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Rent our Venues & Vessels

With its tranquil waterfront setting on Navy Point and Fogg’s Landing, overlooking the beautiful Miles River, CBMM and its floating fleet of historic boats are in a private setting along the Miles River and St. Michaels harbor, with an eighteen-acre campus and more than 2,000 feet of waterfront in the village of St. Michaels.

CBMM offers numerous venues and historic Chesapeake boats for weddings and private events, with everything you need to explore here.

With everything in historic, waterfront St. Michaels a short walk from CBMM–plus on-site parking, and your choice of great accommodations throughout Talbot County–your guests will also have a memorable experience when you choose CBMM for your special occasion.

Whether you make your nautical memories on land or aboard one of our historic Chesapeake boats, CBMM brings the warmth and casually elegant hospitality of the Eastern Shore of Maryland to each special occasion. Additionally, when you make memories here, you help support CBMM and its mission of preserving and exploring the history, people, and environment of the Chesapeake Bay.  


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A nationally recognized institution dedicated to preserving the heritage of the Chesapeake, CBMM 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, CBMM 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, CBMM is an ideal spot to create memories for a lifetime. All couples are welcome at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum.

For information about making lifetime memories at CBMM with a private rental, please contact:

Liz Cowee
Wedding and Special Events Coordinator

 See more photos of memories at CBMM in this Flickr Album here:
Events: Weddings & Private Events at CBMM
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Read this TripAdvisor Review:“Wonderful Wedding Venue with Great Staff!” (October, 2016)


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2017 CBMM Wedding Guide
2017 CBMM Wedding Guide
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Bettina & JP || Wedding Highlight Video from Shutter And Sound Films on Vimeo.

Kelly & Gary from Wood Room Cinema, Weddings on Vimeo.