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Philander Chase Knox Estate

Malvern, PA, Pennsylvania

The Historical Philander Chase Knox Estate

If you are looking for a unique and memorable place to hold your wedding, look no further than this historical site.

The Philander Chase Knox Estate sits on 3,500 acres of land at Valley Forge National Park. Teeming with verdure, flourishing flowers, expansive meadows, and the placid Valley Creek, this picturesque venue is perfect for your rustic event. The Philander Chase Knox Estate offers a unique touch of history dating back to the Revolutionary War in 1777, serving as Geroge Washington’s army encampment and summer home of the former U.S. Attorney General, Secretary of State, and Senator Philander Chase.


When you book at this elegant venue, you can expect:

  • Glossy wood farm tables with stylish cross-back farm chairs.
  • A beautiful outdoor space that can accommodate up to 200 guests.
  • Period furnishings and patio area for cocktail hour

Prepare for your special day surrounded by historic elegance in a private bridal suite and a private bridesmaid’s suite each featuring their own powder room. The beautifully manicured lawn looks out to colorful wildflowers and the charming Valley Creek, creating the perfect backdrop for exchanging vows.

For cocktail hour, your guests will enjoy the spectacular view from the slate patio or mingle amongst the period furniture in the living and dining rooms. The main event will take your guests under the state of the art, fully carpeted 50 x 80 ft. tent, where they will dine, seated at gorgeous reclaimed barn wood farm tables. Take your rustic, elegant event up a notch with the built-in special event lighting that will set the tone for any occasion! Located right in Valley Forge National Historic Park, Mother Nature and American history come together to provide limitless photo opportunities!

The National Park Service has leased the historic Philander Chase Knox Estate to Valley Forge Park Events, LLC (A partnership between Robert Ryan Catering & Design and The Party Center) in an effort to enhance this and other sites within Valley Forge National Historic Park for generations to come. Contact us today for more information or to schedule a tour of this historic Chester County wedding venue!

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From finding the perfect venue to coordinating with vendors, PartySpace will make your day at The Philander Knox Estate one to remember. To learn more about the Philander Chase venue, contact us today!


Such a big thank you to every at Robert Ryan Catering and the Philander Chase Knox Estate! From beginning to end our wedding was amazing. I can't think of a more beautiful setting to say I do. I got such great compliments but the truth is the wedding was amazing because of the great team who helped us! Leigh is the wedding planner and was awesome at all the details and helping us with everything. Lisa was just amazing during our rehearsal and the day of. I quite literally did not have to worry about one thing. Lisa had everything handled with a smile on her face. Our waitress was amazing too (in all the hustle and bustle I forgot her name) but she made sure my husband and I always had a drink in our hand. And we actually got to eat our food (which is great because it was so delicious!) I cannot thank everyone at the PCK house enough! Our pictures turned out stunning! If you're a bride looking at venues, this one is worth every penny and then some!

Michelle, Malvern, PA

It is impossible to say too many good things about Robert Ryan Catering and their newest venue, the Philander Chase Knox Estate. My husband and I were married there in July, and every part of our experience was absolutely perfect! From the beginning of the process the Robert Ryan team was professional, informative, flexible, and so much fun to work with. They truly made the wedding planning process a breeze. We worked with Leigh throughout the planning process and Lisa and Wyatt on the wedding day. They all were spectacular. They made us feel like family (my mom actually asked if we had known Wyatt before the wedding...he was THAT good), made sure we had everything we needed, and our guests have not stopped raving about the food, and the expert and personal service they received from the staff! There is absolutely nothing we would have changed about the wedding day, and we have Robert Ryan Catering and the Philander Chase Knox Estate to thank for that! They really thought of everything, and executed every detail perfectly! All we had to do was show up and enjoy every minute of the day! If you are thinking about booking this venue, do it! I promise you will not be disappointed!

Kathleen, Devon, PA
Contact Person Sales
Phone 610-647-4711
Address 151 Library Lane, Malvern, PA, 19355
Is your facility handicapped accessible Yes
Is outside kosher catering permitted? Yes
Is kosher catering available No
Is the facility indoor only, outdoor only, or both? Indoor and Outdoor
Does your facility have guest rooms No
Does your facility have air conditioning Yes
Maximum capacity with dancing 200
Maximum capacity without dancing 200