Whether you are planning a trip to Baltimore and the surrounding area or looking to host an event nearby, there are dozens of places to choose from.

The city is home to dozens of hotels, from familiar chains to boutique hotels to comfortable owner-operated bed and breakfasts. You will find a similar range of options for areas to host events, including ballrooms, historic buildings, mansions, and outdoor spaces with gorgeous scenery.

Baltimore, Maryland aims to please, offering something for everyone, whether you are just passing through or live in the area and want to make sure your upcoming special event is one that you will remember for years to come.

1. 1840s Plaza

1840s Plaza
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The 1840s Plaza is a popular spot in Baltimore, Maryland for weddings and other events, and is divided into multiple spaces. It is right in the area's historic Jonestown neighborhood, making it easy for attendees to access.

The plaza has its own dedicated event team as well as elegant accommodations for those staying overnight. They work with a range of caterers, providing seamless service with your choice of company.

The 1840s Ballroom is a favorite for weddings, bar mitzvahs, and more with views of the landscaped garden courtyard, which can be booked as well.

The second floor has the 1840s City Lites event space with the feeling of a fun lounge, while the first floor has the 1840s Cabaret with Latin-inspired décor.

29 S. Front Street, Baltimore, MD, Phone: 410-385-1840

2. AVAM - American Visionary Art Museum

AVAM - American Visionary Art Museum
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For a unique location for your Baltimore venue, consider hosting it at the American Visionary Art Museum.

This is an exciting, unique venue perfect for all types of special events. The building stands out with its collection of art as well as its amazing architecture, which has won awards both nationally and internationally.

The venue is well connected via public transportation, is centrally located, and has a list of approved caterers on hand.

The Sculpture Barn & Garden can hold 125 seated or over 250 in a cocktail-style reception, while the Jim Rouse Visionary Center banquet room can hold 400 guests; guests can even rent out both spaces for larger events.

800 Key Highway, Baltimore, Maryland, Phone: 410-244-1900

3. Baltimore Museum of Industry

Baltimore Museum of Industry
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One of several local museums with facility rentals for your wedding or other special occasion, theBaltimore Museum of Industry has the choice of two locations for events. The Alonso G. Decker Gallery has floor-to-ceiling windows and includes the Industry Terrace and has room for 300 guests seated, 250 seated with a dance floor, or 500 for cocktail service.

The open-air pavilion has views of the water and can sit up to 300 guests with clear walls that can be used in poor weather. All guests of events receive free parking and, for an additional charge, the museum can open their galleries to your guests for the first hours of the event. More info

1415 Key Highway, Baltimore, Maryland, Phone: 410-727-4808

4. Belvedere and Co. Events

Belvedere and Co. Events
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The Belvedere Ballrooms is located right in downtown Baltimore and has been hosting extraordinary events for more than a hundred years, during which time it has been lovingly preserved. The sparkling chandeliers and soaring ceilings make your weddings or other events a day to remember. The ballroom can host events of all sizes, with room for anywhere from 40 to 400 for cocktail receptions, meals, and more. Brides and grooms are assigned their own wedding coordinator to help them with vendors, design, day-of logistics, and more. The typical wedding will also include a cocktail room, a three-course meal, a champagne toast, and the bridal parlor.

One East Chase Street, Baltimore, MD, Phone: 410-332-1000

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5. Over the Top Events & Catering at The Champagne Ballroom

Over the Top Events & Catering at The Champagne Ballroom
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Over the Top prides themselves on hosting events complete with catering at an affordable price. Their events are hosted at the elegant Champagne Ballroom, once Martin's Champagne Room, the perfect venue for weddings, proms, banquets, and other parties. Their chefs have a carefully crafted menu with a range of options featuring the freshest ingredients. Wedding packages also include the bridal suite and a rehearsal along with the option of hosting your wedding ceremony on site; they even have their own officiant available. Menus are buffet style in most cases and can include multiple entrees and sides along with an open bar and dessert buffet.

2701 W. Patapsco Ave., Baltimore, MD, Phone: 410-644-3434

6. Chase Court

Chase Court
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Chase Court offers a picturesque location for your wedding or other event. The building was constructed in 1879 in the Gothic style, previously serving as an Episcopal parish house. They are an extremely popular venue for weddings and pride themselves on being LGBTQ friendly, something which is also true of every single approved caterer and recommended vendor they work with. The wedding ceremonies can host up to 150 guests in a cocktail-style setting or be as small as a romantic elopement just for the bride and groom. Most weddings are held outdoors, with the indoor space serving as the backup plan in case of rain.

