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 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.
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, 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 anato elevr. 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 prep-kitchen is available. The Library Ballroom will allow outside alcohol, but also offers a comprehensive bar service including bartenders, open, limited, and cash bar options, 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.
30 Reviews for The Library Ballroom
Recommended by 95% of couples
19 User photos
Dallas Ray Sherwood · Getting married on 11/21/2020
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
The Library Ballroom's reply:Aww, thanks Dallas Ray! We're super excited about your big day!! Cannot wait to help you celebrate!
Kim Dawson · Getting married on 10/03/2020
Wedding in Oct. 2020. The Library ballroom is beautiful. Kaylee the manager has been so helpful & accommodating. She gave us a folder with so much info on planning a wedding from catering, to photographers, to musicians. Would highly recommend taking a look at this elegant venue. We said yes to the venue & can not wait.Sent on 02/15/2020
The Library Ballroom's reply:Thanks so much Kim! You guys have been wonderful as well! We’re so looking forward to the wedding! It’s going to be perfect! :)
Jessica Youngberg · Married on 02/01/2020
Amazing staff, beautiful venue
We literally couldn't have picked a better venue for our perfect day! Throughout the whole planning process, Kaylee was amazing and helpful. She was very accommodating when we needed to meet up for payments and meetings. She always replied to emails or calls quickly, and always had the answers to whatever crazy questions I had. The building is absolutely gorgeous and more perfect than I could have ever imagined. The whole staff was super helpful on our wedding day. I will forever recommended this venue to anyone getting married, especially people like me who definitely did NOT want to get married outside. This was the first thing I booked after our engagment and definitely the easiest decision!! Thanks again, Library Ballroom, for making our dream wedding day perfect!Sent on 03/04/2020
The Library Ballroom's reply:Thank you so much, Jessica! You guys were the best and everything was so beautiful! Wishing you and Corey all the happiness!
The Library Ballroom Price Rates
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