Philander Chase Knox Estate
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.
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:
- In-house bar
- In-house catering
- Event rentals
- Event planning
- Liability insurance
- Lighting and sound
Robert Ryan Catering & Design, the venue’s exclusive in-house caterer, can provide tastings, servers and dessert. Their catering and bar services include:
- Family style
- French service
- Hors d’oeuvres
- Cocktail reception
- Outside cake
- Liquor license
- Open bar
Two private Hospitality suites each with their own powder room. On the property, guests use 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:
- Reclaimed barn wood tables
- Walnut cross back farm chairs
- Altar and arches
- Chair covers
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.
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.
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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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