1112 St Paul St., Baltimore, MD, Phone: 410-727-1112

7. Corradetti Glassblowing Studio & Gallery

Corradetti Glassblowing Studio & Gallery
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As a glassblowing studio and gallery, Corradetti offers a truly unique and gorgeous setting for weddings and other celebrations in Baltimore. The venue is within the historic Clipper Mill and covers 3,300 square feet with 20-foot ceilings, bamboo hardwood floors, large windows, and exposed brick walls for lots of style. Clipper Mill has earned multiple awards for historic renovation with the glassblowing studio sitting in the middle of it. When the studio is rented for events, guests also receive access to the gallery level with its artwork. There is an elevated stage on one end, a built-in bar, hanging party lights, and a glowing glass furnace.

2010 Clipper Park Rd #119, Baltimore, MD, Phone: 410-243-2010

8. The Engineers Club at the Garret-Jacobs Mansion

The Engineers Club at the Garret-Jacobs Mansion
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The Engineers Club is within the Garret-Jacobs Mansion, which has been lovingly cared for, so it maintains all its former glory. Its elegant appointments are perfect for weddings, with gourmet dining, attentive staff, and a range of picture-perfect locations throughout the building. Between the ballroom, library, landings, drawing room, bride's room, the Posey Room, and more, there are plenty of options. Banquets and other events will also have everything they need, from audiovisual systems to an expansive space. Brides and grooms who choose to have their wedding at the Engineers Club even get to enjoy a complimentary 4-week dancing course to prepare them for their opening dance.

11 West Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore, MD, Phone: 410-539-6914

9. Evergreen Museum and Library

Evergreen Museum and Library
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The Evergreen Museum and Library gives you a range of indoor and outdoor spaces to enjoy for your party, with the picturesque gardens offering the perfect backdrop for a wedding. The Upper Garden can be tented, fitting 500 people standing or 400 when sitting with a dance floor. This location gives you marble statues, a historic fountain, and manicured grounds with the Main House in the background. The Carriage House can have a tented or untented patio with up to 400 people when standing as well as a dance floor. Or guests can book the meadow with its 5 acres of lawn, a meandering stream, matured trees, and a picturesque footbridge.

4545 N Charleston St., Baltimore, MD, Phone: 443-840-9585

10. The George Peabody Library

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For those who feel that a library is the perfect place to host an event, the George Peabody Library will gladly be the venue for your wedding or other special occasion. They specialize in weddings, but also accommodate holiday parties and private dinners. The library can hold as many as 350 guests standing or 200 seated, with capacity dropping slightly to 170 seated with a dance floor in place. There are three caterers for guests to choose from and all rentals include a library manager and security. To maintain the venue, no amplified music is allowed, but there are alternatives available.

17 E. Mt. Vernon Place, Baltimore, MD, Phone: 443-840-9585

11. Gramercy Mansion

Gramercy Mansion
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The Gramercy Mansion is just outside of Baltimore but a sibling property to the 1840s Carrollton Inn within Baltimore. This mansion is a beautiful and relaxing bed and breakfast, perfect for a stay or hosting an event. There are a range of rooms and suites for guests to choose from and many of the guestrooms have whirlpool tubs and fireplaces. Some may have other features like oriental carpets, French antiques, four-poster beds, two-person showers, and wrought-iron balconies with private porches. Suites have room for four people with a separate master bedroom. The day always begins with a fresh breakfast made to order. Those looking for an event venue will love the property's landscaped gardens and the Carriage House, both of which can be reserved. The indoor spaces feature elegant antiques perfect for pictures, while the exterior is perfect for ceremonies or cocktail receptions. Renting the venue gives access to the entire first floor, atrium, gardens, and back lawns. The wedding package is designed to include the essentials, such as tables and chairs, a cocktail hour, an on-site attendant, access to all furnished rooms, and free parking. Wedding weekend packages are also available for enhanced affairs. More info

1400 Greenspring Valley Road, Stevenson, MD, Phone: 410-486-2405

12. Kimpton Hotel Monaco Baltimore

Kimpton Hotel Monaco Baltimore
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This hideaway in the Inner Harbor provides luxury in a location that is easy to access from the urban offerings of Baltimore. The boutique hotel has 202 guest rooms and is in the old B&O Railroad Headquarters. The building is a 1906 beaux arts structure that today offers accommodations as well as an event space. Rooms vary greatly, including options with soaking tubs for couples and those with bunk beds for families. The hotel always hosts an evening wine hour and provides complimentary tea and coffee. It also offers in-room spa services, luxury toiletries, a fitness center, Kimpton public bikes for use in town, and yoga mats. On-site dining is at the B&O American Brasserie. The party rooms have 10,000 square feet divided into multiple different spaces that can be combined. All have opulent décor from early in the century and the B&O Brasserie gladly handles all the event catering. Those interested in hosting a wedding can enjoy a reception for as many as 150 guests or a cocktail reception for up to 300. The hotel can accommodate receptions, brunches, rehearsal dinners, and other celebrations.

