• How do I schedule an appointment to view the Evergreen Museum & Library for my event?

    Please call the Private Events Office at 443-840-9585 to schedule a tour.

  • What is the most common rental option for a wedding?

    Most of our weddings involve a ceremony and/or cocktail hour in the Gardens & Terrace followed by a reception in the Carriage House.

  • Can I host just my wedding ceremony?

    We hope to be able to offer smaller un-catered event packages in the near future, although we don’t know yet exactly what these will look like.

  • Are there any extra fees?

    Clients will need to purchase a liability insurance policy in the amount of $1,000,000 for their event. This protects you from incurring fees for any potential damage to the property on the date of your event and covers your guests and vendors while at Evergreen. This policy can be easily purchased online or may also be added to a homeowners’ insurance policy. Typically, these policies cost less than $200 per event.

  • Do you host same-sex weddings?

    Yes! We welcome ALL couples and would love to host your event!

  • Do you host photoshoots or film shoots?

    We are able to accommodate small photo and film shoots on the grounds and in the Carriage House for a fee. Please email us at privateeventsoffice@jhu.edu for more information.

  • How many guests can I have at my event?

    From April-December, we can accommodate 170 guests for a wedding (which allows us to accommodate a back-up rain plan in the Carriage House) and 400 for a fully-tented Garden event.

  • May I bring in my own caterer or provide my own alcoholic beverages?

    You must choose from one of our five exclusive caterers. All alcohol must be procured and served by one of our exclusive caterers. Evergreen does not permit beer kegs or drinking of shots.

  • What is included with the rental?

    The rental includes a venue manager, one security guard and at least two student workers. Tables and chairs are provided for use in the Carriage House, and a limited number of chairs and tables are available for cocktail receptions on the Terrace. A Preparation Suite is available one hour prior to the start time of your ceremony if it is held in the Gardens. If you are having your ceremony at Evergreen, we will also schedule a one-hour rehearsal, typically the day before your event depending on availability. *Chairs are not included for ceremonies in the Upper Gardens*

  • How much load-in and load-out time will I have?

    Events utilizing the Gardens, Terrace, & Carriage House include 4 hours of setup. Events utilizing only the Carriage House include 3 hours of setup. Load-out for all events is limited to 1.5 hours. Because Evergreen Museum & Library is a public museum, we are unable to permit early drop-offs or next-day pickups.

  • Where will my guests park?

    Evergreen has a large lawn area in front of the Carriage House that can accommodate 100 cars. Additionally, there is an overflow parking area that is available as needed. A limited number of cars are able to park adjacent to the Mansion to accommodate guests with mobility constraints. We also require directional valet for events with more than 50 guests. We can provide recommendations on vendors to contact for this service.

  • What is not permitted at Evergreen?

    As stewards of this historic property, we cannot allow sparklers, confetti or other small particles, or aerial/drone photography.

    We’re happy to answer any questions you have, and we have plenty of ideas for customizing your event!