If you got engaged over the holidays and are looking to have a summer wedding, then it’s time to start thinking about booking your venue ASAP! Luckily, we have your inside scoop on some of the best venues in the Baltimore area for hosting your special day.
Here’s a look at 16 wedding venues in the Baltimore area perfect for any wedding style:
CURATED SPACES: MUSEUMS, GALLERIES, & GARDENS
If you’re looking for a unique wedding venue that will keep your guests talking for years to come, take advantage of the amazing local museums, galleries, and garden areas you can rent out for special occasions. For example, the Baltimore Museum of Industry offers facility rentals that include gorgeous views of the Inner Harbor and indoor and outdoor options, so you can tailor your rental to your specific vision. You can also request guided tours and open exhibition galleries, so everyone can have a little hands-on fun as they help you celebrate your big day.
If you’re an art fan, the American Visionary Art Museum also offers rental spaces perfect for weddings large and small. The building is a work of art unto itself, providing a beautiful and convenient setting for a ceremony/reception you’ll never forget (click here to learn more about renting a space at this museum).
With a blend of historic charm and modern style and design, SkyLofts Gallery & Studios is second-to-none. This facility offers 6 loft areas and a gallery to choose from, with furniture and other amenities that can be altered to fit your personal needs. Their pricing and space configurations are incredibly flexible, so click here to inquire about availability for your event now.
Finally, for an outdoor wedding with breathtaking natural views, the Cylburn Arboretum is definitely worth a visit. The garden areas are available for ceremonies (weather permitting), or you can rent the Vollmer Center or Cylburn Mansion for indoor use. No matter which you choose, you are guaranteed an unforgettable day at this urban oasis.
FOOD-FOCUSED: RESTAURANTS & DISTILLERIES
When it comes to planning a fabulous wedding, you can’t go wrong with a venue that specializes in premiere food and beverages. Gertrude’s, near the Baltimore Museum of Art, is one of these spots, offering both buffet/station and sit-and-serve dining options. Each gourmet menu is custom-designed to match your wedding’s particular vibe and a top-shelf bar ensures that nothing will fall short of amazing. For more information on planning your special day at Gertrude’s, click here.
Another great customizable space is In Bloom Restaurant, which serves up elegant seasonal food made from scratch everyday. You can choose from any one of their three rooms and outdoor courtyard, or you can buy out the entire restaurant for a more intimate feel. With 3- and 4-course menu options available for brunch, lunch, and dinner, you can host a wonderful wedding party anytime of day at this quaint local spot.
STUNNING SOPHISTICATION: HIGH-END VENUES
If you’ve always dreamed of having a fairytale wedding, these elegant venues are perfect for you. The Elkridge Furnace Inn is a historical facility overlooking the Patapsco River, with a Manor Home that was built in 1810 and consists of a Bridal Suite, Groom’s Room, and much more. The outdoor ceremony point is beautifully canopied by ancient sycamore trees and a tented reception area adds the perfect touch to any summer celebration.
Another gorgeous venue that is ideal for any type of wedding is Gramercy Mansion. This venue features a bed & breakfast, antique-laden suites, gardens, and a Carriage House that can be rented out for your special day. Make a weekend of it with their special “Platinum Wedding Weekend Package” or go small with a “Romantic Elopement Getaway” package. There truly is something for everyone here!
With beautiful rooms, attentive staff, and gourmet dining, you cannot go wrong by booking your wedding at the Engineers Club at the Garrett-Jacobs Mansion. This historic home comes complete with everything you would ever need to make your day flawless, as the staff is more than willing to walk you through every step of the process to guarantee a day you and your loved ones will never forget. Voted the best wedding venue by WeddingWire in 2016, you won’t want to pass this spot up!
A more unique venue in Baltimore City, 1840s Plaza is located in the historic Jonestown neighborhood and has 6 different spots that can be utilized for your ceremony and reception. The plaza’s staff works with other wedding professionals to ensure your day goes off without a hitch and they are willing to make any and all accommodations based on cultural practices, so all you have to think about is walking down that aisle.
Finally, if you want to start your “happily ever after” right, start it at the Center Club Baltimore. You can choose from their vintage 16th Floor Lounge, beautiful Harbor Room, intimate Garrett Room, or fun Orioles Pub (for all those sports fans out there!). Each package includes unique amenities like complimentary votives and a 1-year anniversary dinner, so click here to get started on your planning journey now.
SEA OF BLUE: VENUES WITH BEAUTIFUL WATER VIEWS
The Baltimore area offers incredible waterfront views that make the perfect backdrop to any wedding day. Tabrizi’s Weddings on the Water is the #1 spot in Baltimore for waterfront weddings, with a talented staff, gourmet Mediterranean cuisine, and a view that has impressed over 350 brides since 2010. They understand that each couple is unique and work to provide the highest-quality service and advice possible, so even the most clueless bride and groom can have a wedding to remember.
Another spot that is turning wedding dreams into reality is Harbor Magic Hotels. This collection of boutique hotels offers picturesque venue options at the Inner Harbor and Fell’s Point, plus white glove service and wedding specialists that know what it takes to create an extraordinary experience (click here to learn more about booking your wedding at one of Harbor Magic’s great local venues).
Finally, Harbor Tower Events at the Legg Mason Tower is where you want to go for the best views the city has to offer. Floor-to-ceiling windows and balconies put you right over the beauty and their chef uses fresh, locally-sourced ingredients to create dishes you will never forget. They offer many creative and unique options for your wedding day, so click here to learn more.
JUST PLAIN FUN: A UNIQUE SPIN
If you want a wedding day filled with fun and entertainment, these Baltimore-area event services are right up your alley! Exclusively Entertainment is an award-winning company that has over 20 years of experience providing couples with weddings that are truly unforgettable. They work to bring you the best music with DJs, MCs, and musicians, unrivaled lighting options, wacky photo booths, and much more. Catering to many different wedding types, this is one group you will definitely want to add to your list!
Another versatile spot with a fun vibe is the Mobtown Ballroom. This venue has all of the elegance of a traditional church with the functionality of a theater, so you can have your wedding and reception in one simple location. Dance the night away, enjoy a drink at the beautiful oak bar, and celebrate your union in style at this unique location.
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