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Quiet Waters Park

Annapolis , MD
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600 Quiet Waters Park Rd
Annapolis, MD 21403 US (map)

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410-222-1777

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Quiet Waters Park has several locations for you to hold your wedding ceremony. The South River Overlook is a wonderful location, perched above the scenic South River. The James... Read more
Quiet Waters Park has several locations for you to hold your wedding ceremony. The South River Overlook is a wonderful location, perched above the scenic South River. The James Lighthizer Gazebo is a beautiful setting, located on the edge of a serene pond. The Blue Heron Center is the perfect location to hold both your ceremony and reception. 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?
4
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Park / Zoo
Describe the style of your venue
Vintage, Waterfront, Classic
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
150
What event services do you offer?
Catering / Bar, Outside Vendors OK
What catering services do you offer?
Outside Cake OK

REVIEWS

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kristyn
Wedding:
3/19/2016
4.2/5.0
beautiful setting, a little difficult to get to but overall did a very good job.
beautiful setting, a little difficult to get to but overall did a very good job.
beautiful setting, a little difficult to get to but overall did a very good job. Read less
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Chris
Wedding:
11/7/2015
4.5/5.0
Our daughter had a fantastic wedding at The Blue Heron center in Quiet Waters Park 11/7/15.

The building is surrounded by a brick fenced outdoor area with outdoor fountain and backdrop conducive to intimate ceremonies. It rained on our day, but we moved the guests inside, opened the large french doors, and framed the bride and groom against the fountain in the background while the minister stood under the doorway, it was a perfect compromise and made it much easier for everyone to hear vows and music. Because the guests only had to move about 20 feet to get inside the building to their tables, it was seamless and effortless to beat the weather. In the fall the tree colors are stunning.

The venue is the most reasonably priced of any we looked at, very cozy without being small. We had 135 in attendance plus catering and A/V staff. This left plenty of room for the center room built in dance floor to hold about 30 people on it.

The rooms are a perfect blank slate for decoration, many themes possible. For us, we turned the chair storage room into a bridal suite, the foyer into an awesome video booth with flipoto.com, and the main room into a rustic barn-like feel complete with white washed panels along the walls, gobo bride and groom logo on the dance floor, candle lanterns along the built in shelf around the enormous tray ceiling and tasteful strategic uplighting on plants we brought in to soften the room. Our florist did beautiful work hanging ivy from a ceiling center piece and in between the lanterns around the tray.

They provide 15 round tables included with the building rental, we brought in our own linens, bridal table, bar table, and registry table.

The Facilities manager was helpful and courteous, he provided feedback when we needed it and helped us follow the rules.

I think we overwhelmed them with how much we did with the space, we were told it was highly unusual, but they accommodated nicely, I fully recommend Quiet Waters Blue Heron.
Our daughter had a fantastic wedding at The Blue Heron center in Quiet Waters Park 11/7/15.

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Our daughter had a fantastic wedding at The Blue Heron center in Quiet Waters Park 11/7/15.

The building is surrounded by a brick fenced outdoor area with outdoor fountain and backdrop conducive to intimate ceremonies. It rained on our day, but we moved the guests inside, opened the large french doors, and framed the bride and groom against the fountain in the background while the minister stood under the doorway, it was a perfect compromise and made it much easier for everyone to hear vows and music. Because the guests only had to move about 20 feet to get inside the building to their tables, it was seamless and effortless to beat the weather. In the fall the tree colors are stunning.

The venue is the most reasonably priced of any we looked at, very cozy without being small. We had 135 in attendance plus catering and A/V staff. This left plenty of room for the center room built in dance floor to hold about 30 people on it.

The rooms are a perfect blank slate for decoration, many themes possible. For us, we turned the chair storage room into a bridal suite, the foyer into an awesome video booth with flipoto.com, and the main room into a rustic barn-like feel complete with white washed panels along the walls, gobo bride and groom logo on the dance floor, candle lanterns along the built in shelf around the enormous tray ceiling and tasteful strategic uplighting on plants we brought in to soften the room. Our florist did beautiful work hanging ivy from a ceiling center piece and in between the lanterns around the tray.

