Featured Wedding Venues

Appleford

Appleford Estate is the perfect Wedding Venue location

Appleford will make your wedding feel nothing short of a fairy tale. The sprawling 24 acres of land is covered in gardens, streams, and forestry. The beautiful land creates a serene area perfect for the intimacy of a wedding. Within the gardens, the beautiful stone manor and terrace are great for receptions.  For those who want an unforgettable outdoor wedding, this is your wedding venue. 

Appleford Estate Wedding Venue Outside View

Perfect wedding venue location for Garden Style weddings

Appleford Estate Garden Style Wedding

Beautiful outside wedding venue view

Right on the Main Line, you don’t have to travel far from the city to get to this magical venue. During the day, if there are events in progress, the public may enjoy strolling through the gardens. This is a great way to truly experience the venue’s landscape and offerings. Within Appleford, there are four different types of gardens along with the covered terrace. Not only are these grounds beautiful, but they are also historic. The land, originally granted by William Penn, has original architecture from 300 years ago. The Appleford Committee now takes care of the grounds and preserves Appleford ‘s history. 

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Appleford Estate Outside Wedding

Scenic wedding venue view

We talked to the Executive Director of Appleford, Laurie McGrath, to get some more insight on Appleford.
She shared with us that one of the things that makes Appleford a perfect venue is the perfect garden setting. “Appleford is a handsome, understated example of early Pennsylvania architecture. It is both an arboretum and bird sanctuary with water features and gardens designed by Thomas Sears. The grounds offer numerous backdrops for photographs.”

When asked about recent trends she has experienced, she told us that lately many couples are booking their wedding close to the engagement date. Long engagements seem to be a thing of the past.
In closing, Laurie suggests that when you are looking for the perfect venue, concentrate on one item that matters to you the most. Whether that be the beautiful venue, good food, drinks, or entertainment.

Appleford Estate Seating View

Enjoy your special day

Appleford Estate Terrace Tent

Enjoy special events in Appleford’s Terrace Tent

Recently, we got a firsthand look at a very special wedding at Appleford. One of our friends from Philip Gabriel Photography had her wedding here. Check out Allure Films‘ video from Anya and Russell’s wedding to see exactly what an Appleford wedding looks like.

Video by Allure Films
Special thank you to our media partners at Philip Gabriel Photography for all of the lovely photos

For more on Appleford, visit their website here<

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Wedding Venue – The Baldwin School

Featured Philly Wedding Venue is the Baldwin School in Bryn Mawr, PA. Built in 1890, this French-styled building has transformed from hotel to school. The unique architecture created beautiful scenery inside and out. The Baldwin School had multiple rooms to host different parts of your event. Each room has beautiful hardwood floors and Victorian-style elegance. Outside, guests will be wowed by the lush greenery, towering oak trees, and clean maintenance of the grounds.

The Baldwin School

The Foyer’s grand staircase makes for a perfect photo opportunity. The main entrance also has a large wood burning fireplace, adding to the venue’s rustic charm. The deep set windows and wood paneled walls also showcase the building’s distinctive architecture. 

Every aspect of the venue shows the historic value from years of upkeep and preservation. Even though the building was created in 1890, this venue feels like a brand new wedding experience, unique from the traditional hotel or restaurant setting.  

Baldwin

For more on The Baldwin School, check out their vendor page. 

Special thanks to Philip Gabriel Photography for these photos.

Ritz

Wedding Venue – The Ritz Carlton

Built in 1908, the this former bank vault has become a Philadelphia icon, the Ritz-Carlton Hotel. This luxury hotel features multiple ballrooms to accommodate for all different sized weddings. Filled with rich history, luxurious furnishings, and elegant architecture, the Ritz is a perfect location for any Philadelphia couple. Right in Center City, this venue allots for beautiful photos inside and out.

Check out Andrew and Rachel’s wedding reception at the Ritz Carlton for an inside look:

Allure Films by: Video One

For more information on this venue, head over to their wedding professionals page here. 

