Suggestions for an indoor venue with an outdoor feel in Maryland?

posted 2 years ago in Venue
Post # 2
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Helper bee

If you google Historic Annapolis Inns they have a beautiful venue in downtown Annapolis that can be done indoors or outdoors dependent on weather. You are correct that August in MD is just too hot for a completely outdoor reception (dancing in that humidity would not be good for anyone). Chesapeake Bay Beach Club has a great venue that you can do the ceremony outdoors and they have a tent or an indoor venue to choose from.  Right on the water so if the ceremony is a little later (sunset) you should get a nice breeze.  There are also a few on the Eastern Shore (Bridges, Hemingways, ect) that are right on the water for the ceremony and cocktail hour and then have rooms with amazing views for dinner and dancing. 

Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

Chart House in Annapolis has a huge wall of windows overlooking the docks. A friend had her wedding there (about 60 guests, and could have accomodated more) with the windows as a backdrop for the ceremony.

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

There’s always the National Aquarium in Baltimore. It’s the epitome of outdoors, but all inside. Also the Maryland Science Center. huge windows overlooking the harbor, the indoor planetarium space, etc.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Henderson’s Wharf Hotel in the Fells point neighborhood of Baltimore might be worth looking into. I’m not 100% sure they can do 100 guests but it’s a great space and worth calling. They are right on the pier so if you are staying in a waterfront room, you can look out your window and see into the yachts docked there. The rooms are really gorgeous and they have an interior courtyard with nice flowers etc. My sister and I stay here about once a year when I go visit her and we do a spa day!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

livaloo:  FI and I are getting married at Kent Manor Inn on the eastern shore of MD. The ceremony site is about 50 steps away from the indoor reception site. The ceremony takes place on the water, cocktail hour outside, and dinner inside. The grounds are beautiful, and they have only gotten rave reviews. It’s a cute, very old inn. Check it out!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I was looking at Johns Hopkins when I was planning, the pictures look nice but I never got to visit. http://museums.jhu.edu/rentals.php?section=facilities

A Facebook friend had her wedding at Peabody library. It looked great but not really the outdoor feel you’re looking for.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I am getting married at St. John’s College in Annapolis in August. It’s an old historic college with beatiful halls that you can rent- we are having the ceremony and the reception in two different halls that are right next to each other so guests won’t have to travel between sites. We are so excited! Historic Annapolis has so much to offer. Someone else mentioned the Beach Club- that is another popular site and is very pretty, more modern and outside if historic downtown.

Here are pictures of the St. Johns’s venues:

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Also, we are anticipating around 80-90 guests but it can accomodate more. And there is a beautiful tree-covered patio between the two buildings if guests want to enjoy the outdoors a bit. The reception hall has a fenced side-patio as well that we plan on using for our bar and appetizer trays during cocktail hour

Post # 14
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Newbee

Isabelle663:  How did you find out about St Johns? How much is it costing you? If you don’t mind me asking. It looks beautiful. Definitely something I would be interested in.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

BecomingMrsH:  I found it just by looking around on google for Annapolis venues. The ceremony site is $1500 for 4 hours (although we won’t use it for that long, 4 hours is the minumum) and that includes time for a rehearsal the day before. The reception site is $2000 for 4 hours, and each additional hour is extra but I forget how much. There are a few other little fees too, like a custodial fee and a piano tuning fee if you want to use the pianos. If you have any other questions feel free to ask 🙂

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