The numbers are IN! Join us as we countdown the Best Chester County Wedding Venues for 2021–based on the amount of inquiries each venue received throughout the year.
One fact is clear: Chester County is steeped in history. From rustic barns and historic mansions to industrial chic and unique spaces, here are the best Chester County wedding venue awards! Is your favorite on the list?
Photo credit: Brae Howard Photography/The Washington at Historic Yellow Springs
Previously a colonial inn and tavern, the Washington at Historic Yellow Springs was built in 1750. In fact, it has a rich history, having housed soldiers of the American Revolution who were recuperating. As such, General George Washington commissioned the hospital, visited the soldiers and slept the night.
Now equipped with modern amenities and air-conditioning, couples can dine and dance on these historic grounds. Its 2,000 square foot main room can accommodate up to 150 guests for a seated reception.
Photo: Franklin Commons
Once a silk mill, then a carpet mill and more, Franklin Commons blends industrial chic with a rustic flair. Located in Phoenixville, Franklin Commons combines an art gallery, an eclectic sculpted garden, a landscaped outdoor ceremony courtyard, and Franklin Hall to create a truly memorable event. In fact, the Courtyard has a soothing water feature and vintage steam engine.
Franklin Commons can accommodate 700 guests in the spacious wedding venue with indoor and outdoor options.
Photo: Terrain Gardens at Devon Yard
Located on the Main Line in Devon, Terrain Gardens at Devon Yard is an all-encompassing campus for weddings and events. The lush horticultural event space offers Ceremony Gardens accented with seasonal florals that reflect European landscapes and illuminated festival lights overhead. The Garden Porch, a weather resistant area overlooks the gardens and is perfect for cocktail hour. Gather in the rustic elegant Reception Room for farm-to-table seasonal dining, and dancing on reclaimed barn wood floors. High ceilings practically invite lush hanging installations of greenery and florals complemented by the skylight’s natural lighting.
Photo: Duportail House
History lovers will adore Duportail House with its 1740 stone farmhouse and circa 1792 Federal Barn situated on three acres. Inside, you will find the first floor with its three rooms as well as the tented patio ready to welcome your reception. The upstairs suite is ideal to prepare for your big day. Duportail House accommodates up to 160 people.
Photo credit: Amanda Dolly Photography/Brandywine Manor House
Imagine peering out from a window of this 1740s climate-controlled Manor Barn with views of an illuminated lake, meadows and gardens. You have your choice of four distinctive ceremony locations: the Oak Grove, Lakeview, Garden Terrace, and the Glen as well as a tented facility or the Manor Barn with its loft, lighted gazebos, pergola, foot bridges for your reception.
Photo credit: Sweetwater Portraits/Welkinweir
Located on more than 200 acres of preserved rolling forest hills, wildflowers and ponds in East Nantmeal, Welkinweir is the culmination of history and nature. The 300-year-old country estate is a listed on the National Historic Registry and overlooks a peaceful 6-acre pond. In addition, the ruins of a stone bank barn now filled with shrubs and florals provide a unique ceremony site or simply a backdrop for memorable wedding photos.
Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the 2400 square foot clear paneled tent for dining and dancing under clear blue skies.
Welkinweir can host up to 150 guests.
Photo: Loch Aerie Mansion
Loch Aerie Mansion, built circa 1865 reflects timeless elegance. Say “I Do” in the Grand Ballroom, or outside surrounded by beautiful gardens. The Grand Ballroom allows for more than 250 friends, family, and guests to celebrate your special day.
Photo: The Farmhouse at People’s Light
Located in Malvern, The Farmhouse at People’s Light dates to 1790. The Main Line wedding venue is situated on seven acres of nature with several event spaces to choose from. The Farmhouse at People’s Light includes a 1700s farmhouse, a modern-day ballroom that accommodates 200 guests, and a indoor pavilion with an awe-inspiring cathedral ceiling. History lovers may opt for its Revolutionary-era barn, now a 350-seat theatre. Outside, you will find lovely curated English gardens.
Photo: Anthony Wayne House
Located on the Main Line, Anthony Wayne House is a historic venue complimented by rustic details and the beauty of nature.
The Revolutionary War landmark, also known as Historic Waynesborough, is maintained by a non-profit organization committed to preserving historic sites. In fact, a portion of the event rental proceeds is dedicated to maintaining and preserving the revolutionary property.
Anthony Wayne House and its gardens are a captivating backdrop as you dine and dance under an air-conditioned/heated elegant tent. Anthony Wayne House may host up to 260 guests.
Photo: The Gables at Chadds Ford
Originally a historical dairy barn dating to 1865, The Gables at Chadds Ford reflects understated elegance in a country setting. Its brick terrace is ideal for outdoor wedding ceremonies draped with flowering trees and accented with a stone wall and tiered waterfall. Inside, the bank barn features wooden beams, a chandelier and a seemingly endless ceiling.