We haven’t shared a top 5 list in quite some time and figured we were overdue for one. Today we are sharing out five favorite wedding venues of 2019 at which we had the privilege to photograph weddings. Some of these were the first time we had the opportunity to shoot here and others we have been to once or twice before.
The first wedding venue on our list is Scotland Run Golf Club and I must preface that we’re not huge fans of ballroom or country club weddings. They’re beautiful, but they just don’t speak to us as much as barns or estate weddings. We really thrive in those rustic, country, and rural style weddings, but Scotland Run is so much fun to shoot at! The venue itself is huge and the grounds are gorgeous. During the reception, if we can time it right and the weather is right, you’ll get a beautiful sunset with your venue in the background. The reception space has a large wrap around balcony which is a great place to escape the noisy reception, get some fresh air and even watch your fireworks from. We’ve photographed a few weddings here in the last couple years and love coming back every chance we get.
You might’ve seen this venue roaming around the internet in the last year or two. It’s one of the most beautiful wedding venues in the area. Even Carson Wentz and his wife agree since they were married here back in 2018. The venue gives you perhaps the best backdrop for your wedding ceremony as it looks out over Lake Nockamixon. We photographed Nick + Courtney’s beautiful ceremony here back in May of 2019. It rained right up until the ceremony and then the sunset came out and the smoke settled over the water creating a beautiful view for their ceremony.
This beautiful white barn in Delmar, MD is one of the cutest little venues we’ve had the chance to shoot. It’s owned by a wedding photographer and so you know it’s made for photos. It has an awesome Airstream for the groom to get ready in, and a roomy getting ready area for the bridesmaids. There are multiple locations for wedding ceremonies like the patio by the river, the woods decorated with string lights and we even hear that they’re adding a dock in one of the ponds pretty soon. It checks off all of our favorite thing about rustic, barn weddings and we hope we get the chance to shoot here again. Check out Noah + Caitlin’s full wedding blog here.
We were first introduced to this venue a few years ago with Frank + Kait. Thankfully, we got the chance to return to Anthony Wayne House for Joe + Sara’s beautiful wedding in September. This venue has so much charm. We love this space because of it’s ceremony backdrop, the decor they offer and atmosphere they create for your reception, and for the cocktail hour space just outside the tent. If you’re throwing a chic, garden, country style wedding with lots of greenery and natural flair then this is the place for you. Looking forward to being back here again in 2020.
The Philander Chase Knox Estate is a venue that’s been on our list for nearly two years. Thankfully in 2019 we had the opportunity to photograph three weddings here! Owned by Robert Ryan Catering (best wedding food in the area, by the way), this sister venue to The Barn on Bridge, Highpoint, and Columbia Station is located right in Valley Forge Park. You already know that it has some of the best spots for photos, I already mentioned the food, and the estate is downright gorgeous. On top of that, you’ll be working with an incredible staff and Leigh is one of the best in the business and will make your wedding planning experience top notch.
Here’s a few other favorite images from The Philander Chase Knox Estate from two other weddings
The Booking House in Manheim is one of the coolest locations for a wedding. It’s an old cigar factory and is a large brick building with wooden interior. This venue is perfect place for a rustic and industrial style wedding. It has some great locations for photos too whether you’re inside or outside. The aesthetic of this place is just amazing and the staff there is incredibly kind as well. It was the perfect place for Ryan + Lauren to tie the knot.