7 Historic Chester County Wedding Venues


Recently engaged? Are you the type of couple that stops at historical markers to read a landmark’s history? If you are drawn to venues that tell a story, consider a historic wedding venue rental for your big day. Here are seven historic Chester County wedding venues you may not know about:

Photo: Loch Aerie Mansion/Courtney Simpson Photography

Loch Aerie Mansion

Located in Malvern, PA, the Italiane Gothic Revival Mansion Loch Aerie dates to 1865.

The four-story stone mansion was built with Pennsylvanian limestone and blue marble and its porch entryway is warm and inviting.

The owners restored the mansion, keeping its historic architecture intact yet expanding to include a 5000 square foot ballroom. It accommodates more than 300 guests.

Loch Aerie Mansion features the Parlor for intimate wedding ceremonies, cocktail receptions; Billard and Dining Rooms capable of hosting small weddings, corporate events and cocktail style receptions; and The Ballroom, perfect for weddings and events up to 325 guests. In addition, the outdoor gardens may be tented for those who wish to celebrate their Chester County wedding under the stars. Loch Aerie is exclusive to John Serock Catering.

Photo: Midway Arches/Elle Photo Design

Midway Arches

Making its debut this year, Midway Arches in Coatesville is comprised of two venues: St. Stanislaus and St. Cecilia’s.

Preserving the history of the two churches, St. Cecilia’s was renovated to serve as an event venue for up to 125 guests while St. Stan’s is a boutique hotel.

Midway Arches has several preferred caterers.

Photo: The Farmhouse at People’s Light

The Farmhouse at People’s Light

The Farmhouse at People’s Light is a historic Malvern wedding venue dating to 1790. Set on seven acres of nature, its event spaces include a 1700s farmhouse, a modern 200-person ballroom, a hardwood-floored indoor pavilion with a dramatic cathedral ceiling, as well as a revolutionary-era barn converted into a 350-seat theatre. And to top it off, its surrounded by pristine curated English gardens.

Catering is in house.

Photo: Duportail House

Duportail House

Duportail House is located on three acres of landscaped grounds on the edge of Valley Forge National Historic Park. The historic Chester County wedding venue includes the 1740 farmhouse and the Federal barn which dates to 1792. Both are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Duportail House can host up to 160 guests. Duportail has multiple preferred caterers.

Photo: Radnor Hunt

Radnor Hunt

Situated on 6,000 acres of countryside, Radnor Hunt is a rustic farmhouse with modern amenities, home to the oldest continuous fox hunt club in the country. Its Grand Ballroom features parquet floors, unobstructed floor-to-ceiling views of the surrounding meadows and stables and seating for up to 200 guests. Its covered patio is ideal for cocktail hour with a nature backdrop while the smaller ballroom accommodates up to 60 people. In addition, Radnor Hunt’s spacious property has ample room for tented events.

Radnor Hunt is exclusive to J. Scott Catering.

Photo: Faunbrook Bed & Breakfast

Faunbrook Bed & Breakfast

Built in 1860, the Victorian inn is situated on a wooded 2-acres with a stunning and spacious outdoor area with twinkling lights, a wraparound porch and brick patio. Inside the historic West Chester bed and breakfast, you’ll find mahogany millwork, Monticello windows, large common areas to mingle, and seven guest rooms within including two suites with romantic fireplaces.

Faunbrook has a list of numerous preferred caterers.

Photo: The Plantation Ballroom at Vicker’s Restaurant/Spark Photography

The Plantation Ballroom at Vickers’ Restaurant

Adjacent to the historic 1820s farmhouse that serves as Vickers’ Restaurant, a 100-seat eatery, is the private Plantation Ballroom. Its understated elegance, opulent décor and French doors that lead to a patio surrounded by nature make it an ideal Chester County wedding venue. Its 10 floor-to-ceiling windows are accented with Plantation shutters that preserve the historic ambiance of the house.

For winter weddings, the cozy Hunt Room is perfect for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. A grand hearth fireplace brings a warm glow to the dining room that is covered in reclaimed wood from the early 19th-century barn that once housed John Vickers’ pottery.

Catering is in house.

Photo: The Farmhouse at People’s Light