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The George Peabody Library

Consistently ranked one of the most beautiful libraries in the world, the George Peabody Library provides a truly breathtaking setting for your wedding. Six tiers of stately cast-iron columns and ornate railings embellished with gold leaf encircle the Reading Room, creating an ambiance that is both enchanting and scholarly.

Filled with over 300,000 volumes of books, the Library creates a stunning backdrop for ceremonies and receptions, providing each with a timeless and storied setting to create your personal memories.

The adjoining Exhibit Gallery offers a distinctive environment for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, and features rotating curated exhibitions throughout the year with rare books and artifacts from the Library’s private collection. The Exhibit Gallery provides a gathering space for guests before the ceremony, during the cocktail hour, and remains open throughout the evening for guests that want a quiet moment with friends and family or a break from dancing in the Reading Room.

Our staff is dedicated to providing guidance, recommendations, and creative ideas to help customize your experience at the George Peabody Library.

Please note that submitting a request for information through Partyspace does not reserve or hold any date. 

Reviews

The Peabody Library is the most stunning venue in Baltimore. I feel so special to of had our wedding reception in such a beautiful and historical place. The private events team were so warm and helpful with all my questions. They helped with decor, lighting and music suggestions. I could not of asked for anything more.

Ashley D., Baltimore, MD

I'm still pinching myself that I was able to get married this winter at the George Peabody Library. We had both our ceremony and reception at the library, wouldn't change a thing about our special day. The venue is obviously stunning, the staff are very helpful and professional. All the vendors they recommended helped us throw a flawless celebration.

Danielle R., Baltimore, MD

Our wedding (ceremony and reception) was at the Peabody Library last weekend- it was absolutely incredible - all of our guests were floored by how breathtaking the venue was and it made for gorgeous and stunning photos! Additionally, the team at the Library were great to work with- Judy in particular was very helpful and responsive to emails- and was very patient with all my questions!

Karen F., Baltimore, MD
Contact Person Judy Moskowitz
Phone (443) 840-9585
Address 17 E. Mt. Vernon Place, Baltimore, 21202
Is your facility handicapped accessible Yes
Is outside kosher catering permitted? Yes
Is kosher catering available No
Venue can Hold Date No
Is the facility indoor only, outdoor only, or both? Indoor Only
Does your facility have guest rooms No
Does your facility have air conditioning Yes
Facility size (square footage) 5300SF
Maximum capacity with dancing 180
Maximum capacity without dancing 350
Facility restrictions Call 443.840.9585 for details
Rental fees

Please contact the Private Events Office at 443.840.9585 or privateeventsoffice@jhu.edu for pricing information.