The Gables at Chadds Ford is a historic restaurant and wedding venue located in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania that provides couples with natural beauty and country elegance for their wedding. Located in the heart of Brandywine Valley, this wedding venue is surrounded by hospitable hotels, good people, and luscious greenery. The Gables at Chadds Ford offers couples and guests a comfortable and lavish atmosphere where they can enjoy an intimate ceremony and/or reception. They can provide dishes made with fresh and local ingredients that will give you a taste of old-school, Southern charm.
Facilities and Capacity
The Banquet Room is an elegant and rustic space adorned with a raised gabled ceiling, exposed timber frame, and wall of French windows. This space features a private entrance, a deck, and a bar. The Banquet Room can seat anywhere from 30 to 140 guests at a time. The newly-built terrace can be opened up into an outdoor space with tenting. The terrace is elegantly designed with seasonally landscaped gardens and a three-tier fountain. This exquisite wedding space can hold up to 160 guests at a time.
Whether you’re planning an extravagant ceremony or an intimate banquet, the staff at The Gables at Chadds Ford is willing to do whatever it takes to make your event unforgettable. Their experienced and friendly staff works closely with you to design an event that fits your style and vision. This venue offers brides a comfortable bridal suite that comes with complimentary light refreshments. They also provide projectors, microphones, and a screen. Event services include:
The Gables at Chadds Ford crafts delicious meals that blend a European style with modern American flavors and a hint of Southern flair. They make their dishes from freshly picked ingredients from local farms, gardens, and markets. They offer the following:
Recommended by 94% of couples
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Jeff · Married on 06/24/2018
If you're looking for a rustic style wedding, stop here. Go visit this venue, have dinner, and book it. The staff was so accommodating, we felt like we were the only wedding on their minds. They stayed late on numerous occasions to meet our scheduling needs. Whenever we asked "Can we do...?" the answer was yes or we're going to try our hardest to make it happen (and they always made it happen). They easily went above and beyond all of our expectations. On our wedding day every single staff member was working hard, but always with a smile. We could have never asked to work with a better group of people.Sent on 08/06/2018
The decorations they have on site were reasonably priced and on the day of our wedding we noticed they included even more than we had asked. We asked if we would be charged extra and they said "Of course not, we just thought we could do more for you". Not to mention they include a lot of decorations and flowers as part of their normal décor (saves on flower costs). If you're looking for something they have it or they'll order it for you. They even assembled items for us the day before our wedding.
As far as food goes, you will never find another venue that gives you more for your money. It's probably in the middle of most vendors as far as cost, but we had several guests that weren't able to finish their main course. If you didn't finish, you got to take it home which is rare for any venue. It's truly unbelievable the amount of food they give you at such a high quality. It's because of this we now frequently visit the restaurant and we've never had a bad meal. Not once. We also had several people with allergy restrictions, which they said was not a problem and they actually charged us less for those meals. Their chef worked with us on every single guest to make sure their needs were met. If you visit the venue, have dinner there to try it. The steak and salmon are must haves.
Just book this place.
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Sarah · Married on 05/18/2019
May 2019 wedding - amazing so far!
We are getting married at the Gables in May 2019, and so far the team at the Gables has been AMAZING! They are super responsive and patient with all of our questions. They are flexible and very willing to work within your budget. We’ve been to the restaurant a couple times for lunch, and the food is DELICIOUS. We’ll add more detail after our big day in May!Sent on 12/07/2018
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Whitney · Married on 10/28/2018
Perfect Venue - Even Better Event Team!
I knew the moment we walked into The Gables that we would be getting married there. What I didn't expect was a top notch Event Planning team that would go above and beyond to make our special day the best day ever. Carol, Kayla, Kelly and Ann took the time to meet with us and answer a slew of our questions and concerns prior to our day. They were incredibly responsive via e-mail and were always a pleasure to meet with to discuss final details. The weekend of our wedding the weather threatened to rain, but the ceremony site and exterior were pristine and the fall decorations already placed were perfect for the atmosphere. Carol went above and beyond with the decorations - she understood what we wanted and brought it to life. The food and drinks and serving staff were amazing! We get told all the time how yummy dinner was. The banquet hall with twinkly lights and decorations was romantic and the perfect setting for our reception. We will be forever grateful for the love, support, protection and kindness the team at The Gables showed us on our wedding day. While weddings can be business related, there is a lot of love and care that is going on behind the scenes and we saw every bit of that on our wedding day. We cannot recommend this venue enough. We love you guys! - Whitney & VincentSent on 11/15/2018
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This venue offers the below options which may impact pricing:
The Gables at Chadds Ford Price Rates
One complimentary upgrade, choose one of the following: Silver or gold charger plates; Standard colored napkins; Premium colored napkins; Chair sash. Must book wedding date that is within three months of date of initial inquiry. Cannot be combined with any other offer.
One complimentary dessert station for up to 100 guests. Choose one of the following: S'mores Station; Assorted Mini Desserts; Candy Bar; Coffee Station Upgrade. Must book wedding date that is within three months of date of initial inquiry. Cannot be combined with any other offer.
One Complimentary stationed Hors D' Oeuvre for up to 100 guests. Choose one of the following: Baked Wheel of Brie, Mediterranean Platter, Fresh Fruit Platter, Vegetable Crudite. Must book wedding date that is within three months of date of initial inquiry. Cannot be combined with any other offer.
The entire staff at The Gables is fantastic. As a wedding planner, I trust their team 110% and time and time again come through for each client I bring there. The atmosphere, to the food, and the people are equally wonderful. True professionals and passionate about what they do!! I highly recommend any event there! Rachael Lassoff Dream Day Events
Love Love this venue, prefect for a smaller wedding! So many options with this venue there is outside, tented and banquet space. A great venue for an intimate wedding or event . I enjoy working with Kelly and the event staff planning an setting up events for many of my clients. Very easy to work with and highly recommend.
Very polite and very easy to work with. Would recommend to all! It was a pleasure to work with you!