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.
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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.
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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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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Showings by appointment ONLY, but feel free to drive by if you are in the neighborhood!
Fonthill Castle frequently asked questions
What are the most important characteristics of Fonthill Castle in terms of venue type, style and location?
- Historic Building
What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Fonthill Castle for wedding events?
- Covered Outdoor
- Uncovered Outdoor
What kind of wedding events does Fonthill Castle offer?
- Bridal Shower
- Engagement Party
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- Clean Up
- Event Planner
- Event Rentals
- Liability Insurance
- Set Up
What furniture and decorations does Fonthill Castle have available for wedding events?
- Dance Floor
- Tent Accessories
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