The Grand Ballroom

A favorite of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s, the Grand Ballroom has played host to Baltimore’s most historic events and guests. In 1911, Woodrow Wilson, once a professor at the Johns Hopkins University, stayed at the Belvedere while attending the Democratic National Convention in Baltimore, which nominated him for President. Perhaps the most notable event in its history, the Grand also welcomed the Queen of Rumania to America with a seven course royal meal.

General Information

Gilded 36′ arched ceilings with two sparkling crystal chandeliers
Features elevated side aisles with ten connected alcoves
Large hardwood inlaid dance floor
Located on the 12th Floor and may be used in conjunction with the Platinum Ballroom
Mahogany Chiavari chairs furnish the ballroom
Private ladies’ and men’s rooms

FLOORPLAN

Download printable pdf of the Grand Ballroom here.
GRAND_Floorplan

Capacities & Square Footage

Seated and Served Receptions with dance floor — 290 guests
Seated and Served Banquets (no dance floor) — 360 guests
Buffet and Stationed Receptions with dance floor — 290 guests
Buffet and Stationed Banquet (no dance floor) — 328 guests
Cocktail Reception — 450 guests
Theater or Ceremony — 400 guests
Classroom — 105 guests
Hollow Square — 66 guests
U-Shape — 54 guests
Conference — 46 guests
Square Footage — 3,984′
Dance Floor Square Footage — 873′
Please note, all capacities are based on maximum usage of the ballroom and every event’s needs are unique. Please consult with your Event Specialist regarding your event.

The Platinum Ballroom

Located on the twelfth floor in the East Wing, the Platinum Ballroom was originally known as the Assembly Room and once held a stage that was located on the North end of the room. Lectures, magic shows, conventions, and plays graced the stage but in 1961 the stage was removed to make the room more spacious for larger banquets.  The arched ceiling features original architectural details and the name reflects the platinum damask paper lining the walls.

General Information

May be combined with The Grand Ballroom for large parties, separate cocktail receptions, silent auctions, ceremonies, or assemblies
Located on the 12th Floor
Connects directly to the 12th Floor kitchen and Grand Ballroom
Used only in conjunction with the Grand Ballroom for ceremonies, cocktail hours, or breakout room (never separate parties in each room)
Mahogany Chiavari chairs furnish the ballroom

FLOORPLAN

Download printable pdf of the Platinum Ballroom here.
PLATINUM_Floorplan

Capacities & Square Footage

Seated and Served Receptions with dance floor — 190 guests
Seated and Served Banquets (no dance floor) — 240 guests
Buffet and Stationed Receptions with dance floor — 170 guests
Buffet and Stationed Banquet (no dance floor) — 200 guests
Cocktail Reception — 275 guests
Theater or Ceremony — 250 guests
Classroom — 66 guests
Hollow Square — 66 guests
U-Shape — 42 guests
Conference — 52 guests
Square Footage — 2,424′
Please note, all capacities are based on maximum usage of the ballroom and every event’s needs are unique. Please consult with your Event Specialist regarding your event.