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Hotel Monaco Baltimore, a Kimpton Hotel

Baltimore , MD
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LOCATION

2 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD US 21201 (map)

PHONE

443-420-7819

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Hotel Monaco Baltimore, a Kimpton Hotel, offers a stunning space, ideal for elegant weddings, that has withstood the test of time. What better place to celebrate your union together?... Read more
Hotel Monaco Baltimore, a Kimpton Hotel, offers a stunning space, ideal for elegant weddings, that has withstood the test of time. What better place to celebrate your union together? Located downtown in the historic B&O Railroad headquarters, our boutique Baltimore hotel rooms and suites provide the modern luxury, grand atmosphere and warm hospitality you want for your out-of-town guests and wedding party. Plus, your wedding and event catering from Chef MIke Ransom at B&O American Brasserie offers outstanding regional American cuisine and a presentation that makes your wedding event truly exceptional. Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1906
When was your venue last renovated?
2008
Describe your venue:
Historic Site, Hotel
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Modern, Vintage
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
150
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
7
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
202
Number of suites
27
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
10000
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
130
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

When was your venue built?
1906
When was your venue last renovated?
2008
Describe your venue:
Historic Site, Hotel
Describe the style of your venue
City, Classic / Traditional, Modern
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
3
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
202
Number of suites
27
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
12000
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
130
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Rachael
Wedding:
10/18/2014
5.0/5.0
Hotel Monaco was the perfect atmosphere for our wedding reception-- Fun and colorful, but also formal. The food was fantastic. The wedding package that we chose took a lot of the guess-work out of the planning. We deeply appreciated the hotel's green practices, strong support of local farms and businesses, and consciousness in selecting ethically raised meat. The hotel staff was pleasant-- It was clear that each person working at Hotel Monaco loved his/her job. Everyone that we worked with did a spectacular job-- Yim, Diane, Amy, Stephanie, Mat, the chef and the entire waitstaff team. There was no request to big or too small. Hotel Monaco nailed it. But most of all, we LOVED working with Nelle Somerville. She had our backs every step of the way. Doubtless, the wedding would not have been as special as it was without her efforts. If we had it to do all over again, my husband and I would not hesitate to schedule our wedding with Hotel Monaco.
Hotel Monaco was the perfect atmosphere for our wedding reception-- Fun and colorful, but also formal. The food was Read more...
Hotel Monaco was the perfect atmosphere for our wedding reception-- Fun and colorful, but also formal. The food was fantastic. The wedding package that we chose took a lot of the guess-work out of the planning. We deeply appreciated the hotel's green practices, strong support of local farms and businesses, and consciousness in selecting ethically raised meat. The hotel staff was pleasant-- It was clear that each person working at Hotel Monaco loved his/her job. Everyone that we worked with did a spectacular job-- Yim, Diane, Amy, Stephanie, Mat, the chef and the entire waitstaff team. There was no request to big or too small. Hotel Monaco nailed it. But most of all, we LOVED working with Nelle Somerville. She had our backs every step of the way. Doubtless, the wedding would not have been as special as it was without her efforts. If we had it to do all over again, my husband and I would not hesitate to schedule our wedding with Hotel Monaco. Read less
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Hotel Monaco Baltimore, a Kimpton Hotel responded with the following comments:

Dear Rachael and Mark,
Thank you for your kind words! It was a pleasure working with you both.
Best wishes for a long and happy marriage,
Nelle Somerville and the whole team at Monaco Baltimore
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karla
Wedding:
8/16/2014
5.0/5.0
The most amazing night of my life. Yes everyone says that about their wedding except without the help of the wedding coordinator Nelle Somerville my night could not have been more amazing. I had no clue about weddings and she helped me every single step of the way. I don't know what i would have done without her. The day of our wedding i had no worries other than how to stop myself from crying so much because her and the staff took care of everything for me. The environment was welcoming and breath taking and everyone was so attentive and the food receives ten stars because it was AMAZING. Guests told us that's the best wedding food they have ever had. Overall an AMAZING place to have your wedding :) .
The most amazing night of my life. Yes everyone says that about their wedding except without the help of the wedding Read more...
The most amazing night of my life. Yes everyone says that about their wedding except without the help of the wedding coordinator Nelle Somerville my night could not have been more amazing. I had no clue about weddings and she helped me every single step of the way. I don't know what i would have done without her. The day of our wedding i had no worries other than how to stop myself from crying so much because her and the staff took care of everything for me. The environment was welcoming and breath taking and everyone was so attentive and the food receives ten stars because it was AMAZING. Guests told us that's the best wedding food they have ever had. Overall an AMAZING place to have your wedding :) . Read less
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Paulette
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
The customer service at Hotel Monaco - Baltimore was outstanding and impeccable! They anticipated every need! They treated the Bride and Groom with incredible service and upgrades. The Hotel Coordinator was extremely competent, helpful and went above and beyond to make sure everything was perfect! The catering staff was able to accommodate very last minute requests without missing a beat. The front desk staff was very responsive and immediately provided customer service recovery if there was any problem. I would highly recommend this venue for any event especially weddings because of the beautiful photo opportunities and experience!
The customer service at Hotel Monaco - Baltimore was outstanding and impeccable! They anticipated every need! They treated Read more...
The customer service at Hotel Monaco - Baltimore was outstanding and impeccable! They anticipated every need! They treated the Bride and Groom with incredible service and upgrades. The Hotel Coordinator was extremely competent, helpful and went above and beyond to make sure everything was perfect! The catering staff was able to accommodate very last minute requests without missing a beat. The front desk staff was very responsive and immediately provided customer service recovery if there was any problem. I would highly recommend this venue for any event especially weddings because of the beautiful photo opportunities and experience! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Transportation, Wedding Venue
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Zekita
Wedding:
5/23/2014
5.0/5.0
Nelle is awesome! Our relationship with her grew into more than just a working one and we are extremely grateful for everything she did for us. We live in Philadelphia so she made herself available on weekends and promptly responded to our emails. She assisted on the day of by jumping in during our rehearsal and providing guidance; that really helped tackle a lot of the stress we were dealing with. We had a memorable and amazing experience and it was without any complications and we couldn't have been happier.

