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Annapolis Waterfront Wedding Venues

Annapolis and the Eastern Shore is perfect for brides looking to have a waterfront, tented wedding! There are several wedding venues around Annapolis with the perfect landscaping and location to host these weddings.

Brittland Manor is a gorgeous expansive property situated along the Chester River and is 1 hour east of Annapolis. Its rental of around $16,000 is for the whole weekend, and their Manor House can sleep 37 of your nearest and dearest. The weekend rental allows for you to hold your rehearsal dinner and welcome party, wedding, and send-off brunch all onsite. They have multiple beautiful ceremony locations, including waterfront and hillside, a pool for your cocktail hour, and brick patio where you will erect a sailcloth tent for dinner and dancing. The rental fee includes the accommodations and a restroom trailer. You can except to spend around $100,000 to host your wedding at Brittland Manor.

Amelia Johnson Photography

Amelia Johnson Photography

Kate Ann Photography

Located on the Whitehall Bay, this venue is 15 minutes east of Annapolis. It is a Historical Landmark in Maryland (in fact, the first to be named!) and was built in 1764. It has a gorgeous, expansive property for soaking in the water views. In 2020, the venue rental was $15,000 for the weekend. As this rental is just for the use of the property, all items must be rented and contracted for the weekend, such as the tent, restroom trailers, generator, fans, rentals, florals, valet parking, catering, you should budget at least $100,000 to host your wedding at Whitehall.

Love by Serena Photography

Kate Ann Photography

Perry Vaile Photography

The Inn at Perry Cabin is iconic (hello Wedding Crashers!). It is a stunning property in St Michaels, Maryland along the Miles River. Your wedding weekend will include purchasing a a partial or full buy-out of the property, so your family and friends can all stay onsite for the weekend celebrations. The charming town of St Michaels is right down the road for the rest of your guests. The Inn at Perry Cabin has several indoor spaces, but you are probably most interested in having a waterfront ceremony, cocktails on the lawn and reception under a sail cloth tent! The Inn at Perry Cabin will provide the catering and basic linens and China, but you will need to reserve separately your tent, generator, lighting etc. You could elect to have an outdoor ceremony and cocktail hour, and reception inside the ballroom to save on tenting fees.

Lisa Blume Photography

Redfield Photography

Kimberly Florence Photography

Chesapeake Bay Marina is a great more budget-friendly option than those listed above that still provides that waterfront, sail cloth tent experience. The venue offers a couple ceremony locations, including a backup weather plan inside the Boat Shed -- how nautical! The waterfront rental fee begins at $6,000 which includes the property rental, but you will need to reserve the tent, rentals, catering etc (bonus is that you do not need to rent restroom trailers). This venue also offers fun add-ons, such as renting a boat for an hour for pictures on the water!

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Christa Rae Photography

An Endless Pursuit Photography

London Town Gardens offers a beautiful waterfront ceremony space, and a white draped tent for the reception that can hold 150. Their beautiful landscaped lawn is perfect for cocktail hour, and dancing can either be outside or inside their pavilion space. They have a list of exclusive caterers for the wedding day. This venue books up quickly, due to its affordable rental fee of $5,500 for a Friday or Sunday wedding and $6,800 for a Saturday.

Joy Michelle Photography

Audra Wrisley Photography

Natalie Franke Photography

Herrington on the Bay is 40 minutes south of Annapolis. It features tropical landscaping, perfect for brides seeking an island destination wedding feeling. With a waterfront ceremony, guests will retreat to the spacious tent for dinner and dancing. This venue provides the catering and bar service in-house.

Feather & Fawn Photography

Autumn Kern Photography


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