AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER, Unique event venues: Cinderella style at the mansion at the Ridley Creek State Park
November 9th, 2011 at 9:00 am
This is the fourth part of a series on unique venues in the Brandywine Valley. Read our first chapter here on the Battleship New Jersey, And our other installments here: The American Helicopter Museum and Education Center, Gardens and Arboretums.
Speaking of weddings, if you’ve always dreamed of a Cinderella wedding – complete with a castle, a grand staircase and wood-paneled ballroom to spin around in – then the mansion at Ridley Creek State Park is for you. This grand estate, also known as the Jeffords Mansion, is truly designed to host a wedding worthy of a fairy tale. The grounds of the estate are manicured to perfection, with reflecting pools, formal gardens and outdoor terraces adding a little sparkle at every turn. Even the circular driveway lends itself to dreaming about arriving in a horse-drawn carriage under a canopy of fireflies darting about in the twilight. Alas, the last time we checked, the only thing guests are required to supply is their own prince.
The Brandywine Conference and Visitors Bureau is available to assist you in your site search. Descriptions of hundreds of locations are included in the listing sections of this guide, and links to many of their web sites are available online at www.brandywinecvb.org. For individuals responsible for planning corporate events or large group tours, the event specialists at the BCVB can help with questions you may have and arrange customized tours of event locations.
Our area has been entertaining visitors for centuries – all the way back to when William Penn and his Quakers first landed on the banks of the Delaware River. Even then, the Native Americans who greeted them had spectacular scenery as a setting for that historical occasion. Whether you are looking for an event for hundreds with a view of the water or a gathering of a few in a kid-friendly attraction – and anything in between – Delaware County’s Brandywine Country is the place to be. We look forward to being the place where your celebration memories are made.