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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!
User5255940 · 2+ years ago
The venue and grounds are beautiful! The staff were fantastic to work with.Sent on 07/13/2015
The Washington at Historic Yellow Springs's reply:Thank you!
User5138859 · 2+ years ago
The Washington at Yellow Springs is the most beautiful and unique venue in the Philly burbs! A beautiful building filled with history, good energy and immaculate upkeep, it was easy for us to choose the Washington as our wedding venue with no hesitation.Sent on 06/02/2015
A quarter of the way through the planning process, there was a change in event coordinators and the transition was flawless. Allie, the current event coordinator, picked our plans right up as if she was there planning from the beginning. This was just the start of what turned out to be a perfect event.
Allie is professional, talented, accomodating and truly loves her job at The Washington. On a day where things can get tense and sometimes stressful, Allie's calm disposition and swift execution are just what it takes to make a successful coordinator and smooth running wedding day. Any problem that arose with our other vendors, Allie was right there to correct it and put me at ease. She was supportive from start to finish.
Allie is amazing at what she does. She is organized, kind and patient and I highly recommend The Washington at Historic Yellow Springs to anyone looking for a gorgeous wedding venue with the perfect event coordinator.
The Washington at Historic Yellow Springs's reply:Thank you Anna! It was a pleasure working with you & Ken over the past (almost!) year. Congratulations to you both :)
Donna · Married on 05/16/2015
I love this venue! It has so many areas where you can hold an event on their grounds! Beautiful indoors and outdoors!Sent on 08/02/2015
The Washington at Historic Yellow Springs's reply:Thank you Donna! It was a pleasure working with you. I hope your family and friends enjoyed the big day :)
Fay · Married on 05/09/2015
My daughter was married at Yellow Springs on May 9, 2015. The venue is absolutely beautiful. The grounds are well kept amd lush with greenery. The ceremony was held around the fountain, the cocktail hour up the hill by the ruins and the reception inside. Allie, the event coordinator, was friendly, very professional, organized and attentive to all the details of the wedding!Sent on 05/25/2015
The Washington at Historic Yellow Springs's reply:Thank you Fay! It was a pleasure working with your family, and I wish everyone the best. - Allie
Katie · Married on 10/25/2014
My husband and I got married here October 25, and worked with Allie. The whole experience was really great, we were provided with all of the information that we needed when we needed it, we were able to visit the location multiple times before the event so that we could figure out everything we needed/ wanted for our wedding, and the day of went super smoothly. There was even a rain day plan just incase the weather didn't cooperate, since the ceremony was outside. Allie was awesome to work with and I'm so happy that we chose to have our wedding here! I would recommend this location everyone!Sent on 01/28/2015
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Nikki · Married on 05/30/2014
The Washington at Historic Yellow Springs was the most beautiful venue we could come across! Callie was the best to work with and I definitely recommend it to anyone near the area! It's such a hidden gem!!!Sent on 06/25/2014
Kira · Married on 04/19/2014
After a long venue search for our wedding, we found The Washington and it was worth the wait. This venue was just what we were looking for - historic, simple, unique. The event coordinator was a pleasure to work with.Sent on 10/08/2014
Beth · Married on 11/09/2013
We could not have hoped for a better venue for our November 2013 wedding. The Washington is picture-perfect (especially with the foliage in late fall!), the price was very affordable, and the ballroom comfortably sat our 60+ guests with plenty of room for dancing. The best part is Callie, the event coordinator. She is a joy to work with. She is friendly, attentive, thoughtful, and a true professional. She and Laurey from Perfect Setting, one of the Washington's recommended caterers, worked together brilliantly to make sure that our big day was truly perfect. From the first day that we toured the venue, Callie had great suggestions and answered every question. We cannot recommend it highly enough!Sent on 05/28/2014
Kele · Married on 10/19/2013
When we started searching for a wedding venue, we knew that we needed a place that would be a bit of a blank slate where we could build our plans. After seeing one too many places that imposed a million restrictions, I stumbled across Yellow Springs. I think that we both knew right away that it was perfect for us! Not only were we able to cherry pick all of our vendors (rather than being tied to a restrictive approved vendor list), but the gorgeously restored Washington building and the surrounding grounds were exactly what I'd pictured finding in my head.Sent on 11/03/2013
We had our ceremony in the garden between the Washington and Lincoln buildings, cocktail hour in the 'Brick Room' of the Washington, and then our reception in the main room. The set up was perfect as all three spaces are in a line, allowing our party to seamlessly transition from one space to the next. We did our bridal party photos in the hospital ruins, which provided a beautiful and unique backdrop.
