Fonthill Castle

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

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.

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38 Reviews for Fonthill Castle

Recommended by 95% of couples


4.7 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.8
  • Professionalism 4.8
  • Flexibility 4.7
  • Value 4.7
  • Average response time 4.7

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    Jessica · Married on 10/12/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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!

    Sent on 01/07/2021
  • ALLISON

    Allison · Married on 10/11/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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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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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!

Map

  • 525 East Court Street Doylestown, PA, 18901 See on map
    267-481-8962 (Phone number)
    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 95% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.7 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.8 in quality of service, 4.8 in professionalism, 4.7 in average response time, 4.7 in flexibility and 4.7 in value.