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What are the basic rules of engagement ring shopping? Here’s the best news: there are no rules! You can mix metals, opt for nonmatching bands, select a colored gemstone, design your own ring, plan to wear your wedding ring on your right hand, and so on. Don’t feel rushed or pressured to adopt any custom or tradition if it doesn’t fit your lifestyle. Most important tip: Be sure you are working with a trusted and reputable jeweler. Ask questions and be certain that you feel completely comfortable with the entire process. A respectable jeweler will always take time to answer your questions and address any concerns. These helpful tips are provided by Hamilton Jewelers, www.hamilton jewelers.com, 1-800-5-HAMILTON, 92 Nassau St., Princeton, NJ.
Say “I do” at Byers’ Choice Ltd.
ocated in scenic Bucks County, Byers’ Choice Ltd. Offers a great outdoor wedding venue. With ceremonies on site, a reception area for up to 300 guests and access to romantic grounds, the formal “Gardens at Byers’ Choice” are the perfect setting for a breathtaking wedding or celebration. Beautifully landscaped grounds with splashing fountains, rolling lawns and unique statues provide countless photographic opportunities for the bridal party. Experienced wedding planners from Bucks Mont Party Rental, the exclusive venue partner, will help custom design a dream wedding. Byers’ Choice Ltd.is located at 4355 County Line Road, Chalfont, PA 18914. For more information, call 215-822-6700 or visit www.byerschoice.com.
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WHILE 1.9 BILLION PEOPLE WATCHED PRINCE HARRY MARRY Meghan Markle last year, Bucks Countians Ranee Ann Henry and Edwin Peter Moor had a destination wedding, they dubbed as “Vermont’s version of the royal wedding.” Friends and family stayed at Edwin’s ski house in Killington Vermont, which was a perfect location for guests to, not only enjoy the wedding festivities, but also to see some of what Central Vermont has to offer during the spring. Events leading up to the wedding includes a welcome barbeque on Thursday and a marshmallow toasting on Friday. The wedding took place on Saturday, May 19 at Riverside Farms, a private and exclusive 84-acre property located in Pittsfield Vermont. Riverside Farms, which happens to be along the Appalachian
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Trail. It has three unique barns, a groom’s cottage and a bridal cottage. For this Vermont style Royal Wedding, the bride got up at 4 a.m. As the sun came up, she went to the bridal cottage and with her maid of honor and best friend watched Princess Megan as she was getting out of her Rolls Royce, about to marry her Prince Charming. Soon it would be time for this Doylestown Bride to marry her very own Prince Charming. Even though there were torrential rains in Doylestown, a pocket of sunshine hovered over Central Vermont, providentially until the very last outdoor photo was taken. Even though the bride was disappointed it rained at all, the rain made for some really romantic umbrella pictures, taken near a 1930s’ Ford truck with a Doylestown directional sign in the background. The ceremony, which was officiated by the couple’s dearest friend, took place in the Red Barn in front of 140 guests. During the ceremony Ranee played two songs on the piano for the groom. During the cocktail hour, guests enjoyed cheese, scrumptious hors d'oeuvres such as shrimp and beef skewers, butternut arancini balls, mini cheeseburgers and fried artichoke with aioli sauce. All this while being entertained by an acoustic guitarist. After the cocktail hour, the guests were shuttled over to the Brown Barn, which was decorated with gorgeous floral arrangements, lanterns, chandeliers hanging from the vaulted ceiling and 1000 lit tea light candles. Table names were named after the Edwin’s favorite Black Diamond trails. A New York City renowned Chef, who moved to Vermont with his wife, are the preferred caterers for Riverside Farm Weddings, and peo-
