Appleford

770 Mt. Moro Road, Villanova, PA 19085 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Appleford

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 interior of the house is well preserved with antiques, art, china, and décor collected by former owner Annabel Parsons. The music room boasts a rosewood Steinway piano and gas fireplace in the large hearth. Couples have two areas that may be used to get dressed for the wedding. It’s a manor house that can be yours for the day! The second facet to the property is a flagstone terrace directly in front of the house which is tented from April-November. The tent was architecturally designed for the terrace and, as it is affixed to the façade, the Pennsylvania fieldstone will be featured as a backdrop of your photographs. The terrace can accommodate 200 guests with a dance floor included on the terrace. The gardens complete the Appleford experience. Wooded acres envelop the property. Landscape architect Thomas Sears designed many of the gardens. Enjoy the rose garden with a small fountained pond. The walled perennial garden is a wash of color with blooms in abundance around the interior perimeter. Enjoy photos in the boxwood maze enhanced with statuary. The Medallion garden is a sweet walled area very near the alee of Chinese dogwood trees ending in a pop of color with a wooden bench. Large weddings would take place by the waterfall and weeping willow trees. Smaller weddings could possibly be held in the perennial garden depending upon the time of year.

Cuisine

Appleford clients may select a caterer from an exclusive list of six caterers: Catering By Design, Feastivities Events, John Serock Catering, Perfect Setting Catering, Robert Ryan 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.

Other Services

Clients select from an exclusive list of DJ's and bands for amplified music. There is a sound system included on the terrace that would be utilized by these musicians. Twenty-six tables from The Party Center in Phoenixville, PA are included with the Appleford rental. Clients are welcome to select a florist, photographer, videographer of their choice.

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The Boxwood Garden
The Boxwood Garden
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Alley of trees
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Happy couple
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Before the wedding
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Fun reception
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Table setting with centerpiece
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Couple kissing
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Cocktail area
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Accessorizing the front door
The Pine Room
The Pine Room
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Flower chandelier by outside bar area
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Terrace decor
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Aerial view of the property
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Wedding party
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In the gardens
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43 Reviews for Appleford

Recommended by 96% of couples


4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.8
  • Flexibility 4.6
  • Value 4.7
  • Average response time 4.9

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    Christina Piotti · Getting married on 06/06/2020

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    Appleford is a grand & lovely venue

    I had planned a bridal shower at Appleford Estate in April 2019. One word... WOW. The estate is gorgeous and was a perfect setting for the event. Laurie was very helpful throughout the planning process and we ended up with a 72 and sunny day- spending most of the event in the patio area and gift opening in the stunning living room. Had so many compliments from the ladies and the bride enjoyed every moment. Thank you, Laurie! Hope to be able to come back again soon.

    Sent on 05/13/2019

    Appleford's reply:

    Hi, Christina, this seems to be the season for showers! We've hosted several and more in the works. The beauty is that you are in a home-like setting without the mess and hassle of hosting in your own home! So glad you were WOWed!! Thanks for sharing. Laurie
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    Mary Courtney · Getting married on 02/04/2020

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    Beautiful classic estate home for all types of events

    I have hosted many events at Appleford over the years -from corporate gala's to my father's funeral luncheon to a recent baby shower. I'm always so pleased with how beautiful the estate can be transformed into your special event. The house has a warm, comfortable and stately ambience. Your guests will be in awe of it's beauty and lovely gardens. I'm still getting compliments! Laurie and her staff could not be more accommodating to ensure a successful event.

    Sent on 04/22/2019

    Appleford's reply:

    Mary it has always been a pleasure to work with you on your varied events. Thank you for your review - if I could reciprocate - you'd be 5 stars!! Stay in touch.

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Appleford FAQ

  • 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? $ 5,500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 5,500.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? No
  • 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, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors, Pet Friendly, Set Up, 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, September, October
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? April, July, August, November

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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!

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