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Brandywine Valley's Hidden Rustic Wedding Destination - The Gables at Chadds Ford

Brandywine Valley's Hidden Rustic Wedding Destination - The Gables at Chadds Ford
Bank Barn Interior

Looking in the Brandywine Valley for a charming and sophisticated, rustic venue for the wedding of your dreams? With its stone walls, vaulted ceilings, and exposed beams, The Gables at Chadds Ford might be just what you've been searching for. Conveniently located in the Brandywine Valley, The Gables at Chadds Ford has the perfect taste of country elegance that is very popular with couples as of late.

The Gables restaurant and bar is very well known across the Brandywine Valley Area. They were awarded Best Overall Chef and Best Wine List by Main Line Today for their exquisitely authentic food and drink. Not only are they known for their great cuisine, The Gables was also recognized by Party Space as one of the Most Popular Philadelphia Wedding Venues. Whether you're looking for a beautiful outdoor venue or a unique rustic barn, a combination of versatile options with an incredible staff make The Gables an ideal choice if you are looking for a venue in the Brandywine Valley.

Its historic grounds and architecture date back to 1897. Since its renovation in 2012, the owners of The Gables have added the terrace to their venue for open air ceremonies, cocktail receptions, and more. The terrace is accented with seasonal gardens including plants and flowers. Behind the terrace is the event garden that can be used for ceremonies, cocktail hours, or even outdoor receptions all of which can fit many different entertainment options. At the end of the aisle lies a tranquil stone waterfall. There is also an elegant three tier fountain in the garden that adds a sense of enchantment to the most important day of your life. Imagine the abundance of unbelievable photos that could be captured with these beautiful backdrops. But not to worry, if the weather happens to be tempestuous, the terrace can also be tented for the outdoor space.

The Terrace

​Following your outdoor ceremony or cocktail hour, the Bank Barn becomes a sophisticated reception area with a vibrant rustic feel that can accommodate any decor or theme. The vaulted ceilings and exposed beams create a stunning effect, with the warm cream walls and wooden floors producing an incredibly sought after rustic look. The antique lantern chandeliers add a sophisticated element to the romantic environment while the breathtaking floor to ceiling windows show the beautiful greenery from the garden.

In addition to a gorgeous event space, The Gables at Chadds Ford provides the bridal party with full access to a charming bridal suite to be used as a place of respite or as a changing room. This suite holds sofas for lounging and a bathroom conveniently located right off the suite.

The Garden

​The dedicated associates at The Gables will make sure your day is flawlessly executed and unique to you. The venue can hold up to 160 people for private parties and there is a separate entrance for events with free valet parking that allows couples to enjoy their special day hassle free.

Along with the perfect venue, music is essential to making your wedding day extraordinary and with separate areas for each segment of your wedding; your music options are limitless! The Gables has a balcony in the Bank Barn that overlooks the entire barn which is frequently used for DJ's. However, if you are set on a small band, The Gables is extremely accommodating and they will go above and beyond to make it happen. Imagine your perfect day, walking past historic stone walls while listening to the raw romance radiating from a string quartet during your procession, softening the rustic feel. Following the ceremony, having cocktails on the terrace with the ambiance of a jazz duo. Finally as you walk into the barn for your dinner, rays of sunlight descend through the large windows of the weathered barn, illuminating the structure of the late 1800's all for your grand entrance as the new Mr. and Mrs. with the perfect song playing. Once dinner is finished then the party starts with your DJ on the dance floor.
Bank Barn Interior

​All in all, if you're looking for you're looking for a wedding that's a little bit country and a little bit chic, and outside of the city The Gables might be the place for you. With many rustic outdoor and indoor options and an impeccable staff your perfect event will be one that is not easily forgotten.


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