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George Peabody Library

17 East Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore, MD 21202
443-840-9585
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4.7
116 Reviews

The George Peabody Library is a singularly elegant wedding venue centrally located in Baltimore, Maryland adjacent to historic Mount Vernon Place, a well-appointed and photo-friendly public park. This breathtaking Library features a massive skylight perched atop six stories of cast-iron columns overlooking a black & white marble floor. The Library feels at once grand and stately as well as an intimate setting for hosting your wedding. Following your ceremony amidst the stacks, your guests will enjoy cocktails in the Exhibit Gallery surrounded by rare and storied items from the Library's extensive collection. Afterwards, your guests will reenter the Library to find it utterly transformed into a reception out of a fairy tale, featuring a warmly lit and classically beautiful room brimming with countless volumes of books.

Services Offered

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

1 venue manager, at least 1 support staff, and security Tables and chairs for your ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception A preparation suite is available 1 hour prior to your ceremony Complimentary coat check available If you are having your ceremony at the Library, we will schedule a complimentary hour of time for your rehearsal

Contact us today to schedule a visit!

Olivia
7/28/18
Categories: , Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
One visit to the George Peabody Library and it speaks for itself. The venue was so gorgeous we needed little else to decorate for the wedding. The Peabody staff were wonderful to work with and quick to respond to questions. While leading up the wedding, they were well organized and helpful with planning related issues. They were fantastic the week and especially the day of the wedding. While there are some rules and regulations to the venue, it didn't hinder our ability to celebrate the way we wanted to. We used the exhibit hall for cocktail hour and the library for the ceremony and reception. We loved the change of space between the ceremony and reception. Many of our guests commented that they enjoyed reading more about the venue during the cocktail hour through the exhibit. The accommodations of the bridal suite to get ready was a wonderful extra addition for us to use and relax on the day.
David
6/23/18
Categories: , Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We were incredibly lucky to be able to have our wedding at the George Peabody Library. Having grown up in Baltimore, I have visited the library many times and was well aware of its reputation as one of the grandest venues for events. When a Saturday night in June opened up at the last minute, we grabbed it. We were not disappointed. The space more than lives up to the reputation and is even more spectacular than it appears in pictures. One of the best aspects of having our wedding at the Library, however, was working with the Johns Hopkins Special events staff. They were ALWAYS available, had great recommendations, and were incredibly easy to work with. When a slight issue came up during the final planning stages, they swooped in and took care of things immediately. I cannot recommend this venue enough!
Lisa
6/17/18
Categories: , Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
My husband and I were married at the George Peabody Library on 6/17/18. We held both our ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception in the space. We had a small wedding with <100 close family and friends and the venue felt just right for us. Judy Moskowitz and her attentive staff are the absolute best--very accommodating, professional, and responsive. We were blown away by their level of service and we are so glad we were able to hold our wedding at the Peabody. We actually did not even look at any other venues!! The venue is absolutely gorgeous and (as one of our guests told us) the space literally takes your breath away. The venue is very good value because 1) the tables and chairs come with the venue (and you do not have to rent these separately); 2) the space is already beautiful and requires minimal to no additional decoration; and 3) special lighting is not necessary (we did not use any overhead or floor lights and our photos were excellent). We love telling people that we got married in a library surrounded by books and there is something so fun about rocking out to an incredible live band in a usually quiet and introspective place. Furthermore, we met each other while working at Johns Hopkins so it was special to be able to get married at a Hopkins property. The Mt. Vernon neighborhood is dear to our hearts and of course we loved having our professional photos taken in the immediate area surrounding the Peabody. There is not a single thing we would change about that special day and the George Peabody venue and staff were a huge part of making this day the very best day of our lives.
Keir
4/21/18
Categories: , Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We loved this venue! We felt like we got exactly what we wanted for our wedding and the staff was amazing. Tons of our guests commented on how beautiful the venue was. We couldn't have asked for a better place!
Sarah
12/9/17
Categories: , Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Our guests loved this venue, we received so many compliments on the space. The Peabody staff was communicative and very helpful.
Sam
9/16/17
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We had our wedding at the Peabody Library in mid-September 2017. This was felt like a wedding out of our dreams. This is an amazing venue and you have to see it to truly feel how magical it is. The cocktail hour room is the perfect size and beautifully lit. It is a great transition to the magic you will feel walking into the reception hall which is the actual library. The venue has a preferred vendor list of caterers and this made things very easy for us. We chose Occasions and they made everything leading up to our wedding day a breeze. An added bonus to this venue is the private tour of the private selection of books.
Megan
9/9/17
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We cannot say enough amazing things about the Peabody! Firstly, the venue itself is something out of a fairy tale. Everyone at our wedding was positively raving about the beauty of the space and haven't stopped complimenting the venue since our wedding. We're so pleased to have chosen the space - it made our day absolutely perfect! The Peabody accommodated our request to have the Oriole Bird attend cocktail hour and he was positively the hit of the event! It was great to bring a part of Baltimore sports into the historic space!
Samantha
1/7/17
Categories: Unique Services
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
The George Peabody Library is an absolutely stunning venue. Even when we were there the night before for the rehearsal, and nothing was set up, the space was magical. We were so happy with the process, each person we worked with, and all of their vendor suggestions. They answered all of our questions and worked together with our coordinator to make the whole event as smooth as possible. Yes, it's a bit expensive, but the Library is worth every penny. I could not be more thrilled with how our wedding went. And now we get to remember its beauty in all of our pictures! Such a pleasure to work with them.
Crystal
11/5/16
Categories: , Venues, Unique Services
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
The Peabody was our dream wedding location. Everything was wonderful, from the room itself to the helpful and friendly staff. We added some lighting to the room for the event and it really made it feel extra magical. The Peabody is more expensive than some other venues in the area, but it was well worth it for us in the end. Our guests and vendors all told us that it was the coolest wedding venue they'd ever been to. As a side note, we added the tour of the rare books room at the library for our wedding party on the rehearsal day and it was amazing. Paul gave a really interesting tour that everyone really loved. We would 100% recommend the Peabody to any bride and groom who are bibliophiles and want an awe-inspiring event.
Melissa
10/15/16
Categories: Unique Services
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Working with the George Peabody Library Events staff for our wedding was a dream! Everyone in the Events Office; particular Judy Moskowitz, was highly responsive and very informative. The staff went the extra mile to make our Big Day run smoothly, such as sending me photos of library catalog measurements for my escort cards and taking the time to discuss a detailed floor plan with us during our final walk-through. The space is magnificent, but the staff will make you feel like royalty.
Allison
10/9/16
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
What can even be said about the Peabody? The venue is breathtaking without even a decoration. Add flowers and lighting and you are in something out of a fantasy. If you are a bibliophile like my husband and I, there is nowhere better. This is the venue of your dreams. But the Peabody is wonderful not only for its beauty, but for its staff. For a bride planning without a wedding planner, they were so accommodating to my family and I, even setting up an extra meeting for coordination just to alleviate some of our concerns. I cannot imagine a better venue than the Peabody Library.
Julie
8/27/16
Categories: , Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Laura and Judy at the Peabody were amazing to work with - always prompt with responses and answered questions thoroughly. We couldn't have been happier with how our wedding went! They worked so well with all the other vendors - we didn't have to worry about a thing! They even helped me use Peabody postcards as our save the dates! This is not just a breathtaking venue!!
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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, Set Up
What transportation and access is available?
Wheelchair Access
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
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