The Bewitching

Imagine taking photos at Hamanassett's Koi pond (pictured above) - or indoors, where every room whispers history and romance...

Big, forever-love doesn't need a big wedding venue.The captivating places below are as beautiful and romantic as any large venue.  And they require little decoration -- because the setting is the decoration!

From historic sites to an award-winning vineyard...a 19th century Bed & Breakfast high on a hill...and a cool, contemporary art center...these are the places where history, beauty and character literally wrap their arms around you and say "We are the perfect places to share your most deeply personal moment - with the people who matter most in your life..."

The venues are perfect for parties ranging from 15 to 200 guests.

Hamanassett is a romantic, warm and welcoming hostess - alive with history and adorned with antiques.
Owner/proprietors, Ashley and Glenn Mon have traveled the country collecting beautiful antiques, art and furniture for this enchanting English manor house. As you can see in the picture above, it sits on a hill overlooking seven landscaped acres of stately trees, a cascading waterfall Koi pond, and at the end of the English rose and lavender path, is a stone terrace with a water nymph fountain.

The manor house itself, with a billiards room, library and dining room with fireplace...hearkens back to earlier days when grace and character were not only in vogue...but a component of craftsmanship and art of the day.

Make incredible memories...

Who doesn't love a little
'Monkey Business'...
Ashley is everyone's dream-wedding planner -- making all the arrangements and handling all the details so that when you arrive, you can relax with your soon-to-be-mate... escape into the garden... or even take a romantic drive through the Brandywine countryside.  But you'll never make it back in time for the wedding if you drive like Cary Grant did in "Monkey Business" - a screwball comedy released in 1952...check out the film clip below :)

"Racey" Movie Clip - Cary Grant & Marilyn Monroe

The Wedding Package:
• Candlelight ceremony on their landscaped grounds or in the manor house
• Fresh flower bouquet for the bride and boutonniere for the groom
• Luscious custom butter-cream wedding cake (16 flavor options!)
• Champagne and hors d’ oeuvres reception for bride, groom and up to 10 guests
• Personal service, assistance and photography by the B&B’s Wedding Concierge
• Two nights for the bride and groom in a king suite with a gourmet breakfast each morning (and trust have never had a breakfast like this before!)
• Wedding night with a silk rose petal-strewn bed, a dozen roses and decadent chocolate truffles

Romantic Elopement and Vow Renewal Packages...

These include a candlelight ceremony, bouquet for bride and boutonniere for groom with seasonal flowers, champagne toast with two etched Hamanassett champagne flutes to take home, hors d’oeuvres served on a silver tray, and a small wedding cake.

Hamanassett is a Select Registry and Diamond Collection bed and Breakfast.

This would make a great home-base for a "Stay & Play" honeymoon...
Don't have time for a two week escape? Spend a few days being pampered at Hamanassett, while exploring famous attractions like Longwood Gardens, the Brandywine Battlefield, Brandywine River Museum of Art, Chanticleer Gardens on the Main Line, Restaurant Row (State Street) in Media, or Winterthur Museum (which recently featured a fashion exhibit from TV's Downton Abbey) and Nemours Mansion and Gardens.  Ashley can give you even more ideas for exciting things to see and do.

Enjoy rare breakfast fare overlooking the gardens...
Hamanassett Specifics
Wedding celebrations & cocktail parties: for up to 50 people
Special amenities:  Dog friendly, and offers a Tesla Wall Connector with universal station for charging all electric vehicles -- free to guests.
Wedding Contact:  Ashley Mon
Address: 115 Indian Springs Dr., Chester Heights, PA 19063
GPA: Latitude: 39.890111 Longitude: -75.475477 
Phone: (610) 459-3000 
Tollfree: (877) 836-8212

Imagine your friends and family, celebrating with you on a 30-acre Vineyard overlooking a field of vines ripening in the sun by day - scenting the air by night...
Penns Woods Winery, sheltered and warm in the heart of the Brandywine Valley, is the perfect place for an open-air picnic or a tented twilight event, staged against a setting sun with dancing lights strewn above.

