Historic London Town and Gardens is the premier waterfront venue for your “I Dos.”
Established in 1683, people have been hosting events for more than 330 years, enjoying the rustic charm of our peaceful and elegant setting. Our luscious gardens provide an unparalleled backdrop of year-round blooms.
Nestled on the banks of the South River, minutes from downtown Annapolis, Historic London Town and Gardens is the premier waterfront venue for your “I Dos.” Twenty-three acres of pristine gardens, historic property, and sweeping waterfront views offer a romantic atmosphere to celebrate with family and friends.
Established in 1683, people have been hosting events for more than 330 years, enjoying the rustic charm of our peaceful and elegant setting. Our luscious gardens provide an unparalleled backdrop of year-round blooms. Our 40x40 draped tent (installed April-November) provides an indoor space in the middle of the outdoors. Additional tenting can increase our capacity to well over 200 guests. Inclement weather is no issue for you and your guests with our indoor ceremony and dance floor option and panoramic view tent sides.
Our dedication to making this the most memorable experience in your life is what sets us apart. Come take a step back in time as you walk into forever.
Historic London Town and Gardens, Where our history becomes a part of yours.
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Does this include catering fees?
Security Deposit (refundable): $500
Additional Insurance Is Required To Host An Event At This Venue
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
Prior to 1930
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Client Must Select A Caterer From The List Provided By The Venue
BYO Permitted – You Can Bring Your Own Alcohol
Licensed Server Is Required
Designated Smoking Areas Only
Historic London Town and Gardens proximity to Annapolis (10-15 minutes), Baltimore (45 minutes), and Washington, DC (45 minutes), and it's location on the Annapolis side of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge make travel for your guests and vendors simple.
Take advantage of our pet-friendly grounds to include a sweet ring bearer with four paws on your special day.
Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
Ample Parking Onsite
Come take a step back in time as you walk into forever. Tucked back on a bluff overlooking the South River, Historic London Town and Gardens is set on over 23 acres. Just minutes from downtown Annapolis, you enjoy the peace of a waterfront setting with none of the hustle, bustle, or traffic. From our gardens to the historic brick William Brown House built in 1760, to our 185-foot pier where you can arrive or depart by boat, our grounds boast extensive photo opportunities.
Created in 1683 by the Maryland legislature, London Town became an important tobacco port and a major player in the colonial trans-Atlantic trade network. It also served as an important ferry crossing on the main north-south route in the colonies, connecting Charleston, South Carolina with Boston, Massachusetts. The town was laid out on 100 acres, overlooking the South River. Roads were created, including Scott, Mackelfish, and Fish Streets among others and 100 one-acre lots were platted. As a center of transportation and trade, London Town reached its heyday in the 1720s, rivaling nearby Annapolis in terms of economic activity. The Anne Arundel County courthouse was located in London Town from 1685 until 1695 when the court moved to Annapolis.
The prominence of London Town began to fade in the mid-1700s and with the lack of trade during the American Revolutionary War, the port town simply could not survive. Once a vibrant town, consisting of 30 to 40 occupied lots and an estimated population of 300 people, London Town began to disappear from the landscape. Only a few buildings lasted into the 20th century, one of which is the impressive brick building, known as the William Brown House, built circa 1760 as an upscale tavern for travelers crossing the South River by ferry boat. Today, the park consists of one-quarter of the original 100-acre town and now holds as a museum that hosts hundreds of events each and every year.
Standout Venue Features:
Being the only event on site, you and your guests enjoy full access to the entire property while you celebrate. Stroll through the gardens, walk down to the water, or just mix and mingle on the lawn overlooking the river. We take all the worry out of your day with our inclusive rental (tenting, tables, chairs, lighting). Our indoor glass pavilion provides the perfect plan B for when Mother Nature doesn't cooperate. With handicap accessibility, no one feels left out. Pet lovers delight in our pet-friendly grounds that allow you to have your furry friend included in your special day.
Included in your rental are tables and chairs for your guests. Upgrade your chair to our mahogany Chiavari for a fee. We offer a $300 discount for July and August dates.
Awards & Notables
Washingtonian Bride and Groom Best Wedding Vendor Award, Capital Style Readers Choice Award (Best Ceremony Venue and Best Outdoor Reception Site), Best of Borrowed and Blue Vendor Voted Award
Our 40x40 tent is our main event space and includes full lighting, a cement floor, and sides in case of inclement weather.
- View: South River and gardens
- Max Capacity: 160
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing Glass Pavilion:
Our indoor glass pavilion provides the perfect rain plan for your outdoor ceremony. Use this climate controlled space as your dance floor as it is connected to our tent!
- View: Gardens
- Max Capacity: 80 seated, 150+ standing
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
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