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The Walters Art Museum

Baltimore , MD

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600 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD US 21201 (map)
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The Walters Art Museum provides one of the most sophisticated settings in Baltimore for your wedding. This exceptional setting transforms the ordinary to the extraordinary by creating an... Read more
The Walters Art Museum provides one of the most sophisticated settings in Baltimore for your wedding. This exceptional setting transforms the ordinary to the extraordinary by creating an unforgettable setting for your wedding ceremony and reception. A famed Maryland wedding location, our elegant Sculpture Court is one of several sites that the Walters offers to make your special day the most memorable event for you, your friends, and your family.

From an intimate wedding for 50 to a grand affair for 200, the Walters has the space for you. The Walters staff is here to make sure your wedding is everything you had hoped it to be and will work closely with all of your vendors to ensure each detail is covered from when you walk through the door to when you are whisked away at the end of the night.

Come see what the Walters has to offer! To schedule a visit please contact Heather Poff, Rentals Coordinator. Read less
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Anonymous
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Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I fell in love with many DC museum venues, but not the price tag. We lucked out in finding this gem that literally blew our guests away. They leave museum rooms open for your guests for the cocktail hour and reception, and the sculpture court is absolutely stunning. We couldn't be happier with this venue and have zero negative things to say about it. We worked with Heather Poff, the event coordinator, and she was great as well. We also go our uplighting through the venue and recommend it because it just added something extra. People kept asking us how we found such a beautiful venue and that they loved everything about the experience!
I fell in love with many DC museum venues, but not the price tag. We lucked out in finding this gem that literally blew Read more...
I fell in love with many DC museum venues, but not the price tag. We lucked out in finding this gem that literally blew our guests away. They leave museum rooms open for your guests for the cocktail hour and reception, and the sculpture court is absolutely stunning. We couldn't be happier with this venue and have zero negative things to say about it. We worked with Heather Poff, the event coordinator, and she was great as well. We also go our uplighting through the venue and recommend it because it just added something extra. People kept asking us how we found such a beautiful venue and that they loved everything about the experience! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
I had my wedding reception in the sculpture garden at the Walters Art Museum and it was exquisite! I could not have been happier with the venue. It was a beautiful backdrop and we have received countless compliments. Heather, the events coordinator, was delightful to work with. She was accommodating and helpful throughout our planning process. She was 8-9 months pregnant at our wedding but she hosted with a smile on her face the whole time. The sculpture garden was the perfect size for our 120 guests.
I had my wedding reception in the sculpture garden at the Walters Art Museum and it was exquisite! I could not have been Read more...
I had my wedding reception in the sculpture garden at the Walters Art Museum and it was exquisite! I could not have been happier with the venue. It was a beautiful backdrop and we have received countless compliments. Heather, the events coordinator, was delightful to work with. She was accommodating and helpful throughout our planning process. She was 8-9 months pregnant at our wedding but she hosted with a smile on her face the whole time. The sculpture garden was the perfect size for our 120 guests. Read less
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Liz
Wedding:
7/14/2012
5.0/5.0
The Walter's is an amazing venue! The walls are a very pale yellow and therefore compliment all colors. For my wedding, I chose all white, with gold accents and just a few purple flowers. Against the beauty of the museum. it was BEAUTIFUL! The wedding was elegant, sophisticated...truly gorgeous! Heather Poff at the museum is also so accommodating and helpful. She did a great job and was a pleasure to work with...my husband and I (just married!) highly recommend the venue.
The Walter's is an amazing venue! The walls are a very pale yellow and therefore compliment all colors. For my wedding, I Read more...
The Walter's is an amazing venue! The walls are a very pale yellow and therefore compliment all colors. For my wedding, I chose all white, with gold accents and just a few purple flowers. Against the beauty of the museum. it was BEAUTIFUL! The wedding was elegant, sophisticated...truly gorgeous! Heather Poff at the museum is also so accommodating and helpful. She did a great job and was a pleasure to work with...my husband and I (just married!) highly recommend the venue. Read less
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Thank you so much Liz! It was wonderful working with you to make your wedding everything you had hoped it to be.
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Jennie
Wedding:
3/31/2012
5.0/5.0
Having our wedding at the Walters was the best decision we made for our wedding. The scenery, ambiance and art made such a huge difference for all of our photos and it provided such a warm environment for our guests. The guests loved that they could explore the galleries during the cocktail hour/reception and all of the displayed sculptures and artwork provided such excellent decoration. It was just SO pretty! Additionally, the Walters & catering staff were so helpful and very on top of the event the whole time. As the bride, I did not stress out at all during the wedding ceremony & reception because the Walters coordinator & catering coordinator had it covered! It was a pleasure working with them. They get a 5/5 stars for all categories because they truly were amazing to work with. It was the best day of our lives!
Having our wedding at the Walters was the best decision we made for our wedding. The scenery, ambiance and art made such a Read more...
Having our wedding at the Walters was the best decision we made for our wedding. The scenery, ambiance and art made such a huge difference for all of our photos and it provided such a warm environment for our guests. The guests loved that they could explore the galleries during the cocktail hour/reception and all of the displayed sculptures and artwork provided such excellent decoration. It was just SO pretty! Additionally, the Walters & catering staff were so helpful and very on top of the event the whole time. As the bride, I did not stress out at all during the wedding ceremony & reception because the Walters coordinator & catering coordinator had it covered! It was a pleasure working with them. They get a 5/5 stars for all categories because they truly were amazing to work with. It was the best day of our lives! Read less
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The Walters Art Museum responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much Jennie and Chao-Kang! It was so much fun working with the two of you and I wish you both a lifetime of happiness.
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Kathryn
Wedding:
4/30/2011
5.0/5.0
Pricey, but worth the cost. The beautiful space speaks for itself when you see it. We had both our ceremony and reception here.

