Based in Malver, 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 and uncovered outdoor celebrations. A ceremony can be held right on the landscaped lawn, while guests can mingle on the slate patio or inside the antique rooms. If needed, a tent with flooring can be set up.
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:
Robert Ryan Catering & Design, the venue’s in-house caterer, can provide tastings, servers and dessert. Their catering and bar services include:
The private bridal suite and private bridesmaid’s suite each have their own powder room. On the property, guests may also use on-site parking, valet parking and wheelchair access.
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:
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. The venue has been hosting weddings for the past 23 years.
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 minute away and downtown Philadelphia is 30 minutes away.
Recommended by 98% of couples
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Lindsay · Married on 09/08/2018
Wow, Robert Ryan knocked it out of the park. From beginning to end & everything in between they were accommodating, responsive, helpful, professional, and a pleasure to work with. The venue is breathtaking, the food is delicious & the staff doesn’t miss a beat. It was a fairytale dream come true!Sent on 10/17/2018
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Kelly Halleran · Married on 10/13/2018
Rustic Elegance, Perfect!
This venue is absolutely stunning! It was everything and more that we were looking for. I had spent countless hours looking for something like this in New Jersey but it either couldn't hold our guest count or had huge up front fee that didn't include anything.
PCK fit the bill, it was rustic, elegant, and the park surrounding it was exquisite. It allowed us to get some of the most amazing photos for our big day. The tent behind the house was perfect, it had that perfect ambiance to it. There's no other way to describe the whole venue other than perfect.
Kate · Married on 09/15/2018
We had our daughter's wedding there Sept 15, 2018 and it was wonderful! Leigh and Lucas made the whole process seamless, from the beginning when we booked until the end of the evening. If you have any questions during the process, Leigh answered right away.Sent on 10/17/2018
The venue itself is beautiful. The wedding suites upstairs are spacious and well equipped. There are many areas on the property for the photographer to take great pictures.
The food was awesome and plenty. We provided the liquor and it was an easy the day of. We just delivered liquor and other decor items after 9am and the employees at the venue took care of everything.
We would highly recommend the caterer and the venue.
Philander Chase Knox Estate's reply:
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!