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Columbia Station

Phoenixville , PA
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Phoenixville, PA 19460 US (map)

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610-933-6336

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RECENTLY RENOVATED!!! -- Check out our before and after pics!



Vintage Chic. Historic. Elegant. Unique...all you've ever dreamed of in a venue!


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RECENTLY RENOVATED!!! -- Check out our before and after pics!



Vintage Chic. Historic. Elegant. Unique...all you've ever dreamed of in a venue!



Built in 1858, The Columbia Station serviced the Reading Railroad as a passenger train line until 1972. In 1982, the Station was purchased and renovated into a catering facility. Robert Ryan Catering & Design took possession of The Columbia Station in 1998. A complete interior and exterior renovation was completed in late 2010, and several more interior renovations just finished up in late November of this year (2013)!

Today, The Columbia Station offers beautifully manicured grounds, a garden ceremony site, fully restored antique caboose for the bridal party, a grandiose bar, Club Room for Cocktails and Hors D'oeuvres, a Grand Ballroom with two story ceilings, three crystal chandeliers, and floor-length custom golden tinted drapes.

The exterior of The Columbia Station is brightened by a full perennial garden, large window boxes with seasonal plantings, mature trees, custom awnings and a sandstone facade.

The Columbia Station offers an amazing venue, creative culinary crew, professional staff and over 70 customizable menus. When those elements are paired with our clients' personalized visions, an unforgettable wedding is born! From our family to yours, we invite you to embark on a delectable journey at The Columbia Station. All aboard! Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
100
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
Describe your venue:
Historic
Describe the style of your venue
Glamorous, Vintage, Classic
What kind of settings are available?
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?
220
What event services do you offer?
Cake, Catering / Bar, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Outside Vendors OK
What catering services do you offer?
Outside Cake OK
What event items are available?
Chairs
What food and beverage items are available?
Linens

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
25
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
What catering services do you provide?
Outside Cake OK
What types of cuisine do you cater?
African, American, Asian, British, Cajun, Caribbean, Chinese, Ethiopian, French, German, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin American, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Russian, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese
What types of spaces are available for a rehearsal dinner?
Private Room

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Anonymous
Wedding:
[Private]
5.0/5.0
My fiancé and I could not be happier with how easy it is to work with Columbia Station! Everyone is so helping and accommodating. We cannot say enough positive things! We have not had any issues and they are very willing to make this day as special as ever.
My fiancé and I could not be happier with how easy it is to work with Columbia Station! Everyone is so helping and Read more...
My fiancé and I could not be happier with how easy it is to work with Columbia Station! Everyone is so helping and accommodating. We cannot say enough positive things! We have not had any issues and they are very willing to make this day as special as ever. Read less
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Rachael
Wedding:
10/10/2015
5.0/5.0
I started my search immediately after I got engaged and Columbia station was perfect! We dealt with Betsy & she was so flexible and made our process very smooth and easy, and the best part was when we met our menu options all went down in price which made me way happier! Can't wait for our wedding
I started my search immediately after I got engaged and Columbia station was perfect! We dealt with Betsy & she was so Read more...
I started my search immediately after I got engaged and Columbia station was perfect! We dealt with Betsy & she was so flexible and made our process very smooth and easy, and the best part was when we met our menu options all went down in price which made me way happier! Can't wait for our wedding Read less
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Prianka
Wedding:
6/21/2015
5.0/5.0
Hello to the Columbia Station staff,
you have made our wedding a successful/most fun night we've ever had. Everything was executed smoothly with the timing being pushed behind an hour. It was amazing and we wanted to thank each and everyone of you for your help on our big day.

Michelle, you were a trooper and are the cutest wedding coordinator I've ever met! We had a blast planning with you :)

Betsy, you have made the planning process a very easy one and have worked so well with us! We are so thrilled from our wedding weekend, we cannot wait to recommend every couple that comes our way to the Columbia Station!!
Hello to the Columbia Station staff,
you have made our wedding a successful/most fun night we've ever had. Everything Read more...
Hello to the Columbia Station staff,
you have made our wedding a successful/most fun night we've ever had. Everything was executed smoothly with the timing being pushed behind an hour. It was amazing and we wanted to thank each and everyone of you for your help on our big day.

