Thinking about tying the knot in Charm City?
Whether you’re a Baltimore native or considering a drive from greater Maryland, northern Virginia, or elsewhere, you’d be making a good call by spending your wedding day in this special city. With fantastic venues, beautiful scenery, and plenty to do, Baltimore weddings just hit different. Here’s why.
Baltimore Has Some of the Most Glorious Wedding Venues in the Country
Lest you accuse us of exaggerating, we’ve got proof.
The George Peabody Library is six soaring stories of books, carved columns, and intricate cast-iron railings, floating above an open atrium. Couples can hold their ceremonies and receptions on the black and white marble floor, lit up by strings of café lights and the glow from the stacks.
George Peabody Libary. Photo by Dani Leigh Photography
The ballrooms at The Belvedere, a 1903 Beaux Arts building in historic Mt. Vernon, are awash in intricate details. Marble columns, elaborately carved ceilings, and glittering chandeliers make these spaces feel like a step into the gilded age. (We’re anticipating some Bridgerton-themed weddings here in the next few months…IYKYK.)
The Belvedere. Photo by Photography By Brea
For a more industrial vibe, the Mt. Washington Mill Dye House is a must-see historic wedding venue. At over 200 years old, this old cotton mill still boasts its original brick walls and exposed beam ceiling, creating a lovely rustic backdrop for photos.
Mt. Washington Mill Dye House. Photo by Lauren C Photography
Take advantage of stunning indoor and outdoor sites at the Evergreen Museum & Library, an historic Italianate mansion on 26 acres of lawns, gardens, and trees. With a setting this gorgeous, you don’t have to do much to it!
Evergreen Museum & Library. Photo by Dani Leigh Photography
This is just a sampling, just a taste of the phenomenal wedding venues this city has to offer. Once you start looking, the only trouble will be narrowing down your options.
Baltimore is One of Many Cities Served by Maryland’s DJ
A wedding DJ can make or break your wedding reception. If you want a night to remember and a packed dance floor, you have to choose a wedding DJ who has the technical skills, the musical knowledge, and the MC skills to make it happen.
Maryland’s DJ has hundreds of 5-star reviews on The Knot and WeddingWire for Baltimore wedding DJ services, uplighting, and photo booths. Our team is highly experienced, so couples who work with us never have to worry if their music cues will be played on time or if a guest request will kill the vibe. And with unlimited planning sessions leading up to the big day, our Baltimore DJs can help couples choose the right songs from the ceremony right through send-off.
Maryland’s DJ is an all-inclusive company. We welcome couples of all religions and orientations.
Take Engagement or Day-Of Photos All Over the City
Baltimore is a beautiful city. With waterfront views, historic architecture, and plenty of green space, there’s no shortage of scenic sites to turn into photo backdrops.
At Federal Hill Park, get a sense of place with the city skyline and Inner Harbor in the background. At Cylburn Arboretum, take photos in front of the twisted, tangled Japanese maples for some major drama.
Cylburn Arboretum. Photo by Photography by Brea
From the outside, the large glass greenhouse at the Rawlings Conservatory is right out of the late 19th century. From the inside, it’s a cacophony of rich tropical foliage and colorful flowers.
Rawlings Conservatory. Photo by Photography by Brea
In spring, you can take photos among the 50,000+ tulips of Sherwood Gardens. Or just wander the city to find stately staircases and historic statues to incorporate into your wedding photos. Honestly, there aren’t many cities with more picturesque spots!
Plenty To Do for Your Out of Town Guests
While the wedding is the main event, out-of-town guests may want to take advantage of local amenities and activities, turning the wedding trip into a longer vacation.
If entertainment is what your guests want, they’ll find it in Baltimore. Those seeking nightlife will find bars and clubs galore. During daylight hours, guests can go to one of many museums, including the Baltimore Museum of Art (also a great wedding venue!).
Baltimore Museum of Art. Photo by Dani Leigh Photography
Families with kids to entertain can visit the Maryland Zoo or the National Aquarium. Or tour the USS Constellation, the last warship built by the US Navy to be exclusively sail-powered. It’s just one of the city’s historic ships, which include a World War II submarine and the lightship Chesapeake.
Bonus Reasons to Get Married in Baltimore
Need more reasons? Here’s a bonus round.
- If you want your dog involved in your wedding, you’re in luck. Baltimore is ultra dog-friendly and most venues will let your pooch participate.
- There are plenty of luxury hotels in the city, many with waterfront views. Treat yourself to a stunning suite for your wedding night.
- Baltimore is an affordable city for visitors. Unlike some other popular destination cities, your out-of-town friends and family can make the trip to Baltimore without breaking the bank.
- Transportation is a breeze. Baltimore’s square footage is modest, so it doesn’t take long to get from place to place. This is especially helpful if your wedding ceremony and reception are in different spots.
- We’re chock-full of talented wedding vendors and creatives. Photographers, bakers, catering services, craftspeople, wedding planners—you name it, we’ve got it.
- Anything goes in Baltimore. Theme wedding? Fantastic. Over-the-top Kardashian-style glam? We love it. There’s no wrong way to get married in Charm City.
Set the Tone with the Right Baltimore Wedding DJ
If you’re still on the fence about a Baltimore wedding, check out a few of these true stories for inspiration.
And when you’re ready to set a date, let us know! We’re currently booking weddings for the rest of the 2022 and 2023 wedding seasons. Just fill out our online form to check our schedule and get your date reserved.
Header photo by Porter Watkins Photography
Friday, April 29, 2022