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11 Top Non-Traditional Baltimore Wedding Venues

Jul 7, 2017

Just like choosing an engagement ring, finding the perfect wedding venue can be both challenging and exciting. Here in Baltimore, there are so many iconic locations to share your vows. But while you’ve probably heard about Hotel Monaco or Westminster Hall, maybe you’re looking for something a little less traditional.

Below we’ve compiled a list of 11 fabulous and unique Baltimore wedding venues to say “I do” and begin your life together. Take a look and let us know which venue catches your attention most!


Coradetti Glass Studio

Located in the heart of the Clipper Mill neighborhood, the Coradetti Glass Studio offers an artistic and rustic atmosphere both you and your wedding guests will enjoy.

Choosing this venue means you won’t need to spend much time (or money) planning wedding decorations. The Coradetti Glass Studio features hand blown glass artwork, creating a stunning backdrop for your big day.


The Elm

The Elm is a cozy space in the Hampden neighborhood featuring sweet outdoor gardens and a whole lot of vintage flare. Fun pieces in this location include a piano, vintage posters, couches, and even a hanging airplane.

This charming space provides indoor or outdoor ceremony and reception options. Another plus: the Elm doesn’t require you to use certain wedding vendors, such as DJs or photographers.


Preston Hall


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If elegance is what you’re looking for, Preston Hall will be high on your list. Located in the heart of Baltimore’s Cultural District, this brick-covered venue offers a unique and refined atmosphere to celebrate your day.

Notable features of this beauty include a grand balcony perfect for your cocktail hour, a gorgeous chandelier, room for dancing, and a convenient bridal suite. Free parking and parking attendants are included in your venue rental.


The Stack Room (George Peabody Library)

Imagine walking down a black-and-white marble aisle, surrounded by cast-iron columns, rows upon rows of books, and a massive daylight ceiling high overhead. Sound intriguing? Then you’ll love the grand and historic atmosphere of the George Peabody Library.

Housed in the world-renowned Peabody Institute of Music, the Stack Room features classic embellishments, decorative railings, and exquisite symmetry in a neo-grec style.

This monumental yet intimate venue can accommodate up to 350 guests, provides a choice of 3 caterers, and comes with staff workers and a security guard. Your rental also includes tables and chairs.


The Baltimore Museum of Industry

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Looking for a waterfront wedding venue? The Decker Gallery and Industry Terrace of the Baltimore Museum of Industry is a great choice. With its floor-to-ceiling windows and beautiful brick terrace, you and your guests will have a stunning view of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor throughout your event.

This venue is great for both casual or formal wedding ceremonies and receptions. The museum will even open their galleries for the first two hours of your event. Another selling point of this venue is parking: it’s completely free and available on site.


Camden Yards

Orioles fans! What could be more fun than saying your vows overlooking Camden Yards? Just think of the great wedding photo opportunities. This will no doubt be a unique wedding location for you and your guests to enjoy.

Camden Yards offer multiple non-game day facilities for you to consider. Find out what’s available by contacting an Orioles Representative.


The Maryland Zoo

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Animal lovers will enjoy saying their vows in the unique and beautiful Maryland Zoo. This unique wedding location offers both indoor and outdoor options to select from. The zoo also includes tables and chairs, and four zoo staff members, including and two on-site coordinators.

One exciting aspect of a wedding at the Maryland Zoo is the Animal Ambassador program. This program allows you to include animal appearances during your cocktail hour. You can even coordinate time with these animals during your wedding photographs. Truly a unique wedding experience for you and your guests!


Mustang Alley’s Bar, Bowling & Bistro


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Have you considered getting married in a bowling alley? Perhaps not, but Mustang Alley’s Bar, Bowling & Bistro could change your mind! Granted, this venue isn’t your typical bowling alley. In fact, a wedding at Mustang’s will no doubt be a fun and upscale experience you won’t forget.

This non-traditional bowling alley can accommodate groups of all sizes. Additionally, Mustang Alley’s Bar, Bowling & Bistro offers a variety of creative menu options– both buffet style or seated.


Cylburn Arboretum

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Fully embrace the romance of your wedding with a ceremony and reception at the beautiful Cylburn Arboretum. This 200-acre urban oasis offers gorgeous gardens, wooded trails, and greenhouses.

This idyllic wedding location offers a few options for you to choose from, including garden areas, a greenhouse, and charming indoor center. Thanks to the natural beauty of the area, you have endless opportunities for stunning wedding portraits.


Hippodrome Theatre

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Beyond just a destination for world-class entertainment, the Hippodrome Theatre is a fabulous venue to celebrate your big day. This theater offers a variety of spaces to suit your needs and will help you stick within your budget.

Set the stage for a memorable event by choosing a date that coincides with a Hippodrome performance directly proceeding or following your wedding. The Hippodrome offers up to 30% off your total rental cost when you book group tickets.


American Visionary Art Museum

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Art aficionados will go crazy over a wedding celebration at the famous American Visionary Art Museum. Located in Baltimore’s Federal Hill neighborhood, this museum operates with the goal of preserving raw, intuitive art.

The American Visionary Art Museum is great for intimate gathering or large-scale weddings. It’s the perfect setting to celebrate your vows and appreciate the work of self-taught artists from around the nation.


Celebrate Your Wedding With The Perfect Diamond

There’s much to think about and so many big decisions to make when planning a wedding. Not the least of which is finding a venue that fits your personality and style. But when it comes to your wedding bands or other wedding jewelry, you can put your mind at ease with Samuelson’s Diamonds.

At Samuelson’s Diamond, we provide an exquisite selection of quality diamonds for you to choose from. Our team is highly professional and happy to help answer all your questions about the products we offer.

Visit our store in downtown Baltimore. Or contact us with questions about finding the perfect piece of wedding-day jewelry.

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