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The Chateau at SugarLoaf, Chestnut Hill College

9220 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA, PA
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(215) 248-7146

About Us

The Chateau at SugarLoaf and the Rotunda and Parlours at St. Joseph Hall, located at Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, are distinctive historical wedding venues at one of Philadelphia’s premier locations for special events. Friendly, attentive staff and thoughtfully prepared cuisine served in a one-of-a-kind venue make for a memorable celebration on your wedding day.

Facilities and Capacity

Nestled on a hillside above Chestnut Hill’s scenic Wissahickon Valley, the stately Chateau at SugarLoaf is a lovingly restored stone manor surrounded by landscaped gardens. The Chateau at SugarLoaf features a large dining room with crystal chandeliers, sweeping spiral staircase, and a luxurious bridal suite. The dining room can seat 144 guests with a dance floor, or 168 with a rental dancefloor placed in the reception room, 230 for a ceremony, or 250 for a cocktail reception. The reception room can accommodate 50 for a sit-down meal or 100 for a ceremony or cocktail reception. The Chateau at SugarLoaf also features a patio and lawn area which can seat 144 in a rental tent or 250 for a ceremony. The historic St. Joseph Hall’s breathtaking five-story, 95-foot high Rotunda provides an impressive backdrop for intimate wedding celebrations. The Rotunda, with its vaulted ceiling and stained glass skylight, carved columns, marble floor, balconies, and grand staircase also features two traditional 2,000-square-foot parlors. The Rotunda seats 96, can accommodate 150 for a ceremony or 100 for a cocktail reception. The East Parlour and Redmond Room can each seat 144 guests or 150 for a cocktail party. St. Joseph Hall also features a Summerhouse Lawn which is available for ceremonies of up to 250 people.

Services Offered

Rental of either the Chateau at SugarLoaf or the Rotunda and Parlours at St. Joseph Hall includes:

  • Exclusive use of the venue, only one wedding will be booked per day
  • Five hours for your wedding, plus an additional two hours for decorating
  • Complimentary phone consultation with our professional wedding planner
  • Dedicated venue coordinator, security and housekeeping staff
  • The luxurious chateau bridal suite for weddings at the chateau
  • Tables, chairs, and set up for the reception
  • Free onsite parking


The Chateau at SugarLoaf and the Rotunda and Parlours at St. Joseph Hall’s in-house catering service provide fresh, seasonal cuisine and custom designed menus with exceptional service at reasonable prices.


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  • The Chateau at SugarLoaf is a hidden gem. I was the planner for my niece's wedding in September of 2017. We had the ceremony at the Chateau at SugarLoaf and then moved to the Rotunda on the Chestnut Hill College Campus for the reception. The Chateau is lovey - scenic and peaceful, just beautiful for photos. The building itself is classic stone with a winding drive approach. The girls dressed in the spacious bridal suite and the gentlemen gathered in the library before the ceremony. The baby grand piano in the foyer was a lovely musical addition as guests arrived. We held the ceremony indoors in the ballroom with a full wall of windows overlooking the lush green space outside. Drew facilitated all our plans and helped make sure that everything went smoothly the day of the event. We then moved to the reception in the Rotunda on the college campus - with a staircase to rival the one in "Gone with the Wind." Our guests dined in the two spacious side ballrooms and we danced and par... Read more

    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?

    $ 5,600.00

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

    $ 4,200.00

    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Bridal Suite, Chairs, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens, Parking, Tables

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

    Cake Cutting, Dessert, Server(s)

    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


    Describe your venue

    Ballroom, Garden, Historic Building, Mansion

    What kind of settings are available?

    Indoor, Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views

    Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

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

    What event services do you offer?

    Bar Services, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors, Set Up, Wifi

    What catering services do you offer?

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

    What bar services do you provide?

    Bartender(s), Open Bar, Outside Alcohol, Signature Drink

    What event items are available?

    Audio Equipment, Centerpieces, Chairs, Dance Floor, Decor, Drapery, Furniture, Lighting, Photo booth, Tables, Tents, Tent Accessories

    What food and beverage items are available?

    Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

    What transportation and access is available?

    Parking, Shuttle, Valet, Wheelchair Access

    What months are included in your peak season?

    May, June, July, August, September, October, November

    What months are included in your off-peak season?

    January, February, March, April, December

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