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Philander Chase Knox Estate

$16k - $21k For 100 Guests
Up to 200 guests
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Pricing Information

These prices are available for the months of May, Jun, Sep, Oct. These prices are available for the months of Apr, Jul, Aug.
$4,500 starting price
$30 starting price
$4,500 starting price
$30 starting price


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

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

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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Historic Building

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Chair Covers
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    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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    Kirsten M. Married on 09/30/2022
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    They are amazing!!

    Choose the Philander Chase Knox Estate for your wedding day and you will not be disappointed!! My husband and I are so happy that we found this venue for our day. From day one what we appreciated was that everything was coordinated together. Robert Ryan Catering operates the venue and coordinates the food drinks and even partners with the Master Baker in West Chester to coordinate the cake. To start from day one working with Amanda, our coordinator was east and well organized. She kept us up to date on every major milestone that we had to pay attention to and went above and beyond to make us comfortable and help make our day special. They food was also amazing, and our guests were raving about how good everything was. You are able to got to an included food and drink tasting which was a lot of fun. The passed and stationary hor devoirs were so good and there is so much variety that you can choose from. We went with stations for our dinner and again the food was great. One of the cool things was also that if you did not meet the guest minimum (which we did not) instead of just eating the cost, they let us out the remaining balance towards upgrades, we ended up with a flat bread pizza station, smores station and quesadilla bar to name a few. Again, the food was perfect! They also coordinate all the staff, including wait staff and bar tenders. We also had an incredible day of coordinator, Edie. She was amazing and so attentive. She had all our various appetizers brought to our suite and also had dinner plates made for us so that we were able to try everything without having to worry about getting it ourselves, which is truly a blessing when you are interacting with all of your guest. Not to be outdone was the beauty of the venue itself, pictures do not do it justice, it is the perfect combo for people who don’t want a typical country club or ballroom wedding. The Philander Chase Knox estate was historic with many places for great photos and the reception tent was beautiful and well put together. It is something different. Again, we cannot say enough great things and you want be disappointed with having your wedding here!!!
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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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