American Visionary Art Museum Weddings

American Visionary Art Museum Weddings A visionary space for one-of-a-kind events! For space information, pricing, availability, or to arrange a site tour, please contact: 410-244-1900 x228 or [email protected]
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Nestled at the base of historic Federal Hill in Baltimore's Inner Harbor, the American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM) is a fun and unique venue for events. With capacities ranging from 30-450+, these one-of-a-kind spaces create the perfect backdrop for weddings, holiday parties, birthdays, meetings, corporate dinners, galas, bar/bat mitzvahs, and fundraisers. Facility rental includes guest access to explore the galleries and indoor & outdoor wedding ceremony options.

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Thank you for naming us Best Venue of 2020, PartySpace.com users and the site's editorial team. We're really honored to ...
01/04/2021

Thank you for naming us Best Venue of 2020, PartySpace.com users and the site's editorial team. We're really honored to be so recognized, and to be the location where you mark the very special events of your lives. To learn more about our spaces and schedule a tour, visit avam.org/rent

Because love is forever, we've extended our elopement and micro-wedding packages, indefinitely. It's the perfect option ...
01/04/2021

Because love is forever, we've extended our elopement and micro-wedding packages, indefinitely. It's the perfect option for couples wishing for a smaller, more intimate gathering for them and their guests. Prices range $450-$750. To learn more, visit https://www.avam.org/rent

Photo: Winnie Dora Photography

Thank you, Baltimore Style Readers’ Choice, for awarding us in TWO categories: Best Special Occasion Venue and Best Quir...
10/30/2020

Thank you, Baltimore Style Readers’ Choice, for awarding us in TWO categories: Best Special Occasion Venue and Best Quirky-Cool Spot. We’re honored to be so recognized by you and to be the backdrop for your memorable event. We are now OPEN and offering special holiday packages with our museum cafe Cielo Verde, and mini-wedding options. Simply visit http://avam.org/facility-rentals/index.shtml to inquire or for your tailored visit today. For the full list of Readers’ Choice winners: http://digital.baltimorestyle.com/issues/November-2020/index.html

Our cafe terrace, Cielo Verde, bathed in light. Enjoy the views and fabulous food by Irena Stein of Alma Cocina Latina f...
10/13/2020

Our cafe terrace, Cielo Verde, bathed in light. Enjoy the views and fabulous food by Irena Stein of Alma Cocina Latina fame. It's now OPEN for your elopement and other private events. Just contact us at [email protected] today to book your micro-wedding, holiday party, or other private event need. (Heaters are coming so you can continue to enjoy it!) We look forward to welcoming you.

Photo: Irena Stein Photography

What's the most unusual or unexpected wedding we've ever had at our venue? A groom riding in on an elephant. We have the...
09/25/2020
American Visionary Art Museum Weddings

What's the most unusual or unexpected wedding we've ever had at our venue? A groom riding in on an elephant. We have the space for it, after all. Check out the other fun Q&As we had with Maryland's DJ about our space in their recent blog post. Thank you Maryland's DJ for featuring us!

Gorgeous scenery, space to wander, and some of the best photo ops can be found at an American Visionary Art Museum Wedding!

Sneak peaks from JFannon Photography of Jen & Nicole's COVID-safe September wedding. These gorgeous gals were supposed t...
09/23/2020

Sneak peaks from JFannon Photography of Jen & Nicole's COVID-safe September wedding. These gorgeous gals were supposed to be married in May, postponed to September, and ended up with a beautiful intimate wedding with just their closest family and friends on the stone patio between our Sculpture Barn & Wildflower Garden.

09/21/2020
American Visionary Art Museum

We are looking forward to welcoming everyone back beginning this Friday, September 25th! We are currently hosting private events at 25% capacity and booking for 2021 and 2022. Email us at [email protected] to set up a site visit today!

We're thrilled to REOPEN this FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 10am. We've MISSED you and look forward to welcoming you back! Our new, adjusted hours are Wednesday-Sunday, 10am-5pm, for both the museum and the store Sideshow at the American Visionary Art Museum. “Like the lyrics sung by the late and great Etta James, ‘At last!’," says our founder and director Rebecca Hoffberger. "Six whole months away from our fantastic visitors and fans in our 25th silver anniversary year has been just too much to bear, let alone all the frantic calls for our Sideshow museum store to reopen—'We need our new eyeglasses - now,' to cries from educators and scientists saying, ‘Boy o boy, is AVAM’s Earth and climate-change show ever right on the mark!’ We have all sorely missed hearing all our visionary visitors’ oohs and ahhs. I can't think of a better birthday present." That's right: Our Rebecca was born September 25.

