The Vollmer Center at Cylburn Arboretum




Nestled in the Cold Spring/ Newtown neighborhood within the City of Baltimore, Cylburn Arboretum is an oasis of peaceful beauty on 207 acres. Cylburn Arboretum is composed of manicured gardens, rustic woodland trails, Cylburn Mansion (a charming Victorian Era Manor House) and the ultra-modern, "green" Vollmer Center. The Vollmer Center offers a breathtaking contemporary space that is the perfect match for a gorgeous Baltimore wedding. Artfully combining clean modern architecture with the organic beauty of nature, The Vollmer Center provides soon-to-be-wed couples with a stunning venue that will give your event an unrivaled sense of elegance. Imagine exchanging your most sacred vows in one of the arboretum’s scenic garden areas, saying your “I do’s” surrounded by lush greenery and blooming flowers. Sip on some finely crafted cocktails and dine on a delectable meal in the expansive ballroom, an immense venue featuring sky high ceilings and a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows that truly defines the space. Enjoy the views of the lush arboretum brimming with fine foliage outside, welcoming in the natural light as you celebrate one of the most important days of your life!

Venue Style

Historic/Landmark Building, Event Center, Mansion, Park/Garden, Outdoor, Modern


Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor/Outdoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 200 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 400 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 200 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 400 guests

Time Restrictions

Flexible set up start time. Early morning can be arranged. Standard event rentals must end by midnight, however additional hours after midnight can be contracted. The venue is not available Mondays for events.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $1,000 to $5,500 for a a wide variety of combinations for your perfect day, including garden ceremonies, use of Cylburn Mansion and cocktail hour and reception space in The Vollmer Center. Saturday and Sunday rentals are 8 hour minimum rentals, however Friday and weekday rentals can be customized. Rental times include time needed to setup and clean up your event. All outdoor receptions require a tented space in the gardens. Please inquire with Event Coordinator, Laurie Boswell, for additional details. A refundable security deposit of $1,000 is required.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at The Vollmer Center at Cylburn Arboretum is estimated at between $9,599 and $18,666 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.


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Amenities Included

Podium and/or stage
Tables and chairs provided
Kitchen for prep only
Large parking lot
Tables and chairs included for indoor spaces
Coat rack

Special Restrictions

Venue must approve all decorations
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Approved outside caterer allowed
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking in designated areas only
Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer
Music must end by midnight
Music end time is 11:00PM outdoors