The Ultimate Guide to a Bucks County Wedding

The opportunities are endless! Here’s our ultimate guide to a Bucks County wedding.

Getting married? A hidden treasure between the busy cities of Philadelphia and New York, Bucks County, PA is known for its picturesque landscapes, historic tales and breathtaking scenery, making it a perfect location for any wedding. Whether you prefer a rustic ceremony at a bed and breakfast or a royal affair at a majestic castle, Bucks County, PA’s venues are second-to-none in offering weddings with a special touch of class. Plus, after the wedding, we have plenty of reasons for your guests to stay the weekend to enjoy all that this countryside destination has to offer.

Perfect for an outdoor ceremony, plan a royal wedding at Fonthill Castle in Doylestown. Photo credit: Reflections by Ruth Photography

Where to Say ‘I Do’

Exchange vows along winding walkways, sprawling gardens and magnificent rolling hills while your guests get a taste of Bucks County’s charm.

-Plan your very own regal wedding at Fonthill Castle. The castle's dramatic presence and long tree-lined drive at Henry Mercer's former home is   surrounded by trees and gardens that are perfect for outdoor ceremonies and picture-taking.

-Be enchanted by art and culture at one of Bucks County's newest wedding venues, the Edgar N. Putman Pavilion at the James A. Michener Art Museum. This contemporary light-filled space will be the perfect oasis for any art-enthusiast bride.

Be enchanted by art and culture at the recently added Edgar N. Putman Pavilion at the James A. Michener Art Museum. Photo credit: © Natalie Wi, Allure West Studios

-Listen to the rippling of the water as you profess your love at the Pen Ryn Estate. This 18th-century Victorian Mansion is situated along the scenic Delaware River.

-Bucks County’s more than 60 bed and breakfasts offer the perfect backdrop for a quiet country wedding. Holly Hedge Estate's floral gardens, waterscapes and classic stone terraces will make you feel like a princess on your wedding day. Enjoy the sophisticated country atmosphere of the Ash Mill Farm Bed and Breakfast, an 18th-century working sheep farm with 10 acres of beautiful meadow trails (inset photo credit: Amanda Ryan). The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm offers a lavish, yet rustic setting for a country estate wedding.

-Plan a picturesque setting for your ceremony and reception at Peddler's Village. The winding walkways and sprawling gardens of this 42-acre shopping village provide a backdrop fit for a queen.

-Cheers to your future together at a Bucks County vineyard. With nine wineries comprising the Bucks County Wine Trail, any choice will surely be the venue of your dreams. The award-winning Crossing Vineyards and Winery is lined with fragrant gardens and romantic fountains that create the perfect setting for your wedding day. Exchange vows in front of a grand castle surrounded by acres of vineyards at Sand Castle Winery. The ever-charming New Hope Winery is housed in a rustic 18th-century barn and is ideal for a lovely country setting. Rose Bank Winery, built on land originally deeded to William Penn, is a beautiful and historic place to say ‘I Do.

Historic Rose Bank Winery’s newest event space, the Rose Ballroom, can accommodate 250 guests and offers scenic views of the vineyard and pasture. Photo credit: Visit Bucks County

For a complete list of unique wedding venues in Bucks County, check out VisitBucksCounty.com/Weddings.

 

Things to Do in Bucks County After the Wedding

Stay the weekend! There’s plenty to see and do after the wedding for those guests that have traveled far to be a part of your special day in Bucks County.

-Bringing the kids along? Take them to Sesame Place to meet their favorite Sesame Street characters or Giggleberry Fair in Peddler’s Village to conquer the largest indoor obstacle course in the region.

-Sip the day away along the Bucks County Wine Trail and explore nine wineries spanning the county.

Bucks County’s renowned vineyards pepper the beautiful countryside, including Sand Castle Winery in Upper Bucks County.  Photo credit: Sand Castle Winery

-Visit Peddler’s Village for a relaxing day of shopping at their more than 70 shops, dine in one of their six on-site restaurants or book a spa day at Skin ‘n Tonic.

-Home to eclectic shopping, riverside dining, impressive theater and cultural attractions, New Hope is a small town with a big city feel. Browse through the specialty stores along Main Street, take in a show at the Bucks County Playhouse or hear the stories of those who haunt the streets of this quiet town with a Ghost Tour.

-Try your luck at Parx Casino, the largest and most impressive gaming complex in Pennsylvania. This adult playground in Bensalem has more than 3,500 slot machines, 120 table games and 60 poker tables

-Hop in your car and take a scenic drive to discover Bucks County’s 12 remaining covered bridges. A map and directions are available on VisitBucksCounty.com.

-Explore the Mercer Mile in Doylestown! View where Henry Mercer created his famous decorative tiles at Moravian Pottery & Tile Works. Tour Fonthill Castle, Mercer’s 44-room former castle home, then, head to the Mercer Museum, featuring six floors filled with more than 50,000 artifacts.

-History buff? Step back in time and see the very site where George Washington crossed the Delaware River in 1776 at Washington Crossing Historic Park.

-Cool off with a  lazy afternoon down the river! Visit Bucks County River Country or Delaware River Tubing and take the family on a relaxing tube or raft ride along the Delaware River.

 

For a complete list of things to do in Bucks County, check out VisitBucksCounty.com.

 

Let Visit Bucks County Help

When you plan a wedding in Bucks County, you’ll be treated like a VIP. Visit Bucks County’s meetings and events sales manager, Rachel Wolkiewicz offers a range of complimentary services to those planning a wedding including coordinating hotel room blocks and suggesting venues, transportation, caterers, entertainment and more. Email rachelw@visitbuckscounty.com to begin planning!

 

Visit Bucks County is the official tourism promotion agency for Bucks County, PA. The tourism office promotes all there is to see and do to potential visitors and residents. In addition to consumer travel, Visit Bucks County targets sports tournaments, motorcoach groups, meetings, special events and weddings.

Posted by Visit Bucks County on 06/10/2013

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