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Venues in Annapolis, MD,
(410) 295-3213
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4.7 out of 5
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  • 37 Reviews


    Leah Johnson

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  • We were scheduled to have our reception at the Graduate, and we had to cancel due to Coronavirus. I still wanted to write a review for other couples looking for a venue. The wedding coordinator, Shannon, was a pleasure to work with and very responsive when we had questions. The venue is newly renovated and beautiful. We were able to go to a tasting and find out that the food is wonderful! We were very excited for our guests to enjoy the food. The Graduate is definitely a venue we would recommend!

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    Thank you so much, Leah! While we will certainly miss the opportunity to partner on your special day, we are wishing you and Isaac a beautiful, happy future! It was such a joy working with you this far. Take care, and be sure to reach out if we can ever assist you! -Shannon Draley

    Sarah Crowell

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  • The Graduate did a wonderful job with our daughter's wedding! The food was delicious, and Shannon, the catering manager, was a great help with all of the planning and details! Everyone had a wonderful time! I highly recommend them!

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    Hi Sarah! We loved partnering with you in planning for Alex & Adam's Wedding Weekend! You, your families, and friends were just delightful and everything came together so beautifully. Thank you again for trusting in Graduate! - Shannon :)

    Nicole

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    5 out of 5
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  • To start, it is expensive as heck to have a nice wedding in the DC area. Just ridiculous. To that end, my fiance and I spent 2 years trying to find locations that we both liked, that was aesthetically pleasing to both of us, that offered enough space for our guests and that just made sense for us. In the end, Shannon's professionalism, quick responses and great personality were the deciding factor that caused us to choose The Graduate. Though we signed our contract before the transition was made, it was seamless for us and we felt no confusion or discomfort during the renovations. Our guests and our family enjoyed every part of the wedding. It was a good time, the hotel was lovely and the staff was very helpful. There were some minor challenges: a few of my guests had heat issues in their rooms (and it was super cold on our wedding weekend) but I believe it was handled quickly and my maid of honor and a groomsman were stuck in the elevator for a short time. The staff came to everyone... Read more

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    Nicole & Marcus - It was such a joy to work with you both in the planning of your Wedding Weekend! Thank you for trusting in Graduate Annapolis to ensure a fabulous celebration! :)

    Jaynie Jones

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    5 out of 5
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  • We just had our wedding reception at the Graduate Annapolis on Nov. 23 and it was amazing! We had a huge reception with 180 guests and my family and friends haven’t stopped complimenting us. To start of, Shannon Draley is absolutely a dream to work with! She completely eased my mind of all the stress and saw our vision of how we wanted our reception to flow. She completely nailed it and listened to every one of our suggestions and made her the whole team at the hotel was on the same page. Months leading up to the wedding, she answered all my silly questions right away. She is very organized and detailed oriented, which is exactly what you need when planning a wedding! I can’t thank her enough for all her time and patience with us. My mom was ready to adopt her in our family after working with her so much... LOL When it came time for the wedding weekend, we had a lot of guests stay right at the hotel which was so convenient. It's walking distance downtown and ther... Read more

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    Congratulations again Jaynie & Tyler! It was such an honor to take part in this weekend with you and your families! We truly had the best time planning with you, and are wishing you, Tyler, and little pup Tucker Happily Ever After! :) - Shannon & the Graduate Team

    Carrie

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    5 out of 5
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  • We loved our wedding venue, the Hotel Annapolis! They are currently transitioning, but if you hear good things about Lowes, Hotel Annapolis, or Graduate, it's where we had our special day and it was absolutely perfect. We primarily worked with Shannon Draley in the planning stages. We picked this venue because it was local, parking was plentiful for our guests, and the convenience of having everything right there at the hotel was unbeatable. Our food, drink, accommodations, rehearsal, ceremony, cocktail hour, and dinner/dancing reception were all through the Hotel Annapolis. Food was a top priority for us, and the hotel DELIVERED! Our tasting was easily our favorite part of wedding planning. The appetizers were incredible -- full cheese and fruit/veggie displays, mini quesadillas, shrimp wrapped scallops, beef and pickled onion crostini, bruschetta, and mini crab cakes. We had a bountiful buffet dinner -- caesar and house salad options with toppings to pick and choose from, baked pot... Read more

    Madeline

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    5 out of 5
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  • We just had our wedding reception at the Loews last month. We used their Powerhouse building and had the most unique and wonderful experience that left our guests raving. The staff was pampering, attentive, accommodating, and all around top quality. We worked with Holly Greve until her retirement, and then worked with Rosemary Whelan, who seamlessly took control of our event. They took care of everything we needed to and I would choose them again in a heartbeat. They hosted our crazy family for the weekend and gave us great cocktails (including a custom cocktail my guests demanded the recipe for), delicious food I want to go back and order, and gorgeous accommodations in the heart of the city. I would really recommend letting the Loews Annapolis handle your special event.

