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American Visionary Art Museum

Baltimore , MD
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LOCATION

800 Key Highway
Baltimore, MD 21230 US (map)

PHONE

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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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
1
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Historic, Museum
Describe the style of your venue
City, Rustic, Garden
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
450
What event services do you offer?
Event Rentals, Outside Vendors OK
What event items are available?
Chairs

REVIEWS

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Kayla
Wedding:
10/23/2016
5.0/5.0
Working with the American Visionary Arts Museum was absolutely amazing. We worked with Michelle, and it was actually the first wedding venue we visited. Never having planned a large-scale event like a wedding, Michelle answered all the questions we didn't even know we had. She was always responsive and incredibly helpful; she gave advice for working with our caterer, DJ, and photographer. We held our ceremony in the Sculpture Garden and the reception right in the Sculpture Barn, and it was absolutely perfect. The day-of coordinator from the AVAM was also amazing; he was helpful and was willing to do whatever we needed. The whole experience was nothing short of amazing. Thank you to everyone at the AVAM for helping make our day perfect!
Working with the American Visionary Arts Museum was absolutely amazing. We worked with Michelle, and it was actually the Read more...
Working with the American Visionary Arts Museum was absolutely amazing. We worked with Michelle, and it was actually the first wedding venue we visited. Never having planned a large-scale event like a wedding, Michelle answered all the questions we didn't even know we had. She was always responsive and incredibly helpful; she gave advice for working with our caterer, DJ, and photographer. We held our ceremony in the Sculpture Garden and the reception right in the Sculpture Barn, and it was absolutely perfect. The day-of coordinator from the AVAM was also amazing; he was helpful and was willing to do whatever we needed. The whole experience was nothing short of amazing. Thank you to everyone at the AVAM for helping make our day perfect! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Working with AVAM was seamless!! Being from Baltimore it was really the perfect space for us and we knew after touring that this was where we wanted to get married. The price was seemingly higher than other places but it being a museum it's kind of expected. We used the JRVC building, had our ceremony on the 1st floor and cocktail/reception on the 3rd floor - that being said, the space was literally worth every penny. So much room so that guests aren't squished together and plenty of room for a huge dance floor which we loved every bit of! Michele was great, super responsive and literally thought of everything and made sure we were in the know. She had great vendor suggestions and suggestions of her own that really made the process easier. We were a little disappointed to hear that she wouldn't be available for our walk through or rehearsal, but she made sure that we had ALL the information we needed and someone was still there (along with our coordinator) to make sure all our questions were answered should we have any. Everything was perfect and we couldn't be happier!
Working with AVAM was seamless!! Being from Baltimore it was really the perfect space for us and we knew after touring Read more...
Working with AVAM was seamless!! Being from Baltimore it was really the perfect space for us and we knew after touring that this was where we wanted to get married. The price was seemingly higher than other places but it being a museum it's kind of expected. We used the JRVC building, had our ceremony on the 1st floor and cocktail/reception on the 3rd floor - that being said, the space was literally worth every penny. So much room so that guests aren't squished together and plenty of room for a huge dance floor which we loved every bit of! Michele was great, super responsive and literally thought of everything and made sure we were in the know. She had great vendor suggestions and suggestions of her own that really made the process easier. We were a little disappointed to hear that she wouldn't be available for our walk through or rehearsal, but she made sure that we had ALL the information we needed and someone was still there (along with our coordinator) to make sure all our questions were answered should we have any. Everything was perfect and we couldn't be happier! Read less
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Mark & Randall
Wedding:
8/20/2016
5.0/5.0
AVAM was a wonderful and unique choice for our wedding venue! The artistic atmosphere was colorful, fun, and memorable for all generations and our guests really enjoyed themselves. We wanted to choose a location with instant character and appeal that provided our families and friends with something special to entertain them and the Museum really delivered! We utilized the Sculpture Barn and the Wildflower Garden and it worked beautifully to set the vibrant and playful tone we wanted. Michele was a pleasure to work with and made things very easy for us. Thanks for a magical event and wonderful memories for a lifetime!
AVAM was a wonderful and unique choice for our wedding venue! The artistic atmosphere was colorful, fun, and memorable for Read more...
