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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. Mary Pomykala, Min. Raina Gover, and Min. Devon Jackson are ordained ministers serving the State of Maryland. They are happy to meet with couples planning their nuptials to discuss personal and/or spiritual beliefs and preferences, provide sample readings and prayers and assist with designing a customized ceremony.

Our innkeepers will handle every detail to ensure your perfect wedding day. However, one tiny detail must be left to the bride & groom…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.

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.

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

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

Shower Celebrations

The perfect authentic Baltimore venue for your shower celebration. Choose from one of our three indoor venue spaces: 1840s Ballroom, City Lites, and Cabaret. The rental rates include 3 hours in the space along with tables and chiavari chairs.

Guest CountRateFood/Drink Options
20 guests or fewer$600.00Provide own food/drinks
21-40 guests$800.00Provide own food/drinks
41-80 guests$700.00Must choose from 1840s approved
catering list

Showers celebrations cannot be booked more than 2 months in advance of the event date. Spaces are based upon availability. The only available time slots are: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., and
12 p.m. – 3 p.m.

1840s Plaza does not supply linens.

Shower celebration rates are limited to baby showers, wedding showers, and birthday celebrations. Wedding ceremonies as well as wedding receptions are excluded from these rates. For wedding ceremony and reception rates, please review elopement and ceremony information above for smaller events. For larger events, please visit our various venue tabs.