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Venues in Malvern, PA,
(610) 647-4711

About Us

Based in Malvern, Pennsylvania, Philander Chase Knox Estate is a historic wedding venue in the greater Philadelphia region. Because it is nestled in Valley Forge National Historical Park, the rustic wedding venue offers 3,500 acres of rolling green meadows, majestic trees and colorful wildflowers. The atmosphere is elegant, unique and the epitome of a romantic oasis. Guests will be enamored by this charming and natural park venue.

Facilities and Capacity
In Valley Forge National Historical Park, the historic estate is based right over a covered bridge. The intimate wedding venue can host up to 200 guests for covered and uncovered outdoor celebrations. A ceremony can be held right on the landscaped lawn, while guests can mingle on the slate patio or inside the antique rooms. If needed, a tent with flooring can be set up.

Services Offered
To plan a wedding day full of historic elegance, couples can pick from the venue’s range of professional services. They offer all-inclusive packages but also welcome some outside vendors. Their offerings include:

  • Setup
  • Cleanup
  • In-house bar
  • In-house catering
  • Event rentals
  • Event planning
  • Liability insurance
  • Lighting and sound

Robert Ryan Catering & Design, the venue’s exclusive in-house caterer, can provide tastings, servers and dessert. Their catering and bar services include:

  • Buffet
  • Family style
  • French service
  • Hors d’oeuvres
  • Plated
  • Cocktail reception
  • Outside cake
  • Bartenders
  • Liquor license
  • Open bar
  • Barware
  • Glassware

Other Facilities
The private bridal suite and private bridesmaid’s suite each have their own powder room. On the property, guests may also use on-site parking, valet parking and wheelchair access.

Other Services
Philander Chase Knox Estate is willing to host your engagement party, bridal shower, ceremony and reception. During these gatherings, they can provide the following wedding-related items:

  • Reclaimed barn wood tables
  • Walnut cross back farm chairs
  • Altar and arches
  • Chair covers
  • Lighting

From 1777 to 1778, during the American Revolutionary War, General George Washington’s army established a military camp on the property. The estate, which was built in the late 1700s, was the summer home for Philander Chase Knox, a former U.S. Attorney General. The venue has been hosting weddings for the past 23 years.

Beyond the majestic park, guests can explore Elmwood Park Zoo and Wissahickon Valley Park. Philadelphia International Airport is 31 minutes away, Northeast Philadelphia Airport is 41 minutes away and downtown Philadelphia is 30 minutes away.


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  • Leigh has been absolutely wonderful to deal with and doesn’t get annoyed if I send 8 emails a day. She responds quickly and with an answer everytime! The grounds are breathtaking and kept in great condition even when an event is not going on. I haven’t even had my wedding yet but I can only imagine how seamless the night is going to go.

    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?

    $ 4,500.00

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

    $ 4,500.00

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


    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Bridal Suite, Chairs, China, Clean Up, Event Planning, Flatware, Glassware, Linens, Parking, Set Up, Tables

    Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

    Cake Cutting, Server(s), Wedding Cake

    What is the starting price per person for bar service?

    $ 30.00

    Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

    Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Wine, Open Bar, Premium Liquor

    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


    Describe your venue

    Garden, Historic Building, Park

    What kind of settings are available?

    Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor

    Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

    Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party

    What event services do you offer?

    All Inclusive Packages, Bar Services, Cake, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Liability Insurance, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors, Set Up

    What catering services do you offer?

    Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings

    What bar services do you provide?

    Bartender(s), House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Open Bar, Outside Alcohol, Premium Liquor

    What event items are available?

    Altar/Arch, Chairs, Chair Covers, Dance Floor, Furniture, Lighting, Tables, Tents

    What food and beverage items are available?

    Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

    What transportation and access is available?

    Parking, Valet, Wheelchair Access

    What months are included in your peak season?

    May, June, September, October

    What months are included in your off-peak season?

    April, July, August

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