Museum Café

Light-filled with Sweeping Views

The restaurant on the 3rd floor of the main museum building can seat up to 65 guests for dinner or 100 for a standing cocktail event. Ceremonies can take place outside on the terrace, or inside, on the museum’s marble staircase.

Café Interior
Cafe tables and chairs can be arranged in any configuration for your unique event.
Lush greenery creates a relaxing ambiance for any event. Floor-to-ceiling windows fill the space with bright light.
The cafe is the perfect space for intimate wedding receptions.
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Café Terrace
The terrace offers sweeping views of Federal Hill Park and an up-close view of our 55-foot whirligig by artist Vollis Simpson.
Your guests will enjoy dining al fresco on the covered terrace.
The terrace is the perfect place to enjoy cocktails before moving inside for dinner.
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Main Building Staircase (Not Available in Sept.)
Ceremonies on the sweeping marble staircase are illuminated by a grand skylight for a warm glow.
Guests can enjoy views of your ceremony from above and below.
Surround yourself with visionary artwork as you wait to marry the love of your life!
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add on/package

Café + Sculpture Barn & Garden

Host your ceremony on the café terrace, spiral staircase, or garden, then: cocktails in the café and
reception in the Barn.

Rehearsal Dinner

Host your rehearsal dinner at the café. For weddings booked at AVAM, enjoy a special rate.

RATES

Space
Mon-Wed
Thu
Fri & Sun*
Sat
Jim Rouse Visionary Center
$4500
$5500
$6000
$7000
Sculpture Barn and Garden
$2000
$2500
$3000
$4000
Museum Café
$750
$1000
$1500
$2000
JRVC 1st Floor Food + Beverage
$1500
$1500
$1500
$1500
JRVC + Sculpture Barn
$5500
$6750
$7500
$9000
Sculpture Barn + Museum Cafe
$2375
$3000
$3750
$5000
Museum Cafe Rehearsal Dinner
$375
$500
$750
$1000

* The Sundays before Memorial Day and Labor Day are at the Saturday rate.

other Fees

Additional Hour
$500/hr
$500/hr
$500/hr
$500/hr
Required Museum Staff Fee (5pm Onwards)
$35/hr
$35/hr
$35/hr
$35/hr

DETAILS

All rentals include up to a 5-hour event with 3 hours prior for set up and one hour after, for break down. All events must conclude by 11pm (Fri & Sat) or 10pm (Sun–Thurs). Tables, chairs, and access to designated exhibits for all of your guests are also included with all rentals. Ask about our special pricing for July/August and January/February weddings.

The staircase and the 2nd floor of our Main Museum Building are not available in September.

catering

Please see our required catering list, offering a variety of cuisines and budgets to suit your style. For the café, our café operator is the exclusive caterer for that space.

get in touch

To Inquire or Book a Visit

rentals@avam.org  (410) 244-1900 x228

See Parking Information and Directions

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Jim Rouse Visionary Center

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Museum Café