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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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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
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:
Recently Married
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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Melanie
Wedding:
8/16/2014
3.0/5.0
The set up and break down time we're included in the 8 hours of rental. I was very frustrated that the venue would not allow us to set up the night before (that added to my stress) beautiful location but I don't see any harm in setting up atleast 6 hours prior to your event
The set up and break down time we're included in the 8 hours of rental. I was very frustrated that the venue would not Read more...
The set up and break down time we're included in the 8 hours of rental. I was very frustrated that the venue would not allow us to set up the night before (that added to my stress) beautiful location but I don't see any harm in setting up atleast 6 hours prior to your event Read less
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elisha
Wedding:
5/24/2014
1.0/5.0
If you're looking for a wedding location that will work with you to exceed your expectations of the day that you may have dreamt about since a little girl....Find a different location!!! The staff goes above and beyond to make wedding planning a nightmare. Don't get me wrong the scenery is lovely but the poor customer service is not worth the hassle. I escalated to the Manager about questions I had about the insurance requirements and I understand that as a business there are certain policy requirements that there may be no way around. Instead of advising of options, or providing empathy the manager basically tried to scare me out of cancelling the event with them by telling me I wouldn't receive my $500.00 security deposit back. Really??? Unexceptional, sure I could pick a caterer from the list of Bbq places but it's the principal that matters. You can't talk to your customers as if they don't matter at the end of the day the customer is the reason why you have a job!!!
If you're looking for a wedding location that will work with you to exceed your expectations of the day that you may have Read more...
If you're looking for a wedding location that will work with you to exceed your expectations of the day that you may have dreamt about since a little girl....Find a different location!!! The staff goes above and beyond to make wedding planning a nightmare. Don't get me wrong the scenery is lovely but the poor customer service is not worth the hassle. I escalated to the Manager about questions I had about the insurance requirements and I understand that as a business there are certain policy requirements that there may be no way around. Instead of advising of options, or providing empathy the manager basically tried to scare me out of cancelling the event with them by telling me I wouldn't receive my $500.00 security deposit back. Really??? Unexceptional, sure I could pick a caterer from the list of Bbq places but it's the principal that matters. You can't talk to your customers as if they don't matter at the end of the day the customer is the reason why you have a job!!! Read less
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Lauren and David
Wedding:
4/26/2014
4.4/5.0
Quiet Waters Park was the perfect location for our wedding reception! Unlike other reviews, we had absolutely no problem with anyone at the park! They were very accommodating and friendly throughout the entire process.
If you want a location with many great photo opportunities, look no further! The Severn Overlook is perfect for water views and the trails are perfect for rustic/woodsy pictures. There is also a beautiful bridge over a pond that we were able to get so many great pictures. The garden that is attached to the Blue Heron Center is taken care of wonderfully and was the perfect setting for our reception. We were able to prop the doors open and everyone was able to enjoy the garden as well as the room inside.
I'm so glad that I chose Quiet Waters Park for my wedding!!
Quiet Waters Park was the perfect location for our wedding reception! Unlike other reviews, we had absolutely no problem Read more...
Quiet Waters Park was the perfect location for our wedding reception! Unlike other reviews, we had absolutely no problem with anyone at the park! They were very accommodating and friendly throughout the entire process.
If you want a location with many great photo opportunities, look no further! The Severn Overlook is perfect for water views and the trails are perfect for rustic/woodsy pictures. There is also a beautiful bridge over a pond that we were able to get so many great pictures. The garden that is attached to the Blue Heron Center is taken care of wonderfully and was the perfect setting for our reception. We were able to prop the doors open and everyone was able to enjoy the garden as well as the room inside.
I'm so glad that I chose Quiet Waters Park for my wedding!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.4/5.0
As soon as I saw Quiet Waters Park and the Blue Heron Center, I was sure that was where I wanted to have my wedding reception. Even in the winter time the garden was gorgeous and beautifully kept. The facility was clean and has an open-air feel, with the many large windows and doors in the main room. Chanell, in the main office, was always very pleasant, even when she had to tell me my caterer was not accepted. As a bride who has plenty of details to stress about, a little compassion goes a long way. My main advice would be to make sure you are aware of and have thought through the rules and regulations they have to have because they are a park. I would recommend this venue for a wedding reception.
As soon as I saw Quiet Waters Park and the Blue Heron Center, I was sure that was where I wanted to have my wedding Read more...
As soon as I saw Quiet Waters Park and the Blue Heron Center, I was sure that was where I wanted to have my wedding reception. Even in the winter time the garden was gorgeous and beautifully kept. The facility was clean and has an open-air feel, with the many large windows and doors in the main room. Chanell, in the main office, was always very pleasant, even when she had to tell me my caterer was not accepted. As a bride who has plenty of details to stress about, a little compassion goes a long way. My main advice would be to make sure you are aware of and have thought through the rules and regulations they have to have because they are a park. I would recommend this venue for a wedding reception. Read less
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