It’s that exciting time of year when we announce the Best of PartySpace Venue Awards for 2021. From historic vineyards and arboretums to a state park, and a yacht club overlooking the Delaware River, Delaware County’s wedding venues span all types of unique event rentals.
Based on the amount of inquiries each venue received throughout the year, here are the top wedding venues in Delaware County!
Photo: Tyler Arboretum
Located in Media, Tyler Arboretum features an 1834 stone bank barn, tented patio overlooking a rolling countryside, mature trees and a trickling stream. Combined, the barn and patio may accommodate up to 200 guests. In addition, its recently renovated Barn allows for up to 140 guests. Finally, the porch and lawn of Historic Lachford Hall, dating to 1738, are perfect locations for ceremonies or cocktail hour. Tyler Arboretum’s expansive gardens and beautiful structures offer a memorable backdrop to your special day.
Photo credit: Lightyear Studio/Duke Sculpture Garden
Situated on a 100-year-old estate in Wallingford, guests of Duke Art Gallery will be mesmerized by its 1889 Rapunzel stone tower and Main Building on four-acres of landscaped grounds. Next to its Main Building, a spacious lawn is ready for your happily ever after.
The addition of a contemporary 3,100 square-foot gallery features oak floors, exposed beams and optimal lighting. The 19th century ballroom is a beautiful Plan “B” ceremony location in the event of poor weather.
Photo: Terrain at Styers
Follow us to Glen Mills where farm-to-table cuisine within Terrain at Styers’ restored antique greenhouse and lodge is the perfect remedy to awaken your senses.
The all-season horticultural setting is built on a 5-acre nursery complete with plants, trees and flowers and includes a restored barn, an Indian temple ideal for wedding ceremonies and historic Mushroom House typically used as a bridal suite. The greenhouse allows for a ceremony option in colder months along with several indoor and outdoor event spaces.
Photo: The Inn at Grace Winery
History, wine and onsite accommodations add up to the ultimate Delaware County vineyard wedding venue at The Inn at Grace Winery. The 35-acre Glen Mills winery includes a 1750s bank barn that doubles as a tasting room and rustic event space. Cocktail hour on the porch provides woodsy views. Imagine extending the wine and celebration with an overnight stay at its historic inn.
Located in the heart of Radnor, history lovers will enjoy the Spring House at Bolingbroke which has an inscription of “1727.” The 18th century Colonial stone mansion boasts four charming reception rooms, two large terraces and lovely secluded gardens.
Bolingbroke’s rear yard allows for an outdoor ceremony onsite with ample room for parking.
Through rolling hills and endless greenery, down the road from the stables and Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation, historic Parque is set in a 2600-acre Ridley State Park.
The early 20th century stone English Manor House, also known as Hunting Hill Mansion, sets the scene to your special day with backdrops such as a reflecting pool, formal gardens, fountains and multiple patios. Peer out the romantic balcony to take it all in.
Parque’s flagstone patio practically beckons cocktail hour with views of the forest grounds leading to a dinner reception inside the Tudor style mansion. Historic ruins on the grounds reflect a time gone by yet provide intriguing backdrops for wedding photos.
Enter Pomme through its romantic wooden bridge. It’s framed by seasonal blooms that peer out through tall trees overlooking the tranquil pond, home to a pair of swans.
Along the pond is a patio area ideal for cocktail hour with bistro lights overhead. On the opposite side of the bridge, you’ll find a stream and oversized swing practically calling out for a photo op. It’s perfect for dreamy wedding photos. Inside, Pomme features a spacious rustic ballroom. In addition, a tented space allows for a dazzling night under the deep blue skies.
Photo: Indian Orchards
Located on 40 acres of woods and orchards in Media, Indian Orchards’ event space features a stone terrace with unencumbered views of the forest, historic springhouse and pond. There is even room for a tent. Across the way, a 200-year-old restored barn as well as the 107-year-old orchard grounds provide a unique space to exchange vows.
Photo credit: Samantha Jay Photography/Corinthian Yacht Club
Corinthian Yacht Club of Philadelphia
The Corinthian Yacht Club of Philadelphia is located on seven acres with views of the Delaware River and stately Commodore Barry Bridge. The historic club offers several event spaces from a tented location to inside surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows for a fine dining experience.
Photo: The Old Mill
The Old Mill brings together beautiful gardens, historic ruins and rustic atmosphere in one location. In fact, the Delaware County wedding venue is registered as a national historic site.
A hidden gem in Rose Valley, The Old Mill is situated on a 12-acre wildlife and bird sanctuary near the grounds of Ridley Creek.
Imagine signature drinks, butlered hors d’oeuvres and conversation framed by decorated courtyard ruins.
Inside, the timber pavilion is yet another event space before a dinner reception in the ballroom. Each building reflects the Arts & Crafts style from the 1870s when the landmark was built.
Photo: Tyler Arboretum