Chester County History Center is an exceptional and unique historic wedding venue located in the heart of downtown West Chester, PA. Convenient to Hotel Warner, boutique shops, galleries and restaurants and minutes away from major Brandywine Valley attractions, our venue is the perfect spot to make history together! This beautiful historic building, offering many photo opportunities, was built for the YMCA in 1908, then purchased and renovated by CCHC in 1993. Your guests will also have access to the award winning museum's many galleries in Horticultural Hall, designed by Thomas Ustick Walter and built in 1849. This building has the distinction of housing the first Pennsylvania women's rights convention in 1852 among other influential historic events and perfomances by well-known 19th century entertainers.
Facilities and Capacity
The Banquet Hall consists of 2,600 square feet of versatile event space which will accommodate an intimate sit-down dinner for 150 guests to a cocktail reception for up to 300 guests. The outdoor terrace is an exceptional location for cocktails with beautiful glass doors opening into the atrium space. The wedding suite includes two separate rooms for use by the wedding party for gathering and wedding preparation.
We offer multiple wedding package options including micro-wedding all-inclusive packages customized to our clients unique style. Also, our venue can accommodate both your wedding ceremony and reception. Our standard packages include:
Day of Coordination
Choice of caterer from preferred catering list to meet our clients budget and tastes
Tables and chairs
Tent for the Terrace
Building is fully handicap accessible
Chester County History Center is a non-profit organization.
9 Reviews for Chester County History Center
Recommended by 97% of couples
3 User photos
Joseph K. · Married on 08/03/2019
The team did a wonderful job for our wedding brunch. Food was all kept hot and fresh throughout the event. Staff was extremely attentive.Sent on 02/21/2021
Rachel M. · Married on 06/09/2018
Great Location with Culture
This venue was excellent. The tables and chairs were all included which was great. They offered extra rooms for changing/storage. The best part about it was that the venue included a 2 hour museum tour for all of the guests to browse on their own pace. It was a nice addition for the guests to enjoy while pictures were being taken.Sent on 02/12/2021
Chester County History Center's reply:Thank you so much for sharing! It was a pleasure having youand your guests here - I enjoyed being a part of your special day and am glad that everyone seemed to have a great time and enjoyed the museum.
Amy · Married on 09/09/2017
We LOVED having our ceremony and reception at the CCHS!! Cyndi was our coordinator, and she was so helpful with any questions we had. The venue is pretty and unique, and right in town- perfect for pictures. And the Hotel Warner is right across the street, so it's nice and convenient. We used the patio out front for cocktail hour, and it was beautiful. It's a pretty blank space so it works with any color scheme or theme you'd like to use, and a nice stage that you can use for your wedding band/DJ. I highly recommend the CCHS! I am so happy we had our wedding there.Sent on 09/19/2017
A unique venue. A must see!