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The George Peabody Library

Baltimore, Maryland
The George Peabody Library is consistently ranked one of the most beautiful libraries in the world. It provides a truly breathtaking setting for weddings and celebrations of all kinds.

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

Six tiers of stately cast-iron columns and ornate railings embellished with gold leaf encircle the Reading Room. Certainly, it creates an ambiance that is both enchanting and scholarly.

In addition, the adjoining Exhibit Gallery offers a distinctive environment for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. The space also features rotating exhibitions created by Johns Hopkins University curators throughout the year. 

Furthermore, it remains open throughout the evening for those who want a quiet moment with friends and family or a break from dancing in the Reading Room.

Services and Capacity

Our staff is dedicated to providing guidance, recommendations, and creative ideas to help customize your experience at the George Peabody Library. The venue can host up to 250 guests. 

Contact us today for more information about weddings and events at The George Peabody Library!


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 Skyla Steele-Fedner
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
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 170
Maximum capacity without dancing 250
Facility restrictions Call 443.840.9585 for details, or email
Rental fees

Please contact the Private Events Office at 443.840.9585 or for pricing information.