Post # 1
My FH and I are having such a tough time finding a unique venue (not a country club, not a ballroom) in/around Philadelphia. We are looking for a renovated space, or just something that is not your average wedding venue…and something affordable.
We would like to have:
- Live band
- Space for 200 for a sit down dinner
- Outdoor ceremony with attractive Plan B (in case of rain)
- Not a place where the shades are pulled and you feel boxed in
- Availability in Sept 2012
- Great food – and affordable
- The Lake Inn House – too expensive, didn’t like the after party and that nothing else was close
- Talamore Country Club – too country club-ish
- Phoenixville Foundry – too expesnsive
- Peche – Sherman Mills – too expensive/not a nice outdoor space for ceremony
- The Cork Hotel (Lancaster) – seems too small for 200 guests
- Elkins Estate – too expensive and the ballroom was oddly shaped
- Stotesbury Mansion – not our style and would have to serve food via stations
Any suggestions for us?! Please help!
Post # 3
Have you seen Tendenza? My nephew’s wedding will be there in November.
Post # 4
I don’t know too much about it, as I haven’t been there, but how about Meridith’s Manner in Pottstown? I’ve heard it is beautiful. I just looked at their website and it looks so nice! I know people who have been to weddings there and loved it.
Post # 5
Hello! These are some of the venues I looked into – I didn’t really want to be in a hotel or a ballroom either, and I wanted something outside if possible. I don’t know if there will be enough space at these places for 200 though, my wedding guest count estimate was around 100. I didn’t visit all these places, but I had a long list of places I looked into online!
– Tyler Arboretum
– Morris Arboretum
– Knowlton Mansion/Glen Foerd Mansion (same catering company, I have friends who got married at both locations and the food was pretty good)
– Pen Ryn Mansion
– Fairmount Horticulture Center (pricey)
– Kimmel Center Hamilton Garden (pricey)
– Belmont Mansion in Fairmount (no indoor space for a large party, so if it rains you’re confined to your tent)
– Pearl S Buck House (pricey)
– Cliveden Historic House
– Springton Manor Farm
– Welkinweir Estate
– There are a lot of museums in the city that could be unique for a wedding (Please Touch Museum, Free Library, Penn Museum, etc).
Hopefully this gives you something to look into!
Post # 6
Have you tried the Spirit of Philadelphia? Tons of space on that boat.