What better way to begin your lives together than being surrounded by historical treasures, captivating statues, or the greatest flashbacks to another era. Not only do these timeless venues lend themselves to a cultural and enriching experience for your guests, they are sure to make your wedding something of living art. From industrial history to dramatic art spaces, here are five of Baltimore’s best museum wedding venues:
Cover photo: Baltimore Museum of Art/Dani Leigh Photography
Trip Advisor’s 2022 Traveler’s Choice winner, the 1953 Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum offers a sensational experience for all parties. The museum boasts three unique spaces within its facilities – a 14,000 square foot outdoor pavilion accommodating 50 – 1200 guests, the National landmark roadhouse, and an education station which accommodates 110 guests. These three locations provide year round spaces where both you and your guests are sure to learn a thing or two! If you want to say your “I DO” in front of the city’s greatest locomotive engine, choose the Baltimore & Ohio railroad museum and you will be on track for a fantastic event.
Photo: Baltimore Museum of Art/L. Hewitt Photography
What better way to adorn your event than with a Fijian ivory breastplate or over 2,000 African masks. All that and more can be found at the Baltimore Museum of Art, just north of the city center. Large wedding party? The BMA can accommodate a cocktail reception for up to 500 guests, or 200 guests for dancing and a sit-down dinner. Within its Antioch and Fox court, your guests will find elegant columns or mosaics from the Seleucid Empire’s capital, Antioch.
Photo: Annapolis Maritime Museum
Adjacent to the sparkling Chesapeake Bay, the Annapolis Maritime Museum mirrors the nuances of its surrounding environment. Annapolis, “America’s Sailing Capital”, hosts international and national sailing events year-round, providing the perfect opportunity for a space, such as the AMM, to capture such a thrilling competition. The AMM can accommodate up to 150 guests and offers both indoor and outdoor experiences; most notably, the viewing of the 1875 Thomas Shoal lighthouse. The museum offers both culture and flair, making it the perfect venue; it’s all smooth sailing from there!
Photo: Fire Museum of Maryland
Looking for a fun and different environment? Just southwest of the Loch Reservoir, the Fire Museum of Maryland trumpets history, color, and individuality. Within its 16,000 square foot space, the museum can hold a 190 guest seated meal or a 250 guest standing reception. If you are looking for a more intimate experience, however, there are also smaller rooms for 50 guests. Limos are out, fire trucks are in!
Photo: Baltimore Museum of Industry
Set in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, this venue boasts breathtaking views, brick nuances, and floor to ceiling windows. Throughout the museum, your guests can take themselves back to the 1865 oyster cannery, 1936 printing shop, or tour a 1929 garment loft. This space can host 300 seated guests, 250 seated with dancing and over 500 guests for a cocktail reception. The museum also provides a list of caterers that will work tirelessly to elevate your special day. This award-winning Baltimore wedding venue, allows you to start the next chapter of your life right in front of the harbor, a timeless and established location.