Calendar of Events

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Cairnwood Book Club Meeting

Tuesday,  May 21st at 7:30pm in the Garden House

The Cairnwood Literary Guild is a unique book club experience. Gilded Age and Victorian literature enthusiasts, from novice to experienced educators, come together to explore the rich and intriguing cultural and social history of the 19th century. The Literary Guild meet bimonthly to enjoy a diverse reading list, including fiction and non-fiction.

  • Current selection: American duchess:a novel of Consuelo Vanderbilt by Karen Harper
  • Free Admission
  • Limited availability. RSVP:

Landmarks in Lights

Tuesday, June 25th at 8:00pm

Enjoy quiet reflection as you explore the buildings and grounds of the Bryn Athyn Historic District in lights!

  • Cairnwood Estate ~ Free admission to the Garden House including: exhibitions & orientation video
    • Self-guided house tours: $5/person; Members free of charge
    • Wine & beer available for purchase
  • Bryn Athyn Cathedral ~ Free admission featuring classical music with tour guides available
  • Glencairn Museum ~ Free admission to the first floor including: exhibitions, orientation video, & cell phone audio tour.
    • Rides to the tower: $5/person
  • Free parking throughout the Bryn Athyn Historic District

Event Open House

Sunday, July 14th from Noon to 3:00pm

Plan your private event at Cairnwood! Engaged couples and their families are invited to learn more about renting the Estate for their wedding reception and meet the talented vendors that bring celebrations to life. Are you already a “Cairnwood Couple” and have your event date reserved for next year? The Open House is the ideal time to meet face-to-face with preferred caterers, florists, musicians, photographers, and more!

  • Free to attend
  • Space is limited; registration required
  • RSVP to or by calling 215-947-2004

Summer Wine Tasting

Thursday, August 15th at 7:00pm

An end-of-summer tradition, the Summer Wine Tasting includes live music, samplings of premium wines from around the world, and  savory bites compliments of Karen’s Catering. Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy an evening out with friends while soaking in the stunning views from the Cairnwood terrace!

  • $40 per person
  • Space is limited; reservations required
  • Must be 21 years of age to attend

Halloween Masquerade Ball

Friday, October 25th at 8:00pm

Celebrate Halloween in style! Enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres and refreshments by Feastivities Events while sipping complimentary wine, beer, & signature drinks. This year’s theme is “Dive into Atlantis!” Submerge under the sea and dance the night away!

Black tie optional * Masks mandatory * Prizes for “best outfit,” “best mask,” and “best couple”

  • $65 per person
  • Space is limited; reservations required
  • Must be 21 years of age to attend

Lace & Linings: Turning Three Generations of Historic Fashions Inside Out

Special Exhibition December 3rd – December 29th

Our annual Christmas gown exhibition includes elegant fashions worn by the ladies of the house.

  • Included with Estate admission

Holiday Tea & Tours

Weekly in December at 12:30pm

Sunday 8th, 15th, & 22nd; Wednesday 4th, 11th, & 18th; Thursday 5th, 12th & 19th

Afternoon Tea is unmistakably a truly Victorian custom known worldwide. Enjoy premium teas by master blender Harney & Sons, traditional tea sandwiches, soup du jour and seasonal salad, family style petit fours and scones with clotted cream and jams. Package include tea service, self-guided tour, & access to the annual gown exhibition.

  • $55 per person
  • Space is limited; reservations required

Cairnwood by Candlelight

Thursday, December 12th at 7:00pm

The most sparkling time of year comes alive by the glow of candlelight! Explore three floors decorated for the season by professional florists, enjoy yuletide desserts, live music, and the cheer of the holiday!

  • $25 per person
  • Space is limited; reservations required