Imagine having the wedding of your dreams, with the partner of your dreams, and in sight of some of the most gorgeous, captivating artwork you’ve ever seen. What is better than being surrounded by both beauty and history on your special day? If you agree, then look no further. Here are five Baltimore wedding venues for art lovers.
Photo: Baltimore Museum of Art/L. Hewitt Photography
The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) is rich with history and is one of the city’s treasures. Founded in 1914, this museum is home to 95,000 objects. It is full of a variety of art, so whether you like 19th-century, modern, or contemporary art, this venue will meet your desires. Also notable is the large Matisse collection with over 1,000 of his works.
In addition, Baltimore Museum of Art is spacious. The entire museum is 210,000 square feet, and the building itself is classified by grand, historical, neoclassical architecture. Furthermore, the museum has two peaceful gardens featuring an array of sculpture.
The largest room in the museum (the Fox Court) can hold up to 200 people for dinner. However, it can host a whopping 500 people for a cocktail reception when combined with the Antioch Court.
Photo: Evergreen Museum & Library/Carly Fuller Photography
The Evergreen Museum and Library, located in downtown Baltimore, takes form in a gorgeous, Gilded Age mansion. In fact, the history of this property dates back to 1878. For over 75 years, the mansion was home to the Garrett family. They are said to have an eye for aesthetics, contributing to the beauty of this elegant home. For example, it is in this house they showcased their eclectic art collections which continue to be part of the museum.
However, as a wedding venue, Evergreen Museum and Library provides a variety of settings. They are both indoor and outdoor. For example, hold your reception among beautiful architecture, decoration, and artwork in The Carriage House (which can hold 150 guests seated and 225 standing). Alternatively, have your wedding in the beautiful outdoor space of well kept gardens among seasonal flowers. Either way, rich history and gorgeous art will be present for your special day.
Photo: American Visionary Art Museum
Located at the base of Federal Hill in Baltimore, the American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM) is the very definition of eccentric. American Visionary Art Museum features the works of many self taught artists, and is a very inclusive place for all kinds of art. However, the artworks are not the only oddities in this museum. In fact, the building itself features unique architecture that has won the museum awards for both architectural design and beauty.
But as a wedding venue, the American Visionary Art Museum is very popular. It hosts over 70 weddings every year. In addition, the museum is very convenient for travel. For example, it’s only a 15 minute walk from the Convention Center and accessible by water transport too.
Finally, AVAM can host a variety of events, from a small exclusive wedding to a 400 person gathering. If you are someone who appreciates nonconformity in art, this is the venue for you.
Photo: Steppingstone Farm Museum/Tracy Fleck Photography
J. Edmund Bull founded Steppingstone Farm Museum after acquiring his ancestors’ collection in 1958, and he grew this collection over the years. It features almost exclusively tools and crafts from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, contributing to the rustic feel of this gorgeous location.
Steppingstone Farm Museum is a whopping 23 acres and features several indoor and outdoor event spaces, leaving you with lots of options. Host your wedding in their beautiful rustic barn, or their lush and sprawling fields. The historic buildings are art in and of itself but the various collections of rustic art are certainly something to behold.
Photo: Annapolis Maritime Museum
If a waterfront wedding is what you desire, the Annapolis Maritime Museum might be the venue for you. This museum is focused on the maritime heritage of Annapolis (just outside Baltimore), and includes art galleries and various unique exhibits.
Annapolis Maritime Museum is the perfect place for your dream waterfront wedding, as the venue is on the shores of Back Creek with stunning views of the Chesapeake Bay. Their Bay Room can easily accommodate a reception style event, and their dock is great for a cocktail hour.
It’s easy to see why these choices are great Baltimore wedding venues for art lovers.
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