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Ridgeland Mansion

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About

Ridgeland Mansion is a mansion wedding venue located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Set on a beautifully maintained five-acre estate in historic Fairmount Park, this stunning property dates back to 1719. Now managed by Joshua’s Catering company, couples who choose to celebrate their day here can expect spectacular surroundings and exquisite cuisine.

Facilities and Capacity

Ridgeland Mansion offers both indoor and outdoor event space options for your ceremony and reception. Couples can exchange your vows in their Secret Garden surrounded by lush landscape and blossoms before moving onto dinner and dancing inside their barn. For those who want to celebrate with an alfresco reception, they can avail of a modern outdoor tent, with the beautiful mansion as the backdrop. Their stunning tent can accommodate 300 people for a sit-down affair and features a three-sided bar and side walls with cathedral windows. The Ridgeland Barn can fit more intimate groups of up to 80 guests for theater-style events and 60 for banquets.

Services Offered

Ridgeland Mansion provides many wedding services for a stress-free and memorable experience and is available to host ceremonies, receptions, showers, engagement parties, and rehearsal dinners. All-inclusive packages are available, to ensure a seamless and stress-free experience. The venue is pet-friendly, allowing couples to involve their furry friends in their special day, and offers parking and valet service for guests. Dedicated staff will take care of the setup and cleanup of the event, allowing couples to relax and enjoy their day. They can also offer the use of a multitude of event necessities, including tables and chairs tables, along with:

  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • China
  • Barware
  • Chocolate fountain

Cuisine

Ridgeland Mansion offers the convenience of in-house catering through their exclusive caterer, Joshua's Catering. This catering company works with a focus on farm-to-table cuisine that is locally-sourced, grown with heirloom varieties in mind, and utilizing sustainable agriculture. Couples may avail of tastings in advance of the event to sample the flavors and select their favorite dishes. This flexible team offer a range of dishes and serving styles to suit any type of event, including

  • Buffet
  • Cake and cake cutting
  • Cocktail reception
  • Dessert
  • Family style
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Plated meals
  • Stations
  • Black-owned
  • Hispanic or Latinx-owned
  • LGBTQ+-owned
  • Veteran-owned
  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$2,250

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$2,250

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$695

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$695

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)
Wedding Cake

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Barn
Historic Building
Mansion

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Cake
Catering Services
Clean Up
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Set Up

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Open Bar
Outside Alcohol
Signature Drink

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

June
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

March
April
May
July
August
November

15 Reviews

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4.7
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Recommended by 94% of couples
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    Caitlin G. Married on 04/23/2022
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    Thank you, Ridgeland Mansion/Joshua's Catering!

    My husband and I had our wedding at Ridgeland in April and it was outstanding. The venue was beautiful; I loved the different areas of the venue. The ceremony took place down in the lower garden, the cocktail hour was in/outside the barn, the reception was in a large tent. I really loved the fire pit area adjacent to the tent – it gave people another location to hang out and talk if they didn’t want to dance. The mansion with the bridal suite was gorgeous and homey.

    Jenn and the servers were phenomenal. Jenn is one of those people who has everything under control, you don’t have to worry. The servers were so kind and attentive. Many guests commented on how wonderful the service was.

    A standout example of the excellence of Ridgeland Mansion/Joshua’s Catering - our officiant was late and Ridgeland seamlessly flipped our cocktail hour and ceremony at the last minute to accommodate. They were so flexible and pulled this off so well. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

    The food was outstanding. Joshua’s Catering has many vegan and vegetarian options, and was considerate of guest dietary needs. We did all vegan/vegetarian hors d'oeuvre and everything was delicious.

    Ridgeland Mansion was amazingly affordable, particularly given the beautiful venue, the delicious food, and the tremendous level of service. Definitely a hidden gem of the Philadelphia wedding scene.

