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Rusty Scupper Restaurant

Baltimore , MD
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402 Key Highway
Baltimore, MD US 21230 (map)
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When was your venue built?
1982
When was your venue last renovated?
2007
Describe your venue:
Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
City, Nautical, Waterfront
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
600
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
5
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?
1500
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
90
Event Coordination
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

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Barbara
Wedding:
5/25/2014
5.0/5.0
Rusty Scupper's couldn't have been the more perfect venue. Sure, people will cringe a little when they ask you where your wedding will be and you reply "Rusty Scuppers... I know it's not the classiest name but I swear it's a lot better than it sounds." We worked with Kim and e-mailed her a dozen times every day in the weeks leading up to the wedding and she was nothing but nice and extremely responsive and put all our nerves at ease (we were planning from 2 states away).

The restaurant has the most breathtaking view of the inner harbor and the weather couldn't have been more perfect. The staff was amazing and there wasn't a single complaint (that I heard of) from any of our guests. We had rented out the top floor and were able to fit about 150 people inside and on the patio. I was worried people would be "offended" being sat outside but if anything, people were wondering why they WEREN'T sat outside. I'd say 150 was slightly packed for that top area but everyone loved it. There wasn't a single bad seat in the house, the food was amazing (so I was told) and everyone really enjoyed hanging out and talking on the patio, enjoying the views.

I didn't want a stuffy wedding where everyone would be stuck in their seats only talking to the few people sitting next to them. Rusty's was perfect because that patio area really encouraged people to walk around and mingle. By the end of the night, everyone had gotten to know each other.

NOTE: Rusty's has no affiliation with the parking garage. The garage's absurd rates were the only complaints we heard about the night so if it's within your budget or if guests are interested, I'd recommend buying prepaid parking passes. Most everyone got charged $18-$20 on their way out and it's $12 if you buy them prepaid. I think you need to buy them 48-72 hours in advance.
Rusty Scupper's couldn't have been the more perfect venue. Sure, people will cringe a little when they ask you where your Read more...
Rusty Scupper's couldn't have been the more perfect venue. Sure, people will cringe a little when they ask you where your wedding will be and you reply "Rusty Scuppers... I know it's not the classiest name but I swear it's a lot better than it sounds." We worked with Kim and e-mailed her a dozen times every day in the weeks leading up to the wedding and she was nothing but nice and extremely responsive and put all our nerves at ease (we were planning from 2 states away).

The restaurant has the most breathtaking view of the inner harbor and the weather couldn't have been more perfect. The staff was amazing and there wasn't a single complaint (that I heard of) from any of our guests. We had rented out the top floor and were able to fit about 150 people inside and on the patio. I was worried people would be "offended" being sat outside but if anything, people were wondering why they WEREN'T sat outside. I'd say 150 was slightly packed for that top area but everyone loved it. There wasn't a single bad seat in the house, the food was amazing (so I was told) and everyone really enjoyed hanging out and talking on the patio, enjoying the views.

I didn't want a stuffy wedding where everyone would be stuck in their seats only talking to the few people sitting next to them. Rusty's was perfect because that patio area really encouraged people to walk around and mingle. By the end of the night, everyone had gotten to know each other.

