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Fonthill Castle Estate

Doylestown , PA

LOCATION

525 East Court Street
Doylestown, PA US 18901 (map)

PHONE

215-674-1047

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Your guests will approach Fonthill Castle down a long tree-lined drive. Acres of pristine parkland provide numerous breathtaking outdoor ceremony sites. A quaint springhouse and... Read more
Your guests will approach Fonthill Castle down a long tree-lined drive. Acres of pristine parkland provide numerous breathtaking outdoor ceremony sites. A quaint springhouse and botanical specimens dot the picturesque Fonthill grounds. The al fresco second floor Terrace serves as your cocktail area - we set up a bar here so your guests may view the bucolic grounds while sipping a cocktail. After cocktails, the terrace stairway winds your guests down to the Garden Ballroom Tent for dining and dancing under chandeliers.

Adjacent to the al fresco terrace is the pavilion. Mercer decorated the walls and vaulted ceiling with a lavish display of colorful Moravian ceramic tiles that celebrate nature, the labors of the seasons and the quarters of the compass. These unique architectural tiles are still hand-fired on the property, and are available for purchase as favors for your guests.

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INFO FOR CATERING

What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres - Displayed, Hors d'oeuvres - Passed, Plated, Stations
What bar services do you provide?
Open Bar
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American (New), American (Traditional)
Do you accommodate dietary needs?
Gluten Free, Lactose Free, No Pork, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What is your maximum catering capacity?
200

INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1912
When was your venue last renovated?
2005
Describe your venue:
Farm / Barn, Historic Site, Museum
Describe the style of your venue
Eclectic, Rustic, Vintage
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
200
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
600
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
130
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Event Rentals
Offered in-house
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
No

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
When searching for a wedding venue we were looking for something unique yet within our budget. After finding the Fonthill Castle it quickly moved up to the top of our list and I'm glad it did. The grounds of the Castle looked great, Jack and Cathy of Memorable Affairs were incredibly responsive and professional, even to our occasional constructive criticisms and they did their best to accommodate our requests. The tent for the reception is very flexible and large enough while still having an intimate feeling. The inside is lined with some chandeliers hanging giving it a formal feel. The food was terrific and even though the bar was BYOB none of our guests would have ever known as we had great bartenders and a signature cocktail on top of everything else.

The Fonthill Castle provides a charm and feel that is distinctive of the typical rustic, country club or formal ballroom weddings that have become an annual spring event for many of us in our late twenties. And while there are certainly venues that are much more and much less expensive, for us the Fonthill Castle was 'just right' and we couldn't be happier.

*Disclaimer* It seems that most everyone thinks their wedding was 'perfect' and 5 out of 5 stars. I've done my best to include some specific details and to be constructive. If you're looking for something different and willing to accept the Fonthill Castle for what it is I don't think you'll be disappointed.
When searching for a wedding venue we were looking for something unique yet within our budget. After finding the Fonthill Read more...
When searching for a wedding venue we were looking for something unique yet within our budget. After finding the Fonthill Castle it quickly moved up to the top of our list and I'm glad it did. The grounds of the Castle looked great, Jack and Cathy of Memorable Affairs were incredibly responsive and professional, even to our occasional constructive criticisms and they did their best to accommodate our requests. The tent for the reception is very flexible and large enough while still having an intimate feeling. The inside is lined with some chandeliers hanging giving it a formal feel. The food was terrific and even though the bar was BYOB none of our guests would have ever known as we had great bartenders and a signature cocktail on top of everything else.

The Fonthill Castle provides a charm and feel that is distinctive of the typical rustic, country club or formal ballroom weddings that have become an annual spring event for many of us in our late twenties. And while there are certainly venues that are much more and much less expensive, for us the Fonthill Castle was 'just right' and we couldn't be happier.

