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Based in Beallsville, Maryland, the Sanctuary Retreat Center is an outdoor wedding venue that makes a spectacular backdrop for nuptials and special events. Originally built as a farm at the start of the 20th century, this property was home to a monastery before being renovated. It now offers a truly breathtaking backdrop for couples who want to celebrate wedding events in a one-of-a-kind location.

Facilities and Capacity

Sanctuary Retreat Center offers a truly stunning outdoor event space for couples and their guests to enjoy. Newlyweds-to-be can invite up to 150, outdoors, of their loved ones to celebrate their day. Couples can exchange their vows on sloping hills, surrounded by glorious fauna and natural blossoms, before enjoying a reception in an open-air tent. This exquisite property offers get-ready rooms for the wedding party to prepare for the day in privacy, along with parking for easy access.

Services Offered

In addition to ceremonies and exceptions, this incredible setting is a gorgeous location for pre-nuptial events such as engagement parties, showers, and rehearsal dinners. Wifi is available on-site, while the team can also provide busy newlyweds with a range of event amenities. This includes necessities like flatware and glassware, along with embellishments such as an altar.


The Sanctuary Retreat Center offers accommodation for up to 26 guests across two spaces. The farmhouse, which can accommodate up to 18 visitors, boasts a library and a sunroom and is ideal for relaxing before festivities. The guest house boasts four bedrooms and a covered path that leads directly to the on-site chapel.

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Stephanie Sent on 07/14/2016
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I'm a wedding planner, and I just finished a wedding at Am Kolel Sanctuary Retreat Center. My couple and I worked with them for over a year, and it was a wonderful process. Andres, the venue manager, does an outstanding job of making sure the property is in tip-top shape for events. For this wedding he even made special landscaping arrangements to be sure the ceremony site would look its best (and it did!). I've worked with many venues, but rarely have I had such a pleasant experience as I did over the past year with Am Kolel. I can't wait to have another wedding there!
Marc Sent on 07/26/2016
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Am Kolel was the perfect venue for our wedding. Andres was amazing to work with and really put in the extra effort to make the place look perfect. Our wedding party spent the weekend and it was so much fun to be on site. It was very reasonable and I hope more couples will consider it. It is so beautiful and has so many wonderful places for everything from pictures to ceremony and could fit a big tent. It was amazing and we are so grateful for them for making our wedding picture perfect.
Cynthia Sent on 09/18/2008
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They were wonderful to work with and really set up the site for us on our wedding day. It was great to be able to have our closest friends and family stay with us for the whole weekend, and the spot for our ceremony was just lovely. They also have both indoor and outdoor options which made us very comfortable about the possibility of rain.
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