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The Cloisters

Lutherville , MD
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LOCATION

10440 Falls Rd.
Lutherville, MD 21093 US (map)

PHONE

410-821-7448

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ABOUT US

Settled high on a hill in Lutherville among 60 acres of secluded woods, The Cloisters reflects the beauty and grandeur of medieval Europe; with delicately carved wood, exquisitely... Read more
Settled high on a hill in Lutherville among 60 acres of secluded woods, The Cloisters reflects the beauty and grandeur of medieval Europe; with delicately carved wood, exquisitely detailed stained glass, and ornately designed wrought iron.
Whether you are planning a wedding, wedding reception or a special birthday party,a bar or bat mitzvah, a holiday ball,or a business meeting or reception, the Cloisters will provide an unforgettable setting for you and your guests. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
5
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
6
Describe your venue:
Historic, Mansion, Museum
Describe the style of your venue
Country, Classic
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
155
What event services do you offer?
Event Planning, Event Rentals, Outside Vendors OK
What event items are available?
Chairs, Dance Floor, Tables
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Wheelchair Access

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I don't even know where to begin! From beginning to end, the entire experience with the Cloisters staff (especially Annie) was out of this world. They are incredibly responsive, flexible, professional and helpful in answering any questions. And I can't go without mentioning the BEAUTIFUL venue itself - there are so many intricate, unique elements in the castle that made the setting unforgettable to me and my wedding guests. I still have guests of my wedding telling me how much they loved my venue!

And right when I thought I was beyond ecstatic with my wedding experience, I was blown away again. After we received our wedding photos, we were really bummed when we realized that we didn't get a chance to capture photos in many of the rooms/areas of the castle - (the chapel, the library, etc.). The wedding day was such an exciting whirlwind that we kind of blew through our photos, not to mention we were on a time crunch. So, a few months after the wedding we reached out to Annie asking if we could possibly come back to the castle to re-take some photos. She said yes - free of charge - so we scheduled a date and time, but due to snow we had to reschedule several times. However, Annie was incredibly flexible and accommodating through the entire process. We finally set a date, pretty much had the castle to ourselves AND several hours to re-shoot our photos, and were treated with the same hospitality as we were on our wedding day itself. Not once were we rushed. And, the photos that we captured are absolutely gorgeous. (If you're concerned with decorations for your wedding, you won't need to do much, because the entire castle-inside and out-is so beautiful and decorative that any room serves as an amazing backdrop!). I feel that not many venues (especially one as busy and in demand as the Cloisters) would allow for a second chance like that.

If you are on the fence about booking the Cloisters - DO IT-you will NOT regret it! It was a perfect, amazing experience! :)
I don't even know where to begin! From beginning to end, the entire experience with the Cloisters staff (especially Annie) Read more...
I don't even know where to begin! From beginning to end, the entire experience with the Cloisters staff (especially Annie) was out of this world. They are incredibly responsive, flexible, professional and helpful in answering any questions. And I can't go without mentioning the BEAUTIFUL venue itself - there are so many intricate, unique elements in the castle that made the setting unforgettable to me and my wedding guests. I still have guests of my wedding telling me how much they loved my venue!

And right when I thought I was beyond ecstatic with my wedding experience, I was blown away again. After we received our wedding photos, we were really bummed when we realized that we didn't get a chance to capture photos in many of the rooms/areas of the castle - (the chapel, the library, etc.). The wedding day was such an exciting whirlwind that we kind of blew through our photos, not to mention we were on a time crunch. So, a few months after the wedding we reached out to Annie asking if we could possibly come back to the castle to re-take some photos. She said yes - free of charge - so we scheduled a date and time, but due to snow we had to reschedule several times. However, Annie was incredibly flexible and accommodating through the entire process. We finally set a date, pretty much had the castle to ourselves AND several hours to re-shoot our photos, and were treated with the same hospitality as we were on our wedding day itself. Not once were we rushed. And, the photos that we captured are absolutely gorgeous. (If you're concerned with decorations for your wedding, you won't need to do much, because the entire castle-inside and out-is so beautiful and decorative that any room serves as an amazing backdrop!). I feel that not many venues (especially one as busy and in demand as the Cloisters) would allow for a second chance like that.

