Rafters is a unqiue event space in Historic Newtown, Bucks County, Pennyslyvania, that incorporates industrial and modern design to create a beautiful wedding venue. Your wedding design possibilities are endless with its exposed spiral ducts, high ceilings, and gleaming hardwood floors. Rafters’ vast and versatile space makes it an excellent location for dancing, mingling, and dining without having to rearrange during your wedding. With Rafters’ expansive floor layout, your seating options are completely open to whatever you can imagine.
Facilities and Capacity
With 10,000 square feet, Rafters is spacious enough to accommodate up to 300 of your guests easily. You, your partner, and your guests can spend the day dancing across Rafters’ real wood floors or relaxing in their rustic venue. Rafters’ brilliant outdoor space has stone and garden benches as well as a rain garden which makes a stunning place to take wedding photos. A private suite is available complete with a crystal chandelier, a private powder room, and even a mini-fridge. You’ll also find an exquisite pre-ceremony space that has gorgeous, custom sliders that make a beautiful entrance into your wedding.
Rafters specializes in being able to accommodate any couple’s wedding ceremony, reception, or rehearsal dinner design by offering access to a wide variety of event items. As part of your wedding package, you have a choice of round, square, or rectangular tables as well as Chivari or wood chairs both offered in 4 different color options, to match your tastes and style. Your wedding package will comes with a lovely farmhouse bar, plenty of free parking and Rafter's is located within walking distance of a beautiful hotel, making easy access for your traveling guess. Through our sister company, you have many options available that style your tablescape with countless options of china, flatware, glassware, and linens for preferred pricing. Rafters gladly works with the vendors your are comfortable with and offers a beautifully stocked kitchen for the licensed caterer of your choice. Rafters is wheelchair accessible and has built in a ton of thoughtful amentities.
Newtown offers an abundance of activities and experiences that are sure to entertain everyone in your wedding party. Rafters is minutes from Newtown’s beautiful parks, gardens, nurseries, wineries, vineyards, and markets. Many hotels, restaurants, spas, and shops are also nearby.
5 Reviews for Rafters
Recommended by 100% of couples
Keri C. · Married on 07/11/2020
The best venue ever -- 100% recommend
WOW. I have so much to say about Rafters but if there is one thing you need to know it's that you NEED to choose this as your venue.Sent on 11/25/2020
Originally, I had booked another venue, but that venue cancelled on me 4 weeks before our wedding. My event designer knew of Rafters so I gave the owner, Mary Beth, a call. Luckily, they were available on my date and I can truly say that cancellation was the BEST thing to happen to us.
First, Mary Beth is the kindest woman I think I've ever met. The first time we spoke she was on the phone consoling me and helping to calm me down because of everything we had gone through due to COVID. I knew right away we would now be in good hands. She made herself available every time we needed to see the venue and worked with literally every dream and wish I had.
Rafters has their own rental company so they provide the tables and linens. We had to stick to social distancing guidelines which made the layout and rentals a bit tricky. However, Mary Beth still made it work. I said I wanted 4 farm tables, she fit 4 farm tables. I said I wanted bistro lights outside, she got bistro lights up outside. I said I wanted certain chairs, she found enough of them for all of my guests. Mary Beth worked so hard and it was such a pleasure planning our wedding with her.
Rafters is a great venue because the layout is awesome and its really a blank canvas so you can make it whatever you'd like. They are also prepared for ANYTHING. Mist on your wedding day? They have a tent for the ceremony. Pouring rain? They have an indoor space as well. Guests nervous of being in large crowds? They have a covered outdoor space for them to enjoy. Truly, Rafters has it all and you can feel confident that they will be able to tackle any issues as they arise. It's also perfect because it's new and updated! The bathrooms are very clean and and the bridal suite is large and beautiful. The bars are also large so that lines don't form and the prices are very reasonable.
You can tell this is not just a business to Mary Beth and that she really cares about all of the people who use her space. She really made our dreams come true. What could have been a disaster turned into the best day of our lives and we owe it all to her and Rafters. Please use this venue because I KNOW you will not be disappointed. If you want people to work hard to make your vision come true, Rafters is the place to go. I genuinely have no cons or complaints about Rafters.
From the bottom of my heart, thank you all for everything you have done for us. We had our dream wedding in the middle of a pandemic and I will forever be so thankful to you guys for making it happen.
Rafters's reply:Dear Keri & Brandan,
Amy · Married on 02/10/2021
Beyond thankful for Rafters Venue!
Rafters Venue was absolutely the perfect wedding reception venue. More than enough space for our 300 guests and the decor and feel of the venue was exactly what we wanted. We kept our reception simple, elegant, and with enough space for a packed dance floor all night long! Marybeth was unbelievably kind to my husband and me and for that I could never thank her enough. Not to mention the hotel all of our family and friends stayed at was 0.3miles (a 2min drive) away from the venue which made it easy for all of our guests at the end of the evening! If you're considering Rafters Venue I would absolutely recommend going with them! Quality and care of their service was wonderful as we were not just treated as "another couple", but showed so much kindness and respect. It is because of Rafters Venue that we were able to have the wedding reception of our dreams! I wish I could live the day over and over again. Thank you, Rafters!!! We love you!!Sent on 04/26/2020
Carly · Married on 08/01/2020
Above and beyond!!!!
MaryBeth at Rafter’s made our day amazing. Our original date was 5/9 but we had to postpone due to COVID. Two weeks before our new wedding date our state set a 25 person indoor occupancy limit and MaryBeth (+ Brillman’s Rental Barn) turned their outdoor garden into a 110 person outdoor reception. It was beautiful. Rafters made our wedding day the best day!Sent on 08/20/2020
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