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Glen Foerd on the Delaware

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2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Rating 5.0 out of 5
42 reviews
$16k - $21k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

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2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$16k - $21k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

Glen Foerd on the Delaware is a historic riverfront wedding venue located 20 minutes from downtown Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. With a sweeping waterfront view and 18 acres of park-like landscapes and woods, this property is truly beautiful. It's so close to Philadelphia but feels a world away!

Facilities and Capacity
Glen Foerd on the Delaware can accommodate up to 300 guests. The historic mansion is yours for the day! Clients have wonderful choices, including both outdoor and indoor spaces along the riverfront, boathouse and manicured lawns. There are endless opportunities for unqiue photo settings! The views of the sparkling Delaware River are spectacular and make for lovely backdrops, as do the mansion's porches and gorgeous indoor rooms. Up the grand staircase, there's an art museum on the second floor, just down the hall from the sunlit Bridal Suite (with its own bathroom). The groom and his groomsmen can get ready in the basement Rathskellar, fashioned after a German beer hall. Guests can enjoy cocktails on the stone terrace just outside the mansion, wander the riverfront paths and visit the boathouse. The customizable Riverside Pavilion includes a dance floor and built-in bar area, a beautifully draped ceiling and the ability to decorate to suit your vision. A huge covered porch area faces the river and allows for fire pits with s'mores - a popular choice!

Catering Services
Glen Foerd on the Delaware events are exclusively catered by Jamie Hollander Catering & Events. Their expert staff has years of experience, and with it the expertise to handle every detail. We can confidently say your guests will absolutely rave about the food. As a full-service wedding venue, we work with our clients throughout the planning process, with an expert planner included in the investment from the start. Your planner will guide you throught the entire process as seamlessly as possible, helping bring your wedding vision to reality. They coordinate all vendors and create a clear timeline to keep things going smoothly. On your special day, all you'll need to do is make memories and enjoy the celebration.

Wedding Packages
The talented and professional Jamie Hollander staff creates a unique, customized menu for your event. Food is prepared on-site for a restaurant-quality experience. The service is simply outstanding, thanks to hardworking professional staff.

Our catering packages cover all the bases for an outstanding event at Glen Foerd:

  • a five-hour reception with an elegant cocktail hour, sophisticaed dinner service and classic desserts with a twist
  • all non-alcoholic beverages, bar mixers and bar fruit
  • linens, fine white china, flatward, necessary glassware for the bar and table settings
  • full event staffing for set-up, service and break-down
  • an experienced, professional event coordinator
  • upscale restroom facilities adjacent to the Riverside Pavilion
  • sales tax and administrative charges
  • valet services

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$3,500

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$3,500

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$750

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$750

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Lighting/Sound
Parking
Set Up

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)
Wedding Cake

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

5

Describe your venue:

Art Gallery
Garden
Historic Building
Mansion
Museum
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party

What event services do you offer?

All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
Open Bar
Outside Alcohol
Signature Drink

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Chairs
Dance Floor
Decor
Furniture
Lighting
Tables
Tents

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
December

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    Ariel P. Married on 04/02/2022
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    Great experience

    We had a great experience working with Glen Foerd & Jamie Hollander for our wedding. Grace, the event planner, is wonderful. She's organized, communicative, kind, and patient. From our initial venue tour to wedding day, Grace and her team made sure all our needs were taken care of. The food was fabulous, and Glen Foerd is such a special venue. We recommend Glen Foerd & Jamie Hollander to anyone looking for a venue/caterer for their wedding.
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    Jillian W. Married on 03/12/2022
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    Stunning and unique wedding in the Glen Foerd mansion

    We had our wedding - ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner, and reception - all inside the Glen Foerd mansion in March 2022 and it was absolutely stunning all around. The setting and decor really stand out in all of our photos, and weeks later our guests are still reaching out to comment on how cool the venue was and how much fun they had. Grace, the event coordinator, made our wedding and wedding planning seamless and fun. Our wedding was a bit unconventional in that we used different parts of the mansion for each part of the wedding, and Grace and the Jamie Hollander catering team readily accommodated all requests and changes with such speed and professionalism that I truly had no worries day of the wedding. The ceremony was upstairs in their beautiful art gallery, which easily fit 115 guests. Then we used the first floor of the mansion for the cocktail hour, dinner, and dancing, but the museum and art gallery upstairs were left open for guests to view throughout the night. Some key points - our guests won't stop raving about the food, and we spent VERY little on flowers and decor in general because the museum is already decorated beautifully so there's no need to do much else. The price was much lower than most other venues that don't even come close to the level of elegance Glen Foerd brings. We look forward to being able to visit the mansion and grounds to celebrate anniversaries since it's open all the time for visitors.

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Alison & Patrick
    39 photos · 06/16/2018

Professional Network & Endorsements

3 Endorsements
Amber Dawn Photography Amber Dawn Photography Wedding Photographers

I absolutely love this beautiful venue! It's one of my favorite places to photograph and visit. The weddings here are gorgeous, with plenty of options to photograph both inside the house and outside on the grounds and along the Delaware.

Mark Bryan Designs Mark Bryan Designs Wedding Florists

Great caterer and staff make this amazing historic site the location for a wedding on the Delaware River. Everyone is so helpful and work together to create that magical day. As a florist, I find it a treat to work at such an amazing property. There is nothing like this mansion.

Philly Event Group Philly Event Group Wedding Bands

With the combination of a great space and catering by Jamie Hollander Gourmet Catering Kate Conoway and Phil deliver a top notch experience that is unsurpassed!

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5001 Grant Ave. Philadelphia, PA, 19114
2155955847
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