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My husband and I walked into Pen Ryn and knew this is where we would be celebrating our Marriage! The charm and history is breathtaking. The accomodations were pefect and we danced ALL night. The backdrop of the Delaware River and well-manicured grounds created beautiful pictures. And the staff was attentive and helpful. Not to mention the food- we still receive comments about how wonderful the food was! By far one of the best choices for our wedding day (besides the groom)!
I literally cannot say enough good things about Pen Ryn. We got married there Saturday August 30th – 2014, and it was amazing. We picked the venue bc of the uniqueness of it, the views and the mansion itself. I went to see a couple venues but my fiancé (now husband) only went to Pen Ryn with my bc he didn’t like all the other cookie cutter hotels and country clubs and refused to see them haha! Elizabeth went over every little detail with us – and after coming back for a 2nd visit with my parents we signed the contract!! Elizabeth and I talked very often – and she was always checking in to say hi and make sure the planning and everything was going good and what not. The Thursday before the wedding – we dropped everything off for our wedding (and there was a lotttttt of stuff haha) – and Elizabeth ensured me everything would be set up perfect and look just how I wanted it! After our ceremony at our church – we headed to Pen Ryn for pictures. The photographers, videographer and bridal party kept saying how amazing the mansion was and the view of the Delaware – and it really was!! The grass was cut perfectly, the flowers were amazing – everything was just amazing!! There were even sail boats and this huge wooden boat going by on the river at different points while we were doing pictures, they made the background even more beautiful! I’m so excited to get our pictures back!!!! While we were taking pictures down at the river – Joe came out with some waters for me and my husband. Joe was our bridal server – and he was incredible!! After pics we came inside and Joe was waiting at the front door for us with our signature drinks and food!! My husband was soooo excited bc he was starving!! People told us they could barely eat their dinners bc the food at cocktail hour was so good they couldn't stop eating. I highly recommend the mini burgers, bacon wrapped scallops and Asian station!!!! Every time I turned around Joe had a plate of appetizers for us and champagne. He also brought us in the see the main ballroom before the reception started! It was breathtaking. The room was so perfect and looked better than I could have ever imagined! Linda was our matradee – and she was just as amazing! She was so friendly and a huge help! All of the servers were so polite and very attentive to their tables! The reception flew by – but we enjoyed every single second of it!! Our reception was from 6:30 to 10:30 but we stayed and danced until 10:50ish! As we were saying goodbye to guests – all of the employees were busy around us packing up all of our stuff for us (and we had A LOT of stuff haha)!! It was so perfect. There were still about 20 of us there and we all walked to the front door and all of my totes of stuff were sitting at the front door packed and waiting for us – and then the staff loaded everything into our cars! The night was absolutely perfect and everyone was so accommodating! I had made a few requests to Elizabeth throughout the planning process – and every single one of them was done for us that night – from where certain decorations should go, switching out beers, having extra dessert and having extra table clothes set aside for us for a crazy family dance we have – everything was perfect! I really wish we could live that whole night over again!!! I would highly recommend having your wedding here!!!
Pen Ryn is a most wonderful place to have a wedding. Our guests raved about the food and drinks, the friendly staff, and the beautiful venue. We held both our wedding and our reception here, and it is an excellent spot for both events. We even held the rehearsal dinner here the night before in the mansion (our wedding was in the Belle Voire Carriage House).
Elizabeth was phenomenal in working with us as we planned each step of the process. She was incredibly accommodating and easy to work with. Linda was in charge of our rehearsal and wedding day, and to say she was exceptional is an understatement. She coordinated things smoothly and positively. The staff there was efficient and friendly - many went out of their way to congratulate us.
What a gorgeous venue, and what wonderful people who work there! We highly recommend Pen Ryn Estate!
We just had our wedding at the Belle Voir which is the carriage house to the mansion, I wanted the ballroom and princess feel and that is what we got! The weather was beautiful, the food was excellent, and the staff was everywhere you were with a drink ha! If you want charm and enchantment this is your place!
About a year and a half ago, my mom suggested we check out Pen Ryn as our Reception venue. I thought it would be out of the budget, but went for the visit anyways. From the first point of contact with Elizabeth, she was nothing but friendly! We were greeted with a smile as we toured both the Mansion and the Belle Voir. My fiancé and I loved the look and feel of the Mansion – the elegance of the ballroom, timelessness of the mansion, and the fantastic library sold us! We were ready to sign that night!! Elizabeth helped us every step of the way and was always quick to respond to emails or calls. We even almost forgot to order our cake (bridal brain!) and we sent an email at 11:30PM asking Elizabeth to order it for us and it was ordered that next day!
