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Elopements and Ceremonies

In search of a garden oasis in Baltimore as the backdrop for your wedding ceremony? The stunning landscaped gardens tucked into the Plaza’s private courtyards provide a charming setting for ceremonies, elopements and vow renewals. Exchange your vows surrounded by the beauty of the landscaped garden courtyards, accommodating up to 150 guests, or the available venue of your choice at 1840s Plaza.

Overnight accommodations may be selected from all available guest rooms. If you are interested in hosting both a ceremony and reception on the property, visit or call 410-385-1840 for more details.

Simple & Sweet – Ceremony Only

Includes private non-denominational ceremony or vow renewal (personalized to your beliefs) performed by an ordained wedding officiant at the location of your choice at 1840s Plaza, not to exceed one hour, based on availability.

Guest CountRegular RateLast-minute Rate
(Booked 2 months or less prior to date)
20 guests or fewer$1,500.00$750.00
21 – 80 guests$1,900.00$950.00
81-150 guests$2,400.00$1,200.00

The following time slot is available when reserving more than two months in advance of date: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. (ceremony end time)

When reserving two months or less in advance of date, you may choose any time between 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. (ceremony end time)

Rehearsal (upon request): $100.00

Wedding couple receives 50% off their overnight stay in room of choice, based on availability.

Romantic Elopement Getaway

Includes private non-denominational ceremony or vow renewal (personalized to your beliefs) performed by an ordained wedding officiant at the location of your choice at 1840s Plaza, not to exceed one hour (based on availability, up to 20 guests);

A CD of wedding photos, taken by a professional wedding photographer before, during and/or after your ceremony (1-hour session);

Enjoy a romantic three-course dinner for two at The Capital Grille, Da Mimmo, La Tavola, or La Scala in Little Italy or Roy’s Restaurant in Harbor East, some of the area’s most romantic and highly-acclaimed restaurants, including wine, coffee and dessert;

One night stay in the room of your choice, complete with romantic votive candles and rose petals scattered throughout the room, a dozen long-stemmed roses and display of gourmet chocolates!

Package Rate: $1,800.00 (Monday – Thursday); $2,000.00 (Friday – Sunday)

Would you like to customize your package?

Make it four dozen roses, add a small wedding or anniversary cake for two or a second night’s stay at a discounted rate, or indulge in relaxing massages…

We would be happy to make every arrangement for your dream wedding day or special celebration!

Call for more details! Or click here for additional packages!

Meet Our Officiants!

Min. Devon Jackson and Min. Kellie Horris are ordained ministers serving the State of Maryland.

The Officiants at 1840s Plaza provide a wealth of experience and personal care to each couple. They are happy to offer non-denominational officiating services to couples of all unions. It would be their pleasure to craft a personalized wedding ceremony that is reflective of your wishes. Their services require no additional charge when reserving a simple and sweet ceremony or elopement getaway package listed above.

If you have reserved 1840s Plaza as your reception and ceremony venue, officiant services are priced at $375. This price includes an initial consultation, personalized ceremony script, editing, ceremony, and marriage licenses signed and mailed. Please visit their individual websites or call 410-385-1840 to learn more about officiant services!

Our staff will handle every detail to ensure your perfect wedding day. However, one tiny detail must be left to the wedding couple, please be sure that you have obtained a valid Baltimore City, Maryland Marriage License. Keep in mind, there is a two-day waiting period to receive the license and it is valid for up to 6 months.

To obtain a marriage license, you must provide a valid photo ID and $85.00 cash.

Clarence Mitchell Courthouse Building
Marriage License Department, Room 628
100 North Calvert Street, Baltimore, MD
Office Hours 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday – Friday (except legal holidays)
Information line: 410.333.3780

General Info for all Maryland Counties

  • If under 18 years of age, parental consent is required.
  • Residency is not required for bride or groom.
  • Couple must apply for a marriage license in the county where the ceremony will take place (Baltimore City for 1840s Carrollton Inn wedding).
  • If previously married, individual must know the exact date (month, day, year) and location written on the divorce decree or death certificate.
  • There is a two day waiting period for your license to be valid and it remains valid for up to 6 months.