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These prices are available for the months of May, Jun, Aug, Sep. These prices are available for the months of Apr, Jul, Oct, Nov.
Reception
$6,000 starting price
Ceremony
$1,500 starting price
Reception
$6,000 starting price
Ceremony
$1,000 starting price

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On WeddingWire since 2018

Appleford is a historic Pennsylvania estate wedding venue located on 24 acres in Villanova, Pennsylvania, in the heart of Philadelphia's Main Line. Drive down the long pine-lined driveway to ponds, a waterfall, manicured gardens and an alee of trees in this arboretum and bird sanctuary. The estate has been used as a wedding venue creating lasting memories for more than 40 years.

Facilities and Capacity

The flagstone terrace directly in front of the house is tented from April-November and can accommodate 200 guests for seating. The gardens complete the Appleford experience. Wooded acres envelop the property with gardens surrounding the estate for your cocktail hour and enjoyment. Gardens off the terrace include the walled/perennial garden and the rose garden with a small fountained pond. Behind the home is a beautiful boxwood maze enhanced with statuary, the Medallion garden, the alee of Chinese dogwood trees, and the greenhouse. Large wedding ceremonies typically occur by the waterfall and weeping willow trees directly in front of the estate.

The use of the house consists of; the Music Room, the Pine Room, the Dining Room, the Kitchen, and a Groom鈥檚 lounge. There is also a Bride鈥檚 bedroom suite for use on the second floor and the Puppy House (small den) adjacent to the first floor off the outside reception area used to drop off your d茅cor and other items the morning of your event. The house is air-conditioned, however the reception, for the most part - especially seating - would be outside on the terrace. Appleford also has a piano and three gas fireplaces on the first floor of the house to add to the charm and ambiance of your event.

Cuisine

Appleford clients may select a caterer from an exclusive list of eight caterers: Catering By Design, Feastivities Events, Feast Your Eyes, John Serock Catering, Perfect Setting Catering, Sage Catering. Seedling & Sage, and 12th Street Catering. These caterers provide a complete setup and breakdown for weddings and receptions. If alcohol is being served, clients provide their libations and the bartenders are provided by the caterers.

Other Services

Clients are welcome to select a dj/band, florist, photographer, videographer and other vendors of their choice.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$6,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$6,000

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

No

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$1,500

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$1,000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Clean Up
Lighting/Sound
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

4

Describe your venue:

Garden
Historic Building
Mansion
Park

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Catering Services
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Stations
Tastings

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Dance Floor
Lighting
Tables
Tents

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
August
September

What months are included in your off-peak season?

April
July
October
November
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4.9 out of 5 rating
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2023 Winner
71 Reviews
  • Quality of service
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Average response time
    5 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    4.8 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4.7 out of 5 rating
97% Recommended by couples

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Nicole
Nicole D. Married on 08/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

One word - Amazing

We had the most amazing experience planning and having our wedding at Appleford - we just got married there on August 6th, 2023!! Not only are the grounds STUNNING (everything is photo-worthy), but the director of events, Lisa, is amazing - she's there to answer any questions you have and is so quick to respond. Lisa truly went above and beyond for us as well as the entire staff at Appleford, everyone was and has continued to be so kind to us. We booked & planned our wedding in 3 months, so having such a responsive point of contact was really important to us and it made it so much easier to plan on a time-crunch. Truly an unforgettable experience - I highly recommend getting married here if you're considering it, it was the best day of our lives and our guests LOVED it too!! Thank you to Lisa, Mary & everyone at Appleford for being so great
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Janelle B. Married on 09/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Dream Wedding Location

After doing a first visit to Appleford, and seeing the photos, I knew this would be the most romantic place to get married. Guests were coming up to us all night saying how much they loved the venue. Guests loved being able to take their own photos and walk around. The photos are STUNNING. The staff is SO friendly. I wish I could do it again just to spend more time at the location.
Kayla
Kayla C. Married on 05/26/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Choose APPLEFORD for your special day

CANNOT recommend Appleford Estate enough for an event venue!! My husband and I just got married here May 26, 2023 and it was one of the best days of our lives. Multiple guests raved that it was the best wedding they'd ever been to! I think the venue's magic stems from the beauty and versatility of the grounds/fieldstone home, and the attentiveness and amazingness of their director, Lisa Mcbride.

From touring the venue, to planning the wedding to executing the event, Lisa was always attentive, skilled, and caring in her approach. For example: multiple times I had emailed her non-urgent questions at odd hours of the day or weekend and I'd be shocked to see her respond within 1-2 hours. The day of our rehearsal and wedding, she had the biggest smile and shared in our joy in addition to supporting coordinating all the details. Lisa, like Appleford, is an absolute gem. Forever grateful for choosing Appleford for our wedding and reception.

Oh!! Can't believe I almost forgot to mention another one of our favorite selling points: THEY ARE DOG FRIENDLY :0)

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Awards

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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2023 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner

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Professional Network & Endorsements

3 Endorsements
Campli Photography Campli Photography Wedding Photographers

what a great venue! The property is amazing for any photographer, and the staff is terrific

Amber Dawn Photography Amber Dawn Photography Wedding Photographers

Appleford is a beautiful and charming venue! The manicured gardens are just perfect for gorgeous photos. Love it!

Philadelphia String Quartet Philadelphia String Quartet Wedding Musicians

The location was beautiful and would recommend them to all! Very organized and polite. It was a pleasure to work with you!

Preferred Vendors

No Macarena DJ & Custom Music Service
5.0 out of 5 rating , 249 Reviews
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CTO Music Artists
4.9 out of 5 rating , 336 Reviews
路 Wedding DJs
Pictures by Todd Photography
5.0 out of 5 rating , 52 Reviews
路 Wedding Photographers
Perfect Setting Catering
4.8 out of 5 rating , 78 Reviews
路 Wedding Caterers
Sage Catering
4.9 out of 5 rating , 222 Reviews
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John Serock Catering
5.0 out of 5 rating , 259 Reviews
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Appleford frequently asked questions

Appleford includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Clean Up
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables
Appleford includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)
The space offered by Appleford for wedding events is known for:
  • Garden
  • Historic Building
  • Mansion
  • Park
Appleford offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
Appleford offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner
Appleford offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Catering Services
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wifi
Appleford offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Dance Floor
  • Lighting
  • Tables
  • Tents
Appleford is recommended by 97% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5 in average response time, 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in professionalism, 4.8 in value and 4.7 in flexibility.

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