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 09/18/2018
Philander Chase Knox Estate's reply:Wow! Thank you so much for this review, Lindsay!! We couldn't be happier to hear that we knocked it out of the park and made your dreams come true!! Best wishes to you and Eric!!
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
Pamela · Married on 08/10/2019
Amazing Experience and Beautiful Wedding
Robert Ryan Catering's PCK venue was absolutely everything we could have hoped for and more. Leigh was our planner and was extremely helpful throughout the year whenever we had questions. She and her entire team are very organized and professional. Planning was a breeze.Sent on 08/09/2019
The day of, I couldn't have predicted how well everything went. Our day of coordinator, Beth, and the head server, Margie were an incredibly warm and caring presence for me, my husband, and our entire wedding party. It was close to 90 degrees that day, and as the bridal party were outside taking pictures, Margie walked out to us with a tray of waters, ensuring we were taken care of from the minute we walked in the door, to the very end of the night.
The food was incredible. The house and surrounding property are exquisite. We received so many compliments on everything, it made us so proud that we picked the right place!
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!