I really appreciated having both a room for the guys downstairs and a separate bridal suite upstairs for the girls, so that we could get ready on site as well. Our hair stylist was able to meet us there so we didn't have to go through the added space of getting everyone to multiple places on the already hectic day. The venue is also located within a few miles of numerous hotels, which was great for our many out-of-town guests.
As gorgeous and perfect as the space was, I need to recommend the venue's event manager, Callie McGlone, even more highly. Callie is an absolute sweetheart and did everything that she could to help make our day as easy and perfect as possible. She was always very prompt and helpful with her replies to my never-ending barrage of questions, and all of our other vendors raved about how wonderful she was to work with as well.
We're so glad that we chose The Washington for our wedding and would wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone looking to get married in the area!
Cassidy · Married on 10/12/2013
Amazing venue and wonderful event coordinator, Callie McGlone! This was the first venue on our list to visit and our decision to book it for our wedding was apparent right away! It was everything we wanted and more in a wedding venue. We fell in love the rustic and historical charm of the building from inside and out. The historical grounds of the venue are absolutely beautiful where we captured so many lovely photos on our fall wedding day. The venue TRULY speaks for itself when visited! As for Callie McGlone - She was fantastic! She was always so prompt with any questions or concerns we had and a pleasure to work with. She assisted with our wedding ceremony, which was on site in the courtyard outside, and coordinated a great flow throughout the entire day. I have nothing but great things to say about this venue and the coordiantor!!Sent on 10/21/2013
victoria · Married on 10/05/2013
Our wedding at Historic Yellow Springs was perfect. It was everything a girl dreamed of...and I owe a lot of if to the venue itself. The venue is beautiful. The grounds are well kept and lush with greenery. The colors are subtle and earthy. If you are looking for a charming, quaint, historical site, THIS IS YOUR PLACE. Our wedding was outdoor, and of course- the beautiful weather helped, but even indoors, you will find yourself in a gorgeous building filled with charm and character. The bathrooms are clean and spacious, the kitchen is large and accommodating to our caterer. The waiting room was well decorated and comfortable, and the bridal suite was large and newly renovated. Again, the place is perfect. It's affordable, beautiful, and flexible. If you are thinking about Historic yellow springs as a venue choice, GO SEE IT in person. Your decision will be made.Sent on 10/21/2013
On a final note, Callie McGlone, the event coordinator, is a doll. She did everything she could to help me stay relaxed. Everything went as planned, and I couldn't be happier with her service.
Jonah · Married on 09/01/2013
When we first started searching for venues, we decided to drive by Yellow Springs, just to scope it out. The moment we saw the beautiful historical architecture and gardens, we knew it was our place.Sent on 10/18/2013
The Washington at Historic Yellow Springs offered us everything we imagined and more: a perfect tucked away location, a large indoor memorable space (with heating+A/C!), beautiful outdoor scenery, and the ability to customize our wedding any way we wanted.
Our ceremony was held up the hill near the "ruins." This is where a hospital once sat that housed patients of the revolutionary and civil wars. We were astounded at how the rocky foundation area was turned into an elegant herb garden, where our guests enjoyed pre-ceremony refreshments. It provided a perfect backdrop to our ceremony under the big welcoming beach tree. We were able to comfortably fit 150 guests in a warm, intimate, amphitheater-style setting.
Our friends and family enjoyed a cocktail hour in the fountain-courtyard area. Since all of our wedding party photos were taken on site, we were able to get them done very quickly and get back to our party. Our photographer reveled in the many different settings of Yellow Springs: the herb garden, the natural springs, the gazebo, the studio barn, the many porches... so many backdrops!
