519 W. Fayette Street, Baltimore MD 21201
October 8, 2022 7:30 PM (7PM VIP)
The Black Cat Ball is the Official Party for The Edgar Allan Poe Festival & Awards
The Black Cat Ball at Westminster Hall : Til Death Do We Start is the Official Party for The International Edgar Allan Poe Festival & Awards, Saturday, October 8th. Doors open 7:30 PM (VIP 7:00 PM.) 21+ and over only, 100% ID check along with required proof of vaccination for COVID-19.
2022 marks the 200th birthday of Edgar Allan Poe's Beloved wife and muse, Virginia Poe. Join us for an Edgar & Virginia Wedding-themed masquerade as we dance into the night, explore a garden of culinary delicacies, then raise a glass at a grave-side toast to the eternal couple! Guests will enjoy passed hors d’oeuvres and complimentary beer & wine while they peruse the “Virginia Poe Bicentennial Death Exhibit” featuring memento mori and death tableau of Virginia and Edgar.
Tickets are all-inclusive for food, beer/ wine, and entertainment. Dress to impress and walk our Gothic Red Carpet!
The evening's entertainment includes:
This party is 21+ over restricted; 100% ID Check!
LIMITED EXCLUSIVE VIP packages also available; includes early entry and wedding march played on the famed Westminster Hall organ, plus a tour and special exchange of "Eternal Vows" in the famed Westminster Catacombs! Couples, Partners, or even "just friends" may plight their eternal troth with candle-lit group ceremony performed by an undead officiant. Ticket includes wedding cupcake and mini-split of champagne or cider.
VIP ticket holders take note: this ceremony is for entertainment purposes only, although you may check the Circuit Court of Baltimore City for license requirements. If you want to renew your vows or make the Black Cat Ball your wedding, we won't stop you!
Passed hors d'ouvres presented by Rouge Catering
Private viewing of the Edgar & Virginia Poe Death Exhibit
Presentation of The 2022 Saturday 'Visiter' Awards
A grave-side cognac toast, commemorating the 173rd anniversary of the poet’s death in Baltimore
Dress to impress and walk our Gothic Red Carpet!
Early/Express entry & Westminster Organ Wedding March at 7:00PM
Exclusive access to VIP Catacombs Tour & Eternal Vows
Group Ceremony performed by an undead officiant
Wedding Cupcake & Mini split of champagne