19 Fabulous Wedding Venues Within A 2-Hour Drive of Philly

Love Philly, but not the idea of a big city wedding? This bustling metropolis just happens to be minutes away from national parks, quaint seaside towns, and serene countryside. So if you’re looking for a venue with jaw-dropping scenery and a relaxed vibe, feast your eyes on these beauties that are all located within a short 2-hour drive!



DELAWARE


Less than an hour away


Bellevue Hall

Wilmington, DE

Fab Features: exquisite 1850 Colonial Revival Mansion surrounded by artfully manicured grounds • exchange vows on the sprawling lawn under a charming gazebo • gorgeous receptions in the elegant mansion or beneath a pristine clear-ceiling outdoor tent, surrounded by perennial gardens

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$

Winterthur Museum & Country Estate

Wilmington, DE

Fab Features: the magnificent former mansion of Henry Francis du Pont • the grounds are made up of nearly 1,000 acres of rolling meadows, woodlands, a reflecting pool, and a dazzling 60-acre garden • exclusive catering provided by Restaurant Associates

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $$ • $$$

The Patio at Archmere Academy

Claymont, DE

Fab Features: Gatsby-era building with Botticino marble, soaring archways, stately columns, stone balconies, and a breathtaking fountain • the 2-story interior courtyard is enclosed by a towering stained glass ceiling that floods the space with natural light • personalized menus provided by J.Scott Catering

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

Deerfield

Newark, DE

Fab Features: versatile events facility with stately architecture bordered by White Clay Creek State Park • the ballroom affords floor-to-ceiling windows that bring the outdoors in • say “I do” on the terrace beneath a beautiful Katsura Tree or on the expansive lawn under the shade of towering pines

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$


SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY


Within 90 minutes


Bishop Farmstead

Southampton Township, NJ

Fab Features: wildflowers, birds, and butterflies abound on this lush twelve-acre property in the heart of New Jersey’s famous Pine Barrens • the Big Red Barn offers plenty of modern comforts and access to the farmstead’s gorgeous patio and lawn spaces • all celebrations are overseen by the pros at Jeffrey A. Miller

Catering: In-house
Price: $$

The Grand Hotel of Cape May

Cape May, New Jersey

Fab Features: ceremonies on the oceanfront Wedding Veranda • the 5th-floor ballrooms provide panoramic views of the beach, Atlantic Ocean, and Cape May • luxurious accommodations with fab amenities

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Women's Civic Club of Stone Harbor

Stone Harbor, NJ

Fab Features: exchange vows in the dunes with a shimmering ocean backdrop • receptions in the open-air tent or inside the ballroom • endless DIY opportunities

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$ • $$$

Flanders Hotel

Ocean City, NJ

Fab Features: 1923 landmark jewel located steps from the boardwalk • romantic beachside ceremonies • variety of reception spaces from the Crystal Ballroom to the Garden Room, with it’s skylight ceiling, curving staircases, and tranquil fountain

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$

Seaview, A Dolce Hotel

Galloway, New Jersey

Fab Features: luxurious turn-of-the-century golf and spa resort • massive Oval Room and its adjacent patio overlooks Reeds Bay and the lush grounds • all their generous packages include a complimentary suite for the newlyweds and a custom wedding cake

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$


THE POCONOS


A 2-hour drive or scenic bus ride


Wallenpaupack Creek Farm

South Sterling, PA

Fab Features: cozy creekside getaway nestled between two beautiful streams • dine and dance in the 175-year-old renovated barn with a balcony overlooking 40 acres of lush pasture (and its boundless al fresco ceremony sites!) • book the Honeymoon Yurt for a unique grand finale

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$


PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH COUNTRY


Within a 2-hour drive


The Bond

York, PA

Fab Features: unique, post-industrial space with exposed brick, polished concrete floors, and dazzling crystal chandeliers • tall, floor-to-ceiling windows flood the space with natural light • steps from the urban Royal Square Gardens, lit with market lights and accented by a mural

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Linwood Estate

Carlisle, PA

Fab Features: private estate nestled on 300-scenic acres • exchange vows on the expansive lawn, in the manicured gardens, or on the Blue Mountain Terrace • catering services provided by C&J Catering and Premier Catering

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $$ • $$$

Ironstone Ranch

Elizabethtown, PA

Fab Features: historic 100-acre fruit farm • hold having your ceremony in the orchard or the open-air mini barn • cocktails on the patio while watching longhorns graze in the meadow

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$ • $$$

Historic Rock Ford

Lancaster, PA

Fab Features: historic home surrounded by gardens, woodlands, and the Conestoga River • custom cocktails served from the 18th century-style bar • the restored 18th-century barn is designed with handcrafted colonial-style lanterns, original hand-hewn beams, and stone interior walls

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$

Elizabeth Furnace

Lititz, PA

Fab Features: secluded estate set on 33 acres of heritage buildings and grounds • ceremonies in the tiered Coleman Gardens • variety of indoor reception spaces from the cheerful, colonial-style Stable, to a primitive Charcoal Barn set in a wooded glen

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$


BUCKS & MONTGOMERY COUNTY


Within a 1-hour drive


Normandy Farm Hotel and Conference Center

Blue Bell, PA

Fab Features: exchange vows on the beautifully manicured grounds or on a secluded terrace • after dining on sumptuous cuisine, dance under a magnificent cathedral ceiling resplendent with sparkling chandeliers • 141 luxe accommodations in the historic Manor House, Carriage House, and Gate Houses

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$

The Lake House Inn

Perkasie, PA

Fab Features: spa-like waterfront getaway on Lake Nockamixon • lovely al fresco events on the award-winning landscaped grounds • exquisite ballroom with an adjacent cocktail terrace overlooking the water

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

Logan Inn

New Hope, PA

Fab Features: luxe, historic inn tucked at the heart of charming New Hope • lovely ballroom with reclaimed wood ceilings, dramatic stone flooring, and modern touches like fused glass windows and sleek metal finishes • expect unmatched hospitality and easy planning thanks to the stellar team at Landmark Venues

Catering: In-house
Price: $$$

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