    Hannah

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  • I could not think of a better venue for our wedding. Growing up in Annapolis I always dreamed of a nautical themed wedding downtown Annapolis. My husband and I looked at over 10 venues between Philadelphia (where we currently live) and Annapolis. Holly Greve was the only person at any of these venues that asked us about our story and wanted to get to know us as a couple before trying to sell us on the location. Holly was a huge reason why we chose the Loews. From the first initial meeting until the end of our wedding Holly and her team were there accommodating any need or request I ever had. The Loews is the best hotel in town. Every detail we had planned with Holly was executed perfectly. The next day they had everything packed up waiting for us to take it away. I can't say enough about the Loews, Holly Greve, and her team. The only hiccup my family and I encountered was that we knew we had a dollar minimum to hit but we didn't realize until later that the minimum did not include ... Read more

    Ashley

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    5 out of 5
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  • Holly at the Loews Annapolis Hotel is a class act. She was on point and very detail oriented when helping us plan our wedding reception at the Loews. Holly and her staff went above and beyond to make our wedding weekend very special. They accommodated every last minute request and the food for the reception was delicious! Thank you Holly and team!

    Carol

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  • I don't know where to start. Holly!!! She is one amazing woman, she was always there for guidance,asking questions, whatever it took for her to create your dream reception. My daughter was amazed at how everything turned out. My husband and I are still receiving compliments on the most beautiful, best reception they had ever attended. I did not hire a wedding planner and Holly stepped right into the role of helper along with all her other duties, no matter the question or when I called her the response was immediate. It was a little pricey but we definitely got what we paid for!! I would recommend this venue to anyone. Holly is amazing. You can't go wrong here. Thank you Holly and your staff!!!!!

    Katelyn

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  • I cannot say enough about how wonderful the entire staff at Loew's was for our wedding weekend! We held our cocktail hour in the Atrium, our reception in the Ballroom and held a brunch there the next morning. Holly, the wedding coordinator is absolutely amazing and helped me make the whole weekend a dream come true! Tons of our guests said the food was the best they had ever had at a wedding!

    Sara Williams

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    4.8 out of 5
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  • When we first booked this venue it was still the Loews Hotel. A few months later we learned that the hotel was sold to the Graduate corporation and I immediately panicked. This scary scenario turned into the best thing that ever happened to us. We worked with Shannon mostly during the planing processes and she was wonderful to work with. She stayed completely calm during all of my minor bride meltdowns and came up with a plan Bs that always turned out better than the original plan As. We also worked with Eric while we were at the venue. He was also super accommodating. We seriously felt like we were VIP rock stars. The hotel staff was wonderful and very accommodating. 90% of our wedding guests came from out of town and the majority of them stayed at the hotel. We had zero complaints and everyone complimented how wonderful everyone was. We were blown away by the food at our tasting and that same quality stayed consistent at the wedding. The catering department also did ama... Read more

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    Congratulations again, Sara & Glenn! We had the BEST time getting to know you both and planning with you. Thank you for letting us be a part of your special day!

    Lindsay

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    4.8 out of 5
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  • April 30, 2016 was truly "the best day ever" thanks to Holly Greve and the Loews Hotel! Holly was a true professional - making sure that everything was picture perfect on the day of our wedding. She and the team at Loews delivered on every promise they made: from exceptional service, to the outstanding menu options, this beautiful Annapolis venue did not disappoint. We had countless guests tell us that this was the best meal they'd ever had at a wedding! The Loews Hotel is a perfect location for any large Annapolis wedding! The Loews was incredible. You cannot go wrong with the Loews and with Holly. I wish I could give it more than 5 stars.

    Ashley

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  • After our wedding reception at the Loews Powerhouse, I have mixed feelings. There were some really great things- the Powerhouse is such a unique venue, you can't beat the location and access to DTA and the USNA, and the food at the Loews is incredible. But, I didn't find the staff to be very helpful during the planning. A big reason I booked with the Loews was because Holly, the former coordinator, was absolutely amazing and made me feel like I was in great hands- something I needed as I was planning this wedding from OH while my fiancé was stationed in CA. Unfortunately, Holly didn't tell me she was retiring, and the transition to Rosemary was less than seamless. Suddenly things were costing different amounts, we weren't allowed to do things Holly said would be no issue, emails weren't being returned, etc. We eventually were able to work things out, but with quite a bit more legwork on my end than I anticipated. For the actual wedding weekend, there were more mistakes than I would h... Read more

    Katie

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    3.5 out of 5
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  • Loew's Annapolis was great during our wedding weekend and up until recently left very fond memories for both my husband and I of our wedding weekend. We used Loew's for our primary room block and also the day after brunch. We had some friends tell us that they left some gifts for us at the brunch however we didn't see them. I emailed my catering point of contact, Holly, prior to leaving for our honeymoon but was informed nothing was found. I was traveling out of the country most of the next two months and I missed a voicemail from the Loews saying they had found my gifts, at the end of June. When I did call them back, the front desk informed me they "donated" our wedding gifts that had been left. I understand a bit of time had passed between the wedding and when I called but I feel that it is completely unacceptable and unprofessional to donate a bride and groom's gifts without making significant effort to contact them and notifying them via email or voicemail you plan on "donating" th... Read more

    User5379985

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    4.9 out of 5
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  • The Loews is amazing to work with! Holly does such a great job providing suggestions but accommodating your desires as a couple. They were are very flexible as far as our reception and things we wanted. Holly is so fun, energetic and knows what she is doing! The service goes above and beyond at this hotel!
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