ple are still talking about the delicious and expertly prepared buffet provided. Winter Wonderland was the theme for the wedding cake and dessert table, that included a snowflake embossed three story cake, matching sugar cookies and cupcakes, made by a local baker. And a Vermont Wedding wouldn’t be complete without a Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream Bar, accompanied with all the toppings made by the bride’s sister. A parade of sparklers sent off the couple, and guests grabbed their authentic maple syrup favor and traveled to the local snowmobile tavern, and danced the night away while having, you guessed it, more food. This how Doylestown royalty gets married in Vermont. O
Wedding Venue – Riverside Farms, Pittsfield VT,Grooms Wedding Festivities Home – VRBO Listing # 779118 or # 501862,Wedding Dress – L&H Couture, Doylestown PA,Flower Girl Dress with Floating Flower Petals – Amazon,Bridesmaid Dresses – David’s Bridal,Groomsman Attire – Macy’s,Custom Wedding Rings – Jems, Jewels and Gold, Montgomeryville PA, Custom Wedding Shoes – ETSY A Hearts Desire, Custom Wood Wedding Signs – ETSY ByMeSherrieMarie,Invitations and all things Paper – Paisley Tree Press (Brides Sister) Niverville, NY,Flowers – A Schoolhouse Garden, Waitsfield, VT, Caterer for Cocktail and Reception – Vermont Farms Catering, Pittsfield VT,Weekend Caterer – Simply Ranee Catering (the Brides Company),Custom Design Cake and Desert Bar – Chrissy Moore –Desserts Rutland VT,DJ and Acoustic Guitar – ATI Entertainment, Chittenden VT,Photographer - Geoff and Wendy McLoughlin, South Burlington, VT, Videography – Dan Hopkins Films, Hinesburg VT,Smore to Love Marshmallow Kits- ETSY Meredithhayesdesign, Puppy Wedding Lace Harness – ETSY PuddleJumperPups,Custom Cake Topper – ETSY CakeSparkle, Maple Syrup Favors – Mount Mansfield Maple Products.
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nspired by the cause and effect of the natural world, the Ripple Effect Collection celebrates the rhythm of nature. Handmade and modern in design, the pieces are perfect for everyday and bring a sense of calm and luxury into the home. This piece and many gifts are available for the bride at F.X. Doughtery Home and Gift, 15 Clemens Road, Doylestown, PA. Be sure to register at their Gift Registry program. Contact them at 215.345.7541 or www.fxdougherty.com.
1740 House, 3690 River Road, Lumberville, PA 18933; 215766-5661; www.1740house.com. The 1740 House is directly across from Bull’s Island Recreation Area, which is connected by one of the Delaware River’s only pedestrian-only bridges. The 1740 House hosts a variety of events, including small weddings, rehearsal dinners, corporate meetings, and much more. Beautiful atmosphere, scenery, comfort, and award-wining cuisine along the Delaware River.
Byer’s Choice, 4355 County Line Road, Chalfont, PA 18914; 215-822-6700; www.byerschoice.com. Located in scenic Bucks County, Byers' Choice Ltd. announces its new outdoor wedding venue. With ceremonies on site, a reception area for up to 300 guests and access to romantic grounds, the formal "Gardens at Byers' Choice" are the perfect setting for a breathtaking wedding or celebration.Beautifully landscaped grounds with splashing fountains, rolling lawns and unique statues provide countless photographic opportunities for the bridal party.
Daneene Jensen & Associates, 118 Wood Street, Doylestown, PA: 484-437-6136; www.daneenemakeup.com. Daneene Jensen & Associates offers award winning on site professional hair and makeup services. They do hair styling including
up-so’s, blow outs, braiding and short styles for all ethnicities and ages. Tradiional makeup or fully waterproof silicone based airbrush makeup using top brands.
GK Entertainment, DJ Gerry Kelly, servicing the Delaware Valley. 610-608-5216.Professional DJ service, Event Lighting.Music for all occasions. Plan your wedding today. FX Dougherty Home & Gift, 64 S. Main Street, Doylestown, PA 18901; 215-345-7541; www.fxdougherty.com. Specializing in quality brands of tableware, bridal registry and home accessories. Family owned for 37 years currently by two sisters who have a passionate about quality tableware.
Golden Pheasant, 763 River Road, Erwinna,, PA 18920; 610294-9882; www.goldenpheasant.com. The Golden Pheasant Inn is the ideal setting for a memorable event. We can accommodate small weddings, birthday parties, meetings, family reunions and other special gatherings for groups of up to 100 people. Our attentive staff will assist you in every aspect of creating a successful event. Hamilton Jewelers,92 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ 08542; 609-683-4200 www.hamiltonjewelers.com.
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Award winning on site professional hair & makeup services. We provide everything and we come to you! We offer all types of hair styling as well as traditional and waterproof airbrush makeup applications and false eyelashes. Hair styling including up-do’s, blow outs, braiding and short styles for all ethnicities and ages.
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aneene Jensen and Associates is a multi-award winning hair and makeup team that comes to you at the location of your choice on your big day. Servicing the Poconos to the NJ shore, you won't find better customer service, combined with extremely fair rates. The makeup team is artistic, yet sincere and considerate of your wants and needs. They offer regular makeup as well as waterproof airbrush makeup, false eyelashes, and tattoo coverage. They provide all types of hair styling including blowouts, braided styles, hair extensions, full updos and everything in between. They service parties of any size and no group is too large. For more information, contact us at 484-437-6136 or visit us at www.daneenemakeup.com.
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Founded in New Jersey in 1912, Hamilton has been offering clients the finest quality, value, and design for over 100 years. With a heritage of excellence and family ownership, Hamilton is proud to serve generations of guests with an outstanding experience with each and every visit. Heart of the Home, 28 S. Main Street, New Hope, PA 18938; 215-862-1880; www.heartofthehome.com. A wide selection of gifts and one-of-a-kind items including jewelry, pottery, perfume, home décor, kitchen and bath items, and more.
HollyHedge Estate, 6987 Upper York Road, New Hope, PA 18938; 215-862-3136; www.hollyhedge.com HollyHedge Estate is one of Bucks County's premiere wedding destinations. Whether you want an intimate wedding or the grandest of affairs, our skilled staff is eager to help you create an event for all to remember. If you are looking for the fairytale wedding, look no further.
Hotel DuVillage, 2535 River Road, New Hope. PA 18938; 215-683-3586;www.landmarkvenues.com. Luxurious, sophisticated, and exclusive. A French Chateau nestled on 12 acres in the Heart of Bucks County. With two distinct event spaces and our boutique hotel, the natural elegance transforms your wedding into a lavish weekend getaway. This meticulously restored estate is surrounded by lush greenery and gardens, a hidden treasure for any couple wanting an exclusive
estate wedding. Lounge in our poolside cabanas, make s’mores by our fire pits, serve up some tennis, light up in our cigar room, unwind in our game room; take advantage of everything Hotel du Village has to offer.Part of the Landmark collection. James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 S. Pine Street, Doylestown, PA; 215-866-8504; www.michenermuseum.org. James A. Michener Art Museum and Catering By Design offer a jewel of a ballroom for up to 180 guests set amidst sculpture gardens on two sides. More than half of the space of this award winning modern and dramatic pavilion is glass enclosed and framed by an uplit stone wall. Dine on Catering By Design’s fabulous cuisine and dance the night away on your very special day.
McCaffrey’s, Yardley, Newtown, Doylestown, Blue Bell, Princeton, and West Windsor. 1-800-717-7174; www.mccaffreys.com. McCaffrey’s provides on-site, full-service catering for small, casual bridal showers to large, elegant weddings. We do it all: theme & menu planning, specialty chef serving stations, linens, tent & equipment rentals, serving staff and bartenders, coffee, tea & beverage service. Our talented chefs can create a custom menu and our bakers can make the cake especially for you with our fresh, high-quality ingredients. MEI Catering, 215-364-2130; www.meicatering.com. Serving Bucks County and all of Philadelphia, our reputation for
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Mignoni Jewerlry, 200 Mill Street, Bristol, PA; 215-7883243.www.mignonjewelry.net. As a family-owned business that has been providing beautiful and unique jewelry with outstanding customer service for 69 years, we are your one-stop shop for fine jewelry, diamonds, watches, imported Irish gifts, dolls, figurines, and custom jewelry design services. Repair, restoration, and sizing services are also available.
Lambertville Station, 11 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ 08530; 609-397-8300; www.lambertvillestation.com. Let us create the perfect memory for your wedding or special celebration. The Riverside Ballroom within the Inn at Lambertville Station is the only ballroom overlooking the Delaware River. This spring our newly renovated ballroom will accommodate up to 200 people.
Pen Ryn Mansion, Home to unique event venues Pen Ryn Mansion & Belle Voir Manor! We are a historic riverfront estate having graced the banks of the Delaware River for over 270 years. Due to our rich history, our event venues provide a unique setting with architec-
ture like no other. Pen Ryn Mansion and Belle Voir Manor, located in the heart of Bucks County Pennsylvania, are situated on over 100 private acres, with a 2000 foot tree-lined drive leading to beautiful river vistas and gardens. Our rich history, event venues, professional service and award-winning Culinary Team provide the ultimate scenario for your event. Rose Bank Winery, 258 Durham Rd., Newtown, PA; 215860-5899; www.rosebankwinery.com. Rose Bank Winery is the perfect place to host your wedding, party, reunion, meeting, shower, or any special event. Itâ€™s true Bucks County setting with attractive woods, beams and fieldstone. We have three beautiful and unique party venues: The Rose Ballroom, The Buckman Barn and The Vinterâ€™s Ballroom and Loft. We can accomodate from 50 to 250.
Simply Ranee, 5229 Landisville Road, Doylestown, PA; 609389-1230; www.simplyranee.com. I specialize in planning and catering Bridal Parties or Baby Showers either at your home or someone elses designated space. From event planning, to venue selection and setup, to the event, we offer a full service package that includes everything from your refreshments to appetizers to full course meals or buffets, to of course, the cake or desert trays! The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm, 5281 York Road, Holicong, PA 18928; 215-794-5104; www.barleysheaf.com. The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm is Bucks County's premiere
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wedding destination. We combine the beauty of an historic and elegant estate, incredible, award winning food, exclusive use of the Inn for your wedding day and a personalized experience guided by the Inn's owners. We can provide you with the picturesque background for the wedding of your dreams and the individualized and thoughtful experience to make it a reality.
Vault 634, 634 Hamilton Street, Allentown, PA; 610-774-9511; www.vault634.com. Make a grand entrance at the region’s most prestigious address for the wedding celebration of your dreams. With its chic and luxurious setting,Vault 634 plays the perfect host for a supremely unparalleled wedding. Experience personalized five-star service with our dedicated team which specializes in all-inclusive wedding planning. Only one event per day takes place at the venue, ensuring complete exclusivity and individualized attention.
Woolverton Inn, 6 Woolverton Road, Stockton, NJ; 609-3970802; www.woolvertoninn.com. We specialize in offering elegance and style not readily found today that allows family and friends to gather in a relaxed atmosphere for your wedding weekend. From initial planning to the wedding day to the departure of your last guest, The Woolverton will coordinate your event with our trusted catering and rental vendors and also provide you an on-site wedding assistant.
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WEDDING Celebrations long the Delaware River in the quaint village of Lumberville you will find the historic Lumberville 1740 House Country Inn. Originally a working farm in the 1700s, it was later purchased by Harry Nessler in 1968 and turned into a motor lodge, with rooms having views of the river and the Lumberville-Raven Rock Pedestrian Bridge. In 2010, new owners Joe Luccaro, owner of HollyHedge Estate, and his partner Dr. Neil Cohen purchased the 1740 House. The partners have restored and preserved the lengthy two-story inn—and established the 1740 Club on site at the Inn. The private Club is open to members only five days a week for private, riverfront dining and cocktails. But, can also be made available for private functions like bridal showers and rehearsal dinners to none members. According to General Manager Tim Luccaro, the 1740 House is ideal for small intimate parties, particularly riverfront rehearsal dinners. “We have recently overhauled our menu, partnering with great local purveyors like Shady Fox Farms in Solebury, to create some amazing catering menus under Executive Chef John McGrath. The biggest draw of the property, though, continues to be the gorgeous views of the Delaware River from throughout the dining room, bar and patio areas. While the 1740 House has a limited capacity. In the winter, the maximum party size outdoors is 32 people. When we can make use of the patio and outside area, it can go up to as many as 65 people for a cocktail style event. We think the space and staff offer a really exceptional Bucks County experience for small private events,” Luccaro says The 1740 House is a sister property of HollyHedge Estate. Meaning the wedding coordinators at HollyHedge work with the 1740 House to plan all rehearsal dinners and private events. The 1740 House has its own catering staff, and executive chef John McGrath has overseen the recent menu updates. Both properties offer wedding packages that include the cake, ceremony, reception, flowers, and linens. Bridal showers and rehearsal dinners at the 1740 House
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are currently booking four months to a year out, according to Luccaro. Brides and grooms can get a tour of the historic country inn by appointment only. The 1740 House also offers 24 guest rooms with full-service breakfast for its guests. Lumberville 1740 House Country Inn is located at 3690 River Road in Lumberville, PA. Their phone number is 215-297-5661. For more information, you can visit www.1740house.com or like them on Facebook.
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Holly Hedge Estate Bed & Breakfast
uilt in the 1780s and originally part of the William Penn land grant, HollyHedge Estate is situated on 21 bucolic acres just north of downtown New Hope. The estate’s rustic charm has become a premier Bucks County wedding destination. According to General Manager Tim Luccaro, his family has been committed to preserving the elegance and natural beauty of their 18th-century farm and estate since taking over in 1994. “We are really proud of our historic and environmental stewardship at the estate. We really believe that we are responsible for mitigating the ecological impact of our weddings, and ensuring that the rich history of the property is preserved for future generations,” Luccaro says. His family has refurbished many of the historic buildings, restored the estate’s architectural features, and rejuvenated its land. They have a number of acres of land that were put under cultivation to grow various items that they can use in the preparation of food for weddings and their inn guests. “We are taking farm-to-table and sustainability to a new level. Really striving to be an industry leader in corporate responsibility. The food we can’t grow on site, we try to obtain from local sources,” Luccaro says. The estate has several areas of interest for brides and grooms to utilize during their weddings. There is a classic fieldstone bank barn, which is popular for wedding ceremonies and cocktail hours. “The Old Barn’s” original construction highlights exposed fieldstone and wood beams
with massive vaulted ceilings. Adjacent to it is a classic English garden. On the property there also are two small ornamental ponds, seasonal gardens, wildflower preserves and various historic outbuildings that offer unique backdrops for wedding pictures. A newer pole barn was constructed for receptions in 2002. This space has all of the modern amenities needed for a celebration. The estate’s original manor house has 15 guest rooms. Inn guests are invited to enjoy a full-service breakfast on weekends from Chef Krystal Weaver. HollyHedge Estate has garnered numerous awards over the years including annual Couple’s Choice Awards from Wedding Wire and The Knot. They were recently inducted into The Knot Hall of Fame. The estate can host up to 200 guests for a wedding. Couples have access to their full-time onsite wedding planners. All of the catering at HollyHedge Estate is done in-house. Executive Chef Jose Calderon and Sous Chef David Fry offer a large menu characterized as Nouveau American cuisine with French, Asian, and Spanish influences. Pastry Chef Janine Harrison does all of the baking on site as well. There are several wedding packages as well as completely customizable options. You can contact the wedding coordinators at HollyHedge Estate today to reserve your wedding date or schedule a tour by appointment only. The historic venue is located at 6987 Upper York Road in New Hope, PA. Their phone number is 215-862-3136. For more information, see them on Facebook or visit www.hollyhedge.com.
ault 634, located in the heart of Allentown Pennsylvania's renaissance, stands as a testament to the gilded grandeur of the early 20th Century. Built into the Great Halls of the Historic Lehigh Valley Trust Building, the luxury event venue is unique to the city and its rich history. Fully restored in 2018, Vault 634 reclaimed the propertyâ€™s historical integrity while integrating a host of new amenities expected of a luxury venue today. State-of-the-art sound and light systems and a fullystaffed kitchen, among other luxury comforts, blend seamlessly with antique finishes to create a stunning canvas for exceptional events.
Vault 634 guarantees complete day-of exclusivity, ensuring every client has the undivided attention of its full team of event specialists. With experience from venues across the country and decades, the Event Team helps couples to simplify their plans while directly coordinating each vendor to ensure every detail is just as imagined. From color coordination to creating signature cocktails, set-up to crafting a delicious menu, the team at Vault 634 is prepared to exceed every expectation and help the couple enjoy their day with ease and joy. Director of Events Lyn Cunningham says, â€œAt Vault 634 we believe that every detail of a celebration should be designed to tell your story. From the begin-
ning of the planning process through the end of your event our Events Team is dedicated to sharing your vision and exceeding all expectations while bringing your dream event to life.” The Event Team at Vault 634 believes every client deserves to bring their own unique vision to life by creating fully custom packages for each occasion. The venue can host 120 guests for a ceremony, and up to
180 guests for a seated reception. Vault 634 is more than a venue: it’s an experience in the extraordinary designed to tell every couple’s story the way it deserves to be told. Vault 634 is located at 634 Hamilton Street Allentown, PA 18101. For more information, call 610628-3341 or visit www.vault634.com.
The Woolverton Inn
alled by Fodor’s “One of the loveliest settings in the valley… romantic and secluded,” The Woolverton Inn is ideal for a traditional, country wedding for up to 200 guests. This secluded Inn near Lambertville, New Jersey perched high above the Delaware River sits on ten acres of bucolic Hunterdon County landscape and is surrounded by 300 acres of preserved rolling farmland and forest. A 1792 stone manor, the Inn is elegant and relaxed, allowing you to feel like as you would at your own home in the country. The outdoor New Jersey wedding venue is ideal for a traditional, country wedding for up to 200 guests. The Woolverton specializes in offering elegance and style that allows family and friends to gather in a relaxed atmosphere for your wedding weekend. From initial planning to the wedding day to the departure of your last guest, The Woolverton will coordinate your event with our trusted catering and rental vendors and also provide you an on-site wedding assistant. If you wish, you may have your wedding ceremony on the Inn’s grounds. We have a beautiful horseshoe garden and arbor perfect for an outdoor wedding ceremony. Your wedding ceremony and reception will be
planned as a five-hour affair. The Woolverton Inn is also the ideal location for a romantic proposal, and disguising your proposal behind another occasion, such as a weekend getaway, or birthday leaves it a surprise. Take a trip to the country and get out of town for the weekend. Here at Woolverton Inn you’ll be able to enjoy time alone together, and your partner will remain unsuspecting (or maybe they’ll be secretly waiting in anticipation. Whether it is an elopement, a micro wedding, or a small wedding, the Woolverton Inn is uniquely suited to delivering a warm, welcoming and romantic ambiance in the midst of rolling countryside, planting fields and forest. Have your ceremony in the Parlor of our 1792 Stone Manor House, on the covered porch overlooking the Great Lawn, in our Horseshoe Garden surrounded by abundant flowers or on the wishbone bridge entrance to our stone barn, with acres of farmland as the background vista. And the Woolverton Inn is the perfect place to begin your first days as a married couple You’ll find luxurious private cottages, nearby fabulous dining and entertainment, lots to see and do, and fabulous and welcoming hospitality.
Rose Bank Winery
Located in historic Bucks County, PA and situated on a subdivision of land originally deeded by William Penn to his daughters, Rose Bank Winery is an estate consisting of a manor house, circa 1719, and several outbuildings. The property was deeded to Jacob Buckman in 1832, and three years later he built the barn. After a fire caused by lightning burned down half of the historic barn it was lovingly restored and now houses the wine tasting area, a rustic event space, and a beautifully landscaped patio. Over the years the Vintner’s Ballroom & Loft were constructed and the stunning Rose Ballroom was built. Today the winery produces French-style estate bottled wines, and offers three unique venues for weddings, parties, and other gathering. The biggest of these is the Rose Ballroom. then there’s the Vintner’s Ballroom & Loft, and the Buckman Barn ... perfect for more intimate gatherings. The Rose Ballroom is the premiere venue for your special event. Enjoy its rustic elegance with the flexibility of setting the room up exactly as you see fit. Large windows offer scenic views of the vineyard and pasture where our Southdown Babydoll sheep
graze. There’s a bar and plenty of room for a dance floor, as well as buffet tables. This space is capable of holding about 250 guests. The Vintner’s Ballroom is available for special events and wine tasting. This building has a large open downstairs area with bar, an upstairs loft with wood floor, and a huge second story outdoor deck. The Vintner’s Ballroom can accommodate about 175 people. The lower level of the Buckman Barn can be rented with seating for about 60 people. Using the beautifully landscaped adjoining patio. Large windows in this rustic structure offer scenic views of the pasture where our Southdown Babydoll sheep graze. Each venue is essentially a blank space that is truly customizable to your own style and preferences. Using one of Rose Bank’s preferred caterers, and with a little inspiration, one can create the event of their dreams ... the possibilities are endless. The Rose Bank Winery is located at 258 Durham Rd., Newtown PA 18940. For more information about the wedding venues, call 215-860-5899 or visit www.rosebankwinery.com.
Pen Ryn Estate
en Ryn Estate is a unique wedding venue located in the heart of Bucks County, PA. Our breathtaking venues and ceremony locations provide a picture-perfect setting sure to leave guests impressed. Being located on 100 private acres, with a 2000-foot tree-lined driveway opening up to full views of the Delaware River, which can be seen from every room in our venues, Pen Ryn Estate provides the ultimate wedding experience. By combining the beauty and charm of venues, Pen Ryn Mansion and Belle Voir Manor, with the exceptional catering services and impeccable white-glove service, your wedding will leave an exquisitely memorable impression on everyone. As one of the most desirable locations in the Bucks County, it is not surprising that hosts receive glowing accolades from their guests Having been built in the 18th century, housing notable families such as the Bickely, Wharton and Drexel Families, the Pen Ryn Estate is surely the place for a wedding. The estate is filled with charm around every corner, yet we have added 21st-century partynecessities to make an unforgettable experience. A Sample Reception Package includes a variety of
amenities that include a Victorian Ballroom accommodating 300 plus seated, 400 plus for cocktail receptions, your exclusive use of the Mansion or Manor and Private Garden Setting, and a Bridal Suite fit for an entire bridal party throughout the Reception. Food is prepared by a culinary team that Assures the ultimate in food quality and presentation, your reception includes a cocktail hour filled with host's choice of Hor d'Oeuvres, a selection of two entrees, a combination entree or food stations, your choice of custom decorated wedding cake with artistic designs, champagne toast, and extensive top shelf open bar. The ultimate wedding package to ensure guests are impressed. In addition, to ensure that every wedding detail is met, we also provide a personal bridal server along with an experienced maĂŽtre d to guarantee the success of your event. In addition to all the amenities included, we also provide a beautiful indoor and outdoor setting for your ceremony. Pen Ryn Estate is located at 1601 State Road, Bensalem, PA 19020. To receive a private tour and menu prices, call 215-633-0600. For more information, visit www.penrynestate.com.
Lambertville Station Restaurant & Inn
xceed expectations when you celebrate your wedding in an extraordinary place overlooking the scenic Delaware River. Our historic waterfront property is only an hour away from New York City and Philadelphia and has been an unforgettable wedding destination, now celebrating our 35th year. Our Riverside Ballroom offers floor-to-ceiling windows with gorgeous views of the Delaware River. An unforgettable outdoor space offers infinite possibilities for open air ceremonies and pre-reception cocktails at water's edge. Our indoor and outdoor wedding venues offer fairy tale settings for the wedding of your dreams. Come make memories as you savor local cuisine on the waterfront. Prepare to be charmed. Our professional event planners will tend to every detail from creative menus to accommodations. Included in our wedding packages is a honeymoon suite. Couples can truly indulge in our large, two room
corner suite featuring lovely river views, a bar and entertainment area, double fireplace, marble bath with rain shower, soaking tub and a king-sized bed. The Lambertville Station Restaurant & Inn holds one wedding at a time, and is booking into 2021. There is a selection of packages to fit the coupleâ€™s tastes and budget. A wedding in the Riverside Ballroom will include a five-hour deluxe open bar, cocktail hour hors dâ€™oeuvres, champagne toast, custom wedding cake, four-course menu and a honeymoon suite, to name a few things. The Lambertville Station Restaurant & Inn is located at 11 Bridge Street in Lambertville, NJ. For more information on having your wedding at The Lambertville Station Restaurant & Inn, call 609-3978300. You can also visit us online at www.lambertvillestation.com. Remember to like us on Facebook or follow us on Instagram.
