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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

When was your venue built?
1990
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Park / Zoo / Natural Space
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Vintage, Waterfront
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
150
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
4
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
850
Beverage Service
Outside vendors welcome
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Event Coordination
Outside vendors welcome
Event Rentals
Outside vendors welcome
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Outside vendors welcome
Seating
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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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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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:
Recently Married
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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jolene
Wedding:
11/3/2013
3.6/5.0
So... I have very mixed feelings. Overall, I LOVED having our ceremony and reception at Quiet Waters. You can't beat the price, it was beautiful in the gardens of the BLue Heron Center, and the size was perfect for us! That said, the staff can be very abrasive or downright snooty. We were supposed to get our deposit back 6-8 weeks after the event. It is now 13 weeks out and they keep making excuses. We did most of the set up, etc ourselves and also found them to be VERY picky about not putting any tape, etc up on the walls. Also, be aware that you must choose from their list of local caterers.
So... I have very mixed feelings. Overall, I LOVED having our ceremony and reception at Quiet Waters. You can't beat the Read more...
So... I have very mixed feelings. Overall, I LOVED having our ceremony and reception at Quiet Waters. You can't beat the price, it was beautiful in the gardens of the BLue Heron Center, and the size was perfect for us! That said, the staff can be very abrasive or downright snooty. We were supposed to get our deposit back 6-8 weeks after the event. It is now 13 weeks out and they keep making excuses. We did most of the set up, etc ourselves and also found them to be VERY picky about not putting any tape, etc up on the walls. Also, be aware that you must choose from their list of local caterers. Read less
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Quiet Waters Park responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your review. We do apologize that the damage deposit took longer than expected. It is a very long process due to the government procurement procedures. Please feel free to call us for more information or to discuss any concerns. Best, Quiet Waters Park Staff.
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Jessisca
Wedding:
10/12/2013
2.2/5.0
The wedding ceremony was held outdoors by the fountain and was beautiful, that I appreciate. However the rest of the experience of working with the quiet waters staff was a pain and it really seemed like they went out of their way to make it as difficult as possible. My advice, they have an approved caterer list, of mostly bbq type places, If you want to have your wedding here, pick your catering from that list first and make sure they have a menu to your liking, Because they will not under any circumstances let anyone else cater it.
The wedding ceremony was held outdoors by the fountain and was beautiful, that I appreciate. However the rest of the Read more...
The wedding ceremony was held outdoors by the fountain and was beautiful, that I appreciate. However the rest of the experience of working with the quiet waters staff was a pain and it really seemed like they went out of their way to make it as difficult as possible. My advice, they have an approved caterer list, of mostly bbq type places, If you want to have your wedding here, pick your catering from that list first and make sure they have a menu to your liking, Because they will not under any circumstances let anyone else cater it. Read less
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Quiet Waters Park responded with the following comments:

Any caterer who is not on our Approved Caterers List would need to be approved 120 days prior to an event before they could cater here at Quiet Waters Park. All caterers must meet the requirements set by Anne Arundel County Law Office.

They would need to (1) fill out an application, (2) submit their Food Service Facility License issued by the Department of Health, and (3) have their Insurance Agent provide a Certificate of Insurance showing certain minimum insurance requirements. We would also need to receive the above no later than 120 days before your event date.

If they are unable to meet our requirements, you would need to select one of our Approved Caterers.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us. 410.222.1777.
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Amy
Wedding:
9/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Absolutely LOVED having my small wedding at the Lighthizer gazebo in Quiet Waters Park. It was very easy, affordable and the atmosphere was natural yet breathtaking. It was the PERFECT location for my now husband and I to get married! I would pick it again in a heartbeat!
Absolutely LOVED having my small wedding at the Lighthizer gazebo in Quiet Waters Park. It was very easy, affordable and Read more...
Absolutely LOVED having my small wedding at the Lighthizer gazebo in Quiet Waters Park. It was very easy, affordable and the atmosphere was natural yet breathtaking. It was the PERFECT location for my now husband and I to get married! I would pick it again in a heartbeat! Read less
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Shannon
Wedding:
9/1/2012
2.7/5.0
The park is beautiful and the Blue Heron Center was a great location. The garden out back was the perfect setting. We had 150 people at our wedding, which is about capacity, but everything still worked out beautifully. This is NOT the venue to use if you're looking to have someone help you out along the way or if you think your wedding is "special". It's not - at least not to the staff of Quiet Waters Park. QWP is, first and foremost, a park. They will take your money but they want pretty much nothing to do with you. Just b/c it's a wedding doesn't mean they are willing to do anything other than what is specifically listed in the contract. Even if you pretty-please-with-sugar-on-top.
That being said, it's not a BAD place to have a wedding. It's a beautiful place. Just make sure you have an on-the-ball caterer (we did) and preferably a wedding coordinator (we didn't). Also, READ the contract. They will try to switch things up on you as their policies change (which they do frequently), so make sure you know what you signed up for and stick to it!
The park is beautiful and the Blue Heron Center was a great location. The garden out back was the perfect setting. We had Read more...
The park is beautiful and the Blue Heron Center was a great location. The garden out back was the perfect setting. We had 150 people at our wedding, which is about capacity, but everything still worked out beautifully. This is NOT the venue to use if you're looking to have someone help you out along the way or if you think your wedding is "special". It's not - at least not to the staff of Quiet Waters Park. QWP is, first and foremost, a park. They will take your money but they want pretty much nothing to do with you. Just b/c it's a wedding doesn't mean they are willing to do anything other than what is specifically listed in the contract. Even if you pretty-please-with-sugar-on-top.
That being said, it's not a BAD place to have a wedding. It's a beautiful place. Just make sure you have an on-the-ball caterer (we did) and preferably a wedding coordinator (we didn't). Also, READ the contract. They will try to switch things up on you as their policies change (which they do frequently), so make sure you know what you signed up for and stick to it! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
6/24/2012
3.0/5.0
After reading a few reviews on here, I pretty much knew what to expect from Quiet Waters. I LOVED the location and they were very reasonably priced which is why we chose the park. You do need to be on top of them about certain things, they are more responsive to phone calls than emails. I was a little upset that we were promised transportation for our guests who could not walk to the ceremony location when we signed, and were then told that it was not a guarantee. The day of the wedding, transportation was available which was great, but this was something I was really worried about for our older guests. Overall, the park is a beautiful setting and you'll get great pictures. I was decently satisfied with them, but you do need to be prepared to take care of things yourself.
After reading a few reviews on here, I pretty much knew what to expect from Quiet Waters. I LOVED the location and they Read more...
After reading a few reviews on here, I pretty much knew what to expect from Quiet Waters. I LOVED the location and they were very reasonably priced which is why we chose the park. You do need to be on top of them about certain things, they are more responsive to phone calls than emails. I was a little upset that we were promised transportation for our guests who could not walk to the ceremony location when we signed, and were then told that it was not a guarantee. The day of the wedding, transportation was available which was great, but this was something I was really worried about for our older guests. Overall, the park is a beautiful setting and you'll get great pictures. I was decently satisfied with them, but you do need to be prepared to take care of things yourself. Read less
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