American Visionary Art Museum

800 Key Highway, Baltimore, MD
Capacity: 775 people

About American Visionary Art Museum

Nestled at the base of historic Federal Hill, AVAM offers two unique reception spaces that can accommodate groups from 50 to 450. Ceremonies may take place in our beautiful Wildflower Garden, or in our stunning museum space among the exhibits. We have hosted wedding ceremonies and receptions, bridal showers and rehearsal dinners; corporate dinners, meetings and cocktail receptions; non-profit fundraisers and gala; holiday parties; and much more!

Package Pricing

Non-Profit Rates
Attendees: 490 max | $250 - $6,000 /event
Pricing for meetings only
JRVC 2nd Floor Conference Room
Attendees: 32 max | $350 - $700 /event
Pricing for meetings only
Sculpture Barn & Wildflower Sculpture Garden
Attendees: 250 max | $2,000 - $4,000 /event
Pricing for all event types
JRVC Banquet Room
Attendees: 490 max | $4,500 - $7,000 /event
Pricing for all event types

Event Spaces

JRVC 2nd Floor Conference Room
JRVC Banquet Room
Sculpture Barn & Wildflower Sculpture Garden

Recommendations

Where to Have a Fantastically Creative and Fun Wedding - An Eventective User from Washington, DC

The American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM) in Baltimore, Maryland is a truly fun and unique venue for a wedding. AVAM is one of the premier museums in Baltimore, and showcases art for dispossessed artists—works that would never see in a mainstream museum, but are nonetheless beautiful, fascinating, and often hilarious. My wife and I were married in AVAM's Herb Garden right outside the Sculpture Barn where we held the reception. The Herb Garden has a very cool wooden structure that made a great backdrop for the ceremony itself as well as well for wedding photos with all the family and friends in attendance. The sculpture barn was very spacious and easily accommodated our 100 guests with plenty of room for the band and dancing. Presiding over the whole event were AVAM's Kinetic Sculptures; for example, a gigantic pink poodle named Fifi. As AVAM is in Baltimore's Inner Harbor, there were plenty of places for guests to stay, parking, and things for out-of-town guests to do before and the day after the wedding. The staff at AVAM were extremely easy to work with and accommodating. The cost was significantly less than any other private venue we found of similar size in Baltimore city or Washington, DC. We chose to have the reception catered separately, through a great Baltimore catering company called Sasha's Catering. The staff at Sasha worked directly with AVAM staff to assure the chairs and tables were properly setup. The AVAM staff let our guests stay well past the time the reception was supposed to be over, and didn't express any concern over the noise or general rowdiness that ensued. All told, the AVAM helped us have a great experience and to this day our friends tell us that it was the most interesting and fun wedding they ever attended.

Neighborhood
Venue Types
Features
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 775
  • Total Meeting Room Space (Square Feet): 35,000