NOTE: Rusty's has no affiliation with the parking garage. The garage's absurd rates were the only complaints we heard about the night so if it's within your budget or if guests are interested, I'd recommend buying prepaid parking passes. Most everyone got charged $18-$20 on their way out and it's $12 if you buy them prepaid. I think you need to buy them 48-72 hours in advance. Read less
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Darla
Wedding:
8/15/2013
5.0/5.0
We had a small wedding and were lucky enough to get the top floor of the restaurant with the wrap around deck. It was SO great! It was just enough space for our wedding, we had about 50 guests and had all the tables inside and dancing outside and it was fabulous. The staff were so helpful with everything...they even set me up with a little fruit and cheese tray while I was hiding out waiting for the ceremony to start because I didn't realize I didn't eat all day (for my 6pm wedding) until I was pacing around waiting to start. Emily and Kim went out of their way to make sure that we had a good day and were just so sweet. I loved working with them and they even put up with my crazy amount of emails without ever complaining. They were lovely and the restaurant was great. Great food, great people, great atmosphere and view...couldn't ask for more for our wedding day.
We had a small wedding and were lucky enough to get the top floor of the restaurant with the wrap around deck. It was SO Read more...
We had a small wedding and were lucky enough to get the top floor of the restaurant with the wrap around deck. It was SO great! It was just enough space for our wedding, we had about 50 guests and had all the tables inside and dancing outside and it was fabulous. The staff were so helpful with everything...they even set me up with a little fruit and cheese tray while I was hiding out waiting for the ceremony to start because I didn't realize I didn't eat all day (for my 6pm wedding) until I was pacing around waiting to start. Emily and Kim went out of their way to make sure that we had a good day and were just so sweet. I loved working with them and they even put up with my crazy amount of emails without ever complaining. They were lovely and the restaurant was great. Great food, great people, great atmosphere and view...couldn't ask for more for our wedding day. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
7/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Looking a the perfect quintessential Baltimore wedding venue? Rusty Scupper is it! We were married on the deck and enjoyed the remainder of the evening with a panoramic view of the harbor and Federal Hill. Both Kim and Emily were quick to respond to all of our calls and emails. They worked with us to create a magical night, including escorting our 20-piece big band up the back stairs as to not interrupt our dinner. All of our guests raved about the food, even our gluten-free guests who were given special attention by the servers. I never had to approach the bar because servers were asking me if I needed a drink just as I finished the one in my hand. The Rusty Scupper provided exactly what we wanted... a beautiful venue for our wedding and a staff that would ensure that we didn't need to do anything on the night of the wedding but enjoy each other and our guests. I look forward to celebrating many anniversary dinners at the Rusty Scupper!
Looking a the perfect quintessential Baltimore wedding venue? Rusty Scupper is it! We were married on the deck and enjoyed Read more...
Looking a the perfect quintessential Baltimore wedding venue? Rusty Scupper is it! We were married on the deck and enjoyed the remainder of the evening with a panoramic view of the harbor and Federal Hill. Both Kim and Emily were quick to respond to all of our calls and emails. They worked with us to create a magical night, including escorting our 20-piece big band up the back stairs as to not interrupt our dinner. All of our guests raved about the food, even our gluten-free guests who were given special attention by the servers. I never had to approach the bar because servers were asking me if I needed a drink just as I finished the one in my hand. The Rusty Scupper provided exactly what we wanted... a beautiful venue for our wedding and a staff that would ensure that we didn't need to do anything on the night of the wedding but enjoy each other and our guests. I look forward to celebrating many anniversary dinners at the Rusty Scupper! Read less
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Kevin
Wedding:
5/4/2013
5.0/5.0
Simply the best view of the Baltimore Inner Harbor. The food was unbelievable. We had people going back for second and third helpings.

We started out with Kristen and Alyssa as our contact/ Event Coordinators. Some time this year or last, it switched to Emily Smith. We were not made aware of the change immediately... However, I have to say she did an amazing job. She helped us down to every detail, suggested heaters the week of the wedding after noticing the cool nights. She made suggestions we hadn't thought of for our reception and pictures. She provided their shuttle service to allow us to take wedding photos from the top of Federal Hill, giving us the entire Baltimore skyline as a backdrop. She was truly a delight. A few people who needed her assistance during the wedding said they were able to get her and get whatever it was taken care of in such a short time. No one had any complaints, everyone who had encountered her said she was great and only had compliments. We are so very happy with her service, I have to say we will always think of the Rusty Scupper when we need a venue in the future and will enjoy going back for dinner and seeing her there. We honestly couldn't be any happier with the service she provided and really wanted to Thank everyone who was part of our event for the amazing service.
Simply the best view of the Baltimore Inner Harbor. The food was unbelievable. We had people going back for second and Read more...
Simply the best view of the Baltimore Inner Harbor. The food was unbelievable. We had people going back for second and third helpings.

