The George Peabody Library, housed in the world-renowned Peabody Institute of Music, is part of the Sheridan Libraries Special Collections at Johns Hopkins University. In addition to its traditional use as a research library, the George Peabody Library has now become the premiere wedding and event venue in Baltimore.
The magnificent library is the perfect setting for your most significant celebrations. Start your evening with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in the sophisticated Exhibition Gallery surrounded by pieces from the Johns Hopkins Libraries’ diverse and rare collections.
After your cocktails, the main doors swing open to reveal Peabody’s decadent vision – “An extensive library, well-furnished in every department of knowledge.” Today the collection contains over 300,000 volumes and is remarkable for its historic breadth and depth. 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. Warmly lit, the space is so perfectly proportioned that, although the room is monumental, the feeling is intimate.
Whether you would like to host an intimate luncheon for 40, a seated dinner with dancing for 170, a seated dinner for 200, or a cocktail party and dance for 400, you’ll find the space to be as flexible as it is elegant.
Open for Readers and Visitors:
Tuesday -Thursday: 9am-5pm
17 East Mount Vernon Place
Baltimore, MD 21202