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The Cloisters

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

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Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We booked the Cloisters a year and a half before our wedding date. It was the first decision that we made, and definitely one of the two most important things (food from Zeffert and Gold was #2 - amazing!) that made our wedding so wonderful.

The Cloisters is a great change from standard big, open, event halls. The building has so much character, that guests can roam around during any part of the wedding just to take it all in. We were worried about two things once we decided on the Cloisters. One, we wanted all of our guests to sit in one area and not be split up among the rooms, and two, the Cloisters doesn't have air conditioning.

Neither of these things were an issue when the day came. We had 110 guests and used the room with the stage for all of our guests to dine, and it was plenty of room. We had our bridal party scattered with close family and us on the stage at three tables, and it worked out perfectly for speeches and the blessing and to keep those people close to us. Plus, since we were all on the stage, people could easily see for the toasts, etc. The temperature was around 83, and the Cloisters does not have air conditioning, but they do have fans. They also have the beautiful Cloister Garden (where we did our ceremony) that you can put a few high top tables in so that guests can go outside as well. The one period where it was getting warm inside, we walked outside and it was beautiful and everyone was mingling checking out the garden and the different areas outside and inside. Five minutes later we were back inside and I honestly never thought about the temperature again. We made the room in front of the dining area the dance floor, and it worked great for our guests.

I think picking the Cloisters as our venue made our wedding extra special. It was such a 'different' place that guests were really interested in it and so many of our guests took pictures of themselves in the different areas. Annie is great to work with as well!
We booked the Cloisters a year and a half before our wedding date. It was the first decision that we made, and definitely Read more...
We booked the Cloisters a year and a half before our wedding date. It was the first decision that we made, and definitely one of the two most important things (food from Zeffert and Gold was #2 - amazing!) that made our wedding so wonderful.

The Cloisters is a great change from standard big, open, event halls. The building has so much character, that guests can roam around during any part of the wedding just to take it all in. We were worried about two things once we decided on the Cloisters. One, we wanted all of our guests to sit in one area and not be split up among the rooms, and two, the Cloisters doesn't have air conditioning.

Neither of these things were an issue when the day came. We had 110 guests and used the room with the stage for all of our guests to dine, and it was plenty of room. We had our bridal party scattered with close family and us on the stage at three tables, and it worked out perfectly for speeches and the blessing and to keep those people close to us. Plus, since we were all on the stage, people could easily see for the toasts, etc. The temperature was around 83, and the Cloisters does not have air conditioning, but they do have fans. They also have the beautiful Cloister Garden (where we did our ceremony) that you can put a few high top tables in so that guests can go outside as well. The one period where it was getting warm inside, we walked outside and it was beautiful and everyone was mingling checking out the garden and the different areas outside and inside. Five minutes later we were back inside and I honestly never thought about the temperature again. We made the room in front of the dining area the dance floor, and it worked great for our guests.

I think picking the Cloisters as our venue made our wedding extra special. It was such a 'different' place that guests were really interested in it and so many of our guests took pictures of themselves in the different areas. Annie is great to work with as well! 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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Megan
Wedding:
4/11/2014
4.5/5.0
My husband and I checked out about 10 venues before we fell in love with The Cloisters. It is beautiful inside and out, and perfect for breath-taking photographs! Our friends and family loved it, as well. You can't help but feel romantic here, but even some of the men in my family who are in construction were talking to me afterwards about how much they were interested in the construction and architecture (completely unexpected!).

There are plenty of open houses, and they are pretty good about letting you visit and check everything out. We did several times in the months before our wedding. It's also how we met and chose some of our vendors. Annie and Kimmy are very nice, and will respond to phone calls (less quickly to emails). They are pretty strict on all of their policies and do not negotiate prices at all. We ended up buying an extra hour to make sure we had enough time for the reception since we booked on a Friday evening. The price isn't bad for the size and aesthetic appeal of everything, but it isn't cheap either. We definitely encouraged exploration since we didn't want to waste all of the space/rooms on the second and third floor. We did a "scavenger hunt" type activity with trivia about us to invite everyone to check everything out.

The staff was excellent for our rehearsal and wedding. They made sure we had everything we needed, unlocked all of the doors we used, and then kind of stayed out of the way. They and the caterer helped clean up and even carried multiple loads to our cars at the end of the night.
My husband and I checked out about 10 venues before we fell in love with The Cloisters. It is beautiful inside and out, Read more...
My husband and I checked out about 10 venues before we fell in love with The Cloisters. It is beautiful inside and out, and perfect for breath-taking photographs! Our friends and family loved it, as well. You can't help but feel romantic here, but even some of the men in my family who are in construction were talking to me afterwards about how much they were interested in the construction and architecture (completely unexpected!).

There are plenty of open houses, and they are pretty good about letting you visit and check everything out. We did several times in the months before our wedding. It's also how we met and chose some of our vendors. Annie and Kimmy are very nice, and will respond to phone calls (less quickly to emails). They are pretty strict on all of their policies and do not negotiate prices at all. We ended up buying an extra hour to make sure we had enough time for the reception since we booked on a Friday evening. The price isn't bad for the size and aesthetic appeal of everything, but it isn't cheap either. We definitely encouraged exploration since we didn't want to waste all of the space/rooms on the second and third floor. We did a "scavenger hunt" type activity with trivia about us to invite everyone to check everything out.