Heather Poff, the rental manager, was amazing. She stepped in to be a coordinator the day of and helped us walk our paces through rehearsal. She really acted like a wedding planner and made sure everything went smoothly, and I can't thank her enough for that after our wedding planner bailed on us. She is very personable and down to earth, and stuck to the rules of the museum. Biggest rule some might not like is the no red liquids, but we didn't care about having red wine and our guests enjoyed everything else we provided. Heather really made us feel at ease and we were truly thankful that she was there. Working with someone who is friendly and accommodating can make all the difference.
Pricey, but worth the cost. The beautiful space speaks for itself when you see it. We had both our ceremony and reception Read more...
Pricey, but worth the cost. The beautiful space speaks for itself when you see it. We had both our ceremony and reception here.

Heather Poff, the rental manager, was amazing. She stepped in to be a coordinator the day of and helped us walk our paces through rehearsal. She really acted like a wedding planner and made sure everything went smoothly, and I can't thank her enough for that after our wedding planner bailed on us. She is very personable and down to earth, and stuck to the rules of the museum. Biggest rule some might not like is the no red liquids, but we didn't care about having red wine and our guests enjoyed everything else we provided. Heather really made us feel at ease and we were truly thankful that she was there. Working with someone who is friendly and accommodating can make all the difference. Read less
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Mother of the Bride
Wedding:
9/4/2010
5.0/5.0
We had both the ceremony and the reception at the Walters Art Museum. The ceremony was in front of a beautiful medieval altar piece and the guests perused the Medieval Gallery during the cocktail hour. It was a privilege to have the wedding among these priceless work of art. Dinner and dancing were in the magnificent classical Sculpture Court. We had soft tinted lighting but kept decorations to a minimum. How could anything be more elegant than the art itself? It was really magical. Many of our guests were from Europe and were amazed to find such a magnificent art collection in Baltimore. The staff were very professional and protective of the art works but also very kind and helpful. Mr. Zimmerman, who is in charge of the use of the museum for private parties, is very knowledgable and has much good advice about how to make the best use of the beautiful space.
We had both the ceremony and the reception at the Walters Art Museum. The ceremony was in front of a beautiful medieval Read more...
We had both the ceremony and the reception at the Walters Art Museum. The ceremony was in front of a beautiful medieval altar piece and the guests perused the Medieval Gallery during the cocktail hour. It was a privilege to have the wedding among these priceless work of art. Dinner and dancing were in the magnificent classical Sculpture Court. We had soft tinted lighting but kept decorations to a minimum. How could anything be more elegant than the art itself? It was really magical. Many of our guests were from Europe and were amazed to find such a magnificent art collection in Baltimore. The staff were very professional and protective of the art works but also very kind and helpful. Mr. Zimmerman, who is in charge of the use of the museum for private parties, is very knowledgable and has much good advice about how to make the best use of the beautiful space. Read less
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HeatherK
Wedding:
5/3/2014
4.9/5.0
The Walters Art Museum was a beautiful venue for our wedding reception. We had a wonderful celebration that we will remember for a lifetime. My only critique since the Walters Art Museum was fantastic will hopefully only serve to improve the experience a miniscule more for a future client. This suggestion would be to have a point person at the museum available for each vendor to interact with upon arrival. We had multiple vendors arriving over a few hour time period, and perhaps we are at fault and should have found out in advance how to make this process seamless, but it seemed to possibly create some confusion among a few of our vendors. However, overall, as previously mentioned, our wedding was spectacular.
The Walters Art Museum was a beautiful venue for our wedding reception. We had a wonderful celebration that we will Read more...
The Walters Art Museum was a beautiful venue for our wedding reception. We had a wonderful celebration that we will remember for a lifetime. My only critique since the Walters Art Museum was fantastic will hopefully only serve to improve the experience a miniscule more for a future client. This suggestion would be to have a point person at the museum available for each vendor to interact with upon arrival. We had multiple vendors arriving over a few hour time period, and perhaps we are at fault and should have found out in advance how to make this process seamless, but it seemed to possibly create some confusion among a few of our vendors. However, overall, as previously mentioned, our wedding was spectacular. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.9/5.0
Simply the most beautiful space imaginable; and Heather Poff the event coordinater is awesome- we didnt have a wedding planner and didnt need one thanks to her guidance and support. Everyone in Baltimore should get married there :)
Simply the most beautiful space imaginable; and Heather Poff the event coordinater is awesome- we didnt have a wedding Read more...
Simply the most beautiful space imaginable; and Heather Poff the event coordinater is awesome- we didnt have a wedding planner and didnt need one thanks to her guidance and support. Everyone in Baltimore should get married there :) Read less
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MCook
Wedding:
7/22/2011
4.9/5.0
We LOVED the Walters. My original feeling was that it was a bit pricey to rent the space, when everything from chairs to plates needed to be brought in. In addition, the column lighting needed to be rented, (but really added a lot to the feel). However, they ARE a free museum AND your guests have the added bonus of browsing the same-floor galleries during both the cocktail hour and reception, which added elegance. Also museum guards stay with the gift table.
Note: red wines and sauces are not allowed.
We LOVED the Walters. My original feeling was that it was a bit pricey to rent the space, when everything from chairs to Read more...
We LOVED the Walters. My original feeling was that it was a bit pricey to rent the space, when everything from chairs to plates needed to be brought in. In addition, the column lighting needed to be rented, (but really added a lot to the feel). However, they ARE a free museum AND your guests have the added bonus of browsing the same-floor galleries during both the cocktail hour and reception, which added elegance. Also museum guards stay with the gift table.
Note: red wines and sauces are not allowed. Read less
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TC
Wedding:
10/26/2013
4.8/5.0
My fiancee and I were looking at another venue up the street and decided to pop into the Walters. As soon as I walked up the steps and saw the Sculpture Court, I knew we had found our venue. It is elegant and just stunning. The space is a gorgeous setting for a wedding with real "wow" factor.
A few of the galleries were open for our guests to visit during the wedding. we had our ceremony and reception in the Sculpture court with our cocktail hour in the Map Room.