When we arrived the day of our wedding we were greeted as we exited the limo by Linda and a few servers from Pen Ryn. They took our bags up to the bridal suite so we could start pictures and even brought out a tray of hors d'oeuvres as well as beers and waters. Before our cocktail hour ended, the bridal party headed up to the bridal suite where we were served champagne and hors d'oeuvres as we took a few minutes to regroup.
The entire staff was very attentive to our needs. My husband even noticed that there was always someone from Pen Ryn standing near our bird cage where all of our cards were!!! Numerous people came up to us to tell us how awesome the cocktail hour was, and how they enjoyed their meals. At the end of the night, everything was packed up in the same boxes we dropped them off in, including the top tier of our cake. My husband and I were standing in the ballroom at the end of the night and Linda came over and asked if she could bring us anything. My husband said “I think I need a drink” and she said “Well, what would you like, I’ll see what I can do?” We only wanted waters, but the true message that ran through the entire venue is that Pen Ryn always found ways to say “yes” even when our reception was over!!
Being that this was our wedding day, we wanted everything to be perfect. If we could give more than 5 stars we would!! We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect venue and staff which only made our day more magical!!
I want to thank the entire staff at Pen Ryn Estate. Our daughters wedding was at Belle Voir Manor on Oct 3, 2014 and was simply put- perfect!! The staff could not have been more attentive/professional and the food was incredible. We are still receiving e-mails and notes thanking us for a wonderful affair and a great time had by all. The rehearsal dinner was held at Pen Ryn Mansion and everything was perfect there as well. Thank you to Linda Brett for everything you did to make this the wedding of our children's dreams!!!
Mark and Robin Stephan
Parents of the Bride
I am so glad I chose Pen Ryn for my wedding. It was beautiful! Everyone was so helpful and made sure my day was perfect. The staff was courteous and knowledgeable. I felt like I got more for my money there than anywhere else I looked.
I have actually been to this property three times now for weddings as a guest, and as a member of the bridal party. I absolutely love it! Pen Ryn estate offers such romantic scenery, it really feels like a dream location for a wedding. The food is seriously delicious too, which is such a huge bonus! Most recently I had the tilapia plate that they offer and my husband had the lamb. I expected the tilapia to be a thin piece of fish, but it was actually a very substantial filet and was really perfectly cooked! After a little arm twisting, my husband let me have a bite of his lamb and it was amazing too. As a member of the wedding party, I always appreciate when the wedding is well coordinated and the "behind-the-scenes" work is well executed so that I don't have to constantly play the go between and can enjoy the wedding. We had one minor hitch--the wedding in the adjacent venue was playing music loudly while they're guests arrived right before our ceremony was to begin, which was also held outdoors. I brought it to the attention of one of the employees and the music was inaudible within minutes. We very much appreciated how quickly they handled it and were able to enjoy a beautiful ceremony in the outdoor area by the river. I would definitely recommend Pen Ryn to anyone who asked! This was actually the first place that I called when I was getting married in 2010, but unfortunately they were already booked for our date.
I love this venue, my wedding was planned in 3 weeks and thank God they were able to accomodate us. Had a Sunday brunch at Belle Voir Manor, Linda was our banquet manager. She was very professional and looked after every detail, along with keeping us informed, Elizabeth Lutz was my wedding consultant. Elizabeth was outstanding, sweet, professional and worked with our budget. The ambience was perfect, having the ceremony on their beautiful grounds and reception inside was top notch. Please brides and grooms, before you choose a venue, you must visit Pen Ryn Estate.
Belle Voir is so impressive! The staff are great and attentive, I want to thank Linda and Elizabeth for their help in making my dream wedding come true. Linda was awesome in giving me my outside ceremony possible, even with the weather and helped out in every single detail.
Thank you from Mr. & Mrs. Lopez @penrynestate — with Oscar Lopez at Pen Ryn Estate.
We had our wedding in the Belle Voir section of the Pen Ryn Estate and it was perfect! It is a little more modern feeling, with views of the Delaware River from the ball room. They staff was amazing, so friendly, so helpful, so welcoming, and very professional. The food was amazing, our guests are still raving about the mashed potato bar.
