The Classics

Wedding table setting at Drexelbrook

If you’re looking for an elegant, traditional setting here are several deliciously romantic places to consider...each with it’s own character, style and personality.

Drexelbrook is an award-winning wedding and special event
destination with multiple Ballrooms, a Terrace Garden, Gazebo,
Fountains and Bridal Suites.
The sweeping front entrance of the estate reminds me of a southern mansion and the main ballroom entrance has a circular drive, elegant twenty-foot columns and french doors that lead into an ivory marbled lobby with glittering chandeliers and stylish seating areas with sofas and winged-back chairs.   

The Grand Ballroom 
This is the perfect place for weddings with 300 guests or more...featuring a custom size dance floor, twenty-foot coffered ceilings with crystal chandeliers, mahogany doors, floor to ceiling windows, broadcast capabilities, screens for instant video, and beautifully appointed Bridal Suites.

The Grand Lobby and South Terrace, with gazebo, bar, fountains, and garden are a perfect backdrop for pre-dinner cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, a romantic ceremony, photos at the gazebo, or dessert around a fire pit.

Their wedding team is experienced and genuinely appreciates the uniqueness of every wedding celebration, not only to you as a couple, but also to your ethnic background.

For example, Drexelbrook has hosted all types of large and small South Asian weddings.

Their elegant grand entrance is perfect for your baraat.  The South Terrace, with a gazebo and walking gardens, provides a beautiful backdrop for hosting an elegant cocktail reception and they provide professional-grade staging to enhance large mandaps, which are easily accommodated by our twenty-foot high coffered ceilings.  Seating is available for up to 950 guests.

From the engagement to the Sangeet to the wedding ceremony, reception, and final Kanya Vidai, the Drexelbrook team will be with you every step of the way, executing the details of your day in flawless style.                                 
Drexelbrook Specifics
Ceremony spaces: The Mansion Terrace and South Patio are perfect for outdoor ceremonies - and the North Ballroom and Franklin Room are ideal for indoor ceremonies.
Great Photo locations: The Gazebo on the South Patio, the beautiful Mansion Terrace and the gorgeous antebellum-styled building, itself.
Grand Ballroom: Up to 1,200 seated with dance floor
South and Center Ballroom:  200-300
Mansion Ballroom: up to 200
Franklin Ballroom: to 250
Frascati Room:  Up to 60

Types of wedding: All types including Indian and Kosher Weddings
Special options: Fire pits, personalized signature drink, white glove dinner service, Day of Maitre d' and Captain, Silver Cake Plateau and more.
Wedding Contacts: Kim Savino --
Jeannie Fernadez --
Christina Lyle
Anthony D’Angelo
Head Chef:  Wade Harvin
Chef's personal favortie Wedding menu item: The Duet...Sliced tenderloin of Beef and Salmon

Enter Drexelbrook's grand main lobby (above) through triple French doors. This huge marble-floored reception area
features several comfortable seating arrangements and 2 mirrored-bars for an elegant cocktail service.  There are several entrances to the
ballrooms, and it is flanked by stunning small rooms and reception suites to the left, and entry onto the garden terrace to the right.  

Mailing Address: 4700 Drexelbrook Dr, Drexel Hill, PA 19026
Phone number:  (610) 259-7000
Nearby hotels and inns: Inn at Swarthmore
The Radnor Hotel
Wydham Garden Hotel at PHL
Courtyard by Marriott Springfield

The Radnor Hotel on the Main Line is a charmer, perfectly located just minutes from both Philly and the Brandywine Valley.  You'll find beautiful dining rooms, a ballroom and a stunning garden... everything you could want under one roof!

More weddings are held at The Radnor Hotel than just about any other place on the Main Line.  The reasons are pretty obvious...deluxe guest rooms, beautiful wedding space, and a lush garden terrace for ceremonies and cocktail parties. And both food and service are outstanding. 

The Wedding 
Package includes...

 Cocktail Reception
 A memorable evening will begin with a one hour cocktail reception.

Five Hours of Open Bar (including the cocktail hour) offering Premium Brand Liquor, Beer, Wine, Champagne, Soda and Juice. A Signature Cocktail of your design is also available.

As you can see, the gardens here are lush and magnificent.  Surrounded with tall trees, it feels like a true secret garden
and is perfect for photos, day or night.   

