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$4,950 starting price
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Bel Air 1740 is a chic, new English garden venue located 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 transportation options and numerous hotels, restaurants, and other amenities. With its new Wedding Barn, scenic rolling fields, stately lawns, and romantic English gardens, Bel Air 1740 provides the perfect backdrop for indoor and outdoor receptions, photos, and ceremonies.

Facilities and Capacity

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 here in 1759. Many notable weddings have occurred at Bel Air over the centuries, including that of James Craik, Washington's 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. Their 7000-square-foot 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 great hall with 25-ft ceilings and a state-of-the-art theatrical sound and lighting system. The barn contains two spacious dressing rooms, a large warming kitchen, and a sweeping covered patio with enclosable glass panels and a heating system. The scenic grounds and historic Bel Air Manor House backdrop offer many areas for outdoor ceremonies and cocktail receptions. A rustic vintage tobacco barn is also available for cocktail receptions and photos.

Services Offered

Wedding packages at Bel Air 1740 include the following:

  • 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.
  • Woman-owned

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Bridal Suite

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

Several both indoor/outdoor

Describe your venue:

Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors

What bar services do you provide?

Outside Alcohol

What event items are available?

Dance Floor

What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair Access

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Kristen J. Married on 09/24/2022
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AMAZING experience!!

We had our September wedding here in the outdoor gardens and it was a dream come true. Maria and Corey were amazing to work with from start to finish and the entire process was so easy! From setting up a tour to decorating, Maria was available for any questions I had. The grounds are impeccable (& beautiful for pictures) and the barn is so classy. I loved that the barn already had chandeliers, cafe lights and draperies, so I could do minimal decorations.
I truly got too many compliments to count from my guests on the venue and would HIGHLY recommend for anyone looking in the northern Virginia area.
Lindsay C. Married on 07/16/2022
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July 2022 Wedding

All I can say is WOW! My husband and I recently got married here 7/16-the venue is absolutely stunning! The grounds and the venue itself made for beautiful pictures. They also have a beautiful bridal suite that my girls and I got ready in. Maria was wonderful to work with, so helpful, and very accommodating. I cannot say enough great things about Bel Air 1740! I told my husband that I wish we could relive our wedding day 100 times over! They also have an amazing lighting system, which really amped up the dance floor! I would highly recommend having your wedding/next event at Bel Air 1740!
Terri C. Married on 07/16/2022
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A Hidden Gem For Starting a New Life

My daughter was married to her best friend at BelAir 1740 and the whole evening was beyond expectations. The venue is beautiful: the interior of the barn, the patio, the gardens and fire pits. The facilities including getting ready rooms and food prep/refrigeration were perfect for the wedding party and the caterer. All guests were raving about the venue and very impressed. We are so happy to have found BelAir 1740 and wouldn't change a thing if we did it all over! Thanks to Maria! Terri C.
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