Appleford

770 Mt. Moro Road, Villanova, PA 19085 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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4.8 out of 5.0
Guest capacity 2 to 200
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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. It’s a manor house that can be yours for the day! 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 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.

Cuisine

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.

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 Party Rental are included with the Appleford rental, along with 150 chairs provided by our exclusive caterers. Clients are welcome to select a florist, photographer, videographer and other vendors of their choice.

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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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    Mary Courtney · Married on 02/04/2020

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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.
  • Steph

    David · Married on 05/11/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    History and Nature in one

    Everything we ever wanted in a venue. The bride being a stylistic and historical oriented person and the groom being one who enjoys nature and wildlife, this venue satisfied them both with its mixture of both. An historical estate within an arboretum, including a pond and a hedge maze, this venue has something for everyone. It also has a fantastic rain plan (which never is required) just in case...and plenty of space indoors in case it is hot out. The Hostess was always accessible and nothing but professional.

    Sent on 06/09/2019

    Appleford's reply:

    Hi, David and Steph, thank you for your kind remarks. You nailed it! If you like history, nature, gardens, water features and understated elegance, Appleford is the place! We are a hidden gem and when guests/clients appreciate what we offer, well it warms our hearts! All the best to you both.

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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
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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?
    $ 5500
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 5500
  • 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)
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
    200
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
    2
  • 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
    August
    September
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    April
    July
    October
    November

Real Weddings

1 Event

Professional Network & Endorsements

3 Endorsements

  • Campli Photography Wedding Photographers

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

  • 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 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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