Heather was great to work with. She was a true professional on the day of the wedding and helped to make it all run smoothly. we enjoyed our wedding and didn't have to worry about a thing.

One thing to keep in mind is that there are some restrictions on food/drink and floral design because it is a museum so you may have to change some of your plans based on the rules of the museum. That being said, I would choose the Walters again and couldn't have picked a better venue for our wedding. It was just amazing!
My fiancee and I were looking at another venue up the street and decided to pop into the Walters. As soon as I walked up Read more...
My fiancee and I were looking at another venue up the street and decided to pop into the Walters. As soon as I walked up the steps and saw the Sculpture Court, I knew we had found our venue. It is elegant and just stunning. The space is a gorgeous setting for a wedding with real "wow" factor.
A few of the galleries were open for our guests to visit during the wedding. we had our ceremony and reception in the Sculpture court with our cocktail hour in the Map Room.

Heather was great to work with. She was a true professional on the day of the wedding and helped to make it all run smoothly. we enjoyed our wedding and didn't have to worry about a thing.

One thing to keep in mind is that there are some restrictions on food/drink and floral design because it is a museum so you may have to change some of your plans based on the rules of the museum. That being said, I would choose the Walters again and couldn't have picked a better venue for our wedding. It was just amazing! Read less
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Tamara
Wedding:
11/19/2011
4.8/5.0
The Walter’s Art Museum pretty much speaks for itself; it is an amazing and elegant venue. I had my cocktail hour and reception there in November 2011. My guests were able to go through the galleries throughout the reception. Everything was just beautiful. Heather Poff was absolutely delightful to work with. She made sure that we were well informed on all the rules and regulation of the museum. She had no problems working with my planner, Kelley of Kelley Cannon Events. The night of my wedding she was there to liaison with the museum staff and Kelley. The Walter’s is an amazing venue for a wedding, yes it is pricey however for the full access to the museum it is worth every penny.
The Walter’s Art Museum pretty much speaks for itself; it is an amazing and elegant venue. I had my cocktail hour and Read more...
The Walter’s Art Museum pretty much speaks for itself; it is an amazing and elegant venue. I had my cocktail hour and reception there in November 2011. My guests were able to go through the galleries throughout the reception. Everything was just beautiful. Heather Poff was absolutely delightful to work with. She made sure that we were well informed on all the rules and regulation of the museum. She had no problems working with my planner, Kelley of Kelley Cannon Events. The night of my wedding she was there to liaison with the museum staff and Kelley. The Walter’s is an amazing venue for a wedding, yes it is pricey however for the full access to the museum it is worth every penny. Read less
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Amanda Tisler
Wedding:
5/14/2011
4.8/5.0
The Walters Art Museum was exactly what we dreamed it would be. It was beautiful and unique and our guests were thoroughly entertained with the exhibits that were open during the cocktail hour.
The space was more than adequate and comes predecorated of course! Robert Zimmerman was an absolute pleasure to work with. He was fun and friendly and still very professional. He was not very flexible with the rules (no runner, no red wines, etc.) but that was to be expected for this type of venue and did not effect the wedding overall in the least. I will suggest to any couple considering the Walters, wear cotton or other breathable light material. The Walters needs to keep the museum at a certain temperature and humidity level for preservation purposes, and was not able to turn the ac higher when it got a little warm later that night, for the same reason. Again, this did not really effect any opinion about the Walters being a sincerely wonderful venue.