We started out with Kristen and Alyssa as our contact/ Event Coordinators. Some time this year or last, it switched to Emily Smith. We were not made aware of the change immediately... However, I have to say she did an amazing job. She helped us down to every detail, suggested heaters the week of the wedding after noticing the cool nights. She made suggestions we hadn't thought of for our reception and pictures. She provided their shuttle service to allow us to take wedding photos from the top of Federal Hill, giving us the entire Baltimore skyline as a backdrop. She was truly a delight. A few people who needed her assistance during the wedding said they were able to get her and get whatever it was taken care of in such a short time. No one had any complaints, everyone who had encountered her said she was great and only had compliments. We are so very happy with her service, I have to say we will always think of the Rusty Scupper when we need a venue in the future and will enjoy going back for dinner and seeing her there. We honestly couldn't be any happier with the service she provided and really wanted to Thank everyone who was part of our event for the amazing service. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.7/5.0
Awesome. I can't say enough. THe place was beautiful. The views are spectacular. The food is tasty tasty. The staff is the best. We eat at Rusty Scupper a lot so having our reception there was a no brainer. The entire experience was wonderful. The sales manager was wonderful to work with. I can't say enough. It is the best place in Baltimore City to have a reception/party.
Awesome. I can't say enough. THe place was beautiful. The views are spectacular. The food is tasty tasty. The staff is the Read more...
Awesome. I can't say enough. THe place was beautiful. The views are spectacular. The food is tasty tasty. The staff is the best. We eat at Rusty Scupper a lot so having our reception there was a no brainer. The entire experience was wonderful. The sales manager was wonderful to work with. I can't say enough. It is the best place in Baltimore City to have a reception/party. Read less
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carolyn
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
The Rusty Scupper has a perfect waterfront view for an outside Sept ceremony. We had full access to the third level ,both inside and the outside deck area. The service was professional and friendly. They took care of everyone and everything without getting in the way.The dinner variety and quality of food was remarkable. Our guest are still thanking us for a beautiful and fun wedding. We made a perfect choice for a perfect wedding. Thanks to Alyssa at The Rusty Scupper at Baltimores Inner Harbor !
The Rusty Scupper has a perfect waterfront view for an outside Sept ceremony. We had full access to the third level ,both Read more...
The Rusty Scupper has a perfect waterfront view for an outside Sept ceremony. We had full access to the third level ,both inside and the outside deck area. The service was professional and friendly. They took care of everyone and everything without getting in the way.The dinner variety and quality of food was remarkable. Our guest are still thanking us for a beautiful and fun wedding. We made a perfect choice for a perfect wedding. Thanks to Alyssa at The Rusty Scupper at Baltimores Inner Harbor ! Read less
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Michael
Wedding:
9/8/2012
4.9/5.0
The view of the harbor from the venue was great. The restaurant's wedding manager was extremely flexible and friendly. The food was great too.
The view of the harbor from the venue was great. The restaurant's wedding manager was extremely flexible and friendly. The Read more...
The view of the harbor from the venue was great. The restaurant's wedding manager was extremely flexible and friendly. The food was great too. Read less
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Brittany
Wedding:
5/31/2012
5.0/5.0
I used the Rusty Scupper for my ceremony and reception, and I could not have been more happy! They have a top floor that they use for events and it was absolutely BEAUTIFUL. We were married out on the deck overlooking the harbor and it gave us some of the most amazing wedding pictures. Then we took it inside for the reception and had some of the most delicious food! The staff were all welcoming and involved. Everything from start to finish was exactly as I envisioned it and the price was so reasonable!
I used the Rusty Scupper for my ceremony and reception, and I could not have been more happy! They have a top floor that Read more...
I used the Rusty Scupper for my ceremony and reception, and I could not have been more happy! They have a top floor that they use for events and it was absolutely BEAUTIFUL. We were married out on the deck overlooking the harbor and it gave us some of the most amazing wedding pictures. Then we took it inside for the reception and had some of the most delicious food! The staff were all welcoming and involved. Everything from start to finish was exactly as I envisioned it and the price was so reasonable! Read less
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Maria
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
My fiance and I are from the Philadelphia area. We came down to the Inner Harbor one year for my birthday (years before we were ever engaged) for the first time. We had dinner there and enjoyed the food and service so much that we came back the following morning for brunch in the Topside Lounge and fell in love with this restaurant. We started making a point to make the two hour drive down every couple of months just for their brunch. Two years later when we actually did get engaged, we immediately thought of the Rusty Scupper and ended up making it a mini destination wedding for our guests!

Let me say, it was well worth it! The food was outstanding, especially the crab cakes. Our guests are still sending us texts weeks later telling us how good the food was. It's definitely not your typical wedding food because it's being made fresh and served straight out of the kitchen. We have friends that are from the Philadelphia area that are aleady asking when we're going back.

The wait staff was super friendly and accomodating to every single guest. Excellent service, completely professional, and every one with a smile on their face the entire night.

