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Bel Air 1740

Woodbridge, VA View map Visit website

About

NEW VENUE! Booking Spring & Fall 2022.. Bel Air 1740 is a chic, new English garden venue located just 25 minutes south of Washington, DC in Prince William, Virginia. Bel Air is a private historic 25-acre oasis of breathtaking rural beauty situated in an urban area with convenient access to Uber/taxi service and numerous hotels, restaurants and other amenities. With its new Wedding Barn and scenic rolling fields, stately lawns, and romantic English gardens, Bel Air 1740 is available for indoor and outdoor receptions, photos, and ceremonies.

Facilities and Capacity

The 7000-sq.ft. climate-controlled wedding barn has a capacity of 150 guests (200+ with a permit). It is a single-level, wheelchair accessible facility. The barn features a majestic great hall with 25-ft ceilings and a state-of-the-art theatrical sound and lighting system. The barn contains two spacious ready rooms, a large warming kitchen, and a sweeping covered patio that is enclosable with glass panels and heated during the colder months. The scenic grounds and historic Bel Air Manor House backdrop offer many areas for outdoor ceremonies and cocktail receptions. There is also a rustic vintage tobacco barn available for cocktail receptions and photos.

Services Offered

For every wedding at Bel Air 1740, the following is included:

  • State-of-the-art theatrical sound and lighting system for themed reception or event.
  • Elegant English gardens & stately lawns for ceremony or cocktail hour.
  • Historic Bel Air Manor House (c. 1740) for photos (wedding party only).
  • 10-hour exclusive rental with 6 hours for guests in Great Hall and estate grounds.
  • Large enclosable heated Patio for ceremonies and cocktail hours.
  • Vintage Tobacco Barn for photos or cocktail reception.
  • Two Wedding Suites/Ready Rooms, including one with private rest room, stylist chair and hair washing sink.
  • Large professional warming kitchen with easy caterer access.
  • Restrooms (wheelchair accessible).
  • 200 white ceremony chairs.
  • Wine barrel high tops.
  • Three outdoor natural gas fire pits with seating
  • Four farm tables.
  • High-speed fiber wi-fi access.
  • Hotel/shuttle package available.

History

Bel Air was built in 1740 by Charles and Sarah Ball Ewell, a first cousin of Mary Ball Washington. George and Martha Washington spent a honeymoon night at the home in 1759. Many notable weddings have occurred at Bel Air over the centuries, including that of James Craik, who was Washington's personal physician and Surgeon of the Continental Army. In 1795, Mason Locke "Parson" Weems, who authored the story of George Washington chopping down the cherry tree, married "the beautiful" Fanny Ewell at Bel Air, which later became their home. Bel Air is a Virginia Historical Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$3,950

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$3,950

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

No

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$3,950

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$3,950

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Parking

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

200

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

Several both indoor/outdoor

Describe your venue:

Barn
Farm/Ranch
Garden
Historic Building
Mansion
Park

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Preferred Vendors Only
Wifi

What bar services do you provide?

Outside Alcohol

What event items are available?

Dance Floor
Lighting

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
September
October
November

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
July
August
December
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    Jessica O. Married on 12/04/2021
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    Bel Air 1740 is a dream come true!

    Maria was a dream to work with from the beginning! My husband and I felt like she understood all of our visions for our special day! Maria works WITH you and is extremely understanding and flexible. The property is absolutely stunning and it has several perfect spots for those just right pictures! My entire bridal party loved getting ready in the bridal suite! The layout of our party felt like it was out of a magazine! We will forever be dreaming of our wedding day that was made possible with Bel Air 1740. It is Woodbridge's best hidden gem!!
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    Cindy H. Married on 11/14/2021
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    Amazing ceremony and reception venue, Maria is the best!

    Bel Air 1740 was the perfect venue for my daughters wedding. My son in law is in the army so we had 5 weeks to plan/execute a wedding and our guest list went from 75 to 160. Booking with Bel Air was the best thing we did! The venue itself is exactly what my daughter dreamed, and Maria was amazing to work with even with the last minute booking and constant changes we required. We were able to have the ceremony on the beautiful grounds and then one heck of a party and dancing after in the barn. Can't recommend the venue enough. It was prefect!
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    Angela Married on 10/15/2016
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    Dream Wedding

    Bel Air was THE perfect place to get married. The history alone makes it magical. Maria the friendliest host and so very helpful in making my dream wedding come to life. I can't thank them enough. Don't hesitate on this venue!

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14513 General Washington Drive Woodbridge, VA, 22193
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