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The Walters Art Museum was exactly what we dreamed it would be. It was beautiful and unique and our guests were thoroughly Read more...
The Walters Art Museum was exactly what we dreamed it would be. It was beautiful and unique and our guests were thoroughly entertained with the exhibits that were open during the cocktail hour.
The space was more than adequate and comes predecorated of course! Robert Zimmerman was an absolute pleasure to work with. He was fun and friendly and still very professional. He was not very flexible with the rules (no runner, no red wines, etc.) but that was to be expected for this type of venue and did not effect the wedding overall in the least. I will suggest to any couple considering the Walters, wear cotton or other breathable light material. The Walters needs to keep the museum at a certain temperature and humidity level for preservation purposes, and was not able to turn the ac higher when it got a little warm later that night, for the same reason. Again, this did not really effect any opinion about the Walters being a sincerely wonderful venue.
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Yulia
Wedding:
8/1/2010
4.8/5.0
We were looking for the perfect venue for our wedding and reception, and The Walters Art Museum was just that. Many of our guests commented about how beautiful the location is, and enjoyed visiting some of the exhibits that were kept open during the cocktail hour and reception. Overall, we were extremely pleased with how the entire day went. We dealt extensively with Robert Zimmerman, the rental manager at the museum. He was very helpful during the entire planning process. He went out of his way to accommodate us and arranged for us to take photos in areas of the museum that were closed. The museum has specific regulations that need to be kept in mind (ie, no red wine is permitted), but our guests didn't even notice.
We were looking for the perfect venue for our wedding and reception, and The Walters Art Museum was just that. Many of our Read more...
We were looking for the perfect venue for our wedding and reception, and The Walters Art Museum was just that. Many of our guests commented about how beautiful the location is, and enjoyed visiting some of the exhibits that were kept open during the cocktail hour and reception. Overall, we were extremely pleased with how the entire day went. We dealt extensively with Robert Zimmerman, the rental manager at the museum. He was very helpful during the entire planning process. He went out of his way to accommodate us and arranged for us to take photos in areas of the museum that were closed. The museum has specific regulations that need to be kept in mind (ie, no red wine is permitted), but our guests didn't even notice. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
9/17/2011
4.6/5.0
I never thought I would have a dream wedding in a beautiful museum venue but that's exactly what happened at the Walters! My cousin had her wedding there a few years before and I loved it back then too. Our guests, mostly from NYC and out of town, loved the venue and the open galleries on both sides of the Sculpture Court. It is really a spectacular venue. What makes having a wedding there even more amazing is the Rental Coordinator, Heather Poff. She is amazing. Not only is she fun, cheery and enthusiastic, she is also really helpful and accommodating about everything. She was there on the night of the wedding and it was really a great feeling to be able to touch base with her here and there and to guage how everything was going. She always has a smile on her face and she will go to bat for you for anything you need. We really really enjoyed working with Heather. She made a stressful night so much less stressful. She made the entire night that much more relaxing and fun. We LOVE Heather.

