If you are planning a proposal, elopement, vow renewal, or a ceremony without a reception, 1840s Plaza has packages to accommodate your needs. Our Elopement Package includes a private, one-hour non-denominational ceremony or vow renewal performed by one of our on-site wedding officiants, Devon, Raina, Jenna or Crystal, at the location of your choice. Upgrade to add extra amenities such as a photographer, a three course dinner for two, and an overnight stay in a romantic room or suite at our boutique hotel, 1840s Carrollton Inn.
Looking for a romantic spot to “pop the big question”? The stunning landscaped gardens tucked into the Plaza’s private courtyards provide a charming setting for an outdoor proposal, or try a cozy fireplace with votive candles and roses in your private room or suite at the Inn. Packages are based on availability at the time of booking.
CALL TO BOOK – 410-385-1840
Meet Our Officiants!
Min. Devon Jackson, Raina Gover, Jenna Swick, and Crystal Johnson 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. Alternatively, if you have reserved 1840s Plaza as your reception and ceremony venue, our officiant services are priced at $375. This price includes an initial consultation, personalized ceremony script, editing, rehearsal, ceremony, and marriage licenses signed and mailed. Please visit our individual websites or call to learn more about us and our love of weddings!
Our innkeepers will handle every detail to ensure your perfect wedding day. Couples are responsible for obtaining 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.
Marriage License Department, Room 628
100 North Calvert Street
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.