Appleford is a historic Pennsylvania farmhouse estate wedding venue located on 24 acres in Villanova, Pennsylvania, the heart of the Philadelphia 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 have your picture taken in the boxwood maze enhanced with statuary, the Medallion garden, the alee of Chinese dogwood trees, and the green house. Large wedding ceremonies typically occur by the waterfall and weeping willow trees directly infront of the estate.
The use of the house consists of; the Music Room, the Pine Room, the Dining Room, the Kitchen, and a Groom’s lounge. There is also a Bride’s 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 décor 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 to your event.
Appleford clients may select a caterer from an exclusive list of five caterers: Catering By Design, Feastivities Events, Feast Your Eyes, John Serock Catering, Perfect Setting Catering, and Sage Catering. These caterers provide the set-up and breakdown for the weddings and receptions and prepare the meals in the Appleford kitchen. If alcohol is being served, clients provide their libations and the bartenders are provided by the caterers.
Twenty-six tables from Party Rental are included with the Appleford rental, along with 150 standard chairs provided by our exclusive caterers. Clients are welcome to select a florist, photographer, videographer and other vendors of their choice.
50 Reviews for Appleford
Recommended by 96% of couples
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Chaya I. · Getting married on 06/08/2022
Our wedding venue was canceled due to Corona. My family is in Illinois and my husband's family is in New York. We needed to find a venue pretty last minute that would allow for travel from both states. The Appleford in Villanova PA was the most amazing option. It is close to the PHL airport and only a 2 hour drive from New York. We were able to arrange the wedding within the shortest timeframe - just 2 weeks!Sent on 09/25/2020
Martha D. · Married on 11/14/2020
Thank you Appleford & Lisa!!
We were married at Appleford on 11/14/2020 with approximately 75 guests. During our wedding planning process we had to change our date, our venue and our guest list, and ended up choosing Appleford just four months before our wedding day! From the moment we toured Appleford and met Lisa, we knew we found a special place perfect for our celebration.
Even before we booked, Lisa was responsive and helpful in answering all of our questions and talking through concerns. During the entire planning process, there was never a time we couldn’t get in touch with Lisa for even the smallest questions, and we were able to visit four/five times leading up to the wedding day to discuss floor plans, COVID considerations, etc. Just two days before the wedding, Lisa helped to coordinate surprising the groom with videos from his family during the reception, as they couldn’t travel to the US from India due to the travel restrictions.
Appleford is the most beautiful venue - with picturesque spaces for ceremony and reception, as well as spectacular backdrops for wedding photos. The grounds are breathtaking during any season, and the main house was warm and inviting, while also providing a great space to get ready the morning of the wedding.
Thank you, Appleford for providing such a beautiful place for our wedding day, and thank you, Lisa for making the day so special. You were so thoughtful and caring toward us, seamlessly working with all of our different vendors, and making our planning easier and even more special than we ever thought. We could not have asked for more!Sent on 01/03/2021
Steve N. · Married on 10/10/2020
Bride and Groom
Appleford was the perfect wedding venue. Outdoor space gives everyone room to spread out and be safe. The gardens add a classic feel to the venueSent on 10/12/2020
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what a great venue! The property is amazing for any photographer, and the staff is terrific
Appleford is a beautiful and charming venue! The manicured gardens are just perfect for gorgeous photos. Love it!
The location was beautiful and would recommend them to all! Very organized and polite. It was a pleasure to work with you!