Can I decorate the Bay Room?
Generally, yes. However, we do not allow decorations that will put holes in the walls, and we
will not remove the current art exhibit. Nevertheless, many of our guests appreciate the art
pieces to complement their decor.
Can I hold my rehearsal dinner, wedding ceremony and reception all at the museum?
Certainly, if we have the availability on our calendar, we would love to host all your weekend
events. The Bay Room is a perfect area for both your rehearsal dinner and your reception and
the deck is a beautiful setting for an outdoor waterfront ceremony.
What is included within the rental fee?
Use of the docks, piers, deck, Barge House, all interior spaces, parking on weekends and
evenings and a site supervisor from the Museum who will be present throughout the event.
Are taxes and fees included in the pricing?
Yes, all taxes and fees associated with the base rental fee are included in the price.
Do you have suggested vendors in the area?
For catering, planning and rental opportunities, we do provide a list of preferred vendors in the
area who provide a quality product.
We would like to have our ceremony on your deck but are worried about the possibility of rain, do you provide another option?
If you choose, the Bay Room can be used for both the ceremony and reception space. Or, we
can provide you a list of vendors who have tents available for rental that can cover the deck
Can the couple or guests be delivered to the museum via sailboat or water taxi?
Yes, our piers are in deep enough water along the creek that water taxis and most size
sailboats are easy to dock and picture-worthy! We ask that you let us know if boats will be
arriving so that we can make appropriate arrangement. Overnight docking is not permitted.
Can music be played on the deck or in the outside area?
Yes. However, because the museum is located in a residential area we prefer that music not be
amplified in our outdoor areas.
Can we use candles during our event?
Yes. We allow the use of tea lights, floating candles and pillar candles as long as they are
enclosed in glass globes or vases.
During our event, where do our guests park?
The museum does provide a small parking lot behind the building. However, on nights and
weekends within the rental agreement we also provide a parking lot with 30 additional spaces
less than two blocks away. This cost is included in the rental price.
Is the museum non-smoking?
Yes. The entire facility is non-smoking. Although the deck and piers are outside, we do not
allow smoking in that area either. However, we do have an area near the main entrance for
What is the maximum number of people the Maritime Museum can accommodate?
The Bay Room can easily accommodate 150 for a sit down dinner with room for a dance floor
and DJ or band. Because of the limited amount of parking and out of consideration for the
neighbors, the limit
for a cocktail party or other events that don’t require seating is 200. A $10/person fee will be
added on if attendance at any event exceeds 200.
Where can my bridal party get ready?
The Barge House is located on the Museum’s campus and is the perfect place for your bridal
party to get ready. The Barge House has a large table surrounded by 10 chairs, an oversized
bathroom, full length mirror and kitchenette with sink, refrigerator and microwave. It’s the
perfect place to get the party started as well as a quiet place for guests who need a break
during the party.
When can decorating occur in the Bay Room?
Decorations can be dropped off in advance, usually on the morning of an event, and decorating
can begin at the start time of the contract.