Post # 1
I keep thinking about a lovely day I shared with my current bf at Longwood Gardens and I think that it would be such a perfect place for a wedding, but I noticed on the website that they do not allow weddings. Is there another similar place in the area that could be nice for a wedding? I have plenty of time to plan since I don’t expect to be engaged until sometime next year. I just keep thinking that either a garden, vineyard, or beautiful historic church (catholic or methodist) would be a great location for us to consider when we start planning.
Post # 3
Morris Arboretum is stunning. I don’t know much about Bartrams Gardens, but I know people have weddings there also.
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We got engaged at Longwood Gardens, so I share your love for the place! 🙂
Check out The Stone Barn or Sweetwater Farm.
Post # 6
Winterthur has a Longwood Gardens feel. After all, it was the same family who created both estates! The reflecting pool at Winterthur is a gorgeous spot for saying “I do.” We strongly considered Winterthur until we found our venue.
And since it’s in Delaware, you save a little on sales tax.
Post # 7
There are lots of places in Fairmount Park in Philadelphia that allow weddings. Many of them are mansions or other scenic areas in the park. Check out: http://www.fairmountpark.org/PlanAnEvent.asp and http://www.fairmountpark.org/gardens.asp.
Post # 8
All of you are wonderful for providing these suggestions! I can already tell that this board will be incredibly helpful when I move from waiting into the engaged and wedding planning phase 🙂
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Post # 10
Check out the Old Mill in Rose Valley, PA. It’s not exactly a Longwood Gardens feel, but it’s a beautiful, historic, rustic building with a gorgeous natural setting. Flowers, bamboo garden, a little meadow for the ceremony, and a (rather deep) creek. Also, I may be biased because it’s my venue!
Check it out: http://connercatering.com/oldmill/
Also, I’ve visited the Stone Barn, so if I can be helpful at all, let me know!
Post # 11
Does anyone know why Longwood doesn’t do weddings? They say on their website that they can host a formal gala for up to a thousand people. Why can’t they host a wedding for 200? It makes no sense to me. Why would they turn away the money when they’re basically already doing functions that are even more formal and complicated than a simple wedding reception?
Post # 12
@photographernico: where did you decide on for a venue?