We had our ceremony and reception at belle voir and I honestly can not say enough positive things about my experience. From day one, Elizabeth Lotz was there answering all my questions and making me feel like my wedding was truly a priority. They worked with us through every tiny detail and made me feel so at ease and stress free during the planning process.
The day of the wedding, I got to the venue and everything was set up for me and it truly took my breath away how beautifully they made my vision come to life! The staff was there every step of the way making sure the bridal party had food, drinks, and anything else we needed. The server even followed us throughout picture hour with water to make sure we were okay outside in the heat. During the reception there was always appetizers, food, and cocktails on our sweetheart table and the servers were soo attentive the entire night and continuously smiling.
The wedding was three weeks ago and people are still telling me it was the best wedding they've ever been to, raving about the food and how beautiful the site was with the river in the background. I could go on for hours about how pleased I was with the service, food, view, and the amazing wait staff. I truly recommend this venue to anyone and everyone who wants a gorgeous wedding and a stress free day. Pen ryn really caters to your every need and takes a lot of the stress off the brides shoulders. I couldn't be more pleased with my
We had our reception at Belle Voir Manor, and it was perfect! Elizabeth helped with all the planning and so so accommodating with all we wanted to do. I did have to follow up on a few calls and emails, but I also got married in June, which is a busy month. THe night of the wedding Linda was there on site and helped with everything we needed. They were wonderful and the place was beautiful!
We actually had our wedding at the Belle Voir Manor (the carriage house next to the Pen Ryn mansion). The carriage house is nice and definitely needed for the # of guests we had (185). The room is open, but overall, there is less charm at the Belle Voir than at the mansion. However, we lucked out and the mansion wasn't booked on the day of our wedding so we were able to take pictures inside! We got some amazing photos. The grounds are so pretty and everyone utilized the indoor and outdoor space (it was in May, about 72 degrees outside). The ballroom fit all of the guests comfortably. The food was amazing. We got several raving reviews about cocktail hour. Some favorites were the cheesesteak egg roll (must have!), bacon wrapped scallops from the Hawaiian Hut station, and mini sliders. The mashed potato bar was amazing, but unfortunately some guests didn't see it hidden on the side (we asked to set up the stations in the center of the room but they forgot - no big deal). The dinner was average - nothing special, nothing that blew anyone away, but every guest (that I talked to after) said that they enjoyed it. Dessert was amazing! We had a chocolate fountain and a cheesecake mousse served in a martini glass. There was a line for the chocolate fountain the whole night! It was a big hit! The cake is by Isgro Bakery in South Philly. We got the chocolate chip cake (choices were vanilla, chocolate, marble, raspberry, or lemon pound). The cake was included too! (We paid for a minor upgrade in decoration). Overall, I believe my guests enjoyed their experience, and I was super happy with mine. They were accommodating to our budget, responsive, and willing to provide help/advice. We had an excellent time and our guests did too (maybe with some help from that extra hour at the open bar).
We visited over 20 venues in Center City and the surrounding suburbs before selecting the Pen Ryn Mansion, the last place we tried. We picked it because it was extremely convenient for our Philadelphia and New York guests and because the venue looks beautiful. While this place is not inexpensive, the overall cost was within our budget.
- Convenient: They are located not too far away from Regional Rail and I-95. This was great for our guests who had to travel. They also included valet parking.
- The decoration was EASY. They have an awesome library that we used as our photo booth backdrop. The pergola required very little decoration. They allowed us to have candles, sparklers, and fireworks! The fireworks reflected on the river is spectacular! Although this ended up not being a big deal, they wouldn't allow us to do a send-off with potpourri or confetti.
- They are extremely accommodating. We knew that we were going to be under the minimum guest count for Saturday. They allowed us to meet the minimum via food upgrades that we were going to select anyway. They also accommodated our menu. We had 4 selections (pork, chicken, fish, and vegetarian). Because we weren't impressed by their cake vendor (who has since been replaced), we wanted cupcakes instead. They were willing to remove the cupcakes and give us credit toward a 'smores station for a slight upcharge. They also comped us 2 tastings because we needed to try all of their food before making a selection.
- We really liked the food we selected. I urge you to try before you select. For example, we almost chose the steak. Luckily, we tried it and learned that it was extremely dry. In the end, we did not select a steak dish but were extremely pleased with the food we ate. Our guests loved and made good use of the open bar. The original beverage package have mid-tier liquors and spirits.