There are some strict rules about the Museum, mainly no RED foods or drinks. That means no red wine, no cranberry juice. There are some strict rules about the speakers and the placement of the speakers and there is also some rules about height of candles etc. It's a Museum with white marble floors so these rules are understandable but they do have specific restrictions. Luckily our other vendors have worked there so we didn't have any issues.
I never thought I would have a dream wedding in a beautiful museum venue but that's exactly what happened at the Walters! Read more...
I never thought I would have a dream wedding in a beautiful museum venue but that's exactly what happened at the Walters! My cousin had her wedding there a few years before and I loved it back then too. Our guests, mostly from NYC and out of town, loved the venue and the open galleries on both sides of the Sculpture Court. It is really a spectacular venue. What makes having a wedding there even more amazing is the Rental Coordinator, Heather Poff. She is amazing. Not only is she fun, cheery and enthusiastic, she is also really helpful and accommodating about everything. She was there on the night of the wedding and it was really a great feeling to be able to touch base with her here and there and to guage how everything was going. She always has a smile on her face and she will go to bat for you for anything you need. We really really enjoyed working with Heather. She made a stressful night so much less stressful. She made the entire night that much more relaxing and fun. We LOVE Heather.

There are some strict rules about the Museum, mainly no RED foods or drinks. That means no red wine, no cranberry juice. There are some strict rules about the speakers and the placement of the speakers and there is also some rules about height of candles etc. It's a Museum with white marble floors so these rules are understandable but they do have specific restrictions. Luckily our other vendors have worked there so we didn't have any issues. Read less
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Sandi
Wedding:
5/5/2012
4.5/5.0
We just got married at the Walters on May 5, 2012. It was such an incredible experience working with Heather Poff and we are so happy that we chose this venue. Our guests raved about the museum the entire night and we are still getting compliments. The only down side would be that the museum is extremely strict and can be a bit of a pain at times to deal with. Regardless, it is worth dealing with their rules to be able to have your wedding at this amazing venue.

