From City to Sea, Discover the 15 Best Baltimore Wedding Venues

From the sparkle of the Inner Harbor to laid-back bay vibes, discover the best Baltimore wedding venues.
Heather Bien - The Knot Contributor.
Heather Bien
Heather Bien - The Knot Contributor.
Heather Bien
The Knot Contributor
  • Heather contributes wedding, honeymoon, travel and relationship content for The Knot and WeddingWire.
  • Heather also writes for publications including Apartment Therapy, StyleBlueprint, MyDomaine, HelloGiggles and The Everygirl.
  • She holds a degree in Art History and Architectural History from the University of Virginia.
Updated Jul 23, 2021

Crab cakes, football, and weddings. That's what Maryland does. And Baltimore offers all of the classic elements that make this state special. From sleek city venues that overlook the Inner Harbor to historic estates hinting at the city's near three century long history to industrial event venues that pay homage to its seaport identity, you'll find it all in Charm City.

Couples can dance the night away on the Chesapeake Bay or say "I do" in a circa 1878 library that's been called one of the most beautiful in the world, and, of course, more than a few of these Baltimore wedding venues will offer a menu that includes plenty of Old Bay.

Nearby Baltimore-Washington International Airport makes Baltimore an easy destination when you're bringing in guests from across the country and the world, plus, nearby Annapolis and Washington, DC, offer guests easy day trips if they hope to make a long weekend our of your big day. Check out some of our favorite Baltimore wedding venues.

1840s Plaza in Baltimore, Maryland

For the history lovers, boutique bed and breakfast and wedding venue 1840s Plaza offers a beautifully restored building which dates back to the 18th century within its oldest parts (fact: it is one of the only cast-iron facades that survived the Great Baltimore Fire of 1904!). There are two outdoor spaces within the property that are home to lush courtyards, perfect for intimate, romantic weddings. The interior event spaces are filled with dark wood and luxury –– perfect for creating sultry ambiance. 1840s Plaza can accommodate up to 350 guests, but also has spaces for smaller celebrations and elopements. Additionally, there are 13 rooms available for the couple and their guests to stay at this convenient location near Fell's Point.

Baltimore Museum of Industry in Baltimore, Maryland

A waterfront wedding and an urban bash are not mutually exclusive at the Baltimore Museum of Industry. With incredible views of the Inner Harbor from the outdoor terrace and indoor spaces that reside within a historic oyster cannery building with floor to ceiling windows, this special event venue is nothing short of breathtaking. When guests need a break from the dance floor, they can roam the galleries, taking in Baltimore's rich local history. An added bonus: the venue has free parking, which isn't easy to come by in bustling downtown Baltimore.

George Peabody Library in Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore's "Cathedral of Books" is one of the most majestic, ornate wedding venues on the East Coast and a favorite of book lovers. By day, it functions as a research library for the Peabody Institute of Music at the Johns Hopkins University, but, at night, the tables come out and the Reading Room dance floor opens up. The space becomes truly magical, with light bouncing off the six tiers of columns, glittered with gold leaf. The George Peabody Library can host wedding receptions up to 200 seated or 350 standing, and works with an exclusive list of caterers.

Revival at Mount Vernon Place in Baltimore, Maryland

Eclectic couples looking for an artsy, boutique hotel vibe will find the perfect space for their special day at Revival at Mount Vernon Place. This new hotel shows off Baltimore's rich history and culture, with an emphasis on art, local makers, and the food that defines the Baltimore area. Those hoping for a stylish, intimate wedding day will delight in the mid-century inspired Garden room, with its exposed brick and lush greenery that was practically made for Instagram. Revival also has ballroom options for a more classic wedding, but they've put their own spin on it with modern white walls and bold art.

The Center Club in Baltimore, Maryland

You can never go wrong with sweeping views of the Inner Harbor, which is why The Center Club is a downtown Baltimore destination for rehearsal dinners, showers, weddings, and more. With a 30,000 square foot facility, there are multiple spaces to host your special event with up to 300 guests, as well as packages to help kick wedding planning off on the right foot. The menu is prepared by The Center Club's in-house culinary team and couples are even invited back for their one year anniversary dinner to relive the magic of their big day.

Belvedere and Co. Events in Baltimore, Maryland

The luxury that defined the Belvedere when it was built as a hotel in 1903 is still impressive today. With its impossibly opulent ballrooms, one quickly understands why this was once called the "Crown Jewel of Baltimore." The Grand and Platinum Ballrooms reside on the 12th and 13th floors, where they look out upon spectacular views of the city. The Belvedere can host small and large weddings alike, and they also offer getting ready space for wedding parties. If a couple is looking for a customized experience, they can hire the in-house coordinators or planners that are available to bring their vision to life.

