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Micro-Receptions

Creativity, innovative cuisine, and, attention to detail is what sets the Cairnwood apart. Let our team help you create an intimate dinner party in the fountain garden with no guest minimum requirements.

The South Terrace

Perfect for sit-down dinners with 230 guests or an opulent stations-style event for up to 275, the flagstone South Terrace may be tented, draped, or left al fresco. While dining, your guests will enjoy the beautiful vistas of the Estate’s sprawling lawn and views of the Bryn Athyn Cathedral.

The Great Hall

With a ceiling soaring two stories high, a massive carved stone fireplace, an elegant staircase, and three French doors accessing the South Terrace and sprawling lawn, the Great Hall is the heart of the house. The barrel vaulted ceiling is reminiscent of the New York Public Library’s famous Astor Hall, which Carrère and Hastings designed in 1897

The Bryn Athyn Historic District

Cairnwood Estate located within the Bryn Athyn Historic District, surrounded by some of the most remarkable architecture in the Philadelphia Area including the world renowned Glencairn museum and the Gothic-Romanesque style Bryn Athyn Cathedral.

The Living Room

For over a century, Cairnwood has been hosting wedding receptions within its halls. Your guests will dance the night away on our thirty-foot dance floor in the Living Room with access to the adjoining Library and Fountain Garden. A setting that departs from the ordinary with endless indoor and outdoor possibilities.

The Library

The perfect location for a handsome bar, the Library brings the Gilded Age to life! Customize your menu with a specialty cocktail, sweat treats, or late night bites. The Cairnwood Preferred Caterers offer an impressive list of enhancements.

The Music Room

Cairnwood Estate is an architectural masterpiece from the Gilded Age with meticulous decorative elements blending influences from classical Greek and Roman architecture with French Renaissance inspirations. The first floor has six spacious rooms encompassing 6,000 square feet, offering the perfect setting and ambiance for social gatherings. Consider using these spaces for mansion-style dining or perhaps a decadent dessert room!

The Gardens

Each year our professional landscape team fashion lush gardens that complement the manicured lawns, winding paths, and surrounding forest. Cairnwood’s enclosed Fountain Garden, with its formal plantings and sunset views, features a charming antique fountain. This outdoor room provides the perfect setting for an intimate cocktail party at dusk.

The Dressing Suites

The beautifully appointed rooms on the east end of the second floor have been restored with furniture appropriate for the period. Today, the rooms are used as a private dressing suite. The window seat and balconies are perfect for moments of quiet reflection (or to peek at incoming guests); with a view of the colorful blooms and the woodland beyond.

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