The Library Ballroom is a 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 40-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.
Facilities and Capacity
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 250 for a cocktail-style reception. Couples may also use the Reading Room that features cherry wood furnishings, a 50” plasma TV, and full sound system. Other spaces include a downstairs foyer, ladies reading room, 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:
Couples are welcomed to bring any licensed and insured caterer of their choice, and a special prep-kitchen is available. The Library Ballroom permits outside alcohol, and comprehensive bar services include bar tenders, open, limited, and a cash bar, a wide selection of beverages with house and premium wine, signature drinks, premium liquors, and specialty drinks.
The Library Ballroom has a bridal suite with luxurious amenities for couples to spend the night. This room is also available for wedding parties to use the night prior to the festivities, and as dressing from on your big day.
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.
Recommended by 94% of couples
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Sophia · Married on 09/13/2014
I can express in enough words how WONDERFUL it was having our wedding reception here at the Library Ballroom! They really took the stress out of the wedding process and made it fun and exciting! We LOVED the weekend package where we had the entire day before the wedding to set up and have fun! All the bridesmaids stayed up in the honeymoon suite that night too! Kaylee was so professional, kind, and helpful! She made our dreams come true! Not only did she suggest decorators and chair rentals, she even allowed us to use our own cater from Atlanta! I am still dreaming with a smile on my face at the memory of my wedding at the Library Ballroom! It was easy to have a beautiful, memorable, and fun wedding here! I miss it! I advise EVERY bride to check out The Library Ballroom! You won't be sorry! :)Sent on 10/03/2014
Dallas Ray Sherwood · Getting married on 05/16/2020
Great Venue and People
I have not even had my wedding and The Library Ballroom has exceeded my expectations. Once I decided to go with them I felt so much better about planning my wedding. Kaylee has given great recommendations on all type of vendors, and is always available to answer questions. She has put my mind at ease and I cannot wait to see how it turns out on the big day.Sent on 01/31/2019
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Lori W. · Married on 04/12/2019
Excellent choice for a wedding & reception venue!
Kaylee was incredibly nice and helpful through the entire process of planning the wedding and reception and was there during the event itself to help us with any needs we might have had. The venue is clean, beautiful, and such a great choice for couples who want a location that is unique.Sent on 05/18/2019
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The Library Ballroom Price Rates
ONLY $3,850.00 - Complete access of the facility from 3:00pm 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