Museum Café

Light-filled with Sweeping Views

The restaurant on the top floor of the main museum building can seat up to 50 guests for dinner or 110 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.
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Lush greenery creates a relaxing ambiance for any event. Floor-to-ceiling windows fill the space with bright light.
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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.
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Your guests will enjoy dining al fresco on the covered terrace.
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The terrace is the perfect place to enjoy cocktails before moving inside for dinner.
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Main Building Staircase (Not Available Labor Day-2nd Week of Oct.)
Ceremonies on the sweeping marble staircase are illuminated by a grand skylight for a warm glow.
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Guests can enjoy views of your ceremony from above and below.
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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, add this and enjoy a special rate.

RATES

Space
Sun*-Thu
Fri
Sat
Sculpture Barn and Garden
$3000
$3500
$4500
Museum Café
$750
$1000
$1250
JRVC 3rd Fl Banquet Room
$5500
$6500
$7500
JRVC 1st & 3rd Floors
$6500
$7500
$8500
Museum Cafe Rehearsal Dinner
$500
$750
$1000
JRVC + Sculpture Barn
$7000
$8000
$9000
Sculpture Barn + Museum Cafe
$3500
$4250
$5500

* The Sundays before Memorial & Labor Days are at the Saturday rate. Ask about the New Year's Eve rate. 

DETAILS

The café can be rented for up to 4 hours and includes: tables and chairs; venue manager and museum security; and access to designated exhibits for all of your guests. Additional hours are $500/hr. Select a package to have an additional hour included and access to more galleries. Music is limited to background only. All events must start after 5pm, with set up after 4pm, and conclude by 11pm (Fri & Sat) or 10pm (Sun-Thu). Cielo Verde is the exclusive caterer for this space. The staircase and the 2nd floor of our Main Museum Building are not available from Labor Day-2nd week of October.

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

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