Reading Room

Consistently ranked one of the most beautiful libraries in the world, the George Peabody Library provides a truly breathtaking setting for weddings and celebrations of all kinds. Six tiers of stately cast-iron columns and ornate railings embellished with gold leaf encircle the Reading Room, creating an ambiance that is both enchanting and scholarly.

Filled with over 300,000 volumes of books, the Library creates a stunning backdrop for ceremonies and receptions, and provides a timeless and storied setting for your personal memories.

Weddings can be booked Friday – Sunday. Friday and Saturday events may start at or after 5pm. Events must end by midnight on all days.

Dani Leigh Photography
Chellise Michael Photography
Emma Clark Photography
Garnet Dahlia Photography
Dani Leigh Photography
Hannah Leigh Photography

Exhibit Gallery

The adjoining Exhibit Gallery offers a distinctive environment for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. The space also features rotating exhibitions throughout the year created by Johns Hopkins University curators. The Exhibit Gallery serves as a gathering space for guests before the ceremony and during the cocktail hour. It remains open throughout the evening for those who want a quiet moment with friends and family or a break from dancing in the Reading Room

Paperbird Photography
Kirsten Smith Photography
Madeline Serio Photography
Paperbird Photography
The George Peabody Library is breathtaking in any light, any time, and for any function. But to have your wedding in this venue takes the cake! We are so thankful to have been able to have both our ceremony and reception at the Library. The staff was always so eager to help and answer questions. Their preferred vendors are top-notch and everything ran smoothly because of them. The Library made for a beautiful and unforgettable night.
The Knot Review