Fonthill Castle

525 East Court Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 Map · Phone number
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About Fonthill Castle

Fonthill Castle & Mercer Museum is a wedding venue located in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. This two-in-one venue allows couples to decide between a decadent event held on the castle grounds or a refined occasion based in the museum. Whichever location you choose, you can be sure that their venue will be bursting with heritage and well-maintained artifacts.

Facilities and Capacity

Fonthill Castle was built in the early 1900s as a grand residence for a foremost archaeologist and antiquarian of the time. Renaissance man Henry Chapman Mercer was a person of many talents and pursuits. As a scholar, his life was filled with discoveries and collections, many of which needed a permanent home before this castle’s construction. He was also a renowned ceramist who crafted priceless pieces that are now on display in this location. To satisfy the need for both a fitting abode and showcase area, Fonthill Castle was built to present and house his achievements. The building’s aesthetic is a pleasing mix of various architectural styles, including Byzantium, medieval, and gothic. Up to 270 guests can attend an event at Fonthill Castle, surrounded by its unique ambiance for an unforgettable occasion.

Mercer Museum is also the creation of Henry Chapman Mercer. He endeavored to provide a space for the preservation of soon-to-be relics of Industrial America. Couples will have access to celebratory locations such as the sunken gardens and the museum’s great hall. Up to 180 guests can be accommodated here, making it the ideal spot for an elegant soiree. Wandering through the building’s corridors and rooms, couples and guests will be able to admire items from a bygone era, all displayed in eye-catching, artistic ways.

Services Offered

During the months of April to November, couples will be able to rent a tent for a beautiful lawn wedding. This well-appointed, windowed canopy allows guests to enjoy the wonder of nature as well as the stunning external architecture of the surrounding buildings. Events held at either the castle or the museum will avail of catering solutions from Jeffrey Miller Catering. This culinary purveyor crafts dishes that are made from scratch, providing clients with rich, delectable dishes that coincide well with the historic venue. For more information about packages, tours, and availability, couples may reach out to Fonthill Castle & Mercer Museum’s event team.

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35 Reviews for Fonthill Castle

Recommended by 94% of couples


4.7 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.7
  • Professionalism 4.7
  • Flexibility 4.7
  • Value 4.7
  • Average response time 4.7
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    ALLISON · Married on 10/11/2019

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    Gorgeous venue

    Beautiful, historic gem in the center of Doylestown. Font Hill means so much to us and I cannot wait to see how beautiful our wedding photos are. It is such a unique and memorable venue and our wedding day was literally perfect. Worth every penny.

    Sent on 10/18/2019
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    Kathy · Married on 06/09/2018

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    I can't say enough about Maria and Seedling & Sage! When we originally booked Fonthill for my daughter's wedding reception, they had a different caterer; we were thrilled that Seedling & Sage became Fonthill's new caterer. As soon as they took over, they communicated quickly and answered any question that popped up. But the best part was working with Maria, who was absolutely wonderful!! She emailed my daughter and me regularly just to check in, she was patient and helpful when we asked her questions or for advice, and she really listened to us. She made some great suggestions and went with us to meet Darlene at BucksMont Party Rental to pick out the tablescape items. The guests all raved about the wonderful cocktail hour in the Carriage House with the delicious food, about how beautiful the tent was, and how the dinner was 5-star restaurant quality rather than banquet-like food. We loved that the food was farm-to-table and that during our tasting at Seedling & Sage several months before, Maria and their amazing chef listened so carefully to and followed through with our little tweaks. Throughout the reception, Maria was there, serving meals, checking on the people sitting at the bride & groom's table to see if we needed anything to drink, taking many, many pictures (which she sent to us), and then making sure she and her crew got together everything from the reception that we had brought and needed to take home. Bottom line - there is no way that we and our guests could have had such a fun time without Maria & Seedling & Sage. She allowed us to be guests at our own party, and we are forever grateful to her.

    Sent on 07/12/2018
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    Leah · Married on 07/01/2017

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    I don't even really know where to begin with this one.

    The moment we first met Jack at the castle we knew that we were in good hands. After months of planning with him and Cathy, our day finally came last week. I can not even begin to find the words to express my gratitude for the fun, friendly, professional staff that we had, and for the outcome of everything. All of our guests RAVED about our food.
    Cathy really did an outstanding job making all of my ideas come to fruition and made our day absolutely perfect. From planning through execution, I am so blown away. I have not one single bad thing to say about Memorable Affairs and their staff. I would 100% recommend them for any occasion. Thank you all so much, from the bottom of my heart for making our day so great!

    Special shout out to our bartender, Jon. Everyone has said nothing but amazing things about you and your service. Also - thank you for climbing back into the van to get me one last drink! You're the best! :)

    Fonthill Castle 7/1/17

    Sent on 08/12/2017

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Fonthill Castle FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    1
  • Describe your venue:
    Historic Building
    Mansion
    Museum
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Covered Outdoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
  • What event services do you offer?
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Liability Insurance
    Set Up
  • What event items are available?
    Chairs
    Dance Floor
    Tables
    Tents
    Tent Accessories
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    April
    May
    June
    September
    October

Professional Network & Endorsements

1 Endorsement

  • Lynda Berry Photography Wedding Photographers

    Fonthill Castle is such a gorgeous venue. The staff is very personable and helpful. It has been an absolute pleasure to work side by side with Jack Skurdis for several different weddings. Fonthill is by far one of my favorite venues and a preferred vendor of mine!

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  • 525 East Court Street Doylestown, PA, 18901 See on map
    215-460-0926 (Phone number)
    Showings by appointment ONLY, but feel free to drive by if you are in the neighborhood!
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