Wedding Reception, Banquet Halls, Reception Halls baltimore city inner harbor maryland md
Wedding Reception, Banquet Halls, Reception Halls baltimore city inner harbor maryland md

Wedding Reception, Banquet Halls, Reception Halls baltimore city inner harbor maryland mdThe second floor of the Fava Building, 1840s City Lites, is an exciting new venue for meetings and parties. City Lites boasts a fun lounge-like atmosphere complete with overstuffed couches and the historic White Tower Diner, a centerpiece attraction when the building housed the Baltimore City Life Museums. This unique setting is ideal for cocktail parties, networking events, fundraisers, bar and bat mitzvahs, and other corporate and private events.

The City Lites conference room may also be reserved for meetings, seminars and conferences. For mid-week conference room rental rates, click here.

2015 Reception and Banquet Facility Rental Rates for 1840s City Lites

Saturday Evenings, and Holidays


Fridays, Saturday afternoon, Sunday and months of January, February and March




Additional Hours


Additional 1/2 hour


Discounts available when reserving multiple floors of the Fava Building.

Mondays-Fridays: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Saturdays-Sundays: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.

Two events may be held on Saturdays in May, June, September & October, with one starting in the afternoon (12 - 4 p.m.) and the second beginning at 6 p.m.

A caterer may be chosen from our approved list.

Click here for List of Caterers. Exceptions may be made with management approval. Caterers must provide proof of license and insurance. An additional kitchen fee will be charged for caterers not on the approved list.

When two events are held on Saturdays, the same caterer must be used by both parties. Choice of caterer goes to the first scheduled lessee. Choice of caterer must be made within 8 weeks or within one month of notification of second event; whichever comes first. If not, caterer of choice goes to the first person notifying decision of caterer.

160 seated banquet-style, 250 standing or seated theater-style

Date for 1840s City Lites will only be held by a 50% deposit in cash or check.
Balance due three months prior to the event. If canceled more than six months in advance, there will be a $500 refund. If canceled between three and six months in advance there will be a $50 refund. Three months and under, no refund.

Rental includes 160 Chivari chairs, 16-60" round tables

Additional Rentals & A/V:
50 Chivari chairs @ $7.00 Each
5-60" Round Tables @ $10.00 Each
8-8 ft. Tables @ $10.00 Each


Last Minute Special!

Booking last minute? Here is a special savings just for you! Mention promo-code "Plaza2015" and receive $1,000 OFF a Saturday event, or $500 OFF a Friday or Sunday event!

*Special applies to wedding couples only*

**Please note, you must book your event within two-months of the event date**

***When discount is honored, Valet Service is no longer included for Friday and Saturday events***

****Must mention special at the time of contract signing. Special will not be honored if mentioned after contract has been signed****


True life love story at 1840s Plaza - Check out Domonique & Jeremy’s wedding featured in the Washington Post Lifestyles section. More...


Special thanks to Jackson Photography for putting together a gorgeous new album for us to share with our brides!  Click here to check it out online. 


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