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The Logan Hotel

Wedding Venue – The Logan Hotel

The Logan Hotel is an unforgettable venue to host your Philadelphia wedding. The Logan has three main spaces for all different types of weddings. Their spacious ballroom, with high ceilings and sparking chandeliers, can host up to 250 people for larger weddings. For smaller weddings, the Stenton can host up to 120 guests and has a rustic style with wooden accents and a grand fireplace. The Courtyard, their third venue, is popular for hosting enchanting outdoor weddings. It can also connect to the ballroom to create an even larger space for your big day.  Right in Logan Square, the Logan has always been a well-known wedding spot with its artistic designs, elegant space, and beautiful architecture. Their team of wedding specialists are there to assists in every need to make your wedding day perfect. 

Check out Michael and Heather’s wedding preview video for an inside look on what it’s like to have a wedding at The Logan

Video courtesy of Allure Films, and photog courtesy of Campli Photography

For more information on this venue, head over to our Wedding Venues page here.

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Ellis Preserve by Finley

Wedding Venue – Ellis Preserve

In 2016, Finley Catering added another venue to their collection, this one just outside of Philadelphia. In Newtown Square, the Ellis Preserve is a space for couple’s that may want something outside the busy city. Outside the ballroom, the green expanse creates a beautiful space for outdoor wedding venues. Attached, the ballroom compliments the area with its large Greek-style columns and stone architecture. The Ellis Preserve by Finley is a great wedding venue for couple’s that want a breath of fresh air from the city and are looking for a combination of indoor and outdoor venue space.

For an inside look at the Ellis Preserve by Finley Catering, check out Danielle and Robert’s wedding video:

For more information on this venue, head over to their wedding professionals page here. 

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Please Touch Museum

Usually when you think of wedding venues, it’s big ballrooms, country clubs, or hotels. The Please Touch Museum offers a different approach to the traditional venue. Their unique spaces include a carousel, a whimsical wonderland, an urban environment exhibit, and more. Combined with Brûlée Catering, their own catering professionals, the Please Touch Museum offers a creative change to the norm. With both large and small spaces, they can accommodate for all types of weddings. Check out the video below for an in depth look at John and Christyna’s wedding reception at this unique venue.

Christyna and John -IG Please Touch from Allure Films by: Video One on Vimeo.

For more information on this venue, head over to their wedding professionals page here

 

 

In 2011, Cescaphe introduced a new venue to the Philadelphia area: Vie. The venue was inspired by the elegance of French Provencal design to capture the romantic appearance of modern décor. Vie resides north of City Hall, right by the famous Love Park. Nestled in such a historic area, out of town guests enjoy the scenery and nearby landmarks. In the areas, guests can visit places such as Rittenhouse Square, Center City Philadelphia, Logan Square and Fairmount Park, all within a short distance of Vie.  

Vie

Vie certainly reflects Cescaphe’s strive for excellence in their wedding venue. Cescaphe designed Vie to impress guests at every point. Upon arrival, guests are greeted with a towering champagne display, interactive food stations, and a customized ice sculpture atop a boundless stretch of seafood and hors d’oeuves. As guest flow through the ravishing cocktail space, they begin to admire the stunning details of the venue. The imported Italian mosaic, a floor-to-ceiling, custom-built panoramic bar and the breathtaking porcelain and crystal chandeliers show off the elegance of Vie.

Vie

Cescaphe has hosted so many unique weddings over the years at their variety of venues. We spoke to Cescaphe co-founder, Joe Volpe, for insight on popular wedding trends that they’ve seen arise. One that sticks out the most is many couples’ desire for both an indoor and outdoor space. Vie has a private outdoor courtyard with exposed brick walls, hanging chandeliers, and lush greenery. The open air space provides a setting for beautiful, intimate wedding ceremonies. The built-in stage will give every guest the perfect view of the newlywed couple. For couples that choose an indoor ceremony space, the outdoor area can still be highlighted with cigar roller bar, fire pit, game space, and more.

