Do you have parking?
Yes! 1840s Plaza offers Valet Parking included in the cost of your Friday, Saturday, or Sunday event rental. For mid week rentals, you may add on valet parking for an additional fee. The 1840s Carrollton Inn has a private lot adjacent to the building that may be used for 1840s Carrollton Inn guests. Additionally, there are many options for street parking as well as parking garages within walking distance.
Can we choose our own caterer?
We have a list of approved caterers who partner with us for all events. If you would like to use a caterer that is not on our approved list, please let us know. There are many caterers on our list who are able to outsource traditional ethnic cuisine. All the caterers on our list are able to offer special allergy or dietary options!
Do you provide a coordinator for the day of?
No, you and your Catering Manager should be able to coordinate your ceremony, cocktails & reception. Contracts with 1840s Plaza include ceremony coordination from an 1840s Manager who will depart after guests are ushered to cocktail hour. Our Event specialists are not Day of Coordinators; they are venue personnel. If you wish to hire a professional wedding planer or coordinator, there are several listed on the vendor page.
What is the latest time my event can end?
We allow events to go as late as midnight. Clean up may take place from 12-1am.
Do you host multiple events in the same day?
Yes. 1840s Plaza has multiple event venues with separate points of access. We can host multiple events in the same day if you do not have the Exclusive Venue Rental Package; however, we do require staggered times for the second event booked to allow for ease of logistics.
Is there a suite or room available to get ready prior to a wedding/event?
Yes, you may purchase a room or suite at the 1840s Carrollton Inn, just across the courtyard garden. The room is not included in the price of your event rental; however, we do offer a 50% discount to wedding couples who purchase an event package at 1840s Plaza with a 1 p.m. guaranteed check-in on the day of your event. There are 13 rooms and suites to choose from with overnight accommodations and a gourmet breakfast included.
What is the maximum capacity for an event?
1840s Plaza has multiple event venues, each with a different layout and guest accommodation. Every indoor floor is equipped with a dance floor, bathrooms, and a kitchen area.
- 4th Floor-Ballroom: 230 Seated, 350 Standing
- 2nd Floor- City Lites: 150 Seated, 250 Standing
- 1st Floor- Cabaret: 80 Seated, 230 Standing
- Fava Courtyard: 230 Seated, 350 Standing
- Carrollton Inn Courtyard: 150 Seated, 250 Standing
When can we schedule a wedding rehearsal?
Wedding rehearsals may be scheduled starting 2 months prior to your event. Rehearsals are typically 1 hour long and are scheduled based on staff availability.
Is 1840s Plaza accessible to those with physical disabilities?
Yes. We have an elevator that accesses all floors in our event venue as well as ramps to move between both courtyards and to access the 1840s Carrollton Inn. Please alert venue staff if you have guests that need access to these areas so that we may guide them in the right direction
Can we bring our own alcohol?
Yes. You may provide your own alcohol; however, all alcohol must be served by a licensed bartender provided by your caterer. Alcohol may be dropped off the day of your event during set-up time. Kegs are not allowed at 1840s Plaza
Do you offer discounted rates?
Yes. We offer a discounted “winter rate” for events booked from January 2nd to March 31st. We offer midweek rates for Monday-Thursday as well as discounted rates for events on Fridays and Sundays. In addition to a wide variety of package options which range in price, we offer two discounts on a One Level Rental. The Military discount gives active duty or retired members of the Armed Forces 10% off. The Last Minute Special is only available to couples who book and host their event in 3 months or less. ($1,000 off and $500 off Friday or Sunday on a One Level package). Please note that advertised specials may not apply to discounted rates.
Do you allow pets?
Authorized service animals are the only pets allowed inside the venue. If you would like your pet to be a part of your outdoor ceremony, we have a company you can contract that will take care of your pet during this time so your furbaby can be a part of the outdoor parts your special day.
Can we have birdseed, confetti, rice, or sparklers?
While birdseed, confetti, and rice are not allowed, you may use bubbles or REAL flower petals outdoors. Artificial flowers are not allowed. Sparkler exits are allowed, but require a container filled with sand/dirt so that guests may extinguish their sparkler. Please bring your own lighters as well.
May we use candles?
Yes. Candles must be in votive containers or glass enclosures with the flame no higher than the glass surrounding it.
What happens if I book the courtyard and it rains the day of my event?
When booking the courtyards for your event, please understand that there is a chance of inclement weather. Please let us know prior to your event set up time if you wish to move your event inside. The rain plan location for inclement weather will be the indoor level you booked on your contract unless Exclusive Venue Rental Package is purchased. 1840s is not responsible for any reimbursement due to inclement weather.
What is the policy for snow?
1840s Plaza will remain open unless Baltimore City has declared a state of emergency. If this is the case on the day of your event, we will reschedule your event upon request, to the next available date that is arranged by management.
Cancellation policy for weddings & events
If cancelled more than 6 months prior to even date, a 50% refund of the required deposit will be issued. No refund if cancelled less than 6 months prior to event date. As of July 1st, 2021 Baltimore City & the state of Maryland have removed all capacity restrictions, the state of emergency, and mask mandates. Please be advised that 1840s Plaza is able to host all events (as little as 2 people only having a ceremony) at this time.