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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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Anonymous
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Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Couldn't have imagined a more perfect wedding!
Couldn't have imagined a more perfect wedding!
Couldn't have imagined a more perfect wedding! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We had a beautiful wedding here on March 27, 2015! The staff was super helpful and accommodating, even though we arrived on-site much earlier than previously arranged. Michelle was in charge that day, and she was very professional. I basically didn't have to think about anything, other than getting married!
We had a beautiful wedding here on March 27, 2015! The staff was super helpful and accommodating, even though we arrived Read more...
We had a beautiful wedding here on March 27, 2015! The staff was super helpful and accommodating, even though we arrived on-site much earlier than previously arranged. Michelle was in charge that day, and she was very professional. I basically didn't have to think about anything, other than getting married! Read less
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Shannon
Wedding:
1/11/2015
5.0/5.0
Believe it or not, I found this venue on Pinterest. All this time living in Baltimore, and I had not attended even one event here, or had even heard of it. Once I saw it, I knew I had to have my wedding here. It is stunning! Cozy, with the smell of books, literature, and flowers in the air - the perfect backdrop for the perfect wedding. All of my guests were in awe. The staff made it very easy to plan my wedding including a list of vendors who are very reliable and familiar with the space. This historic venue will not disappoint.
Believe it or not, I found this venue on Pinterest. All this time living in Baltimore, and I had not attended even one Read more...
Believe it or not, I found this venue on Pinterest. All this time living in Baltimore, and I had not attended even one event here, or had even heard of it. Once I saw it, I knew I had to have my wedding here. It is stunning! Cozy, with the smell of books, literature, and flowers in the air - the perfect backdrop for the perfect wedding. All of my guests were in awe. The staff made it very easy to plan my wedding including a list of vendors who are very reliable and familiar with the space. This historic venue will not disappoint. Read less
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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
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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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