If you’re looking for a Baltimore, MD wedding venue that’s different from your average hotel ballroom, look no further. 

The Baltimore Museum of Industry is totally unique, totally eclectic, and totally local. Inside an 1860s oyster cannery, this incredible space is dedicated to Baltimore’s industrial history. Your guests can wander the galleries during the event, visiting the Machine Shop and Cannery or the Garment Loft for a completely immersive experience.

Cue the photographer!

Photographer Breanna Shaw says, “The Baltimore Museum of Industry is one of our top favorite wedding venues as a Baltimore Wedding Photographer. With multiple ceremony options (indoor and outdoor) and reception options you can really make the wedding whatever you’d like.” 

We love working with Breanna. She’s one of the most versatile wedding photographers we know. Just look at how she captured all the sweet intimate moments, raucous laughter, and sweet dance moves at Amanda and Matt’s museum wedding!

Indoor, outdoor, or a bit of both!

Located on 5-acres of waterfront property, the views outside are even more spectacular than inside. You’ll be able to take in the whole Inner Harbor from the brick terrace just outside the museum. You can even choose to have your ceremony here, with the harbor in view.

“We’ve had couples embrace all of the color and quirk that the BMI has to offer,” says Breanna. “And others focus more on the water views and city lights, essentially having a waterfront barn wedding in the farmer’s market pavilion. It’s one of the most quintessential Baltimore locations you could choose — and the couples we always get there are the best!”

One couple that took advantage of the “color and quirk” that Breanna mentioned was Jen and Paul. These two let the exhibits shine at their museum wedding. They took pictures all over, like in the “movie theater” and in front of the 1906 Steam Tug Baltimore permanently moored n the harbor.

There are also vintage cars, a “Garment Loft,” and over 1,000,000 other artifacts on display here! Exhibits change, so check with the venue to see what will be on offer on your date.

If you’re more interested in the views than the history, your entire event can be outside at this unique Baltimore wedding venue. Have your ceremony on the brick terrace with the harbor and skyline behind you. 

And enjoy your reception in the farmer’s market open-air pavilion, like Julie and Kevin! Clear sides can be lowered during bad weather to protect your guests. This option can create the feel of a barn wedding, even while you’re in an industrial, urban neighborhood.

About this Baltimore, MD wedding venue

The Baltimore Museum of Industry can seat 300 guests inside, or 250 with a dance floor. If you’re skipping the formal dinner, the space can accommodate up to 500 people for a cocktail reception.

At this unique Baltimore wedding venue, extra decor can be kept at a minimum. Let the industrial design and exhibits shine, like Lindsay and Zach. This couple was able to kick back and relax their big day, culminating in an epic dance party with a soundtrack by your favorite Maryland DJs. 

With its location near downtown Baltimore, there are plenty of hotels and vacation rentals for your out of town guests. And there’s free onsite parking at the museum, so getting around will be easy!

If you’d like your wedding to have a legendary dance party, contact us! We’ll work with you at any Baltimore, MD wedding venue, but this is one of our favorites!

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Monday, April 20, 2020