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The Farmhouse at People's Light and Theatre

Malvern , PA

LOCATION

39 Conestoga Road
Malvern, PA US 19355 (map)

PHONE

610-647-1631

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Set among award-winning perennial English gardens of The People's Light & Theatre Company, The Farmhouse is a premier venue in Chester County. The restored 18th century farmhouse boasts... Read more
Set among award-winning perennial English gardens of The People's Light & Theatre Company, The Farmhouse is a premier venue in Chester County. The restored 18th century farmhouse boasts a beautifully appointed ballroom with a private tented terrace and spacious landscaped surroundings.

With its trademark superior service, the 230 year old historic landmark facility is selected to host the most beautiful weddings, special events, and corporate celebrations in the area. Our dedicated staff of experienced professionals will assist you in planning and executing an unforgettable event. Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1784
When was your venue last renovated?
2013
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Historic Site, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Garden / Romantic, Rustic
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
200
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
5
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?
0
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
50
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Offered in-house
Is transportation included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

When was your venue built?
1784
When was your venue last renovated?
2013
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Historic Site, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Garden / Romantic, Rustic
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
5
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?
0
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
50
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Offered in-house
Is transportation included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Wendy
Wedding:
5/18/2014
5.0/5.0
Everything went smoothly and the food was wonderful. Betsy helped us make sure everything flowed.
Everything went smoothly and the food was wonderful. Betsy helped us make sure everything flowed.
Everything went smoothly and the food was wonderful. Betsy helped us make sure everything flowed. Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
4/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Thanks to Betsy and everyone at the Farmhouse for the wedding of my dreams! Betsy was a valuable resource for all my crazy questions and concerns. She allowed my sister and I to get into the venue the day before to ensure everything was just as I wanted it. It was a pleasure working with her and the rest of the staff. Thanks again!!
Thanks to Betsy and everyone at the Farmhouse for the wedding of my dreams! Betsy was a valuable resource for all my crazy Read more...
Thanks to Betsy and everyone at the Farmhouse for the wedding of my dreams! Betsy was a valuable resource for all my crazy questions and concerns. She allowed my sister and I to get into the venue the day before to ensure everything was just as I wanted it. It was a pleasure working with her and the rest of the staff. Thanks again!! Read less
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Holli
Wedding:
7/24/2010
5.0/5.0
Shane (chef) and Sandie (coordinator) did a wonderful job! Our wedding reception went perfectly and was beautiful. The food was exceptional! We have been told by numerous guests how wonderful the food was. We highly recommend this venue for a wedding reception (our ceremony was somewhere else). The grounds are beautiful so it would make a great place for a ceremony as well.
Shane (chef) and Sandie (coordinator) did a wonderful job! Our wedding reception went perfectly and was beautiful. The Read more...
Shane (chef) and Sandie (coordinator) did a wonderful job! Our wedding reception went perfectly and was beautiful. The food was exceptional! We have been told by numerous guests how wonderful the food was. We highly recommend this venue for a wedding reception (our ceremony was somewhere else). The grounds are beautiful so it would make a great place for a ceremony as well. Read less
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smileyteach
Wedding:
7/3/2010
5.0/5.0
I could not have picked a better place for my wedding ceremony and reception! It was the perfect day. The service is outstanding. I received personal service every step of the way. I felt confident that the professionals wanted my wedding to be just as beautiful as I did. We are still receiving comments on the beauty of the site. Everyone loved the gardens, the ceremony site, as well as the ballroom and patio area. It was the PERFECt fit for our garden wedding! You will not be disappointed!
I could not have picked a better place for my wedding ceremony and reception! It was the perfect day. The service is Read more...
I could not have picked a better place for my wedding ceremony and reception! It was the perfect day. The service is outstanding. I received personal service every step of the way. I felt confident that the professionals wanted my wedding to be just as beautiful as I did. We are still receiving comments on the beauty of the site. Everyone loved the gardens, the ceremony site, as well as the ballroom and patio area. It was the PERFECt fit for our garden wedding! You will not be disappointed! Read less
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Happy Bride 219
Wedding:
5/27/2012
4.9/5.0
We were really happy with our wedding ceremony & reception that was held at the People's Light Theater & Farmhouse. Everyone loved the garden atmosphere. I was very pleased with Betsy (the event coordinator) and her professionalism, flexibility and just the fact that she was a sweet person who was easy to work with. We wanted a wedding that was simple and elegant and we found just that at the People's Light. I would recommend this venue for brides who are down to earth, and want to keep things simple yet beautiful for their wedding day. At the last minute, due to the heat and humidity- we decided to move the ceremony inside- Betsy was quick to direct her team regarding the change and did a wonderful job at transforming the inside for our ceremony. I honestly did not have to worry about a thing.

