Fifteen miles from where America declared its independence, Bolingbroke predates that event by about half a century. The Spring House bears the inscription “1727”. The house’s original fieldstone, some of it still intact, was brought from Colonial gristmills along Gulph Creek.
In 1949 Bolingbroke was bought by Mr. and Mrs. Roy J. McKee. Ten years later, St. Martin’s Episcopal Church acquired the property and grounds from Mr. and Mrs. McKee for their parish house. St. Martin’s Church is proud to make Bolingbroke available for wedding ceremonies and receptions, parties and corporate meetings and events.
Our back garden area features an attractive raised stairway and landing and is frequently used for wedding ceremonies and photo shoots.The rear lawn provides ample space for seating for ceremonies and dining or cocktails. The large side covered porch off the living room is also available to use as a dining area.The large side porch area can be enclosed to create a cozier space or add protection from the weather. Cocktails can also be set up on the side porch.
We had a wonderful experience at Bolingbroke. The venue is an old mansion with multiple rooms and a very victorian, vintage feel. Perfect for our garden wedding of 70 people! The back gardens are gorgeous and make for beautiful photos. We were able to be married in the back gardens, have our cocktail hour on the back porch, and then transition to a buffet dinner with the bulk of our guests on the side terrace. Everything looked and felt beautiful and many of our guests were so happy with how the venue facilitated an intimate, fun wedding! Best of all, the location is so gorgeous that it really does not take much decoration to create beautiful photos.
The venue coordinator, Leigh, was a pleasure to work with and so flexible! We were able to drop off the bulk of our wine, beer and decorations the day before and do some preliminary setup prior to our rehearsal. Leigh even planted pink flowers in the front planters to match our wedding theme! She provided excellent vendor reviews that h... Read moread worked with the unconventional layout and advice as to what would work best. All of her reccomendations were spot on! Leigh was also helpful during the rehearsal and ceremony in getting us lined up and organized for the ceremony, which I was not expecting at all. She provided an absolutely wonderful experience and was such a pleasure to work with!
All of my guests loved Bolingbroke and the atmosphere it provides. Everyone felt comfortable mingling and getting to know eachother. The smaller venue and more intimate setting also meant we had more opportunities to spend time with our guests during the wedding which meant a lot to us.
Overall, wonderful venue and a wonderful venue coordinator! I would definitely reccomend Bolingbroke to other brides looking for an intimate location for a smaller wedding!
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