Vie

With Cescaphe’s catering expertise and venue management, your wedding will go exactly as planned. Their culinary expertise will “Wow” you and your guests, making it an experience from cocktail hour to dinner. Vie is the perfect venue for couples looking to host a grand affair while keeping their love at the center of it all. From beginning to end, Cescaphe will make your wedding something you will remember forever.

Vie

Check out the video below from Allure Films of a wedding reception at Vie. 

Special thanks to our media partners Allure Films for sharing this wedding clip.

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To visit Vie’s directory listing, follow this link

Springfield Country Club

Our next Editor’s choice award goes to Springfield Country Club! Springfield Country Club is open to the public has every amenity to make your wedding experience perfect. A newly built Courtyard Marriott hotel is located on the country club’s grounds, and provide rooms or suites for guests just steps away from the reception. They also offer a complimentary overnight stay for couples who book their reception at the Springfield Country Club.

In addition to the hotel, they also have an on-premise restaurant: Tavola Restaurant and Bar. The restaurant is great for guests staying through the weekend, for meals and drinks before and after the festivities. Tavola’s patio overlooks the 18 public hole golf course, which is also a nice amenity for wedding guests staying for the weekend.

Springfield Country Club

For brides, grooms, and guests in need of relaxation, there is the Joseph Anthony spa and salon. Get ready for your big day on site without having to worry about travelling. With everything the Springfield Country Club offers, there’s no need to leave. Their staff will make sure everything works out perfectly for your big day. 

We spoke to Janet Rickards, the Sales Manager for Springfield Country Club, on how couples should plan on finding a venue.

There is more to the wedding venue space than just guest capacity. Janet advises, “When choosing your venue, select a reception space that is able to comfortably accommodate not just your guests, but also your entertainment, food and beverage.” Not every wedding is the same, and while most venues will try to accommodate, make sure you keep this is mind. Janet also advises, “If you are having a band, want a large dance floor with plenty of room for your guests to dance and mingle, have food or beverage stations, or photo op or lounge areas – take that all into mind when selecting the right venue and utilize floor plans so that your event is able to be executed in the way that you have envisioned.” No one wants to feel cramped at a wedding. 

springfield country club

For those looking at booking the country club, there are three different event spaces to consider. The Grand Ballroom, the Golf View Ballroom and the Fairway Ballroom, each with its own unique features and crystal chandeliers. They also offer outdoor ceremony event space options. They include a ceremony garden surrounded by lush greenery and a charming gazebo complimented by a stone walkway and foliage. Both spots are perfect for romantic ceremonies under the sun.

In addition to her knowledge about choosing a venue, Janet also informed us of some recent wedding trends she has seen. “In addition to the wedding cake, many couples are enhancing their dessert course with added sweet treats for guests to enjoy. From gourmet donut walls to dessert martini bars, ice cream sundae stations and fresh baked pastries, the crowd-pleasing possibilities are endless! We love working together with our clients and culinary team on customizing the perfect assortment to make things extra sweet and sentimental.”    

Congratulations to the Springfield Country Club for winning a PhillyWeddings’ Editor’s Choice Award! 

Get an inside look at what a wedding at the Springfield Country Club looks like below:

Special thanks to our media partners Allure Films for sharing this wedding clip from the Springfield Country Club. 

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To visit the Springfield Country Club’s page, follow this link to our directory.

kimmel center

The latest Philly Weddings Editor’s Choice Award goes to the Kimmel Center! The Kimmel Center is regularly used as a performing arts center, but doubles as a beautiful wedding venue. Right in the heart of Philadelphia, couples can enjoy views of City Hall, which make for great photo opportunities. Inside, the Kimmel Center’s soaring glass atrium will make your wedding picture perfect. 

kimmel center

Along with the beautiful venue, Garces Group exclusively caters at the center. We spoke to Gina Rio, the Wedding Sales and Marketing Manager for Garces Group for more insight on the Kimmel Center. Gina tells, “Kimmel Center is an architectural masterpiece centered in Philadelphia’s Avenue of the Arts. Couples say ‘I do’ under Hamilton Garden’s soaring glass atrium which features floor-to-ceiling windows and stunning views of the iconic vaulted glass arch.” Guests enjoy classic cocktails and delicious bites by Garces Events in The Lounge and outdoor Balcony overlooking City Hall.