Even more package amenities:

  • Champagne Toast and Wine Service during Dinner
  • Your own Customized Wedding Cake
  • Complimentary Suite and Champagne for the Bride & Groom
  • Complimentary Breakfast

And...don't worry about a thing! Your own personal Wedding Specialist will to do all the worrying for you...yea!  
There are 171 guest rooms, luxury suites, an on-site salon and a restaurant, spa and fitness center.  The property has won numerous awards, and you check them out on their website. (Link included below.)

The Radnor Hotel Specifics
Wedding Capacity: The Esplanade Garden is ideal for an outdoor wedding ceremony for up to 200 guests.
Ballroom Capacity:  The Grand Terrace Ballroom accommodates 250 guests with a dance floor.
Other rooms: The Roseglen Room offers a “getaway” space for the Bride, Groom, and Bridal Party and is stocked with wine, champagne, beer, soft drinks and a section of hot and cold hors d’oeuvres.

Special Packages:
The Stations Wedding includes a Farmers Market Salad Bar, Carving Stations with two items, Mashed Potato Bar, Seafood Station, Stir Fry or Pasta Station, and a Dessert Station. Select from a chocolate fountain, grand dessert display, or Viennese dessert.

Wedding Sales Manager: DAwn Gannon
Phone: 610.341.3500
Head Chef: Executive Chef Robert William.
Chef's personal favorite wedding menu item – “It has to be the Grand Dessert Display, I have a sweet tooth and I love seeing the guest's eyes light up when the doors open for dessert."
Website: The Radnor Hotel
Address: 591 E Lancaster Ave, Wayne, PA 19087
Phone: (610) 688-5800  Toll Free: 800-537-5000

Executive Chef Robert Williams

The perfect place for photos: The Award-Winning Formal Gardens at The Radnor Hotel.

The Concordville Inn offers a romantic setting surrounded by famous sites like the Brandywine Battlefield, the Brandywine River Museum of Art, and two award-winning vineyards. This is a special place with rare opportunities for both bridal photos and next-day touring!

The Gold Ballroom can seat up to 340 guests. 
There are three spacious, tastefully decorated ballrooms including the spectacular Gold Ballroom  which boasts a high vaulted ceiling, numerous windows and an outdoor courtyard with a large ornate fountain for a breathtaking first impression. 

Memories are everything. Why not set off a few 'sparklers' of your own?
Photo by Crissie Everhart Photography

For a more intimate affair, consider their elegant Victoria and Alexander Ballrooms. 

Day or night, what's more romantic than a gorgeously landscaped gazebo? 
It's perfect for escaping the crowd and getting a little fresh air before round two on the dance floor...better yet, bring the bridal party and your photographer and get some
fabulous 'free style' photos!

In this lush Brandywine setting, even the birds come in for a closer look... :)
Photo by Reiner Photography
After the reception, you and your guests can extend the evening in the upbeat Bar & Grille featuring 14 flat screen TV's and an outdoor seasonal terrace where only the crickets are there to witness to a stolen kiss or two. Or three ;)

History of Concordville Inn Restaurant

In the late 1770’s, alongside a dusty road in Concord Township, there stood a tavern called the Concordville Inn.  Inside the faint glow of candles and the warmth of an open hearth were welcome sights to travelers as they made their long journey between Philadelphia and Baltimore.

Truly historic places always seem to have spots where you can almost see people from the past moving through them.
This picture reminded me of all the travelers who ate, overnight-ed and shared ale with new friends at this property since 1770.
What better place to start a new life as a couple, than in a place grounded in gracious hospitality and service to others?
Photo by Hoffer Photography

Legend has it that this Inn provided refuge to some of the more famous travelers of the day – from Revolutionary War heroes to statesmen as prominent as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin.

This amazing group of people are experienced, friendly and have one
common goal - to make your wedding day the happiest day of your life.
  Start to finish...soup to nuts...whatever it takes.  Give them a call
and hear great ideas on how they can launch your love story!

Today, Ye Old Concordville Inn remains one of the most popular and historic dining sites in Delaware County.

The Inn retains much of its historical flavor.  The various dining rooms feature period antique furniture and artifacts. The menu, while greatly expanded and improved over the last two centuries, features homemade crab cakes, prime rib and lobster.

The Inn is directly adjacent to a 
full service Best Western Plus Hotel which features a beautiful lobby with a dramatic staircase. Guest rooms are charming and comfortable and the service is always warm and friendly.

In closing...
The highway outside the front door is no longer a dusty lane for horses and buggies, but a multi-lane highway known as Route One.

And the Concordville Inn is no longer the quaint, roadside inn of yesteryear that offered simple meals, hearty ale, and a place to sleep.

