Thanks to Baltimore’s exciting history as an important American city for centuries, stately mansions in Baltimore for weddings are not in short supply. The downtown and surrounding neighborhoods are the site of many of the city’s most important mansions, but Baltimore wedding venues can also be found just outside of the city limits in Baltimore County. Couples looking for a venue with inherent sophistication, cultural richness and various event spaces for all your wedding needs (like getting ready rooms, spaces for the wedding ceremony and reception, etc.) will definitely want to give these gorgeous Baltimore mansions a look.
Grey Rock Mansion
A powerhouse wedding venue and top-notch wedding catering company, Simply Elegant Catering at Grey Rock Mansion will satiate both the historian and foodie in you. As far as mansions in Baltimore for weddings go, you can’t lose with this 19th century creation in Pikesville, just 10 miles northwest of Baltimore City. A wide, antebellum-style porch greets visitors before the spacious interior and sprawling outdoor grounds further wows. Both indoor and outdoor event spaces are available for couples. Catering options further take your guests back in time with Southern-inspired fare and drinks. (Mint juleps, anyone?) The classic stylings of Grey Rock Mansion will suit just about any couple, but romantic wedding themes, like Brie and Tim’s May wedding, are just perfect.
Evergreen Museum & Library
Tucked away in North Baltimore on North Charles Street, Evergreen Museum & Library is the former opulent home of railroad barons, The Garretts. An exemplar of America’s GIlded Age, the commanding mansion is surrounded by Italian gardens and marked by a classical-style facade. One of the largest mansions in Baltimore for weddings, Evergreen sits on 26 acres, most of which is landscaped garden, and features three areas that are available for rent: Upper Garden, Carriage House and Meadow. Couples can choose to combine some of these areas to suit their wedding day needs as well as fitting ideal locations for ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. This expansive, perfect venue can host up to 400 wedding guests on its grounds.
The Engineers Club
Non-engineers, fret not. No matter your profession, you’re welcome to host a wedding at The Engineers Club at The Garrett-Jacobs Mansion. One of the grandest mansions in Baltimore for weddings, this relic of the 1800’s was 32 years in the making as the rich owners combined four homes into one to create the 40 rooms, 100-windows and 16 fireplaces of this wedding venue. Located in downtown Baltimore near Mount Vernon, steps away from Baltimore’s Washington Monument, this is one of most convenient locations to host your wedding. Every part of this historic landmark mansion is photo ready for your special day, from the drawing room to the landing to the library. Choose from several event spaces for your wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. For glamorous receptions, the grand ballroom and the modern atrium are among the most popular choices for Maryland couples. Host anywhere from 120 wedding guests to 250 in any of this mansion’s beautiful spaces.
Take a short drive north of Baltimore and you’ll discover Gramercy Mansion, a lovely Tudor mansion and 45 acres of verdant vegetation in Stevenson, Maryland. Equally perfect for outdoor ceremonies as indoor, Gramercy’s two event spaces are customizable for your wedding vision. Up to 250 guests can be accommodated for cocktails and up to 150 seated guests in the atrium. This Baltimore wedding venue also doubles as a bed and breakfast, so a wedding at Gramercy Mansion might also help to accommodate out-of-town wedding guests as well.
Whitehouse Caterers at Overhills Mansion, circa 1897
Located in Baltimore County’s historic Catonsville, Overhills Mansion is a majestic, 30-acre estate dating back to the late 19th century. Complete with romantic verandas, historic columns and a timeless portico, romantic couples looking to be swept back in time at a gorgeous Baltimore mansion will find their match at Overhills Mansion. Host up to 200 seated guests at the Grand Ballroom, but weddings of many sizes, from 50 guests to 240, are welcome here. Additionally, the in-house food and drink company, Whitehouse Caterers, specializes in handcrafted menus and desserts made with simple, fresh ingredients.
Cylburn Arboretum, Mansion and Vollmer Center
A gorgeous garden wedding venue and mansion wedding venue in one, Clyburn Arboretum, Mansion and Vollmer Center is set on 207 acres in the Baltimore neighbourhood of Coldspring/Clyburn. The three event spaces offer unique features for couples searching an unforgettable Baltimore City wedding experience. Clyburn Mansion is a smaller wedding venue with the capacity to seat up to 100 for dinner in three rooms. Vollmer Center is perfect for larger guest lists as up to 200 seated guests and 250 for a cocktail-style reception can be accommodated. The Clyburn Arboretum offers different garden areas which can also be rented for outdoor ceremonies or tented receptions depending on the season and availability.
Martin’s Valley Mansion
Travel about 17 miles north of downtown Baltimore to arrive in Hunt Valley at Martin’s Valley Mansion, one of the largest mansion in Baltimore for weddings with room for up to 1,300 people. Encompassing many ballroom and terrace event spaces, the grand ballroom is the stunning and massive room that seats up to 1,000 with a dance floor and 1,300 without. Other rooms accommodate anywhere from 320 to 480 guests maximum. Gold-accented ceilings and walls, swanky crystal chandeliers and antique sconces complete the opulent look of this mansion wedding venue.
One of the swankiest mansion in Baltimore for weddings was built in 1866 as a headquarters for Baltimore’s Freemasons. Couples looking to go back in time a century and a half will fall in love with this beautifully renovated wedding venue, which was reopened in 2005. The Grand is is peak Baltimore for a beautiful downtown wedding as it’s located on North Charles Street, just blocks away from some of the city’s most well-known monuments. This venue is ideal for formal weddings with a choice of four ballrooms and a chapel event space, all decked out in artful ceiling designs, crystal chandeliers and classic arches. Host up to 325 wedding guests at this mansion wedding venue.