Recommended by 98%
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Maddie · Married on 05/26/2019
We couldn’t be happier with our choice in venue!! The grounds and indoor spaces were beautiful. We loved the large bridal suite to get ready before the ceremony and reception. The ceremony by the tree was the perfect natural and beautiful backdrop. The reception space fit our 100 guests perfectly and looked gorgeous with minimal additions. Caitlin was amazing to work with — she was so responsive, helpful, and invested in our wedding day. The entire process was seamless, and we could not be happier with how our wedding day turned out.Sent on 07/21/2019
Sandra Vu · Married on 05/25/2019
Incredibly beautiful in so many ways!
We fell in love with The Washington at HYS the minute we toured it. It was the perfect setting for our wedding in so many ways and working with Caitlin, our venue coordinator, made it even better. Caitlin is the sweetest person to work with and she always answered all our questions right away. We did not have to worry about anything with Caitlin being our venue coordinator. We wanted to be surrounded by nature, gardens, foliage, rustic charm, and we wanted our venue to have a feeling of intimacy, character and history to it. We also wanted to have our ceremony and reception at the same location. The Washington offered all of this in addition to three outdoor ceremony locations that we could choose from (and the indoor space for rainy days was not too shabby either). The grounds of The Washington were simply beautiful no matter where you looked. It also offered a beautiful, spacious bridal suite and groom's lounge. We cannot express how perfect The Washington was for our wedding day.Sent on 06/23/2019
Meghan · Married on 05/04/2019
May 2019 Wedding
The Washington at Historic Yellow Springs had everything we were looking for in a wedding venue. We wanted a romantic location with character that allowed for an outdoor ceremony and indoor reception. The Washington fit that 100%. Throughout the day, our photographer kept remarking how beautiful the setting was and how many locations there were for photos. One of the most important things and deciding factors for us when it came to selecting a venue was the responsiveness of the venue's coordinator. Caitlin went above and beyond from the first email we sent requesting a tour. She always responded the same day and was great at recommending other vendors and sharing ideas with us. When we arrived the day of the wedding, they had staff working on the gardens to make sure everything was picture-perfect and ready to go. The Washington truly made our wedding day magical and unforgettable. Also, for my fellow brides, their bridal suite is phenomenal.Sent on 08/14/2019
Sarah · Married on 11/03/2018
Couldn't have asked for more!
My husband and I couldn't be happier with The Washington! We booked our wedding two years out so we could be sure that we'd have our choice of vendors and we have no regrets there. Caitlin was awesome to work with, and the venue itself is fantastic - there's history, beauty, and (maybe most importantly) options in case of inclement weather! We ended up being able to have our ceremony outside, but after weeks of rainy weather it was so nice to not worry about what we'd do if it did rain on our day.Sent on 11/19/2018
The Washington provides a list of preferred caterers you can work with, and our choice - Feastivities - was AWESOME. Three weeks have past and guests are still telling me how much they loved the food! The staff was super nice and attentive as well. I can't recommend The Washington and Feastivities highly enough!
Jesse · Married on 09/28/2018
The Yellowsprings was everything I could have every dreamed of. The space alone is beautiful but you can add your own flare if you’d like with decor and catering. Caitlin helped coordinate the day of and because of her the ceremony went off without a hitch. We were able to fit a 6 piece band, and 125 guests with plenty of room for dancing. 10/10 would recommend!!Sent on 01/14/2019
Lindsay · Married on 09/01/2018
Beautiful and unique venue!