*Disclaimer* It seems that most everyone thinks their wedding was 'perfect' and 5 out of 5 stars. I've done my best to include some specific details and to be constructive. If you're looking for something different and willing to accept the Fonthill Castle for what it is I don't think you'll be disappointed. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Our wedding day was everything I wanted and then some! I continue to receive feedback about how nice the wedding was, how great the food tasted, how much fun people had. Exactly the kind of feedback you wish and hope for when in the planning phases. Jack & Cathy were so accommodating, attentive and quick to respond whenever I had a question or concern. I am so glad we chose Fonthill & Memorable Affairs specifically to host our wedding. I can't say enough about how great it was. Mary, whom works for Jack & Cathy will never be forgotten by myself, my husband or our family. She catered to us from the moment we arrived at 2:30 in the afternoon, until we left around 11 at night. Bringing me water, food, champagne, whatever I needed, Mary was on it!! I also must compliment Cathy and her staff on their organization the weeks leading up to the wedding as well as the day of. It was an awesome day, thank you Memorable Affairs so much!!

Jenn & Sean
Our wedding day was everything I wanted and then some! I continue to receive feedback about how nice the wedding was, how Read more...
Our wedding day was everything I wanted and then some! I continue to receive feedback about how nice the wedding was, how great the food tasted, how much fun people had. Exactly the kind of feedback you wish and hope for when in the planning phases. Jack & Cathy were so accommodating, attentive and quick to respond whenever I had a question or concern. I am so glad we chose Fonthill & Memorable Affairs specifically to host our wedding. I can't say enough about how great it was. Mary, whom works for Jack & Cathy will never be forgotten by myself, my husband or our family. She catered to us from the moment we arrived at 2:30 in the afternoon, until we left around 11 at night. Bringing me water, food, champagne, whatever I needed, Mary was on it!! I also must compliment Cathy and her staff on their organization the weeks leading up to the wedding as well as the day of. It was an awesome day, thank you Memorable Affairs so much!!