The night, and entire day for that matter, was made completely hassle-free by the Rusty Scupper's event coordinator, Alyssa Hayes. She seems to stay calm, even when everything seems so hectic around her. Nothing is ever a problem. If something comes up unexpected, she always has a back-up plan. For instance, the weather report told us it was going to be sunny and 78 degrees for the entire 10 days leading up to the wedding. Then the night before, it decides to change its prediction to rain all day and freezing cold, which totally threw us for a loop. Alyssa told us not to worry about it, got a tent for us, had it set up and broken down, and just simply added it to our final bill. We didn't have to worry about any of the logistics of it. She also took care of us personally by getting us drinks, food, etc. She even dealt with my intoxicated, unruly mother during the night with patience and poise (sorry about that, Alyssa). She had the entire room set up beautifully when I got there, even though I actually gave her very little direction. Short of having a weather machine, there was not a single thing more that Alyssa could have done to accomodate us.

The Rusty Scupper is an amazing place to have your wedding, especially if you're like us, and don't want to have your wedding at a cliche wedding factory, with subpar food, and a view of cement walls. For seemingly half the cost, you can have delicious food, great service, and such a charming, romantic, and truly unique venue. Not to mention, you almost don't even need to spend money on centerpieces, because the floor-to-ceiling windows of the spectacular view of the Inner Harbor is really the theme in and of itself.

If the Rusty Scupper has the date open that you want, don't pass it up! We couldn't imagine having our wedding anywhere else! Thank you, Alyssa!
My fiance and I are from the Philadelphia area. We came down to the Inner Harbor one year for my birthday (years before we Read more...
My fiance and I are from the Philadelphia area. We came down to the Inner Harbor one year for my birthday (years before we were ever engaged) for the first time. We had dinner there and enjoyed the food and service so much that we came back the following morning for brunch in the Topside Lounge and fell in love with this restaurant. We started making a point to make the two hour drive down every couple of months just for their brunch. Two years later when we actually did get engaged, we immediately thought of the Rusty Scupper and ended up making it a mini destination wedding for our guests!

Let me say, it was well worth it! The food was outstanding, especially the crab cakes. Our guests are still sending us texts weeks later telling us how good the food was. It's definitely not your typical wedding food because it's being made fresh and served straight out of the kitchen. We have friends that are from the Philadelphia area that are aleady asking when we're going back.

The wait staff was super friendly and accomodating to every single guest. Excellent service, completely professional, and every one with a smile on their face the entire night.

The night, and entire day for that matter, was made completely hassle-free by the Rusty Scupper's event coordinator, Alyssa Hayes. She seems to stay calm, even when everything seems so hectic around her. Nothing is ever a problem. If something comes up unexpected, she always has a back-up plan. For instance, the weather report told us it was going to be sunny and 78 degrees for the entire 10 days leading up to the wedding. Then the night before, it decides to change its prediction to rain all day and freezing cold, which totally threw us for a loop. Alyssa told us not to worry about it, got a tent for us, had it set up and broken down, and just simply added it to our final bill. We didn't have to worry about any of the logistics of it. She also took care of us personally by getting us drinks, food, etc. She even dealt with my intoxicated, unruly mother during the night with patience and poise (sorry about that, Alyssa). She had the entire room set up beautifully when I got there, even though I actually gave her very little direction. Short of having a weather machine, there was not a single thing more that Alyssa could have done to accomodate us.

The Rusty Scupper is an amazing place to have your wedding, especially if you're like us, and don't want to have your wedding at a cliche wedding factory, with subpar food, and a view of cement walls. For seemingly half the cost, you can have delicious food, great service, and such a charming, romantic, and truly unique venue. Not to mention, you almost don't even need to spend money on centerpieces, because the floor-to-ceiling windows of the spectacular view of the Inner Harbor is really the theme in and of itself.