When looking for a wedding venue, my husband and I knew that we were looking for something that was unique and The Washington was exactly that! The history of the venue and that beautiful gardens were the perfect setting and backdrop for our ceremony and reception. We loved the space for the reception and what really sold us, were the options for the ceremony, both indoors and outdoors. We ended up having our ceremony in front of the tree but if it rained, we knew that we would be more than happy with the indoor option, which is a beautiful space with a lot of character. Caitlin was great to work with and responded quickly to our questions. We could not have asked for anything more. Highly recommended!Sent on 01/29/2019
Amy · Married on 06/16/2018
Love love LOVE!! This location checked ALL our boxes! Multiple options to choose from for ceremony locations, a rainy day ceremony spot that would not interfere with the reception. A location SO GORGEOUS that very minimal decorating needed to be done! A flexible venue coordinator, and the ability to bring in all our own vendors! Our guests rave about the beauty! We would recommend this place to everyone! Thank you Caitlin and Maeve!Sent on 07/17/2018
The Washington at Historic Yellow Springs's reply:It was such a pleasure working with you two and being part of your special day!!! :)
Matt · Married on 06/08/2018
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.Sent on 06/12/2018
Sagar · Married on 10/28/2017
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.Sent on 11/08/2017
Kathleen · Married on 10/21/2017
Caitlin was absolutely AMAZING! Halfway through my wedding planning the venue coordinator was changed over to Caitlin and I am so glad! She was on top of everything and super accommodating. Whenever I had a question or ten she would respond so quick to my emails and make me feel at ease about everything. I would highly recommend using The Washington for a wedding you won't forget. I am so happy to have had our wedding there!Sent on 11/13/2017
Kristen · Married on 08/05/2017
It was so beautiful to have our wedding here. Butterflies were all through the garden and the flowers there were gorgeous, no ceremony decor was needed. It's also amazing to have the last second option to hold a ceremony indoors if the weather isn't cooperating. We let people invite kids and loved the outdoor space for them to run around.Sent on 08/11/2017
Cait was always quick to respond if we had any questions or concerns. Just pick this place for your wedding and make your life easier!
Alexandra · Married on 10/22/2016
From the minute we arrived on the grounds of the Historic Yellow Springs, we knew that the place had captured our hearts. An 18th-Century manor with stone structures dating to the Revolutionary War, it has all of the charm that we could ever ask for in a wedding venue; nature, history, coziness and warmth. We did not need to see another venue after this one.Sent on 11/07/2016
On the day of the event, the Yellow Springs’ staff was very attentive to our needs and willing to adjust at a moment’s notice when our plans changed. We were grateful for everything that Jen (and Brittany) did for us! Everyone at this venue was unbelievable friendly and helpful. The Yellow Springs will always have a special place in our hearts.
The Washington at Historic Yellow Springs's reply:Thank you so much, Allie! We seriously can't get enough of your pictures!
User7493245 · 2+ years ago
Historic Yellow Springs was simply phenomenal. They coordinated with us every step of the way which made planning so much less stressful. We appreciated their flexibility with everything, you have a lot of creative freedom to do what you desire. Everyone we talked to told us how much they loved the layout and open atmosphere of the venue. Brittany, the venue manager, is amazing. It makes all the difference to have someone who's passionate about what they do. You honestly can't go wrong with this venue, we were so happy we found it!Sent on 12/14/2016
The Washington at Historic Yellow Springs's reply:Thank you so much for these kind words!
Jacqueline · Married on 07/23/2016
My husband and I searched quite a few venues before we found THE PERFECT ONE. The Washington at Historic Yellow Springs had JUST what we were looking for --- beautiful grounds, open (and air conditioned) indoor space, great secluded location --- and for JUST the right PRICE! Brittany and the entire team at The Washington were amazing to work with. They were accommodating, flexible, organized, and professional throughout the entire planning process. Brittany helped with rehearsal and day of coordination and did a wonderful job with everything! The grounds looked beautiful, the parking was so convenient, and the room was just perfect! It was the very best day of our lives, and we are forever grateful to have found The Washington!Sent on 12/13/2016
The Washington at Historic Yellow Springs's reply:This means so much Jackie! It was such a pleasure working with you and Matt. Thank you for taking the time to write a review!
Lindsey · Married on 07/09/2016
This venue is absolutely stunning. My husband and I fell in love with it as soon as we toured it. It has everything you are looking for if you want a historic, rustic, classy, and characteristic venue. We loved the fact that it has a "man cave" as well as a beautiful bridal suite. There is also a "Plan B" space that is also pretty, should we have had rain cancel our plans. We chose the fountain as our ceremony site and had a musician duo playing. It was absolutely picture perfect. After the ceremony, we gathered for family pictures in front of the beautiful historic Washington and then got to enjoy cocktail hour in the Brick Room and also outside in the walkway space. Bernadette Duffy is absolutely amazing and will work extremely hard to give you exactly what you want for your wedding day. She is such a professional and works seemlessly with the venue's coordinators as well. Our reception was held in the Washington and the decor, the flowers, the venue, everything was perfect. The dance floor was packed all night long and the guests kept telling us what a wonderful space it was. I would recommend this venue to anyone-- we loved every minute of our day!Sent on 07/23/2016
The Washington at Historic Yellow Springs's reply:Thank you for your kind words, Lindsey!
