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American Visionary Art Museum

Baltimore , MD
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800 Key Highway
Baltimore, MD 21230 US (map)

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410-244-1900

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Nestled at the base of historic Federal Hill and in the heart of Baltimore's Inner Harbor, the American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM) is a unique and fun venue for weddings and events. Our... Read more
Nestled at the base of historic Federal Hill and in the heart of Baltimore's Inner Harbor, the American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM) is a unique and fun venue for weddings and events. Our Sculpture Barn & Wildflower Garden can accommodate up to 125 for a seated dinner with dancing, includes a beautiful attached garden perfect for ceremonies, and provides access to the museum's main building for guests to tour the exhibits. The 3rd floor banquet room of the JRVC building can accommodate up to 450 guests with stunning panoramic views of the harbor and city skyline. This space includes tables and chairs, along with access to the JRVC 1st floor exhibit space for guests to tour, or provides a unique backdrop for your ceremony. For more intimate weddings and rehearsal dinners, our Permanent Gallery space inside the main museum building is also available for groups of 40 or less. Read less
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Kirsten
Wedding:
11/14/2014
5.0/5.0
Couldn't think of a better place to hold such a special event! Our wedding day was the most memorable and magical day of our lives and we can't thank you enough for having us! From beginning to end, there isn't a single thing we would change and thank to you it was a dream come true!
Couldn't think of a better place to hold such a special event! Our wedding day was the most memorable and magical day of Read more...
Couldn't think of a better place to hold such a special event! Our wedding day was the most memorable and magical day of our lives and we can't thank you enough for having us! From beginning to end, there isn't a single thing we would change and thank to you it was a dream come true! Read less
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Kyle
Wedding:
11/7/2014
5.0/5.0
The American Visionary Art Museum was everything we every hoped for in a wedding. Michele Goldberg was incredible to work with and always available for questions. The ceremony on the staircase was absolutely beautiful and the barn was the perfect space for our reception.
The American Visionary Art Museum was everything we every hoped for in a wedding. Michele Goldberg was incredible to work Read more...
The American Visionary Art Museum was everything we every hoped for in a wedding. Michele Goldberg was incredible to work with and always available for questions. The ceremony on the staircase was absolutely beautiful and the barn was the perfect space for our reception. Read less
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Rob
Wedding:
10/11/2014
5.0/5.0
we had our ceremony and reception on 10/11/14 in the JRVC and this was a perfect venue for us. if you're sort of offbeat like we are, and you have a wedding >150 people, then the odds are it's the perfect venue for you too.

the service was great; everyone at the AVAM was super nice and responsive to us through the whole process leading up to the wedding day, and then when we got there the space was absolutely beautiful. in fact, one thing that's really great about the space is that it's so beautiful we didn't need to worry about all of those little-yet-super-expensive decor touches that you'd normally have to fill a reception space with, because it looked great just by default.

some people might not think it's perfect to get married in front of a giant pink dog and a ball of bras, and i get that -- but for us it absolutely could not have been more perfect.
we had our ceremony and reception on 10/11/14 in the JRVC and this was a perfect venue for us. if you're sort of offbeat Read more...
we had our ceremony and reception on 10/11/14 in the JRVC and this was a perfect venue for us. if you're sort of offbeat like we are, and you have a wedding >150 people, then the odds are it's the perfect venue for you too.

the service was great; everyone at the AVAM was super nice and responsive to us through the whole process leading up to the wedding day, and then when we got there the space was absolutely beautiful. in fact, one thing that's really great about the space is that it's so beautiful we didn't need to worry about all of those little-yet-super-expensive decor touches that you'd normally have to fill a reception space with, because it looked great just by default.

