Best Chester County Wedding Venues (2021)

The numbers are IN! Join us as we countdown the Best Chester County Wedding Venues –based on the number 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 awards for best Chester County wedding venues! Is your favorite on the list?

Bride and groom on stone path with garden and stone building in the background at The Washington at Historic Yellow Springs, the best Chester County wedding venues.

Photo credit: Brae Howard Photography/The Washington at Historic Yellow Springs

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.

Bride and groom smiling with exposed columns strung with lights in the background at Franklin Commons, one of the best Chester County wedding venues.

Photo: Franklin Commons

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.

Bride holding colorful bouquet in air with groom walking on aisle at Terrain Gardens at Devon, one of the best Chester County wedding venues

Photo: Terrain Gardens at Devon Yard

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. In fact, they reflect European landscapes with illuminated festival lights overhead.

Additionally, The Garden Porch, is perfect for cocktail hour. In fact, it can be used regardless of the forecast. The weather resistant area overlooks the gardens.

At last, gather in the rustic elegant Reception Room for farm-to-table seasonal dining. Meanwhile, high ceilings practically invite lush hanging installations of greenery and florals complemented by the skylight’s natural lighting. Afterward, dance to your play list on reclaimed barn wood floors.

Bride and groom kissing under plant installation with wooden beams in barn at Duportail House's Chester County wedding venue.

Photo: Duportail House

Duportail House

History lovers will adore Duportail House with its 1740 stone farmhouse and circa 1792 Federal Barn. They are 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 hosts up to 160 people.

Bride and groom holding hands under pergola covered in lights, ivy and plants at Brandywine Manor House's Chester County wedding venue.

Photo credit: Amanda Dolly Photography/Brandywine Manor House

Brandywine Manor House

Imagine peering out from a window of this 1740s climate-controlled Manor Barn. It has views of an illuminated lake, meadows and gardens. Brandywine Manor House gives you a choice of four distinctive ceremony locations. For example, choose among the Oak Grove, Lakeview, Garden Terrace, or the Glen.  In addition, there is the Manor Barn with its loft, lighted gazebos, pergola, foot bridges for your reception. Finally, there is a tented facility. Certainly, all spaces are lovely.

Bride and groom kissing by winding tree limbs on grounds of Welkinweir's chester county wedding venue.

Photo credit: Sweetwater Portraits/Welkinweir


Welkinweir is the culmination of history and nature. The estate is on more than 200 acres of preserved rolling forest hills, wildflowers and ponds in East Nantmeal.  In fact, the 300-year-old country estate is 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. Certainly, it could be used as a backdrop for memorable wedding photos.

Finally, outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the 2,400 square foot clear paneled tent. Dine and dance under clear blue skies.

Welkinweir can host up to 150 guests.

Bride's dress twirling dancing with groom in ballroom at Loch Aerie's chester county wedding venue.

Photo: Loch Aerie Mansion

Loch Aerie Mansion

Loch Aerie Mansion, built circa 1865 reflects timeless elegance.  Say “I Do” in the Grand Ballroom. In fact, the Grand Ballroom allows for more than 250 friends, family, and guests to celebrate your special day. Alternatively, exchange vows outside surrounded by beautiful gardens.

Bride and groom with a lei around neck standing in garden at farmhouse at People's light's chester county wedding venue.

Photo: The Farmhouse at People’s Light

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 holds 200 guests, and a indoor pavilion with an awe-inspiring cathedral ceiling.

In addition, history lovers may opt for its Revolutionary-era barn, now a 350-seat theatre. Outside, you will find lovely curated English gardens.

Bride and groom holding hands with stone building in background at anthony wayne house's chester county wedding venue.

Photo: Anthony Wayne House

Anthony Wayne House

Located on the Main Line, Anthony Wayne House is a venue complimented by rustic details and the beauty of nature. In addition, it has a rich history.

Indeed, 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.

Certainly, as a wedding venue, Anthony Wayne House and its gardens are a captivating backdrop. Dine and dance under an elegant climate-controlled tent. Finally, Anthony Wayne House may host up to 260 guests.

Bride and groom dancing in barn with exposed wood rafters as guests look on at Gables at Chadds Ford's rustic chester county wedding venue.

Photo: The Gables at Chadds Ford

The Gables at Chadds Ford

Finally, The Gables at Chadds Ford reflects understated elegance in a country setting. Originally a historical dairy barn dating to 1865, The Gables at Chadds Ford is quite popular as a wedding venue. It offers several event spaces.

For example, its brick terrace is ideal for outdoor wedding ceremonies draped with flowering trees. A stone wall and tiered waterfall accentuate the space. Inside, the bank barn features wooden beams, a chandelier and a seemingly endless ceiling.

To conclude, it’s easy to see why these made the list as the best Chester County wedding venues!