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.
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.
Clients are welcome to select a dj/band, florist, photographer, videographer and other vendors of their choice.
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what a great venue! The property is amazing for any photographer, and the staff is terrific
Appleford is a beautiful and charming venue! The manicured gardens are just perfect for gorgeous photos. Love it!
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?
- Bridal Suite
- Clean Up
- Set Up
At Appleford, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?
- Cake Cutting
What are the most important characteristics of Appleford in terms of venue type, style and location?
- Historic Building
What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Appleford for wedding events?
- Covered Outdoor
- Uncovered Outdoor
What kind of wedding events does Appleford offer?
- Bridal Shower
- Engagement Party
- Rehearsal Dinner
What services does Appleford offer for wedding events?
- Catering Services
- Event Rentals
- Get Ready Rooms
- Lighting / Sound
- Outside Vendors
- Pet Friendly
- Set Up
What furniture and decorations does Appleford have available for wedding events?
- Audio Equipment
- Dance Floor
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