The Washington provided a truly magnificent space for our reception, and was all the rave of our friends and family. We themed the darker "brick room" as a country-style speakeasy. Our flowers and decorations in the main hall shined in the window sills, on the mantle, and on our tabletops. While we were swept away by the style, comfort, and warmth of the Washington, we learned that it also holds so much of our nation's history.
The staff at Yellow Springs knocked our wedding out of the park. Anyone who attended will tell you this is an absolutely perfect place for family and friends to gather. It would be a huge mistake to not go see Yellow Springs!
User2903115 · 2+ years ago
My husband and I recently got married at Historic Yellow Springs and had an absolutely wonderful day! HYS is a beautiful venue that breaks the mold of your typical wedding site, which was important to us. We loved the history of the site and the grounds offer a really beautiful backdrop for photos. I also wanted to have a hand in the details of our wedding, so I liked that there weren't many limits on the vendors we could use. I enjoyed the ability to piece together my wedding and make it as personal as possible.Sent on 08/21/2013
Our guests raved about the location and enjoyed walking around the property during the cocktail hour. Our photos were beautiful by utilizing the lush and green landscape, the stone ruins and the dramatic porch. This is certainly a venue that is memorable!
Callie was FANTASTIC! I cannot say enough wonderful things about her! She was very prompt at responding to any of my questions, very accommodating with my requests and a few of my unannounced visits. The rehearsal and the day of the wedding ran so much smoother with her there and she really helped to ease the stress of the day in her calm and supportive way. She is great to have in your corner!
Danielle · Married on 05/10/2013
My husband and I were looking for a unique venue where we could have our ceremony outdoors and or reception on-site. We looked at several farms and arboretums, but all of them seemed to require a lot of rental equipment and expense to create the day we had in mind. We were pleasantly surprised when we came across Historic Yellow Springs. It was 5 miles from our home, has incredible outdoor spaces and the perfect setting in the Washington building to host our entire day all at one location! We were able to choose our caterer and rental company and all of our vendors.Sent on 08/17/2013
Callie, the event manager, was wonderful and a true professional. She checked in with us regularly, kept us up to date on the property and improvements that were being made leading up to our big day. She walked through with our vendors and made herself completely available to us for anything we needed. My sister continues to rave about how helpful she was on the day of our wedding and what a great place we chose to celebrate our wedding day.
We did a walk through with our photographers the weekend before the wedding to check out lighting and the spots that would be best for photos and staging the event. They were thrilled and kept saying this venue is a photographers dream location. I can not wait to see our pictures! We saw some previews on the night of our wedding and the backdrop is just spectacular.
We were able to do everything on site. Our hair stylist and make up artists met us at the bridal suite and all of my girls hung out before the festivities, relaxed and without the stress of coordinating getting everyone from point A to B to C and D that day.
We had our ceremony at sunset in the ruins and all of our guests have commented on just how beautiful it was as a setting for a wedding. We did our first look by the big old tree next to the ruins! The Washington Building was such a great combination of history, charm and ambiance.
Katherine · Married on 09/03/2017
The moment we toured The Washington at Historic Yellow Springs, we knew this was our venue. It was the first and only venue we looked at in person. The grounds were beautiful, full of lush greenery and gardens. We also fell in love with the venue’s historic significance. Our ceremony was held by the tree, with cocktail hour by the fountain, and pictures taken by the ruins and the herb garden. There are so many picturesque options to choose from. It completely captured the rustic, elegant, ‘non-wedding hall vibe’ that we were going for and guests remarked on the venue’s beauty and unique ambiance. Although our venue coordinators changed between our initial booking and the actual wedding day, both Brittany and Cait were responsive, organized, and successful in making our day perfect! We highly recommend this venue!Sent on 09/07/2017
Katie · Married on 06/21/2017
