what our guests have to say

“I can't imagine a better venue for hosting important clients in Annapolis. The staff at the Franklin House thinks through every possible detail and makes the most of the beautiful space. We have had two events at the Franklin House and both events were a huge success. For my company, we have no interest in considering any other venue."

—Jeremy Tate, President, CLT

“A true Annapolis gem as a venue and meeting house! The facilities and staff will exceed your expectations and attention to detail is their specialty. Something uniquely different on every level—a must see.”

—Hilton Garden Inn

So this is pretty special...this is what 59 Franklin is to us Sean Finter. This is what an executed vision looks like! Opening our doors to gather, collaborate & educate some of the world’s top operators & entrepreneurs makes for a rather great start to the week.


We had a 4-day meeting in this gorgeous historic house. We felt like we were visiting someone’s house—it was a very warm and welcoming atmosphere. Special thanks to Robyn who took very good care of us! We are so glad we chose Franklin house as a meeting venue rather than a boxed-in hotel conference room. I’d love to come back!

—Dow Chemical Company

When planning our executive and senior leadership retreat, we wanted a venue that was different; we wanted an intimate setting with history, charm, convenience and above all, we wanted it to be comfortable to ensure our group felt at ease while conducting our strategic planning. The staff at The Franklin House was extremely attentive to every last detail without interrupting us throughout our session. We utilized 3 different floors throughout the day, thus avoiding cabin fever and keeping the thoughts and ideas flowing. We ended our night in The Downie Bar with a catered dinner that was served on a beautifully ornate table allowing the group to reflect on the day in private and comfort. The Franklin House was memorable and is still talked about by my team – it is definitely how we will conduct our next strategic retreat.

—Viraj Gandhi, Paradyme Manageme

I just wanted to drop a quick line and thank you for an amazing event!  You guys were so accommodating and hospitable.  I am definitely going to, as Mike Donnelly said, “refer and return.” Everyone was so pleased with the facility and the amenities. Thanks again and look forward to working with you again in the future.

—Lori Coogan, Sales & Marketing Coordinator, Lagoon


The team was very complimentary of everything we did and Tom was really happy with the whole event. I have to say Monday night in the Downie Bar was my favorite! You were so right. You really do have a very cool job Robyn and you are GREAT at it! I mean that and if you ever need any recommendations for The Franklin House, they can call me. 

—Marian L. Peders, Sr. Administrative Assistant, Grace Technologies