George Peabody Library

17 East Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore, MD 21202 Map · Phone number
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About George Peabody Library

The George Peabody Library is a singularly elegant wedding venue centrally located in Baltimore, Maryland adjacent to historic Mount Vernon Place, a well-appointed and photo-friendly public park. This breathtaking Library features a massive skylight perched atop six stories of cast-iron columns overlooking a black & white marble floor. The Library feels at once grand and stately as well as an intimate setting for hosting your wedding.

Following your ceremony amidst the stacks, your guests will enjoy cocktails in the Exhibit Gallery surrounded by rare and storied items from the Library's extensive collection. Afterwards, your guests will reenter the Library to find it utterly transformed into a reception out of a fairy tale, featuring a warmly lit and classically beautiful room brimming with countless volumes of books.

Services Offered


Our staff is dedicated to providing guidance, recommendations, and creative ideas to help customize your experience at the George Peabody Library. Included in the rental are:

  • 1 venue manager, at least 1 support staff, and security
  • Tables and chairs for your ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception
  • A preparation suite is available 1 hour prior to your ceremony
  • Complimentary coat check available
  • If you are having your ceremony at the Library, we will schedule a complimentary hour of time for your rehearsal


Contact us today to schedule a visit!

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129 Reviews for George Peabody Library

Recommended by 94% of couples


4.7 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.8
  • Professionalism 4.8
  • Flexibility 4.2
  • Value 4.8
  • Average response time 4.8

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  • Katelyn

    Katelyn Shenton · Getting married on 03/02/2021

    5.0
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    Most magical venue in the world

    If you are looking for the wow factor, this is the place! I've been wanting to get married here since forever and all my wedding dreams came true last weekend. It was just beautiful and so magical. There's no other way to describe it. Everyone will be blown away by your venue choice and just be in awe of the place. Sam, one of the day time special event coordinators at the Peabody, is just fantastic to work with throughout the process. On the night of, I was happy with their people as well. I would recommend getting a planner/coordinator and hire other vendors that know the venue because there are certain rules to be followed. However, when you have an experienced planner... following the rules isn't too difficult. The hanging lights are worth the extra expense!

    Sent on 02/18/2020
  • Melanie

    Melanie Zoblisein · Getting married on 09/25/2020

    5.0
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      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
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      5.0
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    Exceptionally beautiful!

    The set up of the tour for this venue was quick and straight to the point. We got the feel for our big day and I couldn’t be more excited to book this venue!!

    Sent on 07/13/2019
  • Pattie

    Pattie Phillips · Married on 10/26/2019

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    Elegant and Historical

    Our daughter and son-in-law selected the George Peabody Library for their wedding reception. The Peabody is known as one of the most beautiful libraries on earth. Its architecture perfectly complements transformation into a stunningly, picture perfect wedding reception setting, especially, in our case, with soft lighting strung across the atrium that beautifully accentuated the five tiers of black and brass railings and frosted glass ceiling.
    Judy Moskowitz and Sam Bessen guided us through the application process. We fully appreciated the unique need to preserve the Peabody’s character and contents, which is the reason it is one of the most, if not the most, sought after venue for receptions. No other venue even comes close to its richness in Baltimore history and sheer opulence. It is an experience in and of itself.
    Our guests were in awe upon entrance into the Peabody Library, and that, along with every other detail, set the mood for an unimaginably, unforgettable, perfect evening!

    Sent on 11/16/2019

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George Peabody Library FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?
    $ 6600.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 5500.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?
    $ 1000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 1000.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Chairs
    Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Cake Cutting
    Dessert
    Server(s)
    Wedding Cake
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    1
  • Describe your venue:
    Historic Building
    Museum
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
  • What event services do you offer?
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Get Ready Rooms
    Set Up
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    March
    April
    May
    June
    July
    August
    September
    October
    November
    December
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February

Real Weddings

Professional Network & Endorsements

9 Endorsements

  • District Remix Wedding DJs

    This is a super gorgeous venue in Baltimore. It is jaw-droppingly stunning at night, with just the right lighting to highlight the architecture. Stop by and you will need to book it!

  • Dennis Drenner Photographs Wedding Photographers

    The Peabody is one of the most beautiful venues in the region, there is little doubt or secret about that. I've photographed there many time and it still wows me every time I walk through the doors. But what I especially love about the place is that along with the beauty of the venue you get a very friendly, helpful and professional staff. Laura, Judy, Linda...they're all wonderful to work with. You might expect an uptight and stuffy staff at such an elegant venue, but thankfully this is far from the case at the Peabody!

  • EVENTPRO Design and Production Wedding Decor & Lighting

    Such a unique space to have an event. Definitely check it out!

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  • 17 East Mount Vernon Place Baltimore, MD, 21202 See on map
    4438409585 (Phone number)
    Mondays 9am-5pm Saturdays by appointment
    Location of (George Peabody Library)