AVAM was a wonderful and unique choice for our wedding venue! The artistic atmosphere was colorful, fun, and memorable for all generations and our guests really enjoyed themselves. We wanted to choose a location with instant character and appeal that provided our families and friends with something special to entertain them and the Museum really delivered! We utilized the Sculpture Barn and the Wildflower Garden and it worked beautifully to set the vibrant and playful tone we wanted. Michele was a pleasure to work with and made things very easy for us. Thanks for a magical event and wonderful memories for a lifetime! Read less
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Mj
Wedding:
7/23/2016
4.7/5.0
AVAM was such an amazing and relatively affordable venue for our wedding! Michelle and the entire staff there was incredibly helpful and professional from day one, answering every question, big or small quickly and fully. We used the JRVC building for our wedding; ceremony on the first floor, signing our Ketubah and marriage license on the second floor (privately) and reception/cocktail hour on the third floor. The entire facility is already so beautifully and uniquely decorated that we really did not add any decorations to the space itself at all except to separate our cocktail space from the reception area. If you're looking for a place to have a quirky and fun "Baltimore-style" wedding, look no further than AVAM!
AVAM was such an amazing and relatively affordable venue for our wedding! Michelle and the entire staff there was Read more...
AVAM was such an amazing and relatively affordable venue for our wedding! Michelle and the entire staff there was incredibly helpful and professional from day one, answering every question, big or small quickly and fully. We used the JRVC building for our wedding; ceremony on the first floor, signing our Ketubah and marriage license on the second floor (privately) and reception/cocktail hour on the third floor. The entire facility is already so beautifully and uniquely decorated that we really did not add any decorations to the space itself at all except to separate our cocktail space from the reception area. If you're looking for a place to have a quirky and fun "Baltimore-style" wedding, look no further than AVAM! Read less
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Carolyn
Wedding:
6/4/2016
5.0/5.0
We loved AVAM! The space was perfect for our ceremony and reception. It was beautiful, fun, and not super traditional. The location was easily accessible and the property was fun for guests to explore. Michele was responsive and easy to work with. If I could do it again (and marry the same person), I would!!!!
We loved AVAM! The space was perfect for our ceremony and reception. It was beautiful, fun, and not super traditional. The Read more...
We loved AVAM! The space was perfect for our ceremony and reception. It was beautiful, fun, and not super traditional. The location was easily accessible and the property was fun for guests to explore. Michele was responsive and easy to work with. If I could do it again (and marry the same person), I would!!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
AVAM was the perfect location for my wedding! Michelle was wonderful to work with and the venue was so unique and beautiful. There were a couple of things that happened the day of that were a little dissapointing though, there is a moterized statue that moves up and down the staircase we had our ceremony on and I was told that it would be stopped. While lining up to start the ceremony my bridesmaids told me it was still moving and michelle was nowhere in sight, I wouldn't of minded but we didn't get as many nice photos of the ceremony because of it.
Also, the bathroom's were pretty dirty. This is something I never thought to look into until I had to step over a large puddle in my gown to use the facilities.
AVAM was the perfect location for my wedding! Michelle was wonderful to work with and the venue was so unique and Read more...
AVAM was the perfect location for my wedding! Michelle was wonderful to work with and the venue was so unique and beautiful. There were a couple of things that happened the day of that were a little dissapointing though, there is a moterized statue that moves up and down the staircase we had our ceremony on and I was told that it would be stopped. While lining up to start the ceremony my bridesmaids told me it was still moving and michelle was nowhere in sight, I wouldn't of minded but we didn't get as many nice photos of the ceremony because of it.
Also, the bathroom's were pretty dirty. This is something I never thought to look into until I had to step over a large puddle in my gown to use the facilities. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.5/5.0
The exquisite location mask the lack of flexibility at the venue. They are stringent on their rules in regards to keeping supplies at the location prior and overnight. In addition no one from the venue assists the day of, it will be your caterer running the show so make sure you contract a great one!
The exquisite location mask the lack of flexibility at the venue. They are stringent on their rules in regards to keeping Read more...
The exquisite location mask the lack of flexibility at the venue. They are stringent on their rules in regards to keeping supplies at the location prior and overnight. In addition no one from the venue assists the day of, it will be your caterer running the show so make sure you contract a great one! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
10/24/2015
5.0/5.0
We had our ceremony and reception in the JRVC building this past weekend, and it was perfect in every way. After looking at several venues, AVAM was the last place we saw, and we knew instantly that it was the place for us. At the time, we didn't know exactly what our ceremony would look like, but we knew we weren't going to have a traditional wedding. AVAM was the only venue that didn't seem to have a preconceived notion of what our wedding should look like, and they embraced our unique wishes.

