History In the Making
Vintage venues usually require minimal additional decor, and make dramatic photo backdrops. One of our favorite historic sites in the area is the Knowlton Mansion, 8001 Verree Rd., 215-722-8082, conroycatering.com. This 19th-century Gothic Revival-style mansion was recently restored and features richly colored stained glass, antique furnishings and ornately carved mantelpieces and woodwork. Exchange vows beneath the wooden white pergola in the garden. The Conservatory, added in 1999, is ideal for receptions and features spectacular glass skylights and dramatic, 35-foot-high vaulted ceilings. Capacity: 250. Fees: Catered dinners start at $105 per person (includes five-hour rental fee); no outside caterers allowed.