As cosmopolitan and urbane as the city center is, engaged couples need only be up for a short road trip from there to find gorgeous and spacious barn wedding venues near Philadelphia. Pennsylvania couples enamored with the idea of the All-American appeal of rustic wedding themes and their many off-shoots, like modern farmhouse rustic, will appreciate this crop of laid-back Philadelphia wedding venues. Beyond the endearing aesthetics of rustic wedding venues near Philadelphia, there are lots of advantages to hosting your wedding in a barn. Chief among them for decor enthusiasts is the blank decorating slate and open concept of these venues.
Check out some of our favorite barn wedding venues near Philadelphia to get inspired.
The Loft at Landis Creek
Couples on the lookout for barn wedding venues near Philadelphia with a full staff of event planners and on-site catering services will love The Loft at Landis Creek. Their white and gray barn reception venue is located on the Landis Creek Golf Club’s manicured grounds, but offers all the rustic touches couples love about converted barns, including exposed beams, high ceilings, arched windows and a hardwood dance floor. The barn also features a large wraparound balcony to host cocktail hour or offer guests a space to enjoy the fresh air in between dancing. Landis Creek is about 35 miles away from downtown Philly in Royersford, Pennsylvania. This venue accommodates up to 300 wedding guests.
The Farm Bakery and Events
Grab a shuttle bus, gather your guests and head about 50 miles northwest of Philly to experience this charming Quakertown farm. Set on 54 acres of Pennsylvania farmland, this English-style barn was originally built in the 1820s before being meticulously reconstructed nearly 200 years later to maintain its early American style, but feature modern amenities that wedding venues need, like getting ready suites. The Farm Bakery and Events is a larger barn that accommodates up to 200 seated guests with a dance floor. The grounds may also be set up with ceremony structures as well as tents for additional celebrations while the stable can be used for cocktail hour. Staying true to their name, this venue includes an onsite bakery for all your favorite Americana desserts and even the wedding cake.
The Barn at Bournelyf
This converted 18th century Pennsylvania banked barn is straight out of your favorite Keira Knightley movie with its stone and wood facade and its hillside perch. Surrounded by 21 acres of grounds, The Barn at Bournelyf is located about 33 miles from downtown Philly in Chester County. A butterfly garden, a labyrinth, a pond and a grotto are also available on this property and included in your wedding rental. Between the barn and the grounds, The Barn at Bournelyf includes four event spaces to choose for your ceremony and reception, and will accommodate up to 200 guests.
The Barn on Bridge
If your dreams of barn wedding venues near Philadelphia always included a classic red barn, then this Collegeville, Pennsylvania stunner is your go-to. Originally built in the 1700s, but expertly restored to modern standards while retaining the original beauty, The Barn on Bridge is nestled about 36 miles outside of downtown Philly. The spacious grounds are designed to cater to your wedding day needs with a two-story Carriage House Hospitality Suite for getting ready with your wedding party; permanent tents if you want or need to move your ceremony indoors and a neatly tended Lower Garden for an outdoor ceremony and reception or cocktail hour. The garden is even decked in your favorite outdoor games for an added dose of entertainment. This expansive rustic barn accommodates up to 200 wedding guests.
Garden party wedding theme enthusiasts will fall in love with the romantic and rustic Meredith Manor, located in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, about 43 miles from downtown Philadelphia. From the white gazebo lit by icicle lights to the cobblestone aisle to the lattice white chairs, this is one of the rustic wedding venues near Philadelphia that’s full of swoon-worthy accents and details. Surrounded by 10 acres of lush vegetation and aged Oak trees, a walk down the aisle or around the grounds at Meredith Manor feels like an elegant step back in time. The property’s three-story, old-stone barn is more than 100 years old is ideal for large indoor receptions. This venue accommodates up to 250 guests.
This 18th century farmhouse in Chesterbrook is one of the most elegant barn wedding venues near Philadelphia with its manicured grounds, stone facade, ironwork porch and country-style gazebo. Built in 1740 near Valley Forge Historical Park, DuPortail (pronounced “do por tie”) House at Chesterbrook, about 22 miles from downtown Philadelphia, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The first floor of the farmhouse, the gazebo and the grounds are all available to rent for your wedding day, while the upstairs can be used as a getting ready area before the wedding. There’s also an outdoor patio that’s tented during the winter. Combined, this versatile venue will accommodate up to 160 wedding guests.