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Casey
Wedding:
9/29/2012
5.0/5.0
We loved hosting our wedding at Fonthill Castle. Our guests really enjoyed taking the museum tour during our cocktail hour and couldn't stop talking about how unique the venue was. We were thrilled to get married at such a historical and cultural landmark…it will be a great story to tell our children one day!
We loved hosting our wedding at Fonthill Castle. Our guests really enjoyed taking the museum tour during our cocktail hour Read more...
We loved hosting our wedding at Fonthill Castle. Our guests really enjoyed taking the museum tour during our cocktail hour and couldn't stop talking about how unique the venue was. We were thrilled to get married at such a historical and cultural landmark…it will be a great story to tell our children one day! Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
7/13/2012
5.0/5.0
Fran and Cathy made the wedding prep easy. They are so friendly and truly care to make it the best day ever. And it was. The serving staff worked their butts off. No one wanted for anything. Thr entire Memorable Affairs experience was amazing.
Fran and Cathy made the wedding prep easy. They are so friendly and truly care to make it the best day ever. And it was. Read more...
Fran and Cathy made the wedding prep easy. They are so friendly and truly care to make it the best day ever. And it was. The serving staff worked their butts off. No one wanted for anything. Thr entire Memorable Affairs experience was amazing. Read less
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Shannon
Wedding:
6/24/2012
5.0/5.0
We had a fantastic day!! The staff was very helpful, and attended to us the whole night. All of our guests enjoyed the venue, and are still talking about it!!!! Awesome place for a wedding!!!!
We had a fantastic day!! The staff was very helpful, and attended to us the whole night. All of our guests enjoyed the Read more...
We had a fantastic day!! The staff was very helpful, and attended to us the whole night. All of our guests enjoyed the venue, and are still talking about it!!!! Awesome place for a wedding!!!! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Jessica
Wedding:
6/17/2012
5.0/5.0
This was the only venue we looked at. As soon as we got one glimpse of the grounds and Castle I was sold! Our wedding day was simply stunning! We loved every minute of our day! Our guests had a great time. Everyone thought it was beautiful! Memorable Affairs is their exclusive caterer, who were amazing. Fran with memorable affairs took care of everything for our day and made sure we stayed on schedule! She was fantastic and we can't say enough about how much we appreciated her.
This was the only venue we looked at. As soon as we got one glimpse of the grounds and Castle I was sold! Our wedding day Read more...
This was the only venue we looked at. As soon as we got one glimpse of the grounds and Castle I was sold! Our wedding day was simply stunning! We loved every minute of our day! Our guests had a great time. Everyone thought it was beautiful! Memorable Affairs is their exclusive caterer, who were amazing. Fran with memorable affairs took care of everything for our day and made sure we stayed on schedule! She was fantastic and we can't say enough about how much we appreciated her. Read less
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Lara
Wedding:
10/28/2011
5.0/5.0
Everyone is still talking about the wedding! The food was exceptional; it was fresh and there was so much of it. Fran was awesome and very professional which made my part as a bride very easy. You guys made the process very easy, very affordable, and stress free! Honestly thank you for making our day incredible!!
Everyone is still talking about the wedding! The food was exceptional; it was fresh and there was so much of it. Fran was Read more...
Everyone is still talking about the wedding! The food was exceptional; it was fresh and there was so much of it. Fran was awesome and very professional which made my part as a bride very easy. You guys made the process very easy, very affordable, and stress free! Honestly thank you for making our day incredible!! Read less
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crz62
Wedding:
10/14/2011
5.0/5.0
This was my son's wedding. The staff went above and beyond, the food was wonderful and the grounds beautiful. Cathy was great to work with, very knowledgeable and helpful. Fran made sure everything went smoothly. Couldn't have asked for more.
This was my son's wedding. The staff went above and beyond, the food was wonderful and the grounds beautiful. Cathy was Read more...
This was my son's wedding. The staff went above and beyond, the food was wonderful and the grounds beautiful. Cathy was great to work with, very knowledgeable and helpful. Fran made sure everything went smoothly. Couldn't have asked for more. Read less
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Jaime
Wedding:
10/2/2011
5.0/5.0
My husband and I got engaged in September 2010. We had originally planned to get married in October 2012, but started researching venues anyway. We were looking for someplace where we could have an outdoor ceremony and reception, which wasn't easy to find. After a few months of internet searches, we found Memorable Affairs and Fonthill Castle Estate. We went to an open house in February 2011, and knew right away that this was our ideal venue. Pat from Memorable Affairs was hosting the event and totally won us over (which wasn't hard!). It was exactly what we wanted and we booked it immediately for August 2011.

I spoke with Cathy most frequently - she was incredibly wonderful and helpful. I didn't experience any of the drama that most of my friends have experienced while planning their weddings. Unfortunately, the weekend we picked was the same weekend Hurricane Irene decided to hit the New Jersey/Pennsylvania area and we were forced to reschedule for October. This is where Memorable Affairs really stepped up to help us. As the new RSVPs trickled in slowly, Cathy remained helpful, flexible, and positive the whole time - which was especially awesome considering some people didn't respond until two days before our new date. She was completely awesome and understanding the whole time.

When our wedding day finally arrived, everything was so perfect and amazing. Fran kept everything running beautifully and smoothly the whole night. My husband and I were free to enjoy our night completely stress-free. The food was DELICIOUS - which is a big deal since we're both incredibly picky eaters. I usually find chicken and cake to be too dry, and the vegetarian meals too salty. Not so with Memorable Affairs. Everything was fresh, moist, and expertly seasoned. We chose the chocolate chip pound cake for our wedding cake - it was amazing. We ate left overs for a week!

I recommend this place to EVERYONE.
My husband and I got engaged in September 2010. We had originally planned to get married in October 2012, but started Read more...
My husband and I got engaged in September 2010. We had originally planned to get married in October 2012, but started researching venues anyway. We were looking for someplace where we could have an outdoor ceremony and reception, which wasn't easy to find. After a few months of internet searches, we found Memorable Affairs and Fonthill Castle Estate. We went to an open house in February 2011, and knew right away that this was our ideal venue. Pat from Memorable Affairs was hosting the event and totally won us over (which wasn't hard!). It was exactly what we wanted and we booked it immediately for August 2011.

