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Abington Art Center

Jenkintown , PA
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515 Meetinghouse Road
Jenkintown, PA 19046 US (map)

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215-887-4882
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Tucked away in the magnificent grounds of Alverthorpe Manor, Abington Art Center unites an inspiring landscape with works of contemporary art to provide a remarkable venue for your... Read more
Tucked away in the magnificent grounds of Alverthorpe Manor, Abington Art Center unites an inspiring landscape with works of contemporary art to provide a remarkable venue for your special event. Abington Art Center creates unique events that allow you to:
Choose from multiple, unique event spaces Access our beautiful art galleries Use our nationally renowned 27 acre Art Park Select from a variety of cuisine from our exclusive caterers Customize your event to reflect your personal style and vision


For more information please contact us at 267-636-5242 or at privateevents@abingtonartcenter.org

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
1
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
4
Describe your venue:
Mansion, Museum
Describe the style of your venue
Vintage, Classic, Garden
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
180
What event services do you offer?
Catering / Bar, Event Planning, Outside Vendors OK
What catering services do you offer?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Stations
What bar services do you provide?
Outside Alcohol OK
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Valet, Wheelchair Access

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
5
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
What catering services do you provide?
Outside Cake OK
What bar services do you provide?
Outside Alcohol OK
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Kosher, Lactose Free, No Pork, Nut Free, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What types of spaces are available for a rehearsal dinner?
Exclusive Venue Use, Private Room
What kind of menus do you offer for rehearsal dinners?
Private Events

