Wednesday, March 29 2023 10:24

Guide to Wedding Venues & Services in the Brandywine Valley

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.

Caterers, B&Bs, Hotels, Inns and Resorts

Alexander Catering Company

326 W. Cedar St., Kennett Square

Alexander Catering Company is family owned and operated, providing boutique culinary services for bridal parties, weddings, showers and more. Based in Kennett Square, their full-service catering is provided at homes and venues throughout Chester County, Delaware County and Lancaster County. As a boutique caterer, they pride themselves on the small details that make your event a memorable one.

Faunbrook Bed & Breakfast

699 W. Rosedale Ave., West Chester

Photo: Moon Loop Photography

Faunbrook B&B is a perfect location for intimate weddings and events for 2 to 100 guests, offering afternoon, one-night and wedding-weekend options. Overnight guests stay in seven beautifully appointed rooms with a farm-to-table breakfast each morning. The 1860s Victorian mansion offers picturesque views on two acres of wooded land on the south side of West Chester and is ideal for weddings, showers, rehearsal dinners, business meetings or quiet getaways.

Harford County, MD – Liriodendron Mansion

502 W. Gordon St., Bel Air, MD

Harford County, Maryland is home to some of the most beautiful wedding venues in the region. From historic mansions to rustic barns and waterfronts, there’s a venue for every taste and style. The county’s picturesque landscapes provide the perfect backdrop for your special day. With top-notch amenities, accommodations, and catering services, make Harford County your ideal destination for tying the knot.

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 over 250+ of your friends, family and guests.

Kaleidoscope Weddings

48 W. 7th Ave., Conshohocken

Award-winning wedding planners in PA, NJ, NY, DE and destination areas. Kaleidoscope specializes in the planning, logistics and overall design of your wedding day to make the process fun and enjoyable and to bring your vision to life. Services include premier wedding planning for the lavish bride, full wedding planning for the sophisticated bride and day-of-coordination for the DIY bride, which begins two months out from your wedding date.

Lakefield Weddings

429 Hossler Rd., Manheim

Lakefield is a family-owned and operated farm nestled in the rolling hills of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The restored barn boasts a rustic, open-air space for receptions. The ponds provide a spacious and serene backdrop. Customize your day with the open vendor policy, or a coordinator and local vendors can be recommended. 2023 dates still available. Schedule a tour today.

The Lebanon Valley

115 Springwood Dr., Suite 500, Lebanon

Nestled in the hills between Hershey and Lancaster, you’ll discover the Lebanon Valley. From rustic character to modern elegance, lakeside meadows to exquisite mansions, the Lebanon Valley can accommodate your large soirees or intimate celebrations. When you are ready to start planning, take time to discover the unexpected in the Lebanon Valley.

The Oaks Waterfront

25876 Royal Oak Rd., Royal Oak, MD

Located on Oak Creek, less than 3 miles from St. Michaels, MD, The Oaks offers a mini-destination wedding experience on the Eastern Shore for an outdoor ceremony with a covered dock for cocktail hour and a temperature-controlled waterfront ballroom for your reception. Spectacular food, drinks and hospitality. The Oaks can accommodate up to 250 guests.

Worcester County, Maryland

107 W. Green St., Snow Hill, MD

Why wouldn’t you want to get married in “America’s Coolest Small Town” or on a pristine Ocean City beach? In Worcester County, you can have a small ceremony in a historic turn-of-the-century bed and breakfast inn or go barefoot in your wedding dress at Assateague Island. From the preparations, ceremony, reception and accommodations, for your one stop wedding planner.

Country Clubs

Coatesville Country Club – Yearsley Barn

143 Reservoir Rd., Coatesville

Wedding services take place in the restored, historic Davis M. Yearsley Barn (circa 1790) or outdoors with classic Chester County rural views, both overlooking the beautiful Coatesville Reservoir. The ballroom can be configured for intimate and large-scale celebrations, and guests will be treated to top shelf beverages and fine dining prepared to your exact requests by their executive chef. Experienced wedding planners are available to assist you.

Phoenixville Country Club

355 Country Club Rd., Phoenixville

Located in Chester County, near Valley Forge National Historic Park, historic churches and multiple hotels, beautiful Phoenixville Country Club, with its century-old farmhouse and panoramic course views, is an ideal venue for your memorable day. They tailor your special day to make your dreams a reality, down to the last detail, including the wedding cake. Personalized service, culinary delights and warm ambience, with an all-inclusive price, combine to make your day perfect. All are welcome!

Gallery & Museum Spaces

Delaware Museum of Nature and Science

4840 Kennett Pk., Wilmington

The Delaware Museum of Nature and Science is a unique and social 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

Elizabeth Furnace

2121 Furnace Hills Pk., Lititz

A National Historic Landmark, Elizabeth Furnace recently completed an award-winning renovation preserving the charm and romance of its 18th-century origins, while adding modern amenities expected of a premier venue. The 33-acre estate features tiered English perennial gardens, expansive lawns, mature wooded glens and 11 colonial-era stone buildings. All play a part in creating the Elizabeth Furnace Experience.

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 ten hours!

The Washington at Historic Yellow Springs

1701 Art School Rd., Chester Springs

The Washington offers historic charm with modern amenities. Get ready for your big day on location in one of their two suites. Say “I do” in one of three picturesque outdoor ceremony sites, then dine and dance the night away in the heart of the beautiful 1700s building with room for up to 150 guests. Choose from one of the preferred caterers. BYOB. Yellow Springs’ history with your history makes an everlasting love story.

White Chimneys Estate

5117 Lincoln Hwy., Gap

White Chimneys Estate in eastern Lancaster County boasts over 300 years of American history. The historic grounds and buildings host weddings and events of all sizes. They offer a 2,000-square-foot Bridal Suite, a climate-controlled tobacco barn with tables, chairs and on-site decor rentals. Formal gardens grow herbs for Roaming Libations Mobile Bar, a bartending service which provides unique infusions and beverages and offers custom services including the champagne garden greeting and a visit from horses, donkeys or ponies carrying unique cocktails!

Other Venues & Rehearsal Dinners

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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