A few days ago, I noticed a small crowd of people grouped around the Orioles' dugout. Since tours can be scheduled year-round, I figured this group must be doing just that, taking a guided ballpark tour.
But as I glanced away, I noted the tell-tale tour guide uniform in the way of a black and orange jacket and ball cap was missing, and this group was pretty well dressed for a bunch of fans just walking around the Yard--Most fans don't opt for sparkling dresses or sharply cut suits, or a tour in the evening so close to dusk.
But a wedding rehearsal fit the bill nicely. Did you know you can get married, have your wedding reception, or hold an event at Camden Yards?
Receptions, rehearsal dinners, job fairs, birthday parties, corporate meetings - you name it and you can rent out a portion of the ballpark for it.
The O's can accommodate corporate meetings and social gatherings for 50 to 2,500 people; outdoor Eutaw Street Parties for up to 5,000 people; and wedding rehearsals and receptions for groups ranging from 50 to 350 people. Catering, bar service, indoor and outdoor ceremony space, linens, tableware, tables and chairs are all available on site.
The following is a list of events and options available through ARAMARK and the O's:
- Cocktail Receptions
- Corporate Dinners
- Business Meetings
- Non-Game Day Catering
- Bar Mitzvahs
- Weddings and Special Events
- Suite Catering
- Private Suite Attendants and Bartenders
- Audio/Visual Equipment
- China and Linen Service
- Special Occasion Cakes
- Fresh-Cut Flowers
- Coach/Player Appearances
- Team Merchandise
For more information on planning a non-game day event, call the ARAMARK Catering Sales Office at (410) 332-4633 Ext. 1167.
Now just imagine the photographer telling you to stand on the third step of the Orioles' dugout or next to Eddie Murray's home run plaque on Eutaw Street.
They probably won't have to remind you to smile.