If the Rusty Scupper has the date open that you want, don't pass it up! We couldn't imagine having our wedding anywhere else! Thank you, Alyssa! Read less
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Lucie
Wedding:
9/24/2011
5.0/5.0
Our wedding reception at the Rusty Scupper was absolutely amazing. From the very beginning Alyssa was very easy to work with. We chose the Rusty Scupper because we were looking for a unique venue that felt like Baltimore and wasn't in a hotel or a boring catering hall. Nothing is more Baltimore than the gorgeous views of the entire inner harbor from the second floor deck! That day everything was fantastic and ran smoothly. The food was fantastic, we did the Level III buffet and we got several comments about how great the food was and that it wasn't your "typical boring wedding food". The staff was very responsive to not only myself and my husband but all of our guests. During the cocktail hour they were ready with trays of white and red wine to alleviate a line at the bar when guests first arrived, which I thought was a nice touch. I didn't hire a wedding coordinator for the day of, but here you don't need one. I delivered everything to Alyssa the day before (cake topper, guest book, table runners, candles, name cards, seating chart etc) with instructions as to how it should be set up and she took care of everything! She also took care of all my vendors when making their deliveries that day. We had 120 ppl, which was max capacity (we rented both the top side lounge and the mezzanine level). But no one felt cramped and the space flowed well. Dancing the night away out on the deck with the views of the city is something I will never forget. If you want a beautiful reception that doesn't feel like any other wedding you have ever been to choose the Rusty Scupper.
Our wedding reception at the Rusty Scupper was absolutely amazing. From the very beginning Alyssa was very easy to work Read more...
Our wedding reception at the Rusty Scupper was absolutely amazing. From the very beginning Alyssa was very easy to work with. We chose the Rusty Scupper because we were looking for a unique venue that felt like Baltimore and wasn't in a hotel or a boring catering hall. Nothing is more Baltimore than the gorgeous views of the entire inner harbor from the second floor deck! That day everything was fantastic and ran smoothly. The food was fantastic, we did the Level III buffet and we got several comments about how great the food was and that it wasn't your "typical boring wedding food". The staff was very responsive to not only myself and my husband but all of our guests. During the cocktail hour they were ready with trays of white and red wine to alleviate a line at the bar when guests first arrived, which I thought was a nice touch. I didn't hire a wedding coordinator for the day of, but here you don't need one. I delivered everything to Alyssa the day before (cake topper, guest book, table runners, candles, name cards, seating chart etc) with instructions as to how it should be set up and she took care of everything! She also took care of all my vendors when making their deliveries that day. We had 120 ppl, which was max capacity (we rented both the top side lounge and the mezzanine level). But no one felt cramped and the space flowed well. Dancing the night away out on the deck with the views of the city is something I will never forget. If you want a beautiful reception that doesn't feel like any other wedding you have ever been to choose the Rusty Scupper. Read less
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BoomerDT
Wedding:
9/24/2011
5.0/5.0
We used the Rusty Scupper as the rehearsal dinner location.

If you've never been - go visit! The place is beautiful inside. We did the crab buffet with BBQ sides and unlimited wine/ beer for the evening. They were great! Servers were helpful and friendly (not everyone knows how to split a maryland crab open - to include this guy, the groom!), they really met every need and did not rush us at all.

Top notch service and food. We never went there before our wedding. Now we drive up every so often just to eat there. We love the place.

If you're looking for a Sunday brunch option - it's worth the money. Check them out.
We used the Rusty Scupper as the rehearsal dinner location.

If you've never been - go visit! The place is Read more...
We used the Rusty Scupper as the rehearsal dinner location.

If you've never been - go visit! The place is beautiful inside. We did the crab buffet with BBQ sides and unlimited wine/ beer for the evening. They were great! Servers were helpful and friendly (not everyone knows how to split a maryland crab open - to include this guy, the groom!), they really met every need and did not rush us at all.

Top notch service and food. We never went there before our wedding. Now we drive up every so often just to eat there. We love the place.

If you're looking for a Sunday brunch option - it's worth the money. Check them out. Read less
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Joanna
Wedding:
9/9/2011
5.0/5.0
If you are looking for a great, stress free location for a wedding of 50 to 75 people, The Rusty Scupper is the place. Alyssa was a pleasure to work with and I cannot begin to describe the view, especially in the evening. It provided a super back drop and atmosphere for photos & guests. The Crab Cakes were delicious and the servers, very accomodating. I wasted a great amount of time looking for other, more expensive venues when the Scupper was the best choice all along. Check it out, you will not be dissapointed.
If you are looking for a great, stress free location for a wedding of 50 to 75 people, The Rusty Scupper is the place. Read more...
If you are looking for a great, stress free location for a wedding of 50 to 75 people, The Rusty Scupper is the place. Alyssa was a pleasure to work with and I cannot begin to describe the view, especially in the evening. It provided a super back drop and atmosphere for photos & guests. The Crab Cakes were delicious and the servers, very accomodating. I wasted a great amount of time looking for other, more expensive venues when the Scupper was the best choice all along. Check it out, you will not be dissapointed. Read less
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Jeanne
Wedding:
5/21/2011
5.0/5.0
I wasn't looking for the cookie cutter kind of wedding and I instantly realized through my meetings with other venues that for the size of my wedding, I am better off having my reception at a restaurant. We originally booked with another restaurant at the inner harbor which we picked for their amazing views and different kind of menu but a month before our wedding they decided to have a renovation (check out my other review on this) so we had to look for another venue at the last minute.

