November 11th, 2011 at 9:00 am
This is the fifth 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, Ridley Creek State Park.
For those of you planning a no-prince required (NPR) event – such as a girls’ night out – we have a number of options that are a little more upscale than the normal social scene. Our Pennsylvania countryside is home to a handful of family-owned wineries that offer not-so-ordinary spaces for special occasions. One such venue is Chaddsford Winery on Baltimore Pike in Chadds Ford. Whether it’s an all-girl bridal shower or a high-end corporate event, Chaddsford offers a uniquely tasteful atmosphere. In addition to facility rental, Chaddsford is able to produce custom-labeled wines showcasing corporate logos and personalized messages – great gifts for corporate contacts or as favors for wedding guests. And if, by some chance, you can’t come to an event, they can bring an event to you! The winery will send the Chaddsford experience to any home, business or other event location and can include wine and cheese parties, educational wine tastings and seminars or wines for non-profit and corporate events. All of our Brandywine Valley wineries list more information about each of their locations online at the Brandywine Valley Wine Trail’s web site at www.bvwinetrail.com.
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.