PEABODY COURT HOTEL, 612 Cathedral St., 727-7101. Contact: Gene Michael Addis. Reserve as early as possible. Accommodates 150 seated, 250 standing. Available daily. In-house catering only. Cost: $25 to $100 per person.
Highlights include period furniture, marble floors and original art, as well as a Steinway piano and European damask linens. The Conservatory, a restaurant on the roof of the hotel, is available for receptions.
PENNSYLVANIA STATION, 1501 N. Charles St., (202) 906-2157. Contact: JoAnne Oakes. Reserve as far in advance as possible. Accommodates 200 seated, 400 standing. Available Saturdays only from 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. Flat rental fee of $1,000. Rental requires a $2 million liability insurance policy, which may be attached as a rider to an existing policy.
The train station was built in 1910 in the beaux-arts classical style and restored in 1983. Many of its original features remain, including a granite and terra cotta facade, Doric columns and a two-story atrium topped with stained-glass domes.
RADISSON PLAZA LORD BALTIMORE, 20 W. Baltimore St., 539-8400. Contact: Pam Filling or Deborah Ricci. Reserve nine months to a year in advance. The Calvert Ballroom accommodates 450 seated, and 1,200 standing; the Versailles Ballroom holds 150, with dancing, 110. In-house catering only. No charge for room rentals with catering. Cost: from $33 to $48 per person.
The palatial Versailles Room features gilded carved borders, a 23-foot ceiling, Lalique and Waterford chandeliers, beveled mirrors and arched windows. Occupying the second floor is the renovated and restored Calvert Room.
THE RECTORY, 24. W. Saratoga St., 685-2886. Contact: Whitney Forsyth. Reserve up to a year in advance. Accommodates 55 seated, up to 100 for buffet. Using the courtyard in nice weather, or with a tent, accommodates 100 for a seated affair, 175 for a buffet reception. Cost for seven hours: $500 Mondays to Thursdays, $700 Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. A returnable security deposit of $100, as well as half the rental fee, is required.
The Rectory is a restored late Federal brick house with authentic 1820s interior. The first floor's library, central hall, dining room and parlor are available for receptions. A bride's room is on the second floor.
THE RICHLIN BALLROOM, 1700 Van Vibber Road, Edgewood, (301) 679-1000. Contact: Steven Vitale. Reserve as early as possible. Accommodates up to 420 seated, 750 standing. Available daily. Catering by Richlin Food Corp. only. Cost from $25.50 per person.
A burgundy and beige color scheme, terrazzo floors and four large chandeliers distinguish the interior of the Richlin Ballroom.
ROLAND PARK COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL, 5204 Roland Ave., 323-5500. Reserve two to three months in advance. Accommodates 150. Contact: Libby Murphy. Available Saturdays and after 1 p.m. Sundays. Cost: $500 to $1,000 depending on areas used.
Jerome Bonaparte, Napoleon's nephew, bought this land in 1869 and enlarged the stone Ward House to its present size. The entrance hall and center stairway are fashioned with chestnut wood. The tile floor is perfect for dancing.
ST. TIMOTHY'S SCHOOL, 8400 Greenspring Ave., 486-7400. Contact: Bill Sheldon. Reserve six to nine months in advance. Accommodates 125 seated or standing. Not available September through mid-June. Day weddings preferred. Cost: $1,000 plus $500 security deposit.
The entranceway to the Carter House, a 30-room stone mansion built on the grounds of St. Timothy's in the 1930s, features wrought-iron and glass doors and a spiral staircase perfect for photographs. A spacious, furnished patio can double as a dance floor.
SHERATON INNER HARBOR HOTEL, 300 S. Charles St., 962-8300. Contact: Ann Cohen. Accommodates 425 seated with dance floor; up to 600 for standing reception. Kosher kitchen, kosher catering available, with off-premises catering allowed. Cost: $55 and up per person.
The Chesapeake and Harbor ballrooms both feature crystal chandeliers and a mauve and black color scheme. The recently redecorated Chesapeake offers a gallery for pre-reception cocktails and a terrace with a city view.
SHIRLEY-MADISON INN, 205 W. Madison St., 728-6550. Contact: Irene Borowicz. Reserve at least 60 days in advance. Accommodates up to 45 seated, up to 80 standing. Cost: generally $100 an hour, or $150 a room. Outside catering is allowed.
This 112-year-old Victorian building features marble pillars and Gothic stone carvings.
STOUFFER HARBORPLACE HOTEL, 202 E. Pratt St., 547-1200. Contact: Walter Riemann. Reserve as early as possible. Accommodates 20 to 900 with dancing, 20 to 1,000 without dancing. Package plans start at $69 per person, but custom arrangements are also available. In-house catering only, unless kosher.
Gentle tones of rose, mauve, gray and beige highlight the mahogany woodwork.