Located in Baltimore, Maryland, 1840s Plaza is a historic wedding venue for the local area, providing couples with a unique and elegant setting for their big day. Make your day more perfect with beautiful sites, a private courtyard garden, and elegant overnight accommodations.
Facilities and Capacity
Once you encounter the stately front gate of the charming venue, it opens to reveal a tranquil garden courtyard that leads to the boutique hotel, the 1840s Carrollton Inn. You’ll see three stories of architectural excellence fronted by a historical red-iron facade that rises before guests majestically. From first glance, the 1840s Plaza serves as the ideal setting for your picture-perfect wedding. As you and your guests are swept away into the grace and beauty of an era past, life and excitement will glow through the many sparkling windows. The three floors of the picturesque Fava Building are all available for your special day. From the Latin-inspired first-floor 1840s cabaret-style to the second floor 1840s city-lite-theme, the unique decor will create a charming atmosphere for the joyous occasion. The second floor also features authentic Baltimore vignettes, historical white tower diner, and a lounge-like style. In addition to those two spaces, the 1840s Plaza boasts an elegant 1840s ballroom with sweeping city views, hardwood dancefloor, crystal chandeliers, and hand-painted murals of historic Baltimore. The ballroom is one of the most sophisticated and unique in the Inner Harbor area. No matter the vision or budget, there is a fitting venue for your day.
The 1840’s Plaza’s experienced event team are ready to assist couples with the many details of their big day and answer the questions that come up during the planning period. From start to finish, they guarantee the day is flawlessly planned and executed, whether it’s for your engagement party, bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, ceremony, reception, or elopement. They also orchestrate rehearsals, coordinate with other wedding professionals, and make special arrangements for customs and traditions to meet couples’ specific needs. Baltimore is a melting pot of nationalities and cultures, and the historic venue embraces the diversity and heritage of their couples. In addition to all of the planning services, 1840s Plaza offers setup, cleanup, all-inclusive packages, get-ready rooms, and event rentals such as chairs, tables, furniture, dance floors, and altars and arches. Other services provided include:
Located 39 miles outside of Washington, D.C. in Baltimore, 1840s Plaza is ideally situated near plenty to see and do. Couples and guests can visit Inner Harbor, National Aquarium, Fells Point, Mount Vernon, and more in Baltimore to entertain before or after-wedding festivities. There is also plenty to explore in nearby Washington, DC. You and your loved ones can lodge at the inn on-site or find hotel options just a short walk away. The Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport is 11 miles away, making your romantic occasion easily accessible for all of your traveling friends and family.
Recommended by 94% of couples
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Michael Cucina · Married on 10/12/2019
Wonderful Staff, Amazing Venue
We chose to get married at the 1840's Plaza back in October of 2017. We fell in love with the venue the minute we saw it. It's so unique and has so much character to it that we couldn't pass it up. The hotel accommodations were fantastic, the presentation of the courtyard and all three floors of the main building were fantastic, I couldn't have pictured a more beautiful wedding. The staff is truly the highlight of the venue. Stasia Cruz and Lauren Spivey are the best at what they do. We worked closely with Lauren throughout the planning process as well as Stasia on the day of/day after. I couldn't have asked for a more flexible, helpful, kind, and organized group of people to assist us. They truly helped make my wedding day as special as it could have possibly been. I would recommend the 1840's Plaza for any couples looking for a special Baltimore City venue, and I certainly would recommend working with Lauren and Stasia.Sent on 10/16/2019
Jennifer · Married on 04/27/2019
Beautiful venue in a convenient location in Downtown Baltimore. Great for out-of-town guests!
Although we reside in DC/MD/VA area, majority of our guests were from out of town, and we wanted to ensure convenience for them. Located in the Inner Harbor, the venue is close by the BWI airport, and right next to the venue is a hotel within a short walking distance. We had a room block with the hotel, and because of the proximity to the venue, our out-of-town guests did not need to rent a car and explored Downtown Baltimore. For guests driving to the venue, complimentary valet parking is provided the day of which was a big plus.Sent on 09/17/2019
The 1840s staff are extremely professional, friendly and accommodating, especially Stasia, who served as our main POC. She made us feel like family.
It’s a great venue for photos, especially the backdrop of the Fava building. The Carrollton Inn is a very lovely getting ready spot day of and place to stay on the wedding night. The Carrollton Inn breakfast is sooo good - we had to throw this in as well!
Thank you 1840s for the great experience and memorable wedding day! And a special THANK YOU to Stasia!
1840s Plaza's reply:Congratulations Jennifer and Luis on your gorgeous wedding!! Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful experience with our staff at 1840s Plaza! We love to welcome our couples in to our 1840s family during the planning stage. Our fabulous 13 rooms and suites at the 1840s Carrollton Inn are the perfect overnight accommodation for out of town guest or your wedding party to use to as a getting ready spaces. We hope you will come back and stay with us for your anniversary. We wish you a lifetime of happiness! Lauren
Rachel Sybor · Married on 03/15/2019
Perfect venue in Downtown Baltimore!
1840s Plaza in incredible!! They have so many different options for receptions they can definitely make it work no matter what you need. They are on their game and so quick to respond. They will guide you through the process quickly and easily. I just cannot say enough!!Sent on 03/26/2019
1840s Plaza's reply:Congratulations Rachel & Aaron! We are delighted that selected 1840s Plaza as your gorgeous wedding venue, the pictures the gorgeous! Our staff prides themselves on making sure we respond to our clients in a timely fashion. We hope that you will come back and celebrate with us at the 1840s Carrollton Inn! All the best, Lauren
1840s Plaza Price Rates
Reserve your wedding reception at 1840s Plaza and save 50% on the room or suite of your choice for your wedding night accommodations at the 1840s Carrollton Inn! (Based on availability, discount applies to wedding couple's room only on the night of the wedding).
Our downtown location is such a fun place for your next event or wedding day!
Fantastic wedding venue. Multiple floors with multiple themes to fit the vision of any bride and groom! A must see and a wonderful historic feel in the middle of Baltimore!
We Truly love working with the entire staff at 1840's Plaza!!!! This venue is so beautiful and unique,nothing else like it in Baltimore. A must see venue!!!!!! Kudos to the wonderful staff!!!!!