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.

Rentals (4 hours)
Saturday $8,900
Friday & Sunday $7,900
Monday-Thursday $5,000


  • Seated with dance floor: 170
  • Seated without dance floor: 200
  • Standing: 250

Included with Rental

  • 3 additional hours for setup Mon-Fri, 4  hours for setup Sat & 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 add an hour of time for a ceremony, the fee is $1,000. A ceremony may only be added when booking a reception.
  • 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 Saturday rate.
  • All published prices are subject to change without prior notice.