The staff was absolutely amazing!! We have never experienced such attention to detail, availability and willingness to go above and beyond. If we could sing their praises any further we would gladly.

Awesome venue, we would recommend any day.
Nelle is awesome! Our relationship with her grew into more than just a working one and we are extremely grateful for Read more...
Nelle is awesome! Our relationship with her grew into more than just a working one and we are extremely grateful for everything she did for us. We live in Philadelphia so she made herself available on weekends and promptly responded to our emails. She assisted on the day of by jumping in during our rehearsal and providing guidance; that really helped tackle a lot of the stress we were dealing with. We had a memorable and amazing experience and it was without any complications and we couldn't have been happier.

The staff was absolutely amazing!! We have never experienced such attention to detail, availability and willingness to go above and beyond. If we could sing their praises any further we would gladly.

Awesome venue, we would recommend any day. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Elaine
Wedding:
4/26/2014
5.0/5.0
I could not have dreamed that my wedding day would come together as well as it did without Hotel Monaco's help. Our wedding coordinator Nelle was amazing. Her years of experience in the wedding industry most definitely show. She always listened to my husband and my desires while also providing keen input based on her experiences planning and coordinating past weddings. You cannot imagine the barrage of e-mails that I sent and she always responded quickly to all of my concerns. Even on the morning of the wedding when I thought I would nearly faint due to the immediate fast pace of the day, Nelle arrived at 6am and helped problem-solve all morning so I could ride off into the sunset and get married without a worry. Domenic took over for Nelle once the reception was underway and he was also so helpful throughout the reception and was quite flexible to our needs throughout the process. The rest of the serving staff was also just incredible! All of my guests gushed that they felt like royalty throughout the reception.

Before the big day: our chef's consultation and tasting were great. The chef took the time to listen to our requests, offer guidance, and then provide his own input for what would work for our group size. The menu was incredibly flexible and we were allowed to be as creative as we liked. My only qualm regarding food was that on the day of the sides to our beef entree looked and tasted quite different from what expected after the tasting. Not bad, just different.

With regards to my room block, our guests absolutely loved the accommodations and were impressed by the grandeur of the hotel, but moreover by the kindness of all of the staff encountered. Amy and Diane were so easy to work with and they made setting up the room block and coordinating welcome bags an easy task.

Overall, I would choose to work with the team at Hotel Monaco a million times over. I am so grateful for their support for the 10 months up to and through my wedding day.
I could not have dreamed that my wedding day would come together as well as it did without Hotel Monaco's help. Our Read more...
I could not have dreamed that my wedding day would come together as well as it did without Hotel Monaco's help. Our wedding coordinator Nelle was amazing. Her years of experience in the wedding industry most definitely show. She always listened to my husband and my desires while also providing keen input based on her experiences planning and coordinating past weddings. You cannot imagine the barrage of e-mails that I sent and she always responded quickly to all of my concerns. Even on the morning of the wedding when I thought I would nearly faint due to the immediate fast pace of the day, Nelle arrived at 6am and helped problem-solve all morning so I could ride off into the sunset and get married without a worry. Domenic took over for Nelle once the reception was underway and he was also so helpful throughout the reception and was quite flexible to our needs throughout the process. The rest of the serving staff was also just incredible! All of my guests gushed that they felt like royalty throughout the reception.

Before the big day: our chef's consultation and tasting were great. The chef took the time to listen to our requests, offer guidance, and then provide his own input for what would work for our group size. The menu was incredibly flexible and we were allowed to be as creative as we liked. My only qualm regarding food was that on the day of the sides to our beef entree looked and tasted quite different from what expected after the tasting. Not bad, just different.

With regards to my room block, our guests absolutely loved the accommodations and were impressed by the grandeur of the hotel, but moreover by the kindness of all of the staff encountered. Amy and Diane were so easy to work with and they made setting up the room block and coordinating welcome bags an easy task.