I was fortunate that in the midst of the preakness/graduation weekend, Alyssa Hayes was accomodating enough to give us the 3rd floor (plus the patio deck) for our reception. She was quick to respond to all my queries and in case she's on vacation, somebodyelse responded on her behalf. We got to meet with her in person a couple of times to discuss details which I had to plan for since the new venue entailed change of plans for everything. She and her team were flexible enough to meet our various needs specially when it comes to satisfying our vendor's requests. She was there on the day of our event making sure everything ran smoothly. Our plates and glasses were constantly filled and for the size of our wedding, there were more than enough servers to aid us in everything.

We were worried that our live Beatles tribute band would cause a disruption to the other clients and fortunately, they were entertained by it too. We were lucky the other clients were good sports. The food and wine was delish! We had enough seafood and crabcakes to go around. There was enough parking and prepaid parking was a great idea. The view from the 3rd floor was unparalleled! We fell in love the moment we stepped in and we first saw it on a dreary rainy day. The day of our wedding, the clear blue skies and the Baltimore skyline was the perfect backdrop for our first dance. We thank Alyssa and her team for making our reception the best it will ever get.
I wasn't looking for the cookie cutter kind of wedding and I instantly realized through my meetings with other venues that Read more...
I wasn't looking for the cookie cutter kind of wedding and I instantly realized through my meetings with other venues that for the size of my wedding, I am better off having my reception at a restaurant. We originally booked with another restaurant at the inner harbor which we picked for their amazing views and different kind of menu but a month before our wedding they decided to have a renovation (check out my other review on this) so we had to look for another venue at the last minute.

I was fortunate that in the midst of the preakness/graduation weekend, Alyssa Hayes was accomodating enough to give us the 3rd floor (plus the patio deck) for our reception. She was quick to respond to all my queries and in case she's on vacation, somebodyelse responded on her behalf. We got to meet with her in person a couple of times to discuss details which I had to plan for since the new venue entailed change of plans for everything. She and her team were flexible enough to meet our various needs specially when it comes to satisfying our vendor's requests. She was there on the day of our event making sure everything ran smoothly. Our plates and glasses were constantly filled and for the size of our wedding, there were more than enough servers to aid us in everything.

We were worried that our live Beatles tribute band would cause a disruption to the other clients and fortunately, they were entertained by it too. We were lucky the other clients were good sports. The food and wine was delish! We had enough seafood and crabcakes to go around. There was enough parking and prepaid parking was a great idea. The view from the 3rd floor was unparalleled! We fell in love the moment we stepped in and we first saw it on a dreary rainy day. The day of our wedding, the clear blue skies and the Baltimore skyline was the perfect backdrop for our first dance. We thank Alyssa and her team for making our reception the best it will ever get. Read less
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McFelix
Wedding:
5/7/2011
5.0/5.0
The Rusty Scupper absolutely blew away our expectations! We had our ceremony on the deck, seated dinner inside, and used the deck for dancing. It was absolutely perfect. The food was excellent but what really impressed us was the service. Every time I turned around, someone from the staff was refilling my drink. While I was having my dress bustled on the mezzanine during the cocktail hour, one of the servers came over to ask me what appetizers I wanted and she brought my over a plate for me. I assumed I was just getting special treatment because I was the bride, but later found out all my guests were treated that way.

We picked Rusty Scupper because we live minutes away and wanted a wedding that felt very Baltimore. The views from the deck are stunning. However I cannot say enough about how amazing the service was during the event! I must also complement the sales manager, Alyssa. She was extremely accomodating and very flexible during the whole planning process and also made sure everything was more than taken care of during the course of the evening. I highly recommend this venue!
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The Rusty Scupper absolutely blew away our expectations! We had our ceremony on the deck, seated dinner inside, and used the deck for dancing. It was absolutely perfect. The food was excellent but what really impressed us was the service. Every time I turned around, someone from the staff was refilling my drink. While I was having my dress bustled on the mezzanine during the cocktail hour, one of the servers came over to ask me what appetizers I wanted and she brought my over a plate for me. I assumed I was just getting special treatment because I was the bride, but later found out all my guests were treated that way.

