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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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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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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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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
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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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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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Annie and her staff were amazing... Our wedding was perfect in every way.. The gardens were lovely and staff was gracious during our event.. I reccomended the castle highly
Annie and her staff were amazing... Our wedding was perfect in every way.. The gardens were lovely and staff was gracious Read more...
Annie and her staff were amazing... Our wedding was perfect in every way.. The gardens were lovely and staff was gracious during our event.. I reccomended the castle highly Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Ahhhhh... Cloisters. I was recommended this location by a friend who wasn't able to have her wedding here due to too many guests (much above 50 and you have to split into two rooms, which gets a little awkward). With her advice, I didn't even bother looking into other venues, and booked Cloisters immediately. What a happy decision! The staff was awesome and supportive, and really, you can't beat the venue. If you're like me, and hate DIY nonsense, you don't even have to worry about decorating because it's already so beautiful. You do need a relatively small wedding, and have to be willing to deal with a little heat if you get married in full summer as I did (no A/C), but I loved having my wedding here and would recommend it to anyone.
Ahhhhh... Cloisters. I was recommended this location by a friend who wasn't able to have her wedding here due to too many Read more...
Ahhhhh... Cloisters. I was recommended this location by a friend who wasn't able to have her wedding here due to too many guests (much above 50 and you have to split into two rooms, which gets a little awkward). With her advice, I didn't even bother looking into other venues, and booked Cloisters immediately. What a happy decision! The staff was awesome and supportive, and really, you can't beat the venue. If you're like me, and hate DIY nonsense, you don't even have to worry about decorating because it's already so beautiful. You do need a relatively small wedding, and have to be willing to deal with a little heat if you get married in full summer as I did (no A/C), but I loved having my wedding here and would recommend it to anyone. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
7/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Our wedding at The Cloisters was absolutely spectacular! Our guests couldn't stop commenting on how neat a venue it was. The location is really wonderful, and The Cloisters staff are fantastic to work with. We made several trips there for different tours or to measure things, and every time we were greeted warmly. The staff is professional and very helpful. They made sure our event ran smoothly, we didn't have to worry about a thing. Having our wedding at The Cloisters made the day even more special.
Our wedding at The Cloisters was absolutely spectacular! Our guests couldn't stop commenting on how neat a venue it was. Read more...
Our wedding at The Cloisters was absolutely spectacular! Our guests couldn't stop commenting on how neat a venue it was. The location is really wonderful, and The Cloisters staff are fantastic to work with. We made several trips there for different tours or to measure things, and every time we were greeted warmly. The staff is professional and very helpful. They made sure our event ran smoothly, we didn't have to worry about a thing. Having our wedding at The Cloisters made the day even more special. Read less
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Sherry
Wedding:
5/5/2013
5.0/5.0
This is such a unique and beautiful venue. All our guests Loved it and kept asking how we found such an awesome place. We loved the venue - it was Perfect. Kimi is a doll to worth with - thank you!!
This is such a unique and beautiful venue. All our guests Loved it and kept asking how we found such an awesome place. We Read more...
This is such a unique and beautiful venue. All our guests Loved it and kept asking how we found such an awesome place. We loved the venue - it was Perfect. Kimi is a doll to worth with - thank you!! Read less
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