Overall, I would choose to work with the team at Hotel Monaco a million times over. I am so grateful for their support for the 10 months up to and through my wedding day. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
Hotel Monaco Baltimore, a Kimpton Hotel responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much Elaine and Salazar! What a beautiful daytime wedding with such a gorgeous couple. We appreciate your words and look forward to seeing you again soon.
With warm wishes,
Nelle and the Monaco Baltimore team
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Donna
Wedding:
4/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Book Hotel Monaco now! In planning, I realized that the venue was the most important aspect for me. I didn't want something cookie cutter with shades of gray/beige and you will definitely not get that here. Starting with Nelle at planning was so easy. She has great ideas and makes everything painless. The fact that the B&O Brasserie does the food after consulting with you about what you like, instead of choosing from a pre-set menu, is amazing! I could not have had a better planning experience and the actual day-of was even more amazing. Nelle, Yim and the entire staff was so accommodating, helpful and FUN! We loved that the staff was dancing along with us during the reception. Our guests and families had an amazing time, but most importantly, my husband and I could not have asked for anything more. We had such a great day :-)
Book Hotel Monaco now! In planning, I realized that the venue was the most important aspect for me. I didn't want Read more...
Book Hotel Monaco now! In planning, I realized that the venue was the most important aspect for me. I didn't want something cookie cutter with shades of gray/beige and you will definitely not get that here. Starting with Nelle at planning was so easy. She has great ideas and makes everything painless. The fact that the B&O Brasserie does the food after consulting with you about what you like, instead of choosing from a pre-set menu, is amazing! I could not have had a better planning experience and the actual day-of was even more amazing. Nelle, Yim and the entire staff was so accommodating, helpful and FUN! We loved that the staff was dancing along with us during the reception. Our guests and families had an amazing time, but most importantly, my husband and I could not have asked for anything more. We had such a great day :-) Read less
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Hotel Monaco Baltimore, a Kimpton Hotel responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much Donna and Kris for choosing the Monaco Baltimore. We loved working with you and will remember your wedding for years to come.

With very best wishes,
Nelle, Yim and the whole team
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Candice
Wedding:
11/9/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I have always loved the Hotel Monaco. We've eaten at the B&O many times before and loved the food and the gorgeous hotel. We initially thought the ballrooms at the Monaco were too small for our wedding however we found out they were building a new ballroom. Yes, we booked the Monaco before construction even began on the ballroom. It was definitely worth the risk!

Before the ballroom was built, they initially told us that the ballroom could fit 175 for a reception, dance floor and band. We ended up being 150 and I think 175 would be too tight. We were very comfortable at 150 though.

Randie was great with us from start to finish. From day one, she was 100% behind the bride and groom. Sometimes, that meant clashing with parents but she was always very supportive of us and what we truly wanted. I think I exchanged about 100 emails with her and she was always very responsive.

The day of the wedding, everything went smoothly. We got compliments all night on how amazing the food and venue was. We wouldn't change our venue selection for anything!
My husband and I have always loved the Hotel Monaco. We've eaten at the B&O many times before and loved the food and the Read more...
My husband and I have always loved the Hotel Monaco. We've eaten at the B&O many times before and loved the food and the gorgeous hotel. We initially thought the ballrooms at the Monaco were too small for our wedding however we found out they were building a new ballroom. Yes, we booked the Monaco before construction even began on the ballroom. It was definitely worth the risk!

Before the ballroom was built, they initially told us that the ballroom could fit 175 for a reception, dance floor and band. We ended up being 150 and I think 175 would be too tight. We were very comfortable at 150 though.

Randie was great with us from start to finish. From day one, she was 100% behind the bride and groom. Sometimes, that meant clashing with parents but she was always very supportive of us and what we truly wanted. I think I exchanged about 100 emails with her and she was always very responsive.

The day of the wedding, everything went smoothly. We got compliments all night on how amazing the food and venue was. We wouldn't change our venue selection for anything! Read less
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Hotel Monaco Baltimore, a Kimpton Hotel responded with the following comments:

Dear Candice and Mike
How excited was I to read your review! On behalf of the entire staff here at the Hotel Monaco, thank you for letting us help you and Mike celebrate an amazing wedding weekend. It was a pleasure working with you both

Best Randie
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough about how wonderful the staff was to work with at the hotel. The wedding, dessert reception, and brunch were all fabulous. I received so many compliments from my guests on the service provided by the hotel staff. Randie Haber was wonderful to work with and really wanted this to be the most special day for my daughter and son-in-law. One of the best weekends of my families life made special by the entire staff at the Hotel Monaco.
I can't say enough about how wonderful the staff was to work with at the hotel. The wedding, dessert reception, and brunch Read more...
I can't say enough about how wonderful the staff was to work with at the hotel. The wedding, dessert reception, and brunch were all fabulous. I received so many compliments from my guests on the service provided by the hotel staff. Randie Haber was wonderful to work with and really wanted this to be the most special day for my daughter and son-in-law. One of the best weekends of my families life made special by the entire staff at the Hotel Monaco. Read less
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Hotel Monaco Baltimore, a Kimpton Hotel responded with the following comments:

Dear Phyllis
Thank you so much for your kind words and praises. I am delighted that the wedding was such a wonderful experience for your daughter, son in law and the rest of the family. I will make sure to let our staff know that we helped in creating an amazing family memory.
Best Randie
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Michelle
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
Nelle and the Hotel Monaco Baltimore are AMAZING! I had a nightmare of an experience with another venue (Mimslyn Inn in Luray, VA), that I eventually canceled with and forfeited my deposits, before settling with the Hotel Monaco Baltimore.