Michelle, you were a trooper and are the cutest wedding coordinator I've ever met! We had a blast planning with you :)

Betsy, you have made the planning process a very easy one and have worked so well with us! We are so thrilled from our wedding weekend, we cannot wait to recommend every couple that comes our way to the Columbia Station!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
First of all, the venue itself is stunning and the fact that it was a train station at one time gives it character. The outside is beautifully manicured and the caboose that the bridal party can spend time in prior to the reception is a unique feature.
Second, and most importantly, the entire staff is extraordinary- from Robert Ryan and Betsy to the wait staff. Everyone went above and beyond to make sure our reception was perfect. In the planning stages, they promptly responded to e-mails and were very flexible in scheduling the tasting and meetings. Robert Ryan was wonderful to work with when planning the menu. It is obvious that he is very passionate about his work. He even made my husband a special appetizer that wasn’t listed under the choices. Betsy, our event manager, couldn’t have been more helpful and accommodating on all issues beyond the food. She was very knowledgeable and answered every question I had leaving me feeling confident and excited for the big day. The day of, our timeline was adhered to perfectly. Introductions, special dances, speeches and dinner ran seamlessly which left time for celebrating and dancing. Guests were never left waiting around. The wonderful wait staff served the food in a timely manner and the quality was exceptional!
The overall experience the venue provided exceeded our expectations. We honestly couldn’t thank Robert Ryan and his staff enough!
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
First of all, the venue itself is stunning and the fact that it was a train station at one time Read more...
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
First of all, the venue itself is stunning and the fact that it was a train station at one time gives it character. The outside is beautifully manicured and the caboose that the bridal party can spend time in prior to the reception is a unique feature.
Second, and most importantly, the entire staff is extraordinary- from Robert Ryan and Betsy to the wait staff. Everyone went above and beyond to make sure our reception was perfect. In the planning stages, they promptly responded to e-mails and were very flexible in scheduling the tasting and meetings. Robert Ryan was wonderful to work with when planning the menu. It is obvious that he is very passionate about his work. He even made my husband a special appetizer that wasn’t listed under the choices. Betsy, our event manager, couldn’t have been more helpful and accommodating on all issues beyond the food. She was very knowledgeable and answered every question I had leaving me feeling confident and excited for the big day. The day of, our timeline was adhered to perfectly. Introductions, special dances, speeches and dinner ran seamlessly which left time for celebrating and dancing. Guests were never left waiting around. The wonderful wait staff served the food in a timely manner and the quality was exceptional!
The overall experience the venue provided exceeded our expectations. We honestly couldn’t thank Robert Ryan and his staff enough! Read less
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Lucy
Wedding:
6/7/2015
5.0/5.0
My now husband and I bought a house in Phoenixville years ago and we frequently drove by Columbia Station while running errands. We talked hypothetically about how neat it would be to get married at such a unique venue when that time comes. When we got engaged, Columbia Station was on our very short list of venues. Columbia Station and Robert Ryan Catering have a stellar reputation for weddings and they were amazing to us for the 15+ months of wedding planning and the day of.

I corresponded with Betsy, our event manager, for 14 months via e-mail. I send her countless e-mails filled with questions and concerns that she always answered promptly. My husband and I met with Betsy a few times during the wedding planning to make decisions about details (menu, linens, logistics). Approximately three weeks before the day, we met Lisa, our day of coordinator who was responsible for making sure everything runs smoothly the day of. She is an absolute sweetheart and handled the rehearsa
My now husband and I bought a house in Phoenixville years ago and we frequently drove by Columbia Station while running Read more...
My now husband and I bought a house in Phoenixville years ago and we frequently drove by Columbia Station while running errands. We talked hypothetically about how neat it would be to get married at such a unique venue when that time comes. When we got engaged, Columbia Station was on our very short list of venues. Columbia Station and Robert Ryan Catering have a stellar reputation for weddings and they were amazing to us for the 15+ months of wedding planning and the day of.