I spoke with Cathy most frequently - she was incredibly wonderful and helpful. I didn't experience any of the drama that most of my friends have experienced while planning their weddings. Unfortunately, the weekend we picked was the same weekend Hurricane Irene decided to hit the New Jersey/Pennsylvania area and we were forced to reschedule for October. This is where Memorable Affairs really stepped up to help us. As the new RSVPs trickled in slowly, Cathy remained helpful, flexible, and positive the whole time - which was especially awesome considering some people didn't respond until two days before our new date. She was completely awesome and understanding the whole time.

When our wedding day finally arrived, everything was so perfect and amazing. Fran kept everything running beautifully and smoothly the whole night. My husband and I were free to enjoy our night completely stress-free. The food was DELICIOUS - which is a big deal since we're both incredibly picky eaters. I usually find chicken and cake to be too dry, and the vegetarian meals too salty. Not so with Memorable Affairs. Everything was fresh, moist, and expertly seasoned. We chose the chocolate chip pound cake for our wedding cake - it was amazing. We ate left overs for a week!

I recommend this place to EVERYONE. Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
9/4/2010
5.0/5.0
This is a WAY overdue review, but felt I should still submit one. Jack and Cathy were an absolute pleasure to work with. They made every step of the process as easy as possible, and they work with wonderful vendors (DJs, officiants, photographers, florists, etc.). My husband and I (and our families) could not have asked for a more perfect day. Three years later and we STILL hear from our friends and family how wonderful the wedding was, and how it was the best wedding they've ever attended. After attending multiple weddings since our own, I have to agree :) Beautiful grounds, delicious food, first class service. I could not have pictured our wedding anywhere else but Fonthill. I wish we could do it again!
This is a WAY overdue review, but felt I should still submit one. Jack and Cathy were an absolute pleasure to work with. Read more...
This is a WAY overdue review, but felt I should still submit one. Jack and Cathy were an absolute pleasure to work with. They made every step of the process as easy as possible, and they work with wonderful vendors (DJs, officiants, photographers, florists, etc.). My husband and I (and our families) could not have asked for a more perfect day. Three years later and we STILL hear from our friends and family how wonderful the wedding was, and how it was the best wedding they've ever attended. After attending multiple weddings since our own, I have to agree :) Beautiful grounds, delicious food, first class service. I could not have pictured our wedding anywhere else but Fonthill. I wish we could do it again! Read less
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Briana
Wedding:
7/10/2010
5.0/5.0
Very happy with our choice.
Very happy with our choice.
Very happy with our choice. Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
10/16/2009
5.0/5.0
Having tarps or some kind of mat outside leading to the bathroom trailer would be helpful, especially when it rains and it gets muddy. Also, perhaps some lighting would be helpful so guests (especially older ones) can find their way to the bathroom without falling or tripping.
Having tarps or some kind of mat outside leading to the bathroom trailer would be helpful, especially when it rains and it Read more...
Having tarps or some kind of mat outside leading to the bathroom trailer would be helpful, especially when it rains and it gets muddy. Also, perhaps some lighting would be helpful so guests (especially older ones) can find their way to the bathroom without falling or tripping. Read less
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Terence
Wedding:
9/26/2009
5.0/5.0
The entire staff was amazing, not to mention the food was top shelf. Best day of my life!
The entire staff was amazing, not to mention the food was top shelf. Best day of my life!
The entire staff was amazing, not to mention the food was top shelf. Best day of my life! Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
9/4/2009
5.0/5.0
From the first contact to our wedding date, Jack, Cathy, and the Memorable Affairs team were the height of responsiveness, professionalism, class, and good taste. I work full time and live a 6 hour drive from Doylestown, and they were incredibly responsive and flexible in arranging meeting times. I preferred to do most of my communication via email, and always got a response within 1 day - often within 1 hour, and they were able to answer every question and grant any request we had. I was never made to feel that my endless questions were annoying or stupid.

