John W. Higgins Armory

100 Barber Street, Worcester, MA 01606 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About John W. Higgins Armory

For a historical and unique wedding venue, consider the John W. Higgins Armory in Worcester, Massachusetts. The castle-like structure made of steel and glass will create a memorable backdrop for a special wedding day. Dine, dance and celebrate amongst the grand ceilings and stained glass windows of this vintage wedding venue.

Facilities and Capacity
The John W. Higgins Armory represents classic Renaissance architecture for a magical setting. As guests gather, they will notice the soaring ceilings and beautiful stained glass windows. The overall steel and glass components of the structure are original and emphasize the historic nature of this venue, lending a truly romantic appeal for any couple’s special day. Ideal for a large gathering, The Great Hall can accommodate up to 450 guests – a truly grand space for a grand event. Illuminating the high ceilings are chandeliers, which add elegance to this already exquisite space. The space is not only a wonderful background for the exchange of vows but for photographing the event. Pictures of the event captured within this space will memorialize the day with a vintage radiance.

Services Offered
Consider hosting your bridal shower, ceremony or reception at the John W. Higgins Armory. The venue provides chairs and tables for event seating and socializing. Couples have the option of choosing their own catering and bartending services in order to truly personalize the wedding event. Parking is a convenient amenity both couples and their guests will appreciate, with space for over 100 vehicles. Through this venue, couples can also find event services such as event rentals and liability insurance.

History
The John W. Higgins Armory is one of the first all steel and glass buildings in the United States. Construction of this venue began in 1929 and was completed in 1931. Originally named The Museum of Steel and Armor, it housed John Woodman Higgins’ collection of arms, armor and steel. The John W. Higgins Armory is on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

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  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
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    The wedding Venue called The Great Hall was the most beautiful place to have our reception. <3

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John W. Higgins Armory FAQ

  • 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? $ 3,500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 2,500.00
  • 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? $ 2,500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 2,000.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Chairs, Parking, Tables
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 3
  • Describe your venue: Art Gallery, Ballroom, Government Building, Historic Building
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor
  • 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? Event Rentals, Liability Insurance, Outside Vendors
  • What event items are available? Chairs, Tables
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season? October, December

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  • 100 Barber Street Worcester, Massachusetts, 01606 See on map
    774-854-3036 (Phone number)

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