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DuPortail House

Chesterbrook , PA
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LOCATION

297 Adams Drive
Chesterbrook, PA US 19087 (map)

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610-644-4840

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ABOUT US

Step back in time and relax in this circa 1740 farmhouse, located within the community of Chesterbrook and situated on the fringe of Valley Forge National Historical Park. We invite you... Read more
Step back in time and relax in this circa 1740 farmhouse, located within the community of Chesterbrook and situated on the fringe of Valley Forge National Historical Park. We invite you to stroll through our three acres of landscaped grounds and experience this unique pastoral setting for indoor and outdoor events.

DuPortail (Du-Por-tie') House at Chesterbrook is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and can accommodate small or large parties (to 200) people depending on usage and time of year. The first floor of the stone farmhouse, country gazebo and grounds are available for all your catered occasions. The outdoor patio is tented March - November. Other amenities include air conditioning, free parking and a private upstairs sitting room for the bridal party. DuPortail House is handicapped accessible and less than one mile to the nearest overnight accommodations.

You will delight in the home's 18th century ambiance and your hosts’ gracious Chester County hospitality. The DuPortail House has all the warmth of its heritage; thick stone walls, wide-planked floors, deep window sills, original moldings and fireplaces, curving hallways and an inviting front porch.

Take advantage of this unique facility for your special occassion such as wedding ceremonies, receptions or intimate dinner parties. A perfect location for corporate off-site meetings, the DuPortail offers wireless Wi-Fi throughout its 270 year-old walls along with the special ambience of 'days gone by. Contact us today! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.7/5.0
This was the most dreamy place to hold a wedding reception. It was an amazing evening and just out of the story books. The weather was perfect which just made the venue that much more magical. I would recommend this story book wedding location to ANYONE!
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Kristen
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Duportail is so beautiful, and it was exactly what we wanted for our wedding - historic, homey, and elegant. We chose to have our ceremony in front of the gazebo and we really felt like we were getting married in nature there, which is exactly what we wanted.

The space is a little odd for a wedding: there are two rooms, a solarium, and a tented patio. We had a lot of trouble figuring out how we wanted the evening to flow because we didn't want our guests to have to shuffle from room to room to see various things happening. We worked it out, and we knew it going in, so it's no fault of Duportail. That's just how it is and it's something to keep in mind when planning.

They can fit 120, and they have held events for even more, but this seems to be best if you rent an additional tent and have your event outside. If you want to be inside (as we were, for dinner) our 76 guests were a perfect fit. I don't see how you could fit many more people in those two rooms, but I suppose it's possible.

Kate, the director and event manager, is awesome. She was always responsive, she remembered who we were and what our date was every time we saw her. She knew both me and my fiancé by name and talked to us in detail about our plans, even at Duportail events that had nothing to do with our wedding. It was just so lovely to have that kind of attention from a clearly very busy event manager. She was very flexible in working with us and our plans, tolerated surprises from vendors with grace, and even offered to be the 'bad guy' for us with them, which was above and beyond. When we were setting up decor the day before the wedding, she saw us pondering what to do with our chalkboard seating chart and offered up an easel they had in the back. She communicated with each of our vendors on set up and delivery times. She was so pleasant to work with and made our planning process a lot easier. We can't say enough good things about Kate!
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Marielle
Wedding:
9/13/2009
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The most important thing to release about this venue is that it is a historical landmark run by a board of volunteers. During the year or so between the time we booked DuPortail and the actual wedding day, our go-to person for things like the venue contracts, getting in touch with tent rentals, and for all our other questions changed three times. This was irritating, as we had to constantly update the contact person about the details of our event, but on the bright side, the shift was always to a person with more wedding and event experience, and our final contact, Kate, was the kindest and most flexible of all three contacts.

The house is absolutely gorgeous, but indoor space is limited, so unless your party is going to be less than 120 people, plan to have the event outside in a tent. And, if you'll be using a tent, you should know that the DuPortail House has an exclusive contract with EventQuip for tent rentals, and that they are not the cheapest in the area -- although the tent they put up was absolutely gorgeous, we spent a lot more money in the end than we intended when we first signed the contract (though it didn't help that our guest count rose by 30 people in the fortnight leading up to the event -- but everyone was very flexible in finding ways to accommodate our 150-guest party...hence the increased tent costs).

These inconveniences aside, we had plenty of access to the house in the months leading up to the wedding, whether to show the caterer and florist around or to discuss the best place on the premises to hold the ceremony. Our contact was there on the wedding day to make sure nothing went wrong and there was always a board member in contact with us during times of transition. Overall, it was a very positive experience.
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