Appleford

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

Introduction

Appleford is an historic Pennsylvania farmhouse/estate located on 24 acres in Villanova, 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 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.

Catering

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 Vendors

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
Alee of TreesPictures by Todd
Alee of TreesPictures by Todd
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Rain shotMorby Photography
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Amaris Photography
Amaris Photography
Amaris Photography
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Table setting with centerpiece
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Couple kissingMorby Photography
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Boxwood garden
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Cocktail area
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Accessorizing the front door
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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 house, tent, boxwood, perennial and rose gardens.
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The ally of trees.AVI Photography
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The house as a backdrop.AVI Photography
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The boxwood garden
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Alee of TreesPictures by Todd

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36 Reviews for Appleford

Recommended by 95% of couples


4.7 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.8
  • Flexibility 4.5
  • Value 4.7
  • Average response time 4.9
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    Dannie · Married on 10/28/2018

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

    Beautiful venue and supportive staff

    This is a beautiful and exquisite venue and Laurie was super, out-of-the-world supportive and helpful. We had our wedding in late October, and the starting foliage was beautiful and warming. The house and the attached white tent made the venue feeling intimate and exquisite. We had a small wedding and this venue made our wedding ceremony and reception even more intimate and genuine.

    The staff was over-the-top supportive. My question emails get immediate responses and they satisfied all of my requests. Laurie added another layer of intimacy into our wedding. We can't thank her enough for supporting us with a beautiful wedding.

    I highly recommend this venue especially for intimate and exquisite weddings.

    Sent on 10/30/2018

    Appleford's reply:

    Thank you Dannie. Your tears of joy and emotion were so touching that I saw some of your guests dabbing their eyes, too. Since you are now local, please come back to visit us. It's been a pleasure!!
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    Mojdeh · Married on 10/20/2018

    5.0
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    • Value:
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    • Flexibility:
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    Appleford: a dream wedding venue

    It was a wonderful wedding venue, seamless management on the day and great flexibility.

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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)
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue? 200
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? 1
  • 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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    April 2019 Going, Going, Almost Gone

    April will be here before you know it, but there is still time to plan a special event. $1,000 savings off wedding pricing for a Friday or Saturday in April, 2019. Contact applefordestate@comcast.net for details.

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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