The Kimmel Center stands apart from other wedding venues because of its unique features, like the atrium. However, the Kimmel Center is perfect for weddings because of its neutral colors as well. Gina advises that “Neutral décor and a color scheme that is pleasing to the eye will allow couples to bring their personal aesthetic to the wedding. No one wants to compete with bold carpets or busy wallpaper!” The Kimmel Center is unique yet customizable for any type of couple. 

Since the venue is so customizable, Gina has seen many different wedding styles. Recently, she has seen couples use mixed media and different textures used in decor. Softer features such as feathery grass and lightweight linens can be used to accentuate the modern aesthetic of Hamilton Garden. 

Kimmel Center

For a truly one-of-a-kind venue in the city, the Kimmel Center is a great choice for couples planning their wedding. Congratulations to the Kimmel Center again for winning Philly Weddings 2019 Editor’s Choice Award! 

Special thanks to our media partners Allure Films for sharing this wedding clip.

Thank you to our media partners at Philip Gabriel Photography for all of the lovely photos. 

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To visit the Kimmel Center’s page, follow this link to our directory.

Philadelphia is known for its American history. While there are many parts of Philadelphia that exemplify its history, there is one in particular we love: The Bellevue Hotel in The Unbound Collection by Hyatt. In the heart of Philadelphia, patrons of the Bellevue Hotel find themselves in the original “luxury hotel.” George C. Boldt, “The Father of the Modern American Hotel” pioneered the idea of a luxury hotel; delicious cuisine, impeccable service and a social setting where all locals and visitors could gather. He envisioned the Grand Ballroom as “the most magnificent in the world, no matter what the cost.” 

The Bellevue has certainly lived up to those expectations over the years. As a historic hotel, it is also thought that the Bellevue was the first fully-electrified building in the country. Thomas Edison designed the original lighting for the entire building. 

Directly in Center City, the Bellevue draws in guests with beautiful views inside and out. Within the hotel there are three main wedding venues: XIX Pearl Room, the Rose Garden Ballroom, and the Grand Ballroom. These rooms have beautiful architectural design and modern furnishing. Each room provides wonderful backdrops for wedding photos. Lisa McGraw, The Bellevue Hotel’s Senior Event Sales Manager, tells us that their clients love the balconies off the XIX Pearl Room and the staircase in the Grand Ballroom for photos.

 

With such an exquisite venue, The Bellevue Hotel’s staff also works extremely hard to make sure they can assist brides and grooms. Couples are invited in for a personalized tasting and help from the staff on picking their catering options. Seasoned sales, marketing, and event staff members assist clients every step of the way to ensure couples have the perfect day. 

bellevue hotel

Lisa also gave us some tips on how couples should go about finding a venue.

She informs that couples should make a list of priorities. If a specific venue is your priority, it is easier to book when your wedding date it also flexible. Let the first two or three priorities guide your decision making. Recently, Lisa has also seen some interesting wedding trends she wanted to share. ” Traditional but timeless details are making their way back into the spotlight. Couples are loving Manhattans, Clover Clubs and Kir Royales as their signature cocktails. Many are also celebrating with heavier cocktail receptions and lighter dinners.” These trends mesh perfectly with a setting like the Bellevue, that always strives to combine timeless luxury and modern style. 

 The Bellevue Hotel is the perfect wedding venue for couples looking for elegance, history, and luxury. Any couple will find themselves celebrating in style when they book the Bellevue for their wedding. Congratulations to the Bellevue Hotel for winning Philly Wedding’s Editor’s Choice Award! 

Special thanks to our media partners Allure Films for sharing this wedding clip from the Bellevue Hotel. 

Thank you to our media partners at Philip Gabriel Photography for all of the lovely photos. 

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To visit the Bellevue’s page, follow this link to our directory.