Choosing to host your wedding outside of the city gives you so many options. You don’t have to worry about parking and the hustle and bustle of the city. It can be relaxing and peaceful to have your wedding just outside the city, perhaps at one of the many suburban venues or up in the rustic nature of the Poconos or maybe you are more drawn to the beach. Within an hour and a half radius of Philadelphia, you really have so many options and diverse venues from riverside inns to wineries. This list will give you a sampling of the many options for unique wedding venues outside Philadelphia.
164 Barren Hill Rd, Conshohocken, PA 19428
Serving delicious French country fare, this farmhouse venue can host from 30 – 60 guests. It is ideal for your small gathering and micro wedding. This charming restaurant and venue has a variety of spaces available: the outside ceremony space, the main dining room, or the Farmhouse. The outside grounds are well attended to with seasonal landscaping, creating a lovely setting for your intimate gathering and wedding day photos.
To see more photos, have a peek at this Paris-themed wedding at Spring Mill Cafe.
3774 River Rd, Lumberville, PA 18933
Black Bass Hotel offers unmatched river views as it is situated on the banks of the Delaware River. For photos, there is a walking path, lots of greenery, and a bridge that stretches across the river. The ceremonies are held on a lovely outside terrace just across the street from the hotel. This venue balances its historic features with contemporary comforts making it easy to relax and enjoy your wedding. Black Bass Hotel, true to its name, does have 9 rooms for guests to stay in.
Check out this love-filled Black Bass Hotel Wedding.
1005 Cathedral Rd, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009
Originally created as a private residence, this grand estate could be your wedding venue. You will be greeted by flowering gardens and an endless lawn as you arrive. The grand architecture is impressive and distinguished but it also maintains a warm and welcoming atmosphere at the same time. There are beautiful suites for the couple to get ready in and the fireplace and main staircase are favorite locations for photos. Gathering and celebrating can be done in both indoor and outdoor spaces.
I invite you to browse this Cairnwood Estate Wedding and be inspired by this truly stunning venue.
175 King of Prussia Rd, Radnor, PA 19087
This modern wedding venue in Radnor PA has a bright and inviting event space featuring wooden floors and unique globe lights hanging from the ceiling. The versatile space can be used for both ceremony and reception. There is also a wonderful outside ceremony option on the lawn out front. The grounds offer plenty of nature-filled locations for photos and there is even a covered veranda outside for a post-ceremony cocktail hour. Peachtree Catering is the exclusive caterer for Pomme offering fresh and creative options that your guests won’t soon forget.
I encourage you to have to see more from this Philadelphia area Pomme Wedding in Radnor PA.
3416 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont, DE
The Waterfall Catering & Special Events has two ballrooms. The outside ceremony space boasts an impressive setup with classic columns framing the altar and a brick path to walk down the aisle. There are both natural and architectural structures on the property that makes for beautiful and timeless wedding photos including a walking bridge, fountain, and gazebo. Approximately 30 minutes from Philadelphia this wedding venue offers convenience and all the amenities for your big day. The lobby is an impressive and perfect inside location for photos if the weather is not cooperating. The two ballrooms, Grand Ballroom and the Cascade Ballroom can host 500 and 325 guests respectively.
This Disney-themed Waterfall Wedding will inspire you with possibilities for your own special day!
1701 Art School Rd, Chester Springs, PA 19425
The Washington at Historic Yellow Springs will draw you in with its rustic charm. The wedding venue sits on 142 acres of land which is appealing to those nature lovers. There are 3 outdoor ceremony sites to choose from including the outside garden, nestled beneath the beech tree or even surrounded by historic ruins. Inside The Washington, you will find a simple and appealing space for the wedding reception which can accommodate up to 150 of your friends and family. This unique wedding venue outside Philadelphia is beautiful and relaxed and is less than an hour from the city.
Enjoy having a look at this easy-going brunch wedding The Washington.
1005 Horsham Rd, North Wales, PA 19454
I have had the opportunity to photograph weddings at The Joseph Ambler Inn many times and each time it has been so much fun. This delightful inn really does feel welcoming and special. I love that couples can spend the night right on the property as well as guests with 52 rooms available each in one of the historic buildings on the property. Just 40 minutes from Philadelphia, this is an appealing option for those looking for a peaceful and accommodating wedding venue. There are lovely spaces for outside ceremonies as well as a covered veranda. This can really put couples at ease knowing that there is a pavilion option if there is inclement weather. You are sure to be enchanted by the well-kept grounds and historic buildings.
