Reminiscent of a French chateau, Cairnwood’s distinguished architecture, flowering gardens, and expansive lawns provide a distinctive backdrop for a truly exceptional event. The estate provides a setting that departs from the ordinary with endless indoor and outdoor reception possibilities.
Facilities and Capacity
Cairnwood can accommodate up to 275 wedding guests with beautiful indoor and outdoor settings. A towering and masterfully built mansion, award-winning gardens full of blooms and fresh manicured lawns make this venue truly idyllic, peaceful, and romantic in nature. The majestic great hall features two-story ceilings, large and beautiful windows for natural lighting, and a Victorian charm that exudes class and luxury. Their terrace provides couples with the perfect outdoor location for a cocktail hour, as well, and overlooks the gardens and lawn.
With a kind and attentive staff, Cairnwood Estate's sole purpose is to provide their customers with a breathtaking experience. Their services include:
Catering and Cuisine
Cairnwood Estate works seamlessly with three outstanding preferred caterers: Feastivities, Karen Spire Catering & Events, and Sage Catering. Whether it’s a gourmet first course starting with a delicate black lobster ravioli, a mélange of fresh seafood simmered with Arborio rice and white wine, or a marinated grilled beef tenderloin with a Madeira demi-glaze, your tuxedo clad professionals stand ready to provide your guests with the finest service and cuisine imaginable.
Their catering services include:
This venue's backstory resides in a deep and tragic love story, as it was once a home built by the fortunes of John Pitcairn for his wife, Gertrude. Just three years after the home's completion, Gertrude passed away, leaving John alone until his death in 1916. The mansion remained untouched for a decade before it was brought to life as a National Historic Landmark. The wonderful staff keep it as close to its 1895 roots as possible, so guests can feel the rich and deep history it holds.
Recommended by 97% of couples
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sara · Married on 05/07/2016
I am SO impressed with the Cairnwood Estate. It is absolutely the most magical, elegant and picturesque place to get married in the Philadelphia area, hands down. Melissa at the Cairnwood was a dream to work with and I cannot say enough good things about them. They weren't fussy with us and we were absolutely treated with the utmost respect and care. Our wedding had 200 attendants and had an international crown from all over the US, Europe, Canada and Australia, and they were all blown away by how beautiful and fun our wedding was. Thank you so much to Melissa and everyone at the Cairnwood for making our wedding magical!Sent on 05/16/2016
Lise Brown · Getting married on 05/25/2020
This venue was an historic beauty. If you want to feel like a princess on your wedding day, this is the place to go to. They do not do weddings but they have facilities they refer to. But for receptions, this is a great choice.Sent on 02/21/2019
Kristina · Getting married on 05/23/2020
Hidden Gem outside of Philadelphia
The employees at Cairnwood are so accommodating and helpful. They took my fiancé and I around on our first tour and were very informative and then allowed us to come back again and tour it ourselves. The grounds are beautiful and we can’t wait to have our wedding here!Sent on 01/06/2019
Cairnwood is a truly magical venue in every aspect!