REVIEWS

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Adam
Wedding:
10/29/2016
5.0/5.0
Abington Art Center was the first venue we viewed and we immediately fell in love. Sam was fantastic to work with and helped us with every request. Sam was willing to work with our timeline, helped run rehearsal/the wedding day and any time we needed anything (including things we forgot at the hotel) her and the team found a solution. Our guests loved the Center, the art, and the surrounding nature. We did a lot of our own decorations including the flowers and the Center was more than happy to work with us. We could not have been happier with our selection.
Abington Art Center was the first venue we viewed and we immediately fell in love. Sam was fantastic to work with and Read more...
Abington Art Center was the first venue we viewed and we immediately fell in love. Sam was fantastic to work with and helped us with every request. Sam was willing to work with our timeline, helped run rehearsal/the wedding day and any time we needed anything (including things we forgot at the hotel) her and the team found a solution. Our guests loved the Center, the art, and the surrounding nature. We did a lot of our own decorations including the flowers and the Center was more than happy to work with us. We could not have been happier with our selection. Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
10/1/2016
5.0/5.0
Amazing venue-beautiful landscape- ability to have wonderful wedding despite some rain!! Guests loved the place and beautiful pictures using the windows in the bridal suite, the woodsy areas, the staircase down in the lobby. Amazing areas for open bar and apps. Thank you to Samantha (coordinator) for making the magic happen! Affordable, but lovely place!
Amazing venue-beautiful landscape- ability to have wonderful wedding despite some rain!! Guests loved the place and Read more...
Amazing venue-beautiful landscape- ability to have wonderful wedding despite some rain!! Guests loved the place and beautiful pictures using the windows in the bridal suite, the woodsy areas, the staircase down in the lobby. Amazing areas for open bar and apps. Thank you to Samantha (coordinator) for making the magic happen! Affordable, but lovely place! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
3.0/5.0
The venue itself was beautiful. Unfortunately, it rained on our wedding day, but the pavilion was still beautiful and our guests enjoyed everything.
We were a little disappointed with the service. The event coordinator told us some conflicting information when we toured with her vs. on the actual wedding day (e.g., the location of the bridal and groom suites).... nothing major. I was a little surprised when she did not show up for our walk-through the week before (the caterer was also surprised). It would have been nice if she had shown up as or at least told us she wasn't coming.
At the actual wedding, she became very annoyed when my friends/bridal party wanted to help set up the space. I understand that it is her job, but it was our day and we wanted to be a part of the setup. She also seemed annoyed in general every time I asked her a question. She charged us $100 for a handful of cigarette butts. Honestly, if she told us about it beforehand, we would have picked them up ourselves.
Overall, their staff seemed a bit disorganized. They did not send our security deposit back 15 days after the event as stated. It was mailed over a month later (and after I sent multiple emails). However, they were very apologetic for the delay. I wouldn't hold another event there myself, but it is still a very beautiful location. If you do choose Abington Art Center for your wedding, I would suggest asking many questions for clarification on all details.
The venue itself was beautiful. Unfortunately, it rained on our wedding day, but the pavilion was still beautiful and our Read more...
The venue itself was beautiful. Unfortunately, it rained on our wedding day, but the pavilion was still beautiful and our guests enjoyed everything.
We were a little disappointed with the service. The event coordinator told us some conflicting information when we toured with her vs. on the actual wedding day (e.g., the location of the bridal and groom suites).... nothing major. I was a little surprised when she did not show up for our walk-through the week before (the caterer was also surprised). It would have been nice if she had shown up as or at least told us she wasn't coming.
At the actual wedding, she became very annoyed when my friends/bridal party wanted to help set up the space. I understand that it is her job, but it was our day and we wanted to be a part of the setup. She also seemed annoyed in general every time I asked her a question. She charged us $100 for a handful of cigarette butts. Honestly, if she told us about it beforehand, we would have picked them up ourselves.
Overall, their staff seemed a bit disorganized. They did not send our security deposit back 15 days after the event as stated. It was mailed over a month later (and after I sent multiple emails). However, they were very apologetic for the delay. I wouldn't hold another event there myself, but it is still a very beautiful location. If you do choose Abington Art Center for your wedding, I would suggest asking many questions for clarification on all details. Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
5/6/2016
3.3/5.0
We absolutely loved the building, the location, and the stunning photos we were able to capture despite our wedding day being so rainy. The pavilion worked great for our ceremony and reception area. We rented heaters (for an additional $400) since it was quite chilly. The best part was that the Art Center had recently undergone quite a transformation, having been painted and renovated a bit right before our wedding. It looked really amazing with those additional touches!
Unfortunately, we were not happy with Sam, who we did not originally book with. She tried to nickel and dime us for every little thing. We were fined $100 for having cigarette butts in the flower beds when the smoking locations were both located in areas that were not covered. Were our guests supposed to get soaked in the rain in their formal attire? Additionally, my cousin went around and picked up every cigarette butt that could find in order to help us out, dirtying his hands, and Sam still fined us. It was very unprofessional. She was often not dressed professionally when we had meetings with her, and was very forgetful about important details of our wedding day (that my bridal party would be arriving in the morning to get ready... which she also tried to charge us for). I am in the business, and I was not impressed with her.
Ultimately, we would absolutely book at the Art Center again based solely on how beautiful and unique the Manor House is. The spiral staircase is incredible for those brides that want a great shot as they come down the stairs for their ceremony. There are so many rooms with such character that there are so many opportunities for beautiful photos. Although our ceremony had to be inside due to rain, the view of the Manor from the bottom of the hill alone is worth it to book here, and is what ultimately sold is on the venue. Not to mention the woods on the property filled with beautiful artwork. There are just countless opportunities for some really unique wedding photos!
We absolutely loved the building, the location, and the stunning photos we were able to capture despite our wedding day Read more...
We absolutely loved the building, the location, and the stunning photos we were able to capture despite our wedding day being so rainy. The pavilion worked great for our ceremony and reception area. We rented heaters (for an additional $400) since it was quite chilly. The best part was that the Art Center had recently undergone quite a transformation, having been painted and renovated a bit right before our wedding. It looked really amazing with those additional touches!
Unfortunately, we were not happy with Sam, who we did not originally book with. She tried to nickel and dime us for every little thing. We were fined $100 for having cigarette butts in the flower beds when the smoking locations were both located in areas that were not covered. Were our guests supposed to get soaked in the rain in their formal attire? Additionally, my cousin went around and picked up every cigarette butt that could find in order to help us out, dirtying his hands, and Sam still fined us. It was very unprofessional. She was often not dressed professionally when we had meetings with her, and was very forgetful about important details of our wedding day (that my bridal party would be arriving in the morning to get ready... which she also tried to charge us for). I am in the business, and I was not impressed with her.
Ultimately, we would absolutely book at the Art Center again based solely on how beautiful and unique the Manor House is. The spiral staircase is incredible for those brides that want a great shot as they come down the stairs for their ceremony. There are so many rooms with such character that there are so many opportunities for beautiful photos. Although our ceremony had to be inside due to rain, the view of the Manor from the bottom of the hill alone is worth it to book here, and is what ultimately sold is on the venue. Not to mention the woods on the property filled with beautiful artwork. There are just countless opportunities for some really unique wedding photos! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
I attended a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday night at the Abington Arts Center, I was impressed on how beautiful it was.

The party was setup with a large tent outside, a pavillion, and the inside rooms too - all very stylish and fun.

I thought the way the dining area was decorated was very tasteful. The food was good! There was a special menu setup on a cart, and a bartender to the side serving guests mixed drinks.

I took a picture of one of the signs at the party, this was a really creative way to show everyone where to go. If I was hunting for an event space, I would definitely consider this venue.
I attended a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday night at the Abington Arts Center, I was impressed on how beautiful it was.
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I attended a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday night at the Abington Arts Center, I was impressed on how beautiful it was.

The party was setup with a large tent outside, a pavillion, and the inside rooms too - all very stylish and fun.

I thought the way the dining area was decorated was very tasteful. The food was good! There was a special menu setup on a cart, and a bartender to the side serving guests mixed drinks.

I took a picture of one of the signs at the party, this was a really creative way to show everyone where to go. If I was hunting for an event space, I would definitely consider this venue. Read less
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Abington Art Center responded with the following comments:

Thank You so much for the wonderful review. Samantha's Bat Mitzvah was one for the books!! It was a beautiful event. Thank you again for coming!
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Sean
Wedding:
11/19/2015
5.0/5.0
Extremely helpful, flexible and friendly. Would recommend to anyone and everyone. Guests enjoyed the art, beautiful venue.
Extremely helpful, flexible and friendly. Would recommend to anyone and everyone. Guests enjoyed the art, beautiful venue. Read more...
Extremely helpful, flexible and friendly. Would recommend to anyone and everyone. Guests enjoyed the art, beautiful venue. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
We're still in the planning stages, however Abington Art Center is a lovely venue!! The team has been extremely responsive and helpful with all our questions and concerns.

