Bride and groom by textured white wall at Accelerator Space, one of the best downtown Baltimore wedding venues.

5 Downtown Baltimore Wedding Venues For Large Receptions

Are you planning a wedding with a large guest count but can’t find a venue big enough? Let us show you the best downtown Baltimore wedding venues you may not know about.

Discover the best Downtown Baltimore wedding venues for large receptions, how this list can identify event spaces that fit your needs and get your planning back on track.

It’s your special day and certainly, you’d like to celebrate with all of your friends and relatives. So invite them all! We have you covered with enough space to dine and dance with more than 250 guests.

Five Downtown Baltimore wedding venues for large parties.

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Tables decorated and ready for a reception at Accelerator Space, one of the best downtown Baltimore wedding venues.

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Accelerator Space

Do you have 275 for a seated dinner or need a cocktail reception space for 375 guests in Baltimore? Then Accelerator Space is the ideal Baltimore wedding venue for you.

Accelerator Space is in North Baltimore within the lively Belvedere Square Market neighborhood. It merges a historic venue with industrial and modern touches in 7,700 square feet of private event space.

In fact, there are two beautiful indoor rooms and a spacious hidden rooftop. Inside, there are two customizable options: The Main Room for up to 350 and The Den for up to 150 people. In addition, the rooftop can host a sit down reception party outdoors for 65 or standing cocktail setting for 125 guests. Finally, this patio is a romantic spot for wedding ceremonies with seating for 110.

Bride and groom on Accelerator Space rooftop in the middle of a sparkler exit.

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Also, Accelerator Space partners with several caterers, making it easy to match your tastes and budget with the right menu. Finally, those concerned about parking will be happy to hear that valet parking is free with your booked event.

Bride and groom at American Visionary Museum, one of the best downtown Baltimore wedding venues.

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American Visionary Art Museum

Located on the South side of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, American Visionary Art Museum can host up to 400 guests. In fact, it offers three distinctive spaces to reflect your style: The Sculpture Barn & Wildflower Garden (130 guests), Jim Rouse Visionary Center (400), and The Museum Café. Each are lined with artwork while the buildings have earned design awards. The historic brick of the Sculpture Barn opens to a patio and wildflower garden with must-see giant sculpture.

Beautiful reception tables full of flowers at American Visionary Art Museum in downtown Baltimore.

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Inside, Jim Rouse Visionary Center offers a few options on three different floors of the building. The 3rd Floor Banquet Room can seat up to 400 guests for dinner and dancing. The 1st Floor Visionary Village not only offers ceremonies with seating for 250 guests but there are striking photo ops. Especially if you’re looking for that memorable or fun Instagrammable backdrop. And certainly, there is enough room for your guests and Fifi, its iconic pink sculpture.

All three private event spaces within American Visionary Art Museum can be combined for larger parties. Lastly, the downtown Baltimore wedding venue partners with multiple caterers for a variety of budgets and food choices.

Ceremony on waterfront at Baltimore Museum of Industry, one of the best downtown Baltimore wedding venues.

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Baltimore Museum of Industry

Next, let’s head down the Inner Harbor for another spacious wedding location, Baltimore Museum of Industry. Imagine waterfront and city skyline views on the terrace as you celebrate with as many as 500 guests. Both its Decker Gallery and Outdoor Pavilion allow 300 guests each for a seated reception and even more for cocktail style events. Mark your waterfront ceremony with the iconic Domino Sugars sign in the background.

Indoor reception at Baltimore Museum of Industry.

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In addition, museum galleries can be opened for the first two hours of your reception perfect for an experience during cocktail hour. There is an additional fee but certainly well worth that wow factor. Also, catering options are plentiful.

Finally, finding that parking spot is no longer a concern since there is onsite parking.

Bride and groom kiss at National Aquarium, one of the best downtown Baltimore wedding venues.

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National Aquarium

Now, follow us to National Aquarium with dazzling views of Historic Federal Hill and the Inner Harbor. This waterfront wedding venue in downtown Baltimore can host 200 guests with dancing.

Imagine your reception against a scene of dolphins or jellyfish in its Marine Mammal Pavilion. Or cocktail hour by Shark Alley. National Aquarium gives you and your guests an unrivaled experience. Finally, National Aquarium has a list of exclusive caterers for your private event.

Groom twirling bride during wedding reception at The Grand in Baltimore.

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The Grand

Do you need 45,000 square feet of flexible event space? We have the answer: The Grand! In fact, there are 19 ballrooms to choose from with The Corinthian Room able to host 400. Five of these can each hold 200 or more guests.

Furthermore, The Grand has an in-house chapel as a ceremony option. Built in 1868, The Grand has detailed ceilings and ornate historic architecture. Indeed, it will take your breath away.

Catering is in-house with a world class menu and flawless attention to detail.