We've implemented new measures for the optimal well-being of you, other visitors, and our staff. You can learn more about visiting and purchasing tickets at www.avam.org

Finally, you can see our current and upcoming exhibitions at http://avam.org/exhibitions/current-and-upcoming-exhibitions.shtml

We can't wait to see you!

Per Baltimore mayor's executive order on August 6, 2020, we're still able to host private events! The maximum size allow...
08/11/2020

Per Baltimore mayor's executive order on August 6, 2020, we're still able to host private events! The maximum size allowed is 25 people. In response to the changing needs of our wedding couples, we're now offering special elopement and micro-wedding packages in 2020 for those who still wish to get married with smaller-sized groups. Book a micro-wedding or elopement for 2020, then receive a 10% discount on your larger wedding if you book it with us for 2021. For information on micro-wedding and elopement packages, or to visit our space in-person or virtually as a potential venue: http://avam.org/facility-rentals/index.shtml We look forward to hearing from you! Photo: Renee Hollingshead Photography

New! We're now offering "elopement" and micro-wedding packages for those who still wish to get married with smaller-size...
07/07/2020

New! We're now offering "elopement" and micro-wedding packages for those who still wish to get married with smaller-sized groups. Book a micro-wedding or elopement for 2020, then receive a 10% discount on your wedding if you book it with us for 2021. To learn more or reserve today, visit us at: http://avam.org/facility-rentals/index.shtml Photo: SOBED Creative Media.

As excited as we are to get back to celebrating LOVE, Baltimore City is still only in Phase One of Governor Hogan's Road...
06/12/2020

As excited as we are to get back to celebrating LOVE, Baltimore City is still only in Phase One of Governor Hogan's Roadmap to Recovery. On Wednesday, June 10th, he enacted a new executive order that allows outdoor weddings to resume at 50% capacity today at 5pm and indoor weddings to resume at 5pm next Friday, 6/19 at 50% capacity as part of Phase Two for the state. We at AVAM will have to wait until Mayor Young moves Baltimore City into Phase Two. We look forward to celebrating with you soon! In the meantime, be sure to schedule a virtual tour to get your planning process started. Contact us today at [email protected].

While we remain temporarily closed, we're offering personalized, virtual tours by appointment and are still happy to ass...
05/21/2020

While we remain temporarily closed, we're offering personalized, virtual tours by appointment and are still happy to assist you with booking weddings and events for 2021 and beyond. Our staff will walk through the museum while you follow online and can ask questions. Simply contact us at [email protected] to book your virtual tour today! We look forward to speaking with you soon!

We're named a Top 10 Wedding Venue by Photography by Brea because of the LOVE sign on the side of our Barn building, but...
04/15/2020
10 Best Wedding Venues in Baltimore | Perspectives of a Wedding Photographer | Photography by Brea | Baltimore Wedding Photographer

We're named a Top 10 Wedding Venue by Photography by Brea because of the LOVE sign on the side of our Barn building, but also, "Over the years I’ve photographed about a dozen weddings at this venue, with three different outdoor ceremony options, three different indoor options, and receptions in both of their major spaces. Not only is this venue incredibly cool, but it’s also right down the hill from Federal Hill Park. A quick walk means epic wedding photos with the Baltimore Skyline. All of the best wedding portrait locations are right here." Thank you for the accolade, Photography by Brea! Wishing to tour our space? Our virtual visit is here: https://youtu.be/nzk0r2OES8g https://bybrea.com/blog/2020/04/15/10-best-wedding-venues-in-baltimore-perspectives-of-a-wedding-photographer

Check out the ten best wedding venues in Baltimore from the perspective of a wedding photographer with a decade of experience!

03/26/2020

The American Visionary Art Museum and the museum store Sideshow at the American Visionary Art Museum are temporarily closed until further notice, in adherence to the latest Maryland state measures towards the coronavirus (COVID-19). Private rentals are cancelled through Sunday, May 10, at least. Please email [email protected] to cancel or postpone your event if it is currently scheduled between now and May 10. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.

We are closely monitoring updates from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and state and local health departments, and we will adjust to the latest protocols as needed.

You can view the full details of our closure at http://avam.org/stuff-everyone-asks/public-health.shtml

Please stay safe, everyone!

Shared from our "friendor" The Wedding Ninja, LLC! We are happy to work with you to postpone your wedding to another ope...
03/20/2020

Shared from our "friendor" The Wedding Ninja, LLC! We are happy to work with you to postpone your wedding to another open date in 2020 or 2021. Currently, only weddings taking place before May 10th are required to postpone, but we will keep you updated as more information becomes available. We are all in this together and want to keep you and your guests safe!