Most importantly the days leading up to our big day and the wedding day itself were flawless. Everything was exactly as it was meant to be, and better, and they easily handled any last minute requests. The wedding party had our own attendant, and she was relaxed, friendly, and professional. I can not say enough about the quality of our wedding at Fonthill with Memorable Affairs. Their history in the business and excellent reputation equal an unforgettable wedding day, and a worry-free bride and groom.
From the first contact to our wedding date, Jack, Cathy, and the Memorable Affairs team were the height of responsiveness, Read more...
From the first contact to our wedding date, Jack, Cathy, and the Memorable Affairs team were the height of responsiveness, professionalism, class, and good taste. I work full time and live a 6 hour drive from Doylestown, and they were incredibly responsive and flexible in arranging meeting times. I preferred to do most of my communication via email, and always got a response within 1 day - often within 1 hour, and they were able to answer every question and grant any request we had. I was never made to feel that my endless questions were annoying or stupid.

Most importantly the days leading up to our big day and the wedding day itself were flawless. Everything was exactly as it was meant to be, and better, and they easily handled any last minute requests. The wedding party had our own attendant, and she was relaxed, friendly, and professional. I can not say enough about the quality of our wedding at Fonthill with Memorable Affairs. Their history in the business and excellent reputation equal an unforgettable wedding day, and a worry-free bride and groom. Read less
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mrspotter
Wedding:
7/18/2009
5.0/5.0
Our July wedding was at Fonthill Museum in Doylestown, PA. I am a wedding professional in New York City and had high expectations. First of all, this location is so incredibly beautiful. We held our ceremony on the same property at the Moravian Tileworks (which only adds a $300 county permit to the cost). The cocktail hour is on a terrace connected to an inner room and the reception was in the tent which is beautifully detailed with a draped ceiling and chandeliers. This property has so many unbelievably gorgeous locations for wedding pictures. We loved that this venue is a historical property with a very real sense of character. There is nothing artificial or cheesy about it. Since this venue is in gorgeous Bucks County, many of our guests made a fun weekend out of the trip and visited other attractions in the area. This venue has an exclusive caterer, Memorable Affairs. I was concerned about not having a choice of caterer, but it turned out to be perfect. Please read my review of Memorable Affairs, but they delivered spectacularly both in taste and service.
Our July wedding was at Fonthill Museum in Doylestown, PA. I am a wedding professional in New York City and had high Read more...
Our July wedding was at Fonthill Museum in Doylestown, PA. I am a wedding professional in New York City and had high expectations. First of all, this location is so incredibly beautiful. We held our ceremony on the same property at the Moravian Tileworks (which only adds a $300 county permit to the cost). The cocktail hour is on a terrace connected to an inner room and the reception was in the tent which is beautifully detailed with a draped ceiling and chandeliers. This property has so many unbelievably gorgeous locations for wedding pictures. We loved that this venue is a historical property with a very real sense of character. There is nothing artificial or cheesy about it. Since this venue is in gorgeous Bucks County, many of our guests made a fun weekend out of the trip and visited other attractions in the area. This venue has an exclusive caterer, Memorable Affairs. I was concerned about not having a choice of caterer, but it turned out to be perfect. Please read my review of Memorable Affairs, but they delivered spectacularly both in taste and service. Read less
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Candy
Wedding:
5/31/2009
5.0/5.0
Memorable Affairs did a great job in catering for our wedding at Fonthill castle. Fran did an amazing job with coordinating the whole event....from the ceremony to the dinner to the bouquet toss. The food was great, the venue was awesome and the service was 5 stars! Thank you Memorable Affairs!
Memorable Affairs did a great job in catering for our wedding at Fonthill castle. Fran did an amazing job with Read more...
Memorable Affairs did a great job in catering for our wedding at Fonthill castle. Fran did an amazing job with coordinating the whole event....from the ceremony to the dinner to the bouquet toss. The food was great, the venue was awesome and the service was 5 stars! Thank you Memorable Affairs! Read less
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happy2bMrsH
Wedding:
5/20/2012
4.9/5.0
