Sometimes the hardest part of throwing a shower for your favorite bride-to-be is deciding on the location—so we’ve curated a list of amazingly unique spots to fit any party needs.
Before browsing our list, take into consideration what your requirements are first. Not all parties have the same budget or invitee list, so make sure you have calculated a budget and guest count, so you know where to start. Baltimore and its neighboring areas have a lot to offer—from traditional to out of the box—and no two places are the same. Happy Showering!
You should pick a restaurant if you are looking for a hassle-free bridal shower . Many restaurants offer beautiful interior design, great food and many accommodations to take the stress off the host.
Gunther and Co.
With eight different types of event spaces located within the restaurant, Gunther and Co. offers something for every size bridal shower. From one of Baltimore’s best patios to an intimate and elevated mezzanine, this Brewers Hill spot with tons of parking is the ideal backdrop for your bridal shower.
This place has history. The elegant and upscale venue, located above the Inner Harbor Marina, has served the Baltimore area for 40 years and for good reason—the mesmerizing 360-degree waterfront deck, custom menus, and your own personal event coordinator. a definite must for the bride who loves seafood. Plus, guests can arrive via water taxi.
This is the perfect spot for a true Maryland bride who loves seafood and the beautiful MD waters. This restaurant is located on North beach and overlooks the beautiful water as if you were on vacation. Ketch 22 is the ideal place to host a small intimate bridal shower due to their private room options. Ketch 22 allows guests to indulge in Chesapeake Bay inspired cuisine such as crab soup, bay fries and Atlantic Cod tacos while enjoying an expansive outside bar and deck.
You should pick something a little avant-garde for unconventional brides who resist the status quo.
Baltimore Water Taxi
Take your bridal shower to the water, Baltimore Water Taxi offers a variety of boats and packages to choose from to accommodate all budgets. Their experienced crew will take care of everything while you sit back and enjoy the beautiful Baltimore waters. For as little as $18 per person, you may bring all the snacks and drinks (including alcohol) as you would like on your ride.
Painting with a Twist
No creative or artistic skills needed to host a fun bridal shower at Painting with a Twist—but it definitely helps. There is an epic paint party waiting for you in Lutherville, Timonium. Enjoy a night of painting with your bridal shower while sipping on your favorite drink. All you have to do is BYOW (bring your own wine) and let the staff plan the rest. Painting with a Twist offers an art library of tens of thousands designs to choose from for your party!
You should pick an event venue if you want an all-inclusive scenic destination to celebrate.
Turf Valley Resort
This Ellicott City destination knows how to wedding, so it’s no surprise they also do bridal showers well. This oasis offers ballroom space, Alexandria’s restaurant, and a beautiful garden level depending on the vibe you are looking for. Traveling guests have the option to stay on property for easy and convenient celebrations.
Guests will be mesmerized by this beautiful 100-acre family farm nestled in the Patapsco Valley. They take care of all the accommodations so you can enjoy your shower, from parking to wheelchair accessibility. Farm-to-table catering is offered throughout each available venue such as an 1800s restored barn and a fully covered patio pavilion.
You should pick an outdoor venue if you want to enjoy the beautiful scenery Maryland has to offer. (Just have a rain plan.)
Patapsco State Valley Park
State park rental fees are perfect for a bridal shower on a budget—however the views are priceless. Shelters are available with space for 10-200 guests. With close proximity to Baltimore, this is the perfect option for a beautiful outdoor event that welcomes DIY decorations, music, and alcohol.
Gambrill State Park
Located on Catoctin Mountain, this state park offers breathtaking views of Frederick and Middletown Valleys. For over 70 years, the Tea Room, located within the park, has been a popular destination for wedding events. The Tea Room offers a kitchen with a conventional oven so hosts can serve up the most delicious options. The building is available for rent from April through October and can accommodate a bridal shower of up to 55 people. This site allows for decorations, caters, and access to park amenities.
You should pick a winery if you want a mix of beautiful views, relaxing atmosphere, and a great glass of wine.
Old Westminster Winery
Enjoy a thoughtfully curated space for your next bridal shower while enjoying the winery’s best-known Cabernet Franc. This hip spot offers two event packages if your guest count is 30 and one if you are inviting 60. Plus, there is onsite parking, lawn games, and food options like caviar, wood fired pizzas, homemade donuts, and seasonal salads.
Elk Runs Vineyards and Winery
The first all-vinifera vineyard in Maryland offers a historic location. In 1980’s the Wilson family planted European grape varieties which has now awarded them high rewards in regional, national, and international wine competitions. Elk Run provides two tents for outdoor events to enjoy scenic views and diverse wine flavors from Pinot Noir to Chardonnay. Their Champagne Room is perfect for intimate gatherings with access to an exquisite wine library.