If you are on the fence about booking the Cloisters - DO IT-you will NOT regret it! It was a perfect, amazing experience! :) Read less
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Mary Beth
Wedding:
6/4/2016
4.0/5.0
Out of everything we had at our wedding, the music, the food, the decorations, the one thing that every guest commented enthusiastically on was the venue. We wanted something unique for our special day, and we definitely got that. The Open Houses every month are great for meeting vendors and just being able to enjoy the atmosphere. It is hot there in the summer. We had an especially warm day in early June, but we had mentally prepared for the lack of air conditioning. However, some guests were not ready for that and felt some discomfort. To us though, this is something you just need to live with if you want this venue. And we don't regret for a second the extra sweat we endured to have our fairytale wedding location here.
Out of everything we had at our wedding, the music, the food, the decorations, the one thing that every guest commented Read more...
Out of everything we had at our wedding, the music, the food, the decorations, the one thing that every guest commented enthusiastically on was the venue. We wanted something unique for our special day, and we definitely got that. The Open Houses every month are great for meeting vendors and just being able to enjoy the atmosphere. It is hot there in the summer. We had an especially warm day in early June, but we had mentally prepared for the lack of air conditioning. However, some guests were not ready for that and felt some discomfort. To us though, this is something you just need to live with if you want this venue. And we don't regret for a second the extra sweat we endured to have our fairytale wedding location here. Read less
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Melanie
Wedding:
10/2/2015
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were married here on October 2nd, 2015-- it was an absolute dream location for our Medieval-esque. There were numerous reasons why it was perfect-- they have an approved caterer list (this made it so much easier on us to only have to research a few caterers compared to the hundreds in the area), the ability to have the wedding either indoors or outdoors is a great relief in case of bad weather (which happened to us-- it rained non-stop all day because of a hurricane!!), both the interior and the exterior of the castle are gorgeous (think of the many unique photo ops and the fact that you will not have to decorate much!), the staff are extremely friendly and accommodating (they allowed us to stop by the castle numerous times to take measurements for our decorator and to have a walk-through with the caterer), they have an open house once a month with vendors (this is fun to go to), you get the *entire* castle during the day of your wedding (your guests can roam about and explore its many levels and rooms!), the second level has the perfect rooms for getting ready before the ceremony, the castle is so romantic in the evening (especially when candle-lit!), and your guests (and you!) will rave about how beautiful, fun, and memorable this venue is. The only downside is that it cannot accommodate many guests in each room. We could only fit about 70 people in the gallery for the seated reception (if our guest list were larger, we would have had to have placed people in the adjoining living room, where they would have been unable to see us during dinner). However, this castle was perfect for our wedding, and we could not have wished for a better venue. This is truly a hidden gem in Maryland!
My husband and I were married here on October 2nd, 2015-- it was an absolute dream location for our Medieval-esque. There Read more...
My husband and I were married here on October 2nd, 2015-- it was an absolute dream location for our Medieval-esque. There were numerous reasons why it was perfect-- they have an approved caterer list (this made it so much easier on us to only have to research a few caterers compared to the hundreds in the area), the ability to have the wedding either indoors or outdoors is a great relief in case of bad weather (which happened to us-- it rained non-stop all day because of a hurricane!!), both the interior and the exterior of the castle are gorgeous (think of the many unique photo ops and the fact that you will not have to decorate much!), the staff are extremely friendly and accommodating (they allowed us to stop by the castle numerous times to take measurements for our decorator and to have a walk-through with the caterer), they have an open house once a month with vendors (this is fun to go to), you get the *entire* castle during the day of your wedding (your guests can roam about and explore its many levels and rooms!), the second level has the perfect rooms for getting ready before the ceremony, the castle is so romantic in the evening (especially when candle-lit!), and your guests (and you!) will rave about how beautiful, fun, and memorable this venue is. The only downside is that it cannot accommodate many guests in each room. We could only fit about 70 people in the gallery for the seated reception (if our guest list were larger, we would have had to have placed people in the adjoining living room, where they would have been unable to see us during dinner). However, this castle was perfect for our wedding, and we could not have wished for a better venue. This is truly a hidden gem in Maryland! Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
