We love something that is historic and charming. Right now, our top runners are the Merion Triibute House and Cairnwood.
As soon as I walked through Cairnwood, I fell in LOVE! The only thing is that instead of having dinner and dancing in one big ballroom, this will take place throughout the estate. I'm concerned about what guests might think - much different than a traditional wedding. Cocktail hour will be outside on a terrance and in the great hall (lobby in center of house). The bridal party will be announced down the stairs of the mansion and the couple will have their first dance in the middle of everyone in the great hall.
Dinner will then be held throughout three mansion dining rooms. So guests don't feel isolated, there will be a sweetheart table for the bride and groom to eat a course with the guests in each room.
As guests finish dinner, the party moves to the music room. Toasts, cake cutting, and dancing take place here. There will be a bar set up in the back and several cocktail tables. Large doors/windows open up onto a covered terrace and garden area where guests can sit and watch the dancing.