Fonthill is an ABSOLUTELY breathtaking venue!! My wedding photograh's look amazing with the castle in the back drop! Cathy from memorable affairs was super responsive throughout the entire process and great to work with. She answered all my questions and even provided useful input. A special thanks to Fran who was PHENOMENAL on my wedding day. I arrived a few minutes late and she and her crew took over immediately. I had the centerpieces with me, so she could not put them on the tables until I arrived to the venue that day. Fran told me not to worry "they won't start without you". lol! She has a calming effect and I knew everything would be fine. When I walked into the tent I thought I would cry. It was so beautiful and exactly how I envisioned and wanted it to look. I was a DIY bride and thing's can get overwhelming at times, but leaving it in Fran's hands was like leaving it in my own. Fran even helped in bustling my dress before the reception! She also made sure to give my husband and I our meals so that we could have sometime to enjoy the food. I gave a less than a five star rating on the flexibility because it wasn't till after I booked the venue that I found that there are a lot of thing's you are unable to do. We couldn't use sparkler's, bubbles, confetti, hang things from tree's etc. Now some of these things are understandable due to the historical venue, however I feel this should be made clear before booking. (maybe I should have asked more questions instead of assuming) Also it is mentioned that you can just show up to your own party and that all the details will be taken care of for you. However this is not entirely accurate. Some of the decorating will need to be done by someone other than memorable affairs staff. My bridesmaid showed up to do wedding decorating at around 10am but was told she could not arrive that early. I was told previously that we could arrive on the grounds as early as noon. However this makes things extremely difficult if you are a DYI bride. My bridemaids and I are getting ready by having our make up and hair done and this timeline makes it difficult to coordinate. So some of the decorations like wrapping the handrail's and putting bows on the ceremony chairs were left out. Everyone in my bridal party was too busy to run back out to the venue and do this themselves. Lastly, I wish they were more flexible with the type of chair's that can be used for the ceremony. Since the white wooden chairs come included with the pricing, I feel it only fair that they be able to be used for the ceremony if they are not being used for the reception. And if not there should be a credit towards the use of the chavari chairs. There is an extra charge for chavari chairs which we did elect to pay for the use in the reception space.(totally worth it!) The white wooden chairs are the ones I would have wanted to use for the ceremony space but was told I could not and that the plastic chairs would have to be used for that space. (which in my opinion are far less attractive) With that being said, I would choose this venue location all over again. There is something unmatched in beauty and in uniqueness that this venue obtains. I can't express to you enough how happy my husband and I are that we chose it. Thank you Memorable Affairs and Fonthill!!!! Thank you Memorable Affairs staff and all of you who made our day special!
Fonthill is an ABSOLUTELY breathtaking venue!! My wedding photograh's look amazing with the castle in the back drop! Cathy Read more...
Fonthill is an ABSOLUTELY breathtaking venue!! My wedding photograh's look amazing with the castle in the back drop! Cathy from memorable affairs was super responsive throughout the entire process and great to work with. She answered all my questions and even provided useful input. A special thanks to Fran who was PHENOMENAL on my wedding day. I arrived a few minutes late and she and her crew took over immediately. I had the centerpieces with me, so she could not put them on the tables until I arrived to the venue that day. Fran told me not to worry "they won't start without you". lol! She has a calming effect and I knew everything would be fine. When I walked into the tent I thought I would cry. It was so beautiful and exactly how I envisioned and wanted it to look. I was a DIY bride and thing's can get overwhelming at times, but leaving it in Fran's hands was like leaving it in my own. Fran even helped in bustling my dress before the reception! She also made sure to give my husband and I our meals so that we could have sometime to enjoy the food. I gave a less than a five star rating on the flexibility because it wasn't till after I booked the venue that I found that there are a lot of thing's you are unable to do. We couldn't use sparkler's, bubbles, confetti, hang things from tree's etc. Now some of these things are understandable due to the historical venue, however I feel this should be made clear before booking. (maybe I should have asked more questions instead of assuming) Also it is mentioned that you can just show up to your own party and that all the details will be taken care of for you. However this is not entirely accurate. Some of the decorating will need to be done by someone other than memorable affairs staff. My bridesmaid showed up to do wedding decorating at around 10am but was