The Hotel Monaco is gorgeous. I absolutely adore the marble staircases that you see when you enter the front doors. From the public spaces and ballrooms to the guest rooms, the décor is not kitschy, plain, or boring. Instead the spaces are fun, colorful, and makes you feel hip for just being there. All of this left a huge impression and wowed our guests. During our first conversation, Randie and Nelle told us upfront that our wedding was going to be “ours” and not a “Hotel Monaco wedding”. That statement pretty much had us sold after our 2.5 month long headache of just getting a popcorn bar added to our wedding reception at the Mimslyn Inn. The menu consultation with Nelle and chef Brad was so fun and cool. It was basically a discussion of our favorite foods as a couple and from there a menu evolved. Nelle is so easy to work with (nice, creative, responsive, passionate, enthusiastic, attentive to details) and just made the experience extra special. My parents had attended tastings at both the Mimslyn Inn and Hotel Monaco. My father even said that Nelle’s energy and passion for weddings is what really set her apart from her counterpart at the Mimslyn Inn (Sherry) and made the tasting even more fun for everyone. My parents and fiancee’s mother joined us at the tasting in July and were completely blown away by the food. We all returned home excitedly sharing our experience and boasting about the food. Our wedding ceremony and reception were held in the Paris Ballroom with a cocktail reception in the Paris Lobby. The space was perfect. Nelle figured out a fantastic layout with a lot of thought about the flow of the space. I still can’t believe I ever considered getting married anywhere else.
Nelle and the Hotel Monaco Baltimore are AMAZING! I had a nightmare of an experience with another venue (Mimslyn Inn in Read more...
Nelle and the Hotel Monaco Baltimore are AMAZING! I had a nightmare of an experience with another venue (Mimslyn Inn in Luray, VA), that I eventually canceled with and forfeited my deposits, before settling with the Hotel Monaco Baltimore.

The Hotel Monaco is gorgeous. I absolutely adore the marble staircases that you see when you enter the front doors. From the public spaces and ballrooms to the guest rooms, the décor is not kitschy, plain, or boring. Instead the spaces are fun, colorful, and makes you feel hip for just being there. All of this left a huge impression and wowed our guests. During our first conversation, Randie and Nelle told us upfront that our wedding was going to be “ours” and not a “Hotel Monaco wedding”. That statement pretty much had us sold after our 2.5 month long headache of just getting a popcorn bar added to our wedding reception at the Mimslyn Inn. The menu consultation with Nelle and chef Brad was so fun and cool. It was basically a discussion of our favorite foods as a couple and from there a menu evolved. Nelle is so easy to work with (nice, creative, responsive, passionate, enthusiastic, attentive to details) and just made the experience extra special. My parents had attended tastings at both the Mimslyn Inn and Hotel Monaco. My father even said that Nelle’s energy and passion for weddings is what really set her apart from her counterpart at the Mimslyn Inn (Sherry) and made the tasting even more fun for everyone. My parents and fiancee’s mother joined us at the tasting in July and were completely blown away by the food. We all returned home excitedly sharing our experience and boasting about the food. Our wedding ceremony and reception were held in the Paris Ballroom with a cocktail reception in the Paris Lobby. The space was perfect. Nelle figured out a fantastic layout with a lot of thought about the flow of the space. I still can’t believe I ever considered getting married anywhere else. Read less
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Hotel Monaco Baltimore, a Kimpton Hotel responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much Michelle,
It was a blast working with you and Mike. Your creative energy and attention to every detail made working with you even more wonderful! The Land Before Time escort cards were just the coolest most adorable touch ever. Catching that moment with you and your father just as you were about to walk down the aisle was such a treat. We are all so pleased you enjoyed your experience here at the Hotel Monaco.
With best wishes to you and your family,
Nelle
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SOLANGE
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Nelle Sommerville was our wedding Planner. She worked with us above & beyond . Very pleasant & helpful. Provided us with many helpful solutions to so many questions we had. My daughter's wedding was a big success due to all the work & hours spent between Nelle & the bride.
The staff was very pleasant & I must mention our catering manager, Dominic. He also went above & beyond. Extremely kind & helpful.
Nelle Sommerville was our wedding Planner. She worked with us above & beyond . Very pleasant & helpful. Provided us with Read more...
Nelle Sommerville was our wedding Planner. She worked with us above & beyond . Very pleasant & helpful. Provided us with many helpful solutions to so many questions we had. My daughter's wedding was a big success due to all the work & hours spent between Nelle & the bride.
The staff was very pleasant & I must mention our catering manager, Dominic. He also went above & beyond. Extremely kind & helpful. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
Hotel Monaco Baltimore, a Kimpton Hotel responded with the following comments:

Solange,
It was such a pleasure working with you and your family Solange! Thank you for your kind words. We look forward to seeing you when you are back in Baltimore.
With very best wishes,
Nelle
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Tamara
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
My family and I worked with Nelle Somerville to plan my October 5th wedding at the Hotel Monaco, which turned out even better than I could have ever imagined. The brand new Paris ballroom looked phenomenal and Nelle had her team set up everything exactly the way we had asked. Everything was picture perfect from our guestbook table to the late night popcorn and pretzel snacks that were escorted out on a cart by the Oriole bird. Nelle was patient, clever, creative, patient, prepared, funny, and PATIENT with me and my family who traveled back and forth from New York throughout the year, to plan the wedding. She was always responsive to emails, phone calls, and unscheduled visits from us!! The rest of the staff was amazing too, especially Dominic, who ran out to the closest pharmacy to get me benadryl for an allergic reaction I randomly had (after the reception was over!)