While it seems like AVAM is a relatively expensive venue in Baltimore, it is worth every penny. The price includes all tables and chairs, and venue itself requires so little additional decoration that you end up saving. The building is beautiful-it has so much natural charm, the lighting is glorious, and it has the Baltimore feel. Moreover, the organization itself does such amazing work in Baltimore city that we were thrilled to be able to help support this work.

Michele, specifically, was fantastic to work with. She is extremely responsive and happy to answer any and all questions. She knows the space inside and out, and she always had great suggestions about ways to fully utilize the space. This was particularly helpful for a couple that didn't have a great vision of what we wanted our wedding to be. She was flexible with dropping things off and picking things up after the wedding, which made the whole process less stressful.

I don't think any other venue would have fit our personalities more. It is an amazing place to get married!
We had our ceremony and reception in the JRVC building this past weekend, and it was perfect in every way. After looking Read more...
We had our ceremony and reception in the JRVC building this past weekend, and it was perfect in every way. After looking at several venues, AVAM was the last place we saw, and we knew instantly that it was the place for us. At the time, we didn't know exactly what our ceremony would look like, but we knew we weren't going to have a traditional wedding. AVAM was the only venue that didn't seem to have a preconceived notion of what our wedding should look like, and they embraced our unique wishes.

While it seems like AVAM is a relatively expensive venue in Baltimore, it is worth every penny. The price includes all tables and chairs, and venue itself requires so little additional decoration that you end up saving. The building is beautiful-it has so much natural charm, the lighting is glorious, and it has the Baltimore feel. Moreover, the organization itself does such amazing work in Baltimore city that we were thrilled to be able to help support this work.

Michele, specifically, was fantastic to work with. She is extremely responsive and happy to answer any and all questions. She knows the space inside and out, and she always had great suggestions about ways to fully utilize the space. This was particularly helpful for a couple that didn't have a great vision of what we wanted our wedding to be. She was flexible with dropping things off and picking things up after the wedding, which made the whole process less stressful.

I don't think any other venue would have fit our personalities more. It is an amazing place to get married! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We did our ceremony in the wildflower garden and reception in the sculpture barn. It was a great venue and all the guests gave us compliments on the choice! We had some rain during the day but still managed to do the ceremony outside. The museum offered up spaces inside for photos which we appreciated. Great venue, location and fun for guests. Also, you can hike up Fed Hill and take photos!
We did our ceremony in the wildflower garden and reception in the sculpture barn. It was a great venue and all the guests Read more...
We did our ceremony in the wildflower garden and reception in the sculpture barn. It was a great venue and all the guests gave us compliments on the choice! We had some rain during the day but still managed to do the ceremony outside. The museum offered up spaces inside for photos which we appreciated. Great venue, location and fun for guests. Also, you can hike up Fed Hill and take photos! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
8/29/2015
4.9/5.0
My now-husband and I were having a rough time finding a budget-friendly venue in DC that felt like somewhere we would actually want to find a wedding. Then we expanded our search to Maryland and found AVAM. AVAM made our entire wedding. Michele was the most responsive person I've ever worked with - she came in early on a Saturday morning to let us see the venue when we were looking to book and I swear every single email I sent her had a reply in under 20 minutes. She was so friendly, knowledgeable and genuinely cared about our wedding at AVAM being awesome. There were times our caterer/day of coordinator communicated with her directly and it took stress off of us that we didn't constantly have to be the middle men.

The space itself was STUNNING. Our guests were absolutely blown away and I think AVAM is the part of our wedding guests will remember most for years to come. The garden worked perfectly for our ceremony and tiny wedding party, and knowing that we had an equally beautiful backup plan if the weather was bad gave us such peace of mind leading up to our wedding day (thankfully, it was all sun!). I'd make a note that while there is no AC in the barn, the fans are pretty powerful and if your guests are anything like ours they'll spend the time wandering outside in the garden or the space between the bar and the main museum. Older relatives especially appreciated the opportunity to explore the main museum building. There are tons of amazing photo opportunities throughout the space too, as well as Federal Hill park right next door. I could write pages upon pages about how lucky we feel to have found AVAM for our wedding. If you're looking for a fun, unique venue that's funky and playful but still beautiful and elegant, you cannot beat AVAM for value, responsiveness, and guest experience.
My now-husband and I were having a rough time finding a budget-friendly venue in DC that felt like somewhere we would Read more...
My now-husband and I were having a rough time finding a budget-friendly venue in DC that felt like somewhere we would actually want to find a wedding. Then we expanded our search to Maryland and found AVAM. AVAM made our entire wedding. Michele was the most responsive person I've ever worked with - she came in early on a Saturday morning to let us see the venue when we were looking to book and I swear every single email I sent her had a reply in under 20 minutes. She was so friendly, knowledgeable and genuinely cared about our wedding at AVAM being awesome. There were times our caterer/day of coordinator communicated with her directly and it took stress off of us that we didn't constantly have to be the middle men.

The space itself was STUNNING. Our guests were absolutely blown away and I think AVAM is the part of our wedding guests will remember most for years to come. The garden worked perfectly for our ceremony and tiny wedding party, and knowing that we had an equally beautiful backup plan if the weather was bad gave us such peace of mind leading up to our wedding day (thankfully, it was all sun!). I'd make a note that while there is no AC in the barn, the fans are pretty powerful and if your guests are anything like ours they'll spend the time wandering outside in the garden or the space between the bar and the main museum. Older relatives especially appreciated the opportunity to explore the main museum building. There are tons of amazing photo opportunities throughout the space too, as well as Federal Hill park right next door. I could write pages upon pages about how lucky we feel to have found AVAM for our wedding. If you're looking for a fun, unique venue that's funky and playful but still beautiful and elegant, you cannot beat AVAM for value, responsiveness, and guest experience. Read less
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