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George Peabody Library

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

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443-840-9585

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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

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
1
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
Describe your venue:
Historic, Museum
Describe the style of your venue
City, Glamorous, Vintage
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
220
What event services do you offer?
Bridal Suite, Clean Up, Event Planning, Outside Vendors OK, Set Up
What transportation and access is available?
Wheelchair Access

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
1
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor
What catering services do you provide?
Outside Cake OK
What types of spaces are available for a rehearsal dinner?
Exclusive Venue Use, Private Room

REVIEWS

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Alison
Wedding:
5/21/2016
5.0/5.0
What can I say? The most beautiful venue in Baltimore. The books, the atrium ceiling, the lovely architecture -- all made this the most striking location for my daughter's reception.
What can I say? The most beautiful venue in Baltimore. The books, the atrium ceiling, the lovely architecture -- all made Read more...
What can I say? The most beautiful venue in Baltimore. The books, the atrium ceiling, the lovely architecture -- all made this the most striking location for my daughter's reception. Read less
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Mary
Wedding:
1/9/2016
5.0/5.0
This is the most beautiful venue!!
This is the most beautiful venue!!
This is the most beautiful venue!! Read less
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Alysa
Wedding:
11/29/2015
5.0/5.0
Everyone we worked with at the Peabody was so professional and polite. Photos are not allowed in the bridal suite, which some brides may not like, but it was fine by me because I did not care to have those anyway. It was kind of a hassle having to find the right people on the day of to let us back into the bridal suite (you need a key to get up to it in the elevator) and our things had to be out of the room by a certain time so it was a little hectic running around. It is a little pricey for a venue - but for the "wow factor" and the convenience of having the ceremony, rehearsal, cocktail hour, and reception in one spectacular location it was worth it in our eyes and overshadows the little bit of stress of the bridal suite situation. They made the selection of our other vendors very easy by providing a "recommendation" list which we used to decide on the other services we needed. It made planning our wedding so straightforward! If we had to chose all over again, I will always choose the Peabody.
Everyone we worked with at the Peabody was so professional and polite. Photos are not allowed in the bridal suite, which Read more...
Everyone we worked with at the Peabody was so professional and polite. Photos are not allowed in the bridal suite, which some brides may not like, but it was fine by me because I did not care to have those anyway. It was kind of a hassle having to find the right people on the day of to let us back into the bridal suite (you need a key to get up to it in the elevator) and our things had to be out of the room by a certain time so it was a little hectic running around. It is a little pricey for a venue - but for the "wow factor" and the convenience of having the ceremony, rehearsal, cocktail hour, and reception in one spectacular location it was worth it in our eyes and overshadows the little bit of stress of the bridal suite situation. They made the selection of our other vendors very easy by providing a "recommendation" list which we used to decide on the other services we needed. It made planning our wedding so straightforward! If we had to chose all over again, I will always choose the Peabody. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Getting married in this spectacular historic setting was a dream come true! The library provided a breathtaking, romantic, and memorable backdrop for our ceremony and reception. Our guests were blown away by the library and we continue to get compliments on our venue choice. Judy and her team were incredibly responsive and organized throughout the planning process. They worked seamlessly with our wedding planner and the other vendors we hired, including Bonny from Chef's Expressions, who provided a wonderful three-course meal for our guests.

As others have noted, there is an additional fee to take photos on the spiral and grand staircases at the Peabody. I recommend that Hopkins absorb or add this fee into the total rental cost for the library so that everything is paid for up front. One other thing to keep in mind: if you have close to the maximum number of guests for dinner and dancing, the dance floor will be fairly small, especially if you hire a large band.
Getting married in this spectacular historic setting was a dream come true! The library provided a breathtaking, romantic, Read more...
Getting married in this spectacular historic setting was a dream come true! The library provided a breathtaking, romantic, and memorable backdrop for our ceremony and reception. Our guests were blown away by the library and we continue to get compliments on our venue choice. Judy and her team were incredibly responsive and organized throughout the planning process. They worked seamlessly with our wedding planner and the other vendors we hired, including Bonny from Chef's Expressions, who provided a wonderful three-course meal for our guests.

