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Located in Bel Air, Maryland, Bel Air Armory is a banquet hall venue that hosts weddings and special events. Originally built in 1915 and recently renovated in 2020, this historical property features modern amenities while retaining its original charm. Couples and their guests alike are sure to be delighted and surprised by the facade of this building which looks like a medieval castle.

Facilities and Capacity

The Bel Air Armory offers flexible options for newlyweds-to-be for nuptial celebrations, with both indoor and outdoor choices available. The Great Hall provides an elegant and spacious setting for wedding receptions, accommodating up to 225 people for a banquet-style event, or 400 for a cocktail reception. With original hardwood floors and high ceilings, this room offers a classic backdrop for special occasions. Couples can also choose to host their outdoor ceremony in the park, before moving into the Great Hall for their reception. Get-ready rooms are available on this property, allowing the wedding party to prepare in privacy for their big day. There is plentiful parking close to this venue.

Services Offered

In addition to ceremonies and receptions, this venue also offers an elegant space for engagement parties, showers, and rehearsal dinners. Their team of dedicated staff understands that every event is different. They allow couples to bring in the outside vendors of their choice to make their day a true reflection of their vision. They also offer a range of services to create a flawless experience for newlyweds-to-be. This includes large items such as furniture and a dance floor, as well as additional pieces such as:

  • Chairs
  • Tables
  • Parking


The Bel Air Armory was originally built in 1915, becoming the town鈥檚 Civilian Defense Headquarters during World War II. After the war, it was repurposed as a community center, housing important services such as the Red Cross. In August of 2004, the Armory was donated to the Town of Bel Air who has since been dedicated to maintaining and renovating this historic building.

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Amanda N. Married on 04/30/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Great Venue and Staff!

The Bel Air Armory was a great venue, beautiful both inside and outside. We had our ceremony in the courtyard and the reception inside in the hall. The front steps and the courtyard were perfect settings for our pictures as well! Julia and the other staff were quite responsive and wonderful to work with! I highly suggest the Armory to anybody else looking for a wedding or other event venue!
Bethany S. Married on 05/20/2023
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Wonderful place

Everything was above and beyond, no hiccups, and straight forward. Julia Potler was lovely and very quick to respond with any questions we had.
Regina Married on 04/15/2023
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Lovely venue for all events.

The BelAir Armory was everything we had hoped for! Value, simplicity, square footage, lighting, all with a professional coordinator and staff.
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Julia Potler
Julia Potler
Event Manager

I am the Event Manager for the Town of Bel Air and manage the Bel Air Armory. I have been planning events at the Bel Air Armory since 2019 and have a background in Event planning, having worked for Goucher College and various non-profit performing arts organizations in Baltimore. This building is a hidden gem, was newly renovated in Summer 2020, and is a new listing on It is the perfect space for someone who wants to put their own personal touch on their special day! The space is bright, spacious, and airy with a beautiful facade resembling a castle. Perfect for pictures! Please contact me so we can discuss your special day!

Emily Fonzi
Emily Fonzi
Event Assistant

I am a professional chef of 15 years, graduating from York Technical Institute in Lancaster, PA. My passion for service, organization, and attention to detail has helped my career grow outside of the kitchen and allowed me to do what I love- helping clients create memorable events. Meeting so many new people, assisting them with their special occasions, & helping to make them unforgetable is the best part of my job at The Bel Air Armory.

Deborah  Karpowicz
Deborah Karpowicz
Event Assistant

Deborah is an expert meeting and event planner with over 20 years of experience in planning and on-site event management. Deborah has organized and executed meetings/events with attendance ranging from 20 to 1,200. Her background is perfectly suited here at the Bel Air Armory and can assist as needed on your special day!

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