January 11, 2017

5 Favorite Annapolis Wedding Venues Best Annapolis Wedding Venues


There are so many beautiful Annapolis Wedding Venues that I had to make a list of my Five Favorite Venues! Now I know what you’re going to say “Nichole, some of these wedding venues are on the Eastern Shore!” Don’t worry I know! When thinking about the different venues I’d visited and photographed I thought that some of the venues on the Eastern Shore and in Annapolis had a very similar feel to them and since they are just over the bridge from each other I thought it made sense to put them together on one list! Below are five amazing wedding venues in Annapolis (and the Eastern Shore!) in alphabetical order because how could I possibly pick a favorite?!

1. Chesapeake Bay Beach Club
Chesapeake Bay Beach Club Annapolis Wedding Venue


Location: 500 Marina Club Road Stevensville, MD 21666

Phone:  410-604-1933

Catering: Provided in house by The Chesapeake Bay Beach Club.

What I love:

The Chesapeake Bay Beach Club is a waterfront venue on the Eastern Shore, specifically Stevensville, Maryland. I love the nautical elegance of the venue. Is that a phrase? If not it should be! You go from a romantic ceremony by the bay into an elegant dinner in on of the ballrooms.  Each ballroom can accommodate a different number of guests standing cocktail style and seated. The maximum number being 225. Every Saturday there is an open house where you can tour and ask questions. Check out their site for details!

Venue Mood: Sophisticated and Versatile are two words I would absolutely use to describe CBBC. If you haven’t watched the sun set just behind the bay bridge you are missing out on a wonderful experience!


2. Historic London town and Gardens

Historic Londontown Wedding Inspiration


Location: 839 Londontown Road, Edgewater, MD 21037

Phone:  410-222-1919


Catering: You choose from a list of approved caterers.

What I love: There are so many things to love about Historic Londontown and Gardens! The gardens are beautiful for portraits and you are right by the water which provides multiple options for portraits. There are two lawns that overlook the river which is perfect outdoor ceremonies. Having the ceremony on-site is included when renting their facility which makes the planning process easy! Their tent hold 160 guests comfortable with the option to add tenting which can increase the guest count to over 200.

 Be sure to tour the venue at their Wedding Open House March 19th 2017! Click here for more details!

Venue Mood: Modern Elegance and Historic Charm are the words used by Historic London Town and I think those are perfect! Having visited the venue I must add there is a sense of peace that the venue encompasses which is perfect for intimate celebrations!


3. Naval Academy

Naval Academy Wedding Photography


Location:121 Blake Rd, Annapolis, MD 21402

Catering: Provided in house 

What I love: The Naval Academy has such beautiful history and architecture. There are endless options for your wedding portraits. No really. You’ll feel as if you stepped off a plane and into Europe.

Please note per the USNA website: “Use of the Chapel for weddings is limited to Naval Academy alumni, military staff and faculty members; active-duty military members assigned to Naval Station Annapolis and active-duty military personnel living in the immediate vicinity of the Chapel who also regularly attend Chapel services.”

At the naval academy there are several options if you choose to hold your reception on base! You can take portraits after your ceremony and then walk right over to your reception. The number of seated guests changes depending on where you choose to host your reception. Click here to see the options! 

Venue Mood: Awe inspiring. There no other words to describe it. Make sure you take a tour of the campus and learn about the history behind The United States Navy.

4. Silver Swan Bayside

Annapolis Wedding Venues


Location: 412 Congressional Drive Stevensville MD 21666

Phone: 443-249-0400

Catering: Provided in house by Silver Swan Bayside

What I love: If you haven’t visited Silver Swan Bayside this is a must see. I absolutely love the portrait options this venue offers. Take your shoes off and walk in the sand as newlyweds or sit on the rocks and look out at the water. This venues offers a gorgeous view of the chesapeake, valet parking and all inclusive packages which make your planning process very straight forward! 230 guests for a cocktail-themed event or up to 200 for a seated event.

Venue Mood: If Nicholas Sparks wrote a nautical love story this is where the story would take place. The calming air and waves crashing will set the stage  for your wedding day.

5. Tidewater Inn

Tidewater Inn Wedding


Location: 101 East Dover St.

Easton, MD 21601

Phone: 410-822-1300

Catering: Provided in house.

What I love: The Tidewater Inn is all around fantastic venue. One of my favorite features is that there is a beautiful outdoor space for ceremonies and a lovely indoor space. The ballrooms are both beautifully laid out leaving room for your guests to enjoy dinner comfortably and then dance the night away on the center dance floor! The largest of the two ballrooms can seat 220 while the other seats 120 comfortably; however, if you choose to go reception style you can increase your numbers to 375 and 200. To top it off your guests can stay right in the hotel and not have to worry about travel! Every Saturday there is a weekly Open House from 10:00am-12:00pm. Make a romantic weekend out of it with one of their great packages!

Venue Mood: Warm, Inviting and elegant. It’s easy to forget that The Tidewater Inn is a hotel which adds to their charm.

 Want to see real wedding pictures taken at the Tidewater Inn? This post is for you!


William Paca House



Location: 186 Prince George Street

Annapolis, MD  21401

Phone: 410-990-4538

Email: Director of sales

Catering: You choose from a list of approved caterers. There is the option to select a caterer not on the approved list for an additional fee.

What I love: William Paca house is a restored 18th Century Georgian-style home with two terraces overlooking a two-acre garden. This venue provides such wonderful options for wedding portraits! Capacity is 120 people seated or 150 standing. You are so close to Downtown Annapolis which is so great for guests who visit from out of town! They can take time to explore Annapolis a day or two before your big day!

Venue Mood: Regal and old-world. Visit William Paca House to see what I mean! It just screams classical music and black tie.


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