As others have noted, there is an additional fee to take photos on the spiral and grand staircases at the Peabody. I recommend that Hopkins absorb or add this fee into the total rental cost for the library so that everything is paid for up front. One other thing to keep in mind: if you have close to the maximum number of guests for dinner and dancing, the dance floor will be fairly small, especially if you hire a large band. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Our Peabody wedding was amazing. The venue is stunning and the staff is helpful, kind, and accommodating.
Our Peabody wedding was amazing. The venue is stunning and the staff is helpful, kind, and accommodating.
Our Peabody wedding was amazing. The venue is stunning and the staff is helpful, kind, and accommodating. Read less
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Eileen
Wedding:
10/30/2015
5.0/5.0
We loved this venue. It was perfect for our Welcome/rehearsal dinner and it is beautiful. The staff was very helpful and easy to work with. The only complaint I have is that they charge you to use the circular stairs for photos!! To me that's nickel and diming people. AND you can only use them for a 2 hour period instead of all thru your party time. Other than that, everything was great!!
We loved this venue. It was perfect for our Welcome/rehearsal dinner and it is beautiful. The staff was very helpful and Read more...
We loved this venue. It was perfect for our Welcome/rehearsal dinner and it is beautiful. The staff was very helpful and easy to work with. The only complaint I have is that they charge you to use the circular stairs for photos!! To me that's nickel and diming people. AND you can only use them for a 2 hour period instead of all thru your party time. Other than that, everything was great!! Read less
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Julie
Wedding:
10/16/2015
5.0/5.0
I had my rehearsal dinner here and loved it. My guests all said that it was jaw-droppingly beautiful. It is really a special venue and I'd love to host another event here.
I had my rehearsal dinner here and loved it. My guests all said that it was jaw-droppingly beautiful. It is really a Read more...
I had my rehearsal dinner here and loved it. My guests all said that it was jaw-droppingly beautiful. It is really a special venue and I'd love to host another event here. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I am thoroughly convinced that there is no venue more beautiful. Judy at the Peabody is wonderful and was super responsive and ensured everything went smoothly during planning. Beware of some hidden costs (use of staircase for photos, use of piano). Also, there is no parking in the area, so you will need to arrange to have shuttle (I highly recommend) or a valet service for guests, though then you have to worry about people drinking and driving.
I am thoroughly convinced that there is no venue more beautiful. Judy at the Peabody is wonderful and was super responsive Read more...
I am thoroughly convinced that there is no venue more beautiful. Judy at the Peabody is wonderful and was super responsive and ensured everything went smoothly during planning. Beware of some hidden costs (use of staircase for photos, use of piano). Also, there is no parking in the area, so you will need to arrange to have shuttle (I highly recommend) or a valet service for guests, though then you have to worry about people drinking and driving. Read less
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shamane
Wedding:
7/25/2015
5.0/5.0
This place was unbelievable! ! Organized, great time management, breathtaking venue ! What more could a girl as for. I will always have great memories, video and photography because of this amazing venue. If you want a wedding of a lifetime choose Peabody library!
This place was unbelievable! ! Organized, great time management, breathtaking venue ! What more could a girl as for. I Read more...
This place was unbelievable! ! Organized, great time management, breathtaking venue ! What more could a girl as for. I will always have great memories, video and photography because of this amazing venue. If you want a wedding of a lifetime choose Peabody library! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
7/11/2015
5.0/5.0
My wedding here on 7-11-15 was absolutely perfect in every aspect. The library is just GORGEOUS!! There is no place in Baltimore that compares to it. The staff at the library (minus the security guard) were a pleasure to work with (Judy, Laura, and Michelle) and they were responsive to my MANY needs, questions, and requests.
The day of the wedding, Michelle was beyond wonderful, so helpful, accommodating, and sweet! Everything ran so smoothly.
I have always wanted to get married at the library and it turned out just as beautifully as I had imagined. I hope I am fortunate enough to attend a wedding there as a guest so I can be there again :)
My wedding here on 7-11-15 was absolutely perfect in every aspect. The library is just GORGEOUS!! There is no place in Read more...
My wedding here on 7-11-15 was absolutely perfect in every aspect. The library is just GORGEOUS!! There is no place in Baltimore that compares to it. The staff at the library (minus the security guard) were a pleasure to work with (Judy, Laura, and Michelle) and they were responsive to my MANY needs, questions, and requests.
The day of the wedding, Michelle was beyond wonderful, so helpful, accommodating, and sweet! Everything ran so smoothly.
I have always wanted to get married at the library and it turned out just as beautifully as I had imagined. I hope I am fortunate enough to attend a wedding there as a guest so I can be there again :) Read less
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