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Price range: $6,400 - $9,600 Price range: $6,400 - $9,600
Couples usually spend $8,000 Couples usually spend $8,000
Reception
$7,900 starting price
Ceremony
$1,000 starting price
Reception
$7,900 starting price
Ceremony
$1,000 starting price

About

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


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Frequently asked questions

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?

$7,900

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$7,900

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?

$1,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$1,000

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:

Art Gallery
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
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Clean Up
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Wifi

What event items are available?

Chairs
Drapery
Tables

What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
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Reviews of George Peabody Library

4.6 out of 5 rating
4.6 out of 5 rating
132 Reviews
93% recommend it
  • Quality of service
    4.8 out of 5 rating
  • Average response time
    4.7 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    4.8 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    4.7 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4.1 out of 5 rating
Weddingwire
4.6/5 132 reviews
Google
4.7/5 196 reviews
Melanie
Melanie Z. Sent on 07/13/2019
5 out of 5 rating

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!!
Katelyn
Katelyn S. Sent on 02/18/2020
5 out of 5 rating

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!
Pattie
Pattie P. Sent on 11/16/2019
5 out of 5 rating

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!
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Awards

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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
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Real Weddings

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Professional Network & Endorsements

9 Endorsements
District Remix 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 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 EVENTPRO Design and Production Wedding Decor & Lighting

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

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