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Posted on: January 23, 2024

Bel Air Armory recognized as top wedding venue for 2024

An image announcing the Bel Air Armory as a top wedding venue for 2024

Congratulations to the staff of the Bel Air Armory, as the facility has been named a WeddingWire Couples' Choice Award winner for 2024. The win was announced by WeddingWire on Tuesday, January 23.

A photo of the Bel Air Armory after a snow storm in January 2024The Armory opened in 1915 and served as the headquarters for local units of the Maryland National Guard during World War I and was designated as the civil defense headquarters for Bel Air during World War II. Since then, the castle-like facility made of Port Deposit granite has served as a multi-purpose community center hosting a variety of public and private events -- including weddings.

The facility received a Couples' Choice Award based on the number of positive reviews left by couples on the website of WeddingWire, an online network on which couples planning a wedding can connect with all types of vendors in their area. The Armory is marketed as a wedding venue on the site, and it currently has a top rating of 5.0, or "Fantastic."

The Armory, with its hardwood floors and high ceiling, has a capacity of 225 people for a banquet event or up to 400 for events such as cocktail receptions. It also has spaces where couples and their party can get ready for the wedding, and they can hold their ceremony inside or outdoors in the adjacent Frederick Ward Park.

For more information, including pricing, visit the Bel Air Armory page on WeddingWire. The Armory also received a Couples' Choice Award in 2022, and it was recognized as one of the top wedding venues in Harford County that same year by another wedding planning site, Wedding Rule.

Contact Media and Public Relations Specialist David Anderson at 410-688-3020 or

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