They provide 15 round tables included with the building rental, we brought in our own linens, bridal table, bar table, and registry table.

The Facilities manager was helpful and courteous, he provided feedback when we needed it and helped us follow the rules.

I think we overwhelmed them with how much we did with the space, we were told it was highly unusual, but they accommodated nicely, I fully recommend Quiet Waters Blue Heron. Read less
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Audrey
Wedding:
10/11/2015
3.1/5.0
Quiet Waters Park is a beautiful place. We held our small ceremony at the Lighthizer Gazebo, and then followed it with a large reception in the Blue Heron center. Overall, I am so happy in my choice of venue because it all turned out well in the end.

Unfortunately, I had to question myself many times during the whole process simply because I didn't find the park staff very helpful. The woman who initially showed us the reception hall had a bit of a "either you want it or you don't" unenthusiastic attitude. Besides that, the woman at the gate was always unhappy. She had nothing but a scowl and a grumpy attitude anytime we entered the park to talk contracts or wedding business. The whole experience left us feeling like the park not only didn't want our business, but that they would have preferred not to be bothered by us.
Additionally, they have very strict rules that they adhere to, for example, no amplified music at the gazebo. This does not mean no loud music, it means instruments only, no music player of any kind. So if you want to walk down the aisle to any music, you'd better be willing to hire a guitarist or quartet, because your DJ wont be allowed to provide it. That also means no microphones during the ceremony, which can be somewhat inconvenient.
Otherwise, they were reasonably professional, and all of my guests were so complimentary about the parks beauty and how picture perfect it was. Additionally, the Blue Heron Room was a lovely place to hold a reception.
Quiet Waters Park is a beautiful place. We held our small ceremony at the Lighthizer Gazebo, and then followed it with a Read more...
Quiet Waters Park is a beautiful place. We held our small ceremony at the Lighthizer Gazebo, and then followed it with a large reception in the Blue Heron center. Overall, I am so happy in my choice of venue because it all turned out well in the end.

