Navy wedding - Annapolis

Love is in the air year round in Annapolis, Md.! This quaint historic seaport is the perfect location for everything from a low key, elegant affair to a dance-the-night-away party with a few hundred of your closest friends. Whether you are a US Naval Academy graduate, sailing enthusiast or just partial to the Annapolitan scene, our city offers so many options for your upcoming Annapolis wedding. And the top wedding theme for the city? Nautical, of course!

Going to the Chapel

Navy wedding - Annapolis

Many Navy grads come back to town to get married at the Naval Academy Chapel. More than two hundred weddings take place every year at the chapel. Be sure to tour the school and check out the chapel and grounds well in advance. It’s a stunning place to visit even if you are not in wedding planning mode.

Naval Academy Formation - Annapolis

During your visit, you can enjoy lunch at the Naval Academy Club, which is open to the public weekdays from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM Before or after, be sure to catch noon formation, one of the great daily attractions on the yard. Also, don’t miss the USNA Museum, located in Preble Hall, which include a wide array of Annapolis and Naval History treasures. You can get more tips for your visit here.

Great Reception

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For civilians who are looking to tie the knot, look no further than Loews Annapolis Hotel, which can cover your reception and provide luxurious rooms for all of your guests. With 14 gorgeous event rooms, Loews Annapolis can provide the perfect setting for your magical Chesapeake Bay wedding no matter what the size of your invite list.

From the menu selection to the ideal wine pairings to custom welcome amenities for out-of-town guests, Loews’ wedding specialists are at your service. They will also work with Loews’ preferred partners such as florists, photographers and hair and makeup professionals, to help make your big day everything you’ve always dreamed of.

It’s All in the Details

Coasters - Annapolis

Feeling crafty? Bayside Bride has a blog with some great nautical themed DIY craft ideas for wedding décor and favors. From coasters to seed bombs with native flowers to personalized jars of Old Bay seasoning, there are lots of great Annapolis-inspired projects that will help brides-to-be keep busy pre-wedding!

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