Wedding Questions

planning the wedding from afar...

Posted in Annapolis, MD, USA
Emptyprofileicon Gwen Winsor Annapolis, MD, USA

i'm living in chicago and am trying to find a location for both the ceremony and the reception in annapolis. both me and my fiance and most of the wedding guests will be flying in from out of state. my budget isn't very high and i would like it to be more of an outside venue, not a hotel or banquet hall. does any one have any recommendations??

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Emptyprofileicon Laurie and Dan Annapolis, MD, USA

Hi! We used Rabbi Block - I'm not sure if you want a Rabbi or Reverend or whomever, but we loved him. We're a mixed couple and he was extremely reasonable and easy to work with.


Emptyprofileicon Sarah and Richard Annapolis, MD, USA

Look up Quiet Waters Park. It's a beautiful park in Annapolis, and they do outside weddings. There is also a room, the "Blue Heron" room that you can have the reception if you want the dinner to be indoors. I checked into it, and the prices are quite low for Annapolis (which is super expensive by the way). Unfortunately all the dates I could do were booked. Good luck!


Emptyprofileicon Genevieve McCarron

Hi! Me and my husband got married at epping forest beach and had the best wedding ever- we did st marys for the ceremony


Emptyprofileicon Anonymous

I'm not sure about an outdoor venue... but I would highly suggest Ken's Creative Kitchen as the caterer. We had an outdoor wedding and they handled it really well... brought their own ovens and everything. We used a bunch of vendors in the Annapolis area and got married at St. Mary's which has a beautiful ceiling. Let us know if you have any other questions.


Emptyprofileicon Remy and Nick

We got married at Quiet Waters Park. We had the reception outside in the gardens and the reception in the Blue Heron Room. The pics online don't do it justice. They look outdated. It is affordable and you can bring your own vendors (catering, alcohol...). There are plenty of hotels near by.


Emptyprofileicon Laurie and Dan Annapolis, MD, USA

I didn't read the first message carefully! I apologize. We got married at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation Headquarters. The ceremony was outside on the beach and the reception was on their deck and in their facility. It was beautiful and reasonably priced. I'd like to echo whoever mentioned Ken's Creative Kitchen for Catering. They were fantastic. Brought all their own ovens and cooked everything on site. We were very pleased with Ken's and CBF. One of the nice things about CBF is that their event coordinator was extremely helpful - he gave us a list of vendors and let us know which ones usually work out well. That made the whole process easier.


Emptyprofileicon Amy and Kevin

I did the big hall but I did explore all my options...a nice outdoor venue was quiet river park. You could always do the Paca house gardens. If you're willing to drive 30-45 there were beautiful waterfront halls/B&Bs toward bwi and glen burnie.


Emptyprofileicon Anonymous

Hello, My name is Ken Upton from Ken's Creative Kitchen in Annapolis, Annapolis does have a few sites you may want to consider for your wedding celebration: Historic Londontown and Gardens 410-222-1919, contact: Patsy, The William Paca House 410-990-4538, contact: Jody, The Blue Heron Room at Quiet Waters Park contact: Mary, There are a few more, if you are interested, give me a call and we can discuss. Good Luck with you search and call me if you need any other recommendations.

Sincerely, Ken

Ken's Creative Kitchen
The Back Porch Cafe
980 Awald Road
Annapolis, Maryland 21403
[email protected]


Emptyprofileicon Kenneth LaBel

Look at Port of Annapolis Marina The Overlook Pavilion. Outdoor facility, but you can drop the panels if weather looks bad and Linda there has been great working with us.

DJs are cheaper than bands: try

We are using Pit Boys of Annapolis. Good value for the food and lots of options.

Cupcakes are cheaper than cake and we are using Fiona's

Good Luck!


Emptyprofileicon Gwen Winsor Annapolis, MD, USA

thank you so much for the cake place! we wanted to do cupcakes and i was going to have to do some research to see who would do it! awesome :)


166345 Deborah Derbis Maryland

You should also check out Nostalgia Cupcakes in Annapolis. They do a lot of weddings, as well has having a from scratch cupcake shop right on Main Street in Annapolis. 410-280-0660.
They can do absolutely any type of customization you can dream of, or they can work with you within your budget!


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