Finding Our Venue: Rosaleda Farm

Mr. Wellies and I found our photographers and videographers on the first try. With our venue, second time was the charm. Although we both loved Holly Hedge Estate, I wasn’t comfortable booking it without looking at at least one more venue, for comparison’s sake. I spent hours searching “barn wedding venues in Pennsylvania” online, trying to find an alternative. It was surprisingly difficult to find a location that fit our criteria; the barns were either too big, too ornate, or too far away. I had almost given up when I came across Rosaleda Farm, nestled on 20 acres of land in Pottstown. As soon as I saw the chandelier hanging in the barn, I was hooked. I quickly called Rose, the co-owner of the farm, and scheduled an appointment. I was so anxious to see it, I went the next day while Mr. Wellies was at work (with his blessing, of course, and the promise to take lots of pictures).

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When Rose took me into the barn, I was so excited I could barely keep my hands steady to send photos to Mr. Wellies. The barn was reconstructed five years ago by professional Amish barn builders (gotta love Pennsylvania)! It’s the Goldilocks of barns: not too big, not too small, but just right. As Rose was talking, I was already deciding where our reception table would go, and imagining our first dance under the chandelier. That chandelier. Rose said she traveled all the way to New York to find the right one. It’s definitely my favorite feature of the barn.

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Walking under the chandelier, we climbed a staircase up to the loft. Tables and chairs were stacked in the corner because they were still cleaning up after a party they had hosted earlier in the week. The farm has become such a popular event site, they’re booked solid every Sunday for the rest of 2013!

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Once I saw the loft, I knew we were going to have our ceremony there. The framing reminded me of a chuppah, while the stone wall was the exact backdrop I was looking for. Everything was coming together perfectly in my mind.

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When I sat down with Rose to go over the details of our wedding, she further solidified that this was where Mr. Wellies and I were going to get married. She explained that the barn is fully heated, so we wouldn’t need to worry about the cold weather seeping in. Furthermore, she was willing to negotiate the price with us, considering we were going to have such a small group of people. Before I left, I asked to see the barn one more time. It was almost painful to drive away. Once I got in the car, I called Mr. Wellies and told him I wanted to have our wedding at Rosaleda Farm.

What’s your favorite feature of your venue?

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Location:
Philadelphia
Wedding Date:
February 2014

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    bretonvirgniia 1656 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:48 am

    Oh what a beautiful barn! I am getting married in a chapel built in the early 1800s and the reception is also in a very old barn. I love my chapels antique qualities and for the barn I love all the exposed beams…it’s gorgeous.

    Can’t wait to see your wedding photos.

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    krislynn_sd 72 posts, Worker bee @ 7:53 am

    How gorgeous! :) That will make one gorgeous backdrop for sure, what an amazing choice and I can’t wait to see your pictures.
    I went through quite hassel with my venue before we finally got it right. I looked at five different places before we both agreed on one, and then I had a huge issue with them that resulted in me yelling at someone on the phone for the first time ever. I ended up calling her back and apologizing for yelling at her, and I ended up having to change my wedding date in order to book this place. It was worth it all though, I am so excited to get married there!

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    missgoldfish 454 posts, Helper bee @ 7:57 am

    Very pretty venue! Like you, I also fell in love with the chandelier at our venue. It totally made the space. :)

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    wellies 1425 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:07 am

    @bretonvirgniia: Your chapel and barn both sound lovely! I hope you post recaps! :)
    @krislynn_sd: I’m sorry your venue was such a hassle at first! I’m glad it all worked out in the end. :)
    @MissGoldFish: Chandeliers are awesome. :)

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    Erica, Guest @ 8:17 am

    Are you still doing the elopement with only yourselves and witnesses?

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    Erica, Guest @ 8:18 am

    Are you still doing an elopement with only your witnesses?

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    cosmo_gmr 946 posts, Busy bee @ 8:22 am

    OMG, your pictures are going to be amazing with that backdrop and the chandelier!

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    roadtrip 803 posts, Busy bee @ 8:26 am

    Rosaleda Farm’s building is so incredibly charming, I can see why it would be perfect for you!

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    mrspaperflowers 1611 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:28 am

    Very pretty!

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    wellies 1425 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:34 am

    @cosmo_gmr: I can’t wait! :D
    @Miss Road Trip: Thank you so much! :D
    @MrsPaperFlowers: I agree! :)

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    mstreasure 1655 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:59 am

    That’s gorgeous!

    I have a question: Are you having an officiant at the ceremony? I remember in a previous post, you said the wedding would be just you, Mr. W, and your photographers/videographers. I know you live in PA, where you can do a self-uniting ceremony, but I also know you’re having a Jewish ceremony, and a rabbi usually officiates.

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    burritomiss 17 posts, Newbee @ 9:18 am

    I guess this is a bit of an “in addition” to Mrs. Treasure’s question- is the ceremony/reception still going to be just the two of you and your photographer and videographer as witnesses?

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    sword 1029 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:20 pm

    It’s gorgeous! Sounds like you knew it was “the one” right away. And Amish built? So awesome.

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    wellies 1425 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:36 pm

    @Mrs. Treasure: I forgot to mention our rabbi in that post (whoops)! Yes, we are having a rabbi officiate our Jewish ceremony. :)
    @Mrs. Sword: I definitely did! It was everything I wanted in a venue and more. :)

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    mswaterfall 1403 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:12 pm

    Like you, I was hooked by our venue`s stunning chandelier and imaged our first dance under it ;). It looks like you found a great place (and yay for central heating!)

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    otter 1321 posts, Bumble bee @ 4:29 am

    It’s AMAZING! I cannot wait to see how your photos turn out :)

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    wellies 1425 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:57 am

    @Mrs. Waterfall: Your chandelier is much more breathtaking than ours! ;)
    @Mrs. Otter: Thank you! :D

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    wellies 1425 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:04 am

    @Erica: Yes. Our vendors require meals, though, so they will be having dinner with us. :)
    @BurritoMiss: Our ceremony will be just the two of us, our officiant, and the photographers and videographers. We’re not having any guests. Since both our photography and videography contracts state that the vendors need meals, they’ll be joining us for dinner and cake after the ceremony. :)

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