(Closed) Help! Finding a Venue Like Terrain at Styers!

posted 7 years ago in Philadelphia
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@ebounds1: I don’t have a suggestion for the wedding yet, but the only other place I could think of is the conservatory at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square. THey won’t let you have a wedding there, but you can take photographs. Just a suggestion! I will keep thinking hard. I live no more than 5 miles from Terrain, so I know what you’re looking for.. I love that place, too!

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@ebounds1: Also, it is more than 2 hours from Baltimore unfortunately, but do look at Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburgh, PA. They have a beautiful outdoor garden that does weddings, plus the greenhouses. It’s absolutely beautiful.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@ebounds1: I keep thinking up new options. Have you consider the Tyler Arboretum in Media, PA or the Barn at Birchwood in Collegeville? I will keep thinking on it– hope it’s not too late!

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@ebounds1: 10,000 for Terrain? That is unreasonable! I would understand if it were some really large venue or really famous people got married there… but Styer’s??!?! jeez. Does that include all the catering and alcohol? In which case I guess it’s a litlte more reasonable….sorta , not really…I wanted to get married at Longwood when I was a little girl…then one day I was probably 13 and googled it and it said no, I was so sad ahah.

I actually only joined wedding bee a couple of days ago. Unfortunately I joined because I’m having some issues with my SO. (See “Need advice!” on the waiting board for a full description haha). I’m waiting on an engagement…and it’s seeming that my SO puts things off… more than just the engagement…but I’m having to make some big life decisions soon, so I’m feeling really anxious about how this is all going to pan out. If you have any suggestions, do write them on the waiting board! Thank you!

 

You should also check out Ridley State Park in Delaware County. They have a beautiful ( I know you said no mansion) but most people get married just outside of it where it’s all forest and beautiful. I don’t think it’s a very expensive venue, though.

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Hey ladies – I’ve worked with Terrain before & it’s quite gorgeous so ebounds I can understand completely your obsession. I worked with them for a photo shoot & that’s when they had just announced they werent doing weddings there any more – so I’m glad to hear they’re back to it. I believe the reason their rental fee is so high is b/c to hold a wedding there they are required to shut down the entire venue, which could potentialy mean revenue loss. A lot of places that are a business as well as a venue have high rental fees to assure they’re not loosing money.

Some other suggestions: Hagley Museum, DE Center for Horticulture, Rockford Carriage House.

Remember that spring/summer is definitely a more expensive time of year to get married. A lot of venues will work with you on pricing if you consider getting married in the “off-season”. Also most venues offer discounts for Friday or Sunday weddings.

Hope this helps ladies!

Post # 9
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Wannabee

Hi all!! I hope this helps! i am also looking at terrain for our wedding also and it was $8k for the rental which INCLUDED food and decor.  Anything over the $8k is $23/head ( i believe she said this was priced at 100 people for food).  and we couldnt get into the space until 5pm when the cafe closes.  This was a few months ago so who knows what happened since then. But i specifically asked what this  fee included….Maybe re-email them asking specifics?? I am in love, love, love with this venue!! Good luck!!

Post # 10
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: May 2014

hello ladies!  don’t know if the OP has already found a venue but i wanted to suggest Ladew Topiary Gardens in Maryland.  i saw some pix from a wedding there once and it was absolutely gorgeous and unique.  but i think it’s a bit pricey.

http://www.ladewgardens.com/

 

Post # 11
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I just visited there and was told that the $10,000 (!) venue fee does NOT cover any food, just the space and decor. The store and cafe will remain open until 8 and 9, respectively, so they not losing revenue by having private events and there will be random shoppers hanging around your wedding. The absolute minimum food price was $65 and up, not including tax and gratuities. If you want to personalize things, you have to hire their design consultant. 

I hope that I’m getting some of this wrong, since I haven’t received any details yet in the mail, but that’s what I understood.  It seems different from what others are saying. I wonder if they are inconsistent in what they are telling people.

Ridley Creek is no longer cheap- they jacked their prices up a lot but it seems like less so after talking to Styers. I’m not digging the pool at the Barn in Collegeville.  

I am all ears for alternate, more reasonable, venues full of flowers/plants, in the greater Philadelphia area. 

Post # 12
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Have you looked at Philadelphia Horticulture Center?  Gorgeous as weLl. not as intimate and quaint as Terrain but a gorgeous venue all the same. Plenty of parking, catered by Steven Starr (they have a 99pp menu; all menus exclude alcohol).  Facility fee is a couple thousand but you get the entire space: both greenhouses & outside reflecting pool.  I believe they have open houses relatively regularly or you can ask for a private tour from Leila.  It’s gorgeous but for me a little big for what I need 🙂

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I am not familiar with the venue personally, but have you looked into Tyler Arboretum?

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Or the Morris Arboretum… if I’m reading their site correctly, it would 4000 dollars TOPS if it was peak season and on a Saturday.

Your rental agreement includes:

  • The use of the grounds of the Arboretum for wedding photography.
  • Our exclusive list of experienced, reputable caterers, so you are certain of finding a price range and cuisine best suited to your needs and taste.
  • An on-site staff person throughout the event.
  • Convenient free parking.
  • Tables, chairs, lights, side flaps and heaters (if needed) for the tented reception area
  • Rental of motorized golf cart for an additional fee.

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Also, Winterthur in Delaware. I am pretty sure that the rates are around 100pp, but that includes the venue rental, if I’m reading their site correctly.

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