Contact us to discuss options and pricing for hosting your event. Our staff is dedicated to providing guidance, recommendations, and creative ideas to help customize your experience at the George Peabody Library.

Weddings can be booked Friday – Sunday. Friday and Saturday events may start at or after 5pm. Events must end by midnight on all days. Sunday – Thursday event availability is limited and events these days require additional approval.


Weddings (5 hours) 2024 2025 2026
Friday-Sunday only $10,500 $11,000 $11,500
Corporate and Social Events (4 hours) 2024 2025 2026
Friday-Sunday $9,500 $10,000 $10,500
Monday-Thursday $5,500 $6,000 $6,500


  • Seated with dance floor: 170**
  • Seated without dance floor or standing reception: 200

**Recommended capacity with a band: 150-160

Included with Rental

  • 3 additional hours for setup Mon-Thurs, 4  hours for setup Fri-Sun; 1.5 additional hours for breakdown all days
  • Brown wooden folding chairs with black pad
  • 60” round tables
  • 36” high top tables
  • Venue manager
  • Security

General Information

  • To extend an event, the fee is $1,000 per hour. All events must end at or before midnight.
  • A specific date may be held without a deposit or contract for up to seven (7) calendar days with no obligation.
  • To secure a date, we require a signed agreement and 50% deposit. The remaining balance will be due 60 days prior to the event.
  • If you are a Johns Hopkins full time employee/student, alumni or active military please contact the Private Events Office for a special Friday-Sunday rate.
  • All published prices are subject to change without prior notice.