5/30/2015
4.7/5.0
Annie and Maggie were fantastic to work with. Their professionalism and coordination throughout the process was top-notch. The venue was perfect for anyone who wants to live out their fairytales. I'll always have a special place in my heart for the Cloisters.
Annie and Maggie were fantastic to work with. Their professionalism and coordination throughout the process was top-notch. Read more...
Annie and Maggie were fantastic to work with. Their professionalism and coordination throughout the process was top-notch. The venue was perfect for anyone who wants to live out their fairytales. I'll always have a special place in my heart for the Cloisters. Read less
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Betty
Wedding:
5/16/2015
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding here and it was an absolute dream come true -- this is definitely one of the most unique venues in Maryland. Below are some pros and cons to consider (the pros far outweigh the cons):
Pros
- Gorgeous, private setting – there is honestly too much to say here. Definitely go to an open house or schedule an appointment to visit so you can see for yourself.
- If you planned on an outdoor ceremony but rain strikes (you never know!), you will be pleased with the backup indoor location (the main dining room has a magnificent chapel that can serve as the background for your ceremony).
- Ability to select your own caterer (from an approved list) including ones that allow you to purchase your own liquor (we saved tons of money with this option, more than making up for the relatively higher
- Can rent a whole extra hour of event time for a marginal fee.
- All your guests will compliment you on this venue – one of the highlights for us was knowing our guests enjoyed the premises and will remember it.
Cons
- If you have more than 100 guests and want an indoor dinner, you will probably have to split them up into 2 rooms. We had 80 guests and everybody fit very comfortably in the main dining room. But over 100 would be too squishy in the one room.
- There is no A/C due to the historic nature of the building. The Saturday evening in May that we got married was unusually hot and humid and A/C definitely would have been nice. However, the Cloisters staff is prepared for this and has high-powered fans blowing throughout to keep the building relatively cool. However, it did get a bit stuffy during the dancing. The fans can also be noisy and were a little distracting during one of the toasts (the speaker was on the more soft-spoken side).
- Email is not the best way to get in touch with staff – definitely pick up the phone and leave a message if needed.
We had our wedding here and it was an absolute dream come true -- this is definitely one of the most unique venues in Read more...
We had our wedding here and it was an absolute dream come true -- this is definitely one of the most unique venues in Maryland. Below are some pros and cons to consider (the pros far outweigh the cons):
Pros
- Gorgeous, private setting – there is honestly too much to say here. Definitely go to an open house or schedule an appointment to visit so you can see for yourself.
- If you planned on an outdoor ceremony but rain strikes (you never know!), you will be pleased with the backup indoor location (the main dining room has a magnificent chapel that can serve as the background for your ceremony).
- Ability to select your own caterer (from an approved list) including ones that allow you to purchase your own liquor (we saved tons of money with this option, more than making up for the relatively higher
- Can rent a whole extra hour of event time for a marginal fee.
- All your guests will compliment you on this venue – one of the highlights for us was knowing our guests enjoyed the premises and will remember it.
Cons
- If you have more than 100 guests and want an indoor dinner, you will probably have to split them up into 2 rooms. We had 80 guests and everybody fit very comfortably in the main dining room. But over 100 would be too squishy in the one room.
- There is no A/C due to the historic nature of the building. The Saturday evening in May that we got married was unusually hot and humid and A/C definitely would have been nice. However, the Cloisters staff is prepared for this and has high-powered fans blowing throughout to keep the building relatively cool. However, it did get a bit stuffy during the dancing. The fans can also be noisy and were a little distracting during one of the toasts (the speaker was on the more soft-spoken side).
- Email is not the best way to get in touch with staff – definitely pick up the phone and leave a message if needed. Read less
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Kate
Wedding:
1/3/2015
4.8/5.0
The Cloisters was the first place we visited as a potential wedding venue, and though my Mom dragged me to about 10 more, my heart was set on it from the moment I saw it. So many guests commented on what a great place it is. It has so much character and charm. If you are having a small enough wedding, I couldn't recommend it more!

