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Cairnwood Estate

Bryn Athyn Wedding Venue
1005 Cathedral Road Box 691
Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania 19009
Contact: Event Coordinator
Phone: 215/947-2004

Why We Like This Place

  • Built in the 1890s and reminiscent of a French Chateau, this mansion impresses with its Beaux Arts-style architecture, formal gardens and landscaped grounds.
  • Celebrations inside the mansion take on the gracious opulence of the Gilded Age, from the Great Hall’s soaring ceiling, massive stone fireplace, and elaborate staircase to the Music Room’s ornate Louis XVI décor. Outdoor options include the Side Garden, featuring a charming reflecting pool, and the South Terrace, the perfect setting for dining under the stars or in a custom tent.
  • Your wedding album will be as memorable as the wedding itself. There are fabulous photo ops everywhere: Unique architectural and decorative elements in every room make irresistible backdrops (that Great Room staircase is a magnet for posing!), and the estate’s lush gardens, manicured lawns, winding paths, and surrounding forest are extremely photogenic.




  • Max. Seated Indoors: 200
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 220

Reception/Special Events

  • Max. Seated Indoors: 250
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 220
  • Max. Standing/Cocktails Indoors: 250
  • Max. Standing/Cocktails Outdoors: 220


  • Max. Seated: 0

Cost: Prices, Deposits, Etc.

A $1,000 security deposit and signed agreement are required to reserve your date. If your event is canceled more than 12 months prior to the scheduled date, half of the security deposit will be retained as a cancellation fee. If less than 12 months, the security deposit and all payments made will be retained as a cancellation fee. The site fee ranges $1,800–8,800 depending on the season and the day of the week.

Location Uses

Wedding Receptions
Special Events, Parties

Venue Views

Fountain/Water Feature
Garden Patio/Courtyard
Landscaped Grounds

Venue Type

Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Historic/Landmark Building

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