told she could not arrive that early. I was told previously that we could arrive on the grounds as early as noon. However this makes things extremely difficult if you are a DYI bride. My bridemaids and I are getting ready by having our make up and hair done and this timeline makes it difficult to coordinate. So some of the decorations like wrapping the handrail's and putting bows on the ceremony chairs were left out. Everyone in my bridal party was too busy to run back out to the venue and do this themselves. Lastly, I wish they were more flexible with the type of chair's that can be used for the ceremony. Since the white wooden chairs come included with the pricing, I feel it only fair that they be able to be used for the ceremony if they are not being used for the reception. And if not there should be a credit towards the use of the chavari chairs. There is an extra charge for chavari chairs which we did elect to pay for the use in the reception space.(totally worth it!) The white wooden chairs are the ones I would have wanted to use for the ceremony space but was told I could not and that the plastic chairs would have to be used for that space. (which in my opinion are far less attractive) With that being said, I would choose this venue location all over again. There is something unmatched in beauty and in uniqueness that this venue obtains. I can't express to you enough how happy my husband and I are that we chose it. Thank you Memorable Affairs and Fonthill!!!! Thank you Memorable Affairs staff and all of you who made our day special! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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lisabee78
Wedding:
10/1/2010
4.9/5.0
Jack and Kathy were extremely accomodating to my requests. Attentiveness at its finest both before and during the wedding. I wouldnt have changed a thing. In addition to catering, Memorable Affairs helps with any questions that you may have as far as planning everything. Quite helpful . And the day of the ceremony coordinator was phenomenal as well . I can not recall her name right now....but she was fantastic. Highly highly recommend....(and im super picky)
Jack and Kathy were extremely accomodating to my requests. Attentiveness at its finest both before and during the wedding. Read more...
Jack and Kathy were extremely accomodating to my requests. Attentiveness at its finest both before and during the wedding. I wouldnt have changed a thing. In addition to catering, Memorable Affairs helps with any questions that you may have as far as planning everything. Quite helpful . And the day of the ceremony coordinator was phenomenal as well . I can not recall her name right now....but she was fantastic. Highly highly recommend....(and im super picky) Read less
Services Used: Catering
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JulieMcP
Wedding:
6/26/2011
4.8/5.0
At first glance, I though we could not afford a venue like Fonthill but we fell in love with it as soon as we stepped foot on the property and Memorable Affairs helped make our dream a reality. Our wedding was truly magical. I highly recommend trusting your day to Memorable Affairs. Their service was top notch all through the planning process, and on the big day. And the food was some of the best that I've ever had at a wedding. The food at the wedding was so much better than at the tasting! The cake! I am dying for some more...it was that good!
At first glance, I though we could not afford a venue like Fonthill but we fell in love with it as soon as we stepped foot Read more...
At first glance, I though we could not afford a venue like Fonthill but we fell in love with it as soon as we stepped foot on the property and Memorable Affairs helped make our dream a reality. Our wedding was truly magical. I highly recommend trusting your day to Memorable Affairs. Their service was top notch all through the planning process, and on the big day. And the food was some of the best that I've ever had at a wedding. The food at the wedding was so much better than at the tasting! The cake! I am dying for some more...it was that good! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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sk010283
Wedding:
5/21/2011
4.8/5.0
We had an amazing time and absolutely loved the venue. It was a beautiful day even though there was a bried shower in between the ceremony and reception.
We had an amazing time and absolutely loved the venue. It was a beautiful day even though there was a bried shower in Read more...
We had an amazing time and absolutely loved the venue. It was a beautiful day even though there was a bried shower in between the ceremony and reception. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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MeghanRC
Wedding:
10/3/2009
4.8/5.0
