Bride and groom outside of Phoenixville Foundry during sunset

Phoenixville Foundry Wedding Guide

Info and Guide For This Chester County Wedding Venue

Bride and groom's first dance on the Phoenixville Foundry wedding dance floor
Situated on a bend in French Creek, the Phoenixville Foundry feels a world away from bustling downtown Phoenixville. Equal parts elegance and historic ambiance, the Phoenixville Foundry is unlike any other wedding venue in greater Philadelphia. Couples looking for the perfect marriage of industrial chic, modern grace, and romance need look no further.

The Unique Factor To Phoenixville Foundry Weddings

Hands down one of the coolest wedding venues in the Philadelphia suburbs, the Phoenixville Foundry gives you a completely unique feel for your wedding day. 

Originally built as the Phoenix Iron & Steel Company’s foundry in 1882, the architecturally stunning space harkens back to Chester County’s early industrial steel roots. Since, it’s been fully renovated with careful thought to historic preservation, paying homage to its past.

Thanks to numerous industrial era details, ballrooms and outdoor spaces, nuptials at the Phoenixville Foundry will have guests in awe from the moment they arrive. Plus, out of town guests can enjoy all of the amenities—like great cuisine and cool distilleries—Bridge Street has to offer. 

The venue also has an on-site bridal suite and event planning experts, plus it’s wheelchair accessible. Building a fieldstone house just outside of Philadelphia, the property has undergone a number of changes since, including its expansion. 

Today, Appleford sits on 24 beautiful acres, serving as an arboretum and bird sanctuary, as well as a wedding venue. In keeping true to history, Appleford celebrates its most recent owners, who collected antique furnishings, with which the house is still decorated, making for a charming addition to any celebration.From those plush rooms, guests can view the expansive and meticulously maintained grounds designed by Philadelphia landscape architect, Thomas Sears (locally, he was also behind the design of Delaware’s Mount Cuba). 

A formal garden marked by boxwood hedges is both beautiful for wedding photos and a lot of fun to incorporate in to wedding photos! Elsewhere, formal gardens, brick walkways, a pond, waterfall and stream, plus the colorful rhododendrons, give visitors a different glimpse at every turn, making them feel as though they’ve discovered a secret garden.

A Picture-Perfect Setting for All Your Dreams

Steel columns, evenly spaced and soaring toward the sky, arch around a covered pergola. Behind, lush green foliage adds texture and color. Bedecked with flowers or draped with fabric, this spacious brick patio serves as the backdrop for your wedding vows.

Afterwards, just steps away, guests adjoin indoors for cocktail hour and a reception, where sleek and modern light fixtures, uplighting and industrial features wow. While guests sip signature cocktails, there are many places perfect for a wedding photo shoot, from the pergola in the Sculpture Garden to the Phoenix Column Truss Bridge. It’s almost as though you’ve changed venues, but without the hassle.

Phoenixville Foundry Wedding Event Spaces

The Phoenixville Foundry boasts a sprawling 18,000 square feet to accommodate events of varying sizes.

Outdoor ceremony at the sculpture garden of Phoenixville Foundry

The Versatile Sculpture Garden

A gorgeous brick patio with a pergola and soaring iron columns can seat up to 400 guests for an outdoor ceremony. Let the industrial features shine, or soften them with flowers, bunting or draped fabric to make the space truly your own. Later in the evening, the space can be used again for guests to cozy up around one of several large fire pits. At the end of the night, host a sparkler sendoff here that’s sure to wow.

Groom dancing as the bride laughs on the Phoenixville Foundry dance floor

Intimate Affairs in the West Wing Ballroom

Soaring ceilings, dark wood details, light gauzy curtains and long overhead chandelier lighting give this space a decidedly cool vibe. Steel truss work is visible throughout the intimate 3,000 square foot West Wing Ballroom, which has a private entrance and can accommodate up to 275 seated guests.

Historic Opulence in the Cupola Ballroom

A breathtaking 8,100 square feet that seamlessly melds industrial elements with modern elegance awaits guests in this vast ballroom. Upon entering, guests will marvel at the twin staircases leading to the mezzanine, a perfect spot for photos and cocktail hour. Featuring two original Cupola Furnaces—for which the space is named—there’s no shortage of industrial chic charm here. Sixty-foot ceilings only add to the ambiance. Thanks to its vast size, this ballroom can comfortably accommodate 160 seated guests, plus a spacious dance floor. 

Groom giving the bride a piggy back ride across the Phoenixville Foundry bridge

Other Features

There are so many beautiful spots for your wedding photos at the Phoenixville Foundry. 

We love the Phoenix Column Truss Bridge and the outdoor Sculpture Garden. The Phoenix Column Truss Bridge has become an iconic spot for portraits. It’s also a dramatic locale for a first look—imagine your partner walking across an historic bridge to find you waiting on the other side. 

Or take fun group portraits there. Before guests arrive, use the two Cupola Furnaces as a jaw-dropping backdrop for industrial chic photos. The Phoenixville Foundry building itself—a gorgeous work of stone and glass—is also eye catching. If you’d like to see more work by us, Fuller Photography, check out our Portfolio

Everything You Need To Know

Wedding Guest Count

Thanks to multiple spaces, weddings can range from intimate affairs to large gatherings, accommodating upwards of 500 guests. The West Wing Ballroom can seat 275 guests, or combine it with the Cupola Ballroom to seat 400 guests. On its own, the 8,100 square foot Cupola Ballroom—complete with access to the striking mezzanine—can seat 160 guests. If you opt to host an outdoor ceremony in the Sculpture Garden, the space can accommodate 400 guests.

Parking

On-site parking is available, though larger celebrations may require additional off-site parking. Valet service is available. 

Phoenixville Foundry Wedding Pricing

Packages for 150 or more guests start at $155 per person and include butlered hors d’oeuvres, cocktail hour stations, a choice of a first course, main entrée selections, wedding cake, plus a late-night snack.

J. Scott Catering is the exclusive caterer for the Phoenixville Foundry, providing award-winning cuisine and thoughtfully crafted menus. Alcohol is not included and wedding rentals are available through the venue. Prices vary based on event size and season. 

2 N Main St., Phoenixville, PA 610-917-8400

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