Appleford

770 Mt. Moro Road, Villanova, PA 19085 Map · Phone number
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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 five caterers: Catering By Design, Feastivities Events, 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 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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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

    Mary Courtney · Getting 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.

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    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
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 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?
    $ 5500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 5500.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    Yes
  • 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
  • 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

Real Weddings

1 Wedding Deal & Discount

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    Friday Prices for Saturdays in April and May 2020

    Book a Saturday in April or May of 2020 and receive Friday pricing. New Bookings Only.

1 Event

  • Feb Sat

    Bridal Show/ Open House with Serock Catering

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    • When:
      Feb 08, 2020 11:00 AM - 01:30 PM
    • Location:
      770 Mt. Moro Road, Villanova, Philadelphia

    Serock Catering hosts an Open House – Bridal Event at Appleford. Come join us for food sampling, wine tasting, floral arrangements, bridal gifts, invitation samples, and more. For additional information contact Cassidy@Serockcatering.com or info@applefordestate.com

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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  • 770 Mt. Moro Road Villanova, PA, 19085 See on map
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