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Liriodendron Mansion

502 W Gordon St, Bel Air, MD 21014-3521
+1 410-879-4424
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Beautiful historic site

Been to many events at the Lirio and am always taken by the historic significance of the place and... read more

Reviewed 28 December 2016
Max M
Beautiful wedding venue

I recently attended a lovely morning wedding here, and couldn't have been more impressed with the... read more

Reviewed 23 November 2016
Chesapeake, Virginia
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Historic home of Dr. Howard Atwood Kelly, one of the founders of Johns Hopkins Hospital and Medical School. Built in 1898, Palladian architecture, summer home for Dr. & Mrs. Kelly and their nine children. Property and mansion now owned by Harford County and operated by the nonprofit Liriodendron Foundation. Situated on beautiful parkland with access to the Ma & Pa walking trail. Second floor features exhibits by local artists from March to November. Home is open year round and is now a popular wedding and event venue. Open House for visitors, free of charge, most Wednesdays from 1-7pm and Sundays 1-4pm.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“art exhibits” (6 reviews)
“johns hopkins” (4 reviews)
“summer home” (4 reviews)
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502 W Gordon St, Bel Air, MD 21014-3521
+1 410-879-4424

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Reviewed 28 December 2016

Been to many events at the Lirio and am always taken by the historic significance of the place and what it's occupants brought with it. It's a great space for a meeting or a party.

Thank Max M
Reviewed 23 November 2016

I recently attended a lovely morning wedding here, and couldn't have been more impressed with the setting, the staff, or the food. The mansion is actually a bit smaller than I expected, giving it a surprisingly (and welcome) intimate feel. It is beautifully maintained, with...More

Thank KerrySK
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Our son and daughter-in-law held their wedding reception at this beautiful venue. It was magical! Well kept grounds served for some photos and the inside was roomy enough for an open bar, buffet dinner, seating, and a dance floor. The show rooms and art exhibits...More

Thank SoCalNoMo
Reviewed 12 September 2016

The house is in beautiful condition and has many photos and letters, etc. from Dr Kelly, who had the house built for his family and was one of the founding physicians at Johns Hopkins. The house was constructed around 1898. There were two guides there...More

Thank crisr506
Reviewed 2 July 2016

We called up on Wednesday at 5:45pm. We were told that Wednesday is an open house day and they would be there until 7pm. We were in the area from New York and were going back the next day, so we said great. We hopped...More

3  Thank PurpleSofta
Management response:Responded 7 June 2017

The Liriodendron is under new management since this review was posted. We maintain our Open House hours most Wednesdays from 1-7pm and Sundays 1-4pm. On rare occasions we do close on Wednesday evenings for private events, so it is good to call ahead to check....More

Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

Went to a wedding last night at this venue and it was beautiful. It had just rained so it got really chilly, which would be my only complaint about the venue was that it was pretty cold throughout. The service staff was very friendly and...More

Thank James C
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Liriodendron is a beautiful Palladian mansion. It's a perfect venue for a wedding! It has a magnificent staircase, perfect for the bride to make her entrance. The formal rooms on the main floor are of a gracious size, and the multiple fireplaces add warmth and...More

Thank pw8022015
Reviewed 18 February 2016

Just attended a winter wedding and it was beautiful but really have to limit the number of guests. There were about 60 and that was about max when they have to break down and reset for the reception when it is all inside. We have...More

Thank Ken Z
Reviewed 14 January 2016

How lucky are we in Harford County to have this lovely estate to use for events! Whether it is a wedding, a craft fair or a day long seminar, the Liriodendron is the perfect setting. Conveniently located in the Heart of Harford-Bel Air, MD.

Thank Loves2tstravel
Reviewed 28 December 2015

Great place to visit, very historic Baltimore area mansion. Plenty of grounds and gardens to explore along with the house.

Thank alice M
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