Vineyards - a Riverfront Yacht Club - Country Barns - Gardens - Rustic Cabins - Mansions -  a famous Rock and Roll Concert Hall - and even a Helicopter Museum where you can literally fly in to your wedding party...

Explore 22 of the most romantic, elegant and over the top wedding party places imaginable! 

The vine-entwined columned entrance
to the Old Mill in Rose Valley
We'll take you from Philly's famous Main Line, to the lush Brandywine countryside, the gorgeous Delaware Riverside and everything in between.

So, grab a coffee or a glass of wine - open your most romantic playlist - and let's get your party started!

Below are 5 categories of wedding venues:
The Classics
The Romantics
The Bewitching
The Legends
The Dreamscapes

Click on the CAPTION below each photo to explore the venues featured in that category.

The Classics are large stylish ballrooms and party places renowned for their wedding aesthetics and features like Plantation-style architecture, secluded courtyards, garden patio settings and gazebos...

When it comes to wedding-day fun and romantic fireworks...Delco is the place where 
you can make your own music...and like the song says, "dance like nobody's watching!"
The center photo was taken at Paxon Hollow Country Club (Find it in The Dreamscapes section)
Below are some beautiful and amazing places to take wedding photos!

And if you got married at a fun place in
Delaware County - show us!  
It doesn't matter how long ago...just fill out the form at the very end of this page - submit a picture or two from your big day and we'll feature them in this blog or on our
Facebook page!

Welcome to the unexpected, cool, crazy and wonderful wedding places for people who like to color outside the lines ;)  

From a legendary Rock n' Roll Music Hall to a Helicopter Museum...let's take a ride on the Wild Side!

If you love Rock and Roll, this is where the music happens.  In fact the Tower has been making noteworthy history since 1972. Bruce - Bowie - they've all played here. Some have even recorded albums here because of the theater's awesome acoustics.

Tower Stage Legends include...
Bruce Sringsteen and the E Street Band -- Genesis with Peter Gabriel -- Jackson Browne -- Lou Reed -- Jerry Garcia/Merle Saunders Band -- David Bowie -- Paul Simon -- Phil Collins -- Kelly Clarkson -- Mary Jayne Blige and hundreds more.

With a 'towering' musical legacy like that, you have to believe that the food also rocks...and it does!
Food and beverage service is provided by Wolfgang Puck Catering Entertainment, with Production and Event Management by Live Nation, the largest live entertainment company in the world. 

The in-house event team assists with all the planning, including booking local bands, DJs or headline artists. They can also provide commemorative co-branded merchandise, customized gobo lights, interactive entertainment and creative decor options.  

This is a sure fire bring down the house... house! ... smash the guitar!.. OMG! memory for you and your guests.

Tower Theater Specifics
Theater capacity is #3000
Reception capacity is #200
Banquet capacity is #2,852
Wedding contact:  Gretchen McHale-Aregood
(215) 309-0166
Web Site: The Tower Theater
Address: Just minutes from Philly, at 69th and Ludlow, Upper Darby, PA 19082
Phone: 215-922-1011
Nearby hotels and inns:

Hedgerow Theatre is where lovers of history can stage the perfect period wedding.  

All weddings are beautiful in this gorgeously renovated Grist Mill...but with its dramatic 19th century architecture and lush outdoor garden -- it is absolutely scene-stealing for historical romances.  

Bring your love story to life:
  • Whisk your guests into the pages of a Shakespearean play with a celebration reminiscent of a Midsummer Night's Dream, a comedy that portrays the events surrounding the marriage of Theseus, the Duke of Athens, to Hippolyta. 
  • Romance your guests with a Jane Austen inspired celebration worthy of Darcy and Elizabeth...
  • Or recreate the 18th Century Outlander love story of Claire and Jamie...
No matter what period in history moves you, no place can breath as much beauty and life into it, as Hedgerow's masters of the stage. And you couldn't choose a more made-for-magic setting for wedding pictures! 

