on the water. Loved it!!!Sent on 10/01/2018
User3662332 · 2+ years ago
Linda is fantastic and the venue itself was gorgeous. She is extremely helpful and responsive. Even the day of the wedding, we wanted to switch out the chairs from the caterer and use the venue's chairs - she made this happen swiftly and easily. My only complaints are that it was quite pricey to rent and that price didn't include the "good chairs" or any extra non round tables. I found that a little odd. Also, it was slightly difficult to coordinate the tent people to setup and take down. Other then that though, no complaints! The bridal suit is very nice as well.Sent on 11/07/2013