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George Peabody Library

Baltimore , MD
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LOCATION

17 East Mount Vernon Place
Baltimore, MD 21202 US (map)

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443-840-9585

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ABOUT US

In addition to its traditional use as a research library, the George Peabody Library is available as an event space. It is a setting of great beauty, unique in Baltimore, and worthy of... Read more
In addition to its traditional use as a research library, the George Peabody Library is available as an event space. It is a setting of great beauty, unique in Baltimore, and worthy of your most significant celebrations. Whether you would like to host an intimate luncheon for 40, a formal banquet for 220, or a cocktail party and dance for 300, you'll find the space to be as flexible as it is elegant.

The outer Exhibit Room, used most often as a setting for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres before dinner, offers your guests a warm welcome amid cases that display manuscripts and illustrated texts from the library's collections. As a setting for the main event, whether a dinner, wedding, press reception, retirement party, fundraising dance or celebration of your company's most recent success, the soaring stack room is incomparable. Your guests will be surrounded by six tiers of stately cast-iron columns, decorative railings, and classical embellishments touched with gold-leaf in this room that rises 61 feet from its black-and-white marble floor to the massive skylight that caps the central interior. A space of exquisite symmetry in the neo-Grec style, the stack room lends an atmosphere of history and accomplishment to every event. Warmly lit, the space is so perfectly proportioned that, although the room is monumental, the feeling is intimate. Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1857
Describe your venue:
Historic Site, Museum
Describe the style of your venue
City, Glamorous, Vintage
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
220
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
5000
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
120
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Outside vendors welcome
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Outside vendors welcome
Seating
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

When was your venue built?
1857
Describe your venue:
Historic Site, Museum
Describe the style of your venue
City, Glamorous, Vintage
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
5000
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
120
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Outside vendors welcome
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Outside vendors welcome
Seating
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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Nancy
Wedding:
9/13/2014
5.0/5.0
Judy and Laura were wonderful to work with. They always had time for my numerous questions! The library has many rules and regulations, but we knew about them early on so there were no surprises. Incredibly beautiful venue!
Judy and Laura were wonderful to work with. They always had time for my numerous questions! The library has many rules and Read more...
Judy and Laura were wonderful to work with. They always had time for my numerous questions! The library has many rules and regulations, but we knew about them early on so there were no surprises. Incredibly beautiful venue! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Beautiful venue for our wedding ceremony and reception! All the guests keep saying how much they loved it! The staff was great to work with and very responsive during the planning process.
Beautiful venue for our wedding ceremony and reception! All the guests keep saying how much they loved it! The staff was Read more...
Beautiful venue for our wedding ceremony and reception! All the guests keep saying how much they loved it! The staff was great to work with and very responsive during the planning process. Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
The whole staff from booking the date to the event execution were exemplary. I asked a zillion questions, and each was answered by Judy with patience. During our event, my husband fell ill, and Michelle made sure that EMTs were called discretely and showed us the utmost compassion.
The whole staff from booking the date to the event execution were exemplary. I asked a zillion questions, and each was Read more...
The whole staff from booking the date to the event execution were exemplary. I asked a zillion questions, and each was answered by Judy with patience. During our event, my husband fell ill, and Michelle made sure that EMTs were called discretely and showed us the utmost compassion. Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Linette
Wedding:
5/10/2014
5.0/5.0
The Peabody library and staff were so easy to work with and the venue is just amazing!! It is such a stunning venue and it amazed all of our wedding guests when they walked through the doors after cocktail hour. I heard the quote "this place is so beautiful", etc so many times that night. Also guests said it was the most spectacular wedding venue that they had ever been in before!! Also we just had our reception at the Peabody.
The Peabody library and staff were so easy to work with and the venue is just amazing!! It is such a stunning venue and it Read more...
The Peabody library and staff were so easy to work with and the venue is just amazing!! It is such a stunning venue and it amazed all of our wedding guests when they walked through the doors after cocktail hour. I heard the quote "this place is so beautiful", etc so many times that night. Also guests said it was the most spectacular wedding venue that they had ever been in before!! Also we just had our reception at the Peabody. Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
10/11/2013
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding at the George Peabody Library and it was amazing. All of our guest said that it was one of the most unique venues they had ever seen. The staff at the Peabody was great to work with, especially Judy. Also, if anyone is concerned about cost, we had our wedding on a Friday and it was much more affordable!
We had our wedding at the George Peabody Library and it was amazing. All of our guest said that it was one of the most Read more...
We had our wedding at the George Peabody Library and it was amazing. All of our guest said that it was one of the most unique venues they had ever seen. The staff at the Peabody was great to work with, especially Judy. Also, if anyone is concerned about cost, we had our wedding on a Friday and it was much more affordable! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Amazing! Such a gorgeous venue for my wedding. My husband and I instantly fell in love with the Peabody the minute we walked in. Two months later, we're still getting compliments on the unique venue. The staff was extremely helpful and kind.
Amazing! Such a gorgeous venue for my wedding. My husband and I instantly fell in love with the Peabody the minute we Read more...
Amazing! Such a gorgeous venue for my wedding. My husband and I instantly fell in love with the Peabody the minute we walked in. Two months later, we're still getting compliments on the unique venue. The staff was extremely helpful and kind. Read less
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Molly
Wedding:
7/5/2013
5.0/5.0
We LOVED this venue for our wedding!

