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Reception
$7,500 starting price
Ceremony
$2,000 starting price
Bar service
$12 per person
Reception
$7,500 starting price
Ceremony
$2,000 starting price
Bar service
$12 per person

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Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve is a 134-acre nature preserve, botanical garden, and accredited museum. Today, the preserve contains over 700 of the 2,000 plant species native to Pennsylvania and the Delaware Valley, growing in a naturalistic setting of woodlands, meadows, ponds and Pidcock Creek, with about 4.5 miles of walking trails. It is an excellent site for bird-watching.

The preserve was established in 1934 within the Washington Crossing Historic Park at the site where George Washington‘s army camped during the American Revolutionary War. Just five miles south of the preserve, Washington and his men crossed the Delaware River to fight and win the Battle of Trenton in 1776.

Open Aire Affairs has partnered with Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve to bring exceptional tent & event rentals to host gatherings up to 350 guests. We have starting tent & event rental packages including your tent based on your guest count, lighting & dance floor with your tables/chairs for your guests. We do have additional upgrades that can enhance your event. Contact us today for pricing & details!

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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?

$7,500

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$7,500

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$2,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$2,000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
Event Planning
Parking
Set Up

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$12

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

50

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

4

Describe your venue:

Garden
Museum
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
Elopements

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Outside Vendors

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Outside Alcohol

What event items are available?

Aisle Markers
Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Decor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Tables
Tents
Tent Accessories

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October
November

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
December
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Reviews of Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve

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4.6 out of 5 rating
4.6 out of 5 rating
10 Reviews
93% recommend it
  • Quality of service
    4.8 out of 5 rating
  • Average response time
    4.3 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    4.6 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    4.6 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4.9 out of 5 rating
Weddingwire
4.6/5 10 reviews
Google
4.5/5 454 reviews
Julia
Julia D. Sent on 08/13/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful venue - perfect for our small outdoor wedding!

Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve was our first choice for our wedding venue. We'd both been there before and loved the peaceful, gorgeous surroundings thanks to the abundance of native wildflowers, trees, and wildlife. The meadow was in full bloom during our wedding in early August, so the flowers were spectacular and there were so many butterflies fluttering around. We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful location. We're both outdoorsy introverts and wanted a small wedding with a little bit of grace while still feeling connected to nature, and the Preserve delivered exactly that. Definitely recommend!
K
Katie Sent on 07/12/2019
5 out of 5 rating

BHWP created the perfect atmosphere for our boho wedding

My partner and I were so glad we chose Bowmans Hill as our venue. Richard was so great to work with, he was patient and kind and helped guide us though everything we needed. It is a very DIY venue, so be prepared to have a hand in everything you need for the reception. We chose it because it allowed us the freedom to create a truly individual event without feeling like we were at a wedding factory. There were no other weddings that weekend (they only book one a weekend) so we were able to set up the day before, which I highly recommend doing. All our guests couldn't stop talking about how beautiful the venue was and there was so much space for our guests to spread out and relax throughout the event. Plus, we got married in June and the fireflies alone were worth booking the venue. I highly recommend checking Bowman's Hill out.
Bobbi Lee
Bobbi L. Sent on 06/25/2014
5 out of 5 rating
The James Moore Pavilion at Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve was exactly what we saw when we envisioned our wedding. A rustic setting with wooden beams and communal seating that is open to the outdoors, so we were in as soon as we found the place online. But it just got better and better when we visited and started to mold it into our own space. The grounds are unbeatable for a wedding. Our photographer said there were countless spots on the property, which was open to us and our guests with just our one rental. We've been in weddings where we had to spend hours reaching places to take photos, but at the Wildflower Preserve, we could have our ceremony, reception and photos taken all in one place. The staff there were so flexible to our ideas. Everything we wanted was allowed - frames in the trees, all our catering and bar choices, lights across the top, cricket on the lawn and even a smoking section, which can be a problem for some nature organizations. Our guests explored secret gardens and trails long before we even arrived. We loved that the place had picnic benches, which they offer to move but were exactly what we wanted for our seating. The whole experience was only made better by the staff, especially Liz who was even there on the Saturday we had the wedding to make sure we were all good during set up. Finally, the price of this venue just cannot be beat. We were on a low budget compared to most weddings I've heard about ($10,000) and pretty much all the venues we looked at were impractical on our budget. The Pavilion only costs us $750 for the day, which, once you see the place - you'll be stunned how that's possible. We could honestly go on and on about this space and the staff that help you there, but to save to the novel we'll just say this - visit it once and you'll be sold.
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Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve frequently asked questions

Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • Event Planning
  • Parking
  • Set Up
Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Server(s)
The space offered by Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve for wedding events is known for:
  • Garden
  • Museum
  • Park
Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Outside Vendors
Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Aisle Markers
  • Altar/Arch
  • Audio Equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Chair Covers
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Drapery
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables
  • Tents
  • Tent Accessories
Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve is recommended by 93% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.6 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in flexibility, 4.8 in quality of service, 4.6 in professionalism, 4.6 in value and 4.3 in average response time.

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