7 Stunning Libraries Where You Can Get Married

Study up on these smart venues that bibliophiles will love.
by Carrie Anton
New York Public Library
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With The Knot Dream Wedding couple marrying at the gorgeous, historic New York Public Library, it's safe to say we've got library wedding venues on the brain. If you and your spouse-to-be share a love of books, there are many public and private libraries across the US that offer a perfect space for your wedding. Check out the libraries we've pulled from the stacks, and get ready to book a venue that's sure to end with "happily ever after."

1. George Peabody Library in Baltimore


Part of Johns Hopkins University, this traditional research library is also a premier wedding and event venue. Black-and-white marble floors, a 61-foot tall atrium, and stacks and stacks of books create an opulent historic setting for your wedding story.

2. Stephen A. Schwarzman Building of the New York Public Library in New York City


Feel transported to another time and place at this stately location (which happens to be The Knot Dream Wedding venue!), which turns your wedding day into a historic event.

3. James J. Hill Center in St. Paul, Minnesota


The James J. Hill Center provides couples with an intimate and private setting steeped in beautiful and historic architecture. Each year, more than 70 couples exchange their vows among high ceilings, ornate columns and colorful rows of books.

4. Harold Washington Library in Chicago


With a nickname like the Windy City, Chicago might not be the first place you think of to hold a garden wedding. But the Winter Garden, the architectural centerpiece of the Harold Washington Library, offers glass ceilings for sunny skies above without any worry of it being too breezy on your wedding day.

5. DAR Library in Washington, DC


Situated between the White House and the Washington Monument, the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Library is a historic landmark in the heart of the nation's capital. In addition to the lavish library setup, guests will be treated to breathtaking views, crystals chandeliers and a balcony overlooking the monuments.

6. Boston Public Library in Boston


The Boston Public Library is filled with multiple grand settings to conduct your ceremony, including the traditional study-time feel of Bates Hall, the open-air space of the stunning courtyard, that old-world artistic flair of the Abbey Room and many more.

7. The University Club in New York City


The treasured library at The University Club, an architectural landmark, is considered to be a hidden gem among bibliophiles. Climb high among the stacks for a couple's shot that's nothing short of spectacular.

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