We fell in love with the Washington right away and booked 2 years in advance. The venue is absolutely perfect, like something out of a fairy tale. The woodland setting is beautiful and so are the gardens, courtyard, meadows, and historic buildings. We especially loved the history of the site. The inside of the venue for the reception was so beautiful it hardly needed any decoration, and it was spacious but also felt sweet and intimate at the same time. We got married on the hill in the stone ruins, and luckily did not need the back-up indoor ceremony site, but that was beautiful too! The suites for the bridal party to get ready in were beautiful and super helpful. The amenities are great and since we chose to get married on a weekday, it was incredibly affordable. The current venue manager Cait is absolutely fantastic! She worked so hard and really made our wedding day the perfect fairytale I always dreamed about. She was on top of everything, responded to emails and calls right away, checked in with me often to make sure she understood our vision for the wedding, and she was there at the rehearsal and day of to make sure everything ran smoothly. She was flexible and constantly offered to help and asked if we needed anything or needed her to look into anything, and was a godsend while we were trying to figure out ceremony arrangements and timing. She really went above and beyond and was so sweet interacting with us, our bridal party, parents, and wedding guests. We did have a few issues with previous venue managers there- the venue went through 3 different managers since we booked and the previous one was unhelpful and made the process stressful. She left a few months before our wedding and we were worried but then Cait took over and was a dream come true. We absolutely recommend the Washington as a venue and would get married there again in a heartbeat. Like us, our guests were in love with the place and kept saying how beautiful and unique the venue is. Thank you!Sent on 06/26/2017
User5155864 · 2+ years ago
We just recently got married at the Washington at Historic Yellow Springs and it was an AMAZING DAY! Allie was so helpful and she went above and beyond to help us with our special day. The venue is gorgeous and we had so many compliments on what a unique and beautiful location. If you're looking for an outside venue in the Exton, PA/West Chester, PA area this is your place!!Sent on 06/08/2015
The Washington at Historic Yellow Springs's reply:Thank you! I'm so glad that you had a wonderful experience :)
Ben · Married on 09/08/2012
We absolutely loved this place! We had planned our wedding to be outside in the courtyard where a beautiful fountain sat. Our cocktail hour was to be held in the herb garden that overlooked the ruins from a revolutionary war hospital. However, rain spoiled our parade. But the staff at Yellow Springs helped us through it all and, despite the weather, we had a very special wedding inside. It was plenty of room for our party which topped out at about 160. Everyone loved the wrap around porch which was covered to help our guests stay dry in the horrible weather conditions. This place is a diamond in the rough and you have to check it out! Thanks Eileen and Callie!!!Sent on 09/13/2012
Nicole · Married on 06/02/2018
We chose this venue because of the flexibility. This venue not only offers an area for the bride and groom to get ready, it also offers multiple outdoor spaces for the ceremony and a back up indoor space in case of bad weather. We got very lucky with our weather, but it was great to have a back up plan ready to go in case the sky opened up prior to the ceremony. The history of the buildings added a lot of charm to the venue - great location for pictures. The venue does a great job of keeping the grounds beautiful both inside and out!Sent on 06/11/2018
Jennifer · Married on 04/25/2015
The Washington House at Yellow Springs is a beautiful place to get married. So many people told us how beautiful our ceremony and reception site was. It combines timeless elegance and history in one site.Sent on 05/17/2015
Our wedding coordinator Allie was amazing! She always got back to us within hours whenever we had a question. She always had thorough responses and she was always super friendly. Ask for her if you are interested in yellow springs!
The day of our wedding she really made everything go so smoothly, she helped keep everyone focused and on schedule the whole day and helped set up the centerpieces, the chairs, and all the small details to help make everything perfect. Our day would not have been as perfect without her!!!
Cons: It is a bit pricey considering that there is no catering included but the beauty was unmatched and we knew we had to have our wedding here. It was the first venue we saw and nothing else compared to what we envisioned for our perfect day.
The Washington at Historic Yellow Springs's reply:Thank you Jen!! I loved working with you and Sean... congratulations again :)
Jacqueline · Married on 10/11/2013
Historic Yellow Springs was the most perfect venue for our fall wedding! The grounds and the buildings were just gorgeous. All night long, our guests kept saying, this is such a pretty place for a wedding. I couldn't agree more. It was the first place we visited, and we knew that we didn't need to look any further. Callie, the event coordinator was such a pleasure to work with. She was very helpful and always willing to go the extra step to help make our wedding special. Short story - On the day of our wedding it rained...it really rained. We weren't counting on this and rented a tent last minute. Callie was there on the morning of our wedding in her rain boots stringing up lights and making sure that everything was running smoothly. I can't recommend this venue or it's staff any more!Sent on 11/14/2013