If you are looking for something different, more personal and more aesthetic than the typical hotel ballroom, this location is ideal. It is far more reasonable price wise than many of the estates in the area. Things to be aware of are that it is mainly and outdoor venue, with the reception in a beautiful and solid tent (you feel like you are inside unless you choose to open the sides), cocktail hour in the museum and ceremony outdoors. If it rains, your ceremony will have to be in the tent. Music has to be off by 10pm and you have to pay extra for your guests to see the museum. Because of the colors, the natural beauty and the architecture every single one of our photos is gorgeous and we spent very little on flowers and decor. You can make it as formal or informal as you wish and no matter what it will feel romantic and tasteful and your guests will be comfortable. Fonthill provided a sense of liberation (you are so far from the road it feels like a party in the middle of a forest) and beauty that I think is a rare combination in a wedding venue and every single guest raved about the atmosphere.
If you are looking for something different, more personal and more aesthetic than the typical hotel ballroom, this Read more...
If you are looking for something different, more personal and more aesthetic than the typical hotel ballroom, this location is ideal. It is far more reasonable price wise than many of the estates in the area. Things to be aware of are that it is mainly and outdoor venue, with the reception in a beautiful and solid tent (you feel like you are inside unless you choose to open the sides), cocktail hour in the museum and ceremony outdoors. If it rains, your ceremony will have to be in the tent. Music has to be off by 10pm and you have to pay extra for your guests to see the museum. Because of the colors, the natural beauty and the architecture every single one of our photos is gorgeous and we spent very little on flowers and decor. You can make it as formal or informal as you wish and no matter what it will feel romantic and tasteful and your guests will be comfortable. Fonthill provided a sense of liberation (you are so far from the road it feels like a party in the middle of a forest) and beauty that I think is a rare combination in a wedding venue and every single guest raved about the atmosphere. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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SharonG
Wedding:
9/13/2009
4.7/5.0
Working with Jack and Cathy was great.
Working with Jack and Cathy was great.
Working with Jack and Cathy was great. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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EmilyM2011
Wedding:
9/23/2011
3.9/5.0
Overall my husband and I had a beautiful wedding day (despite rain!) and were very happy with the venue and vendors that we chose. A few things that I would share as constructive criticism...
-emails were not responded to in a timely matter and when I did receive a response it was often a one liner that often did not answer my questions
-bathroom feels like you are in a dungeon - concrete everything, one room...I didn't even think to put a flower bouquet or basket of essentials to cheer it up a bit - would recommend it. also a sign...guests had to constantly ask where the bathroom was and had to walk to it in the rain!!
-the sides of the tent were rolled up to let in some cool breeze as the weather was rainy and humid. leaves blew in all over the floor..it would have been nice if they had been swept up from time to time
-due to the rain we had only short windows of opportunity for pictures. we were not allowed up on the terrace until 30 minutes before the ceremony. I thought they could have been flexible given the circumstances but they were not and they were rather rude about us asking
those are some of the things that stick out in my mind
again for the most part we were very happy with the quality provided and the wedding day as a whole
Overall my husband and I had a beautiful wedding day (despite rain!) and were very happy with the venue and vendors that Read more...
Overall my husband and I had a beautiful wedding day (despite rain!) and were very happy with the venue and vendors that we chose. A few things that I would share as constructive criticism...
-emails were not responded to in a timely matter and when I did receive a response it was often a one liner that often did not answer my questions
-bathroom feels like you are in a dungeon - concrete everything, one room...I didn't even think to put a flower bouquet or basket of essentials to cheer it up a bit - would recommend it. also a sign...guests had to constantly ask where the bathroom was and had to walk to it in the rain!!
-the sides of the tent were rolled up to let in some cool breeze as the weather was rainy and humid. leaves blew in all over the floor..it would have been nice if they had been swept up from time to time
-due to the rain we had only short windows of opportunity for pictures. we were not allowed up on the terrace until 30 minutes before the ceremony. I thought they could have been flexible given the circumstances but they were not and they were rather rude about us asking
those are some of the things that stick out in my mind
again for the most part we were very happy with the quality provided and the wedding day as a whole Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue

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