Melanie · Married on 07/02/2016
Brittany was a true pleasure to work with planning our wedding. No detail was overlooked! She was open, warm and very accommodating with our needs.Sent on 12/14/2016
The Washington at Historic Yellow Springs's reply:Thank you for taking the time to write this review!
User4474784 · 2+ years ago
We got married back in June this year at The Washington at Historic Yellow Springs. We had visited several other venues prior to HYS and none of them felt right. They all seemed very commercialized and generic. Feeling very frustrated, I went onto Wedding Wire to search for venues closer to my parents house. I stumbled across this gem, which happened to be less than 10 minutes away from the house I grew up in. How did I not know about this before?! The first time that we visited, that was it. We were done looking for a venue. The venue itself is perfection, especially for such a reasonable price and Brittany was a pleasure to work with! HYS is a gorgeous historic venue hidden in Chester Springs that truly made our wedding day feel magical. For that day, we were living in a fairy tale.Sent on 12/08/2016
The Washington at Historic Yellow Springs's reply:Thank you so much for your kind words! It was a blast working with you, I can't believe it's been 6 months!!
Charisma · Married on 05/28/2016
Gorgeous setting! Friendly staff and plenty of parking for guests! Tons of beautiful photo backdrop options. Definitely worth it! The history there is amazing! Brittany was so great to work with - couldn't have done it without her!Sent on 12/07/2016
The Washington at Historic Yellow Springs's reply:You are the sweetest, Charisma! Thank you and I hope all is well!
Cassandra · Married on 05/01/2016
We had our wedding here May 2016, and it was absolutely perfect. Everything about this venue is beautiful. From the time I booked the venue, Brittany was great at responding to emails and making sure everything was perfect. It rained on our wedding day, so it was great having the extra room for the ceremony! I couldn't imagine getting married anywhere else. The venue has so much history to it, that our guests really enjoyed walking around during cocktail hour. Everyone still talks about how beautiful the venue was. It was truly a magical day, and I'm so glad all my wedding memories are at HYS.Sent on 05/14/2016
The Washington at Historic Yellow Springs's reply:Thank you, Cassie! It was a pleasure working with you.
Erin · Married on 10/23/2015
The Washington was everything my husband and I had ever dreamed of and so much more. When we got engaged, we knew we wanted something unique, something us, someplace no one had ever been. We wanted our guests to walk into our venue and say 'WOW this is so Matt and Erin.' Mission accomplished! This was our one and only venue we toured. From the gorgeous courtyard where we were married, to the ruins where we took pictures, to the gorgeous reception space with its stunning original hardwoods and beautiful chandlers, it was everything we had hoped to find.Sent on 03/14/2016
Working with Allie was a dream - she transitioned out right before our wedding but their current venue manager, Brittany was absolutely wonderful and picked up where Allie left off seamlessly. Getting ready that day was so wonderful thanks to the beautiful bridal suite and my hubby-to-be was thrilled to have the grooms suite. We had viewed several online that provided no where for him to get ready - it's his day too! That was a must for us. Our guests loved wandering the property during cocktail hour and could not get over how beautiful The Washington is. We could not have asked for a more perfect day or a more perfect venue. I wish I could do it all over again!