We are here to help! 🙋‍♀️

02/25/2020

Virtually tour the spaces inside the museum that are available to host private events and weddings. Updated for 2020, this video now includes our NEWEST space, the museum café Cielo Verde. located on the top floor of our main building. From the terrace, enjoy panoramic views of the museum campus and Federal Hill Park. Cielo Verde can be rented starting now for bar/bat mitzvahs, rehearsal dinners, happy hours, and other special events!

Announcing the NEW American Visionary Art Museum cafe' to open by early spring this year! It will be operated by award-w...
02/08/2020

Announcing the NEW American Visionary Art Museum cafe' to open by early spring this year! It will be operated by award-winning Alma Cocina Latina’s Irena Stein. Cielo Verde ("Green Sky") will exude a Latin-Mediterranean essence in a verdant oasis while you take a pause, have a drink, breath in and contemplate the old adage "as above, so below." Museum patrons and walk-ins from the general public will be able to frequent it Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-3pm, enjoying sandwiches, salads, soups, arepitas and other café offerings on weekdays, with an expanded gourmet brunch on the weekends. www.cocinacieloverde.com

There won't be dinner service, unless for exclusive catered bookings (by you)! The café is available starting now to rent on Mondays, and after 3pm on other days of the week, as a standalone, or in combination with other spaces at the museum for your wedding, bar/bat mitzvahs, corporate events, happy hours, and other special events. Irena looks forward to crafting menus, customizing events, and planning gracious service for an intimate, full service, boutique experience with you!

We hope to see you soon. Buen provecho!

Photo: Irena Stein Photography

Benjamin and Courtney - RL Media Production
02/06/2020
Benjamin and Courtney - RL Media Production

Benjamin and Courtney - RL Media Production

About the couple: Ben and Courtney met in Baltimore 5 years ago, They live and work downtown and have a dog named Jack that they spoil rotten! They love their city, especially the Ravens and the Orioles and go to games as often as they could. B [...]

Laura Toraldo Photography
02/06/2020

Laura Toraldo Photography

Finding the secret spots at American Visionary Art Museum.

Photos By Kintz
02/05/2020
Photos By Kintz

Photos By Kintz

Check out Nicholas & Stephanie on the blog!

These two are such fabulous humans and artists. This wedding was brimming with creativity and personal style! What a fabulous celebration of their love! We had a BLAST!

American Visionary Art Museum

#powercouple #winning #blog #weddingday #weddingphotography

Forever Stacob at the American Visionary Art Museum
01/28/2020
Forever Stacob at the American Visionary Art Museum

Forever Stacob at the American Visionary Art Museum

Stacey & Jacob celebrate their wedding day at The American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore. Wedding photography by husband and wife team, Photos By Kintz

Photos By Kintz
01/28/2020

Photos By Kintz

Sneak Peek: Carolyn & Harrison

I am long overdue in posting photos from this lovely wedding at the American Visionary Art Museum. Carolyn and I met each other several years ago and hit it off instantly! Her joie de vivre is infectious.

I'm so happy that we had the opportunity to photograph her marriage to Harrison. These two share a love that is true and pure, full of adventure, and KARAOKE! This wedding had some of the best DIY details and personal style ever!

#sneakpeek #baltimore #weddingday #baltimorebride

Desiree Ortman Photography
01/28/2020

Desiree Ortman Photography

First wedding of 2020 was simply gorgeous • congrats Meg + Nick!

venue // American Visionary Art Museum
catering // Zeffert and Gold Catering and Event Planning
flowers // Willow Oak flower and Herb Farm
hair // Hair by AmyJ
make-up // Picture Perfect - Makeup by Chrissy
dj // Baltimore's Premier Event Solutions
shoes // kate spade new york

Renee Hollingshead Photography
01/28/2020

Renee Hollingshead Photography

New Blog Post! Jennifer + Dexter's Modern and Romantic AVAM wedding is EVERYTHING you need to see today! And here's just a peak into the beginning of their day! As seen on Baltimore Weddings

www.reneehollingshead.com/romantic-baltimore-museum-wedding-jennifer-dexter

Planning: Elle Ellinghaus Designs
Florals: My Flower Box Events
Dress: Vera Wang
Tux: Men's Warehouse
Makeup: GlamQui
Rentals: White Glove Rentals, Select Event Group, Go Event Pro
Calligraphy: Just Write Studios Calligraphy & Design
Catering: Rouge Fine Catering
Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas
Venue: American Visionary Art Museum
Cakes: Sweet Hearts Patisserie

Planning a wedding in Baltimore in 2020 or 2021? Join us at Baltimore Weddings' the Wedding Party event on February 3rd....
01/14/2020

Planning a wedding in Baltimore in 2020 or 2021? Join us at Baltimore Weddings' the Wedding Party event on February 3rd. AVAM staff will be in attendance to answer questions about hosting your big day at Baltimore's most unique wedding venue!