From a light and fruity Traminette and
Sauvignon Blanc to Italian-style Bordeaux
– every sip is a celebration on your tongue!
How do I know this? 
It's calledbeen there
– tried that – loved everything
Rolling out a barrel of good times and good wines!  Plan a wine tasting for your guests, while the bridal party is taking photos!

Let your imagination run wild with these grape ideas:
  • Fill table centerpieces with wine corks and grapes...
  • Put your guest-gifts on top of decorated wine barrels, placed under a tree...with a hangingchandelier draped from a branch above!
  • Design your wedding invitation like a wine label! 

The main farmhouse features a bridal room
for changing and a patio overlooking the
vineyard where bottles of wine
can be placed on every
Penns Woods Specifics
Weddings:  On the grounds
Wedding Contact:  Carley              
WebPenns Woods Winery and Tasting Room
Address: 124 Beaver Valley Road
Chadds Ford, Pa 19317
Phone: 610.459.0808
Nearby Hotels and Inns:
Hampton Inn and Suites
Wyndham Garden in Glen Mills
Best Western Plus in Glen Mills
Brandywine River Hotel
This is one place where wining is not only's encouraged... so come jump into wedded bliss with both feet!

There's nowhere else I can think of that offers a creative, artsy ambiance inside...and a castle-esque outdoor setting for ceremonies and bridal party photos.  

This unexpected art treasure is the perfect canvas for your wedding day!      Surrounded not only by family and friends, you'll find colorful and exciting works of art all around you. From petite estate rooms to a dramatic gallery, this venue is not only perfect for small weddings and also can host just over 200 people.
The  Duke Gallery
The Duke Gallery was built in 2008, and offers a full dance floor and seated service. The gallery is fully air conditioned and handicap accessible.

Side Lawn & Secret Garden     Just steps outside the gallery is a lovely lawn filled with spectacular ceremony and photo locations as well as a one-of-a-kind secret garden.  

The lawn is a showstopper, with a Medieval looking stone tower and stone gateway leading into a dense forest.

The garden is tucked away but as you enter, it explodes in a myriad of colorful mosaics and sculptural installations --  a great place for cocktails and wedding after-parties.                                                             Everyone can get gooey together, making S’mores around the fire pit or enjoying artisan pizzas freshly baked in their outdoor pizza oven.

Stately and handsome, choose an elegant ballroom with a unique wood design for year-round ceremonies and receptions...  
The gorgeous room (pictured above) is located upstairs (with elevator access) and is a stunner, decked out with rich hardwoods and fireplaces creating a beautiful, traditional backdrop for your event. It can host cocktail parties for up to 125 guests, and full-seated dinner service for 60.

It’s an excellent spot for an intimate ceremony and a great alternative to the outdoor ceremony spaces when the weather is challenging.  Several more historic and modern studio spaces are also available.

Pre-Wedding Jitters-Be-Gone! 
  • It's been months in the planning...weeks of crazy schedules...days flying by like rockets!
  • Now, just hours or minutes before saying "I  Do" -- every bride and groom needs a place to relax and just breathe!
For Brides it's the Center's newly renovated Library on the second floor of the Main building, complete with a large balcony overlooking the gallery. Grooms can chill in the Billiards Room (of course!) in the adjacent Smith Court Building.

One of the biggest wedding trends right now, are big, bold and colorful wedding flowers.  From the bride's bouquet to table top centerpieces, what better place to let your artistic side go crazy - than at an art center!

