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Philander Chase Knox Estate

Malvern, PA View map Visit website
Rating 4.9 out of 5
33 reviews
$15k - $19k For 100 Guests
Up to 200 guests

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$15k - $19k For 100 Guests
Up to 200 guests

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

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

200

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?

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

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

33 Reviews

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    Amy E. Married on 04/30/2022
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    Couldn't recommend PCK enough!

    We had the best experience with Robert Ryan Catering at Philander Chase Knox! The location and venue itself is so beautiful and peaceful - all of our guests were so impressed by combination of the the historic estate and the natural beauty of the park. The staff at Robert Ryan were very communicative and helpful throughout the entire planning process, and were able and willing to accommodate any of our special requests. Our day-of coordinator was very friendly and professional, and made the day stress-free and fun for everyone! We got many compliments on the food, and from the beginning, we were very impressed with the variety of dinner options. We couldn't recommend Robert Ryan and Philander Chase Knox enough!
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    Allyson Married on 04/10/2021
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    Incredible spring wedding at Chase Knox

    My husband and I moved our wedding to Chase Knox in October 2020 when the Center City Philadelphia restrictions for Spring 2021 were still super tight. We were a little uneasy making the call so late in the game but Leigh and Luke made those feelings a distant memory.

    From the minute we met with Leigh we felt at ease and super happy with our decision. She was so helpful, fun to work with and answered all of our questions with a smile. I must have changed my tables 10 times (sorry Leigh!!!!) and she never let it get to her. Luke was our day of coordinator and you could tell he loved what he was doing and that it was not his first rodeo. He ensured that each guest had a hot and delicious meal and that my husband and I always had a drink in our hand!

    Our guests have told us that the food we served was the best wedding food they have had and that the house and atmosphere was perfection! It was truly the best day we could've imagined. Thank you so much to everyone at Chase Knox and Robert Ryan Catering!

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Julianna & Anthony
    33 photos · 10/19/2019

Professional Network & Endorsements

1 Endorsement
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!

Map

151 Library Lane Malvern, PA, 19355
610-647-4711
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