The Belvedere is one of those rare Baltimore event venues that can suit the timeless ballroom wedding, the modern urban wedding, and the laid back, pub-style wedding — all in the same building. This Beaux Arts landmark was completed in 1903 and served as a high-end hotel for elite visitors. Presidents Woodrow Wilson, Theodore Roosevelt, and John F. Kennedy all stayed there, as well as actor Clark Gable and scandalous socialite Wallis Simpson.
In the early 1990s, the hotel was converted to condominiums, but the grand and elaborate ballrooms still remain and are available for your Baltimore wedding!
Versatile and full-service
This downtown Baltimore event venue can beautifully accommodate your ceremony and reception. But its central location also puts it near plenty of churches, temples, and cathedrals for those who prefer to get married in a house of worship. Sarah and Chris said their vows at the stunning classical Baltimore Basilica, just a few minutes away.
Events at the Belvedere are expertly managed by in-house event and catering company, Belvedere & Co. Local photographer Breanna Shaw says, “The Belvedere is one of my all-time favorite wedding venues as a wedding photographer in Baltimore. With several gorgeous ballrooms to choose from, a fantastic in-house catering staff, and an incredible team of coordinators, it’s got everything you could possibly want. I especially love being able to make stunning portraits for our couples with the iconic Belvedere sign lit up at night.” Just look at Katie and Jamel’s old-Hollywood style portraits in front of the sign!
Timeless weddings at the Belvedere
The “Timeless” wedding packages at the Belvedere make use of the building’s four luxurious ballrooms for ceremonies, cocktail hours, and receptions.
The Charles Experience starts with a ceremony in the Charles Ballroom, with floor to ceiling windows, gold-detailed coffered ceilings, and black marble pillars. Then, guests cross the lobby for cocktail hour in the John Eager Howard Ballroom. This one-of-a-kind room has walls covered with a hand-painted mural from the 1930s surrounding an intricately carved fireplace and mantelpiece.
Then it’s back to the Charles Ballroom for dinner and dancing. Jess and Raymond’s Charles Experience was caught in all its glory by Breanna, with some of the best dance floor photos we’ve ever seen!
Couples can also choose The Grand Experience, performing the ceremony in The Grand Ballroom. With 36’ arched ceilings and glistening chandeliers, this space will make everyone feel like royalty for the day. Cocktail hour is in the Platinum Ballroom, with 1903 hardwoods and oversized mirrors. Rachel and Joe held their winter wedding in the Grand Ballroom, and brought along plenty of hysterical props to keep their ballroom wedding fun and festive.
Modern weddings at the Belvedere
For a “modern” Maryland wedding at the Belvedere, couples have to see The 13th Floor. After a ceremony and cocktail hour in the Platinum Ballroom, guests will ascend one floor to a chic, contemporary space with stunning views of Baltimore’s skyline. The ceiling of this room is a series of square and round hanging frames that provide both light and a unique work of art.
Casual weddings at the Belvedere
Finally, there’s the “casual” Baltimore wedding option at the Belvedere’s Owl Bar. After a ceremony in the John Eager Howard Ballroom and cocktail hour in the Palm Ballroom, guests will adjourn to this Prohibition-style speakeasy, with original tile floors and exposed brick walls that make you feel like you’ve taken a step back in time. Whimsical gilded owl wallpaper and a stained glass nursery rhyme behind the bar make this a playful place for a vintage-inspired Baltimore wedding!
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Friday, May 1, 2020