The staff was so welcoming and accommodating from the valet parkers to the chefs. Our guests raved about the food and all of the entrees were just as delicious as they had been during our tasting.

Words can't describe how amazing the Hotel Monaco is for a wedding celebration. My guests were so happy to stay at the hotel and be able to go up to their room once the reception was over and late-night partying at the B&O Brasserie downstairs ended.

Thank you so much to everyone who made our wedding night so perfect and unforgettable!!!
My family and I worked with Nelle Somerville to plan my October 5th wedding at the Hotel Monaco, which turned out even Read more...
My family and I worked with Nelle Somerville to plan my October 5th wedding at the Hotel Monaco, which turned out even better than I could have ever imagined. The brand new Paris ballroom looked phenomenal and Nelle had her team set up everything exactly the way we had asked. Everything was picture perfect from our guestbook table to the late night popcorn and pretzel snacks that were escorted out on a cart by the Oriole bird. Nelle was patient, clever, creative, patient, prepared, funny, and PATIENT with me and my family who traveled back and forth from New York throughout the year, to plan the wedding. She was always responsive to emails, phone calls, and unscheduled visits from us!! The rest of the staff was amazing too, especially Dominic, who ran out to the closest pharmacy to get me benadryl for an allergic reaction I randomly had (after the reception was over!)

The staff was so welcoming and accommodating from the valet parkers to the chefs. Our guests raved about the food and all of the entrees were just as delicious as they had been during our tasting.

Words can't describe how amazing the Hotel Monaco is for a wedding celebration. My guests were so happy to stay at the hotel and be able to go up to their room once the reception was over and late-night partying at the B&O Brasserie downstairs ended.

Thank you so much to everyone who made our wedding night so perfect and unforgettable!!! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
8/31/2013
5.0/5.0
Randie, Chef Brad and the entire team at the Hotel Monaco were absolutely fabulous! Highly recommend this venue. It is a great value for the money and such a beautiful backdrop. Our guests raved about the food and the location. Newly renovated Paris ballroom lends a rich and modern feel. Great staff on the guest side too. They treated all of my guests that were booking reservations with excellent customer service!

Had the most fun creating the menu with Chef Brad. Superb meal that wasn't the same old rubber chicken you get at most catered events.

Hotel Monaco Baltimore gets 5 Stars!
Randie, Chef Brad and the entire team at the Hotel Monaco were absolutely fabulous! Highly recommend this venue. It is a Read more...
Randie, Chef Brad and the entire team at the Hotel Monaco were absolutely fabulous! Highly recommend this venue. It is a great value for the money and such a beautiful backdrop. Our guests raved about the food and the location. Newly renovated Paris ballroom lends a rich and modern feel. Great staff on the guest side too. They treated all of my guests that were booking reservations with excellent customer service!

Had the most fun creating the menu with Chef Brad. Superb meal that wasn't the same old rubber chicken you get at most catered events.

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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
The staff was so very helpful and flexible. They made planning this wedding such a smooth process. The food was delicious! The venue was great! I recommend Hotel Monaco to anyone!
The staff was so very helpful and flexible. They made planning this wedding such a smooth process. The food was delicious! Read more...
The staff was so very helpful and flexible. They made planning this wedding such a smooth process. The food was delicious! The venue was great! I recommend Hotel Monaco to anyone! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Venue
Hotel Monaco Baltimore, a Kimpton Hotel responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for your kind words, we are delighted you were pleased with your wedding. It was a pleasure to serve you!
Best
Randie Haber
Director of Catering
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Jennifer
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
WOW! What an amazing venue Hotel Monaco was for our wedding day!!!! First off, the stairs looked AMAZING in our pictures!!! The living room was a perfect space for our cocktail hour! The food was absolutely delicious!! The staff at Hotel Monaco made us feel so special from start to finish! Nelle and Keith did an awesome job making sure that everything was just perfect! Everything looked beautiful! Nelle made sure to contact our florist, the bakery, our band, everyone to make sure that everything came together. I would highly recommend Hotel Monaco for a wedding reception! 
WOW! What an amazing venue Hotel Monaco was for our wedding day!!!! First off, the stairs looked AMAZING in our Read more...
WOW! What an amazing venue Hotel Monaco was for our wedding day!!!! First off, the stairs looked AMAZING in our pictures!!! The living room was a perfect space for our cocktail hour! The food was absolutely delicious!! The staff at Hotel Monaco made us feel so special from start to finish! Nelle and Keith did an awesome job making sure that everything was just perfect! Everything looked beautiful! Nelle made sure to contact our florist, the bakery, our band, everyone to make sure that everything came together. I would highly recommend Hotel Monaco for a wedding reception!  Read less
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Hotel Monaco Baltimore, a Kimpton Hotel responded with the following comments:

