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With its tranquil waterfront setting on Navy Point and Fogg’s Landing—overlooking the beautiful Miles River and beyond—the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum has waterfront settings unlike any other. Several areas may be rented for wedding receptions, cocktail parties, and private events.

Read this TripAdvisor Review:
“Wonderful Wedding Venue with Great Staff!”
(October, 2016)





An additional $2,500 fee applies for use of catering and tent rental vendors not on the preferred list.

For information about making lifetime memories at CBMM with a private rental, please contact:
Liz Cowee
Wedding and Events Coordinator, CBMM

A nationally recognized institution dedicated to preserving the heritage of the Chesapeake, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum brings the warm and casually elegant hospitality of the Eastern Shore of Maryland to each special occasion. Set on a private eighteen-acre campus with over 2,000 feet of waterfront in the village of St. Michaels, the Museum offers spectacular sunset views of the Miles River, unique venues, and first-class event coordination to complement every occasion. With stunning backdrops for wedding portraits, the Museum provides an exquisite array of Chesapeake scenery and textures, ranging from the rustic Small Boat Shed, to panoramic views of the water on Navy Point, from the very top of the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse to the authentic Waterman’s Wharf on Fogg’s Landing.

Give your guests a true Chesapeake experience with a one-of-a-kind event, in which they not only celebrate your special day, but take away a piece of history. From a large, tented affair for 350 people, to small intimate gatherings, the Museum is an ideal spot to create memories for a lifetime. All couples are welcome at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum.


Charters aboard the historic 1920 buyboat Winnie Estelle are available, a perfect complement to your special day.

Special occasions will be remembered for a lifetime when you book a private charter aboard the Winne Estelle. Just imagine, a special birthday party, a sail for your grandkids, or a sunset cocktail cruise before a wedding rehearsal dinner.

Day charters aboard the Winnie Estelle are available for your private use. Departs from CBMM along the Miles River. We’ll supply the captain, crew, and fuel, all you need to do is supply the people and fun! Availability limited, advanced reservations and 50% deposit required. To book your charter, contact one of our Event and Facility Rental Coordinators:

Liz Cowee,, 410-745-4944


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