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Appleford

Villanova, PA View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Rating 4.8 out of 5
58 reviews
$6k - $7k For 100 Guests
Up to 200 guests

About

2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$6k - $7k For 100 Guests
Up to 200 guests

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’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 of your event.

Cuisine

Appleford clients may select a caterer from an exclusive list of six caterers: Catering By Design, Feastivities Events, Feast Your Eyes, John Serock Catering, Perfect Setting Catering, and Sage Catering. These caterers provide a complete setup and breakdown for the 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.

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)

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

200

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

10

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

58 Reviews

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Rated
4.8
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Recommended by 97% of couples
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    Rating 4.8 out of 5
  • Flexibility
    Rating 4.7 out of 5

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  • Chaya
    Chaya I. Married on 06/08/2022
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    Amazing Experience

    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!
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    Kate Married on 05/21/2022
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    Absolutely Perfect

    My husband and I got married at Appleford in May 2022, and it was 100% perfect. The Appleford team was so kind, incredibly responsive to emails and messages, and committed to making the day perfect. The venue itself was gorgeous and having a tent/lighting/sound included was an enormous stress relief. They also have great relationships with their vendors which was HUGE. I would never dream of getting married anywhere else and would recommend it to any couple looking at venues!!

    Appleford's reply:

    Thank you so much for your kind words and for hosting your beautiful wedding at Appleford! We hope you'll come back and visit.
  • Alexandra
    Alexandra R. Married on 09/18/2021
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    Appleford Delighted As Expected!

    We hosted the most beautiful, romantic wedding I could have imagined for us. Our guests are still swooning over how beautiful the grounds were, and we could not thank Lisa enough for her support during our postponement and all of my requests.

    I love chandeliers and taper candles, and working together with our florist and Lisa was open to entertaining our design ideas for inside the tent.

    This was the best garden venue I could find in the tri-state area that provided an even more romantic rain plan. Luckily, we had wonderful weather and all of our guests were able to walk around the gardens and take pictures!

    Thank you, Appleford Estate and team for the perfect wedding we so patiently waited for!

Awards

  • 58
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Atith & Martha
    78 photos · 11/15/2020
  • Jon & Ashlynn
    22 photos · 11/07/2016

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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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Map

770 Mt. Moro Road Villanova, PA, 19085

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Appleford frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Appleford?

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

At Appleford, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Appleford includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)

What are the most important characteristics of Appleford in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Appleford for wedding events is known for:
  • Garden
  • Historic Building
  • Mansion
  • Park

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Appleford for wedding events?

Appleford offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does Appleford offer?

Appleford offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Appleford offer for wedding events?

Appleford offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Catering Services
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Appleford have available for wedding events?

Appleford offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Dance Floor
  • Lighting
  • Tables
  • Tents

What percentage of users recommend Appleford and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Appleford is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in average response time, 4.9 in professionalism, 4.8 in value and 4.7 in flexibility.

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