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Venues and Catering in Doylestown, PA,
(215) 460-0926

About Us

Fonthill Castle & Mercer Museum is a wedding venue located in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. This two-in-one venue allows couples to decide between a decadent event held on the castle grounds or a refined occasion based in the museum. Whichever location they choose, they can be sure that their venue will be bursting with heritage and well-maintained artifacts.

Facilities and Capacity

Fonthill Castle was built in the early 1900s as a grand residence for a foremost archaeologist and antiquarian of the time. Renaissance man Henry Chapman Mercer was a person of many talents and pursuits. As a scholar, his life was filled with discoveries and collections, many of which needed a permanent home before this castle’s construction. He was also a renowned ceramist who crafted priceless pieces that are now on display in this location. To satisfy the need for both a fitting abode and showcase area, Fonthill Castle was built to present and house his achievements. The building’s aesthetic is a pleasing mix of various architectural styles, including Byzantium, medieval, and gothic. Up to 270 guests can attend an event at Fonthill Castle, surrounded by its unique ambiance for an unforgettable occasion.

Mercer Museum is also the creation of Henry Chapman Mercer. He endeavored to provide a space for the preservation of soon-to-be relics of Industrial America. Couples will have access to celebratory locations such as the sunken gardens and the museum’s great hall. Up to 180 guests can be accommodated here, making it the ideal spot for an elegant soiree. Wandering through the building’s corridors and rooms, couples and guests will be able to admire items from a bygone era, all displayed in eye-catching, artistic ways.

Services Offered

During the months of April to November, couples will be able to rent a tent for a beautiful lawn wedding. This well-appointed, windowed canopy allows guests to enjoy the wonder of nature as well as the stunning external architecture of the surrounding buildings. Events held at either the castle or the museum will avail of catering solutions from Jeffrey Miller Catering. This culinary purveyor crafts dishes that are made from scratch, providing clients with rich, delectable dishes that coincide well with the historic venue. For more information about packages, tours, and availability, couples may reach out to Fonthill Castle & Mercer Museum’s event team.


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  • Beautiful, historic gem in the center of Doylestown. Font Hill means so much to us and I cannot wait to see how beautiful our wedding photos are. It is such a unique and memorable venue and our wedding day was literally perfect. Worth every penny.

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

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


    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


    Describe your venue

    Historic Building, Mansion, Museum

    What kind of settings are available?

    Indoor, Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor

    Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

    Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party

    What event services do you offer?

    Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Liability Insurance, Set Up

    What event items are available?

    Chairs, Dance Floor, Tables, Tents, Tent Accessories

    What food and beverage items are available?

    Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware

    What transportation and access is available?


    What months are included in your peak season?

    April, May, June, September, October

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