Baltimore, Maryland offers several exciting and beautiful waterfront properties nestled in Harbor East and Historic Fells Point. There are three distinctly different, yet extraordinarily beautiful wedding settings each offering the ultimate in indoor and outdoor waterside backdrops for your special day!
1. Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park Museum Your dream waterfront wedding in Baltimore, Maryland can be held in this historical landmark that is a restored 1800s shipyard and sugar barn right on the water in historic Fells Point. The spaces are distinctly historical from the days of the real industrial area of Baltimore, yet offer the option to transform your most intimate or expansive wedding on the 200 foot pier or on more than 500 feet of promenade or tent the brick courtyard. Either location offers the best of all worlds. Indoors, the Founders Room offers 2300 square feet of reclaimed brick and hand cut & milled floors, sweet little historical museum in East Harbor nestled right at water’s edge; The Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park Museum is filled with a backdrop of the most amazing views, rich history and extraordinary sunsets over the urban industrial skyline. There your dreams begin, watching a sunrise flickering over the harbor in the morning or the most magnificent sunsets bouncing off of the water and windows of the nearby corporate towers. This extraordinary rustic campus takes you to another place in time with the brick courtyard and wooden promenade that borders the water and tells of an industrial past of the 1800s, which can be transformed to the most memorable artistic styles.
These incredible grounds can be covered with beautiful clear or cloth tents for your dining pleasure and dancing under the stars. The industrial building interior can be elegantly decorated with an array of flowers or lighting that radiates a special charm in the bricked Founders Room. The Bearman Art Gallery provides not only extraordinary international artists, but balconies which expands the evening to feature outdoor seating. The capacity ranges from 180 indoors to 500 plus outdoors with a tent. More than just a historic venue, at the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park Museum, you are able to plan the entire day using indoor and outdoor space. They do have a selection of eight exclusive caterers, each with a different flair and cost point, and equipment vendor. However, any other special event accoutrement is entirely up to you and your wedding stylist. This memorable space has seven exclusive caterers who know the space and can help create your day from an outdoor wedding fourth of July celebration for 100 to a formal party of 400 to 800. The indoor spaces are perfect to transform from the natural wood and reclaimed brick to walls of silk and table toppers for your high tops on two outdoor balconies. This is one of Baltimore’s jewels that can become the perfect setting for a memorable wedding.
2. Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel sits on the Inner Harbor side of the Baltimore Harbor. It is the first building in the upscale community of Harbor East. After about 14 years, the hotel has been totally restored and is literally fit for kings and queens.
This exceptionally designed Marriott property pays extraordinary attention to every detail in their building, ballrooms and suites. Their indoor spaces have extraordinarily beautiful waterside vistas. Their exclusive team of wedding planners, florist and gifted chefs are prepared to provide you with uncompromising attention to every detail. The hotel has the most amazing direct views of the city’s Inner Harbor from three sides of their magnificent building. This location has everything you need right in the heart of Harbor East community, great shopping and all within walking distance. Their expert team can coordinate all your needs at the tip of their fingers. It is a chic urban hotel with more than 700 guest rooms and 21 suites with breathtaking views. The ballrooms are absolutely exquisite and the appointments are modernly elegant. It’s wonderful that their world-class chefs can provide the most exquisite meals using the freshest of locally grown produce from farmers in the Baltimore surrounding area.
3. Four Seasons-Baltimore has one of the most beautiful waterside luxury properties in the city. This urban getaway sits at the edge of the Harbor East Marina, overlooking Baltimore’s newest upscale neighborhood—Harbor East. You and your guests can enjoy a wonderful outdoor wedding on the patios and quaint seated areas for a formal or informal wedding or reception indoors in two of the most immaculately appointed ballrooms. The Grand Ballroom is the perfect setting for cocktail receptions of 700 guests or sit-down dinner and dancing for 300 guests. What is really cute is how the terraces, foyers and ante rooms can be transformed or incorporated into your overall vision. These ballrooms can be divisible into two for smaller gatherings, or perhaps to create separate spaces for your ceremony and dinner. The Cobalt Ballroom is bright, airy, and spacious with direct harbor views from floor-to-ceiling windows and three outdoor terraces. This breathtaking space welcomes 300 guests for cocktails, 240 for sit-down dinners, or 175 with a dance floor. The ballroom may also be divided in two for greater flexibility with two adjacent reception rooms. This brand new building offers expansive, luxurious ballrooms, delicious spas and extraordinary formal dining rooms. You can even enjoy the most intimate ceremony for 60 with a small but elegant cocktail style reception. This luxury hotel is located close to limited upscale shopping but close enough to walk to neighboring tourist areas if you don’t mind a 15-20 minute stroll. The view was impeccable.
Marsha Jews is the Editor-At-Large(USA) for World Bride Magazine and the founder of Marsha Jews & Company a full service marketing, business development, Wedding/Events/ Conference planning & management; and communications company. Marsha Jews is the Founder/CEO of WKIMRadioNetwork.com.
and the former Founder/Curator of the Herbert Bearman Art Gallery & Director of Events & Weddings at the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park Museum.
Marsha was Project Director on two community technology development grants: Harlem Renaissance 2K1 and NY-OneNet at the Institute of Learning Technologies and the Institute for Urban and Minority Education at Columbia University, New York.
As President/COO/Associate Publisher at Career Communications Group Marsha managed Black Engineer/Hispanic and Information Technology Magazines; the Black Engineer of the Year Awards Conference and was Co-Founder of the Women of Color Technology Awards Conference; Black Family and LaFamilia Technology Awareness Week(s).
The former Executive Director of the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater Foundation of Maryland; presenting Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Ailey II and AileyCamp and Director of Advertising for the 125-year-old Afro-American Newspaper, Inc.
Marsha was Vice President of Operations for the Marine Corps League Exhibit Company, and was the first black woman to produce the Modern Day Marine Force in Readiness Military Exposition and Awards Gala a program of the United States Marine Corps, Capitol Marines and the Marine Corps League, while simultaneously the Director of Advertising for the Amphibious Warfare Review Magazine.
Marsha is active in the community; former board member of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and was the first Black Trustee to chair their Annual Gala; Commissioner- Maryland Public Television Commission; Founding board member of the Maryland Association for Nonprofit Organizations; former trustee for the College of Notre Dame and the Maryland Institute College of Art; Trustee at the Enoch Pratt Library, and has won numerous awards; Co‐Author in Incredible Business and is an avid volunteer and speaker.