Cairnwood Estate

Philadelphia

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Description

Behind the high stone walls that seclude Cairnwood from the rest of the world is a spectacular setting available for your special day! Created as an elegant sanctuary and private estate for 19th century industrialist John Pitcairn, Cairnwood is an architectural masterpiece from the Gilded Age complete with lush gardens and extensive grounds. For over a century, Cairnwood has been hosting wedding receptions within its halls. This fairy tale tradition began with John and Gertrude Pitcairn opening their home for a marriage celebration in 1896. Reminiscent of a French chateau, Cairnwood’s distinguished architecture, flowering gardens, and expansive lawns provide a distinctive and romantic backdrop for a truly exceptional event. Couples welcome their guests into their own spacious mansion. The graciousness of the estate provides a setting that departs from the ordinary with endless indoor and outdoor possibilities. Cairnwood is available for sit-down dinner for 200 guests or an opulent stations-style reception for up to 275. The rooms, terraces, grand staircase, balconies, and gardens inspire couples to create a unique and memorable celebration.

Venue Style

Historic/Landmark Building, Mansion, Private Estate, Park/Garden, Outdoor

Services

Indoor/Outdoor Reception

Capacity

Max Indoor Reception: 200 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 250 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up time can start at 3 hours prior to event. Events must end by midnight.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $1,800 to $8,800 for a reception and includes 5 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time at no charge. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee of $500/hr. A refundable security deposit of $1,000 is required.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Cairnwood Estate is estimated at between $7,954 and $24,542 for a reception only for 100 guests.

Catering

BYO, Choose from List

Alcohol

BYO

Amenities Included

Event coordination
Bride's dressing area
Groom's dressing area
Dance floor
Coat check room
Security
Venue set up and clean up
Votive candles
Day of onsite manager
Complimentary bridal suite
Full kitchen facilities
Large parking lot

Special Restrictions

BYO alcohol
Venue must approve all decorations
General liability insurance required
Choose from a list for catering
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking outside only
Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer
Music must end by midnight
Biodegradable items are permitted to be thrown outdoors only