Hotel du Village
otel du Village is a French Chateau nestled on 12 acres in the heart of Bucks County. It is luxurious, sophisticated, and exclusive. With two distinct event spaces and our boutique hotel, the natural elegance transforms your wedding into a lavish weekend getaway. This meticulously restored estate is surrounded by lush greenery and gardens, a hidden treasure for any couple wanting an exclusive estate wedding. Lounge in our poolside cabanas, make sâ€™mores by our fire pits, serve up some tennis, light up in our cigar room, unwind in our game room; take advantage of everything Hotel du Village has to offer. The Hotel du Village is part of the Landmark collection. Thereâ€™s a reason our Landmarks are considered the top venues of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Our 25 years of experience has taught us that the wow factor is in the details. From inventive menus and
handcrafted cocktails to attentive service, you can guarantee your event will be nothing short of extraordinary. Landmark Hospitality owners Frank and Jeanne Cretella have transformed this exquisite space into the most romantic event venue space in New Hope, PA. The Cretellas have nearly 30 years of experience in the restaurant and hospitality industry, successfully transforming landmarked properties into premier events spaces and restaurants with real farm to table cuisine. Hotel du Village is one of the most sought after wedding and event locations, complete with 22 luxury guest suites designed with every detail in mind. Experience what we have created especially for you. Hotel du Village is located at 2535 River Rd., New Hope, PA 18938. For information about tour of the property, call 877-528-9802.
Barley Sheaf Farm
magine your guests entering through the large white gates of the estate, past the bronze horses, down the tree-lined country drive. They pull up in the cobblestone paver courtyard beside the bronze fountain in the lotus pond. Staff greet them at their cars, welcoming them to the estate, and escorting them into another world of historic elegance.” This could be part of wedding at The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm according to Owner Mark Frank. The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm is a 300-year-old historic Colonial estate situated on 31acres of conserved woods and meadows. The historic home was once owned by American playwright George S. Kaufman. “Our manor house, gazebo, barns, gardens, pastures, and wildflower fields offer unique and beautiful backdrops for your celebration and photos,” Frank says. The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm was recognized Philadelphia Magazine as one the Best Barn Venues in PA, and by Brides for one of the best venues in PA. In addition, the restaurant at the Inn has been awarded “3 Bells” by noted critic Craig LaBan, as well as being named as one of the top 100 most romantic restaurants in the country for 2 years and one of the Best Places for brunch in the country.
According to Frank, all the details are taken care of for your Wedding Day. There are many locations on the property to hold ceremonies and cocktail hours. Your dining reception can be held in the newly expanded Stonebank Barn—which can accommodate up to 200 guests and in a beautiful tent for weddings over 200. There are 16 suites on the property for those interested in a destination wedding. Don’t forget the important bridal suite for wedding day preparations. Guests also can enjoy spa treatments or breakfast the morning after the wedding. “We offer a number of packages. We can design a wedding for every style, plan, and budget,” Frank says. The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm has its own staff of chefs that use local farms and purveyors for sourcing. Beyond the ceremony and reception, The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm can do the bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, a hot air balloon launch, after party with food trucks, or a bonfire gathering complete with marshmallow roasting. The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm is located at 5281 York Road in Holicong. You can schedule a visit to The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm by contacting the Events Manager at 215-794-5104. Check out www.barleysheaf.com for information on upcoming open houses.
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Neshaminy Creekside WEDDINGS • EVENTS SPECIAL OCCASIONS 1031 Totem Road Bensalem, PA 215.200.6128 NeshaminyCreeksideInn.com
Celebrate with your choice of banquet rooms: two
The Heritage Hall on New Falls Rd., Newportville and the Twining Hall on Street Rd., Trevose Our Grand Buffet Package $79.00 per guest plus 7% Gratuity Includes: • A five Hour event with beverages • The first hour our staff serves a large assortment of Hor D'oeuvre's • A buffet Dinner with five entrees, five sides • A tiered cake • Assorted miniature pastry table • Coffee and tea service • A champagne toast for all your guests • Deluxe linen package including chair covers and sashes • Fresh flower centerpieces • Dj, Staffing and tax
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Neshaminy Creekside Inn, 1031 Totem Road, Bensalem, PA; 215-200-6128; neshaminycreeksideinn.com. A beautiful hidden treasure right in Bensalem. Built in 1697 originally known as The Ford Inn, this historical piece of property is a beautiful setting for weddings and special events. Contact us to discuss your wedding plans.
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Bucks County Magazine's Annual 2019 Bridal Guide