Built in 1866, the Grand Historic Venue, Baltimore’s acclaimed luxury event space, continues to be one of the city’s finest landmarks. Awarded five stars from The Knot and WeddingWire, the venue offers a one-of-a-kind setting for a wedding, as well as a social gathering, seminar, or business conference. The building, which served as the headquarters for the Maryland Freemason for more than 130 years, was acquired by the Tremont Suite Hotels in 1998 and underwent a $27 million renovation in 2006. Since restoring to its original grandeur and reopening to the public, the Grand Historic Venue now features 45,000 square feet of meeting space and 19 individually restored banquet rooms.
The beauty of its interior design serves as one of the biggest draws to the French and Italian Renaissance-inspired property. The building features ornate plaster moldings, a marble staircase, stained glass windows, and glorious chandeliers. Among its five floors of meetings spaces, no two rooms are alike. Each banquet room has its own unique design featuring soaring ceilings and rich architectural details. Rooms of note include the Marble Room, a distinguished ballroom space featuring stained-glass windows circa 1866, and the Roman Strada, a room inspired by the interior of an Egyptian tomb and decorated with murals depicting common themes from antiquity. For those looking for a more dramatic look, the Corinthian Room offers a grand ballroom space adorned with soaring chandeliers, gilded columns, and cutting-edge technology offerings.
“The vintage charm of this property really lets guests experience Baltimore’s history,” says James LoBosco, managing director of Tremont Suites Hotel & Grand Historic Venue. “We are dedicated to incorporating that distinctness into weddings, meetings, and social events here.”
In addition, the Grand Historic Venue is at the top of its game for catering services. Known for exquisite presentation and tasty fare, the elegant banquet space offers supreme cuisine to complement any conference or social event. Using only the finest ingredients available in the preparation of their food, the venue makes it a priority to provide high-quality homemade eats prepared by skilled hands and presented with quality service. Everything from blackening spices to smoked jasmine-mint salmon are prepared in-house. Whether it’s planning for weddings, meetings, lunches, or parties, every event is given special attention. Menus can be customized to fit the scope, size, or budget of the event.
For event attendees needing hotel accommodations, they can enjoy the comfort of the Tremont Suites Hotel soon to be rebranded as Embassy Suites Baltimore Downtown, which is conveniently located adjacent to the Grand Historic Venue. The luxurious all-suites hotel provides amenities such as two-room suites with a separate living area, private bedroom, and wet bar; free wireless internet; free cooked-to-order breakfast; an atrium, fitness center, and 24/7 complimentary business center.
Just blocks away from the Inner Harbor, Walters Art Museum, National Aquarium, Science Center, and Mt. Vernon cultural district, the Grand Historic Venue in the heart of downtown Baltimore combines incomparable historic allure, inspired catering menus, and a distinct destination, everything one needs for event success in Baltimore.