We toured so many venues in the Baltimore area and the Walters is BY FAR the most elegant and unique venue in the area.
We just got married at the Walters on May 5, 2012. It was such an incredible experience working with Heather Poff and we Read more...
We just got married at the Walters on May 5, 2012. It was such an incredible experience working with Heather Poff and we are so happy that we chose this venue. Our guests raved about the museum the entire night and we are still getting compliments. The only down side would be that the museum is extremely strict and can be a bit of a pain at times to deal with. Regardless, it is worth dealing with their rules to be able to have your wedding at this amazing venue.

We toured so many venues in the Baltimore area and the Walters is BY FAR the most elegant and unique venue in the area. Read less
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lizzybeth84
Wedding:
10/2/2010
4.4/5.0
Everything was perfect the most beautiful place imaginable to get married. Two downfalls, music cant be to loud because of some of the glass in the building and no red wine because of the beautiful white marble floors!
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Everything was perfect the most beautiful place imaginable to get married. Two downfalls, music cant be to loud because of some of the glass in the building and no red wine because of the beautiful white marble floors! Read less
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Desiree
Wedding:
9/13/2008
4.4/5.0
The Walters is a gorgeous venue for a wedding reception. Our guests were simply "wow-ed". As with any art museum, the "rules" are pretty strict - that was pretty much our only "negative" .
The Walters is a gorgeous venue for a wedding reception. Our guests were simply "wow-ed". As with any art museum, the Read more...
The Walters is a gorgeous venue for a wedding reception. Our guests were simply "wow-ed". As with any art museum, the "rules" are pretty strict - that was pretty much our only "negative" . Read less
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HU_Diva2004
Wedding:
9/11/2010
4.3/5.0
The Walters was our first choice for the wedding venue. It is one of the most beautiful venues in the Baltimore area. Requires little to no decorating because of the art work and how it's set up. The rental manager can be a bit of a challenge to deal with at times, however, he was very kind and helpful the closer it got to the wedding date. My guests loved the event, and I'm very happy we decided to hold our wedding here.
The Walters was our first choice for the wedding venue. It is one of the most beautiful venues in the Baltimore area. Read more...
The Walters was our first choice for the wedding venue. It is one of the most beautiful venues in the Baltimore area. Requires little to no decorating because of the art work and how it's set up. The rental manager can be a bit of a challenge to deal with at times, however, he was very kind and helpful the closer it got to the wedding date. My guests loved the event, and I'm very happy we decided to hold our wedding here. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
11/2/2013
4.0/5.0
Having our wedding at the Walters was such a great decision. It is a beautiful, breath-taking venue that provides such a romantic and sophisticated feel. It has a lot of "rules" since it is such a nice museum but Heather (wedding coordinator) was so easy to work with. She was very responsive to me and my vendors and was very helpful the night of our wedding. I highly recommend this venue to any bride who wants an unforgettable experience :)
Having our wedding at the Walters was such a great decision. It is a beautiful, breath-taking venue that provides such a Read more...
Having our wedding at the Walters was such a great decision. It is a beautiful, breath-taking venue that provides such a romantic and sophisticated feel. It has a lot of "rules" since it is such a nice museum but Heather (wedding coordinator) was so easy to work with. She was very responsive to me and my vendors and was very helpful the night of our wedding. I highly recommend this venue to any bride who wants an unforgettable experience :) Read less
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Milena and Mike
Wedding:
9/5/2010
3.1/5.0
The Walters was our first choice for a wedding site because it is such a beautiful location. The neighborhood surrounding it cannot be beat for Baltimore charm. There is almost no decorating to be done as the Sculpture Garden where the majority of the wedding (minus the cocktail hour) takes place is magnificent. My husband and I have only the best things to say about this venue...Our contact at the Walters, the face and representative of the museum for those throwing events however is as awful a character as you can encounter while planning a wedding. He double booked our date and at the beginning of our relationship was very unresponsive. If that were it, i would overlook his lack of people skills. However he proceeded to tell us in no uncertain terms that he had concerns for the amount of drinking that would go on at our wedding because our families are Russian. After serious conversations with this manager's boss we received an apology.