Chase Court in Baltimore, Maryland

Chase Court is an intimate and historic wedding venue that specializes in small weddings from two to 125. If you're looking for an outdoor wedding venue right in Baltimore with gorgeous garden vibes, look no further. You'll discover a laid-back event space with a garden for a wedding ceremony and cocktail hour, and a gothic great hall with mighty arched windows for dinner and dancing (or as a rain plan!). And, if you're feeling like an unconventional wedding might be the right route for you two, you wouldn't be the first to throw a themed wedding at Chase Court.

Bayfront Club in Baltimore, Maryland

It wouldn't be a roundup of Baltimore wedding venues without one on the Chesapeake Bay, and this country club, event center, and waterfront venue is a dazzling space to hold your big day. With both indoor and outdoor spaces, including a ballroom, you can hold both your ceremony and reception on site and in view of the bay. You can say I do while feeling the breeze roll in over the salty water, then settle into cocktail hour on the deck just before sunset. The photo ops here are lovely and your guests will love snapping their own photos standing in front of the water. The Bayfront Club offers customizable packages to suit up to 350 guests and is run by the renowned Catering By Uptown.

Belmont Manor and Historic Park in Elkridge, Maryland

A tree-lined driveway leads you up to the grand Belmont Manor, a historic mansion which dates back to 1738 and is impeccably restored. The 68-acre property includes meticulously maintained gardens and outbuildings, and is primarily an outdoor venue designed for romantic garden weddings. Couples have their choice of both the Aqua Garden and Magnolia Grove for their wedding, and they are given exclusive access to the first floor of the manor, which includes getting-ready spaces.

Hunt Valley Country Club in Phoenix, Maryland

Kick off your newlywed bliss with a cocktail hour looking out over a stunning sunset view from the wrap around veranda and tented terrace at Hunt Valley Country Club. The award-winning team takes care of all catering and coordination for couples planning their big day, and will customize both the menu and the ambiance to match your wedding vision. Plus, throughout 2021, Hunt Valley Country Club is offering specials on pricing for both Friday and Sunday weddings.

Turf Valley Resort in Ellicott City, Maryland

Say your vows underneath the romance of weeping willows on this 1,000 acre property between Washington, DC and Baltimore. This serene oasis feels miles away from the hustle and bustle of the city, and offers tranquil gardens and dreamlike swans that make you wonder if perhaps you should stay there. Of course, you can't always count on outdoor wedding venue weather, so Turf Valley Resort offers elegant interior spaces and banquet halls, as well as a glittering Grand Ballroom, to host weddings up to 600 guests. You can customize your wedding day package to your needs, but rest easy knowing that the in-house culinary team has you in good hands.

The Mansion at Valley Country Club in Baltimore, Maryland

Imagine snapping that iconic just married shot right in front of the Mansion at Valley Country Club's grand staircase. It's the Baltimore wedding spot. This historic mansion dates back to 1857 and its impressive decor feels authentic to its past, while also feeling fresh for modern day couples. Guests can mingle throughout the venue, basking in the shade of the large front porch, then heading inside to dance the night away. Like all good Maryland weddings, yours will have crab cakes, though these are the legendary crab cakes the Mansion at Valley Country Club has been whipping up for decades. You can choose from customizable packages and invite up to 210 of your closest friends.

Blue Pit BBQ and Whiskey Bar in Baltimore, Maryland

If the idea of a formal wedding makes you feel like you're missing out on all the fun, welcome to weddings at Blue Pit BBQ. Pit beef is a Baltimore food staple and it's a laid back way for the offbeat couple to celebrate their big day. With a rustic space that's perfect for a casual celebration, guests will have access to the bar, upstairs space, photo booth, and outdoor patio, as well as an unlimited buffet that includes all the meat you can eat, as well as sides and vegetarian options. Bonus: you take home the leftovers (or take them to the after party!).

Antrim 1844 in Taneytown, Maryland

Roses are red, violets are blue, and a wedding in the Rose Garden could be perfect for you. Antrim 1844, a historic estate with 24 acres of manicured gardens and the famed Rose Garden, which makes for the most magical, colorful place to hold an outdoor wedding ceremony. If the gamble of outdoors isn't for you, the Glass-Enclosed Pavillion offers all the views of the garden, without the risk of heat, humidity, and rain. Antrim 1844 can host 75 to 220 guests on the property and works with the chefs at Smokehouse Restaurant to create an impressive menu.

Anchor Inn in Pasadena, Maryland

Just outside of Baltimore and Annapolis is the stunning waterfront Anchor Inn, a beautiful venue on the Severn River. This venue allows couples to take advantage of nature's beauty at every turn through their outdoor spaces, while also providing indoor options and covered decks to protect guests from the sun on hot summer days. But, even when you're inside, you'll still feel connected to the water through the floor-to-ceiling windows and light, airy vaulted ceilings. There is an on-site event planner who will make sure your big day goes off without a hitch and your celebration will be customized entirely to your preferences.

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