2 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD, Phone: 443-692-6170

13. Mobtown Ballroom

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The Mobtown Ballroom is in historic Pigtown and is perfect for weddings, conferences, live music, dancing, and more. They host everything from weddings to art shows in their restored church from the 1870s with its 2,500-square-foot sprung dance floor as well as a 1,200-square-foot stage. There is also a gorgeous oak bar, a sound booth, and an air-conditioning system that will keep everyone cool even after hours of dancing. The experienced staff can help any event go smoothly and rentals include the tables, chairs, sound system, and stage. There are bottled water and soft drinks for sale behind the bar, which you can reserve. The Mobtown Ballroom also has its liquor license.

861 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore, MD, Phone: 443-699-3040

14. Pier 5 Hotel

Pier 5 Hotel
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The Pier 5 Hotel is part of the Curio Collection by Hilton and is located along the Inner Harbor within a short walk to local attractions. The 66 guest rooms have oversized vanities, custom furniture, HDTVs, Wi-Fi access, and available harbor views, furnished balconies, or living areas. Some even feature entertainment centers, fridges, microwaves, seating for eight, while the Mystic Suite comes complete with a whirlpool, panoramic harbor view, and Swiss shower. All rooms have Keurig coffeemakers, plush bathrobes, work desks, and a king or two queen beds. Guests can enjoy breakfast in the hotel's atrium lobby and get a meal at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse or McCormick & Schmick's. Those looking for an event venue can reserve a flexible ballroom or waterfront terrace with room for as many as 300 guests. The hotel can host conferences, tradeshows, and smaller meetings as well as special events like weddings. The waterfront garden is the perfect spot for a wedding ceremony, which can be followed by a reception in the Harbor Club with its 270-degree panoramic views facing the Inner Harbor. Their award-winning team helps with planning as well.

711 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, MD, Phone: 410-539-2000

15. Preston Hall

Preston Hall
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Preston Hall is right in the heart of the Cultural District in Baltimore, making it a convenient location for guests to find. It is also incredibly easy to access from surrounding areas thanks to its convenient location off I-83. The venue at Preston Hall is perfect for social and business events, including weddings, networking functions, corporate events, and more. The grand ballroom includes a balcony that overlooks the main area. The main level accommodates 350 people banquet style or nearly 500 in a meeting setup with both areas in use. The rental also includes free parking in a staffed parking lot for all of your guests.

25 West Preston Street, Baltimore, MD, Phone: 410-802-4372

16. Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore

Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore
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The Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore sits on the waterfront for a picturesque location with charm, a laidback style, and plenty of refinement. There are 203 guest rooms to choose from, each of which features thoughtful amenities. At 420 square feet, the guest rooms are all oversized and include dual-line speaker phones, private voicemail, high-speed wireless internet, reading chairs with reading lamps and ottomans, 40-inch LCD TVs with cable, Keurig coffeemakers, hair dryers, mini-fridges, in-room safes, irons and ironing boards, and triple-sheeted beds. Guests can choose from a room with two queens, a single queen, or a single king. There are also suites with sleeper sofas in the living rooms, extra TVs, and even better views. The hotel has a fitness center, tennis courts, racquetball courts, an indoor swimming pool with dry sauna and whirlpool, library, and a business center. Dine at the Explorers Restaurant & Lounge or get coffee at Formula Espresso. There are over 12,000 square feet of space for events and meetings with dedicated event management staff on the payroll. Explorers can provide catering for weddings and other events held on site.

550 Light Street, Baltimore, MD, Phone: 410-234-0550

17. Tabrizi's Wedding Venue

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Tabrizi's Wedding Venue is a restaurant as well as a wedding venue, but the latter is their specialty. As a waterfront venue, they offer a classic view perfect for photos that will set your special day apart from those of others. The space can hold 230 guests and Tabrizi's prides itself on extraordinary service. The ballroom space sits right on the water, making it perfect for parties and social events. If you choose to have a dance floor and area for the band, you can still fit up to 220 guests. The patio offers a full bar and sits underneath an open sky. If you prefer, you can also have your wedding ceremony done on site, on the first floor's outdoor patio right on the water with a cocktail hour to follow.

