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The September 23 Militia Muster event and RiverFest have been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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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 with our Events Manager at mary.bohanan@maryland.gov.

Rental Spaces

The Reconstructed State House of 1676 presents as 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 Inn at Brome Howard is surrounded by fields and forests on the banks of the St. Mary’s River. This restored 1840s home is gracefully furnished with period and reproduction pieces. Picture perfect for either a small gathering in the home or formal garden, or a larger event on the bluff overlooking the river, with a reception under a tent and cocktail party on the lawn and patio. The Inn operates as a Bed & Breakfast and sleeps 10. You can rent the Inn for the day or rent the entire Inn for the weekend.

The Experience - Weddings & RentalsWeddings at the The Inn at Brome Howard – Credit: Birds of a Feather Photography
The Experience - Weddings & RentalsWeddings at the Inn at Brome Howard. Credit: April Rose Photography

The Margaret Brent Gazebo is a turn-of-the century memorial located near 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 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

“Thank you for everything you did to make our wedding so wonderful. Everything was set up so beautifully and the night went so smoothly thanks to all your hard work. We've gotten so many compliments about how wonderful the setting was and how amazing everything looked. You definitely outdid yourself - it was everything I envisioned and more. We had the best night of our lives and we can't thank you enough for making it happen! Thank you for everything!”

Katie & Zack November 21, 2020

“I can't thank you enough for all your suggestions and expert guidance throughout the planning of the wedding. The first day we met, you were so gracious and kind and you continued to support all of us with your wonderful calm demeanor throughout the times we worked together. I appreciated so much your quick responses and for keeping us on track and organized. So many of our friends and family were so impressed with the beautiful setting of the historic State House and didn't realize what a magnificent gem is right here in Maryland. The evening ran so smoothly and I know you were there behind the scenes making it all happen”.

Donna O. 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

“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

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 Event Manager 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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