Post # 1
I am starting to get desperate. We’ve been engaged since January and still haven’t booked a venue. I feel like we’ve looked everwhere. Currently our #1 is the Evergreen Mansion, but it’s a bit pricey for what you get. We just want something near the city with enough outdoor space to have an outdoor ceremony, but it’s proving to be difficult. We are also open to renting a vaction house, so if any one has any recommendations it would be soooo helpful!
Post # 3
We’re getting married at the Visionary Art Museum in the garden with the reception in the Sculpture Barn. Have you looked there? I fell in love with the garden. But I think the max number of people is 125; how many people do you plan to have? We also liked the Museum of Industry, the outdoor space is really pretty. It’s right on the harbor. Chase Court has a garden space as well and it’s right downtown. If you’re looking for a big outdoor space downtown you may want to look into doing it at a city park. Like Federal Hill Park or Patterson Park maybe…
Post # 4
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
If you are willing to go beyond the city lines you may have more options. Grammercy Mansion has beautiful gardens. Or Ladew Topiary Gardens in Harford County. Or Mt. Hebron House, Elkridge Furnace Inn, or Waverly Mansion… all in Howard County. Anne Arundle County has Historic london town and gardens, and the water views are stunning. Basically, there are loads of outdoor options, just not in the city proper.
Post # 5
@travelingjen: I cannot wait to see your recaps!! The Visionary was one of my options!
I wanted to get my bridal party and first look pics at Federal Hill and the Inner Harbor, but it poured on our wedding day so we couldn’t 🙁 Thankfully, SIL is a photographer so I am going to see if she can do our pics there on our 2 year anniversary to make up for it.
I have some places in AA co, MD Yacht Club, Kurtz Beach, Celebrations by the Bay (my dream venue, but was too expensive)
Post # 6
How many guests are you looking to have?
Overhills Mansion, Flag House museum, there are many others,,, Engineers Club the numbers play a part of the places you would want to see.
Post # 7
@MrsSl82be: I’m so excited!!! I’ll be sure to post pictures on here afterwards. In case you’re wondering about photo-ops I googled “visionary art museum wedding” and lots of photographers came up with pics from weddings at AVAM, including the photographer we hope to use!
Post # 8
It’s outside of the city, but I’m getting married at the Vandiver Inn in Havre de Grace. It’s a really cute B&B. You can get married outside and have the reception in the covered pavillion that has sides that can be put up or down depending on the weather. It’s cute and rustic and is only a few blocks from the water.
Post # 9
Roof Top of the Science Center
Post # 10
Pier V has a nice outdoor space, right on the harbor: http://www.harbormagic.com/
I’ve also been to an outdoor wedding at the Frederick-Douglass Isaac Myers Maritime Park: http://www.douglassmyers.org/
Post # 11
We wound up getting married in PA, but looked at some nice spaces in Baltimore. Cylburn Arboretum has a bunch of outdoor options, and Irvine Nature Center is also a good place to check out if you’re willing to venture out of the city a little. Also on the harbor that hasn’t been mentioned is Tabrizis (by the Ritz Carlton Residences on the South Side of the harbor). I also heard about a coworker having her ceremony on the Bond Street Wharf… I’m not sure who owns that, the city I guess? They had their reception at the Admiral Fell Inn.
Post # 12
Maryvale Castle is another good one.
Post # 13
Also check out the Clipper Mill area.
Post # 14
Gramercy is beautiful and one of my top picks but definitely out of my price range, same with Cylburn Arboretum. I went with Hebron House since it is very affordable but as Lovekiss stated, it’s in Howard County, about 20 minutes from the city.
Post # 15
My friend had a beautiful wedding at the Patapsco Female Institute in Ellicott City. It’s the ruins of an old girl’s school.