A nationally recognized institution dedicated to preserving the heritage of the Chesapeake Bay, CBMM is set on a private 18-acre campus with more than 2,000 feet of waterfront in the village of St. Michaels. Whether you’re hosting a meeting, a cocktail party, a casual buffet, or a seated dinner, you and your guests will enjoy panoramic Miles River views and the warm, casually elegant hospitality of Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

CBMM offers venues steeped in Chesapeake history and first-class event coordination for every occasion. For more information about booking a venue, contact Events & Group Services Lead Logan Clark at lclark@cbmm.org or 410-745-4998.



Van Lennep Auditorium

With vaulted ceiling, large windows, and double doors that open to a deck overlooking Fogg’s Cove and the Miles River, this intimate waterfront setting provides the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable event.

Van Lennep Auditorium accommodates 70 people for a seated dinner and 150 for a cocktail party. The venue also contains one of CBMM’s rotating exhibition galleries.

Small Boat Shed

Small Boat Shed

This structure, previously a freight terminal owned by the Baltimore, Chesapeake & Atlantic Railway Company, was disassembled in nearby Claiborne in 1933 and rebuilt in a new configuration here, next to the St. Michaels Packing Company’s cannery, on the end of Navy Point.

The Small Boat Shed houses CBMM’s fleet of historic small craft in a rustic setting. It accommodates 100 seated reception guests, or 200 standing.