What a joy and a pleasure it was to work with you and Greg! Your photo shoot on the stairs with the MD socks will go down in history. Thanks again for choosing us for your wonderful wedding.
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Jessica
Wedding:
4/6/2013
5.0/5.0
Memories that would last a lifetime. That is what I wanted and for sure it's what I got. We started working with Randie about 9 months before the wedding. She reassured me that our day would be a reflection of our dreams and wishes and that should execute our vision. She was phenomenal. She made certain that everything ran smoothly, even when the photo booth service did not show up she went way beyond her duties and sought out another photo booth vendor that happen to be staying at the hotel and saved the day. This is a perfect example of the kind of customer service you will get at the hotel Monaco. If you decide to have your event there you will not be disappointed. Thank you for a wedding that most guests are still talking about.
Memories that would last a lifetime. That is what I wanted and for sure it's what I got. We started working with Randie Read more...
Memories that would last a lifetime. That is what I wanted and for sure it's what I got. We started working with Randie about 9 months before the wedding. She reassured me that our day would be a reflection of our dreams and wishes and that should execute our vision. She was phenomenal. She made certain that everything ran smoothly, even when the photo booth service did not show up she went way beyond her duties and sought out another photo booth vendor that happen to be staying at the hotel and saved the day. This is a perfect example of the kind of customer service you will get at the hotel Monaco. If you decide to have your event there you will not be disappointed. Thank you for a wedding that most guests are still talking about. Read less
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Hotel Monaco Baltimore, a Kimpton Hotel responded with the following comments:

Thank you Jessica and Brandon for your kind words, it was a delight working with you and I totally enjoyed seeing all our hard work culmenate in the perfect wedding for you. Our team still talks about how much fun the wedding was and how proud we are of meeting all your expectations.
Best
Randie
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Cara
Wedding:
3/16/2013
5.0/5.0
The Hotel Monaco was amazing. Please read my Venue review for non-food related descriptions. I felt that the food, however, needed it's own space to shine.

The food is catered by the Hotel's on-premise restaurant: the B&O Brasserie. It's actually really nice because we were able to try-out their food before we had to decide on the venue or not. This isn't really possible with a lot of other all-inclusive style venues.

Their kitchen is amazing and their bar is amazing. All my 'foodie' friends were super impressed that the B&O was handling this for us.

To start things off, Randie the coordinator and Chef Brad met with us for a menu consultation. This was so much fun! Tangent: Basically any time that my hubby and I got invited to come down and review things we got really excited just because the place was so great and the people so nice. We figured this was a good sign that these activities weren't chores.

So, at the menu consultation, we hung out in the hotel's happy-hour in their living room and just brainstormed about foods that we liked and what would cater well to a large group. We were like, "We like venison and Sushi." Chef Brad digested that and said, "Oh sure, we know how to make a great Bison Tartar." A few weeks later, we showed up for the tasting. Everything was DELICIOUS. One meal I'd specifically asked for (from a restaurant I used to work at) was even made two ways, just to ensure that it would be prepared just the way I wanted. We actually decided on the 'spin-off' / chef's choice version. It was great! There were also nine appetizers to taste when we knew we were only planning to walk away with three.

I could get specific in the foods that we picked, but I think it's pretty irrelevant. The most important thing to know is that the kitchen is staffed by great people who really do make an extreme effort to make food that both you and they will be proud of.
The Hotel Monaco was amazing. Please read my Venue review for non-food related descriptions. I felt that the food, Read more...
The Hotel Monaco was amazing. Please read my Venue review for non-food related descriptions. I felt that the food, however, needed it's own space to shine.

The food is catered by the Hotel's on-premise restaurant: the B&O Brasserie. It's actually really nice because we were able to try-out their food before we had to decide on the venue or not. This isn't really possible with a lot of other all-inclusive style venues.

Their kitchen is amazing and their bar is amazing. All my 'foodie' friends were super impressed that the B&O was handling this for us.

To start things off, Randie the coordinator and Chef Brad met with us for a menu consultation. This was so much fun! Tangent: Basically any time that my hubby and I got invited to come down and review things we got really excited just because the place was so great and the people so nice. We figured this was a good sign that these activities weren't chores.

So, at the menu consultation, we hung out in the hotel's happy-hour in their living room and just brainstormed about foods that we liked and what would cater well to a large group. We were like, "We like venison and Sushi." Chef Brad digested that and said, "Oh sure, we know how to make a great Bison Tartar." A few weeks later, we showed up for the tasting. Everything was DELICIOUS. One meal I'd specifically asked for (from a restaurant I used to work at) was even made two ways, just to ensure that it would be prepared just the way I wanted. We actually decided on the 'spin-off' / chef's choice version. It was great! There were also nine appetizers to taste when we knew we were only planning to walk away with three.

