Post # 1
Is anyone aware of any modern venues in the ‘burbs?? I live in Phoenixville but am originally from Reading so I’m looking anywhere from Lancaster to Pottstown to King of Prussia and in between. I say “modern” because most of the places I’ve seen advertised have a country vibe to me and that’s not our style. While I’d love to do a loft-style venue in CC (I’m thinking FUEL would be our ideal spot), the location is just not what we are looking for. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!
Post # 3
Did you look into Phoenixville FOundry? I haven’t been there yet, but i think i heard they were remodeling it. I’m getting married at Manor House at Commonwealth. While I think it’s different than most of the “country club” settings, I’m not sure if it’s completely “modern” especially since it was built in 1740s or something like that.
Post # 4
I’m guessing that the Phoenixville Country Club is too country for you since you’re from Phoenixville and it’s a old famrhouse! I know you’re trying to stay out towards your area, but have you tried the Blue Bell Country Club or the William Penn Inn in Blue Bell? Such beautiful places! Also out that way is Normandy Farms. Though it has Farms in it’s name, it’s really quite elegant, and they now have a hotel there.
I also had a friend get married at the ACE conference center – it’s on a golf course and has beautiful grounds. What church are you getting married at? That would also help so we aren’t too far off base! There are also hotels – the Radisson in Valley Forge and a few others in the Valley Forge area.
If you are also looking for a photographer, I have a fabulous suggestion for you. He’s from the Reading area and will travel as far as Philadelphia and NYC, so let me know if you need a suggestion there!
Post # 5
I never went to see it because I booked my venue before I had a chance, but I considered the Community Arts Center in Wallingford. It’s traditional-looking on the outside but I think the new addition is pretty sleek inside (it’s an art gallery), and the woman I corresponded with was really nice. I also had the Abington Art Center on my preliminary list, but didn’t actually go there.
Apparently there’s a new venue called Turbine Hall, which is in the former Chester Power Station…not sure about the area but the photos look really cool. If you’re willing to go further south into Delaware, the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art is a really neat space, too.
Check out Partyspace.com for other places, I found it pretty helpful. Even though it doesn’t list ALL the venues around, it’s a good starting place.