The Washington at Historic Yellow Springs

1701 Art School Road, Chester Springs, PA 19425 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About The Washington at Historic Yellow Springs

The Washington at Historic Yellow Springs is a historic wedding venue located in Philadelphia. This charming venue is complete with 142 acres of meadows, green lawns, gentle springs and historic buildings. Its tucked away in a quiet corner of Chester Springs, Pennsylvania, making it a private space to celebrate with friends and family while still being conveniently located close to area roads, hotels and high-quality vendors. With rich history and a beautiful setting, The Washington at Historic Yellow Springs is a unique venue to host an event that your guests won't soon forget.

Facilities and Capacity
The Washington at Historic Yellow Springs offers both indoor and outdoor venues to host your one-of-a-kind ceremony and reception. Their lush outdoor space provides natural beauty and an intimate setting to exchange your vows. Their indoor space can easily hold 150 seated guests and still have plenty of room for dancing. In addition, there are two smaller rooms that can be used as a cocktail hour space or lounge area that open out to beautiful outdoor spaces.

Services Offered
The Washington at Historic Yellow Springs offers many wedding services for your celebration. They are also available to host engagement parties and bridal showers. The wedding services they provide for your big day include:

  • Bridal suite
  • Cleanup
  • Lighting
  • Setup
  • Parking
  • Wheelchair access


History
Originally built around 1750, The Washington at Historic Yellow Springs has served as a colonial inn and tavern when the village of Yellow Springs was a fashionable spa. During the American Revolution, General Washington slept there when he was visiting the soldiers who were convalescing in the Yellow Springs hospital he commissioned in the village in 1777. During the 19th century, the building was used as a dining facility and dormitory for the orphans of Civil War Soldiers and the early 20th century saw this wonderful building used as a dining hall and dorm for the young artists of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

