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 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.
28 Reviews for Philander Chase Knox Estate
Recommended by 98% of couples
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Nina · Getting married on 08/22/2020
Meet and Greet
Leigh has been absolutely wonderful to deal with and doesn’t get annoyed if I send 8 emails a day. She responds quickly and with an answer everytime! The grounds are breathtaking and kept in great condition even when an event is not going on. I haven’t even had my wedding yet but I can only imagine how seamless the night is going to go.Sent on 05/30/2019
Jackie · Married on 09/14/2019
Philander is so beautiful
Our wedding was PERFECT! The staff was amazing and Leigh is incredible. She responds to you with any questions you have so quickly and is there for you the entire way throughout the planning process. She felt more like a friend than a wedding event manager. The staff member assigned to me was great and she brought me up two rounds of appetizers while I was stuck getting my bustle done for a half hour and even offered to try and help! Also they were really good with my request to not allow the line for alcohol to get long! They started to usher around beers to get the line down! It made all the difference. The only negative I would say is that at the tasting you only get the taste the options you choose, but I must admit all the food was amazing and everyone raved about our food at the wedding! The pairing appetizers are so cool and were a HUGE hit! The venue is so beautiful and so unique. There are so many picture spots that you don't have to go far for pictures. And the Washington memorial chapel is right around the corner! Look it up its gorgeous and that is where we had our ceremony! Basically I am obsessed with Philander and I wish I could live my wedding day all over again!Sent on 10/10/2019
Olivia · Married on 09/07/2019
Best Day Ever!
We had our wedding at Philander Chase Knox on 9/7/19 and couldn’t be happier! The venue was absolutely gorgeous, the staff was amazing, and all our guests were raving about the food! (Seriously- the food was SOO good!!) Leigh was so great! She could not have been more accommodating and helpful throughout the entire planning process, especially with us planning the wedding from Denver! Our day-of coordinator, Luke, was also amazing! He was so helpful and made the whole day go perfectly smooth! Thank you all! It really was our dream wedding!!Sent on 10/05/2019
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!