The Library Ballroom is a unique wedding venue in Macon, Georgia. Built in the late 19th century as the city’s first public library, this downtown landmark is available for weddings and special events. Boasting a 45-foot wooden cathedral ceiling, original hardwood floors, warm mahogany and cherry wood finishes, and colorful stained glass windows, The Library Ballroom is ideal for elegant nuptials and a variety of events.
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With its abundant character, history, and Southern charm, The Library Ballroom offers various indoor rooms for wedding ceremonies, receptions, rehearsal dinners, engagement parties, anniversaries, and many other milestones. The 2,200-square-foot-ballroom is a warm and inviting space with flexible layouts that fit up to 175 seated guests and 225 for a cocktail-style reception. Couples may also use the "Ladies" Reading Room that features a beautiful fireplace, cherry wood furnishings, a 50” plasma TV, and full sound system. Other spaces include a downstairs foyer, prep kitchen, and lavish bathrooms.
The staff at The Library Ballroom is always available to answer your questions and happy to help with vendor recommendations that fit your style and budget. Multiple packages can be customized and feature an array of services such as rentals, getting-ready rooms, setup, cleanup and an elevator. This historic property is handicap accessible. Other services The Library Ballroom offers include the following:
- Limited Free Parking
- Security guard or fire marshal
- Sound systems
- Video projectors
- Wireless Internet
- On site Event Staff
Couples are welcomed to bring any licensed and insured caterer of their choice, and a prep-kitchen is available. The Library Ballroom allows outside alcohol service when the renter has obtained a Special Event/Liquor Liability Insurance policy with a copy provided 30 days prior to the event. No kegs, BYOB, no self service of alcohol.
The Library Ballroom has a bridal suite with luxurious amenities for couples to spend the night, and for bridal parties to get ready with hair and make up. This one bedroom suite provides an "all in one" unique wedding experience, where the couple can check in to The Library Ballroom Friday morning, hold the Rehearsal Dinner Friday night at The Ballroom, retire to the luxurious suite for the evening, and wake up the next day in the same venue the Ceremony and Reception will take place.
Originally designed by D.B. Woodruff, The Library Ballroom was built in 1889 by the Macon Public Library and Historical Society to house the city’s first public library, and remained there until the 1920s. Known as the College Discotheque in the 1960s and 1970s, it housed The Allman Brothers first paid gig. After decades of inactivity, The Library Ballroom faced demolition in the 1990s, but major renovations restored it to its prime splendor. In 2007, The Library Ballroom was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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ONLY $3,650.00 - Complete access of the facility from 1:00pm on Friday to 11:00am on Sunday, plus two nights in our Luxury Bridal Suite. Save yourself from stress by decorating a day early and having the ability to host the rehearsal, rehearsal dinner, ceremony and reception in one location! ($4800.00 Value) See our website for more information. - www.libraryballroom.com