The staff was excellent for our rehearsal and wedding. They made sure we had everything we needed, unlocked all of the doors we used, and then kind of stayed out of the way. They and the caterer helped clean up and even carried multiple loads to our cars at the end of the night. Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
3/21/2014
5.0/5.0
The Cloisters was perfect! Big & beautiful with so many unique elements! You'll have to see it to believe it! I'd defiantly recommend!
The Cloisters was perfect! Big & beautiful with so many unique elements! You'll have to see it to believe it! I'd Read more...
The Cloisters was perfect! Big & beautiful with so many unique elements! You'll have to see it to believe it! I'd defiantly recommend! Read less
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Matt
Wedding:
11/23/2013
5.0/5.0
The Cloisters Castle is beautiful anytime of year. Trust me, I visited so many open houses that Annie and Kimmie are probably glad our wedding is over. And that was after having booked The Cloisters on our first visit. We instantly knew this was the place for us. The patience through our questions, the laughter and encouragement with advice, and the overall kindness (while firm in expectations) from Annie and Kimmie is to be praised. One reason that we also chose this site is because the property is owned and managed by the Baltimore City Office of Promotions and Arts. So proceeds from this go to Artscape and other events that we support. Our guests could not stop talking about the venue and yours would love it too.
The Cloisters Castle is beautiful anytime of year. Trust me, I visited so many open houses that Annie and Kimmie are Read more...
The Cloisters Castle is beautiful anytime of year. Trust me, I visited so many open houses that Annie and Kimmie are probably glad our wedding is over. And that was after having booked The Cloisters on our first visit. We instantly knew this was the place for us. The patience through our questions, the laughter and encouragement with advice, and the overall kindness (while firm in expectations) from Annie and Kimmie is to be praised. One reason that we also chose this site is because the property is owned and managed by the Baltimore City Office of Promotions and Arts. So proceeds from this go to Artscape and other events that we support. Our guests could not stop talking about the venue and yours would love it too. Read less
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Sue
Wedding:
10/27/2013
5.0/5.0
You just know when something feels right ..... when we walked into the Cloisters Castle for the first time and were greeted by Annie, we knew this was the place for our wedding. The venue is beautiful and offers so much flexibility for both large and small weddings. It's really the kind of place where the pictures on the website don't do it justice - you have to see it in person to appreciate how spectacular it truly is. We had a beautiful, sunny fall day that created incredible opportunities for truly unique pictures. Annie and her staff fulfilled all of our expectations and delivered on exactly what was promised. All of our family and friends were amazed at the beauty of the castle and our photographer captured so many original pictures from that day. One of the best features of the castle is the kids room. We had 12 kids at our wedding (3 of our own) and the kids room upstairs provided a place for little ones to sit, relax and watch a movie. What a great benefit that was to have a place for the kids to go while waiting for the ceremony to start and during the reception when the adults were still eating. If we could do it all over again, we'd choose the Cloisters Castle again.
You just know when something feels right ..... when we walked into the Cloisters Castle for the first time and were Read more...
You just know when something feels right ..... when we walked into the Cloisters Castle for the first time and were greeted by Annie, we knew this was the place for our wedding. The venue is beautiful and offers so much flexibility for both large and small weddings. It's really the kind of place where the pictures on the website don't do it justice - you have to see it in person to appreciate how spectacular it truly is. We had a beautiful, sunny fall day that created incredible opportunities for truly unique pictures. Annie and her staff fulfilled all of our expectations and delivered on exactly what was promised. All of our family and friends were amazed at the beauty of the castle and our photographer captured so many original pictures from that day. One of the best features of the castle is the kids room. We had 12 kids at our wedding (3 of our own) and the kids room upstairs provided a place for little ones to sit, relax and watch a movie. What a great benefit that was to have a place for the kids to go while waiting for the ceremony to start and during the reception when the adults were still eating. If we could do it all over again, we'd choose the Cloisters Castle again. Read less
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Leah
Wedding:
10/4/2013
4.8/5.0
We worked primarily with Annie, and she was really great. The only issue was that sometimes we had to follow up emails with phone calls for a response. Overall, they were very accommodating with everything we asked. The venue itself is so wonderful! Our guests were happily exploring the castle. We didn't need very many decorations because the castle is so pretty. It was unseasonably warm on our wedding day, and without anyone asking, they opened up the doors and had fans running.
We worked primarily with Annie, and she was really great. The only issue was that sometimes we had to follow up emails Read more...
We worked primarily with Annie, and she was really great. The only issue was that sometimes we had to follow up emails with phone calls for a response. Overall, they were very accommodating with everything we asked. The venue itself is so wonderful! Our guests were happily exploring the castle. We didn't need very many decorations because the castle is so pretty. It was unseasonably warm on our wedding day, and without anyone asking, they opened up the doors and had fans running. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.9/5.0
The Cloisters is an absolutely stunning place to get married. Everyone I’ve talked to from our wedding commented about how amazing and unique the Cloisters was. From the suits of armor to the windmill, to the building itself, it really makes for a special place. We looked at one other place after looking at the Cloisters and it didn’t even come close. If you are looking for a unique place to get married, then the Cloisters should be at the top of your list!
The Cloisters is an absolutely stunning place to get married. Everyone I’ve talked to from our wedding commented about how Read more...
The Cloisters is an absolutely stunning place to get married. Everyone I’ve talked to from our wedding commented about how amazing and unique the Cloisters was. From the suits of armor to the windmill, to the building itself, it really makes for a special place. We looked at one other place after looking at the Cloisters and it didn’t even come close. If you are looking for a unique place to get married, then the Cloisters should be at the top of your list! Read less
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