I’ve worked a lot of wedding venues in Maryland, and Annapolis provides some of the most stunning locations thanks to being along the sea. Its historic waterfront offers one wedding venue opportunity that’s a true favorite of mine: Annapolis Waterfront Hotel.
Those of you looking for a luxurious outdoor wedding along the water will find this place a thrill to complement your wedding theme with photo moments.
Take a look at what the hotel offers and how I can apply my wedding photography style here.
As the hotel itself notes, holding weddings along Chesapeake Bay is a longstanding tradition with many generations of couples. The hotel being situated along the bay makes it convenient to enjoy these views, whether indoors or outdoors.
It’s already convenient holding your wedding in the hotel since it accommodates all your guests attending. Being in the heart of downtown Annapolis, you won’t have to worry about your guests driving long distances just to attend your wedding.
Of course, weather sometimes becomes a factor when choosing a wedding by the bay. You’ll want to know about the indoor and outdoor venue choices here when working with the hotel’s in-house wedding planners.
If you want to hold most of your wedding events in the ballroom, you’ll have a grand and romantic place for everyone.
This is a pure gem that can still give you a stunning view of the bay if the weather isn’t cooperating. Able to hold up to 150 guests, you have ample room here for multiple tables, entertainers, and a photography team.
I’ve enjoyed capturing photos in here numerous times because of how spacious it is. With the added space and panoramic windows overlooking the water, I’ll be able to capture some stunning moments you’ll always treasure.
Holding your wedding ceremony by the windows is very common with many couples to mimic the feel of being outdoors.
For a more intimate yet elegant atmosphere, you might want to choose the Harborview Room, which also has windows overlooking the bay. It’s smaller and made for when you have under 100 guests.
I love to work more intimate wedding venues like this because it allows me to capture people at closer range. These venues are also perfect to use my traditional natural, storytelling photographic style.
All of your guests are guaranteed to feel more relaxed with Harborview Room’s antique fireplace, mahogany paneling, and bar.
If you take some time to flip through the hotel’s wedding brochure, you’ll find a few examples of the stunning shots you can get when outdoors along the bay.
Chesapeake Room offers an awe-inspiring outdoor patio where you can achieve panoramic bay views without obstructions.
Annapolis Waterfront Hotel is the only venue along the waterfront to offer this, which is why I work weddings here often. Their attention to modern elegance and antiquity in their design provides the perfect ambiance when celebrating the past and present.
Another plus to holding your wedding here is the access to the hotel’s on-site chef. You can work with the chef to create a custom menu best suiting your wedding theme.
Take some time to go over the menus offered as part of your overall wedding package offers.
Keep in mind Pusser’s Caribbean Grille is nearby offering spicy Caribbean food if you want to keep things simpler. I can capture photos here as well since it has numerous windows with stunning bay views and bringing in natural light.
I would love to learn more about your Annapolis Waterfront Hotel wedding!