Under the proprietorship of the Hionis family, Ye Old Concordville Inn has become the landmark cornerstone of a dining and lodging establishment that now includes the Best Western Concordville Hotel and Conference Center --  and is one of the community’s favorite settings for banquets, weddings, casual dining, receptions,  and conferences.

Brandywine Valley Overnight Packages include admission tickets to many of these famous attractions.

Concordville Inn Specifics
Gold Ballroom: up to 320
Smaller rooms:  Victoria and Alexander Ballrooms
Director of Sale and Wedding Specialist: Diana McLimans
Wedding Specialist: Joe Farrell
Biggest hit on the menu: "Always the Crab Cakes - nobody does them better!"
Website: Concordville Inn Wedding Page
Mailing Address: PO BOX 607, Concordville PA 19331
Street Address: 780 Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills, PA 19342
Phone: (610) 459-2230

Tucked away at the end of a long tree-lined drive, historic Appleford is the quintessential Main Line country estate. 

The inside is handsome (like the groom!) with a gorgeous spiral staircase (perfect for the bride's entrance, as pictured above)...and the gardens are simply stunning.

Surrounded by 24 picturesque acres, the sprawling fieldstone home is a fine example of early Pennsylvania farmhouse architecture dating back more than 300 years.

Originally part of a land grant from William Penn, the property is carefully maintained as an arboretum and bird sanctuary with blossoming trees and boxwood gardens, stone walls and streams and pond.

The setting is as serene and breathtaking in winter, with a shimmering veil of snow blanketing its grounds - as it is when decked out in fall's brilliance, or spring's first flowers or summer's sun-drenched greenery.  

In fact, the grounds and gardens provide numerous settings for ceremonies and photographs: the medallion garden, the boxwood garden, the perennial garden, the rose garden and the woodland garden are just some of the areas to consider.

All this gorgeousness?
Appleford has it's own greenhouse and gardening staff who tend to the grounds, making sure every guest starts their visit with oooo's and ahhhhhs!

While most weddings are booked a good 12-16 months in advance, the staff at Appleford encourage you to call even if the wedding date you have in mind is much sooner than that. 

You never know when a Saturday might be sitting around, twiddling it's thumb...just waiting for a bride and groom to snatch it up!
Fridays are also a popular option.  And you'll get rave reviews when you hold your rehearsal dinner or bridal shower here.

There is a tent permanently affixed over the front and side terrace of Appleford from April through November. This is the largest contiguous space for functions and includes a built-in dance floor. 

Visitors are welcome to stroll the grounds daily until sunset free of charge, and guided tours are available by special arrangement. The house is available for rental year-round.

Appleford Estate Specifics
Largest Space: Permanently affixed terrace tent seating for 300 (34 tables)
Wedding Contact: Director Laurie McGrath, email at
WebsiteAppleford Estate
Address:770 Mt. Moro Road, Villanova, PA 19085
Phone 610.527.4280
Fax: 610.527.0304
Photo credits: Unique Concepts Photography, Paul Roebuck
Nearby Hotels:  
The Wayne Hotel
The Radnor Hotel

Finley Catering Presents The Ballroom at Ellis Preserve...with a stunning Greek revival exterior, a glamorous interior and a lush, green setting for stylish outdoor weddings and photographs. 

Finley Catering boasts more than 38 years of experience at renowned Center City venues including The Ballroom at the Ben and the Crystal Tea Room. In the Fall of 2016 they brought their unique style and elegance to Delaware County, with the opening of The Ballroom at Ellis Preserve in Newtown Square...a charming town just off the Main Line, and home to the US headquarters of international software giant, SAP.

The Ballroom stands as their 4th historical landmark setting, with a rare and beautiful outdoor landscape.

The grand Greek revival facility with its towering columns honors the legacy of Charles Ellis, a local entrepreneur. Built in 1932, the Ballroom is easily accessible from Route 3 and 476.

Returning to their roots, Finley Catering brings a totally new dimension to weddings and corporate events, combining their famed culinary expertise and reputation for top notch service with a gorgeous Ballroom for exquisite dinners and receptions, and idyllic grounds for outdoor ceremonies, cocktail hours and wedding party photographs.

They bring their trademark imaginative cuisine to every menu, and their culinary experts are delighted to create custom menus tailored exclusively for your wedding or special event.

Finley Catering provides your guests enticing meals that will be remembered for years to come.

Address: 3821 West Chester Pike,  Newtown Square PA 19073
Phone:  (484) 315-8539
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Wedding Contact:  Trish Finley Email: