Receptions & Celebrations

//Receptions & Celebrations
Receptions & Celebrations2021-06-05T13:50:22+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 to Cairnwood Estate

Planning Your Celebration

  • Flexible rescheduling/cancellation options

  • Access to 26,000 square foot Estate, fountain garden, 40 foot long covered veranda, 110 foot terrace

  • Access to 6 historic rooms located on the first floor including: Great Hall, Living Room, Library, Music Room, Dining Room, & Billiard Room.

  • Clear top and white top tenting options available. Complimentary tent during the summer months (July and August)

  • 5 hour reception package that may be extended until midnight

  • No minimum guest count requirements; 250 maximum

  • Accessible parking and guest amenities

  • Preferred catering list

  • Free parking

  • 30 foot oak dance floor

  • Fully air-conditioned

What Our Couples are Saying

“WOW!!! We had the best day wedding day ever thanks to the staff at Cairnwood Estate! We had to completely change our wedding plans due to the pandemic and ended up booking Cairnwood only about 3 months out from our wedding date. From our very first tour of the (BEYOND GORGEOUS!) estate, we felt at ease and like we were in great hands with Cairnwood. The staff is so helpful & friendly and are so on top of communication. The space itself is so magical. We had out cocktail hour outside in the gardens and our reception under the tented patio. Truly felt like we were in Europe and not in the USA! Wish we could relive the day over and over again.” – Fall 2020

“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! We feel so lucky to have been a Cairnwood couple! Thank you, Cairnwood!!” – Spring 2019