Wedding Day Tips
Hi, we're Diana and Korey! We are a photographer and videographer husband and wife team who love creating lasting memories for joyful couples in love! When we aren't shooting weddings, we can be found binging on Netflix and eating Thai takeout. Dog mom and dad to our best friends, Zoey and Ace. Reach out today to see if we are available for your wedding day!
Nestled onto a 42-acre parcel just outside Philadelphia is Elkins Estate, a lovingly restored Manor house with European gardens. Its rich history is nearly as grand as its remarkable architecture, and today, couples can take advantage of the property’s beauty for an unforgettable wedding. An Elkins Estate wedding is full of opulence, perfect for transporting your guests into an era of grandeur.
Elkins Estate is home to the stunning Elstowe Manor, an incredible mansion that makes a visual statement inside and out. Originally built in 1898 by William L. Elkins, the incredible interior features stunning marble columns, crystal chandeliers, and frescoed ceilings.
Design elements like gold leafing and gilded molding add luxury to the home unlike anything else you’ve ever seen. After remaining in the Elkins family for over 50 years, the Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine de’Ricci used it as a retreat center, preserving its original Italian Renaissance-style architecture.
More recently, Landmark Hospitality acquired and reimagined it as an incredible event venue. Having recently reopened in the spring of 2023, Elkins Estate is now a premier venue for lavish weddings and celebrations.
Elstowe Manor offers the best of both worlds: a spectacular outdoor ceremony site and incredible indoor spaces for a celebration full of old-world grandeur. Plus, with room to accommodate up to 400 guests, you can let your guest list grow!
Your ceremony will be held in the back of the estate, framed by majestic stone staircases that cascade down from the Elstowe Manor. Adorn an elegant archway with signature florals for a romantic touch unique to your beautiful wedding. You can also position your ceremony to face the other direction with a stunning tree and a rolling lawn as your backdrop, the Manor behind your guests.
Then, enjoy cocktail hour and your reception indoors. These spaces will give your guests a taste of the true grandeur of the estate, with golden accents, carved and painted ceilings, and magnificent arched windows. Your reception space, a ballroom, features a black and white checkered marble floor and built-in bars for extra ease and elegance.
The grounds of Elkins Estate are spectacular for romantic photos. From stately balustrades overlooking the property to beautifully maintained landscaping, the gardens create a lush and natural aesthetic. Inside the Manor, lavish architectural features like carvings, columns, and antique light fixtures are perfect for portraits that look formal but are full of charm and character.
Despite its size, Elkins Estate only hosts one celebration at a time. Hence, you’ll have exclusive access to the estate all day. Plenty of spaces are available for you, your partner, and your respective parties to get ready for the day. Each has the personality and beauty the rest of the house exudes.
Plus, Elkins Estate offers onsite accommodations so you and your guests can conveniently stay close to your celebration! Guests will also love taking advantage of historic walking tours of the estate and learning more about the story behind this remarkable property.
An Elkins Estate wedding is a statement in and of itself, transporting your love story to a different era. If you’re searching for a venue that can truly impress, look no further than Elkins Estate!
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