Annapolis, Maryland is known for its gorgeous waterfront views, historical charm, and delicious crab. It’s one of the most charming cities on the Eastern Seaboard and ideally located for an East Coast wedding. As an Annapolis wedding photographer, I have been lucky enough to photograph gorgeous events at so many beautiful Annapolis wedding venues, and I’m so excited to share some insights with you all regarding some of my favorites today!
When choosing an Annapolis wedding venue, there are so many options to be had! From historical buildings to waterfront parks to gorgeous estates, you really can’t go wrong.
1. Naval Academy
I would be doing you all a disservice by not including this iconic campus on the list. The Naval Academy Chapel and campus offers stunning backdrops for the classic bride. From its stunning architecture to its stately rooms and beautiful landscaping, the Naval Academy promotes pure elegance.
2. Silver Swan Bayside at Queen Anne’s Marina
If you want a mixture of Eastern Shore charm and incredible Chesapeake views, you must check out Silver Swan Bayside. Just over the Bay Bridge from Annapolis in Stevensville, this venue has a waterfront setup for ceremonies that is unmatched! Silver Swan Bayside is perfect for relaxed or nautical events.
3. Historic London Town and Gardens
For a venue full of nature, greenery, and gardens, the Historic London Town and Gardens is your pick! It is a blank slate for any spring, summer, or fall affair and the perfect area for al fresco dining and gorgeous portraits.
4. Chesapeake Bay Beach Club
Another waterfront option that allows for a bit of a more upscale experience is the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club. This venue screams “Maryland’s Eastern Shore” by offering lovely views and a private beach. It contains gorgeous indoor options, as well, which are perfect for a classy and luxurious reception.
5. The Historic Kent Manor Inn
There are several beautiful historic manors and estates near Annapolis that are excellent backdrops for weddings, but one of my favorites is the Kent Manor Inn. The estate is immaculate and incredibly charming, and there’s some access to the water, as well! Photographs in front of the sweeping, Victorian-style porch typify a Maryland wedding.
6. Annapolis Waterfront Hotel
As far as hotel options go, the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel tops the list. This hotel offers the best location for ceremonies and shows off that gorgeous Chesapeake water! The hotel also has many options for ballroom receptions and makes easy access for accommodations for out-of-town guests.
7. Chesapeake Bay Foundation
For an eco-friendly option, I recommend the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. This venue is perfect for rustic, relaxed affairs and offers couples the opportunity to get married right on the beach! It’s a great alternative for the bohemian or nature-conscious bride.
Another historic manor, Whitehall is stately and offers a wonderful ambiance. It has incredible lawns for photographs, and many couples choose to have their ceremony within view of the gorgeous estate! The manor compliments vintage vibes perfectly.
There definitely are more options for Annapolis wedding venues that didn’t quite make my list, but I promise, if you pick any of these, you can’t go wrong! Click here to see a full wedding from the beautiful Naval Academy.