One drawback so far. The events coordinator I had been working with for months is no longer at AAC and nobody called or emailed to inform me! However, as soon as I had questions or needed help with anything, Samantha (who is the new events person) was instantly helpful, introduced herself, and reassured me that they'll be able to take care of everything on the big day.

I'll update this review once the wedding has happened. :)
We're still in the planning stages, however Abington Art Center is a lovely venue!! The team has been extremely responsive Read more...
We're still in the planning stages, however Abington Art Center is a lovely venue!! The team has been extremely responsive and helpful with all our questions and concerns.

One drawback so far. The events coordinator I had been working with for months is no longer at AAC and nobody called or emailed to inform me! However, as soon as I had questions or needed help with anything, Samantha (who is the new events person) was instantly helpful, introduced herself, and reassured me that they'll be able to take care of everything on the big day.

I'll update this review once the wedding has happened. :) Read less
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Chelsea
Wedding:
10/17/2015
3.5/5.0
The space at Abington Art Center is gorgeous and our wedding came out beautifully. 2/3 of the way through our year of planning, the Event Coordinator at the venue changed and we were not pleased with the outcome. She was frequently rude and very unorganized. She would often follow up with me several times and ask the same questions over and over again. She also did not show up for our rehearsal and really had no idea what was going on the day of the wedding. She was extremely unhelpful but we were still thrilled with the way our wedding turned out! I still recommend the venue, just beware of Sam Mower, the event coordinator.
The space at Abington Art Center is gorgeous and our wedding came out beautifully. 2/3 of the way through our year of Read more...
The space at Abington Art Center is gorgeous and our wedding came out beautifully. 2/3 of the way through our year of planning, the Event Coordinator at the venue changed and we were not pleased with the outcome. She was frequently rude and very unorganized. She would often follow up with me several times and ask the same questions over and over again. She also did not show up for our rehearsal and really had no idea what was going on the day of the wedding. She was extremely unhelpful but we were still thrilled with the way our wedding turned out! I still recommend the venue, just beware of Sam Mower, the event coordinator. Read less
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Abington Art Center responded with the following comments:

Chelsea, We are so pleased that your choice of wedding venue was so right for you. Your comments are very helpful and as a result of your feedback, we have meet with our four exclusive caterers as well as AAC Staff. To make sure that a brides day is just as she plans we have instituted a shared client checklist of wants, wishes and things to avoid. Congratulations and we hope to share many other special events throughout your life.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
absolutely beautiful venue and the staff was flexible and made my dreams come true!
absolutely beautiful venue and the staff was flexible and made my dreams come true!
absolutely beautiful venue and the staff was flexible and made my dreams come true! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
5/16/2015
5.0/5.0
We had our rehearsal dinner and wedding at Abginton Art Center and it was absolutely perfect. The location is beautiful and provides a lot of variety if you're interested in an outdoor wedding with a good rain back up plan. Our guests raved about the space. Kimesha was our wedding coordinator and was very responsive and accommodating. She allowed us to drop off our wedding items a few days before the wedding which made set up so much easier. Kimesha was also helpful in setting up our laid-back rehearsal dinner the night before. We wanted something low key without having to deal with a restaurant. This was perfect and site fee was very affordable to allow us flexibility. The space has a bridal suite and groomsmen lounge. We were able to get our hair/makeup done in the bridal suite which negated the need for a limo. Just perfect. We had a blast

A slight hiccup with some billing issues and I think that may be related to a change in wedding coordinators mid-way through the process. However, Kimesha was eager to get the issue resolved and it turned out to be fine. Overall, I definitely recommend Abington Art Center to couples how want a unique space and are interested in an outdoor ceremony that has some structure to it.
We had our rehearsal dinner and wedding at Abginton Art Center and it was absolutely perfect. The location is beautiful Read more...
We had our rehearsal dinner and wedding at Abginton Art Center and it was absolutely perfect. The location is beautiful and provides a lot of variety if you're interested in an outdoor wedding with a good rain back up plan. Our guests raved about the space. Kimesha was our wedding coordinator and was very responsive and accommodating. She allowed us to drop off our wedding items a few days before the wedding which made set up so much easier. Kimesha was also helpful in setting up our laid-back rehearsal dinner the night before. We wanted something low key without having to deal with a restaurant. This was perfect and site fee was very affordable to allow us flexibility. The space has a bridal suite and groomsmen lounge. We were able to get our hair/makeup done in the bridal suite which negated the need for a limo. Just perfect. We had a blast

A slight hiccup with some billing issues and I think that may be related to a change in wedding coordinators mid-way through the process. However, Kimesha was eager to get the issue resolved and it turned out to be fine. Overall, I definitely recommend Abington Art Center to couples how want a unique space and are interested in an outdoor ceremony that has some structure to it. Read less
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