American Visionary Art Museum 800 Key Highway • Baltimore • MD 21230


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • Art aficionados and novices alike will find countless things to admire at this whimsical, wonderful museum, nestled in desirable Federal Hill. You’ll have lots of outdoor photo possibilities, too, as the buildings are directly across from the Inner Harbor, and just a block from Federal Hill Park.
  • With a colorful hot air balloon suspended from the soaring ceiling and emblazoned with the word “LOVE”, the Jim Rouse Visionary Center is a favorite spot for wedding celebrations. Equally inspiring: the Sculpture Barn and Garden, an indoor/outdoor space with wildflower gardens and dazzling, larger-than-life installations.
  • More intimate, but no less impressive is the Museum Café. Following your vows on the museum’s spiral marble staircase, you’ll ascend to this ultra-stylish rooftop escape, featuring cool, contemporary design and an open-air terrace overlooking the grounds.


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Elopement Packages start at $500!

  • 1-hour ceremony in the Wildflower Garden, spiral staircase, or museum cafe terrace
  • 1-hour prior for setup/décor/photos
  • 30 minutes after for teardown & departure

Bookings are only accepted 30–60 days in advance; max of 25 guests.

Intimate Weddings at the Museum Café range from $1,700–2,500! These include:

  • 4 hours for your ceremony & reception in the museum café & terrace
  • Access to 3rd-floor art gallery currently featuring "The Science & Mystery of Sleep"

Catering is provided exclusively by your choice of caterer from the preferred list. Only available Only available Wed–Sun after 5pm. The max guest count is up to 50 seated guests or 80 cocktail-style.

PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $1,700–10,000/event
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Day of week
    • Space reserved
  • The rental fee includes:

    • 5-hour event, plus 3 hours for setup and 1 hours teardown
    • Exclusive use of the spaces booked
    • Tables and chairs
    • Security
    • Access to designated exhibits
    • And more!

    Event spaces include the Museum Café, Sculpture Barn & Garden, and Jim Rouse Visionary Center; they may be booked separately or in combination.


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 250 250
Cocktails, etc. Standing 400 130
Reception Seated 400 130
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 32.

Museum Café: This site accommodates 50 seated guests and 110 standing.
Sculpture Barn & Wildflower Garden:
This site can hold up to 130 guests, indoor or outdoors.
Jim Rouse Visionary Center:
This facility can hold 250–400 seated or standing.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Elopement Packages
  • Small Wedding
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly

Essential Info




Preferred list


BYO with corkage fee

A bartender must be provided by your caterer. Your caterer can also supply the alcohol. A corkage fee may apply when BYO.

Amplified Music

Some restrictions

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Year-round, daily, 10am–11pm.

Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

  • Garden
  • Museum
  • Unique
  • Loft / Warehouse / Industrial
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace
  • Art Gallery
  • Barn
  • Historic / Landmark Building

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Cityscape
  • Forest / Woods
  • Garden
  • Landscaped Grounds
  • Ocean / Bay
  • Park


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