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Bride and groom in the meadow.  Photo by Mizfam Photography.
Bride and groom in the meadow. Photo by Mizfam Photography.
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The front porch of the Washington. Photo by Brae Howard.
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First Dance in The Washington.  Photo by Mizfam Photography.
First Dance in The Washington. Photo by Mizfam Photography.
Dancing in The Washington.  Photo by Mizfam Photography.
Dancing in The Washington. Photo by Mizfam Photography.
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The front porch of the Washington. Photo by Brae Howard.
The front porch of the Washington. Photo by Brae Howard.
The front porch of the Washington. Photo by Brae Howard.
The front porch of the Washington. Photo by Brae Howard.
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The Washington at night. Photo by Single Exposure Photography.
Windowsill in the Washington. Photo by Brae Howard.
Windowsill in the Washington. Photo by Brae Howard.
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The portico along The Washington.
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Groomsmen getting ready in on site suite for groom and groomsmen. Photo by Brae Howard.
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Groomsmen on front porch of The Washington. Photo by Brae Howard.
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Wedding in The Washington. Photo by Brae Howard.
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The fireplace in The Washington. Photo by Brae Howard.
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The Washington at Historic Yellow Springs. Photo by Brae Howard.
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Ceremony set up under the Copper Beach tree. Photo by Brae Howard.
Ceremony set up under the Copper Beach tree. Photo by Brae Howard.
Ring bearer & Flower girl walk down the aisle in the Herb Garden.  Photo by Mizfam Photography.
Ring bearer & Flower girl walk down the aisle in the Herb Garden. Photo by Mizfam Photography.
Bride & Groom outside of Chester Springs Studio.  Photo by Brae Howard.
Bride & Groom outside of Chester Springs Studio. Photo by Brae Howard.
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A wedding ceremony inside the Revolutionary War Era Ruins.  Photo by Mizfam Photography.
A wedding ceremony inside the Revolutionary War Era Ruins. Photo by Mizfam Photography.
Bride & Groom in the Herb Garden.  Photo by Brae Howard.
Bride & Groom in the Herb Garden. Photo by Brae Howard.
A ceremony under the Copper Beach Tree.  Photo by Brae Howard.
A ceremony under the Copper Beach Tree. Photo by Brae Howard.
Bride & Groom in front of the Iron Spring Gazebo.  Photo by Mizfam Photography.
Bride & Groom in front of the Iron Spring Gazebo. Photo by Mizfam Photography.
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Groomsmen along fence.  Photo by Brae Howard.
Groomsmen along fence. Photo by Brae Howard.
Cocktail hour in the Courtyard.  Photo by Brae Howard.
Cocktail hour in the Courtyard. Photo by Brae Howard.
Groom under the Copper Beach Tree.  Photo by Mizfam Photography.
Groom under the Copper Beach Tree. Photo by Mizfam Photography.
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Bride & Groom on a bench next to the Lincoln Building.  Photo by Brae Howard.
Bride & Groom on a bench next to the Lincoln Building. Photo by Brae Howard.
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Groomsmen along the fence. Photo by Brae Howard.
Groomsmen along the fence. Photo by Brae Howard.
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Bride and Groom under the Copper Beach Tree.  Photo by Mizfam Photography.
Bride and Groom under the Copper Beach Tree. Photo by Mizfam Photography.
Bridal Party in the meadow across from The Washington.  Photo by Mizfam Photography.
Bridal Party in the meadow across from The Washington. Photo by Mizfam Photography.
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Bride & Groom in the Meadow with the Iron Spring Gazebo in the background.  Photo by Brae Howard.
Bride & Groom in the Meadow with the Iron Spring Gazebo in the background. Photo by Brae Howard.
A wedding ceremony inside the Revolutionary War Era Ruins.  Photo by Mizfam Photography.
A wedding ceremony inside the Revolutionary War Era Ruins. Photo by Mizfam Photography.
A Ceremony under the Copper Beach Tree.  Photo by Brae Howard.
A Ceremony under the Copper Beach Tree. Photo by Brae Howard.
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A wedding ceremony inside the Revolutionary War Era Ruins.  Photo by Mizfam Photography.
A wedding ceremony inside the Revolutionary War Era Ruins. Photo by Mizfam Photography.
Bride & Groom at the Iron Spring Gazebo at night.  Photo by Brae Howard.
Bride & Groom at the Iron Spring Gazebo at night. Photo by Brae Howard.
Bride & brother walking down the aisle in the Herb Garden.  Photo by Mizfam Photography.
Bride & brother walking down the aisle in the Herb Garden. Photo by Mizfam Photography.
Couple in the Herb Garden.  Photo by Mizfam Photography.
Couple in the Herb Garden. Photo by Mizfam Photography.
A Wedding Ceremony under the Copper Beach Tree.  Photo by Brae Howard.
A Wedding Ceremony under the Copper Beach Tree. Photo by Brae Howard.
The Courtyard set up for Cocktail Hour.  Photo by Brae Howard.
The Courtyard set up for Cocktail Hour. Photo by Brae Howard.
Bride & Bridesmaids on Yellow Springs Road.  Photo by Brae Howard.
Bride & Bridesmaids on Yellow Springs Road. Photo by Brae Howard.
A wedding ceremony inside the Revolutionary War Era Ruins.  Photo by Mizfam Photography.
A wedding ceremony inside the Revolutionary War Era Ruins. Photo by Mizfam Photography.
Bride & Groom outside of Chester Springs Studio.  Photo by Brae Howard.
Bride & Groom outside of Chester Springs Studio. Photo by Brae Howard.
Bride on Yellow Springs Road. Photo by Brae Howard.
Bride on Yellow Springs Road. Photo by Brae Howard.
A wedding ceremony inside the Revolutionary War Era Ruins.  Photo by Mizfam Photography.
A wedding ceremony inside the Revolutionary War Era Ruins. Photo by Mizfam Photography.
A wedding ceremony inside the Revolutionary War Era Ruins.  Photo by Mizfam Photography.
A wedding ceremony inside the Revolutionary War Era Ruins. Photo by Mizfam Photography.
The Courtyard set up for Cocktail Hour.  Photo by Brae Howard.
The Courtyard set up for Cocktail Hour. Photo by Brae Howard.
Bride & Groom outside of Chester Springs Studio.  Photo by Brae Howard.
Bride & Groom outside of Chester Springs Studio. Photo by Brae Howard.
Guitarist in the Herb Garden.  Photo by Mizfam Photography.
Guitarist in the Herb Garden. Photo by Mizfam Photography.
Guitarist in the Revolutionary War Era Ruins.  Photo by Brae Howard.
Guitarist in the Revolutionary War Era Ruins. Photo by Brae Howard.
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Bride & Groom in the Meadow.  Photo by Brae Howard.
Bride & Groom in the Meadow. Photo by Brae Howard.
Bride & Groom in the Revolutionary War Era Ruins.  Photo by Brae Howard.
Bride & Groom in the Revolutionary War Era Ruins. Photo by Brae Howard.
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Bride & Groom outside of Chester Springs Studio.  Photo by Brae Howard.
Bride & Groom outside of Chester Springs Studio. Photo by Brae Howard.
Bride and groom in the meadow.  Photo by Mizfam Photography.
Bride and groom in the meadow. Photo by Mizfam Photography.
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4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 4.8
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    Matt · Married on 06/08/2018

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    I couldn't have dreamed of a better venue for our wedding. The Washington is stunning! The gardens are beautiful and it is such a unique venue. I loved all the history that is there.

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    Sagar · Married on 10/28/2017

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    One visit to this venue will, and you will conclude like we did that this is a perfect place for a wedding. The small village of Yellow Springs is quiet and filled with natural beauty. The Washington itself is a well preserved, historic building with a specail historic charm to it. We had one of our ceremonies outdoors, and there were at least three gorgeous locations for us to choose from for this, but we were relieved that they also have an indoor space that could easily fit all our guests if the weather was bad. The reception hall could fit up to 150 guests, but we topped off at 130 which allowed for an ample sized dance floor. The staff at the Washington were very pleasant and helpful before and on the day of the wedding at helping us plan our wedding day, giving us access at a reasonable time day of, and serving as de facto wedding coordinators for our ceremonies. We were looking for a bucolic or farm setting for our wedding, and this fit the bill and was one of the cheaper venues we came across. What was also attractive is that they had relationships with multiple caterers to give us a better chance to find one in our price range. There is plenty of parking on site for guests, but it is accessible by a motor coach too. We chose a late October date, and the many trees on site provided an amazing colorful backdrop for our event.

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The Washington at Historic Yellow Springs FAQ

  • 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? $ 3,000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 2,500.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? Yes
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Bridal Suite, Chairs, Clean Up, Parking, Set Up, Tables
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue? 150
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? 1
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 3
  • Describe your venue: Banquet Hall, Historic Building, Museum
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party
  • What event services do you offer? Clean Up, Get Ready Rooms, Set Up
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Wheelchair Access

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  • 1701 Art School Road Chester Springs, PA 19425 See on map
    610-365-4424 (Phone number)

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