500 Harborview Drive A9, Baltimore, MD, Phone: 410-727-3663

18. The 13th Floor

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The 13th Floor is one of the several venues offered by Belvedere & Co. Events, and it sits at the top of the historic Belvedere. This unique setting provides elegance for any event and has been among the most popular venues within the building since its full-scale renovation back in 2012. The 13th floor draws in the eye with its gorgeous architecture and other touches, while the professional service ensures it is a day to remember. The space is ideal for smaller events, holding up to 100 guests in a cocktail reception or up to 90 for seated and served banquets without a dance floor. You can still fit 80 guests with a 485-square-foot dance floor.

One East Chase Street, Baltimore, MD, Phone: 410-332-1000

19. The Center Club

The Center Club
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The Center Club was established in 1962 and is the premier private business dining club in Baltimore. It is members-only and also hosts events that are unforgettable. Its event spaces are perfect for weddings (both the ceremonies and receptions), corporate meetings and receptions, retirement parties, anniversary parties, bar mitzvahs, school events, reunions, galas, and more. This is known as one of the top venues in Baltimore for those in search of a prestigious and elegant setting. The Center Club helps develop the themes, prepare a custom menu, and take care of the floral arrangements, decorations, and linens. The seasoned staff work closely with hosts to create your perfect event.

100 Light Street, 16th Floor, Baltimore, MD, Phone: 410-727-7788

20. The Elkridge Furnace Inn

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The Elkridge Furnace Inn dates back to around 1744, making it one of the many historic sites in Maryland. The Elkridge Furnace Inn is both a restaurant and an event venue; they also provide off-site catering throughout Maryland for those who want their food but prefer a different venue. The Manor Home was added in 1810 and has three floors that are professionally decorated, along with porches. There is a three-room bridal suite with a fitting room, full bathroom, and dress fitting room plus a groom's room on the floor below with its own private patio. There is an outdoor ceremony point with contingencies in place for inclement weather. The inn also offers weddings a range of hors d'oeuvres that is customizable with cocktails in the Manor House and reception in the tent next to the home.

5745 Furnace Avenue, Elkridge, MD, Phone: 410-379-9336

21. Wedding Venues in Baltimore, Maryland: The Grand

Wedding Venues in Baltimore, Maryland: The Grand
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The Grand aims to provide the bride and groom with a fairytale feel to their wedding. It has 45,000 square feet of space that can be adapted between the 19 different unique ballrooms, providing for celebrations of all sizes. The building dates back to 1866 for historic flare and The Grand has its own onsite expert event planners plus a gourmet onsite catering service. To make planning easier, The Grand offers a range of packages, such as those including champagne toasts, hors d'oeuvres, and a three-course dinner. The Grand has experience hosting a range of weddings, including multicultural affairs and LGBTQ ones and has kosher meals available.

225 N Charles Street, Baltimore, MD, Phone: 443-573-8444

22. Places to Get Married: The Inn at Henderson's Wharf

Places to Get Married: The Inn at Henderson's Wharf
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The Inn at Henderson's Wharf sits along a secluded cobblestone street in a quiet area of Fell's Point but within easy access of all the Baltimore attractions. This historic building once housed a tobacco farm and today is luxury hotel that has won numerous awards. There are 38 upscale rooms for guests to choose from, each with vessel sinks, Hemingway-style furniture, plush pillow top beds, and high-end furnishings. Some other amenities include a personal butler service, Wolfgang Puck coffee service, Gilchrist & Soames toiletries, and fresh flowers. In addition to the hotel, the Inn at Henderson's Wharf also hosts waterfront weddings with event spaces both indoors and outdoors. There are enough venues in the building to host the rehearsal dinner, ceremony, reception, and brunch the following day all in different spots. The Gallery can accommodate 60 guests at round tables and still have room for a dance floor. The Central Courtyard Garden is perfect for the ceremony with its small sitting area and walking path, or you can even reserve the whole property. Of course, the Inn can also host other meetings, events, retreats, and social gatherings.

1000 Fell Street, Baltimore, MD, Phone: 410-522-7777

23. The Mansion at Valley Country Club

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Getting married at the Mansion at Valley Country Club provides a historic site that was built in 1858 and used to be a 500-acre estate, equestrian property, and cattle farm. The Donovan Family of Baltimore acquired it in 1955 with the goal of hosting parties and events, honing their skills and creating memories over the years. The Mansion is the focal point and ideal for weddings and receptions with its classic architecture and unique sports bar. It has three working fireplaces, fine antiques, a grand Victorian staircase (perfect for wedding photos), a spacious veranda, and more. The venue can host up to 220 guests in the ballroom, complete with its dance floor. They offer an all-inclusive package to make wedding planning easier.

1512 Jeffers Road, Baltimore, MD, Phone: 410-825-7110

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