some people might not think it's perfect to get married in front of a giant pink dog and a ball of bras, and i get that -- but for us it absolutely could not have been more perfect. Read less
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Cate
Wedding:
10/4/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I have always loved the AVAM and because of the size of our wedding, it was the perfect fit for us. We got married on the 1st floor of the JRVC and had our cocktail hour and reception on the 3rd floor of the same building. You don’t really need to do anything to the 1st floor and we rented some trees and lights for the 3rd floor to just warm up the space. They include the chairs and tables with the rental fee which saves money and also takes another vendor out of the equation the day of.
Michele was truly amazing to work with – she knows that space inside and out – and has really good insight as far as the flow and vendor suggestions. We really enjoyed working with her and LOVE the pictures we got on the museum grounds.
I would suggest 2 things to anyone who is booking there: (1) Be sure to clarify for your vendors and guests which building your ceremony/reception is in. We had a few vendors set up on the barn as well as guests walk into the wedding that was going into that space. (2) We also suggest working with Rusty Scupper across the street or the high school a few blocks away for parking if you are not offering valet. That way guests don’t have to worry about meters or anything like that.
Again – we have nothing but wonderful things to say about our experience here and Michele! We loved everything about it!
My husband and I have always loved the AVAM and because of the size of our wedding, it was the perfect fit for us. We got Read more...
My husband and I have always loved the AVAM and because of the size of our wedding, it was the perfect fit for us. We got married on the 1st floor of the JRVC and had our cocktail hour and reception on the 3rd floor of the same building. You don’t really need to do anything to the 1st floor and we rented some trees and lights for the 3rd floor to just warm up the space. They include the chairs and tables with the rental fee which saves money and also takes another vendor out of the equation the day of.
Michele was truly amazing to work with – she knows that space inside and out – and has really good insight as far as the flow and vendor suggestions. We really enjoyed working with her and LOVE the pictures we got on the museum grounds.
I would suggest 2 things to anyone who is booking there: (1) Be sure to clarify for your vendors and guests which building your ceremony/reception is in. We had a few vendors set up on the barn as well as guests walk into the wedding that was going into that space. (2) We also suggest working with Rusty Scupper across the street or the high school a few blocks away for parking if you are not offering valet. That way guests don’t have to worry about meters or anything like that.
Again – we have nothing but wonderful things to say about our experience here and Michele! We loved everything about it! Read less
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Karin
Wedding:
8/16/2014
5.0/5.0
Perfect place to get married! We got married on the 1st floor of the JVC building and had the reception on the 3rd floor. You rent the space and design it how you want! We couldn't of ask for a better venue for our special day! With guests attending from all over the US and Europe, we wanted a unique and fun place to get married (not stuffy), and AVAM topped our expectations! Our guests are still talking about the venue!
Perfect place to get married! We got married on the 1st floor of the JVC building and had the reception on the 3rd floor. Read more...
Perfect place to get married! We got married on the 1st floor of the JVC building and had the reception on the 3rd floor. You rent the space and design it how you want! We couldn't of ask for a better venue for our special day! With guests attending from all over the US and Europe, we wanted a unique and fun place to get married (not stuffy), and AVAM topped our expectations! Our guests are still talking about the venue! Read less
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Danielle
Wedding:
8/15/2014
5.0/5.0
Michele was very responsive and helpful both with suggestions of vendors helping us visualize the garden space as it would be in the summer (since we booked in the winter). It was perfect for us. One block away from the water, just down the hill from gorgeous views of downtown, an old brick structure, a lush garden with just the right amount of weird. We couldn't be happier with our selection.
Michele was very responsive and helpful both with suggestions of vendors helping us visualize the garden space as it would Read more...
Michele was very responsive and helpful both with suggestions of vendors helping us visualize the garden space as it would be in the summer (since we booked in the winter). It was perfect for us. One block away from the water, just down the hill from gorgeous views of downtown, an old brick structure, a lush garden with just the right amount of weird. We couldn't be happier with our selection. Read less
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Erica
Wedding:
5/16/2014
5.0/5.0
The AVAM was just simply perfect! We had our wedding in the garden and the sculpture barn and couldn't have asked for a better setting. There's so much interesting artwork and the garden was in full bloom so you really don't need much in terms of decorations. They also leave the museum open for guests which is nice.

Michele Goldberg, the Facility Rental Coordinator, was wonderful. She was super responsive with all the questions I had and also had some good suggestions during the rehearsal.

The AVAM truly was my dream venue and if you have the chance to get married here, I would definitely encourage it!
The AVAM was just simply perfect! We had our wedding in the garden and the sculpture barn and couldn't have asked for a Read more...
The AVAM was just simply perfect! We had our wedding in the garden and the sculpture barn and couldn't have asked for a better setting. There's so much interesting artwork and the garden was in full bloom so you really don't need much in terms of decorations. They also leave the museum open for guests which is nice.

Michele Goldberg, the Facility Rental Coordinator, was wonderful. She was super responsive with all the questions I had and also had some good suggestions during the rehearsal.

The AVAM truly was my dream venue and if you have the chance to get married here, I would definitely encourage it! Read less
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brideofMeg
Wedding:
5/9/2014
5.0/5.0
Michele is wonderful and easy to work with, always ready with an answer to any question. I was out of the area for most of the planning so we did almost all communication by email, and she always responded quickly. Our guests loved the venue (Ceremony on stairs, reception in Sculpture Barn) and talked about how beautiful and different it was from any place they had ever been. They also enjoyed being able to walk around the museum during the reception. The lighting in the barn made for stunning pictures. Suggestions: There is no dedicated parking but there are meters and a parking garage nearby. We didn't have any problems for our 80 person wedding, but for a larger wedding I would suggest utilizing some of the recommended paid parking options. I would also allot extra time for photos because there are just too many options to get them all in!
Michele is wonderful and easy to work with, always ready with an answer to any question. I was out of the area for most of Read more...
Michele is wonderful and easy to work with, always ready with an answer to any question. I was out of the area for most of the planning so we did almost all communication by email, and she always responded quickly. Our guests loved the venue (Ceremony on stairs, reception in Sculpture Barn) and talked about how beautiful and different it was from any place they had ever been. They also enjoyed being able to walk around the museum during the reception. The lighting in the barn made for stunning pictures. Suggestions: There is no dedicated parking but there are meters and a parking garage nearby. We didn't have any problems for our 80 person wedding, but for a larger wedding I would suggest utilizing some of the recommended paid parking options. I would also allot extra time for photos because there are just too many options to get them all in! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
This was absolutely the most perfect location for our wedding this past June! We were incredibly lucky to have an amazing day of weather, and the wildflower garden was the perfect place for our ceremony. The sculpture barn has so much character, that besides hanging twinkle lights on the truss above us, no decor was needed. We received so many positive comments from family and friends about the venue, and would highly recommend it to anyone looking to get married in Baltimore.
This was absolutely the most perfect location for our wedding this past June! We were incredibly lucky to have an amazing Read more...
This was absolutely the most perfect location for our wedding this past June! We were incredibly lucky to have an amazing day of weather, and the wildflower garden was the perfect place for our ceremony. The sculpture barn has so much character, that besides hanging twinkle lights on the truss above us, no decor was needed. We received so many positive comments from family and friends about the venue, and would highly recommend it to anyone looking to get married in Baltimore. Read less
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Kristen
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
Amazing venue- Michelle is a fabulous event coordinator! Responsive, great value for the cost, and extremely flexible!
Amazing venue- Michelle is a fabulous event coordinator! Responsive, great value for the cost, and extremely flexible!
Amazing venue- Michelle is a fabulous event coordinator! Responsive, great value for the cost, and extremely flexible! Read less
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