The Bladwin is a historic wedding venue based in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. Once known as the Historic Bryn Mawr Hotel, this space was renovated in preparation to host draw-dropping weddings for couples in love.
Facilities and Capacity
The Baldwin, The Baldwin School, is the ideal place for you to say “I do.” With charming features like large windows, five stories and chateau-styled structure, this building serves as the perfect memorable space to wed. The Baldwin School can accommodate up to 700 wedding guests in their enthralling indoor space. They can also accommodate a smaller group of 120 in their more private rooms. Or, couples may choose from their one of their breathtaking outdoor ceremony sites. Nestled on 22 private acres of sprawling landscapes and lush green hills, their grounds are sensational. With several wood burning fireplaces and a charming veranda, guests have the option of congregating by the fire or enjoying a drink on the patio overlooking the beauty of the surrounding nature. With five event spaces, couples are sure to find the space that best suits their tastes.
The Baldwin offers exceptional service. From assistance with wedding coordination to catering, they work their magic with you while keeping your wedding vision in mind. They love serving their happy couples and making sure they have the wedding they've always dreamed of. Their services include:
Built in 1871 as the Keystone Hotel, this four-story mansion was built by Joseph Miller Watson. The property was completely destroyed by a fire in 1887. Built up again in 1890 and designed by Frank Furness, this new building was inspired by a 16th-century French chateau. Eventually the hotel was foreclosed and the building was bought by the Baldwin School for girls, where it has been kept intact as The Baldwin School event venue known today.
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Lauren · Getting married on 01/19/2020
Perfect blend of elegance and charm
We can truly say nothing but the kindest words for Jane and Baldwin events.Sent on 04/07/2019
From the moment we first reached out with a bit of an unorthodox request as out of towners (to have a virtual tour of the grounds), she was nothing but accommodating from start to finish, taking us around on her cell phone to see everything Baldwin has to offer, and following up with a string of responsive emails thereafter. No question was too small or too complex. She even went out of her way to help us identify vendors that would fit our unique vision for the big day.
We are deeply grateful to Jane for all her assistance and oversight of one of the most unique and elegant venues we had the pleasure of finding in the Philly area!
Natalie · Married on 03/29/2019
Baldwin was absolutely beautiful and the staff were so great and accommodating. All of our guests loved the venue and we didn't have to do much in decorations because the venue was already so beautiful. The price is for the venue, but they work with a wide array of preferred vendors at all different pricing options. I would highly recommend having your wedding or event at Baldwin!Sent on 04/01/2019
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Meredith · Married on 10/20/2018
Beautiful building, wonderful service, reasonable prices
If you're looking for old world charm, you don't have to go all the way to Europe for your wedding--the Baldwin School has it in spades! The building exterior makes a jaw-dropping first impression on your guests, and the interiors ooze charm with all the wood paneling, antique furniture, oil paintings, and all that irreplaceable Victorian-era architecture.Sent on 11/02/2018
The dining area is simply massive, with one of the best open layouts that we came across. If you need to fit a lot of guests at dinner but still want your event to feel nice and classy, this is your place.
The staff was wonderful, and were very helpful leading up to the event. They were extremely flexible when it came to letting us decorate--just don't do anything permanent to the building and pretty much anything goes.
The site coordinator, Jane Darnell, was an absolute pleasure to work with. She was always in contact, helpful with ideas as well as execution, and she's completely unflappable. Jane was such a calming presence while we were setting up the day before, and made everything go off perfectly the day of.
We could not have made a better choice for our venue! You get your own fairy tale castle at real world prices, what more can I say! Book your wedding here and you won't regret it.
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The Baldwin School is perfect to host any kind of event. Myself and seven other photographers created a collaborative styled shoot with other vendors and Jane Darnell at the the Baldwin School. The large spaces and natural light really gave us unlimited possibilities to have our visions come to life. It is difficult to find a venue that has a perfect balance between a beautiful outdoor and indoor space. The spaces are historic but versatile to make modern. I look forward to continuing to work with Jane and photograph at the Baldwin School for further events and weddings.
Having grown up in the Main Line area and Photographed several weddings at the Baldwin, one can truly say there is no place like the Baldwin. It's Nostalgic Grace are unsurpassed. The warm hardwood floors and the magnificent window's natural light seem to invoke a romantic tone on our subjects every time we look through the lens. When you need to be different and cry for elegance, you found the Baldwin. Anthony Duca www.ducastudio.com