Community Arts Center Specifics
Largest area:  Outdoors: Lawn and Gardens for up to 250  --  Indoors: The Duke Gallery - 250
Smaller rooms:  The Ballroom: cocktail parties up to 125 - seated service for up to 50
Additional petite spaces also available
Exclusive Caterer:  Jeffrey A. Miller Catering                                   Facility notes:  Open year round, and available any Friday after 3pm, Saturday after Noon and all day Sundays. Some availability can also be arranged throughout the week.     LOCATED:  ON OUR MAIN STREETS                                          Web site:
Address: 414 Plush Mill Road, Wallingford, PA 19086                       Phone: 610.566.1713                        

Nestled in beautiful Haverford Township, The Grange Estate is a Gothic Revival-style mansion built in 1700 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976. 

Danielle and Mike - their wedding day at The Grange...
Historic roots...Owned by patriot John Ross during the late 18th century, he renamed it The Grange, after the Chateau of Lafayette, who, along with George Washington, was a guest here. The centerpiece of your wedding day will be the Mansion's front porch and piazza where you and your guests will make a little wedding history of your own!

Meet Danielle and Mike - romantically captured on the day of their wedding, by Reiner Photography of Philadelphia. 

Photographer's Note...
"Their wedding day was made up of a blend of Moroccan and Russian Jewish wedding traditions, with a few modern twists that made their wedding guests very happy.   They had such a beautiful wedding, and all their unique details came together to provide their guests with an overall amazing experience.   These are some of my favorite photos from their wedding day…"  --Wil Reiner

Grange Estate Specifics:
Capacity: This historic locale is limited to 130 attendees.  The House is available for the bridal party, but the ceremonies and receptions are outdoors...tenting is encouraged.
Availability: This venue is available from April until October when the gardens and grounds offer many visual highlights.
About The Grange: It is managed by Friends of the Grange, Inc., a non-profit organized to preserve and maintain the property.
Web site: The Grange Estate
Address: 143 Myrtle Ave, Havertown, PA 19083
Phone: (610) 446-4958

Danielle & Mike had the perfect Lawn Party Wedding:  Fun - colorful - full of light, love, blue skies, green grass, good friends and family...celebrating a day full of hope for the future, in a historic place from our past...Sealed With a Kiss!

Very Special thanks to Reiner Photography...if you loved these photos as much as we did, contact them at the web site below.

The Wayne Hotel was built in 1906 and has been reinvented with subtle elegance following its most extensive renovations in over 100 years.  

On the ground floor is a gorgeous chandelier-ed lobby with fireplace and plush seating (pictured below).

You'll also find beautiful front porch dining, on the veranda, overlooking Lancaster Avenue in the bustling town of Wayne.   On the second and third floors, there are charming guest rooms and suites, each with cable TV, desk, and Super High Speed internet access.              

Paramour is one of the hottest restaurants in the tri-state area, and perfect for wedding receptions, boasting a glamorous, bold and dramatic look - and a chef who consistently wows guests with seasonally inspired dishes and cocktails.                                    
The Wayne Hotel lobby boasts jaw-dropping crystal chandeliers floating above modern, spacious seating areas of all sizes.
Decorated in shades of ivory and peach, the centerpiece is a dreamy fireplace... and as you can see above, it's perfect for gathering the wedding presents or bridal party gift-giving.
A "BOSS" place to be!   Who cares where George Washington slept...Bruce Springsteen and his family stayed at the Wayne Hotel and dined at the restaurant when his daughter, Jessie, competed in the May '04 Devon Horse Show. Since then, The Springsteens have become regulars at the horse show and at the Wayne Hotel!

Wayne Hotel and Paramour Specifics
Wayne Hotel
Accommodations: 38 guest rooms and 2 luxury suites
Amenities: Veranda with dining and lounge; 
Wedding Contact: Meghan Sullivan, Private Events Sales Manager
Meghan's direct line: 610-329-1800 

 Enjoy great food on the hotel's veranda which overlooks the street and shops below.
It's a cool contemporary blend of wood, wicker and brick, that shouts "Come sit and relax for a while!"
Web site: The Wayne Hotel
Address: 139 East Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, PA, 19087 
Phone: 610-687-5000
Toll free: 1-800-962-5850
Paramour Restaurant
Address: Same as the hotel
Phone: 610-977-0600