(Closed) Wedding venues/vendors in PA

posted 4 years ago in DIY
Post # 2
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Busy bee

tgrbnny:  PA is a big state. Did you want something closer to Northern PA, Eastern PA, Western?
If you want to do Eastern PA check out Lancaster Country. You will find a TON of stuff. Also there is a few things in Berks country (Pottstown area). I think the place is called red barn yard? Motgomery country check normandy farms I believe is the name. 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

If you’re in Bensalem (like me) you are in lower bucks county a.k.a. SEPA…while I didn’t look at any “bringyour own caterers” venues, we did look at several on the river and more rustic venues in the area.

We settled on Pen Ryn, which is right on the Delaware and a historic mansion.  But, there are so many places up and down the Delaware River line that would be perfect for a wedding.  Even going out into lower Montgomery County (Glenside, etc.) would work.

We looked at Normandy Farm, William Penn Inn, Yardley Inn, Center Bridge Inn, Lambertville Station, Pen Ryn, etc.

Just now moving onto photographers.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Holly hedge, lambertville station, barley sheaf inn, Washington ceossing inn. All in/near bucks county.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee

tgrbnny:  I don’t actually have a rec for you, but I wanted to chime in and say that omg NYC area is so crazy $$$! I live in the city, and we’re getting married in the Hudson valley and I nearly had a heart attack when I found out how expensive it was! Luckily, we can afford it, but damn…it’s a little heartbreaking. So I totally support your decision to NOT get married here!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

tgrbnny:  welcome to bucks county! if you live in bensalem, then welcoe to the smallest little town on the outskirts of philadelphia.

Pen Ryn, I feel is very well priced for the area.  It’s an all inclusive venue, meaning they provide catering, cake, linens, centerpeices, ceremony space, ballroom space, full bar, etc…  They have a huge bridal suite with it’s own bathroom.  They have cocktail hour on the patio and in the front of the house before moving the guests into the ballroom.  You also get a day of coordinator INCLUDED in your cost.

I am having a late April wedding so I am getting off-peak pricing, however, I am going with the more expensive buffet option so don’t pass out when you see this figure, lol… The person cost for my buffet is $132, but the sit down price is $112 (I think).  The gratuity is already included in that cost, but tax is not.  We’re having approximately 80-100 guests.

And, theire menu is to die for, and my contact there is so great – Brianne is wonderful.  She makes time to see me whenever I want to come in. I’ve met the day-of coordinator and she’s great, upbeat and seems to be ‘get the job done the way you want it’ type of gal.

I’ve had several people already tell me that I’ve made the right choice.  

I can tell you that Holly Hedge would even speak to me once I told them my headcount, but William Penn Inn is a close second in awesomeness to the Pen Ryn.

Happy Planning.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

And, did I mention this view…

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

I had commented with a little list and I’m not sure what happened to it? I’m based out of NEPA too…a bit further north than you….closer to Scranton.

 

Here are the places we looked before we decided on a Cape May wedding:

 

Friedman Farms, Whitewoods, Fiddle Lake Farm (<—this was our favorite!) and The Barn at Glistening Ponds

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

tgrbnny:  As for the interior, yes, you can do uplighting, your own flowers and decorations, signs, etc.  They’ll work with you on your vision.  They let you drop off whatever you are bringing in for decor the week before, and THEY SET IT UP.   But you have to remove it all at the end of your party so you should ensure you have the manpower to do that.

But, if you are having a lighting specialist then they would be responsible for any fairy lights, etc.

The centerpeices are included, but they are silk flowers – white only.  BUT, you can incorporate your own tastes to them. For example, white is part of my theme so I am keeping them but adding the purple butterflies to them.  If you want to change them completly you would have to incur that cost and bring in a florist or make your own, but they would put them out for you.

Make sense?

And, yes, I called Holy Hedge to make an appointment, they asked the size of my headcount and I told them (at the time it was only 75-80) they said “Yeah, that’s too small for us, go down the street to the William Penn Inn and they’ll work with you.” But, since we had already looked at the WPI before that, and the Pen Ryn, I knew then what my decision needed to be.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

tgrbnny:  The other venues we looked at were the Yardley Inn (too much of a restaraunt setting for a wedding but Fiance likes it so i indulged him), the William Penn Inn (nice historic hotel/restaruant with ballrooms, great for smaller weddings and decent price, and Center Bridge Inn and Lambertville Station (these were just too far away for us in New Hope and I really wanted to be closer to Bensalem).

William Penn Inn would have cost us at grand total (all-inclusive) of $9200.  They have their own on-site florist (additional cost), they do include the linens, but no linen options – just white. They do not include centerpeices. They did include the cake.  And, they have a cute outdoor space for cenermony but not really any good place for pictures.

Yardley Inn would be perfect for a small intimate gathering (I’d say no more than 50 ppl) and would have run us apprx. $5000 for 80 ppl – including cake, standard white linens, votives for centerpeices.  They don’t really have a good spot for a ceremony but they do have awesome views of the river (across the street) and my 2 major cons for this were that they are ona very busy corner and we wouldn’t have had the whole place to ourselves.

Center Bridge Inn – Cost was about the same as WPI and Pen Ryn so no real difference there.  They are RIGHT on the river. But there is a very heavily traveled bridge next to it (hence the name) so everyone beeps at you when they see ppl on the patios…plus the parking was not great. But the menu was nice and the cake was included…not much else.

Lambertville Station was the more expensive one of them all and it would have required everyone to drive into Jersey – good thing there is no toll on that bridge, lol… But, it just didn’t feel like the one I wanted so I stopped looking.

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