One thing to note is that the previous chef from about two years back now works at a nearby restaurant and is very outspoken about his personal feelings about the falling out he had with management that resulted in his termination from the farmhouse. I went there with my family and he tried to convince me not to have our event there- so beware of reviews bashing the new management and staff- because based on my experience they seem to stem from the previous chef who is still very bitter about being asked to leave.
We were really happy with our wedding ceremony & reception that was held at the People's Light Theater & Farmhouse. Read more...
We were really happy with our wedding ceremony & reception that was held at the People's Light Theater & Farmhouse. Everyone loved the garden atmosphere. I was very pleased with Betsy (the event coordinator) and her professionalism, flexibility and just the fact that she was a sweet person who was easy to work with. We wanted a wedding that was simple and elegant and we found just that at the People's Light. I would recommend this venue for brides who are down to earth, and want to keep things simple yet beautiful for their wedding day. At the last minute, due to the heat and humidity- we decided to move the ceremony inside- Betsy was quick to direct her team regarding the change and did a wonderful job at transforming the inside for our ceremony. I honestly did not have to worry about a thing.

One thing to note is that the previous chef from about two years back now works at a nearby restaurant and is very outspoken about his personal feelings about the falling out he had with management that resulted in his termination from the farmhouse. I went there with my family and he tried to convince me not to have our event there- so beware of reviews bashing the new management and staff- because based on my experience they seem to stem from the previous chef who is still very bitter about being asked to leave. Read less
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happilyeverafter
Wedding:
3/1/1997
4.5/5.0
I recently went to a family members wedding here and I was blown away at the beauty of the place! All he guests enjoyed the covered deck level to a beatuful garden rural landscape views. Inside was spacious and had a formal yet relaxing atmosphere. It is a little pricey but you cannot beat the beauty of the farmhouse setting.
I recently went to a family members wedding here and I was blown away at the beauty of the place! All he guests enjoyed Read more...
I recently went to a family members wedding here and I was blown away at the beauty of the place! All he guests enjoyed the covered deck level to a beatuful garden rural landscape views. Inside was spacious and had a formal yet relaxing atmosphere. It is a little pricey but you cannot beat the beauty of the farmhouse setting. Read less
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Stacy
Wedding:
8/27/2011
2.2/5.0
This venus is gorgeous and our guest had an amazing time! If you want a garden wedding and an intimate wedding this space is great. Be very cautious of the management/chef! The venue changed management in the middle of our wedding planning (March 2011) and we were not notified by anyone associated with the venue except for a new contract sent that was re-signed by the new caterer. No explanation was supplied. We have family members who are picky eaters. As a result, one of the reasons we chose this venue was the promise that we could customize the menu, and choose dishes that would allow everyone something to eat. We had several meetings with the new management (wedding coordinator and Chef) discussing specific detail of our menu, but at the wedding NONE of those details were completed and with no explanation to me as why. Basically throughout the wedding process we felt that our wedding coordinator did not listen to what we had in mind and many times felt like we had to fight to achieve the vision we had for the wedding. Again this place is gorgeous, but be very cautious of the management!!
This venus is gorgeous and our guest had an amazing time! If you want a garden wedding and an intimate wedding this space Read more...
This venus is gorgeous and our guest had an amazing time! If you want a garden wedding and an intimate wedding this space is great. Be very cautious of the management/chef! The venue changed management in the middle of our wedding planning (March 2011) and we were not notified by anyone associated with the venue except for a new contract sent that was re-signed by the new caterer. No explanation was supplied. We have family members who are picky eaters. As a result, one of the reasons we chose this venue was the promise that we could customize the menu, and choose dishes that would allow everyone something to eat. We had several meetings with the new management (wedding coordinator and Chef) discussing specific detail of our menu, but at the wedding NONE of those details were completed and with no explanation to me as why. Basically throughout the wedding process we felt that our wedding coordinator did not listen to what we had in mind and many times felt like we had to fight to achieve the vision we had for the wedding. Again this place is gorgeous, but be very cautious of the management!! Read less
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