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American Visionary Art Museum

Baltimore, Maryland

Visionary Spaces For Your Special Day!

American Visionary Art Museum is one of the most unique wedding venues in Baltimore nestled at the base of historic Federal Hill on the south side of Baltimore's beautiful Inner Harbor.  

There are three primary event spaces to choose from for 50 to 400 guests:

  • Museum Cafe: The 3rd floor restaurant can host up to 50 guests seated or 100 cocktail style. Imagine your ceremony on the terrace or even the spiral staircase!
  • Sculpture Barn & Wildflower Garden: This beautiful event space can host up to 130 for your ceremony and reception for a covered open air setting. (Available from Spring to Thanksgiving).
  • Jim Rouse Visionary Center: Enjoy dinner and dancing within our 3rd floor private event space that can hold up to 400 guests.

American Visionary Art Museum is easily accessible by foot (a 15-minute walk from the Convention Center) or by water transport (Water Taxi or Harbor Shuttle) and convenient to all of Baltimore's Inner Harbor hotels and downtown attractions.

AVAM is capable of hosting events from small intimate dinner parties to large-scale receptions and partners with several caterers.

Contact us for more information or to schedule a tour of our unique Baltimore wedding venue!


The AVAM was just simply perfect! We had our wedding in the garden and the sculpture barn and couldn't have asked for a better setting. There's so much interesting artwork and the garden was in full bloom so you really don't need much in terms of decorations. They also leave the museum open for guests which is nice. Michele Goldberg, the Facility Rental Coordinator, was wonderful. She was super responsive with all the questions I had and also had some good suggestions during the rehearsal. The AVAM truly was my dream venue and if you have the chance to get married here, I would definitely encourage it!

Erica, Baltimore, MD

AVAM was a wonderful and unique choice for our wedding venue! The artistic atmosphere was colorful, fun, and memorable for all generations and our guests really enjoyed themselves. We wanted to choose a location with instant character and appeal that provided our families and friends with something special to entertain them and the Museum really delivered! We utilized the Sculpture Barn and the Wildflower Garden and it worked beautifully to set the vibrant and playful tone we wanted. Michele was a pleasure to work with and made things very easy for us. Thanks for a magical event and wonderful memories for a lifetime!

Mark & Randall, Baltimore, MD

Working with the American Visionary Arts Museum was absolutely amazing. We worked with Michelle, and it was actually the first wedding venue we visited. Never having planned a large-scale event like a wedding, Michelle answered all the questions we didn't even know we had. She was always responsive and incredibly helpful; she gave advice for working with our caterer, DJ, and photographer. We held our ceremony in the Sculpture Garden and the reception right in the Sculpture Barn, and it was absolutely perfect. The day-of coordinator from the AVAM was also amazing; he was helpful and was willing to do whatever we needed. The whole experience was nothing short of amazing. Thank you to everyone at the AVAM for helping make our day perfect!

Kayla, Baltimore, MD
Contact Person Rhea Steen
Address 800 Key Highway, Baltimore, 21230
Is your facility handicapped accessible Yes
Is kosher catering available Yes
Is outside kosher catering permitted? Yes
Will you hold dates? No
Is the facility indoor only, outdoor only, or both? Indoor and Outdoor
Does your facility have guest rooms No
Does your facility have air conditioning Yes
Does your facility have air conditioning Yes
Facility size (square footage) JRVC: 8000+ SF
Barn: 2000+ SF
Maximum capacity with dancing 400
Maximum capacity with dancing 400
Maximum capacity without dancing 450
Maximum capacity without dancing 490
Facility restrictions Call for info
Rental fees

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