Our top 10 Best Bucks County Weddings list was first published years ago and we wanted to bring it back for old times sake and to work on an update. What follows below is the original form of the article.
2. Pen Ryn Mansion
3. The Mercer Museum
4. Holly Hedge Estate
5. Honey Hollow Visitors Center
6. Barley Sheaf Farm
7. Aldie Mansion
8. Pearl S. Buck Estate
9. Pennsbury Manor
10. Washington Crossing Inn
#1 Fonthill Museum, Doylestown
Fonthill was chosen for the number one spot in our survey because it is unique. There is no other place that matches its grandeur, beauty and romance. It is unlike any other place anywhere in the world. It is one of the American Castles that PBS featured in its series. This exotic house and the gorgeous expansive grounds that surround it are simply incredible. Fonthill rents out the Terrace Pavilion and tents on the grounds for fabulous weddings and memorable celebrations. Contact: The Fonthill Estate @ 215-348-9461 Visit them online: here.
#2 Pen Ryn Mansion, Bensalem
Pen Ryn Mansion was chosen for the number two spot in our survey because of the grandeur of its beauty and its unique location on the Delaware River in Southern Bucks County. The main mansion dating back to 1744, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is the centerpiece of this impressive hundred acre estate. The actual name of the facility is The Pen Ryn Mansion and Belle Voir Manor. Pen Ryn features a magnificent riverside setting for wedding ceremonies, a gigantic ballroom for large weddings and a two thousand foot tree-lined drive into the estate. Contact: Pen Ryn Mansion and Belle Voir Manor @ 215-633-0600. Visit them online: here..
#3 The Mercer Museum, Doylestown
The Mercer was chosen for the number three spot in our survey because it is one of the most impressive buildings in Bucks County. This historic six story structure, which houses an important collection of Americana, makes for a fantastic backdrop for a wedding and the Elkins Gallery that is used for weddings and elaborate celebrations is a marvelous ballroom. Contact: The Mercer Museum @ 215-345-0210 Visit them online: here.
#4 Holly Hedge Estate, New Hope
Holly Hedge Estate was chosen for the number four spot in our survey because of the beauty of the setting that it provides. Holly Hedge is located on a twenty acre estate in a historic fieldstone manor house surrounded by beautiful gardens and a landscape brick courtyard. The estate can handle the catering and the lodging for your once-in-a-lifetime event. Contact: Holly Hedge Estate @ 215-862-3136 Visit them online: here.
#5 Honey Hollow Visitors Center, Solebury Township
Honey Hollow was chosen for the number five spot in our survey because of its marvelous stone barn and the nature preserve that surrounds it. The barn is the home of the Bucks County Audubon Society and makes for the perfect setting for a country wedding. The interior of the barn is a dramatic space with post and beam construction and an amazing amount of light. Contact: Bucks County Audubon Society @ 215-297-5880. Visit them online: here.
#6 Barley Sheaf Farm, Holicong
Barley Sheaf was chosen for the number six spot in our survey because of the size and beauty of the farm. This is a true Bucks County Estate with over one hundred acres of pastures and woodlands. Barley Sheaf is located in beautiful Buckingham Pennsylvania, down a long tree lined lane. The farm features an impressive main manor house built in 1740, a rustic stone bank barn, a large pool, expansive gardens and lawns for tented wedding parties, a conference center, a spa and more. Contact: Barley Sheaf Farm Estate and Spa @ 215-794-5104. Visit them online: here.
#7 Aldie Mansion, Doylestown
Aldie Mansion was chosen for the number seven spot in our survey because of its unique character and its history. This gorgeous Mercer Mansion built in the style of an English Tudor manor has been the site of grand events since it was built in 1927. The mansion has a gigantic ballroom that is perfect for grand wedding celebrations and the entire facility is exceptionally photogenic with its terraces, fountains and wide garden paths. Aldie is located on a 10 acre estate in Doylestown. Contact: Aldie Mansion @ 215-348-9231. Visit them online: here.
#8 Pearl S. Buck Estate, Perkasie
The Pearl S. Buck House was chosen for the number eight spot in our survey because of the beauty of the historic 1834 farmhouse, the gardens, the grounds and the beautiful flagstone terrace. The estate located in the Northern Bucks County community of Perkasie was the home of the famous writer and humanitarian, Pearl S. Buck. This impressive 68 acre facility can accommodate weddings and large celebrations of up to 250 guests in a variety of settings and locations on the property. Contact: Open Aire Affairs @ 215-860-1859. Visit them online: here.
9. Pennsbury Manor, Morrisville
Pennsbury Manor was chosen for the number nine spot in our survey because of the grandness of the estate and its history. Of all of the facilities in our survey this one has the best pedigree; being the home of William Penn, founder of the state of Pennsylvania. The manor is however the hardest site to book for weddings, as they only book a few events per year. If it were a little easier, it would most likely be higher in our top ten survey. The manor hosts weddings outdoors on the grounds of the estate. Contact: Pennsbury Manor @ 215-946-0400. Visit them online: here.
#10 Washington Crossing Inn
The Washington Crossing Inn was chosen for the number ten spot in our survey because of the history of the location and the beautiful park like setting it enjoys. There were lots of contenders for this final spot in our survey but WCI was chosen because it has the ability to host larger weddings and grand celebration events. The inn is surrounded by huge old trees and expansive lawns that are perfect for tented events. Indoors there are large ballrooms that can accomodate up to 200 people. It is charming venue. Contact: The Washington Crossing Inn @ . Visit them online here.