Samantha · Married on 09/04/2015
The Washington is an absolutely beautiful venue and from the moment we saw it, we knew it was exactly what we wanted! We went to see it on a whim thinking it would be good practice for when we looked at the venues we really wanted, but we quickly realized that we didn't have to look any further. The property has a secluded feel, great history, beautiful landscaping, and a classic and unique design. The bridal and groom's suites for getting ready are impressive and relaxing. The ceremony locations are each breathtaking in their own right but we knew the courtyard area would be best for us with it's intimate, secret garden, feel and beautiful flowers. We loved the touches of history throughout the Brick Room and the creams and hard woods of the reception site with the deep window sills and beautiful fireplace. We were beyond excited to show off our find to friends and family. Also, can't forget the haunting beauty of the ruins!Sent on 09/12/2015
Unfortunately, The Washington has been through a few Venue Managers since we booked with them in May of 2014, but we mainly worked with Allie who was a tremendous help. It was clear that she was good at her job and was always quick to offer help and answer any questions or requests. I hope that The Washington is able to find another manager who is as much of an asset as Allie was because the property deserves to be seen and utilized by many for their special occasion!
The Washington at Historic Yellow Springs's reply:Hi Sam!
User4690218 · 2+ years ago
My husband and I searched high and low for a venue that was unique, had vintage character & outdoor space. We were so lucky to find The Washington! The charm of the ruins, herb garden, manicured land, and bright & airy ballroom are what sold us on this gorgeous venue. The grounds are sprawling which made for multiple possibilities for the ceremony and cocktail hour. We chose to have our ceremony by the tree near the ruins and our cocktail hour by the fountain - perfect! It was also a huge bonus to know that we had a rain backup for the ceremony in a room as beautiful as the ballroom (though luckily we didn't need it!). The day of the wedding, the separate rooms for the men and women to get ready in were wonderful and helped us to feel relaxed and organized. Our photographers were able to split up and get some shots of the guys and the girls getting ready, saving a ton of time.Sent on 09/09/2015
Another huge plus is that you're able to choose your own vendors. The venue coordinator, Allie, was wonderful to work with from day one. She worked seamlessly with our caterer coordinator and all other vendors, and made sure everything ran smoothly during the rehearsal and on the day of the wedding. She is calm, professional, and very responsive to calls and emails which made the planning process super smooth.
We are in awe of this gorgeous venue, how smoothly our wedding day ran, and absolutely recommend The Washington!
The Washington at Historic Yellow Springs's reply:Thank you!! It was a pleasure working with you both, and I'm so pleased to hear that you enjoyed the day.
User5350464 · 2+ years ago
The Washington at Yellow Springs was an amazing venue for our summer wedding. Our outdoor ceremony in front of the ruins and cocktail hour in the herb garden and fountain courtyard were so picturesque and filled with interesting sights and fun activities (lawn games, hidden short trails) for our guests. The indoor spaces for dinner, dancing, bar, and photo booth were beautiful and spacious. The prep rooms for the bride and groom were perfect. Having the 2nd floor as a rain backup ceremony and reception space (which we thankfully didn't need to use) gave us much needed piece of mind. Transport was very smooth with our shuttle bus from Philly and individual cars. Allie, the venue manager, was super responsive throughout the planning process, well organized with all of our vendors, and a greatly appreciated source of calm guidance during our big day. We loved everything about our experience with The Washington. Thank you for making our wedding everything we had dreamed of and more!Sent on 08/16/2015
The Washington at Historic Yellow Springs's reply:Thank you! It was a pleasure working with you both & I am so pleased to hear that you had a wonderful day :) - Allie
User5258194 · 2+ years ago
If we could give more stars we would!Sent on 07/13/2015
The venue was everything we could have asked for. It was beautiful, intimate, relaxed and truly perfect. Ali was so easy to work with and was a sweet voice of calm when we got a little stressed out. She answered all of our questions and went above and beyond to ensure we had the perfect day!
Everyone who was there can't stop raving about how beautiful the location was. Thanks so much to the entire staff who made our wedding go off without a hitch!
The Washington at Historic Yellow Springs's reply:Thank you! We appreciate your feedback, and are so pleased that you had a positive experience. Congratulations, and best of luck :)
User5391207 · 2+ years ago
Couldn't have asked for more. Ali was great and so easy to work with. Even helped me with thinking ahead of issues before they could become anything. As well as being able to help out when needed.Sent on 08/29/2015
The Washington at Historic Yellow Springs's reply:Thank you :) So pleased that you had a great experience with us!