Please contact Judy Moscowitz by email or phone (443) 840-9585 for further information about reserving or renting a JHU historic space.
The George Peabody Library:
In addition to its traditional use as a special collections library, the George Peabody Library is now available as an event space. It is a setting of great beauty and architecture and worthy of your most significant celebrations. Whether you would like to host a luncheon or seminar, a seated dinner, or a cocktail party, you'll find the space to be as flexible as it is elegant. Many events such as wedding ceremonies and receptions, press conferences, retirement parties and, fundraising events have taken place in the library.
The Exhibit Gallery space is the first room that you enter and is used most often for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres before entering the main reading room for dinner. Surrounded by six tiers of stately cast-iron columns, decorative railings, and classical embellishments the stack room rises 61 feet from its black-and-white marble floor to the massive skylight that caps the central interior. A space of exquisite symmetry in the neo-Greco style lends an atmosphere of history and accomplishment to every event. Warmly lit, the space is so perfectly proportioned that, although the room is monumental, the feeling is intimate.
The George Peabody Library is part of the Sheridan Libraries Special Collections at The Johns Hopkins University and is housed in the world-renown Peabody Institute of Music. Because of the libraries close proximity to the many concert and recital halls, certain music restrictions are applied. Please contact the private events department at The George Peabody Library for more information.
Evergreen Museum & Library:
Evergreen Museum & Library is a magnificent 19th Century Gilded Age estate located just 10 minutes from Baltimore's Inner Harbor. Today the historic mansion provides a variety of exquisite and unique settings that will make your private event memorable. Built in the 1870s, Evergreens Carriage House offers an abundance of both indoor and outdoor historic spaces. The large carriage room, spacious wood-paneled stalls, and paved garden terrace (tented during warmer months) provide a range of attractive possibilities for events large and small.
The manicured gardens, marble statuary, cast iron Victorian benches, historic fountain, and the Main House as a dramatic backdrop, provide a truly spectacular setting for your tented event. From your initial visit, through every stage of the planning process, Evergreens attentive and professional staff is ready to work with you to make certain that every detail is addressed.
Also a significant part of Johns Hopkins unique and historic properties, the main house and Garrett Library house works of art by Edgar Degas (1834–1917), Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920), and Ignacio Zuloaga (1870-1945); American art glass — the majority of pieces assigned to Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933); and the John Work Garrett Library of rare books and manuscripts collections as well as works of art by Picasso and Tiffany just to name a few.
The North Wing is a space that shows cases the largest collection of Japanese Netsuke. This space accommodates private dinners and receptions.
The private Bakst Theatre space has hosted many concerts and private receptions with the theatre’s original hand painted backdrops and stenciled walls designed by celebrated Russian émigré Léon Bakst (1866-1924), best known for his set designs for the Ballet Russes.
The Meadow is home of the summer Shakespeare festival, we welcome groups to host retreats and picnics in the meadow space.