Baltimore’s Stylish and Unconventional Meeting Venues

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Go beyond the trade show floor and inject some of this city’s cool, post-industrial vibe into your next event.

A historic port town with a distinct urban edge, Baltimore is quickly becoming a destination known for its emerging talent and entrepreneurial spirit. Its eclectic neighborhoods are not only great for off-the-clock exploring, they’re also filled with stylish venues that are anything but cookie cutter. Here are some standouts:

The American Visionary Art Museum

An inspiring meeting venue that bursts with creativity, this one-of-a-kind museum is home to thousands of works made by self-taught artists. Host your event in the Jim Rouse Visionary Center’s third-floor banquet room, the Tall Sculpture Barn or the Wildflower Garden for unforgettable cocktail parties and small- to large-scale gatherings. Located in picturesque Federal Hill, AVAM boasts Baltimore’s best view of the Inner Harbor and downtown skyline.

Capacity: Up to 400
Meeting Style: Off-beat cool
Neighborhood: Federal Hill is known as a walkable historic district with brick rowhouses, locally owned boutiques and galleries, as well as scenic Federal Hill Park.

Union Collective

What was once a Sears-Roebuck warehouse has recently transformed into Hampden’s newest industrial-chic destination for food, drinks and fun. Anchored by Union Craft Brewing’s 7,500-square-foot taproom and an outdoor beer garden with plenty of room for lawn games, this flexible venue is ideal for both casual daytime events and after-hours networking. The space includes an Earth Treks rock wall climbing center and The Charmery, a beloved neighborhood ice cream shop. A curated selection of eight other local vendors are also on site.

Capacity: Up to 400
Style: Post-industrial modern
Neighborhood: Hampden, a former blue-collar mill neighborhood, now transformed into an artistic hot spot.

George Peabody Library

Known as Baltimore’s “Cathedral of Books,” the George Peabody Library is considered one of the most beautiful libraries in the world. And as soon as you step inside, it’s easy to see why. Five tiers of cast-iron balconies sit beneath a massive skylight in this elegant 19th-century landmark, the perfect host for intimate meetings and black-tie affairs. Located in historic Mount Vernon, the library is situated in the heart of Baltimore’s cultural district; the Washington Monument and Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall are also close by.

Capacity: Up to 200
Style: Academic elegance
Neighborhood: Mount Vernon is a National Landmark Historic District filled with 19th-century mansions, many of which have been turned into modern shops and restaurants.

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