Congratulations to Sarah & Calvin on their beautiful September wedding full of Jewish traditions. From signing the ketub...
11/19/2019

Congratulations to Sarah & Calvin on their beautiful September wedding full of Jewish traditions. From signing the ketubah in our Jim Rouse Visionary Center conference room, to their ceremony in the Sculpture Barn, to cocktails, dinner and dancing (what a fun hora!) in the JRVC banquet room, they took full advantage of the amazing spaces at the AVAM.

Photographer: Kelly Loss Photography
Catering: Zeffert and Gold Catering and Event Planning
Florist: Crimson & Clover Floral Design, Inc.
Lighting: Event Dynamics

Check out Kanchan & Bill's August wedding on Brittany Dunbar Photography's blog! They had a gorgeous ceremony in the Wil...
10/30/2019
American Visionary Art Museum Wedding

Check out Kanchan & Bill's August wedding on Brittany Dunbar Photography's blog! They had a gorgeous ceremony in the Wildflower Garden that highlighted the blending of their families, and great party in the Sculpture Barn complete with a rapped toast by the the maid of honor. How do you follow that up?

Top 10 things I loved the most about Kanchan & Bill's Wedding (in no particular order): 1. Shooting a wedding in any museum is badass but when it's

Here's a lovely sneak peek of Katy & Tony's October wedding in Sculpture Barn and ceremony on our beautiful marble stair...
10/30/2019

Here's a lovely sneak peek of Katy & Tony's October wedding in Sculpture Barn and ceremony on our beautiful marble staircase in the main museum building! We loved working them, they were so fun and RELAXED! Congrats newlyweds, and thank you JH Momentum LLC for sharing these sweet photos.

These are just some sneak peeks of some of my favorite shots of the day! Thanks for having us come and do your wedding, guys! It was A BEAUTIFUL day and we are PROUD to be friends ;) but also your photographers.

Seriously, this day was so chill - which is not easy to do with weddings - and they planned the whole thing themselves! We loved getting to see your love shared among your closest friends and family.

Sneak peek of Stephanie & Will's late September wedding in the Sculpture Barn & Wildflower Garden from Love Life Images....
10/09/2019

Sneak peek of Stephanie & Will's late September wedding in the Sculpture Barn & Wildflower Garden from Love Life Images. They were blessed with a gorgeous evening!

Congrats Stephanie + Will!
#RouLettsGetMarried #sneakpeek #wedocumentlove

Thank you to Michael Stavrinos Photography and Lisa of Eight Seven Events for sharing these wonderful photos of Maria & ...
09/10/2019

Thank you to Michael Stavrinos Photography and Lisa of Eight Seven Events for sharing these wonderful photos of Maria & Mike's May wedding reception in the Jim Rouse Visionary Center! They are such a fun loving couple and their personalities really shine through in these photos. We loved the transformation of the banquet room and of course the EPIC money dance!

Caterer: Rouge Fine Catering
Floral: Sophie Felts Floral Design
Decor & Lighting: Revolution Event Design and Production

We loved Cooper & Jeremy's colorful and creative summer wedding in the Sculpture Barn & Garden! The heat did not bother ...
08/12/2019

We loved Cooper & Jeremy's colorful and creative summer wedding in the Sculpture Barn & Garden! The heat did not bother anyone as they danced the night away, and the late night thunderstorm made for a great "LOVE" photo op!

Photography: Love Life Images
Catering: The Pantry Catering

Thank you Love Life Images for sharing these lovely photos of Sarah & Brian's big day this past spring! We are in love w...
07/15/2019

Thank you Love Life Images for sharing these lovely photos of Sarah & Brian's big day this past spring! We are in love with bride's bouquet with roses made out of book pages, and the umbrella shot under the iconic Love sign!

Planning a special event?  Be it a wedding, mitzvah, corporate holiday party, or fundraising gala, all are cordially inv...
03/29/2019

Planning a special event? Be it a wedding, mitzvah, corporate holiday party, or fundraising gala, all are cordially invited to AVAM's annual Special Events Happy Hour on Thursday April 18th. This is a fantastic opportunity to connect with AVAM's favorite Baltimore area caterers, florists, DJs, decorators, hotels, and more, to discuss how they can help make your upcoming event truly spectacular!! Reserve your spot here: https://avameventshappyhour.eventbrite.com/
Hope to see you there!

Guess who made the top paragraph about event spaces around the nation in Smart Meetings Magazine??
03/23/2019

Guess who made the top paragraph about event spaces around the nation in Smart Meetings Magazine??

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