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 300 wedding guests in their enthralling indoor space, 275 with dancing. 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.
26 Reviews for The Baldwin
Recommended by 99% of couples
26 User photos
Carmen · Married on 02/15/2020
If the ambiance, architecture and location doesn’t sell the venue for you, Jane Darnell will put the icing on the cake. We could not have been more pleased with our choice of the venue. We had both our ceremony and reception at the same venue, and it was absolutely perfect. Jane is responsive, caring, attentive and will make sure everything gets done. We also couldn’t forget about the local pianist that played for our ceremony and cocktail hour. Oxana did a great job and it created such a welcoming atmosphere.Sent on 03/17/2020
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Lauren · 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!
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Sandy Martin · Married on 11/23/2019
Baldwin School was the perfect setting for our daughter and son-in-law’s wedding in November. All the characteristics of the building - amazing staircases, wood burning fireplaces that were actually burning for the evening, and many other unique features inside and out - made it such a beautiful venue for the wedding. Having various spaces for the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception was exactly what we were looking for. Being able to add our own DIY touch for decor, and being able to choose a caterer (we chose Brandywine Catering, a full service caterer, who also was amazing), made Baldwin School the perfect choice. Jane, who is Baldwin’s representative, was incredible and helped make the experience so easy and comfortable and relaxed. She was always there when needed during the preparations, rehearsal, and the whole wedding day. She went above and beyond to help for whatever we needed to make the day what our daughter and son-in-law were hoping for. Many of our guests are still talking about how great Baldwin School was for the wedding.Sent on 12/08/2019
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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