- They really pack the weddings at this place. There was an event that terminated about 2 hours prior to our event. This leaves very little preparation and pre-wedding ceremony pictures. We also couldn't have a rehearsal at the venue on Friday.
- The venue overlooks the river. While this is stunning, it may bring drawbacks as well. I think that the venue borders state / city property; they couldn't / didn't clear out people who were fishing several feet from where we were taking pictures. They ended up being in some of our shots.
- I think the services of the bridal server ended after toasts and dinner. I had to go get my own water and drinks during the latter part of the reception. I don't think we received cupcakes or desserts at our table.
- We had an extremely helpful and friendly coordinator. However, she went on vacation without turning on her out-of-office message on her email. This occurred while we had to do our final selections and appointments and it caused communication issues. These issues were quickly resolved and well-handled by our coordinator, her peers, and management.
We had our reception at Belle Voir Manor and loved it! Perfect location on the river, pictures turned out awesome. Staff was easy to work with leading up the wedding, and was attentive and professional during the wedding. I would definitly recommend Belle Voir. Only problem was, the bar is in the cocktail room which is a seperate room from the reception room. People tended to congregate near the bar so some people missed cake cutting, bouquet toss, etc. Would recommend a portable bar in the reception room if that's an option.
My husband and I were married December 7th 2013 and held our reception at Belle Voir Manor at the Pen Ryn Estate. All aspects of the planning, leading up to our wedding day, and the day itself, far exceeded our expectations. We cannot say enough about the staff at Pen Ryn. From our coordinator Elizabeth Lotz, Linda, and the entire wait staff, we were so impressed and grateful for all the time and effort they put into making our day absolutely amazing. The venue was beautiful and decorated so lovely for the holiday season, not to mention the food was amazing. Starting with cocktail hour, the martini ice luge and mash potato bar are a must! These were just a few of our favorites. For dinner my husband and I selected the duet platter with salmon and filet. Both were cooked to perfection which can be hard to do with over 230 guests. We have received nothing but positive feedback from our family and friends about the great time they had at our wedding reception. We highly recommend this venue, Elizabeth Lotz and the entire team at Pen Ryn Estate!
Great venue. Food was delicious. Our Wedding coordinator Elizabeth was a pleasure to work with...overall I was very pleased.
Pen Ryn was a fantastic venue for our special day. Their prices were reasonable and flexibility was second to none! Megan made me feel like the most special bride in the world and none of my crazy requests were denied. A beautiful venue with a great staff. I would wholeheartedly recommend this venue to anyone else.
We had our wedding at the Belle Voir Manor (more modern and spacious for our tastes), ceremony and reception. The ceremony site was beautiful, right along the Delaware River. There is a large open space for cocktail hour and people have the option of being outside. Obviously, we didn't get much cocktail hour time, but I did hear great things about the food. They did set up a plate for the bride and groom with all the cocktail hour options for us to easily sample the butlered ones. While we were getting pictures there was a server with us constantly bringing drinks out for us, Vanessa, she was so attentive and helpful (even helped carry my heavy bouquet!). The reception area is pretty large, we had 166 people and no one felt cramped at all. We heard only good things about the meals (the filet is especially fabulous). The only small problem we had with the place was the fact that we were working with one coordinator when we signed our contract and a few months before our wedding she suddenly left. I only found out because I emailed her with a question and someone else answered. We then worked with Elizabeth who was wonderful and everything went as planned, just would have appreciated a heads up about the change.
Overall, Belle Voir was a gorgeous place for a wedding and my husband and I loved every last minute of it and wouldn't change a thing!
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Pen Ryn Estate
Pen Ryn Estate, home to Pen Ryn Mansion & Belle Voir Manor is located in Bucks County PA for Weddings, Banquets, Meetings, and more! With such rich history, the estate is both unique and majestic. Appointments by reservation only with a professional Sales Team eager to aid in your assistance.
- Price Range: $$$
- Amenities: Indoor Ceremony Area, Kosher Available, Liquor License, On the Water, Onsite Catering, Onsite Parking, Onsite Wedding Consultant, Outdoor Ceremony Area, Outdoor Reception Area, Outside Caterers Allowed, Tented Area, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
- Capacity: Up to 400
- Style: Banquet/Reception Hall, Botanic Garden/Park, Mansion/Historic Site