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  • Writer's pictureJulie Rappazzo

My Top 5 Baltimore Wedding Venues as a Maryland Wedding Photographer.

As a seasoned Maryland wedding photographer, I've captured love stories across this impressive Maryland city. I've handpicked my top five unique historical venues that promise to add flair to your Baltimore wedding photos. Plus, I'll share some breathtaking outdoor spots for those unforgettable romantic portraits on your wedding day.

Read on to learn more about these iconic Baltimore Wedding Venues:


Baltimore Wedding Venue: Engineer’s Club, Mt. Vernon

Planning a Baltimore Wedding? Imagine Your Dream Ceremony at The Engineer's Club!

Nestled in the heart of Mount Vernon, Baltimore's premier cultural district, The Engineer's Club offers a truly unforgettable setting for your wedding. Exchange vows beneath the magnificence of this meticulously preserved mansion... The Engineer's Club never fails to captivate me as a wedding photographer—every corner is a perfect backdrop for capturing your love story.

Outdoor Wedding Photo Opportunities for Engineer’s Club Weddings

The Engineer's Club's ideal location adds another layer of charm to your wedding. Just step outside and you'll be face-to-face with Baltimore's iconic Washington Monument and the picturesque Mount Vernon Place. With its blooming trees, fountains, and sculptures, this lush green space is an ideal setting for pre-ceremony photos or a romantic post-wedding walk.


Baltimore Wedding Venue: Unleash the Extraordinary at AVAM!

Woman in white gown leading man in blue suit, walking in front of a mirror glass mosaic that covers a round building wall
American Visionary Art Museum - Wedding portraits in front of mirror mural mosaic wall. Photography by Sara Vars.

Seeking a one-of-a-kind Baltimore wedding venue? Then you must visit the American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM)! Break away from the usual and dive into a dynamic fusion of unique art and edgy industrial design. Imagine your guests captivated by mesmerizing sculptures and thought-provoking paintings, sparking lively conversations amidst this electrifying atmosphere.

Outdoor Wedding Photo Opportunities at AVAM Wedding Venue.

Every corner is infused with artistic flair, ensuring your wedding photos are truly unique. At AVAM, ordinary is transformed into extraordinary. Let's redefine your wedding vision together and create a celebration that reflects your love story.


Baltimore Wedding Venue Spotlight: Unveiling the Magic of the George Peabody Library

Blonde hair woman in white gown with her hands on a man in black suit's chest, in a cavernous library with mulitple floors of books
The George Peabody Library is one of the most beautiful libraries in the world, and a beautiful wedding venue in Baltimore! Photography by Sara Vars.

Dreaming of a romantic library wedding venue in Baltimore? Then visit the awe-inspiring George Peabody Library. Prepare to be captivated by the grandeur of this architectural marvel. It’s considered one of the most beautiful libraries in the world and it’s a Baltimore wedding venue unlike any other!

The Stack Room will be your backdrop for your wedding ceremony and reception: surrounded by five magnificent stories of book stacks on cast-iron balconies, with opulent marble floors, creating an unforgettable and visually stunning experience.


  • Uttering your eternal vows amidst towering parapets of books.

  • Capturing intimate moments of love surrounded by priceless literary masterpieces.

  • Dancing with your partner on the marble tile floor, with bistro lights strung from the balcony terraces.

As a seasoned wedding photographer, I can attest to the extraordinary beauty and uniqueness of the George Peabody Library. Your wedding photos will be straight out of a fairytale.

Peabody Library Outdoor Wedding Photo Opportunities: Mount Vernon Place

The George Peabody Library.'s strategic location next to Mount Vernon Place provides the perfect setting for breathtaking outdoor portraits after your ceremony. Imagine capturing your love story amidst the lush greenery and iconic landmarks.

Couple kissing outside of George Peabody Library, in Mount Vernon, by their statues in Mount vernon place.
George Peabody Library is a short walk to Mount Vernon Place, which has beautiful monuments, gardens and green lawns!


Baltimore Wedding Venue: Set Sail for Love at the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park Museum!

Man in Tuxedo holding woman's hand at the end of a pier, with the Baltimore's inner harbor behind them and the lit domino sugar sign.
Frederick Douglass-Isaac Meyer's Maritime Museum has a beautiful pier with a perfect view of Baltimore's iconic Domino Sugar sign. Photography by Sara Vars Photography.

Seeking a Baltimore wedding venue that's both modern and historic? Look no further than the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park Museum! Embark on a nautical adventure for your special day and celebrate your love story amidst Baltimore's rich maritime heritage. The exposed wood beams and wooden ship frames hanging from the ceiling of the Bearman and Shipyard Gallery will give you a sense of being inside a shipyard, featuring wall-to-wall window view of the Baltimore Inner harbor.

Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park Museum Outdoor Wedding Photo Opportunities

Outside, this waterfront Baltimore wedding venue offers a beautiful promenade featuring a brick façade and blue wooden warehouse doors. The Cardin pier has two historic sailboats—the Lady Maryland and the Sigsbee. Couples love the pier for outdoor ceremonies. The outdoor space also has a panoramic view of Baltimore’s inner harbor with the famous Domino sugar sign in the background.


Baltimore Museum of Industry: An interactive Wedding Venue

Wedding Couple standing outside, nose-to-nose, with happy smiles in front of the Baltimore Museum of Industry's sign
Baltimore Museum of Industry provides a novelty experience for wedding guests. Photography by Wedding Photographer, Sara Vars.

Baltimore Museum of Industry (BMI) is a wedding venue that's also an interactive experience. This unique Baltimore wedding venue offers an immersive industrial setting steeped in Baltimore's vibrant heritage.

Exchange vows beneath the iconic BMI sign as sunlight dances on the waterfront, creating a truly unforgettable view for your ceremony. Explore the museum's expansive interactive exhibits adorned with vintage vignettes and artifacts, providing a one-of-a-kind atmosphere for your reception.

Baltimore Museum of Industry Outdoor Wedding Photo Opportunities

Step outside and capture breathtaking photos with the iconic Domino Sugar Sign and Baltimore's scenic inner harbor skyline as your backdrop.


Whether you crave timeless elegance, artistic flair, or a touch of maritime history, Baltimore's wedding venues offer a backdrop as unique as your love story.

Beyond these stunning wedding ceremony and reception spaces, the city itself provides a treasure trove of locations for capturing those unforgettable romantic portraits. From the verdant expanses of Mount Vernon Place to the iconic Inner Harbor waterfront, Baltimore's charm will weave itself into every frame of your wedding day memories.

Ready to capture the magic of your Baltimore wedding? With 18 years of experience photographing love stories, I can help you create timeless memories that you'll cherish forever. I understand the importance of capturing every detail, every emotion, and every special moment of your wedding day. Let's chat about your vision! Contact me today to discuss how I can turn your Baltimore wedding into a visual story as your wedding photographer. So, start planning your Baltimore wedding and let the city's rich history and endless beauty set the stage for your happily ever after!

Vendor Credit List

Engineers Club

Wedding ⁠Photographer - Sara Vars Photography

Venue - The Engineer's Club's

Visionary Art Museum

George Peabody Library Museum

Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park Museum

Baltimore Museum of Industry

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