27 Oct 3 Eye-Catching Private Event Venues to Book in the Greater Philadelphia Area

Booking an event venue, especially for a wedding, can sometimes be stressful and a bit overwhelming. You want a location that is beautiful, unique, reflects who you are as a couple and sets the tone for your special day. We get it. At Robert Ryan Catering & Design, we specialize in making your dreams come true on your big day!

We now offer three exclusive event venues that will have your guests talking for years to come. Each locale offers that something special to distinguish your party from all the rest. Of course, all of our venues offer the same great Robert Ryan experience—event managers to help you through every last detail and dedicated day-of event supervisors who will ensure that your event goes off without a hitch.

Columbia Station, Phoenixville, PA

Set in the former Reading Railroad passenger station, Columbia Station (shown above) offers an elegant, two-story grand ballroom adorned with crystal chandeliers and classic gold Chiavari chairs. Step into the past with vintage elements like the antique caboose car bridal suite complemented by modern-day amenities such as a top-shelf open bar, centrally located dance floor and over 300 linen choices to make the room feel like your own. Visit Columbia Station for more information about this timeless property.

Barn on Bridge, Collegeville, PA

Are you looking for a rustic yet elegant venue? If your dream day décor includes mason jars, market lights and wrought iron chandeliers, the Barn on Bridge—a former dairy farm from the 1700s—is the perfect backdrop for your special day.

The fully restored barn boasts original stone walls, wooden beams and modern bathroom facilities. There is also a permanent tent to protect your guests, too, so you don’t have to worry about any last-minute curve balls thrown by Mother Nature.

As always, our professional staff will help you design a day that will make memories to last a lifetime. Visit Barn on Bridge to find out more about this warm and welcoming locale.

Philander Chase Knox Estate, Valley Forge National Historical Park

Robert Ryan Catering & Design is pleased to offer unprecedented access to a truly historic venue—The Philander Chase Knox Estate. This mansion, built in the late 1700s, once served as the summer home of former U.S. Attorney General, U.S. Secretary of State and U.S. Senator Philander Chase Knox. This picturesque property is located in the heart of Valley Forge National Historic Park and is surrounded by rolling hills and tall trees, right over the Knox Covered Bridge.

Your guests can mingle during cocktail hour on the beautiful slate patio overlooking the manicured lawn and wildflowers or settle into the living room and dining rooms, complete with authentic period furniture. Celebrate within the state-of-the-art, fully carpeted 50 x 80 foot tent decorated with built-in event lighting and reclaimed barn wood farm tables.

For a truly unique setting complete with unparalleled opportunities for photos of your big day throughout a beautiful and historic national park, visit Philander Chase Knox Estate.

Ready to take your event to the next level at a truly special venue paired with a top-notch staff? Schedule a tour today and let us help you create your most memorable day yet!

Robert Ryan Catering and Design plans and executes over 400 events each year, boasts a five-star rating on WeddingWire and has received WeddingWire’s Couple’s Choice/Bride’s Choice Award seven years in a row. Learn more about Robert Ryan Catering & Design and tour our venues. Subscribe to our e-newsletter for exclusive offers, up-to-date news and recipes from our executive chef.

Ronna Dewey

photo credits: top: Duca Studio; middle: Hoffer Photography; bottom: Ashley Errington Photography

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