Receptions & Celebrations

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Receptions & Celebrations2020-11-14T14:15:54+00:00

Behind the high stone walls that seclude Cairnwood from the rest of the world, is a spectacular setting available for receptions and special occasions. 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 grounds.

Welcome 2021 Celebrations!

This upcoming Spring and Summer 2021, enjoy the luxury of the Estate grounds. The terrace and fountain garden are available exclusively for outdoor events up to 125 guests and are the perfect location for cocktails, dinner, and dancing!

  • Cairnwood hosts only one reception per day
  • Breathtaking views of landmarks Bryn Athyn Cathedral and Glencairn Museum
  • Tented flagstone terrace
  • Fountain garden with covered veranda
  • 5 hour reception package with 3 hour photography session
  • No minimum guest count requirements; 125 maximum
  • Handicapped accessibility
  • Preferred catering list
  • Free parking
  • 6 designer powder rooms with subway tile and high-end finishes
  • 2 luxury dressing suites
  • Hotel accommodations nearby
  • Free high speed Wifi

Planning for 2022

  • Flexible rescheduling/cancellation options
  • Access to six historic rooms located on the first floor
  • Great Hall, Living Room, Library, Music Room, Dining Room, and Billiard Room.
  • 30 foot oak dance floor
  • 5 hour reception package that may be extended until midnight
  • No minimum guest count requirements; 275 maximum
  • Handicapped accessibility
  • Preferred catering list
  • Free parking
  • Fully air-conditioned
  • Fountain garden
  • Tenting options available

What are Couples are saying

“Thank you for hosting one of the best days of our lives. Everything worked out great, especially considering how (our) original plans were crushed by the pandemic. The place is beautiful and we were treated professionally and respectfully. Thank you for all of your work.” – Fall 2020

“My husband and I hosted our reception at Cairnwood and, although it was rainy during the day and cold at night, it was perfect! We originally were going to get married on 12/12 but due to Covid restrictions we moved our date up to 10/16 so we could make use of the outdoor tent. I was bummed because part of the reason we chose Cairnwood was the AMAZING Christmas decor and in October its not up yet HOWEVER, this place is gorgeous without any decorations needed. Our guests were stunned at the beauty and architecture all around. If you are looking for a one-of-a-kind reception venue, this is it!” – Fall 2020

“You (the team at Cairnwood) are honestly the best we’re so lucky to have you! We’re keeping a close eye on how things unfold so we will check in every week or so. Thank you for your compassion and professionalism, I can’t say every bride is experiencing this at the moment. I’m hearing nightmare stories about venues and it makes me even happier I chose Cairnwood.” – Postponed 2020 reception to 2021

“Cairnwood was the venue of our dreams!!! The venue itself is stunning. Every inch of the Cairnwood Estate is photo-worthy, both inside and out on the grounds. The layout of the mansion lends itself to an intimate but elegant feel. The set-up of the bride and groom dressing rooms made for a memorable and comfortable morning. Our guests enjoyed cocktail hour, mingling out in the garden and wandering through the different rooms of the house. Dinner on the back patio was lovely, with romantic views of the cathedral and mansion. We ended the night with dancing in the great hall. Truly spectacular– we felt whisked away to a different time! In addition to the beautiful details of the estate, Cairnwood’s approach allows for customization based on your preferences and budget. It’s more of a “build-it-yourself” venue, in that you bring in your own vendors. This means more planning but also more personalization. The staff were very helpful in offering suggestions and guidance throughout the planning process. We felt they were truly invested in helping us achieve our specific vision. We loved Cairnwood so much that we now attend other events throughout the year (Christmas Tea, Valentine’s Day) to reminisce on our special day. We feel so lucky to have been a Cairnwood couple! Thank you, Cairnwood!!” – Spring 2019

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