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The staff at the Peabody is dedicated to helping you make your day perfect. They will offer suggestions in guidance that will help you craft a creative touch for your ceremony and reception. The Peabody works with a setlist of vendors that know exactly how to accompany the magic of the library with your own personal touch.

The Peabody allows you to choose from a list of three approved caterers. Each of these provides divine options for your dinner and hors d'oeuvres. All of the approved caterers offer fully customizable menus so you can ensure that your food matches the majesty of your venue. Your guests are sure to be impressed by the amazing dining options that you can serve at the Peabody.

Your caterer will also provide a bar that will quench any thirst. A fully customizable menu of spirits, beers, and wines is available. You can also request a signature cocktail to be served that adds a fun twist on a classic.

The Peabody is a once in a lifetime premier venue in Baltimore. Hosting your wedding here will truly be an unforgettable experience. Renting the space can range from $5500 to $9000 depending on the day of the week and the season. A ceremony fee of $1000 is also required. The Peabody does require you to purchase liability insurance, but it usually is under $200. When you consider the magical atmosphere of the Peabody, the cost is absolutely worth the experience.

A Fully Customizable Experience

The Peabody Library has earned a place as one of the most prolific wedding venues in Baltimore. As part of the Johns Hopkins Library System the Peabody is the perfect place if you are going for the wow factor. Your ceremony will be hosted on the ground floor of the library. As you say your vows, five stories of bookshelves provide a breathtaking backdrop. The ceilings are incredibly high and feature a skylight that warms the room with the glow of natural light.

The Reading Room can accommodate 200 guests to partake in your special moment. A regal atmosphere fills the air and the space just feels so grand. After you say, 'I do', the Reading Room is magically transformed into a breathtaking reception area that is sure to make your guests feel like they are at a private gala for the ages.

As the sun sets, the glowing warm lights of the Peabody come to life and create a warm atmosphere that sets the mood for an unforgettable dinner and reception in the Reading Room. Your guests will dine in the glow of the Peabody’s lights. After dinner is cleared, music will fill the grand space of the Peabody as you and your guests dance and celebrate your commitment.

The attached Exhibit gallery provides the perfect place for your guests to gather for cocktails as the Reading Room transitions from a breathtaking backdrop to an unforgettable experience. The Exhibit Gallery provides a cozy yet elegant space that is perfect for congratulatory conversation. Enjoy delicious cocktails while your guests mingle. 

The Exhibit Gallery features several extravagant artifacts and rare books for your guests to peruse. With its museum-like feel, your guests will be impressed by the Peabody's expansive collection. Incorporating these exhibits into your cocktail hour help make your special day unforgettable.

The Venue

The George Peabody Library in Baltimore may not be what comes to mind when you think of breathtaking wedding venues in Maryland, but then you visit, and your mind is immediately changed. The historic architecture and grand ceilings make the Peabody Library a premier choice for a memorable wedding venue. If you are still looking around, I have a list of my top wedding venues in Maryland you need to check out!

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