Venue Rentals

The Ward Museum venue offers stunning waterfront views and a truly unique setting for any event

If you are looking for a wedding venue or reception hall to host your event, the Ward Museum can help you have a unique experience. The museum grounds and building blend together to create an atmosphere not found anywhere else on the Eastern Shore. Access to our nature trail and museum galleries will make your event encompass your love for nature, art, and tradition in one location.

From weddings and anniversaries, to meetings and luncheons, the Ward Museum can accommodate all of your needs. We want you to have the a unique and memorable occasion.

Atrium Lobby

Atrium Lobby at The Ward Museum

Have your wedding ceremony, baby shower, book signing, or birthday party in our Atrium Lobby. This room is ideal for daytime and evening events. The Atrium Lobby features a three-story view of the beautiful Schumaker Pond,  providing a magnificent backdrop to formal and informal occasions. Make it cozy, we can arrange the space for an intimate event, while maintaining the beautiful views.

John A. Luetkemeyer and Thomas F. Mullan Jr. Legacy Center

This state-of-the-art room features 2,200 square-feet of space, glass walls, with the elegant backdrop of Schumaker Pond. Our Legacy Center is perfect for receptions, banquets, dance parties, educational lectures, and workshops. The room can also be divided into three separate spaces to meet your needs. The Legacy Center and offers stunning views, indoor and outdoor amenities, premier hardwood floors, and private restrooms. The room also comes with two 80 inch displays, a sound system, and wireless microphones available at an additional charge.

Richard A. Henson Education Center

Richard A. Henson Education Center White tables

The Richard A. Henson Education Room is well suited for meetings and presentations. Equipped with an 80 inch screen and an audio system, this space is an excellent space to host small parties, meetings, and workshops. This space is suitable for classroom style, lecture style, and boardroom seating.

Victor Oristano Meeting Room

Victor Oristano Meeting Room

Host your meeting, presentation, or workshop in our Victor Oristano Meeting Room. This space features an 80 inch display and a classroom sound system at an additional cost. Give a stronger delivery on your presentation with the use of our dimmable lights. The room comes with 6′ tables and comfortable cushioned chairs that can be easily moved during your workshops. Also included in the space is a small preparation area complete with a counter space and full size refrigerator.

Exterior of Ward Wildfowl Museum

Call 410-742-4988 ext. 102 or email Venue Rental & Outreach Coordinator Matthew Clark at mpclark@salisbury.edu to schedule a visit.

The Ward Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization and rentals of the Ward Museum are used to support Museum operations.