Need to reschedule that graduation party, rehearsal dinner, or special event? 

We have availability for some 2021 dates - let us know what you are looking for!

For the remainder of 2020 we are only able to consider small parties (less than 25 people total), subject to the latest covid restrictions and considerations. 

 

Annapolis waterfront event venue with a modern twist

Where Back Creek meets an industrial loft vibe, sits the Hornor Maritime Center. The perfect space for your next corporate meeting, rehearsal dinner, wedding, or celebration, our facility offers endless opportunities for making memories. 

AMENITIES

  • Spectacular 3rd floor view onto Back Creek.

  • 2900 sq. ft includes Large Event room and Conference room.

  • Flexible space with great light and modern neutral tones.

  • Assortment of tables and 80 padded chairs onsite.

  • 21' x 16' Conference room for 12 with a/v.

  • Large Event room (2200 sq ft) perfect for personal or professional events.  Comes with podium, retractable screen, projector, and computer connections.  

  • Dedicated restrooms.

 
 

Our modern building sits within a maritime commercial and residential district called Eastport, less than a mile from downtown Annapolis.

Dozens of tall windows bring in great views and natural light on all external walls. Inside, neutral wall tones and minimal decorations allow you to customize the space to fit your needs. 

Corporate to Casual

Whatever type of event you want to host, we've got the place for you. Since we frequently use the space for classes, meetings, and parties, we have some idea about what you may need.  Projector, screen, and computer connections are included.

Need a special venue for that Big, upcoming Birthday, Anniversary, Rehearsal Dinner,or Retirement Party?

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28'x13' lobby
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"Meetings made simple."

J. A.  

"We had a wonderful experience from start to finish. The whole team at HMC were both friendly and professional. The venue is perfect for hosting events and our guests loved the view! We will definitely be back." M.W.

Frequently asked questions

What are the parking options?


We have onsite parking, and since we are in a mixed use area, parking on the street is usually available. Daytime weekday events may use 10 of our onsite spaces, whereas weekend and night events may access 21 spaces. We always encourage carpooling, and using Lyft and Uber. Other parking will be discussed as needed.




What other onsite items are available (with advance notice)?


Table Options: 60" round tables (10) 72" rectangular plastic tables (6) Rectangular desk-style tables (34). Each 24" x 60" seats 2 comfortably for classroom use. Upholstered armless reception chairs (80) 8' coat rack with hangars Included a/v: Podium 48" (2) flat screen monitors, and a 8' x 6' screen LCD Projector, ceiling mounted with remote Computer Hookup Our audiovisual infrastructure offers a lot of additional options for you. The large event room is wired for great feedback-less sound through 10 ceiling speakers, as well as cordless microphones. There are also multiple spots for breakouts, with a/v. Want more than just to plug in your laptop? Not sure and want onsite tech support? Just let us know and we can customize an additional a/v package for you. Audiovisual tech and room set up is not included.




Damage Deposit and Insurance


The refundable $500 damage deposit is due at the same time as the signed contract. The renter must provide ABYC Foundation with a Certificate of Insurance for a minimum of $1,000,000 per occurrence, with the "ABYC Foundation" named as additional insured. This may be obtained via your business or homeowner insurance or www.privateeventinsurance.com.




Do you have a food and beverage minimum?


We do not! The Hornor Maritime Center does not have the facility or staff to provide food and beverage for your large event. For smaller meetings during the week, we can provide daily beverage service for a per-person fee. For nighttime or daily events, your food options range from hiring a full-service caterer (required if you will have a bar), to bringing food yourself and committing to set up and clean up afterwards. These options give you the renter a much broader range of options, depending on your budget and your time. We do have lots of suggestions on caterers and lunch if you'd like some local knowledge




I have some limited mobility guests - tell me about your site.


The front door approach on Third Street features sturdy white railings along a ramp as well as separate 3-step entry with railings. The other entrance is a walkway from the garage which is a ramp with railings. Inside the lobby, the elevator runs from the ground floor to the 3rd floor Hornor Maritime Center. The elevator door is 36" wide, and the inside dimensions are 4'3" x 5'9".




I'm looking to plan an event but I'm not sure what Covid travel/gathering restrictions/recommendations may be in place, so I'm not sure what to do.


We understand! As both meeting planners ourselves, as well as event hosts, we understand that planning a social or work event has taken on a whole new dimension right now. As a result, we've got very flexible reservation policies in place. Our suggestion - go ahead and check us out on the web and let's start a conversation on the phone and/or email/web form. If you are interested in our site and have a particular date in mind, let's pencil it in, so that it doesn't get taken while our community is in this state of limbo. ?'s- just give us a shout.





Jack Hornor celebrated life on the water as a sailor. He was the founder and owner of Marine Survey & Design Company, a naval architect, a marine surveyor, and a mentor to many in the marine industry. Jack had a passion for education that was passed down from his parents Dorothy and Audra, who were career school teachers. The Hornor Maritime Center is dedicated in memory of our friend Jack Hornor.

C O N T A C T   U S 

(located at the corner of Third and Eastern Avenue)

613 Third Street || Annapolis, MD 21403

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E: events@hornormaritime.org​

P: 410-990- 4460 x111