Awbury Arboretum

Awbury Arboretum

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Philadelphia, PA
215.849.2855 ext. 10   Visit Website   Email Vendor
 
4.8
out of 5.0
7 Reviews
Quality of Service
4.9
Responsiveness
4.6
Professionalism
4.6
Value
4.9
Flexibility
4.9
5.0

Awbury was the absolute perfect spot for our wedding. We wanted a beautiful venue that reflected our love of Philadelphia, and we wanted to support the nonprofits and small businesses that make this city so great. From our first visit, over a year before our wedding, we fell in love with the Francis Cope House and the surrounding grounds. In every direction, there are vibrant plants, flowers, large trees, rolling fields, and hidden nooks. The gardens are expertly maintained and yet not overly manicured. The house is large, airy, and historic. Our wedding was on a hot summer day and yet the inside of the house remained quite cool throughout. The wraparound porch is extravagantly spacious; the side porch was large enough to accommodate our dance floor and DJ table, while the front porch held our bar and welcome table. There are extant hooks in the porch arches that made hanging our homemade ribbon buntings a breeze. The side yard was large enough to host the 30'x60' tent we had rented for our dinner reception, and also provided additional shade on a sunny day. The front yard was perfect for our ceremony, too, with a slight slope that created natural amphitheater seating and a direct path/aisle from the front doors of the house.

On top of all this, the site coordinator (Branda) was utterly responsive and helpful throughout the entire process. She quickly answered all of my many emails leading up to the event; she met with us at least twice before the event to show us the grounds (including the incredibly useful storage shed, which we were able to use to store materials shortly before/after the big day); she was prepping the space before we arrived that morning and helped with clean-up after everyone had left. There was also a parking attendant who was invaluable to our guests.

There is much more I could say about our perfect wedding at Awbury Arboretum, but these are main elements that made it all possible. We are so glad we discovered Awbury!

Services Used: Ceremony & Reception Venue
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One Awbury Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19138
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What makes Awbury different from other rental venues?   - A combination of vintage indoor areas and gorgrous outdoor greenspace - Affordability, character, and convenience, located right in the heart of the historic Germantown neighborhood - Very comfortable, welcoming space – not a corporate “wedding factory” feeling - Excellent ... read more
What makes Awbury different from other rental venues?   - A combination of vintage indoor areas and gorgrous outdoor greenspace - Affordability, character, and convenience, located right in the heart of the historic Germantown neighborhood - Very comfortable, welcoming space – not a corporate “wedding factory” feeling - Excellent flow among generously proportioned parlors, wrap-around porch, and the surrounding gardens and green space - Considerate, professional staff to support you in making your event your own   Please consider visiting and renting our beautifully refurbished parlors & porch for your special occasion. Relax, dance, feast, celebrate--we would love to have you be a part of the Awbury story.  

Feel free to contact us with any questions: 

(215) 849-2855 
contact@awbury.org 
www.awbury.org

 

 

 

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Categories: Ceremony & Reception Venue
Event Types: Anniversaries, Baby Showers, Bar / Bat Mitzvahs, Birthdays, Bridal Showers, Corporate Events, Eco-Friendly / Green Weddings, Engagement Parties, Holiday Parties, LGBTQ Weddings / Ceremonies, Memorials, Sweet 16s
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