Cairnwood Estate

1005 Cathedral Road Post Office Box 691, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Cairnwood Estate

Cairnwood Estate is a wedding venue located in Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania. Built in 1895 by the plate glass magnate John Pitcairn, the property was, from the beginning, a testament to the power of love and family. Intended as a home for his wife, Gertrude, and their children, the estate hosted its first wedding in 1896. Today, the venue is proud to continue the tradition that John and Gertrude began, all those years ago. You and your guests are invited to explore the many wonders that the property has to offer. Enjoy a walk in the beautiful gardens or imbibe the serene atmosphere of the Pitcairns’ library, and make memories that you can cherish forever.

Facilities and Capacity

Cairnwood Estate includes both indoor and outdoor event facilities. The venue can accommodate up to 275 guests. The first floor of the mansion is comprised of six rooms. These feature beautiful paneled walls and hardwood floors. The Great Hall is the venue’s main indoor event space. In it stands a magnificent fireplace of carved stone. On the opposite side of the Hall, an exquisite U-shaped staircase leads to the private dressing suites on the second floor. The suites contain period-appropriate furniture and offer a lovely view of the nearby woodland.

Services Offered

For your convenience, the venue is happy to provide you with a list of preferred vendors. This covers everything from accommodations to cakes and photography. A select number of catering options are also available for your consideration. Every caterer on this exclusive list promises great food and premier service. Treat your friends and family to a grand celebration, or opt for a more intimate occasion. With no minimum guest count requirement, you have the freedom to craft the event that is just right for you.

History

Pitcairn commissioned the eminent firm of Carrère and Hastings to undertake the design. Exponents of the Beaux-Arts style, Carrère and Hastings’ plan included a number of features familiar to that school. Elements drawn from Greek architecture were combined with Roman arches and French doors to produce a space that was as welcoming as it was elegant. The grounds and gardens are the work of Fredrick Law Olmstead and his partner, Charles Eliot. Olmstead was a figure of considerable reputation in his time, and today, he is regarded as the father of American landscape architecture. His list of projects includes New York’s Central Park and the campuses of Cornell and Yale University.

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89 Reviews for Cairnwood Estate

Recommended by 98% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.8
  • Average response time 4.9

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    Kristina · Married on 07/25/2020

    5.0
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    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
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    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
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    Eryn Student · Married on 06/10/2020

    5.0
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    Wedding Venue

    The pictures speak for itself. We received endless compliments on the beauty of this wedding venue. It is a magical place to have a wedding reception. Not only is it a breathtaking property, the staff are all very professional and were a pleasure to plan a wedding with. They were all very helpful and we could not be happier with our decision to have our reception here.

    Sent on 11/03/2019

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Cairnwood Estate 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?
    $ 5800.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 1800.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Clean Up
    Parking
    Tables
  • Describe your venue:
    Historic Building
    Mansion
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Covered Outdoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
    Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Event Planner
    Get Ready Rooms
    Wifi
  • What event items are available?
    Chairs
    Dance Floor
    Lighting
    Tables
    Tents
    Tent Accessories
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    May
    June
    July
    August
    September
    October
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    March
    April
    November
    December

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  • 1005 Cathedral Road Post Office Box 691, Post Office Box 691 Bryn Athyn, PA, 19009 See on map
    215-688-5648 (Phone number)
    2159473827 (Fax Number)
    Cairnwood hosts an Open House every Wednesday evening from 6pm to 8pm. Available for tours or events 7 days a week.
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Cairnwood Estate frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Cairnwood Estate?

Cairnwood Estate includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:

  • Bridal Suite
  • Clean Up
  • Parking
  • Tables

What are the most important characteristics of Cairnwood Estate in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Cairnwood Estate for wedding events is known for:

  • Historic Building
  • Mansion

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Cairnwood Estate for wedding events?

Cairnwood Estate offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:

  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Cairnwood Estate offer?

Cairnwood Estate offers the following types of wedding events:

  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Cairnwood Estate offer for wedding events?

Cairnwood Estate offers the following services for wedding events:

  • Event Planner
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Cairnwood Estate have available for wedding events?

Cairnwood Estate offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:

  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Lighting
  • Tables
  • Tents
  • Tent Accessories

What percentage of users recommend Cairnwood Estate and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Cairnwood Estate is recommended by 98% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in average response time, 4.9 in professionalism, 4.8 in flexibility and 4.8 in value.