Appleford

770 Mt. Moro Road, Villanova, PA 19085 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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4.8 out of 5.0
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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 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 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.

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 to your event.

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

Twenty-six tables from Party Rental are included with the Appleford rental, along with 150 standard 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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50 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 4.8
  • Average response time 4.9

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    Martha D. · Married on 11/14/2020

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

    Thank you Appleford & Lisa!!

    We were married at Appleford on 11/14/2020 with approximately 75 guests. During our wedding planning process we had to change our date, our venue and our guest list, and ended up choosing Appleford just four months before our wedding day! From the moment we toured Appleford and met Lisa, we knew we found a special place perfect for our celebration.

    Even before we booked, Lisa was responsive and helpful in answering all of our questions and talking through concerns. During the entire planning process, there was never a time we couldn’t get in touch with Lisa for even the smallest questions, and we were able to visit four/five times leading up to the wedding day to discuss floor plans, COVID considerations, etc. Just two days before the wedding, Lisa helped to coordinate surprising the groom with videos from his family during the reception, as they couldn’t travel to the US from India due to the travel restrictions.

    Appleford is the most beautiful venue - with picturesque spaces for ceremony and reception, as well as spectacular backdrops for wedding photos. The grounds are breathtaking during any season, and the main house was warm and inviting, while also providing a great space to get ready the morning of the wedding.

    Thank you, Appleford for providing such a beautiful place for our wedding day, and thank you, Lisa for making the day so special. You were so thoughtful and caring toward us, seamlessly working with all of our different vendors, and making our planning easier and even more special than we ever thought. We could not have asked for more!

    Sent on 01/03/2021
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    Steve N. · Married on 10/10/2020

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

    Bride and Groom

    Appleford was the perfect wedding venue. Outdoor space gives everyone room to spread out and be safe. The gardens add a classic feel to the venue

    Sent on 10/12/2020

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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?
    $ 6000
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 6000
  • 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?
    $ 1500
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 1000
  • 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

2 Real Weddings

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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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, 4.8 in professionalism, 4.8 in value and 4.6 in flexibility.