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Fonthill Castle Estate

Doylestown , PA
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LOCATION

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

PHONE

215-674-1047

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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

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

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
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!!

Jenn & Sean Read less
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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
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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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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