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Fonthill Castle

Doylestown, PA View map Visit website

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Fonthill Castle & Mercer Museum are two truly unique wedding venues located in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Fonthill, a majestic 44 room castle, sits on 60+ acres of fields and enchanted woods and is perfect for your fairy tale wedding. Mercer Museum is an eclectic mix of old and new giving your wedding a charming and interesting twist. 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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
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Recommended by 93% of couples
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    Shannon O. Married on 10/30/2021
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    So Helpful in These Odd Times

    My partner and I were supposed to get married in October 2020 at the Fonthill Castle. The closer it came, the more we felt we needed to move the date. It was such a hard decision to make... there's so much work involved in planning a wedding and we already had so much money put into it. We were so worried that we would not be able to move our reception date at Mercer Museum and Fonthill Castle , but our event organizer, Anthia was so sweet and Jeffrey A. Miller Catering was so flexible. We were able to roll the event right over to October 2021 and it was one less thing to worry about, so we were able to focus on how to do it right! I am so grateful!
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    Jessica Married on 10/12/2019
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    Beautiful Wedding Venue!

    I was able to attend a wedding at this location and all I have to say is wonderful things! The venue alone is stunning and a perfect location for a romantic, beautiful wedding. The staff was absolutely wonderful, I have food allergies and my server had to switch out. my meal because the sauce was not something I had and he had no problem doing so and was so kind and immediately brought me a new dish. Definitely a hidden gem & I would recommend this location with 5 stars!
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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.
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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2010 Winner

Professional Network & Endorsements

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Lynda Berry Photography 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
267-334-4127

Showings by appointment ONLY, but feel free to drive by if you are in the neighborhood!
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Fonthill Castle frequently asked questions

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

The space offered by Fonthill Castle for wedding events is known for:
  • Historic Building
  • Mansion
  • Museum

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Fonthill Castle for wedding events?

Fonthill Castle offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does Fonthill Castle offer?

Fonthill Castle offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party

What services does Fonthill Castle offer for wedding events?

Fonthill Castle offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Liability Insurance
  • Set Up

What furniture and decorations does Fonthill Castle have available for wedding events?

Fonthill Castle offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Tables
  • Tents
  • Tent Accessories

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

Fonthill Castle is recommended by 92% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.7 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.7 in quality of service, 4.7 in flexibility, 4.7 in professionalism, 4.7 in value and 4.6 in average response time.

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