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Reception
$4,500 starting price
Bar service
$30 per person
Reception
$4,500 starting price
Bar service
$30 per person

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Based in Malvern, Pennsylvania, Philander Chase Knox Estate is a historic wedding venue in the greater Philadelphia region. Because it is nestled in Valley Forge National Historical Park, the rustic wedding venue offers 3,500 acres of rolling green meadows, majestic trees and colorful wildflowers. The atmosphere is elegant, unique and the epitome of a romantic oasis. Guests will be enamored by this charming and natural park venue.


Facilities and Capacity
In Valley Forge National Historical Park, the historic estate is based right over a covered bridge. The intimate wedding venue can host up to 200 guests for covered outdoor celebrations, April through October. A ceremony can be held right on the landscaped lawn, while guests can mingle on the slate patio or inside the antique rooms. The main event takes place in the gorgeous curtain lined, carpeted tent with reclaimed barn wood farm tables and walnut cross back chairs.

Services Offered
To plan a wedding day full of historic elegance, couples can pick from the venue’s range of professional services. They offer all-inclusive packages but also welcome some outside vendors. Their offerings include:

  • Setup
  • Cleanup
  • In-house bar
  • In-house catering
  • Event rentals
  • Event planning
  • Liability insurance
  • Lighting and sound

Cuisine
Robert Ryan Catering & Design, the venue’s exclusive in-house caterer, can provide tastings, servers and dessert. Their catering and bar services include:

  • Buffet
  • Family style
  • French service
  • Hors d’oeuvres
  • Plated
  • Cocktail reception
  • Outside cake
  • Bartenders
  • Liquor license
  • Open bar
  • Barware
  • Glassware

Other Facilities
Two private Hospitality suites each with their own powder room. On the property, guests use valet parking and wheelchair access.

Other Services
Philander Chase Knox Estate is willing to host your engagement party, bridal shower, ceremony and reception. During these gatherings, they can provide the following wedding-related items:

  • Reclaimed barn wood tables
  • Walnut cross back farm chairs
  • Altar and arches
  • Chair covers
  • Lighting

History
From 1777 to 1778, during the American Revolutionary War, General George Washington’s army established a military camp on the property. The estate, which was built in the late 1700s, was the summer home for Philander Chase Knox, a former U.S. Attorney General.

Location
Beyond the majestic park, guests can explore Elmwood Park Zoo and Wissahickon Valley Park. Philadelphia International Airport is 31 minutes away, Northeast Philadelphia Airport is 41 minutes away and downtown Philadelphia is 30 minutes away.

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?

$4,500

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

$4,500

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

No

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

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

Cake Cutting
Server(s)
Wedding Cake

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$30

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

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Wine
Open Bar
Premium Liquor

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

1

Describe your venue:

Garden
Historic Building
Park

What kind of settings are available?

Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party

What event services do you offer?

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

What catering services do you offer?

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

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Liquor License
Open Bar
Outside Alcohol
Premium Liquor

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
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?

May
June
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

April
July
August
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4.9 out of 5 rating
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The Philander Chase Knox Estate, operated by Robert Ryan Catering, is highly recommended by multiple reviewers for weddings. The venue is praised for its beautiful setting, including a historic house and a reception tent. The staff, including wedding coordinators Amanda and Jalissa, are commended for their professionalism and attentiveness. The food is described as delicious and the service excellent. Overall, reviewers had an amazing experience and highly recommend this venue for weddings.

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This AI-generated summary gives you a snapshot of the overall ratings and feedback from the reviews this vendor has received.

The Philander Chase Knox Estate, operated by Robert Ryan Catering, is highly recommended by multiple reviewers for weddings. The venue is praised for its beautiful setting, including a historic house and a reception tent. The staff, including wedding coordinators Amanda and Jalissa, are commended for their professionalism and attentiveness. The food is described as delicious and the service excellent. Overall, reviewers had an amazing experience and highly recommend this venue for weddings.

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Hannah B. Sent on 11/29/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Philander's Chase Knox Estate- incredible wedding experience

I had my wedding here in October of 2023. From the day I toured PCK to the wedding day, my family and I were taking care of with responsiveness, kindness and flexibility. The food was amazing, our guests raved about the butternut squash soup and the ribeye. Our dance floor was going ALL night with plenty of space for 200 guests. The venue was decorated beyond my expectations and everything was neatly packed and returned. I cannot express how seamless the whole night was. Amanda did an amazing job working with us for about 1.5 years planning. She was diligent, easy to work with, professional and met all our needs (never felt like we were being nickeled/dimed with unexpected costs). I will forever be grateful for all Amanda's hard work, creativity and making our dream come to life! Tahlia was our day of coordination, she made the day feel so effortless and did not miss a beat! Everything was on time and accounted for. I highly recommend PCK for your wedding, we had an incredible experience and our wedding day was perfect!
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Tess M. Sent on 11/02/2023
5 out of 5 rating

An amazing day at PCK!

We had an incredible experience working with Robert Ryan Catering at their Philander Chase Knox Estate venue! They made our rainy wedding day a perfect one. The team was incredibly responsive and helpful during the planning process, and totally on top of everything during the big day. The food was outstanding (we had the best time at our tasting), and the whole staff was fantastic and helpful. We had the best day ever!
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Donald F. Sent on 10/16/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Daughter s wedding

What a beautiful setting and wonderful event. Cannot tell you how many guests repeatedly said what a beautiful place and wedding. Food was delicious, service excellent and friendly. Beautiful Sunny October day with trees changing color. Walking into the historic house with all the nostalgia was a nice way to enter the venue. Cocktail hour spread out between inside and outside porch area was cozy and intimate. Angela did a fantastic job working with my daughter and son in law and everything went off with no issues. Thank to all the staff who made their day so special. Highly recommend this venue.
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
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Amber Dawn Photography Amber Dawn Photography Wedding Photographers

Philander Chase Knox Estate is such a gorgeous place for a wedding! I just love the grounds with the nearby greenhouse, bridge, and barn -- there are endless places for stunning photos all on-site!

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