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Located in Dublin, Pennsylvania, Pearl S. Buck Estate is a historic wedding venue. From the enchanting gardens to the stone patio, this estate offers an unforgettable setting for outdoor celebrations and endless options for photo backdrops. This estate has been hosting weddings for more than nine years. It also welcomes engagement parties and pre-wedding showers. The staff here has years of professional experience to help your day be as stress-free as possible.

Facilities and Capacity

Pearl S. Buck Estate has enough event space to comfortably accommodate up to 300 guests. There are outdoor spaces for ceremonies surrounded by gardens and lush lawns. The stone patio is perfect for cocktail hour and mingling. The Estate Pavilion, which has lighting and climate control, offers the ideal canvas for custom decor. The pavilion also has a covered porch for added space to socialize. On rainy days, the venue has a classic red barn with a finished interior that can accommodate your ceremony or cocktail hour. The vintage barn has a get-ready suite for the couple and wedding party to use at their convenience.

Services Offered

The experienced staff at Pearl S. Buck Estate strives to exceed your expectations. They want to-be-weds to be able to fully experience every aspect of the day, and are happy to take care of the details. They can act as a point-of-contact for vendors and create a detailed timeline to help keep everyone on track. Couples can choose from a selection of wedding packages when planning to host their wedding here. Assistance with event planning is a feature of these packages, along with linens and china. Other event rental items available from the estate include:

  • Aisle runners
  • Chairs and tables
  • Lighting
  • Decor
  • Barware
  • Glassware


The culinary team at this estate uses fresh ingredients and prepares all dishes on the premises. Couples and guests can enjoy an elegant cocktail hour, sophisticated dinner service, and classic desserts. Servers are on-hand to help things run smoothly and ensure everyone can enjoy the delectable cuisine. The culinary team is happy to accommodate any dietary restrictions guests might have. Their creative menus can be served in a variety of ways, including:

  • Buffet
  • Family style
  • Hors d’oeuvres
  • Plated
  • Station
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Bridal Suite
Clean Up
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Set Up

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Cake Cutting

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Champagne Toast
Open Bar
Signature Drink

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Describe your venue:

Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Bridal Shower
Engagement Party

What event services do you offer?

Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors

What catering services do you offer?

Cocktail Reception
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake

What bar services do you provide?

Champagne Toast
Open Bar
Outside Alcohol
Signature Drink

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Tent Accessories

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What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair Access

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Shannon G. Married on 06/24/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Just a dream

We feel so lucky to have had our wedding at the Pearl S. Buck Estate. Not only are the grounds literally perfect but Rachael, the venue coordinator, made an inherently stressful process SO much less so. She’s incredibly organized and communicative and truly ended up being our guiding light. I cannot recommend her and this venue enough. Oh and the FOOD! The venue exclusively partners with Jamie Hollander Catering — Our guests have said it’s the best food they’ve ever had at a wedding, hands down. So if food is important to you, Jamie Hollander/Pearl Buck is the move!
Elizabeth K. Married on 09/04/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Words can’t describe how amazing this venue is!

I wish I could accurately put my husband and I’s love for this venue and staff into words, however, this place and these people are so exceptional that words just won’t cut it!

Pearl S. Buck was the 3rd venue that we toured. The instant we stepped out of the car we could feel the magic. The grounds are stunning and beautifully maintained by volunteers. The stone house is something to be admired. The tent, with it’s beautiful fabric drapery, was the perfect place for an outside/inside wedding. It was comfortable and laid back but also elegant and sophisticated. When we left the tour, we knew Pearl S. Buck Estate was where we would be married.

Every single person who attended our wedding was in awe of the venue. We had numerous people asking us where we found it. I think people remarked on the beauty of the venue more than me or my wedding dress! Haha! Many remarked that they had never been to a venue like Pearl S Buck before and loved it!

This review would not be complete if I did not mention the coordinating staff at Pearl S. Buck. Kate, Rachel, and Natalie were exceptional in every way possible. When one of the groomsmen popped a button on the suit, Kate was right there sewing it back on. When the photographers pulled us away for pictures during cocktail hour, Rachel and Natalie brought the appetizers and drinks to us without our asking and made sure we had whatever we wanted or needed the rest of the night. There was not a single moment when I felt like I was dealing with all of the coordination on my own. Kate was in contact with me for days prior and eased my mind when I was feeling stressed. She handled every aspect of the day and executed our wishes flawlessly. Without this team, I would have lost my mind!

You absolutely cannot go wrong by booking this venue. I’d do it again a thousand times!
Kayla M. Married on 04/24/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Simply Amazing!!

I simply do not have words for the amazing wedding that my now husband, Josh, and I had at Pearl S. Buck on 4/24/21! I chose this venue in the midst of the pandemic lockdown simply based on pictures (a photographers dream!), and the promptness of response from Rachael, the coordinator. I chose the venue in April 2020, and finally got to see it in February 2021. It did not disappoint!! Rachael was there for us throughout every step of the way, and offered a lot of good suggestions for our day. Rachael will never steer you wrong! She also took care of coordinating my other vendors and the timeline for the day of. It was a huge stress relief for her to do that, she is simply amazing! The day of the wedding was just perfect. The venue itself is beautiful, especially how they keep it well manicured. Rachael and her staff at Jamie Hollander Catering took care of everything behind the scenes to make it go smoothly. The staff set everything up, and it looked gorgeous - even better than I imagined. They were never in the way either while making changes, or moving things from one place to the next. They were so prompt in getting all the food out on time, and making sure everyone was well taken care of. Josh and I were even designated a specific server for the night to let them know if we ever needed anything! Leslie, you rock! Everyone raved about the food all night, and still, almost 5 months later, people are still saying how good the food was. Especially the hors d’oeuvres!! They gave Josh and I a special mixture of all the appetizers in the bridal suite to enjoy before going into the reception – the best!! The staff was there to help and serve, but I really felt like they were never in the way and never distracting us from enjoying the night. The night went so smooth, and nothing was ever rushed or out of place. If I could choose Pearl all over again, I would. Amazing grounds, the best coordinator, nice spaces to get ready, the best caterer and staff, and an overall perfect night! I don’t have anything bad to say about Pearl! I definitely recommend this venue (along with our parents) to anyone looking! You will not be disappointed!!
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Casual Candids Casual Candids Wedding Photographers

Gorgeous venue and grounds!

Philly Event Group Philly Event Group Wedding Bands

The Pearl S Buck Estate in one of the most unique and elegant country settings in all of the Mid-Atlantic region. The beautiful grounds are unsurpassed and inspire a memorable wedding experience. The ceremony area and cocktails on the patio, right by the Pearl Buck house are spectacular and the reception tent is big enough for a large reception and also for an intimate gathering of celebration. A fantastic dance floor which is always hopping help make for the best time ever. With Open Aire Affairs managing the property and the expertise of Exclusive catering by Jamie Hollander Gourmet catering, the Pearl S. Buck Estate is a must see when considering venues for your wedding or special event. Philly Event Group loves it there and you will too!

Mark Bryan Designs Mark Bryan Designs Wedding Florists

Pearl Buck is an amazing place for an outdoor wedding in a scenic Buck's County location. Not only is the space and grounds breathtaking, but you have the wonderful experience of working with an amazing caterer.

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