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 at one of Philadelphia’s premier locations for special events. Friendly, attentive staff and thoughtfully prepared cuisine served in a one-of-a-kind 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, sweeping spiral staircase, and a luxurious bridal suite. The dining room can seat 144 guests with a dance floor, or 168 with a rental dancefloor placed in the reception room, 230 for a ceremony, or 250 for a cocktail reception. The reception room can accommodate 50 for a sit-down meal or 100 for a ceremony or cocktail reception. The Chateau at SugarLoaf also features a patio and lawn area which can seat 144 in a rental tent or 250 for a ceremony. 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 seats 96, can accommodate 150 for a ceremony or 100 for a cocktail reception. The East Parlour and Redmond Room can each seat 144 guests or 150 for a cocktail party. St. Joseph Hall also features a Summerhouse Lawn which is available for ceremonies of up to 250 people.
Rental of either the Chateau at SugarLoaf or the Rotunda and Parlours at St. Joseph Hall includes:
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 at reasonable prices.
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Beth · Married on 09/16/2017
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.Sent on 02/22/2018
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
Jill · Married on 09/16/2017
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!!Sent on 02/27/2018
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.
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!
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!