A Main Line Landmark c. 1906
The Wayne Hotel, situated along Lancaster Avenue on the Main Line dates back to the early 1900s, when it was originally called The Waynewood Hotel. Though it has undergone numerous renovations and updates, the hotel still holds its original charm and some original features.
Paramour and the Wayne Hotel are joint/adjacent buildings, and for special events work in tandem to make your big day come to life.
On-Site Ceremony?: Yes. The immaculately decorated Wayne Hotel lobby converts to a ceremony location. How convenient!
Catering?: Paramour serves as the in-house catering team. Couples may select from a variety of menus, and their in-house sommelier can provide a personal consultation for wine pairings.
Parking?: Available on-site.
Available Spaces?: The Wayne Hotel offers hotel accommodations, use of their lobby for ceremony, Paramour dining room for reception, the Salon and a cozy front porch that will make guests feel relaxed and at-home.
Event Types: Intimate events such as smaller weddings or cocktail parties. Also great for corporate events.
Getting Ready On-Site?: Yes. Since it is a hotel, your beauty squad could help you prepare upstairs in your room while the hotel staff is preparing your ceremony downstairs.
Vibe: Chic. Though it's a historic venue, they've done a beautiful job of modernizing and updating. They have brought the Hampton's to the Main Line!
Perks: In-house Sommelier, host all of your events and guests in one location... oh, and you will find that they host an amazing Liquid Therapy (Happy Hour).
In the heart of the Main Line, the Radnor Hotel is where luxury meets comfort.
Last week, I had the privilege to visit The Radnor Hotel in St. David's, PA along the Main Line. After years of living in the area, I was excited to finally see this venue and its amenities - I wasn't disappointed. The Radnor Hotel covers most of the big items that you need to think about when planning.
I was able to see the hotel rooms, which are beautifully decorated and was shown the various spaces that are available to couples who are hosting their big day (including a lush courtyard where you can host a ceremony and cocktail hour!).
After our tour, I was treated to lunch at their on-site restaurant, and can vouch that your meals here would delight even the pickiest of guests.
On-Site Ceremony?: Yes. Your guests will be led to a secluded brick courtyard with its own maintenance crew, so you can guarantee that it'll be well-manicured for your big day.
Catering?: The hotel offers a renowned in-house chef.
Parking?: Available on-site.
Available Spaces?: Hotel accomodations/suites for bridal party to get ready, private room for bridal party cocktail reception, courtyard, ballroom, etc.
Event Types: Due to the size of the venue, it is well-suited for weddings and large corporate events, though smaller social events can be accommodated.
Getting Ready On-Site?: Since it's a hotel, you can have the neighboring spa's staff come up to your hotel room to do hair and makeup at your convenience (schedule in advance!).
Vibe: The Radnor Hotels combines modern amenities in a historic hotel.
Perks: Open Bar, Champagne Toast, Wine Service for dinner, Table Decor, Coat Room, Complimentary Suite and Breakfast, etc.
The history of Valley Forge with the amenities of a modern country club.
For months, I've longed to see the Philander Chase Knox Estate, a Robert Ryan Catering event venue nestled in Valley Forge National Park. A few years back I had the opportunity to dig (archaeology) in Valley Forge on the opposite side of the park where the Muhlenberg Brigade huts are located, and so it was a real treat to be able to visit this particular venue, on grounds where I have a personal connection and interest in the history.
Though it is winter and the aftermath of a blizzard, I was still in awe as I drove up to the sprawling Estate that actually borders both Chester and Montgomery Counties. When I walked around inside, it truly felt like someone's home - it was comfortable, quiet and had a lived-in feel to it, but with obvious (and beautiful) renovations.
On-Site Ceremony?: Yes. In fair weather, there is a grassy knoll where couples can exchange vows (this year they are anticipating over 300 wildflowers to bloom as a backdrop!). In inclement weather, the tent is utilized.
Catering?: The venue is catered by Robert Ryan Catering & Design.
Available Spaces?: The Philander Chase Knox Estate offers a variety of options for guests to utilize (depending the event); however, for weddings it is most common to use the bridal AND bridal party suites, patio/foyer for cocktail hour, grassy knoll for ceremony and the tent (up to 200 guests!) for reception.
Event Types?: Large corporate events and weddings
Getting Ready On-Site?: Yes. There is a bridal suite as well as a separate suite for bridesmaids, equipped with plenty of mirrors and restrooms.
Vibe: Historic/Rustic/Classic. I image that getting married here would feel like you are celebrating at a family member's estate.
Perks: There is no shortage of photo opportunities at this venue. Guests can use the building itself, the grounds (including an elegant water feature) and even a greenhouse just a short walk up the hill!