I corresponded with Betsy, our event manager, for 14 months via e-mail. I send her countless e-mails filled with questions and concerns that she always answered promptly. My husband and I met with Betsy a few times during the wedding planning to make decisions about details (menu, linens, logistics). Approximately three weeks before the day, we met Lisa, our day of coordinator who was responsible for making sure everything runs smoothly the day of. She is an absolute sweetheart and handled the rehearsa Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I look back on my wedding day and am amazed at how perfect everything was. We had an outside ceremony along the grass at the Columbia Station before the reception inside. We got innumerable compliments about the venue- how pretty it was, how great the food was, how great the staff were. Betsy helped to organize things beforehand and Lisa was there the day of to keep everything running smoothly. We also met with Robert Ryan to decide on the menu and he was very helpful and accommodating. The best part for me was how easy they made it. Other than your spouse, the venue is the most important part of your wedding. I have heard so many wedding stories about the food being served late, the food being sub-par, the acoustics being bad....every single thing was perfect for us. I would highly recommend Robert Ryan Catering and the Columbia Station.
I look back on my wedding day and am amazed at how perfect everything was. We had an outside ceremony along the grass at Read more...
I look back on my wedding day and am amazed at how perfect everything was. We had an outside ceremony along the grass at the Columbia Station before the reception inside. We got innumerable compliments about the venue- how pretty it was, how great the food was, how great the staff were. Betsy helped to organize things beforehand and Lisa was there the day of to keep everything running smoothly. We also met with Robert Ryan to decide on the menu and he was very helpful and accommodating. The best part for me was how easy they made it. Other than your spouse, the venue is the most important part of your wedding. I have heard so many wedding stories about the food being served late, the food being sub-par, the acoustics being bad....every single thing was perfect for us. I would highly recommend Robert Ryan Catering and the Columbia Station. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Columbia Station was incredibly accommodating and helpful. If we ever need another venue, we would surely go back.
Columbia Station was incredibly accommodating and helpful. If we ever need another venue, we would surely go back.
Columbia Station was incredibly accommodating and helpful. If we ever need another venue, we would surely go back. Read less
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NIcole
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I got married at the Columbia Station 6.21.2014. It was AWESOME!!! From the moment I arrived with my girls to the venue it was fabulous. The staff took care of us before the ceremony offering us refreshments. There was a staff member, CONNOR, who was our "bridal wait staff" and he is a great example of just how awesome this place is. Connor went out of his way to make sure we were comfortable. After the ceremony my new husband and I took pictures outside the venue and Connor was right behind us making sure we had drinks and anything else we needed. My guests LOVED the food and complimented the venue and staff all night.
My husband and I got married at the Columbia Station 6.21.2014. It was AWESOME!!! From the moment I arrived with my girls Read more...
My husband and I got married at the Columbia Station 6.21.2014. It was AWESOME!!! From the moment I arrived with my girls to the venue it was fabulous. The staff took care of us before the ceremony offering us refreshments. There was a staff member, CONNOR, who was our "bridal wait staff" and he is a great example of just how awesome this place is. Connor went out of his way to make sure we were comfortable. After the ceremony my new husband and I took pictures outside the venue and Connor was right behind us making sure we had drinks and anything else we needed. My guests LOVED the food and complimented the venue and staff all night. Read less
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Cheri
Wedding:
3/29/2014
5.0/5.0
My daughter was married this past weekend on March 29 and we could not have been happier with everyone at Columbia Station! From the beautiful venue to the food from Robert Ryan Catering and the excellent service and attentiveness of the staff (particularly Connor- you rock!!) not enough praise can be given to this group of people who came together (in the most torrential downpour I might add!) to make my daughter's wedding absolutely spectacular! What a fantastic group of individuals who truly strive to create a memorable experience. I would also like to add that the club room was as beautiful as the ballroom! It was a wonderful place for folks to mingle and chat. We had a few babies in the group and I know the parents appreciated a place to relax for a bit away from the dance party! I could go on but suffice it to say that I would highly recommend this venue to any engaged couple seeking a uniquely wonderful venue for their special day!
My daughter was married this past weekend on March 29 and we could not have been happier with everyone at Columbia Read more...
My daughter was married this past weekend on March 29 and we could not have been happier with everyone at Columbia Station! From the beautiful venue to the food from Robert Ryan Catering and the excellent service and attentiveness of the staff (particularly Connor- you rock!!) not enough praise can be given to this group of people who came together (in the most torrential downpour I might add!) to make my daughter's wedding absolutely spectacular! What a fantastic group of individuals who truly strive to create a memorable experience. I would also like to add that the club room was as beautiful as the ballroom! It was a wonderful place for folks to mingle and chat. We had a few babies in the group and I know the parents appreciated a place to relax for a bit away from the dance party! I could go on but suffice it to say that I would highly recommend this venue to any engaged couple seeking a uniquely wonderful venue for their special day! Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
3/21/2014
5.0/5.0
The Columbia Station was amazing! The staff was so friendly and professional and we had such a great experience. I am so glad that we chose to go with the Columbia Station. From day one they were great. Weeks after the wedding and people are still talking about how great the food and the staff were. Thank you Columbia station for a great wedding!
The Columbia Station was amazing! The staff was so friendly and professional and we had such a great experience. I am so Read more...
The Columbia Station was amazing! The staff was so friendly and professional and we had such a great experience. I am so glad that we chose to go with the Columbia Station. From day one they were great. Weeks after the wedding and people are still talking about how great the food and the staff were. Thank you Columbia station for a great wedding! Read less
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