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About Awbury Arboretum

a welcoming venue in a picturesque historic landscape

 

 

What makes Awbury different from other rental venues?

- Awbury is a comfortable, welcoming space

- Our rental program supports our mission of preserving and interpreting our historic house and landscape and providing our urban community free access to nature and history 365 days a year.

- The Cope House, built in 1860, combines Quaker simplicity with Victorian elegance. Between the Wissahickon schist exterior, floor-to-ceiling windows, wrap-around porch, and surrounding 55-acres of historic English Landscape, we offer many unique and beautiful vistas for your celebration.

- The Cope House has seen several exciting renovations in the past few years, including the addition of a blue stone tented patio, installation of air conditioning and improved heating systems, and restored doors, windows, and floors throughout the house. We’ve also installed several garden areas- featuring native, historically local woodland plants, with year-round seasonal interest.

- We have a partnership with a wonderful, sustainable caterer – Birchtree Catering- who will help customize your perfect event.

 

Feel free to contact us with any questions: 

contact@awbury.org 

www.awbury.org

(215) 849-2855 x10

 

 

 

Categories: Wedding Venue

Regions serviced: Philadelphia

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5.0

We got married at Awbury on 10/7/17. We walked in and immediately knew it was the perfect venue. It has some indoor space, enough for about 60 guests, and ample area outside to cover with a tent in case of rain. It also has fantastic wraparound porches and great getting ready spaces, as well as a small kitchen for caterers.

Awbury is definitely a DIY venue. Though they provide some tables and chairs, you will need to rent more if you are having a larger wedding. Also, you are responsible for all setup and cleanup. This was not a problem for us at all. We had friends, family, and hired helpers who took care of setup/cleanup, but if you want a venue that does all that for you, this might not be a good fit.

Awbury seems to be doing more weddings and has changed some things since we first booked them. They have done a lot of improvements, such as building a beautiful blue stone patio out back which made a perfect area to set up a tent and dinner tables. We were able to bring in a buffet caterer, but they are now partnered exclusively with birchtree catering. They also now have a sound system (both an indoor one for music and outdoors for the ceremony) which we were able to use.

Branda, the events coordinator, is SO nice, responsive, and helpful. She answered all of my questions thoroughly and made me feel like my event was important to her. On the day of, Awbury provided a parking attendant who successfully guided our buses in and out, and an event staffer (Courtney I think?) who I didn't talk to much (I was a bit busy, heh) but it seemed like she was being helpful.

Overall, the space is GORGEOUS with a perfect flow for guests, and it was a breeze working with Branda to plan, despite having many moving parts. 5/5 would get married there again :D

Profile Picture Rachel, 10/7/17, 5 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue
Services Used: Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Bridal Suite, Wireless Internet
5.0

We had a beautiful wedding at Awbury this September. We liked Awbury because it's close to our home, allowed us to DIY many aspects, and was a beautiful location. We liked the mix of indoor and outdoor spaces which created a nice flow to the day. We had our ceremony off the side porch, cocktail hour on the front porch, dinner in the tent on the patio, and dancing in the parlor. The property has lots of green space for photographs. Branda, their site coordinator, is a joy to work with and Robin was there the whole day.

Do keep in mind that you will have to rent most of your furniture and a tent. We had to do all of the setup the morning of, so consider booking extra time if you have substantial decor.

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Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue
Services Used: Bridal Suite, Audio Equipment, Chairs, Dance Floor, Lighting, Tables, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Parking, Wheelchair Access

Awbury Arboretum Pricing

Reception Site Fee
Peak Season
Starting from $700.00
Site Fees Include:
Bridal Suite
Parking

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Maximum Capacity
175
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1
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Garden, Historic, Mansion
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Elegant, Unique, Vintage
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$640.00 Value | Redeem In-Store
A special love note to our community: neighbors who live within 2 miles of the Arboretum receive a 20% discount! You don't actually need a code; just mention it when you talk to Branda. (Value = $260 - $640, depending of time of year and size of group)
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One Awbury Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19138   See On Map
215-849-2855 (phone)
Awbury Arboretum is a wedding venue from Philadelphia servicing weddings throughout the local area, including Philadelphia, Bucks County, and beyond. Awbury Arboretum is a professional venue that has been part of the Philly wedding industry since 2006 specializing in picturesque weddings in a historic, natural setting.