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The Liriodendron Mansion

502 W Gordon St,
Bel Air, MD 21014
Great for Portraits & Events
but not in our standard portraits service area.

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Liriodendron Mansion, located in Bel Air, Maryland, is a historic home and estate that was constructed in 1898 as the summer residence of Dr. Howard A. Kelly, one of the founding physicians of Johns Hopkins Hospital. The 2.5-story, stuccoed brick mansion was designed by the Baltimore architectural firm of Wyatt and Nolting in the Georgian Revival style and is nestled in the woods and edged with flower and boxwood gardens.

Today, the mansion and its surrounding 108 acres of gardens and woodlands are operated by the nonprofit Liriodendron Foundation, Inc. as a historic, cultural, educational, and recreational facility. The estate provides a gorgeous setting for special events such as weddings, parties, and other celebrations, accommodating up to 200 guests indoors and up to 500 guests outdoors. The mansion’s timeless architecture and warm and intimate atmosphere make it a popular destination for history buffs and architecture enthusiasts.

Moreover, the mansion’s natural beauty, versatility, and architectural features make it an ideal location for a wide range of portraits, weddings, and events. For family portraits, the mansion’s gardens and woodlands provide a variety of backdrops, from rustic and natural to formal and elegant. Additionally, there is plenty of room for children to run and play, allowing photographers to capture candid and natural shots of the family.¬†Individual and engagement portraits will benefit from the mansion’s stunning architecture and historic details. The mansion’s elegant and timeless features make it an excellent location for more formal portraits.

For weddings and events, Liriodendron Mansion offers both indoor and outdoor settings that can capture the couple’s unique style and personality. The mansion’s warm and intimate atmosphere is perfect for smaller, more intimate weddings, while the gardens and woodlands offer a more natural and relaxed setting for larger outdoor ceremonies and receptions.

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This location is available to the public, except when events are taking place. It is strongly recommended that you call or email ahead of time to ensure the location is accessible at the time you intend to hold you session.

The Liriodendron Mansion

502 W Gordon St
Bel Air, MD 21014
(410) 879-4424

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The Liriodendron Mansion is not in our standard portraits service area and will require a travel charge to hold your portrait session here.

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Parking is available on site, and is rarely at capacity.

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