From classic restaurants with fabulous decks to off-the-beaten path options, there’s a venue suitable to every bride-to-be’s personality.
Dating back as early as the 16th century, bridal showers have long been a tradition for celebrating a bride-to-be. Typically thrown by the maid of honor or bridesmaids, these pre-nuptial parties are filled with food, drink and friends, plus the time-honored tradition of showering the bride with gifts. Over the years, fun party games and entertainment have cropped up as part of the festivities, whether it’s guessing games about the bride or couple, making a paper dress, or sometimes arts and crafts. Often held in the afternoon or early evening, restaurants are the ideal setting for a bridal shower and can help set the tone for the day. Whether you’re looking for something sleek and sexy or laidback and rustic, there’s no shortage of cool bridal shower venues in the Philadelphia suburbs. Here are 10 bridal shower venues in the Philadelphia suburbs.
One of the Main Line’s coolest restaurants, this American brasserie concept from restaurateur Marty Grims (of White Dog Café fame) boasts a gorgeous outdoor patio strung with lights. The interior is equally cool, with autographed photos of some of America’s biggest cultural stars over the years set among sleek furnishings.
503 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne, PA, (610) 964-2588
With vistas stretching across the scenic Delaware River and boats gently bobbing in their moors, there’s a wistful romance to this club. Its stately clubhouse makes a rich backdrop to any occasion, but especially bridal showers.
300 W. 2nd St., Essington, PA, (610) 521-4705
This Chadds Ford venue oozes Southern charm and is perfect for a rustic-inspired bridal shower. A second floor open-concept space with soaring ceilings and exposed rafters sets a beautiful backdrop for celebrations. The Gables can accommodate intimate parties of 30 to weddings as large as 140.
423 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford, PA, (610) 388-7700
Hidden among the rolling hills of the Glen Mills countryside, this historic inn is a gorgeous escape. Organize a weekend-long celebration complete with wine tasting or an afternoon affair with perfectly paired food and drink.
50 Sweetwater Road, Glen Mills, PA, (610) 459-4711
Newer to the region’s events scene, Maximalist Studios is the brain child of Eddie Ross (who has notably been a content creator for Martha Stewart Living, Betters Homes & Gardens, House Beautiful and much more) and Jaithan Kochar. Their studio is gorgeously curated and easily adapted to suit different aesthetics.
501 W. Washington St., Norristown, PA, (610) 590-5082
You’ll be hard pressed to find a deck as cool as Tavola’s. Located at Springfield Country Club, this sumptuous restaurant offers five indoor dining spaces perfect for showering a bride, or snag the large outdoor fire pit with seating for 10.
400 W. Sproul Road, Springfield, PA, (610) 543-2100
For Italian flair in a beautiful setting, you can’t go wrong with Teca. Choose from six different venues within the restaurant, including the uber cool Wine Cellar. Replete with brick archways and unique overhead lighting, it’s unlike any other experience.
191 S. Newtown Street Road, Newtown Square, PA, (484) 420-4010.
The perfect marriage of rustic romance and glamorous garden, the flagship Terrain in Glen Mills is utterly picturesque year-round. For intimate showers of up to 15 guests, opt for the Mushroom House. For a larger celebration, you can’t go wrong with the Garden Shed or Hot House. Whatever you choose, know it’ll be whimsical, beautiful and oh-so-photogenic.
914 Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills, PA, (610) 459-6030
The picturesque Saturday Club in Wayne is home to one of the country’s first women’s clubs. Inside, its clubhouse is as charming as the exterior, with exposed wooden beams, high ceilings and hardwood floors. A fireplace and chandelier add additional charm to this Main Line venue, making it perfect for a shower.
117 W. Wayne Ave., Wayne, PA, (610) 688-9746
Treat the bride-to-be to a traditional afternoon tea at this tea room. With two rooms to choose from—the Main Room and the Garden Room—it can accommodate 25-50 guests. Expect to spend the afternoon sipping tea and munching on finger sandwiches and scones befitting the queen.
100 Ridge Road, Chadds Ford, PA, (610) 358-2320
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