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Peabody Baltimore Library Wedding


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Beauty and the Beast, but make it real life ✨ I am not kidding when I tell you that this wedding venue is beyond a dream, and more than deserves your consideration and a tour! Where is it? Well, your “tale as old as time” is sitting right downtown in the Peabody Baltimore Library Wedding! Let’s check it out, with details from your Baltimore wedding photographer. 

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About Peabody Library Baltimore

Since 1878, the Peabody Library’s stood proud in the Arts District of Baltimore, MD, right next to Mt. Vernon.

Peabody Library is one of the most beautiful libraries in the United States, with five tiers of beautiful book balconies stretching toward a skylight at the top of the building. The Library’s website states that their collection includes 300,000 books, most of which have come from the 1800s. 

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Ambiance of the Peabody Library

Now, if you hear of a library wedding, you might think that it won’t feel like a wedding venue. Think again! The building looks historic, but there were a few details in this venue which particularly attracted my wedding photographer’s eye. 

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First, the floor is making a statement. The geometric, black and white tiles feel high-class and very venue-y. It is a timeless look that adds a lot to the space, without distracting from the many other features.

Next, the architecture here is incredibly ornate. Everywhere your eye looks, there is a new detail to enjoy. The columns are all inlaid with gold leaf. The metalwork on the balconies is so intricate. There are sconces like, every two feet. Overall, it’s romantic and graceful. 

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Amenities offered for a Peabody Library Wedding

So if a Peabody Library wedding is slowly enticing your mind, here are some details you’ll need to know. You’ll have the Reading Room for the ceremony and reception, while the Exhibit Gallery is used for cocktail hour—during which all your guests can enjoy the exhibit on display!

Seated capacity is 170, 150 if you’re bringing a band.  There are four full service caterers to pick from, and they’ll provide food, drinks, linens, etc. (and weddings can only be booked with catered receptions). The Library will provide a venue manager and security for the event. 

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There are a lot of rules to follow at this venue because they are concerned with the preservation of their collections, but the website is very user-friendly and includes a lot of details to help you out. And the rules are not super restricting, so you can still have a beautiful and enjoyable wedding!

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If you want your wedding to feel introspective, romantic, and bold, this venue is for you. I was enchanted by this library wedding, and I’d love to go back as your Baltimore wedding photographer! Drop me a line and let’s get started. 

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