The staff was professional and willing to help us with any and/or all of our questions and concerns. As a nervous bride, I made several phone calls to the office with questions about the timing of the event and other small details and was always greeted warmly and was assured that the staff were willing and eager to work with us to make our event the best it could be. From Judy Moskowitz, my main contact in the Private Events Office to Chris Brooks, the event manager for the day, I had nothing but positive experiences with the staff.

It goes without saying that the venue itself is breathtaking - our photos are BEAUTIFUL and both my husband and my families LOVED having an event in such a wonderful atmosphere. The price of the venue initially seems quite steep, but when factoring in the quality of the venue and event management that comes along with the price, it seems well worth it. To help offset the cost, we decided to have our wedding on a Friday, which worked well for our guests and kept us within budget.

They do restrict catering to one of two caterers, Classic Catering, and Chef's Expressions. We went with Classic Catering and they were very willing to work with us on finding a price point that we could afford (which turned out to be less than what we had been told was their usual minimum). The Peabody Library and our point person from Classic Catering, Lynn Piette, seemed to have worked together very well in the past and even knew each other on a first name basis. Judy M. seemed to know all the ins and outs of working with the caterer and vice versa, so there was very little left for me to have to deal with in terms of going between the two parties. They worked together seamlessly to pull off the event just how we wanted it!
We LOVED this venue for our wedding!

The staff was professional and willing to help us with any and/or all of our Read more...
We LOVED this venue for our wedding!

The staff was professional and willing to help us with any and/or all of our questions and concerns. As a nervous bride, I made several phone calls to the office with questions about the timing of the event and other small details and was always greeted warmly and was assured that the staff were willing and eager to work with us to make our event the best it could be. From Judy Moskowitz, my main contact in the Private Events Office to Chris Brooks, the event manager for the day, I had nothing but positive experiences with the staff.

It goes without saying that the venue itself is breathtaking - our photos are BEAUTIFUL and both my husband and my families LOVED having an event in such a wonderful atmosphere. The price of the venue initially seems quite steep, but when factoring in the quality of the venue and event management that comes along with the price, it seems well worth it. To help offset the cost, we decided to have our wedding on a Friday, which worked well for our guests and kept us within budget.

They do restrict catering to one of two caterers, Classic Catering, and Chef's Expressions. We went with Classic Catering and they were very willing to work with us on finding a price point that we could afford (which turned out to be less than what we had been told was their usual minimum). The Peabody Library and our point person from Classic Catering, Lynn Piette, seemed to have worked together very well in the past and even knew each other on a first name basis. Judy M. seemed to know all the ins and outs of working with the caterer and vice versa, so there was very little left for me to have to deal with in terms of going between the two parties. They worked together seamlessly to pull off the event just how we wanted it! Read less
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sarah
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
I had so many compliments on the venue. It was such a special place for me and would never had picked a better place to have my wedding and reception
I had so many compliments on the venue. It was such a special place for me and would never had picked a better place to Read more...
I had so many compliments on the venue. It was such a special place for me and would never had picked a better place to have my wedding and reception Read less
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Meggin
Wedding:
4/27/2013
5.0/5.0
An absolutely beautiful venue. We got many compliments and our pictures looks fantastic with the beautiful background of the library. One of our favorite parts was waiting upstairs in the private room. We were able to hear the musicians playing and watch our guests being seated without them knowing it! The event staff was helpful and worked well with our wedding planner.
An absolutely beautiful venue. We got many compliments and our pictures looks fantastic with the beautiful background of Read more...
An absolutely beautiful venue. We got many compliments and our pictures looks fantastic with the beautiful background of the library. One of our favorite parts was waiting upstairs in the private room. We were able to hear the musicians playing and watch our guests being seated without them knowing it! The event staff was helpful and worked well with our wedding planner. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
4/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Linda and Judy at the Peabody were always super responsive to all of my email requests. They even reached out to me a few times to see if I had any questions or needed anything without me asking. Some may disagree about the value rating, but come on...there is no other venue in Baltimore that compares to the ambiance here. Our guests are still talking about how stunning everything was! It felt like a dream to have our reception here.
Linda and Judy at the Peabody were always super responsive to all of my email requests. They even reached out to me a few Read more...
Linda and Judy at the Peabody were always super responsive to all of my email requests. They even reached out to me a few times to see if I had any questions or needed anything without me asking. Some may disagree about the value rating, but come on...there is no other venue in Baltimore that compares to the ambiance here. Our guests are still talking about how stunning everything was! It felt like a dream to have our reception here. Read less
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