    We just adored Ridgeland Mansion as a wedding venue. We wanted to find a place that accommodated a large number of people, but didn’t want a ballroom. Ridgeland Mansion really fit the bill. Everything was lovely, but at the same time felt simple, not over the top.

    Ridgeland also graciously allowed us to bring our dog which was much appreciated!


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    George K. Married on 08/07/2021
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    Beautiful Venue!

    Ridgeland Mansion is a beautiful venue. We really wanted to have a wedding in Philly that incorporated nature and this is the perfect place to do it. The secret garden ceremony was so picturesque and the tent was the perfect space for everyone to dance. Jen did a great job keeping us in the loop and helping us plan leading up the the event (especially when we decided to postpone from 2020 to 2021). She killed it the day of and was on top of everything. Joshua’s Catering was amazing! The food choices were all so delicious which made it difficult to make final decisions! Everyone raved about the food, which as big foodies was also very important to us to have quality, local, sustainable food. I would highly recommend this venue.
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    Ashley Z. Married on 10/10/2020
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    Best Hidden Gem in Philly!!

    I cannot recommend this venue enough. It was absolutely perfect. We loved the idea of an outdoor wedding near our neighborhood in Fairmount Park. We toured a few of the other nearby venues/mansions and but none of them were quite right. We knew the moment we saw it that Ridgeland was the one. The location is only a 10-15 min drive from center city yet tucked away like a magical enchanted forest. Jen and the entire Joshua's catering team we're amazing as well. We were originally set to get married 10/10/20 and Jen made postponing our reception (twice!) an absolute breeze. We were so grateful for how attentive and accommodating she was through the whole process after hearing horror stories from friends who postponed elsewhere. She took care of every last detail and exceeded our expectations with all of my crazy questions, requests and decor. We had a lot of moving parts and non-traditional touches and we never had to worry about a thing! On the day of the wedding the forecast was not great. Jen was quick to pivot and did everything she could to make sure we could still get married in the "secret garden" as planned. While we couldn't have cocktail hour outside, the rain plan in the tent worked perfectly for our guest count (about 115) and it all looked just as magical as we envisioned. Our families and friends are still raving that this was one of the best weddings they've ever been to. The food was really important to us and they completely blew us away with every dish. The servers were all amazing as well and on top of it all night! We loved having the catering/rentals/venue all bundled and it was very reasonably priced for what we got/location! We never felt like we were constantly being upsold or nickel and dimes with additions if we wanted to alter something either. It was absolutely beautiful in early October but honestly we visited all three seasons and it was lovely no matter what. 10/10 recommend!!

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Professional Network & Endorsements

1 Endorsement
Philly Event Group Philly Event Group Wedding Bands

We at Philly Event Group can not say enough great things about Joshua's Catering. Laurie and her staff are spot on, professional, and run a flawless event whether it is a wedding celebration or a corporate party. Their food is always fresh, outstanding and Joshua's service in impeccable. I have witnessed nothing but 1000% satisfied clients every time we have been fortunate enough to work on the team with Joshua Catering. You will be over-the-top happy if you hire Joshua's Catering for your event!

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804 Oak Lane Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19126
2152241800
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Ridgeland Mansion frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Ridgeland Mansion?

Ridgeland Mansion includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Ridgeland Mansion, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Ridgeland Mansion includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)
  • Wedding Cake

What are the most important characteristics of Ridgeland Mansion in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Ridgeland Mansion for wedding events is known for:
  • Barn
  • Historic Building
  • Mansion

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Ridgeland Mansion for wedding events?

Ridgeland Mansion offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Ridgeland Mansion offer?

Ridgeland Mansion offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Ridgeland Mansion offer for wedding events?

Ridgeland Mansion offers the following services for wedding events:
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Cake
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Set Up

What percentage of users recommend Ridgeland Mansion and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Ridgeland Mansion is recommended by 86% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.7 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.7 in quality of service, 4.7 in average response time, 4.7 in flexibility, 4.7 in professionalism and 4.7 in value.

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