The Cloisters' staff was great. The only slight loss of "stars" is due to a slow return on phone calls and e-mails but luckily it never became a serious issue. However, they were extremely accommodating in allowing flexible drop off times for our decorations and extending our set up time (for a small fee) on the day of the wedding.

Overall, a great choice!
The Cloisters was the first place we visited as a potential wedding venue, and though my Mom dragged me to about 10 more, Read more...
The Cloisters was the first place we visited as a potential wedding venue, and though my Mom dragged me to about 10 more, my heart was set on it from the moment I saw it. So many guests commented on what a great place it is. It has so much character and charm. If you are having a small enough wedding, I couldn't recommend it more!

The Cloisters' staff was great. The only slight loss of "stars" is due to a slow return on phone calls and e-mails but luckily it never became a serious issue. However, they were extremely accommodating in allowing flexible drop off times for our decorations and extending our set up time (for a small fee) on the day of the wedding.

Overall, a great choice! Read less
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Elyse
Wedding:
11/2/2014
4.8/5.0
The Cloisters was the perfect venue for our fall wedding. We got engaged in January and knew we wanted a fall wedding so we were in a bit of a scramble to nail down a venue before they were all booked up. Annie at The Cloisters sat down with me at an open house and let me put a hold on a day without a deposit while I discussed it with my then fiance. Because he wasn't able to join me at the open house, they let us in the following weekend before a scheduled event and gave us a private tour which I thought was so nice and accomodating. Keep in mind that it isn't heated or air conditioned but the temp inside was perfect on our wedding day (it was 45 degrees that day). We had a little over 100 guests and everyone was perfectly comfortable and we were able to seat everyone in one room. I loved that the building itself is ornate and beautiful that we didn't need to do much in the way of decor. They were really helpful on the day with setting up and made themselves available for questions/general support. I gave 4 out of 5 for responsiveness because it was sometimes difficult to get an e-mail response. They nearly always answered the phone though and if not, would call back fairly quickly. I got a great deal for having our wedding on Sunday as well! Much cheaper than anywhere else we priced, plus, you have the whole place for the day while other local venues will schedule multiple events per day. Overall, they were easy to work with and we were very happy with our choice.
The Cloisters was the perfect venue for our fall wedding. We got engaged in January and knew we wanted a fall wedding so Read more...
The Cloisters was the perfect venue for our fall wedding. We got engaged in January and knew we wanted a fall wedding so we were in a bit of a scramble to nail down a venue before they were all booked up. Annie at The Cloisters sat down with me at an open house and let me put a hold on a day without a deposit while I discussed it with my then fiance. Because he wasn't able to join me at the open house, they let us in the following weekend before a scheduled event and gave us a private tour which I thought was so nice and accomodating. Keep in mind that it isn't heated or air conditioned but the temp inside was perfect on our wedding day (it was 45 degrees that day). We had a little over 100 guests and everyone was perfectly comfortable and we were able to seat everyone in one room. I loved that the building itself is ornate and beautiful that we didn't need to do much in the way of decor. They were really helpful on the day with setting up and made themselves available for questions/general support. I gave 4 out of 5 for responsiveness because it was sometimes difficult to get an e-mail response. They nearly always answered the phone though and if not, would call back fairly quickly. I got a great deal for having our wedding on Sunday as well! Much cheaper than anywhere else we priced, plus, you have the whole place for the day while other local venues will schedule multiple events per day. Overall, they were easy to work with and we were very happy with our choice. Read less
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Danielle
Wedding:
9/27/2014
3.9/5.0
The Cloisters was a beautiful wedding venue. The weather was perfect for a September wedding. The bride and groom suite was so nice to have a place to get ready in. The Garden was perfect for the ceremony. I really enjoyed looking out the window at the guests in the Garden before walking down the aisle. I am in love with the spiral staircase. The chapel was the perfect place for displaying our cake. This wedding venue is so grand and was perfect for our rustic wedding.
The Cloisters was a beautiful wedding venue. The weather was perfect for a September wedding. The bride and groom suite Read more...
The Cloisters was a beautiful wedding venue. The weather was perfect for a September wedding. The bride and groom suite was so nice to have a place to get ready in. The Garden was perfect for the ceremony. I really enjoyed looking out the window at the guests in the Garden before walking down the aisle. I am in love with the spiral staircase. The chapel was the perfect place for displaying our cake. This wedding venue is so grand and was perfect for our rustic wedding. Read less
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Bonnie
Wedding:
7/12/2014
5.0/5.0
The Cloisters Castle was the perfect venue for our wedding. When we first went to the open house, we knew we had to have our wedding here. The castle, the garden and the windmill are all gorgeous. I couldn't imagine having our wedding anywhere else. Annie walked us through the contract and the staff was very helpful on the day of.
The Cloisters Castle was the perfect venue for our wedding. When we first went to the open house, we knew we had to have Read more...
The Cloisters Castle was the perfect venue for our wedding. When we first went to the open house, we knew we had to have our wedding here. The castle, the garden and the windmill are all gorgeous. I couldn't imagine having our wedding anywhere else. Annie walked us through the contract and the staff was very helpful on the day of. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
2.0/5.0
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