The Farmhouse at People’s Light is a farmhouse wedding venue with banquet hall event space, and is located in Malvern, Pennsylvania. This 230-year-old historic farmhouse is set amongst the award-winning perennial English gardens of the People’s Light & Theatre Company. The venue serves as one of Chester County’s premier wedding and event spaces, and is located on the seven-acre campus of People’s Light.
Facilities and Capacity
The Farmhouse at People’s Light is a restored 18th century farmhouse that boasts of five stunning event spaces, and accommodates up to 250 guests. The Farmhouse creates a breathtaking on-site ceremony space, and is surrounded by stunning perennial English gardens and 230-year-old historic facilities. The venue also includes a renovated ballroom and indoor pavilion, featuring cathedral ceilings and hardwood floors. The ballroom includes a private, tented terrace, and is surrounded by spacious landscaping and gardening. The Farmhouse provides a variety of flexible indoor and outdoor event space that clients can customize according to your wedding vision. With a historic atmosphere, this wedding venue lends a sense of relaxed elegance and charm to your wedding celebration. Along with the Farmhouse, the venue facility also includes the Farmhouse Bistro, a casual dining experience where clients can enjoy delicious signature dishes and tempting desserts in a relaxed and gorgeous atmosphere.
This historic Malvern landmark facility is known for its trademark excellent service, and specializes in hosting events of all types, including weddings, special events, and corporate celebrations. Their dedicated staff of experienced professionals assists clients in designing, planning, and executing your dream wedding. Along with professional catering services, the venue also offers complimentary wedding amenities such as gold Chivari chairs, hurricane candle centerpieces, Damask-striped ivory toppers, floor length ivory linens, white napkins, and more. They also supply clients with a free ticket voucher to attend any People’s Light theatrical performance. Their wedding packages include the following event services:
Executive Chef Scott Burns and his culinary team deliver creative seasonal cuisine and customized menus that are sure to exceed the expectations of your wedding guests. The cuisine features creative American Cusine with modern continental influences, and clients can choose from a variety of tantalizing appetizers, freshly-prepared entrees, tempting desserts, and a sophisticated wine list. They offer both bar and catering services, with catering options including:
47 Reviews for The Farmhouse at People's Light
Recommended by 93% of couples
23 User photos
Shannon · Married on 07/06/2019
The Feeling of Normalcy during a Pandemic kind of Wedding
(Actually Married 08/29/2020. Ignore the other date)Sent on 09/01/2020
The Farmhouse at People's Light did a fantastic job with our wedding this past Saturday. They worked with us with every last second detail. Dawn and Richard were only a text/email/call away if we had any questions or concerns. And we did have some last minute additions on the day of our wedding. And they had no issues adding extra people the day of!
My favorite thing that they had done was they made our wedding day feel like it was just a normal wedding (because planning a wedding during a global pandemic was stressful enough). I was worried that it wasn't going to feel as normal; everyone wearing masks, keeping the 6ft distance, location of tables etc. But the Farmhouse staff had organized it where I didn't even notice it. Dancing was normal; there was so much space that everyone had already spaced themselves out properly. Face masks were available everywhere; got up from your table and forgot to grab your mask? No problem! They had masks available all around the room as well as at the doorway, for the guests that were sitting outside. Also, they would flag you down and give you one if you got too far. So thankful for the "Mask Police".
Even if there was a hurricane supposed to rain on our wedding that day, they had plenty plans to figure out how to get us to have a safe and social distanced ceremony. But we got the clear skies and sunshine we were hoping for. They did make some adjustments to where all of our tables went, just incase the rain did come back. Which I felt helped with bring the normalcy to our day. With just the wedding party inside, it helped give space to us as well as our guests that were seated under the tent outside. The windows helped make it feel that we were all together, even if there was a barrier.
They took what I had envisioned for decorations and put it to life without me even being there. They were on top of it! They contacted each of our vendors the same week as the wedding and verified everything, which helped relieve some of my stress.
The food was AMAZING. All of our guest were raving over every dish we had chosen. The salmon was moist, and wasn't super fishy. (I don't eat fish, and I thought it was good!). The NY Strip, every one of our guests that had it LOVED it. They kept telling my husband, and it was upset he didn't get it. The stuffed chicken was my favorite. It was a large piece of chicken stuffed with cranberry stuffing. Everything was moist and cooked to perfection. And when we had to do the tasting, they let us tweak some of the meals to our liking. Which I really liked. They really let us customize everything.
I have to say, as a covid-19 bride, I am beyond thankful that my husband and I booked The Farmhouse at People's Light as our venue. They went above and beyond what I had hoped for and it really helped us have that special day. So if you're looking for an affordable venue. If you're looking for staff that will be right there and work with you to get you that special day you've been dreaming of. Contact the Farmhouse at People's Light. They will not leave you disappointed!
The Farmhouse at People's Light's reply:Congratulations Shannon and David on you marriage. We are overwhelmed by your review and appreciate your kind thoughts. Please visit us at our restaurant and Theatre in the future.
Robert Kargen · Getting married on 02/08/2021
The Best Ever
This was a second wedding for my wife and I. I am 74 and she is 65 and we both have had weddings before, for ourselves and our children. No wedding was as easy and as nice. Richard and Dawn are amazing to work with. They are easy, flexible and take the worries of your hands. I am a stickler for detail, and as a result worry about every detail, and they took care of everything completely, competently and with no stress. They said "we will take care of it" and they did. Cannot praise them any higher. The food was great. Not the usual wedding fair. Everything was excellent. Our guests even commented on how good the food was, and the service was impeccable. The most amazing thing is that guests came up to us after the wedding, and told us how great everyone was. I highly recommend the Peoples Light Farmhouse. The venue is great, the people are super and the food was top notch. Lastly, the value is great. The price was very reasonable and everything (flowers and wedding cake) was included.Sent on 08/15/2020
The Farmhouse at People's Light's reply:Bob and Sandy,
Kaitlin · Married on 10/02/2020
Dawn at The Farmhouse went above and beyond to make sure every single detail of my wedding went down without a hitch. She accommodated every single request, and made my day the most perfect in every way. The venue is beautiful, intimate and decorated perfectly.Sent on 10/04/2020
Wow....The Farm House at People's Light & Theatre is amazing to photograph. On top of incredible service, they have such beautiful grounds to work in ;)
A great local reception venue! Staff is helpful, space is nice for both ceremonies and receptions.