This Joseph Ambler Inn wedding will highlight the properties of many attributes!
138 W Lancaster Ave #130, Devon, PA 19333
Terrain Gardens is unlike any other venue. This well-curated space has all kinds of unique touches. There is an outside courtyard that is all set up for ceremonies with a beautiful brick wall giving you privacy for your gathering. Adorned with twinkle lights, there is a magical and exciting feel is present in this space. True to the anthropology brand, the outside area is skillfully decored with seasonal horticultural delights. Inside feels so cozy and warm, with lots of wood and long family-style tables. The food is delicious and provided by the in-house staff who create farm fresh, seasonal creations available as plated meals or family-style.
This wedding at Terrain Gardens in Devon Pa is worth checking out.
168 Stevens St, West Cape May, NJ 08204
This Cape May winery is indeed an idyllic location for a wedding celebration. Willow Creek Winery is a 50-acre working winery that produces amazing hand-crafted wines that are bottled right on site. Of course, you will find picturesque rows of grapevines on the grounds and scenic vineyard vistas. The inside reception space is carefully built post and beam construction and creates a beautifully styled space to eat, drink, and be merry. From smaller celebrations, all the way up to 300 guests are able to gather and celebrate so you won’t have to trim down your guest list if you are going big. There is also a wonderful patio with an outside bar creating a delightful space for cocktails.
If wine and weddings make you happy check out this Willow Creek Winery wedding.
3716 E Newport Rd, Gordonville, PA 17529
This lovingly preserved barn venue in Lancaster County is a special place. The high ceilings of the skillfully restored structures create an ambiance that feels cozy and just right. It is only about an hour drive from Philadelphia, but you will feel like you are a world away. The calm country surroundings of the location and the rural landscape will put you at ease. The multiple historic buildings on-site offer a nice flow for your wedding day. There is a terrific inside ceremony space, the iconic reception barn, and an expansive lawn for cocktail hour on with an outside bar and even a firepit for the reception. If you are looking for an elevated farm feel, Stoltzfus Homestead and Gardens is worth looking into. This unique wedding venue outside Philadelphia might be your place.
If this venue has piqued your interest, you can see more of all the amenities and possibilities at this Stoltzfus Homestead and Gardens wedding.
100 Stone Barn Dr, Kennett Square, PA 19348
The Stone Barn is located in the scenic hills of Chester county. This Kennett Square Pa wedding venue is approximately a 1-hour drive from Philadelphia and a good choice if you are looking for a tranquil, wooded venue. With the ability to accommodate up to 250 guests, there is plenty of space to host your wedding day celebration with all your friends and family. This rustic and cozy venue features a lovely outside ceremony space with an ivy-covered arbor. I love the antique water mill for couples and wedding party photos and this venue is especially pretty in the fall when the leaves are bursting with color. The inside of the venue is full of nostalgic charm and there is even an inviting fireplace to welcome you.
This fall wedding at The Stone Barn highlights this venue’s endearing allure.
38 Deborah Dr, Leola, PA 17540
From micro weddings to full-scale events, there are options for you at Lancaster County’s Inn at Leola Village. One thing that is unique to this venue is the amenities available right on-site including 62 distinctive suites for guests to stay in. There is also a Salon & Wellness Spa, a delicious bakery, and an award-winning florist making your wedding planning more streamlined. With a bridal sweet right upstairs in the main venue, it’s easy and convenient for getting ready for your day. Offering convenience and rustic style, The Inn at Leola Village is just over an hour from Philadelphia
This winter wedding at the Inn at Leola Village brought all the holiday joy – click and peruse!
7849 Dune Dr, Avalon, NJ 08202
If the beach is your happy place, you may want to consider Icona Golden Inn for your wedding day. This beachfront Jersey shore location offers relaxed luxury for your wedding day. The picturesque windswept sand dunes and beautiful Atlantic ocean views inspire this nautical venue. The modern indoor reception space is classic and fresh. The Icona Golden Inn offers overnight accommodations for the couple and room blocks for guests as an option. If the ocean is calling you, you can get to Avalon NJ from Philadelphia in about an hour and a half(depending on traffic of course!) and be treated to an unforgettable day.
You will want to see more from this dreamy beach wedding at Icona Golden Inn Wedding in Avalon.