I could get specific in the foods that we picked, but I think it's pretty irrelevant. The most important thing to know is that the kitchen is staffed by great people who really do make an extreme effort to make food that both you and they will be proud of. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Venue
Hotel Monaco Baltimore, a Kimpton Hotel responded with the following comments:

Dear Cara
Chef Brad and I are so excited that the vision we all came up with for your wedding worked so well. We had a blast working with you and Jeff from the initial consultation, where you inspired us to design the menu with your tastes and ideas, to the tasting where we completed the journey to its final form.

Thank you so much for the kind words, we are very proud of our culinary and banquet teams and looking forward to sharing your review with them.
Best
Chef Brad Willets
Executive Chef
B&O American Brasserie

Randie Haber
Director of Catering
Hotel Monaco Baltimore
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olivia
Wedding:
1/19/2013
5.0/5.0
This hotel and the team that helped us with our wedding are AMAZING! We were looking for a one stop shop and they had everything: food, cake, bar, ceremony, reception room, and most of our guests stayed the night at the hotel; the rooms are beautiful and dog friendly. The hotel is absolutely gorgeous, our pictures are spectacular. We had our rehearsal happy hour and our cocktail hour in the living room which was a great spot for casual socializing. AND the food. We have had only rave reviews about how delicious the food was from all of our guests. Randie, Keith and there team are so professional, efficient, pleasant, and NICE. We couldn't have been happier on our wedding day. They really made our day perfect.
This hotel and the team that helped us with our wedding are AMAZING! We were looking for a one stop shop and they had Read more...
This hotel and the team that helped us with our wedding are AMAZING! We were looking for a one stop shop and they had everything: food, cake, bar, ceremony, reception room, and most of our guests stayed the night at the hotel; the rooms are beautiful and dog friendly. The hotel is absolutely gorgeous, our pictures are spectacular. We had our rehearsal happy hour and our cocktail hour in the living room which was a great spot for casual socializing. AND the food. We have had only rave reviews about how delicious the food was from all of our guests. Randie, Keith and there team are so professional, efficient, pleasant, and NICE. We couldn't have been happier on our wedding day. They really made our day perfect. Read less
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Hotel Monaco Baltimore, a Kimpton Hotel responded with the following comments:

Dear Olivia,

Thank you so much for your kind thoughts about your experience here at the Hotel Monaco. It was really our pleasure to host your wedding. We really had the wonderful time working with you and Jimmy.
All the best
Randie

Best Randie
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renee
Wedding:
11/30/2012
5.0/5.0
I am absolutely in LOVE with my venue. When you walk in, you are greeted by a grand marble staircase, which is amazing for your bridal photos. The hotel is so beautiful.. They have a mix of these very rich colors of burgundy, gold, green and fuschia. They blend these colors so well in the lobby and it is so warm to look at. The banquet manager Randie was great to work with and Keith was also absolutely amazing. The service at the hotel is priceless, the waiters for our wedding were so pleasant and it seemed that everyone went above and beyond for us. That alone made my wedding the best night of my life. If you go to there website and see the wedding menu there are 2 for different budgets, but you can customize the food anyway you want. You meet with the chef and banquet manager and talk about what you like what you don't like, what you want and what you don't want. You then end up having a tasting of your menu and they make you feel first class all the way. My tasting was so much fun and the food was phenomenal. My wedding day was the best night of my life. We will definitely be back to have our first year anniv party and I can't wait!
I am absolutely in LOVE with my venue. When you walk in, you are greeted by a grand marble staircase, which is amazing for Read more...
I am absolutely in LOVE with my venue. When you walk in, you are greeted by a grand marble staircase, which is amazing for your bridal photos. The hotel is so beautiful.. They have a mix of these very rich colors of burgundy, gold, green and fuschia. They blend these colors so well in the lobby and it is so warm to look at. The banquet manager Randie was great to work with and Keith was also absolutely amazing. The service at the hotel is priceless, the waiters for our wedding were so pleasant and it seemed that everyone went above and beyond for us. That alone made my wedding the best night of my life. If you go to there website and see the wedding menu there are 2 for different budgets, but you can customize the food anyway you want. You meet with the chef and banquet manager and talk about what you like what you don't like, what you want and what you don't want. You then end up having a tasting of your menu and they make you feel first class all the way. My tasting was so much fun and the food was phenomenal. My wedding day was the best night of my life. We will definitely be back to have our first year anniv party and I can't wait! Read less
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Christine
Wedding:
9/2/2012
5.0/5.0
Unique services was all I can find to explain this is where our hotel block was - and it was perfect! Most of the guests stayed in this hotel and loved the space/perks. Not to mention that the staff were very accomodating to the bride's needs, including moving some rooms around. We also chose this hotel because it is so beautiful and we took most of our pre wedding pictures here. We will definitely be coming back since it was the perfect wedding stay!
Unique services was all I can find to explain this is where our hotel block was - and it was perfect! Most of the guests Read more...
Unique services was all I can find to explain this is where our hotel block was - and it was perfect! Most of the guests stayed in this hotel and loved the space/perks. Not to mention that the staff were very accomodating to the bride's needs, including moving some rooms around. We also chose this hotel because it is so beautiful and we took most of our pre wedding pictures here. We will definitely be coming back since it was the perfect wedding stay! Read less
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Allison
Wedding:
11/16/2013
4.9/5.0
Hotel Monaco Baltimore took great care of us and our guests on our wedding day! It was great having every aspect of our wedding at one place and having the hotel's entire staff cater our every need (from wedding to hotel stay). They all worked well together to ensure our wedding was a wonderful experience from start to finish.
Hotel Monaco Baltimore took great care of us and our guests on our wedding day! It was great having every aspect of our Read more...
Hotel Monaco Baltimore took great care of us and our guests on our wedding day! It was great having every aspect of our wedding at one place and having the hotel's entire staff cater our every need (from wedding to hotel stay). They all worked well together to ensure our wedding was a wonderful experience from start to finish. Read less
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Rebecca
Wedding:
7/25/2010
4.9/5.0
We stayed at the Hotel Monaco several times while planning our wedding, and set up a hotel room block for our guests there for our wedding in Baltimore. The hotel is absolutely beautiful, in general we were always happy with the staff, and our guests loved it. The hotel is fairly new, and the prices are great for such a beautiful hotel in a good location (it is about 3 blocks to the inner harbor)! They have a great "living room" on the second floor for our guests to spend time together, and provide free coffee/tea in the morning, juices and lemonade (summer) in the afternoon, and wine in the evening. We were able to spend hours in the lobby living room to greet our guests as they arrived.
When looking for hotels for our guest block, the Monaco gave us the best discount, and Lauren Solins, who managed our hotel block, was always responsive to any questions I had, and kept on top of everything! Originally, getting the room block set up was a little difficult (before we worked with Lauren), which is why we give the 4.5, but once it was set up everything was perfect). They also provided us with a suite at a greatly discounted rate, and let us leave guest bags at the front desk.
We did not have our wedding at the hotel, but I could see it being a lovely location for a wedding. We did take pictures in the hotel, on the gorgeous, historic marble staircase and classy vintage furniture. We can't wait to spend time there in the future, we can't imagine staying anywhere else in Baltimore!
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We stayed at the Hotel Monaco several times while planning our wedding, and set up a hotel room block for our guests there for our wedding in Baltimore. The hotel is absolutely beautiful, in general we were always happy with the staff, and our guests loved it. The hotel is fairly new, and the prices are great for such a beautiful hotel in a good location (it is about 3 blocks to the inner harbor)! They have a great "living room" on the second floor for our guests to spend time together, and provide free coffee/tea in the morning, juices and lemonade (summer) in the afternoon, and wine in the evening. We were able to spend hours in the lobby living room to greet our guests as they arrived.
When looking for hotels for our guest block, the Monaco gave us the best discount, and Lauren Solins, who managed our hotel block, was always responsive to any questions I had, and kept on top of everything! Originally, getting the room block set up was a little difficult (before we worked with Lauren), which is why we give the 4.5, but once it was set up everything was perfect). They also provided us with a suite at a greatly discounted rate, and let us leave guest bags at the front desk.
We did not have our wedding at the hotel, but I could see it being a lovely location for a wedding. We did take pictures in the hotel, on the gorgeous, historic marble staircase and classy vintage furniture. We can't wait to spend time there in the future, we can't imagine staying anywhere else in Baltimore! Read less
Services Used: Unique Services
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Jessica
Wedding:
9/7/2013
4.8/5.0
We could not have chosen a more beautiful backdrop for our wedding day! Every piece of the Monaco is distinctively unique - the living room, the marble stairs, the ballroom, the guest rooms, even the bathrooms! The food is impeccable, which was a huge draw for us. We hated the idea of our guests eating "wedding chicken" and were so pleased with the customized menu created for us by Chef Brad. The staff at the Monaco all seem to be proud to be part of the brand, and our guests have commented that they felt that at every turn of the weekend. We can't wait for our anniversary stay!
We could not have chosen a more beautiful backdrop for our wedding day! Every piece of the Monaco is distinctively unique Read more...
We could not have chosen a more beautiful backdrop for our wedding day! Every piece of the Monaco is distinctively unique - the living room, the marble stairs, the ballroom, the guest rooms, even the bathrooms! The food is impeccable, which was a huge draw for us. We hated the idea of our guests eating "wedding chicken" and were so pleased with the customized menu created for us by Chef Brad. The staff at the Monaco all seem to be proud to be part of the brand, and our guests have commented that they felt that at every turn of the weekend. We can't wait for our anniversary stay! Read less
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Hotel Monaco Baltimore, a Kimpton Hotel responded with the following comments:

Dear Jessica and Scott
We were delighted when you chose us to host your wedding and even more delighted to watch all our hard work come together on your wedding day. On behalf of the entire staff of the Hotel Monaco and B&O American Brasserie, thank you for letting us share in your happiness on such a special day!
Best
Randie Haber
Director of Catering
Hotel Monaco and B&O American Brasserie
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.5/5.0
The service at the Monaco was amazing and they worked with us to make it Our Wedding and not a Monaco Wedding
The service at the Monaco was amazing and they worked with us to make it Our Wedding and not a Monaco Wedding
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