Venue Profile: Rawlings Conservatory & Botanic Gardens

Today we are so excited to bring you all another venue profile! Recently we spent an afternoon at the Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory & Botanic Gardens, and saw firsthand why it is growing as a known wedding venue.

The Conservatory boasts multiple ‘houses’, adjoining rooms, each of which contain a different world-area themed flora and fauna. They include the Palm House (who knew there were palm trees in Baltimore City?!), The Orchid Room, The Mediterranean House, The Tropical House, and the Desert House. Each of these rooms can hold the cocktail/appetizer hour of your wedding and offer plenty to see.

The smallest of the rooms, the Orchid Room, is the best smelling room in the house! The air was so warm and beautifully fragrant with all of the flowers that when we first walked in I remarked that it felt like we were walking into a wall of lotion! (It really smelled THAT good.)

Also amazing was the desert house, which had the largest cacti I’ve ever seen in my life! These plants are so big you have to see them to believe them.

The Conservatory also has 2 pavilion rooms which can hold small ceremonies/receptions, with beautiful large windows that let in plenty of natural light.

If you’re having a larger ceremony, the Botanic Gardens outside can also hold ceremonies and tented receptions, up to 250 people.

If you’re looking for a botanical wedding venue in the heart of the city, look no further. A big thank you to our tour guide and the Conservatory’s event coordinator, Ciara, for showing us around this beautiful venue! We loved everything we saw and we hope you all do too!

Thanks to Love by Serena for snapping these photos.

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