Weddings at the MSV

Your special day will be just that when set amid the lush landscape, historic charm, and inspiring art of the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley. Whether your dream wedding is a grand gala or an intimate gathering, the MSV is the venue for you!  The Museum offers unique indoor and outdoor settings which will create lasting memories and impress your guests. You may truly customize your wedding day at the MSV: choose the garden room you love the most and select the caterer that best suits your taste and budget. In addition, the MSV has a private bridal suite where the bride or groom may get ready, as well as other private spaces for the wedding party to prepare for the ceremony. When set against the backdrop of the MSV's gorgeous seven-acre Glen Burnie Gardens, your wedding photos are bound to be extraordinary.

To learn more about what the MSV has to offer, arrange an appointment to tour the facilities, or reserve a space, please email [email protected] or contact:

Catherine Bogaty
Special Events Manager
540-662-1473, ext.227


Venue Capacities & Prices:
Discounted rates may be available for intimate ceremonies and small Sunday bookings (non-holiday weekends), weekdays, or events that take place between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Large weddings or garden events must be scheduled after the site closes to the public.

A wedding rental includes up to six hours of event time, rehearsal time the day prior to the wedding, and pre- and post-event photography time. For outdoor space reservations at the MSV—for your peace of mind and in the event of inclement weather—you may also reserve an indoor space for $250.


The beautifully renovated Glen Burnie House includes a formal Drawing Room, Library, and use of the adjacent Terrace, and all Glen Burnie Garden spaces. 50 Guests
(intimate dinner in the Drawing Room)

120 Guests
(cocktail-style reception in the Drawing Room)


Grand Allée 300 Guests
Rose Garden 200 Guests
Pink Pavilion & Courtyard 100 Guests
Knoll with Columns 200 Guests
Asian Garden 50 Guests
Water Garden 30 Guests
Reception Hall  

This unique hall with wooden beams is a beautiful indoor option at the MSV. For receptions with more than 60 guests, the patio adjacent to this space can be used but may require the rental of a tent.

Ceremony: 120 Guests
Reception: 60 Guests
(dinner reception with dance floor)
Cocktail-Style Reception: 120 Guests
Additional capacity available with the use of the Reception Hall patio.

Reception Hall, Lobby & Hallways

For a larger indoor venue option, rent the first floor of the MSV! Ask for details about having the Museum galleries open for your guests to enjoy.


250 Guests
(cocktail-style reception)

Looking for an intimate venue for a small wedding or elopement? Affordable and elegant indoor and outdoor options are available for small ceremonies. Less than 50 Guests


Preferred Vendors
Looking for vendors that will help to create your dream wedding? The MSV has partnered with several vendors that are members of the Shenandoah Wedding Professionals group.

Photography Policy

Special thanks to Tracey Salazar Photography, Aaron Riddle PhotographySwadley Studio, and  Hoffer Photography for the photos featured in the gallery on this webpage.

Refund Policy

For cancellations received at least 180 days or more prior to an event, the portion of the rental fee already paid will be refunded less a 30% administrative fee. Allow ten business days for refund processing. Cancellations made less than 180 days to the event will result in forfeiture of the entire rental fee paid to date. Cancellations must be made in writing.