William Paca House and Garden 186 Prince George Street • Annapolis • MD 21401


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • This historic estate was once home to William Paca, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. Painstakingly restored and lovingly preserved, the stately home and two-acre 18th-Century English garden are a photographer’s dream.
  • Ceremonies may take place in front of the picturesque summer house, the charming Chippendale-style bridge, or beside the tranquil pond. Follow with cocktails and games on the lawn, and a reception on the romantic terrace.
  • Weddings held here help support Historic Annapolis, the nonprofit organization tasked with acting as caretakers and stewards of this and other essential properties in and around the area.


Video by Abigail Coale.

Video by Fordham Films.

PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $1,000–6,500/event
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Day of week
    • Space reserved
    • Type of event
  • Rental fees include:

    • 4–5 hours of event time, plus 2 hours for setup and 1 hour for cleanup
    • Venue coordination
    • Two tented terraces
    • 10 ceremony chairs and reception tables & chairs for 100
    • Catering kitchen and space for prep/staging
    • Guest entrance through the Museum

    Full facility rentals range $2,000–6,500 and include exclusive use of the Paca Garden and a 5-hour event time.

    Partial facility rentals range $1,000–5,000 and include non-exclusive use of the Paca Garden and a 4-hour event time (limited availability on Saturdays).

    Ceremony-only rentals range $600–2,500, depending on whether the garden will be closed or open to the public.

Ceremony Fee
  • –/event
  • Ceremony fee varies depending on:
    • Day of week
    • Time of day
    • Space reserved


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 120 120
Cocktails, etc. Standing 150 150
Reception Seated 120 120
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 35.

Venue Details

Site Uses

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

Essential Info


$ • $$


Preferred list

There is a $1,000 fee to choose your own caterer.



Amplified Music

Some restrictions

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Year-round, weekends.

Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

  • Historic / Landmark Building
  • Mansion
  • Museum
  • Non-Profit
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace
  • Garden

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Forest / Woods
  • Fountain / Water Feature
  • Garden
  • Lagoon / Pond
  • Landscaped Grounds


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