HISTORIC WEDDING VENUES
For Your Big Day
The Valley Forge and Montgomery County area has a rich historical background, with buildings and locales that tell the story of our nation's past. If you're looking to add a little 18th century flair to your big day, consider saying your vows at one of our top historical wedding venues.
BARN ON BRIDGE
Wooden beams, original stone walls and wrought iron chandeliers give Barn on Bridge in Collegeville a classic country-chic ambiance. Once a 1700s dairy farm, the venue combines old-fashioned charm with updated modern amenities.
Cairnwood Estate in Bryn Athyn Historic District hosted its first marriage celebration in 1896 and has been keeping with tradition ever since. Exquisite architecture surrounded by rolling greenery give Cairnwood Estate a signature French chateau feel, perfect for a reception after a ceremony at Bryn Athyn Cathedral.
JOHN JAMES AUDUBON CENTER AT MILL GROVE
The first American home of ornithologist, artist and naturalist John James Audubon, the John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove is a prominent rustic wedding venue. The land features an apple orchard, a 19th century field stone barn and an outdoor pavilion.
PHILANDER CHASE KNOX ESTATE
The Philander Chase Knox Estate, located within Valley Forge National Historical Park, was built in the late 1700s to serve as the summer home of former U.S. Attorney General, U.S. Secretary of State and U.S. Senator Philander Chase Knox. The estate has since become a prime wedding venue, surrounded by 3,500 acres of rustic meadows and greenery. Read more about the transformation in our blog.
WASHINGTON MEMORIAL CHAPEL
Colorful stained glass light and beautifully carved wooden pews give the Washington Memorial Chapel its signature feel. Built in the early 1900s and situated in Valley Forge National Historical Park, the chapel serves as a National Memorial to Washington and welcomes visitors from around the world.
Located 15 miles from where America declared its independence, the 18th century Bolingbroke Mansion in Radnor provides guests with ample celebration space. Aside from the elegant indoor area, Bolingbroke also boasts secluded gardens and a picturesque outdoor terrace.
Formerly the Reading Railroad passenger station, Columbia Station in Phoenixville offers a vintage-inspired, intimate locale for a marriage celebration. The bridal suite, housed in an antique caboose, gives an extra touch of luxury to the big day.
The DuPortail House in Chesterbrook, which served as a host to General Louis Lebegue Duportail during the Continental Army's encampment at Valley Forge, offers an enchanting stone farmhouse space. The country gazebo and scenic grounds add a charming, rustic ambiance to any event.
HISTORIC GENERAL WARREN
Established in 1745, the Historic General Warren in Malvern boasts 18th century charm and modern American cuisine. Overnight suites are available, removing the added hassle of transportation after the reception.
MORRIS ARBORETUM OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
Formerly known as "Compton," the summer home of John and Lydia Morris in 1887, Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania is an exceptional venue for a marriage ceremony. Say your vows among the towering trees, sip cocktails in the lush rose garden, and finish the evening in the carriage house and tented area.
Constructed in 1882 as the foundry of Phoenix Iron & Steel Company, Phoenixville Foundry has since been transformed into a spacious, chic wedding venue. The building's past lends to its modern industrial décor, with original pieces of factory materials preserved throughout the space.
Built in 1724 by the grandfather of Revolutionary war hero General Anthony Wayne, Historic Waynesborough in Paoli is a National Historic Landmark. Situated on 16 acres, the renovated carriage house and accompanying outdoor tent provide abundant space for celebration.
FREEDOMS FOUNDATION AT VALLEY FORGE
Overlooking Valley Forge National Historical Park is the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge, conceived in 1949 with the active support of General Dwight D. Eisenhower. The building holds a small, quaint chapel and a classic ballroom surrounded by windows for the perfect park view.
THE MANOR HOUSE AT COMMONWEALTH
An 18th century fieldstone farmhouse, The Manor House at Commonwealth in Horsham provides historic appeal with contemporary amenities. The flagstone veranda, a perfect locale for cocktail hour, gives way to a picture-perfect view of the lavish gardens and greenery.
ENTER TO WIN
The Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board wants to make your big weekend even bigger by giving you a $200 gift card to the King of Prussia Mall. To enter, tell us a little about your upcoming wedding by filling out the form below and letting us help connect you with the right vendors for your needs. By entering, you agree to all Official Rules and Regulations.