As a rule, 8 out of 10 weddings are expensive; that’s unavoidable. (By most people’s standards, anyway.) In fact, the cost of a wedding in Baltimore, MD is around $38,600. That’s roughly $10,000 higher than the US average, give or take a buck or two.
But luckily, there are plenty of relatively affordable wedding venues in Baltimore, MD that’ll give you a fantastic place to get hitched without breaking the bank!
Stick with us – we’ll show you some of our faves and give you the 411 on what each venue offers!
There are so many layers of fabulous to this venue that it’s hard to know where to start, so we’ll start with the aesthetic vibe.
The entire property has an air of medieval fairytale with a generous sprinkling of Harry Potter for good measure – right in the middle of downtown Baltimore!
Have a cocktail reception and your ceremony in the enchanted garden grotto surrounded by lush greenery, then assemble with your guests for a royal feast in the grand Gothic ballroom with leaded glass windows you have to see to believe.
If you want something unconventional that speaks to your longing for all things magical, we highly recommend this space!
Behind the facade is a great support system to help you create the fairytale wedding you’re dreaming of. You do need to hire your own vendors, but the venue’s planners will help you find the right people for the job tailored to your vision.
Chase Court prides itself on being an inclusive venue where people of every race, spirituality, sexual orientation, and gender identity can commit to a lifetime of happiness together!
Price Range: From $3,897
Capacity: Up to 150
Need a lot of space to party the night away? This full-service venue/catering company is a great place to host a stress-free evening of revelry with up to 2,000 of your favorite people!
There are three indoor/outdoor spaces to choose from suited to weddings of all sizes, and you’ll have access to all of them on your wedding day.
The Celebration Room is the smallest, seating 175 people comfortably. It houses a private bridal suite and opens to an open-air gathering area. It also features a fixed bar.
The elegant Grand Ballroom seats 425 and is adorned with imported European chandeliers and flowing drapery. It has a raised stage, fixed dance floor, two balconies, and opens to a private outdoor space. It also features an intimate bridal suite to prep for your walk down the aisle.
And finally, the Outdoor Courtyard seats 800 comfortably and 2,000 people for a standing cocktail reception. This space has an Amphitheater, dance floor, and concession windows- perfect for an intimate performance from your favorite artist.
Price Range: $500+
Capacity: Up to 2,000!
Hippodrome Theater at The France-Merrick Performing Arts Center
What could be more fun for theater buffs than to marry on a historical stage in one of the most unique venues in town? With a VIP lounge, pavilion, upper and lower mezzanine lobbies, and even a cafe, you’ll have plenty of spaces to play with and stage (ha! puns) your ceremony, cocktail hour, reception, and more.
The venue has coordinators standing by to make suggestions and help everything run smoothly. They’ll even help you plan all the details, from choosing a caterer to finding the perfect florist!
Price Range: Contact the venue for pricing.
Capacity: Up to 300
Mt. Washington Mill Dye House
This former 19th-century cotton mill has a gorgeous rustic/industrial-chic vibe that would be the perfect backdrop for any kind of wedding, from massive and formal to laid-back and intimate!
The property has three spaces to choose from suited to multi-sized weddings. The Dye House I and II are perfect for a big plated dinner reception and feature modern architecture with exposed brick, distressed concrete floors, authentic wood beams, and multi-pane windows.
The Cocktail room features the same chic decor and is the perfect size for a smaller, more personal affair. It seats up to 100 guests.
Outside, you’ll find a beautiful terrace strung with fairy lights for a magical wedding ceremony or cocktail reception available to every venue.
Price Range: Starting at $5,000
Capacity: Up to 400
George Peabody Library
One of the most elegant and interesting venues in Baltimore, the Peabody library has been hosting weddings for over a decade now, and it’s rapidly become one of the most popular spots to wed in the city!
If you want to make a statement, we can think of no better way than to marry in the center of the main Library with a massive skylight, surrounded by six stories of rich cast-iron and wooden bookshelves stocked with books old and new. (Can you smell them? Who doesn’t love the smell of a library?)
A cocktail reception in the Exhibit Gallery and its extensive collection of rare objects will wow your guests while the Library transforms into a stately reception hall!
You’ll have access to a venue manager, support staff, security, and a suite to prepare one hour before the ceremony. Tables and chairs for the entire event are provided, and coat check service is complimentary!
Price Range: From $6,000
Capacity: Up to 200
Evergreen Museum and Library
Another impressive museum/library venue, The Evergreen is affiliated with the Peabody and has several indoor and outdoor options to host your wedding in style!
The 19th-century Gatsby-Esque Mansion is right out of the gilded age, with manicured gardens and a bricked terrace. The gardens and Terrace are the perfect location for cocktails and the ceremony.