We picked Rusty Scupper because we live minutes away and wanted a wedding that felt very Baltimore. The views from the deck are stunning. However I cannot say enough about how amazing the service was during the event! I must also complement the sales manager, Alyssa. She was extremely accomodating and very flexible during the whole planning process and also made sure everything was more than taken care of during the course of the evening. I highly recommend this venue! Read less
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Amber
Wedding:
9/5/2010
4.7/5.0
Best location in the Inner Harbor! If you truly want your guests to have a great view of Baltimore and would prefer the flexibility of an indoor/outdoor venue- Rusty Scupper is the place. The staff was very attentive to everyone needs. My guests commented on how great the food was-not your typical wedding food. I had a small reception (75 people) and having it at the Rusty Scupper allowed me to "wine and dine" my guests as they should be- and the price didn't even come close to normal venues. I was worried at first about the location and what people would think, but everyone said how much they loved it! It was a perfect location and day!
Best location in the Inner Harbor! If you truly want your guests to have a great view of Baltimore and would prefer the Read more...
Best location in the Inner Harbor! If you truly want your guests to have a great view of Baltimore and would prefer the flexibility of an indoor/outdoor venue- Rusty Scupper is the place. The staff was very attentive to everyone needs. My guests commented on how great the food was-not your typical wedding food. I had a small reception (75 people) and having it at the Rusty Scupper allowed me to "wine and dine" my guests as they should be- and the price didn't even come close to normal venues. I was worried at first about the location and what people would think, but everyone said how much they loved it! It was a perfect location and day! Read less
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Rebecca
Wedding:
7/25/2010
5.0/5.0
We had our rehearsal dinner at the Rusty Scupper, and we could not have been happier.
Originally, we had planned to have the dinner at McCormick & Schmick's, also in the Inner Harbor, but found their decor rather dark and dated, and the prices extremely high. Looking for another restaurant, people kept recommending the Rusty Scupper, which we thought sounded like a chain seafood restaurant, we did not think it would be the classy place it turned out to be!
The banquet manager, Laura, was great to work with. Not being in the area, she was very responsive to me via email, and my MIL spent a lot of time on the phone with her, setting up the dinner. We were given the "semi-private" room, which we were nervous would not be private enough, but it was perfect- we were never disturbed by other diners or noise, but still felt like we were part of the restaurant experience, not hidden in a room.
We only saw it in person the day before the dinner, and were very impressed. Laura met us, showed us around, even comped our drinks! We were also concerned about the very large crowd we were expecting (more than 60!), but they handled any guest count changes perfectly. The night of the dinner, everything went beautifully. I was amazed at how well the staff did, with no long pauses between courses, constant refilling of drinks, adapting to anything we needed- the staff there seems extremely organized and well-trained. Further, the food was great! I'm very picky about my crab cakes, being a native Marylander, and they were some of the best I've had.
I would highly recommend having a rehearsal dinner there. I know they also do weddings, and I'd expect that the quality of food and staff would be very high for weddings too. We look forward to dropping in for a delicious dinner again in the future.
We had our rehearsal dinner at the Rusty Scupper, and we could not have been happier.
Originally, we had planned to Read more...
We had our rehearsal dinner at the Rusty Scupper, and we could not have been happier.
Originally, we had planned to have the dinner at McCormick & Schmick's, also in the Inner Harbor, but found their decor rather dark and dated, and the prices extremely high. Looking for another restaurant, people kept recommending the Rusty Scupper, which we thought sounded like a chain seafood restaurant, we did not think it would be the classy place it turned out to be!
The banquet manager, Laura, was great to work with. Not being in the area, she was very responsive to me via email, and my MIL spent a lot of time on the phone with her, setting up the dinner. We were given the "semi-private" room, which we were nervous would not be private enough, but it was perfect- we were never disturbed by other diners or noise, but still felt like we were part of the restaurant experience, not hidden in a room.
We only saw it in person the day before the dinner, and were very impressed. Laura met us, showed us around, even comped our drinks! We were also concerned about the very large crowd we were expecting (more than 60!), but they handled any guest count changes perfectly. The night of the dinner, everything went beautifully. I was amazed at how well the staff did, with no long pauses between courses, constant refilling of drinks, adapting to anything we needed- the staff there seems extremely organized and well-trained. Further, the food was great! I'm very picky about my crab cakes, being a native Marylander, and they were some of the best I've had.
