The 1840s Plaza consists of several prominent historic structures in the heart of Baltimore’s Museum Row. The complex, a designated Baltimore City landmark, provides an alternative tourist destination spot for visitors near and far to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. It serves as reception site, banquet facility, conference hall, museum site and a boutique inn for resting after visiting Baltimore’s many venues and enjoying the city’s exciting year-round events.

Fava Building Venues

1840s Cabaret Venue
1840s Cabaret, the first floor Fava Building event site provides an ideal setting for receptions, dining and dancing with dramatic Latin-inspired décor. Click here for banquet facility details.
1840s City Lites Venue
1840s City Lites is an exciting new event location on the second floor of the Fava Building in 1840s Plaza. 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 reception facility is ideal for cocktail parties, wedding receptions, networking events, fundraisers, bar and bat mitzvahs, and other private and corporate events. Click here for reception location details.
1840s Ballroom Venue
1840s Ballroom is a unique and elegant conference facility, party and reception venue located on the fourth floor of the Fava Building in 1840s Plaza. The Ballroom features panoramic views of the Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, breathtaking crystal chandeliers and murals of Baltimore in the 1840s. Click here for wedding and party rental information.

Gardens on the Plaza

1840s Carroll Mansion Venue
The promenade from the Fava Building to the Carroll Mansion is lined with boxwood and flowers appropriate the 1840s period. An herb garden sits next to the Carroll Mansion and signs tell the historic uses of the plaza. The landscaped gardens are ideal for cocktail receptions and outdoor wedding ceremonies.

1840s Carrollton Inn

1840s Carrollton Inn Venue
Adjacent to the Carroll Mansion and just across the plaza’s courtyard from the 1840s Ballroom, a private garden oasis invites bed & breakfast guests to visit and experience the comfort and charm of the 1840s Carrollton Inn. The inn’s thirteen luxury guest rooms and suites offer elegant decor, fireplaces, whirlpool tubs, gourmet breakfast and all of today’s modern amenities with the personal service of a small boutique bed & breakfast. Planning an intimate wedding ceremony? Consider the inn’s romantic elopement or vow renewal package! Visit or call 410-385-1840.

Our Baltimore County Venues

Gramercy Mansion Venue
Gramercy Mansion Bed & Breakfast is a majestic Tudor style mansion and estate situated on 45 acres in Maryland’s scenic Greenspring Valley. Elegant bed and breakfast rooms may be reserved for overnight accommodations. The first floor of the mansion decorated with antiques, oriental carpets and artwork as well as a covered terrace and landscaped gardens provide an ideal wedding ceremony and reception location and scenic backdrop for corporate parties, banquets and retreats, accommodating up to 150 guests seated and 200 standing. Romantic elopement packages also available at Gramercy!
1840s Carriage House Venue
The Carriage House at Gramercy Mansion also offers a charming event location for wedding receptions and corporate retreats. With three adjoining conference rooms with hardwood floors and chandeliers and an outdoor garden courtyard with fountain and antique carriage, the Carriage House banquet facilities can accommodate up to 100 guests seated and 150 standing.