Afterward, you and your guests can gather in the beautiful Carriage House featuring original wooden beams and exposed brick for the grand reception. The Carriage House also provides a fantastic indoor option for the ceremony and cocktail hour in inclement weather.
With the rental, the Evergreen provides a venue manager, support staff, security, and tables and chairs for your reception. One hour before the ceremony, you’ll have access to a suite where you can relax and get ready.
Price Range: From $5,000
Capacity: Up to 400 from Mar-Dec, 150 during Jan. and Feb.
With more awards than you can shake a stick at, the Gramercy Mansion is full of historic charm and modern glamour!
The Mansion and its Carriage House are located just outside the city on 45 acres full of manicured grounds and gardens for romantic outdoor ceremonies and fresh-air receptions under the stars. It even has a marble gazebo perfect for photo ops!
Inside the Mansion, you’ll find elegant furnishings and decor, including chandeliers, ceiling drapery, and bistro lights to set the mood for a grand reception of up to 200 guests. The Carriage House offers the same luxurious furnishings and accommodates up to 75.
The Mansion has terrific staff ready to assist with planning your big day, and the venue can provide tables, chairs, and a dance floor for your reception. The venue is wheelchair accessible and has plenty of on-site parking, too!
The Mansion functions as an utterly charming B&B, too! There are 11 luxurious accommodation options for your guests who choose to stay overnight or all weekend!
Price Range: From $5,000
Capacity: Up to 200
Padonia Park Club
Exchange your vows underneath a lakeside gazebo, then dance the night away under the stars! Or maybe a grand ballroom wedding is more your style? You can have both at the Padonia Park Club!
If you want all the bells and whistles for a smaller crowd, the country club’s elegant ballroom provides a fashionable space to entertain, and the lush gardens and sweeping lawns on the club’s 30-acre property are just made for stunning photo-ops.
The venue is a full-service facility with a full-time wedding specialist and staff to help set the stage for your magical night. They’ll handle it, whether it’s arranging your decor, booking entertainment, or preparing your reception feast!
Price Range: Contact the venue for pricing.
Capacity: Up to 250
Kimpton Hotel Monaco Baltimore
Are there less expensive wedding venues located in Baltimore? Of course. (Have a gander at the other selections on our list!)
But the Kimpton Hotel Monaco made our list because it’s pretty affordable compared to others in the same luxury league- and it’s gorgeous!
Located in the historic B&O Railroad headquarters building, you’ll be as impressed with the accommodations as the venue space!
Crystal chandeliers, stately marble staircases, and Beaux-Arts decor guarantee an unforgettable wedding experience. Whether you have the ceremony in the hotel entryway followed by a glittering reception dinner in the Paris Ballroom or utilize the other richly decorated celebration spaces- you’ll wow your guests.
Weddings at the Kimpton are full-service and include event planning and catering services. From the cake to the cleanup, everything’s taken care of so you can enjoy your day completely stress-free!
Price Range: From $17,000
Baltimore Museum of Industry
If you’re ready to launch your dream wedding plans into motion, the BMI is just the place to make it happen!
Your guests will watch joyfully as you exchange sunset vows by the bay and enjoy pre-dinner cocktails on the brick terrace. When you’re ready to party, celebrate with a reception in the historic Museum building featuring floor-to-ceiling windows with stunning harbor views.
BMI can provide a list of approved vendors and catering services to create the wedding you’ve always wanted!
Price Range: $4,500
Capacity: Up to 300
Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor
This luxurious venue fits all wedding sizes, from small and intimate to a large lavish bash, with plenty of spaces inside and out to accommodate your wedding vision.
Use the outdoor Terrace or modern Pisces rooftop venue for a chic cocktail reception or ceremony (or both!) with sweeping city views. If you’re planning a formal plated dinner, the Constellation Ballroom is the perfect blank slate to shape and decorate to fit your individual style.
The Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor has a team of seasoned pros ready to help design a wedding package that fits your budget and your vision!
Price Range: From $19,000
Capacity: Up to 850
American Visionary Art Museum
Quirky is the adjective that first came to mind when we saw this fantastic Baltimore wedding venue, so if you’re looking for something other than the typical arched ceremony and tented reception (not that those aren’t gorgeous, too), this is the place to wed!
There are four spaces available, each with its own personality and flair.
For a larger gathering, the 3rd-floor banquet room accommodates 250 guests and features unparalleled views of the city skyline and harbor. If you need an even larger space, there are packages combining the Museum’s spaces for room to accommodate up to 400!
If you’re looking for something more intimate, check out the Sculpture Barn and Wildflower Garden! This venue features room for 130 of your favorite people to eat, drink, and be merry after your ceremony in the attached garden.
This venue also provides access to the main building so your guests can browse the exhibits throughout the festivities.
Price Range: From $3,000
Capacity: Up to 450