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Venues in West Chester, PA,
(610) 692-4800

About Us

The Venue at Chester County History Center is an exceptional and unique historic wedding venue located in the heart of downtown West Chester, PA. Convenient to Hotel Warner, boutique shops, galleries and restaurants and minutes away from major Brandywine Valley attractions, our venue is the perfect spot to make history together! This beautiful historic building, offering many photo opportunities, was built for the YMCA in 1908, then purchased and renovated by CCHC in 1993. Your guests will also have access to the award winning museum's many galleries in Horticultural Hall, designed by Thomas Ustick Walter and built in 1849. This building has the distinction of housing the first Pennsylvania women's rights convention in 1852 among other influential historic events and performances by well-known 19th century entertainers.

Facilities and Capacity

The Auditorium consists of 2,600 square feet of versatile event space which will accommodate an intimate sit-down dinner for 150 guests to a cocktail reception for up to 300 guests. The outdoor terrace is an exceptional location for cocktails with beautiful glass doors opening into the atrium space. The wedding suite includes two separate rooms for use by the wedding party for gathering and wedding preparation.

Services Offered

We offer multiple wedding package options including micro-wedding all-inclusive packages customized to our clients unique style. Also, our venue can accommodate both your wedding ceremony and reception. Our standard packages include:

Wedding Suite

Day of Coordination

Choice of caterer from preferred catering list to meet our clients budget and tastes

Tables and chairs

Dance Floor

Tent for the Terrace

Building is fully handicap accessible

Chester County History Center is a non-profit organization.

Joseph K.

5 out of 5
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  • The team did a wonderful job for our wedding brunch. Food was all kept hot and fresh throughout the event. Staff was extremely attentive.

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

    Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?


    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

    $ 2,400.00

    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

    $ 2,200.00

    Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?


    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

    $ 600.00

    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

    $ 400.00

    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Bridal Suite, Chairs, Event Planning, Lighting/Sound, Set Up, Tables

    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


    Describe your venue

    Banquet Hall, Historic Building, Museum

    What kind of settings are available?

    Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor

    Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

    Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Elopements, Rehearsal Dinner

    What event services do you offer?

    All Inclusive Packages, Event Planner, Get Ready Rooms, Wifi

    What event items are available?

    Chairs, Dance Floor, Lighting, Tents

    What food and beverage items are available?


    What months are included in your peak season?

    February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November, December

    What months are included in your off-peak season?

    January, July, August

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