Afterwards we tried to turn a new leaf and i truly thought we established a nice professional rapport. However this manager never once smiled at our wedding, barked orders at myself and my family when we were walking in for our ceremony and was an overall unpleasant element of the wedding day. The Walters does have an extraordinary amount of rules (sound restrictions, no red liquids, etc), but we thought they were all worth adjusting to. What no couple should have to put up with is rude and exceptionally unprofessional customer service - especially for the price you are paying.
The Walters was our first choice for a wedding site because it is such a beautiful location. The neighborhood surrounding Read more...
The Walters was our first choice for a wedding site because it is such a beautiful location. The neighborhood surrounding it cannot be beat for Baltimore charm. There is almost no decorating to be done as the Sculpture Garden where the majority of the wedding (minus the cocktail hour) takes place is magnificent. My husband and I have only the best things to say about this venue...Our contact at the Walters, the face and representative of the museum for those throwing events however is as awful a character as you can encounter while planning a wedding. He double booked our date and at the beginning of our relationship was very unresponsive. If that were it, i would overlook his lack of people skills. However he proceeded to tell us in no uncertain terms that he had concerns for the amount of drinking that would go on at our wedding because our families are Russian. After serious conversations with this manager's boss we received an apology.
Afterwards we tried to turn a new leaf and i truly thought we established a nice professional rapport. However this manager never once smiled at our wedding, barked orders at myself and my family when we were walking in for our ceremony and was an overall unpleasant element of the wedding day. The Walters does have an extraordinary amount of rules (sound restrictions, no red liquids, etc), but we thought they were all worth adjusting to. What no couple should have to put up with is rude and exceptionally unprofessional customer service - especially for the price you are paying. Read less
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Jordan
Wedding:
7/26/2014
2.9/5.0
The Walters Art Museum was the most beautiful venue for our wedding. We did opt in for the lighting package, which I would highly recommend, as well. The entrance to the Sculpture Garden for the ceremony and then near an Adam & Eve wall sculpture is very dramatic and timeless. While I had a dream wedding, our coordinator at the museum told us of a potential crisis just two days before our event. You are not allowed more than 150 people in the map room because it is a violation of fire codes so we almost had to pay $1,100 to move our cocktail hour upstairs last minute. This is completely understandable; however this could have been avoided if we had known about the code and if we had been asked for a final headcount. In the end, the “crisis” was resolved and we didn’t need to move. In the end, we loved our venue but they could’ve been more proactive. Also, parking is a separate company so call the company directly rather than the manager of the lot across the street. I would still highly recommend this venue – it's too gorgeous to pass up!
The Walters Art Museum was the most beautiful venue for our wedding. We did opt in for the lighting package, which I would Read more...
The Walters Art Museum was the most beautiful venue for our wedding. We did opt in for the lighting package, which I would highly recommend, as well. The entrance to the Sculpture Garden for the ceremony and then near an Adam & Eve wall sculpture is very dramatic and timeless. While I had a dream wedding, our coordinator at the museum told us of a potential crisis just two days before our event. You are not allowed more than 150 people in the map room because it is a violation of fire codes so we almost had to pay $1,100 to move our cocktail hour upstairs last minute. This is completely understandable; however this could have been avoided if we had known about the code and if we had been asked for a final headcount. In the end, the “crisis” was resolved and we didn’t need to move. In the end, we loved our venue but they could’ve been more proactive. Also, parking is a separate company so call the company directly rather than the manager of the lot across the street. I would still highly recommend this venue – it's too gorgeous to pass up! Read less
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