Whether you're planning a Medieval, Renaissance,Victorian, Colonial, or even a contemporary 'Goth ' wedding -- this is the place for weddings that reflect your love of history and romance.


Hedgerow has its roots in the artisan/craftsman movement at the turn of the last century, when Will Price founded this movement dedicated to individual expression in contrast to the impersonal industrialization of society. 

Beginning in 1923, Hedgerow launched the first resident repertory theatre and became a magnet for national theater personalities, from Richard Basehart to Edward Albee, Ann Harding, Susan Glaspell, and most recently—Keanu Reeves and Austin Pendleton. 

Hedgerow Theatre Specifics
Address: 64 Rose Valley Rd, Rose Valley, PA, 19063
Web site:  Hedgerow Theatre
Wedding Contact:
Phone: 610-565-4211
Nearby Hotels and Inns:
The Inn at Swarthmore
Courtyard by Marriott in Springfield
The Longfellow House in Swarthmore

Everybody does limos.  But how many people can actually 'land' at their wedding reception?

You can!  Because the American Helicopter Museum and Education Center (AHMED) is an amazing place that gives 'wings' to wedding parties!

Are you an avid flyer?  A lover of all things high, fast and fun?  Well, this is the home of the Cobra...the Scorpion...and the beloved Little Bird.

So dust off your wings, declare your vows, and toast to love with friends and family in a place where soaring adventures are honored.

Tweets will fly (no pun intended) from your guests' phones.

Facebook pages will blow up.  

And imagine how cool and literally 'over the top' your wedding photos will be! 

AHMEC is conveniently located adjacent to West Chester’s picturesque Brandywine Airport where you and your guests can marvel at single engine planes and helicopters traversing its runway, as well as helicopter students learning to fly.

Up, Up and Away!
Make arrangements for your guests to take a helicopter ride! Rates upon request.

As you can see, when it comes to wedding venues, the sky is literally the limit at this museum!

Helicopter Museum Specifics
Space and Pricing Guidelines:

1800 Square Feet:
$1,200 for four hour rentals
Rounds-125 guests - Reception – 200 - Theater - 200

3000 Square Feet: 
$2,000 for four hour rental
Rounds- 250 - Reception – 325 - Theater - 325

4000 Square Feet: 
$2,500 for four hour rental
Rounds – 325 – Reception – 450 – Theater - 450
*Price Increases with Number of Attendees Due to Space/Movement of Helicopters

Tents are permitted
Price includes two hours of set up, one hour of clean up
A limited number of tables and chairs available

Suggested Caterers
Crave Food Concepts (formerly Cornucopia) – 610-363-3640
Jimmy Duffy’s – 610-647-0160
John Serock Catering – 610-640-2836
Luigi & Giovanni’s – 610-353-4014
Red Hound Grille- 484-318-8047
Or choose your own!

Address: 1220 American Blvd, West Chester, PA 19380
Web Site: The American Helicopter Museum
Wedding Contact:
Phone: 610-436-9600
Nearby Hotels & Inns:
Hamanassett Bed and Breakfast and Carriage House
Brandywine River Hotel
Staybridge Suites Hotel
The Inn at Grace Winery

Make your wedding a Masterpiece!
The Brandywine River Museum offers a unique combination of world famous art and a location famous for it's history, battlefields, vineyards and gardens.

The Museum sits on a hill overlooking the Brandywine River... while inside, your guests are surrounded by the art of 3 generations of Wyeth's.

With giant windows overlooking the countryside, every season creates a different look for your reception.

The Museum is available for weddings, for any four-hour block from 6 p.m. until midnight, for $2,500. During your event, six galleries will be open for you and your guests to enjoy for two consecutive hoursUp to 120 guests can be accommodated for a seated dinner and up to 600 with a cocktail-only reception.

