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Your dream becomes a reality at Historic St. Mary’s City. We have multiple venues for weddings & private events with breathtaking views & sunsets of the St. Mary’s River, offering something for everyone to create their own special memories.

Schedule a tour today! Contact hsmcc.events@maryland.gov.

Rental Spaces

The Reconstructed State House of 1676 presents a regal setting for your wedding or private event. The large lawn is a beautiful ceremony spot that overlooks the St. Mary’s River and has incredible sunsets. The State House has a capacity of 200 utilizing both floors with two fireplaces on each floor. The windows are leaded glass windows. The large doors to the Great Room and waterside make an impressive entry.

The Experience - Weddings & RentalsWalking down the Aisle – Credit: Jill Christine Design & Photography
The Experience - Weddings & RentalsWeddings on the State House bluff, overlooking the St. Mary’s River

The Margaret Brent Gazebo is a turn-of-the-century memorial located near the Town Center. This is a beautiful location for a small wedding ceremony. The gazebo is a tribute to Margaret Brent, the first woman to ask for the right to vote in 1648.

The Experience - Weddings & RentalsMargaret Brent Gazebo

The Margaret Brent Pavilion is an open-air pavilion located on the State House Lawn. The pavilion has overhead fans and lighting, with sides that can be brought down in rainy weather. The space is perfect as either a reception or wedding site.

The Experience - Weddings and RentalsPhoto Credit: Coastal Roots Photography

The Maryland Dove dock and waterfront is available for receptions. The square-rigged Maryland Dove is docked in the St. Mary’s River. It is a premier spot for enjoying an amazing sunset.

The Experience - Weddings & RentalsWeddings at Maryland Dove – Credit: Amanda Adams Photography
Gallery - WeddingsCapture the joy of your day down at the waterfront

“We really don't know how to thank you for all you have done to help us get ready for the wedding. Your friendliness, support, attention to detail and super good nature have made all the difference. We are going to miss you! We wish you and your family all the best, thank you so very much”.

Katie & Kevin S. November 20, 2020

“You did such a fantastic job on making sure everything went ok for our wedding a few weeks ago. It was truly seamless and perfect! Thank you so much for making me feel reassured all along the way! Thanks again for everything!”

Cheryl W. November 20, 2020

Can I bring my vendors to tour the wedding venue?

Yes, particularly if your wedding professional has never been to our different wedding or event venues before. Please include the HSMC Facility Rental Coordinator in the scheduling and meeting to answer any vendor’s questions.

Can I visit the venue more than once?

Can we choose our own caterer?

Can we decorate the night before or the next morning?

Can we provide our own alcohol?

Do your venues have handicapped bathrooms?

How can I use HSMC properties for a private event?

How do I reserve a venue at Historic St. Mary’s City (HSMC)?

How many guests fit in each location?

What electrical do you supply?

What facilities are offered for the wedding party to get dressed?

What happens if it rains or other inclement weather on the day of my event?

What is the official address for The State House and The Inn at Brome Howard?

When I provide my own decorations, when do they need to be removed?

Will Maryland Dove be at the dock the day of my wedding?

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