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Guide to Wedding Venues & Services in Chester County, PA

Written by Marci Tomassone

From B&Bs to museums and historic sites, we’ve got you covered with ideas for any size wedding you’re planning. Here are some of our favorites, plus additional services for the big day.

Caterers, B&Bs, Farms, Inns and Resorts

Brittland Estates Waterfront Venue

211 Britland Farm Ln., Chestertown, MD

Nestled along the scenic Chester River in the historic town of Chestertown, Maryland lies the grand Brittland Estates. It offers indoor and outdoor event spaces, along with onsite accommodations for weddings, vacations, corporate retreats and events. For those seeking a one-of-a-kind venue rich in charm and history, Brittland Estates promises an unforgettable experience on the scenic shores of Chestertown.

The Inn at Huntingfield Creek

4928 Eastern Neck Rd., Rock Hall, MD

Imagine a pure-heavenly wedding at the Inn at Huntingfield Creek on the Maryland Eastern Shore. You’ll find exquisite accommodations and the picture-perfect setting with a sunset creek on the Chesapeake Bay. Dance the night away at a crystal-chandeliered barn reception, dine on upscale comfort created by their talented chef and experience rare hospitality at this unique 70-acre farm estate.

John Serock Catering

Loch Aerie Mansion, 700 Lancaster Pk., Malvern

Host your wedding celebration in Chester County’s historic yet timeless setting. Loch Aerie Mansion, built circa 1865, includes two ready suites for the couple and attendants to prepare for the big day. You can exchange your vows at the wedding wall in the grand ballroom or outside in the beautiful gardens. Enjoy the exquisite cuisine with excellent dining services provided exclusively by Serock Catering. Celebrate in the grand ballroom with 200+ of your family and friends.

Smoker Farm

1198 Rawlinsville Rd., New Providence

Choose from nine distinct ceremony sites, each offering its own charm and character. From catering to decor, Smoker Farm offers comprehensive services to ensure your day goes off without a hitch. Enjoy a perfect wedding weekend including rehearsal the evening before the wedding and bride/groom suites. Visit their website to learn about affordable and custom packages at this beautiful family-run farm.

Thornbury Farm

1256 Thornbury Rd., West Chester

Enjoy large views of open battlefields—beautiful for weddings—at this charming historic farm two miles south of West Chester, accommodating up to 200 guests. The covered patio hosts a chapel area and a large beehive oven. The enclosed patio, with grand piano and organ, can be used year round. Music, beverages and catering are provided by outside services. History tours and musket salutes add to the occasion.

Country Clubs

Chester Valley Golf Club

430 Swedesford Rd., Malvern

The formal ballroom with floor-to-ceiling windows is the centerpiece at Chester Valley Golf Club, offering gorgeous views of the setting sun over the golf course. You can also gather for drinks on the patio as water cascades from the pond’s fountain. From themed decor and menu selections to seating arrangements and AV equipment, their seasoned staff provides personal assistance to make your day a truly special one.

Galleries & Museum Spaces

Delaware Museum of Nature and Science

4840 Kennett Pk., Wilmington

The Delaware Museum of Nature and Science is a unique and special location with a variety of indoor and outdoor options for your ceremony and reception, including formal seated dinners, casual cocktail receptions or anything in between. Spaces include the Global Journey Gallery’s African Savanna, Arctic Tundra, Tropical Rainforest and Deep Sea, among the dinosaurs in the PaleoZone, or surrounded by trees in the Regional Journey Gallery, where you can dance across a map of Delaware.

Historic Buildings

Graystone Mansion

53 S. 1st Ave., Coatesville

Built in 1889, Graystone Mansion’s ageless grandeur is blended with modern convenience, making it a unique venue for events. From its circular drive, to its gorgeous grounds, to its hardwood moldings, Graystone Mansion is a perfect place to host catered events of distinction. It’s easy to envision Graystone Mansion as the backdrop for an elegant wedding reception, celebration or corporate meeting.

Oakbourne Mansion

1014 S. Concord Rd., West Chester

Whether you’re looking for the formality of a Victorian mansion or a more casual setting, Oakbourne Mansion and Park offers both. Use the accredited arboretum and distinctive castle-like water tower as your backdrop for outdoor ceremonies. A quaint indoor chapel can be used for small ceremonies. Indoor seating for up to 128 guests or tent outdoors for more. Preferred caterers. The Mansion is yours for 10 hours!

The Washington at Historic Yellow Springs

1701 Art School Rd., Chester Springs

Say “I do” in one of three outdoor ceremony sites (garden, old beech tree or the historic ruins that were once the Revolutionary War hospital!). Finish getting ready here in one of two suites, enjoy cocktail hour between the garden, porch and historic brick room, then dine and dance the night away in the heart of the 1700s building that can host up to 150 of your closest loved ones and friends. Choose from one of their preferred caterers. BYOB. Mix their history with your history to make an everlasting love story.

Other Venues & Rehearsal Dinners

Gracie’s 21st Century Cafe

1534 Manatawny Dr., Pine Forge, PA

Gracie’s offers an intimate sophisticated dining experience on their patio surrounded by mature gardens or in the eclectic, well-appointed dining rooms featuring a creatively designed atmosphere and organic selections from a vast menu. They will accommodate your requests with their splendid menu selections for intimate weddings, magical rehearsal dinners or bridal showers.

Pietro’s Prime

125 W. Market St., West Chester

Pietro’s Prime, an upscale yet casual Steakhouse and Martini Bar located in the heart of downtown West Chester, is perfect for your rehearsal dinner, shower or small wedding. Their quality cuisine and remarkable service will be just what you’re looking for to create your special memories. The private dining room or outside patio offer a perfect atmosphere for your special occasion for up to 55 guests seated or 75 in a cocktail-style setting.

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