I would highly recommend having a rehearsal dinner there. I know they also do weddings, and I'd expect that the quality of food and staff would be very high for weddings too. We look forward to dropping in for a delicious dinner again in the future. Read less
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Scruffula
Wedding:
9/12/2009
5.0/5.0
The Rusty Scupper was absolutely perfect! All of my guests loved it - I did not hear one complaint and many guests said it was the best wedding they had ever been to. We had the ceremony on the deck and reception and dancing inside. The food was great, service was good, planning was easy, staff was fun to work with. We were treated very well during the entire process. I also thought it was quite affordable compared to other locations in the Baltimore Inner Harbor area.
The Rusty Scupper was absolutely perfect! All of my guests loved it - I did not hear one complaint and many guests said it Read more...
The Rusty Scupper was absolutely perfect! All of my guests loved it - I did not hear one complaint and many guests said it was the best wedding they had ever been to. We had the ceremony on the deck and reception and dancing inside. The food was great, service was good, planning was easy, staff was fun to work with. We were treated very well during the entire process. I also thought it was quite affordable compared to other locations in the Baltimore Inner Harbor area. Read less
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lauriebeth22
Wedding:
8/29/2009
5.0/5.0
The Scupper was perfect! The location is the best in the harbor. The service was over the top! Our wedding was held in the Topside lounge (the 3rd floor) with aprox 120 people and it felt like each guest had their own personal wait staff. The food was top notch (must have the crab cakes). The Scupper has a casual elegance that suited us perfectly. I highly reccomend this venue!!!
The Scupper was perfect! The location is the best in the harbor. The service was over the top! Our wedding was held in the Read more...
The Scupper was perfect! The location is the best in the harbor. The service was over the top! Our wedding was held in the Topside lounge (the 3rd floor) with aprox 120 people and it felt like each guest had their own personal wait staff. The food was top notch (must have the crab cakes). The Scupper has a casual elegance that suited us perfectly. I highly reccomend this venue!!! Read less
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zozozo
Wedding:
10/6/2007
3.4/5.0
great food and location but poor service
great food and location but poor service
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Rebecca
Wedding:
6/2/2007
5.0/5.0
First of all, the location has the best view of Baltimore, and it was stunning to see the sun set over the Inner Harbor. The value was amazing; all we had to pay for were the food and drinks, which ended up being about half the cost of event caterers (pricey food) or hotels (which also charge for the use of their space) in the area. The food is excellent, simple and fresh (especially the crabcakes!) The staff were very accommodating and available whenever I stopped by. The building is unique architecturally, and there are many windows which allow a panoramic view. The only problem we had was that we were promised the restaurant was going to be renovated, but the project was postponed. So, we had to look at worn carpets, floors, and mismatched chairs. However, I don't think this took much away from the evening. The restaurant doesn't host many large functions, so it's easy to book even during peak wedding season. They can accommodate up to about 100 people.
First of all, the location has the best view of Baltimore, and it was stunning to see the sun set over the Inner Harbor. Read more...
First of all, the location has the best view of Baltimore, and it was stunning to see the sun set over the Inner Harbor. The value was amazing; all we had to pay for were the food and drinks, which ended up being about half the cost of event caterers (pricey food) or hotels (which also charge for the use of their space) in the area. The food is excellent, simple and fresh (especially the crabcakes!) The staff were very accommodating and available whenever I stopped by. The building is unique architecturally, and there are many windows which allow a panoramic view. The only problem we had was that we were promised the restaurant was going to be renovated, but the project was postponed. So, we had to look at worn carpets, floors, and mismatched chairs. However, I don't think this took much away from the evening. The restaurant doesn't host many large functions, so it's easy to book even during peak wedding season. They can accommodate up to about 100 people. Read less
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Sheila
Wedding:
5/12/2007
4.7/5.0
Great view. Great location. great food. Would request the top floor lounge. Where we had our rehearsal dinner, it was impossible to hear anything.
Great view. Great location. great food. Would request the top floor lounge. Where we had our rehearsal dinner, it was Read more...
Great view. Great location. great food. Would request the top floor lounge. Where we had our rehearsal dinner, it was impossible to hear anything. Read less
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