The Bel Air Armory Building


This historic building, including the “head house”, houses two-story offices and boardroom, the “drill hall” currently known as our Event Hall with large stage and an entire lower level with classrooms and commercial kitchen.


EVENT HALL: (Main Floor)



The Armory’s large Event Hall boasts original hardwood flooring with a grand open space to accommodate an array of events. The Armory is a unique venue available to rent for many types of events including fundraisers, bull roasts, holiday parties, pageants, trade shows, conventions, music / theater / dance performances, reunions, retirement parties, business meetings, bingo, auctions, festivals, lectures and more. Maximum capacity is 400 people. Dimensions are approximately 56’x 94’ which includes a stage at one end of the hall that is approximately 35’x 20’. This stage is perfect for hosting various entertainment and concerts.

Consider the Armory for your next event! Affordable and easily accessible from Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Cecil, Carroll and Harford County, just 10 minutes northwest of I95. This grand building is located in the heart of downtown Bel Air in the Arts & Entertainment District. 

Host your special events, conferences, private events, parties and more!

Bel Air Armory Main Hall


 
  • Appreciation Events
  • Art Shows
  • Auctions
  • Award Ceremonies
  • Banquets
  • Bingos
  • Board Meetings
  • Book Clubs
  • Bridal and Baby Showers
  • Bull Roasts
  • Business Meetings
  • Concerts
  • Conventions
  • Corporate Meetings
  • Craft Shows
  • Dance Lessons
  • Dances
  • Exercise Classes
  • Exhibitions
  • Expos
  • Fairs
  • Family Reunions
  • Festivals
  • Fundraising Events
 
  • Galas
  • Garden Shows
  • Holiday Gatherings
  • Holiday Shows
  • Lectures
  • Movie Nights
  • Networking Events
  • Office Parties
  • Pageants
  • Political Events
  • Receptions
  • Religious Ceremonies
  • Retirement Parties
  • Retreats
  • Reunions
  • Seminars
  • Special Interest Group Meetings
  • Symposiums
  • Talent Shows
  • Team Building Workshops
  • Theatrical Performances
  • Trade Shows
  • Workshops


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We can provide: 

FURNITURE & EQUIPMENT 



TABLES & CHAIRS 

With your rental we offer free use of tables and chairs and other equipment that are located in the Main Hall or Gymnasium. Here is our inventory: 

  • 12 plastic round 5' diameter tables, 30" high
  • 26 wooden round 5' diameter tables, 30" high
  • 4 plastic rectangular 96" x 30" tables, 30" high
  • 13 wooden rectangular 96" x 30" tables, 30" high
  • 2 metal round 30" diameter "cocktail" tables (41.5" high)
  • 298 folding chairs with built-in cushions. Most of these are in wheeled chair rack carts, 3 or which are permanently in the main area; 3 more are in the storage closet. Once the chairs are removed from the carts, the carts may be lifted up and put out of sight behind the main stage curtain, once it is closed.
  • If you are seeking a caterer, you may choose from many local event caterers who are approved and licensed with the Harford County Health Department.

NOTE: You are welcome to bring in other items (tables, chairs, equipment, decorations, etc.); however you are responsible for seeing not only that these are removed when your event is “broken down,” but also that all Armory property is placed in its original location. 

FULL SERVICE PRODUCTION STAGE

  • 8 pipe-and-drape pieces, 10’ wide by 8’ high, with black drapes. These are similar to what are being used to segment off the table storage area on the main floor, but are individually movable to create a section or hide something. 
  • Medium-Sized Screen: A medium-sized screen is permanently affixed to the back stage wall, which may be used for projections. NOTE: Projector or computer to run videos or slides is NOT available. 
  • The stage located at one end of the hall and is approximately 35’ x 20’. This stage is perfect for hosting various entertainment and concerts. 

LIGHTING

  • We provide basic “theatrical lighting” that is more-or-less focused onto the front center apron area of the stage and is perfect if you have a speaker or a presentation. This lighting, which can change colors, creates special effects and is controlled by a state-of-the-art controller. The programming must be done by you.
  • Mercury-vapor “gym” lights; you may place them either on or off. 
  • 3 incandescent dim-able ceiling lights, on rheostats. 
  • 10 incandescent up-and-down decorative, dim-able wall sconces, 5 on each side wall, on rheostats. 
  • Fluorescent lights above the 4 corner doors; you may place them either on or off. 

SOUND SYSTEM

  • Available to Rent: State-of-the-art sound system with three hand-held WIRED microphones and one clip-on Lavaliere wireless microphone. If you are interested in the Armory sound system, you must contact us in advance.

RESTROOMS

  • There are two (2) restrooms outside the Main Hall and additional restrooms and locker/changing rooms on the lower level.
CONFERENCE ROOM (Upper Level)

  • This room is located within the main “Head House” on the upper level and able to accommodate 15 people. A large screen television is also available to use for slide show presentations. A large boardroom table and chairs, can seat 10 comfortably. There is also plenty of seating to host workshops, member meetings, client and employee training for small groups of people. 

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CLASSROOMS: (Lower Level)


For more information or to consult with our Armory Events Manager about rental availability, please contact: 


J. Cheryl Coulter-Tuer 

Armory Events Manager 

37 N. Main Street 

Bel Air, MD 21014 

410-638-4506

ccoulter@belairmd.org 


COMMERCIAL KITCHEN

  • The Armory kitchen is available at an additional charge for warming/heating and/or actual cooking AND IS NOT permitted except under contract. 
  • There is NO CHARGE to use the REFRIGERATOR or FREEZER for keeping items cold. 
  • Consider leasing the kitchen for a learning classroom, Boy or Girl Scout troop cooking projects, small business cooking (i.e. expansion of your cupcake/bakery/confections business), chili cook-offs, catering events and so much more! 

For more information or to consult with our Armory Events Manager about rental availability, please contact: 


J. Cheryl Coulter-Tuer

Armory Events Manager 

37 N. Main Street 

Bel Air, MD 21014 

410-638-4506

ccoulter@belairmd.org 


Click to download our Rental Application


Note: information in this document is subject to change without notice. Generally, no event times are available on Sunday; please bear this in mind when applying. No commitment, contractual obligation or consideration is hereby assumed or created by this document. A formal contract, approved by the Town of Bel Air, signed by an authorized representative of your entity and accompanied by a deposit, is necessary to reserve your space and time for the rental of the Armory. Non-profit status achievement (which results in a discount) requires IRS form documentation.