Unfortunately, I had to question myself many times during the whole process simply because I didn't find the park staff very helpful. The woman who initially showed us the reception hall had a bit of a "either you want it or you don't" unenthusiastic attitude. Besides that, the woman at the gate was always unhappy. She had nothing but a scowl and a grumpy attitude anytime we entered the park to talk contracts or wedding business. The whole experience left us feeling like the park not only didn't want our business, but that they would have preferred not to be bothered by us.
Additionally, they have very strict rules that they adhere to, for example, no amplified music at the gazebo. This does not mean no loud music, it means instruments only, no music player of any kind. So if you want to walk down the aisle to any music, you'd better be willing to hire a guitarist or quartet, because your DJ wont be allowed to provide it. That also means no microphones during the ceremony, which can be somewhat inconvenient.
Otherwise, they were reasonably professional, and all of my guests were so complimentary about the parks beauty and how picture perfect it was. Additionally, the Blue Heron Room was a lovely place to hold a reception. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.2/5.0
The park itself was beautiful and there were great landscapes that accented the outdoor ceremony. The Blue Heron Room was also very nice on the inside. The staff at the park could have been a little more helpful with some details and arrangements for the venue as well as a little nicer when communicating with their clientele. It seemed as though they had more important things to do every time I showed up to take care of business concerning the park. All in all it was a nice experience and a great place to have a wedding.
The park itself was beautiful and there were great landscapes that accented the outdoor ceremony. The Blue Heron Room was Read more...
The park itself was beautiful and there were great landscapes that accented the outdoor ceremony. The Blue Heron Room was also very nice on the inside. The staff at the park could have been a little more helpful with some details and arrangements for the venue as well as a little nicer when communicating with their clientele. It seemed as though they had more important things to do every time I showed up to take care of business concerning the park. All in all it was a nice experience and a great place to have a wedding. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.3/5.0
If you want beautiful but simple, this venue is the place! People complain about them not helping with the wedding plans, but remember, that is not what they are there for. If you can do it yourself or have a wedding planner, this place is for you!
If you want beautiful but simple, this venue is the place! People complain about them not helping with the wedding plans, Read more...
If you want beautiful but simple, this venue is the place! People complain about them not helping with the wedding plans, but remember, that is not what they are there for. If you can do it yourself or have a wedding planner, this place is for you! Read less
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Mr$Roger$
Wedding:
5/30/2015
4.7/5.0
I found Quiet Waters Park online and fell in love instantly!! Our ceremony took place at the James Lighthizer Gazebo. IT WAS BEAUTIFUL!! This location is picturesque and just gorgeous. Our guests loved it. We loved it. I'd return just to visit because it's such a great place to spend time. Quiet Waters Park is #1 in my book for wedding venues.
I found Quiet Waters Park online and fell in love instantly!! Our ceremony took place at the James Lighthizer Gazebo. IT Read more...
I found Quiet Waters Park online and fell in love instantly!! Our ceremony took place at the James Lighthizer Gazebo. IT WAS BEAUTIFUL!! This location is picturesque and just gorgeous. Our guests loved it. We loved it. I'd return just to visit because it's such a great place to spend time. Quiet Waters Park is #1 in my book for wedding venues. Read less
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Rebecca
Wedding:
4/17/2015
4.0/5.0
We loved our wedding ceremony! The gorgeous Lighthizer gazebo is perfection for intimate weddings (35 people max). The price was doable ($180) for 2 hour reservations. We only had our ceremony there, not our reception. The gazebo area is beautiful with the bridge and lake. Spring bloomed a bit late this year due to the longer winter but we still had some beautiful colors mid-April. Having an acoustic guitarist and your family and friends surrounding you in the permanent bench seating in the gazebo was perfect for us. My only complaint are the "rules" of the park. You cannot hang decor, play any amplified music, and most importantly to any bride-You cannot book the gazebo until the calendar year of your event. This is craziness in wedding world with save-the-dates and invitations needing to be sent out etc... Especially when your wedding is early in the year. Then when we did call, in the new year, we had to wait for a specific person who was off. It was not fun stressing about if I would actually get my time and date before another bride possibly took it. I wouldn't of changed my ceremony venue over the rules though- We loved our ceremony! We are located an hour away and will continue to visit this beautiful park.
We loved our wedding ceremony! The gorgeous Lighthizer gazebo is perfection for intimate weddings (35 people max). The Read more...
We loved our wedding ceremony! The gorgeous Lighthizer gazebo is perfection for intimate weddings (35 people max). The price was doable ($180) for 2 hour reservations. We only had our ceremony there, not our reception. The gazebo area is beautiful with the bridge and lake. Spring bloomed a bit late this year due to the longer winter but we still had some beautiful colors mid-April. Having an acoustic guitarist and your family and friends surrounding you in the permanent bench seating in the gazebo was perfect for us. My only complaint are the "rules" of the park. You cannot hang decor, play any amplified music, and most importantly to any bride-You cannot book the gazebo until the calendar year of your event. This is craziness in wedding world with save-the-dates and invitations needing to be sent out etc... Especially when your wedding is early in the year. Then when we did call, in the new year, we had to wait for a specific person who was off. It was not fun stressing about if I would actually get my time and date before another bride possibly took it. I wouldn't of changed my ceremony venue over the rules though- We loved our ceremony! We are located an hour away and will continue to visit this beautiful park. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
