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The Chateau at SugarLoaf, Chestnut Hill College

Philadelphia, PA View map
Rating 4.9 out of 5
4 reviews
Up to 150 guests

About

Up to 150 guests

The Chateau at SugarLoaf and the Rotunda and Parlours at St. Joseph Hall, located at Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, are distinctive historical wedding venues. They are situated at one of Philadelphia’s premier locations for special events. Friendly, attentive staff and thoughtfully prepared cuisine served in a one-of-a-kind reception venue make for a memorable celebration on your wedding day.

Facilities and Capacity

Nestled on a hillside above Chestnut Hill’s scenic Wissahickon Valley, the stately Chateau at SugarLoaf is a lovingly restored stone manor surrounded by landscaped gardens. The Chateau at SugarLoaf features a large dining room with crystal chandeliers, a sweeping spiral staircase, and a luxurious bridal suite. The dining room can seat 144 guests with a dance floor, 168 with a rental dancefloor placed in the reception room, or 250 for a cocktail reception. The reception room can accommodate 50 for a sit-down meal. The Chateau at SugarLoaf also features a patio and lawn area which can seat 144 in a rental tent. The historic St. Joseph Hall’s breathtaking five-story, 95-foot high Rotunda provides an impressive backdrop for intimate wedding celebrations. The Rotunda, with its vaulted ceiling and stained glass skylight, carved columns, marble floor, balconies, and grand staircase also features two traditional 2,000-square-foot parlors. The Rotunda can accommodate 100 for a cocktail reception. The East Parlour and Redmond Room can each seat 144 guests or 150 for a cocktail party.

Services Offered

Rental of either the Chateau at SugarLoaf or the Rotunda and Parlours at St. Joseph Hall includes exclusive use of the venue, with only one wedding booked per day. Couples will be able to enjoy five hours for their wedding, plus an additional two hours for decorating. A complimentary phone consultation with a professional wedding planner allows clients to communicate their preferences. A dedicated venue coordinator, security team, and housekeeping staff can all be on hand to ensure a seamless celebration. The luxurious bridal suite for weddings at the chateau offers somewhere secluded for preparations while tables, chairs, and set up can be furnished for the reception. Onsite parking is also available for added convenience. The Chateau at SugarLoaf and the Rotunda and Parlours at St. Joseph Hall’s in-house catering service provide fresh, seasonal cuisine and custom-designed menus with exceptional service.

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?

$5,600

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

$4,200

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Tables

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

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

150

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

5

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Garden
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?

Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Set Up
Wifi

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 event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Dance Floor
Decor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Photo booth
Tables
Tents
Tent Accessories

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October
November

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
December
Rated
4.9
out of 5.0
Recommended by 98% of couples
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    Beth Married on 09/16/2017
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    The Chateau at SugarLoaf is a hidden gem. I was the planner for my niece's wedding in September of 2017. We had the ceremony at the Chateau at SugarLoaf and then moved to the Rotunda on the Chestnut Hill College Campus for the reception.
    The Chateau is lovey - scenic and peaceful, just beautiful for photos. The building itself is classic stone with a winding drive approach. The girls dressed in the spacious bridal suite and the gentlemen gathered in the library before the ceremony. The baby grand piano in the foyer was a lovely musical addition as guests arrived. We held the ceremony indoors in the ballroom with a full wall of windows overlooking the lush green space outside. Drew facilitated all our plans and helped make sure that everything went smoothly the day of the event.
    We then moved to the reception in the Rotunda on the college campus - with a staircase to rival the one in "Gone with the Wind." Our guests dined in the two spacious side ballrooms and we danced and partied under the soaring dome of the rotunda and surrounding balconies. Gene, in charge of catering, was creative and flexible in helping us to select a menu to delight the palate, but not break the budget!
    The day was the wedding of my niece's dreams! You can't ask for more than that!
    Photo Credits below to Caroline Morris Photography
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    Jill Married on 09/16/2017
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    Besides the venue being absolutely AMAZING ... DREW WESTVEER was equally so! We had our daughter's wedding ceremony only at the Chateau for 200 guests! Plenty of space, EVERY detail was PERFECT! We used the bridal suite for the ladies and the library for the gentleman ... both were FANTASTIC! The grounds are an INCREDIBLE backdrop for pictures and there is plenty of parking. Could not have asked for a more BEAUTIFUL venue or a more FABULOUS person to work with!!
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    Maria Married on 06/19/2016
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    A wonderful private Chateau in Chestnut Hill area in Philadelphia. Very affordable and just perfect for a small to medium size wedding.

Awards

  • 4

Professional Network & Endorsements

3 Endorsements
Alex Levin Music Alex Levin Music Wedding Bands

If you are looking for an elegant and magical venue, The Chateau at Sugarloaf is a perfect choice. Terrific facilities that make it easy to stage an unforgettable event, The Chateau will enchant your guests.

Philly Event Group Philly Event Group Wedding Bands

A fantastic venue nestled in the Chestnut Hill area of Philadelphia, this venue is sure to please any discerning bride, groom, or corporate event. The unique architecture and interior design is a true one-of-a kind setting for your special event. The team of Drew Westveer and Industry ICON Gene Blum will ensure everything is exactly how you envisioned you event. This is a must see venue! Philly Event Group is always honored to be associated with Gene, Drew, and Chateau at SugarLoaf!

Tonz of Fun Tonz of Fun Wedding DJs

A great Venue, a very unique setting for weddings. It is an intimate venue yet their staff subtly handles large and small weddings and events alike. I enjoy working there and the events I have experienced have all gone off splendidly!

Map

9220 Germantown Avenue Philadelphia, PA, 19118
2152487146
Location of (The Chateau at SugarLoaf, Chestnut Hill College)

The Chateau at SugarLoaf, Chestnut Hill College frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The Chateau at SugarLoaf, Chestnut Hill College?

The Chateau at SugarLoaf, Chestnut Hill College includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Tables

At The Chateau at SugarLoaf, Chestnut Hill College, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

The Chateau at SugarLoaf, Chestnut Hill College includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)

What are the most important characteristics of The Chateau at SugarLoaf, Chestnut Hill College in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by The Chateau at SugarLoaf, Chestnut Hill College for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Garden
  • Historic Building
  • Mansion

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Chateau at SugarLoaf, Chestnut Hill College for wedding events?

The Chateau at SugarLoaf, Chestnut Hill College offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does The Chateau at SugarLoaf, Chestnut Hill College offer?

The Chateau at SugarLoaf, Chestnut Hill College offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does The Chateau at SugarLoaf, Chestnut Hill College offer for wedding events?

The Chateau at SugarLoaf, Chestnut Hill College offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does The Chateau at SugarLoaf, Chestnut Hill College have available for wedding events?

The Chateau at SugarLoaf, Chestnut Hill College offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Drapery
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Photo booth
  • Tables
  • Tents
  • Tent Accessories

What percentage of users recommend The Chateau at SugarLoaf, Chestnut Hill College and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

The Chateau at SugarLoaf, Chestnut Hill College is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5 in flexibility, 5 in value, 4.9 in professionalism, 4.8 in quality of service and 4.8 in average response time.

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