Sandy Spring Museum

17901 Bentley Rd, Sandy Spring, MD
Capacity: 200 people

About Sandy Spring Museum

In the heart of the idyllic Sandy Spring community, Sandy Spring Museum offers a rustic, rural setting full of charm and elegance. Beautifully situated on seven quiet acres with breathtaking architecture and landscaping, this award-winning venue is ideal for celebrating unforgettable moments. The museum provides the perfect backdrop for wedding ceremonies or receptions, bar or bat mitzvahs, anniversary parties, birthday parties, baby showers, bridal showers, book signings, artist talks, fundraisers, galas, dances, workshops, and more! The museum offers ample parking and is handicap accessible.

Event Spaces

Dr. Bird Room
Dr. Bird Room
Museum Exhibit Hall
Museum Exhibit Hall
Farquhar Gallery
Farquhar Gallery


A perfect place for a special ocassion - An Eventective User from Sandy, Spring MD

Welcome to Sandy Spring, Maryland. This is where I grew up. Sandy Spring was originally founded by the Quakers. The first arrived back in the 1700's. By the 1800's Sandy Spring, MD was a bustling town for farming and trade. It is also an ideal place for your special event. I had the privilege to get married in Sandy Spring Museum. This museum is the perfect place for an event. It has a outside center court in the middle of the museum in which ceremonies can take place or have an outside event if the weather permits. We used the long hallway to set up tables (which they provide) to put our banquet food out. We got married in the large vaulted ceiling room, which is perfect to entertain up to about 80 guests. They can provide round tables for your event included in the rental cost of the museum. The really fascinating part is the museum room itself, in which guests can tour the local history of Sandy Spring, Maryland. They also have a lovely small gift shop which has items of local interest including artwork and jewelry. Another convenient aspect is that they have a kitchen available for use while renting. Key note: Though they are not found of alcohol, though wine can be permitted with permission in advance. They also have plenty of side parking in their own driveway. The front of the museum is beautifully landscaped which allows for a great outdoor ceremony during nicer weather. The staff is excellent, accommodating and I would return in a heartbeat.

Venue Types
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Outdoor Function Area
  • Outside Catering Allowed
  • Valet Parking
  • Wireless Internet/Wi-Fi
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 200
  • Special Features: The Museum houses pieces of the community's history as well as hosting arts exhibits and cultural programming. The Dr. Bird room is a rounded window-lined banquet hall, the Farquhar gallery is rich and artsy, and the garden courtyard is picture perfect.