2.4/5.0
Well, if you have the time to call several times to get some answers then sure, choose this vendor. The office manager, Chanel is your best bet to get anything done. She was good to deal with as she worked with me with the rehearsal event. Keep in mind, if you book the Blue Heron Center for your event, but the event is inside, you can only do the rehearsal outside if it is available, or you have to pay to rent out the center to be able to do the rehearsal inside (luckily Chanel worked with me and I only had to book the center for 2 hrs). Karen was also nice to work with; but WATCH OUT for the old "B" that works in the office...SO RUDE!!! Really thought about trying to have her fired for her horrible customer service skills, unprofessioinalism and rudeness, but thought writing this review was better. Two more things you might have to deal with if you book the Blue Heron Center for your event; be prepared to have to clean it before your event! I don't know who they get to clean it, but my family member/friends that were helping to set-up the wedding had to dust and vacuum before anything was done. Last thing, the employee who checks during the clean-up is a real stickler; he was going to try and put us down for staining the carpet because there was a wet spot! Luckily when the office reviewed the paperwork they saw that we did not stain the carpet, as there was no stain because the "wet-spot" the guy saw was just where some water had spilled and just needed to dry! Had they tried to claim in the end that there was a "stain", then our deposit of $500 would have been forfeited! Positive note: The park is very beautiful and there are plenty of places to get some beautiful pictures, just be wary of the information I provided above! Good luck!
Well, if you have the time to call several times to get some answers then sure, choose this vendor. The office manager, Read more...
Well, if you have the time to call several times to get some answers then sure, choose this vendor. The office manager, Chanel is your best bet to get anything done. She was good to deal with as she worked with me with the rehearsal event. Keep in mind, if you book the Blue Heron Center for your event, but the event is inside, you can only do the rehearsal outside if it is available, or you have to pay to rent out the center to be able to do the rehearsal inside (luckily Chanel worked with me and I only had to book the center for 2 hrs). Karen was also nice to work with; but WATCH OUT for the old "B" that works in the office...SO RUDE!!! Really thought about trying to have her fired for her horrible customer service skills, unprofessioinalism and rudeness, but thought writing this review was better. Two more things you might have to deal with if you book the Blue Heron Center for your event; be prepared to have to clean it before your event! I don't know who they get to clean it, but my family member/friends that were helping to set-up the wedding had to dust and vacuum before anything was done. Last thing, the employee who checks during the clean-up is a real stickler; he was going to try and put us down for staining the carpet because there was a wet spot! Luckily when the office reviewed the paperwork they saw that we did not stain the carpet, as there was no stain because the "wet-spot" the guy saw was just where some water had spilled and just needed to dry! Had they tried to claim in the end that there was a "stain", then our deposit of $500 would have been forfeited! Positive note: The park is very beautiful and there are plenty of places to get some beautiful pictures, just be wary of the information I provided above! Good luck! Read less
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Kelli
Wedding:
10/26/2014
2.2/5.0
The Blue Heron Center is a very nice venue. They got rid of the pink trim and green chairs. I still used the caterers chairs because they looked much nicer with the decor. Any more than 100 guests and the room may get cramped. We had the perfect number. The bathrooms are clean and spacious and there are lots of ways to decorate and personalize. Be sure to measure on your own as the measurements of the windows, etc. are not accurate on the website. The cost of the Center is very reasonable but if you want any extra space for dressing and pictures, you have to pay for it. Be careful, it starts to add up. You have to rent the space if you want a rehearsal so be sure to keep the ceremony simple so you don't need one. There are a lot go hoops to jump through as they try to market it like a five star venue but the comparable service is not there. If you just relax and keep it simple, your day will be perfect.
The Blue Heron Center is a very nice venue. They got rid of the pink trim and green chairs. I still used the caterers Read more...
The Blue Heron Center is a very nice venue. They got rid of the pink trim and green chairs. I still used the caterers chairs because they looked much nicer with the decor. Any more than 100 guests and the room may get cramped. We had the perfect number. The bathrooms are clean and spacious and there are lots of ways to decorate and personalize. Be sure to measure on your own as the measurements of the windows, etc. are not accurate on the website. The cost of the Center is very reasonable but if you want any extra space for dressing and pictures, you have to pay for it. Be careful, it starts to add up. You have to rent the space if you want a rehearsal so be sure to keep the ceremony simple so you don't need one. There are a lot go hoops to jump through as they try to market it like a five star venue but the comparable service is not there. If you just relax and keep it simple, your day will be perfect. Read less
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liz
Wedding:
9/27/2014
3.4/5.0
Great experience on the day of my wedding. The weather was perfect, The only drawback
was dealing via phone with this vendor before the wedding.
Great experience on the day of my wedding. The weather was perfect, The only drawback
was dealing via phone with this Read more...
Great experience on the day of my wedding. The weather was perfect, The only drawback
was dealing via phone with this vendor before the wedding. Read less
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Quiet Waters Park responded with the following comments:

Dear Liz,

We did not have a wedding at our Blue Heron Center on 9/27/2014. We would like to address your concerns but need to know your correct wedding date. If you would please let us know the date of your event we would greatly appreciate your response.

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