America's First Family of Art...
While the works of many American artists are featured here, the galleries are dedicated to N.C. Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth and Jamie Wyeth - father, son and grandson - all artists, and all with unique styles. Their work, along with other Wyeth family members are displayed in a dramatically renovated nineteenth-century mill. The circular rotunda pictured above, literally adds 'living color' to your reception.

Wed Where a Legendary Love Story Played Out on Canvas
Kuerner Farm, now part of the Museum's holdings, was where a legendary and possibly scanndalous relationship begain between Andrew Wyeth and his blond German model, Helga Testorf.  Among the artist's most famous works are the The Helga Pictures -- a series of more than 240 drawings and paintings created between 1971 and 1985 -- and kept secret from both spouses.

When the paintings became public, there was a front-page frenzy of speculation about the exact nature of their relationship -- spiritual?  physical? both?

Andrew further fanned the flames with this explanation of the series:
"The difference between me and a lot of painters is that I have to have a personal contact with my models. ... I have to become enamored. Smitten. That's what happened when I saw Helga." He described his attraction to "all her German qualities, her strong, determined stride, that Loden coat, the braided blond hair." 

Invite your guests to walk in the romance of a famous American artist - plan a tour of Kuerner Farm!

Brandywine Museum Tours & Studios

Brandywine River Museum Specifics
Wedding Ceremonies: If you plan to have only a ceremony here, the fee is $1,500 for a 90-minute rental of the courtyard and special exhibition gallery. This includes set-up and removal of chairs.
Receptions: If your reception will also be at the Museum, the cost of having a ceremony here is an additional $500.
Catering: The Museum's in-house caterer, Blanch & Shock, offers many delicious food choices, for either a seated dinner or a stations presentation.
Seated dinner packages begin at $170 per person (based on 80 guests); stations dinner packages begin at $155 per person (based on 80 guests).
Visit their web site for sample menus.

Web Site: Brandywine River Museum Wedding Web Page
Address: 1 Hoffman's Mill Road, Chadds Ford, PA 19317
(just off US Rt. 1)
Phone: 610-388-8112
Nearby Hotels and Inns:
Brandywine River Hotel
Hamanassett Bed and Breakfast and Carriage House
Staybridge Suites
Hampton Inn & Suites

Surrounded by a 50-acre nature preserve, The Carriage Barn at Liseter was recently voted Best Clubhouse In The Nation by Best in American Living!

Between the stunning spaces both indoors and out, an interior design that perfectly captures both modern and rustic styles, and seasonal menus from award-winning Drexelbrook Catering, The Carriage Barn at Liseter is the perfect venue for weddings, ceremonies, corporate gatherings, holiday parties, fundraisers and cocktail style receptions.

Two spectacular floors with an outdoor covered porch and beautiful gardens accent this incredible new Venue.

3900 White Stone Rd
Newtown Square, PA 19073
Hours: 11AM–6PM  
Phone: (610) 325-3250

Great Places to Take Wedding Photos

Governor Printz Park in Essington is a petite park  with a big Delaware River waterfront! Hours: Dawn to dusk.

Market Square Memorial Park in Marcus Hook is a gem, sitting directly on the Delaware River!

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Drexel Lodge Park and Train Museum in Newtown Square is not only a pretty park with ponds and fountains…but Train enthusiasts can actually climb aboard actual love train(s) for loco photos.

Hours: Park is dawn to dusk, but for Train/Train Museum access, contact Jay at  610-459-4183

Rose Tree Park in Media – a huge park with an even bigger flag flying in the center courtyard. Hours: 8:30am-4:30pm

Rose Tree Park (web)

John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge – America’s first Urban Wildlife Refuge is perfect for couples with a ‘wild’ side! Hours: 9am-4pm

Step back in time at the Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation at Ridley Creek State Park   Hours: March through December, Call office for clearance: 610-566-1725
(A great place for taking a series of sepia pics…giving an old, vintage look to the shots!)

World famous Longwood Gardens doesn’t do weddings, but you CAN do wedding photos.  But check their website for fees, hours, rules & regulations.

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