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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Bride in her white long gown
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A little lighting makes it even more magical
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Lighting makes a big difference
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  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Jennifer · Married on 12/14/2019

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    Beautiful Space

    The building is absolutely beautiful, didnt really need any decoration - just on the tables and around our guestbook and seating chart. Ryan the onsite manager was very helpful and responsive. It is just an empty venue - there are tables and chairs you can use and twinkle lights hung over the space - but otherwise you do need to bring everything else in. There isnt a kitchen so you need to be careful about your choice of caterer (ours was the best) but there is a great room for storing beverages and with such an amazing open space you can really let your imagination go with your furniture layout. We put our stereo equipment on the balcony so it didnt break the look we had. They didnt have required vendors when we booked so we were able to keep all our costs in check by DIYing the majority of our wedding in a beautiful space.

    Sent on 01/04/2020
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    Vivian · Married on 08/18/2018

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

    Sent on 09/12/2018

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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?
    $ 3000
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 3000
  • 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?
    $ 3000
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 3000
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Chairs
    Parking
    Tables
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
    300
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
    75
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    3
  • Describe your venue:
    Art Gallery
    Ballroom
    Government Building
    Historic Building
    Mansion
    Museum
  • 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?
    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?
    April
    May
    June
    September
    October
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    March
    July
    August

1 Wedding Deal & Discount

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    Free Bridesmaid Bouquet

    Book with the John W. Higgins Armory for your wedding and our preferred florist, Soulfly Creative, before December 31st, 2019 and receive two FREE bridesmaid bouquets for your big day!

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