Graeme Park (pronounced GRAM) is a 42-acre historic park, featuring the Keith House, the only surviving residence of a Colonial Pennsylvania Governor. The house itself is a National Historic Landmark and has remained virtually intact since the late 18th century with original woodwork and paint finishes in some of the rooms. The house was also home to Elizabeth Graeme Fergusson, who famously hosted her literary “Attic Evenings.”
Graeme Park’s construction began around 1722, and was established for Provincial Governor of Pennsylvania, Sir William Keith. Initially referred to as “Fountain Low” because it had a numerous amount of natural springs, Its name changed to Graeme Park when Gov. Keith's son-in-law, Dr. Thomas Graeme, purchased the property in 1739. It was originally used as a summer home and was not only known for being a great stone mansion, but also a “long house” for servants, a barn, a malt house, and several other buildings spread across 1,700 acres. Often passing by the house on the carriage path, family guests would walk through the vast and beautiful gardens laced around the mansion. Almost 300 years have passed since Graeme Park’s construction, however little has changed since the Graemes called Graeme Park home, and in regards to the mansion’s original design, a few pieces of the original furniture can be found at Graeme Park.
Why Choose Graeme Park?
This site offers you the ability to choose your own caterer, florist, and photographer. Plan your event with your own unique sense of style and finesse.
After your cocktail hour, you and your guests will adjourn into a state-of-the-art reception tent. While your basic package includes many amenities you may also wish to upgrade to include a clear ceiling, decorative lighting package, or any of hundreds of options.
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Jason · Married on 11/05/2017
My wife and I were married on November 5th, 2017 at Graeme Park. We worked with Beth, who was amazing! With Graeme Park being a state park, you have the ease of access to come view it at any time, but more so, Beth was frequently available to answer questions or show us around. While you can hire a wedding planner, if you choose to handle it yourself, Beth was very helpful with ideas and organizing all the details. We were able to deliver a lot of our items to store on site earlier in the week prior to the wedding, and able to pick up the day after the wedding, which made the wedding day hassle free. We were able to have vehicles drive to the back of the tent for deliveries and handicap accessibility which made our vendors and guests very happy. Overall, it was a great time and experience.Sent on 11/13/2017
Latasha · Married on 05/24/2015
The staff at Graeme Park were very helpful and the venue itself is a great place for an outdoor wedding. It has a rustic, magical feel. Plenty of beautiful areas to take pictures and it is a one stop shop for your wedding. We had our ceremony, cocktail hour and reception in different areas on the 42 acre property. I am absolutely happy that we picked this venue.Sent on 05/26/2015
User3634719 · 2+ years ago
Graeme Park is a beautiful place to get married if you're looking for a low-key outdoor venue. The Open Aire Affairs staff that contracts with them is helpful and tries hard to save you money if they can. They were happy to accommodate our requests (including changing the seating set up a few hours before the ceremony), and great at making sure the facilities were clean and set up how we needed! All in all a beautiful place to hold a wedding!Sent on 10/27/2013
Rae Wilson and the entire staff at Open Aire Affairs continue to deliver an outstanding experience to all that book their events at the historical Graeme Park. Philly Event Group loves working there. A perfect setting for that country wedding and dance party!
Graeme Park is another one of our venues for Open Aire Affairs. It a beautiful venue with a historic touch. Check them out on wedding wire!
I have had the pleasure of shooting here for a variety of reasons and from the natural beauty of a historical place to the landscaped touches- Graeme Park can really provide you with a great backdrop for a very memorable day!