As you imagine all the fun you and your guests will have at our historic old Chester County homestead, expand your imagination to outside our elegant ballrooms and 100 acres of rolling countryside. When your guests receive an invitation to the oldest active fox hunt in the U.S., they can’t help but start planning to explore the surrounding area. So why not plan wedding weekend entertainment for all?
Our experts know the region better than anyone, and they can’t help but share these outings that will elevate your Radnor Hunt wedding.
Top 10 Philadelphia Region Wedding Weekend Activities
1. Family Trips to Longwood Gardens
The 6,000 picturesque acres that surround Radnor Hunt burst with seasonal colors. To give guests a preview of the natural beauty and fresh food that will take their breath away at your Radnor Hunt wedding, invite families to Longwood Gardens. A place of horticultural art, the seasonal displays are popular among locals and out-of-town guests alike. And the culinary artistry on display at the restaurant and cafe will complete guests’ delightful experiences.
2. Tubing on the Brandywine River
Summer weddings in Philadelphia call for a trip down the river! Let your guests float into your dream wedding by cruising down the Brandywine River in an inner tube. Plan on this being a two- to three-hour activity, which allows plenty of time for a pre-float brunch to enjoy some Bloody Marys and fresh food. Rentals are easy to acquire, but please be aware that this is only for guests who are at least 10 years old.
3. Delaware Art Museum
Guests can’t get enough of the creativity and talent on display at the Delaware Art Museum. From British Pre-Raphaelite art to urban landscapes by John Sloan, there is no shortage of imagination at this Philadelphia area treasure. Whether you choose to incorporate artwork in your wedding décor or let the culinary specialists at J. Scott Catering artistically present menu items, guests will enjoy a seamless wedding weekend experience.
4. Walk at Valley Forge National Park
Just minutes down the road from Radnor Hunt, you will find a wonderful five-mile walking loop filled with history and natural beauty. Valley Forge National Park is the site of the 1777–78 winter encampment of the Continental Army, and it honors and commemorates Revolutionary War heroes. As your guests take a walk back in time, they will be reminded that together we can pull through hard times. Let this be an indication of your bright future and perseverance through challenges.
5. Cheesesteaks at Jim’s Cheesesteaks
Invite guests to South Street, where they will be overjoyed by an amazing vibe and eager to try the famous cheesesteaks locals rave about. Jim’s Steaks has made mouths water since 1939, and their cheesesteaks are something out of town guests simply can’t miss!
6. Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library
A 60-acre naturalistic garden, world-renowned research library and museum of American decorative arts provide a wide variety of options for entertaining your guests. Consider your wedding theme and plan a day at Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library that is a beautiful introduction to your celebration.
7. King of Prussia Mall
Even with the help of an experienced team of wedding planners, bringing your wedding dreams to life takes a lot of hard work. Reward yourself with a day of shopping at King of Prussia. Your bridal party will be incredibly excited to check out the largest shopping mall in the United States!
8. National Constitution Center
The stablehouses surrounding Radnor Hunt allude to the historic charm that guests will find at your wedding. Reinforce this expectation by inviting them to a day at the National Constitution Center. Here they will be empowered with knowledge about the U.S. Constitution and inspired to take a walk down to the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall.
9. Photo Op Expedition
Philadelphia is filled with incredible views and famous features. Make sure out of town guests have a chance to explore all the history and beauty of the area and save their memories. A tour of the area with designated photo ops at your favorite places is a fun way to share your Philly pride. All you have to do is choose a hashtag, pick out some props and reserve transportation to your favorite places!
10. Delaware Museum of Natural History
Whether checking out seashells or dinosaurs, you will have no problem sparking curiosity among your guests when they visit the Delaware Museum of Natural History. Sharing habitats from around the world, this museum is a perfect lead into a multicultural wedding menu. Just a short drive away but providing inspiration for miles, this is a must-do on your wedding weekend checklist.
Your personalized wedding experience complete with a fine custom menu, unparalleled service and amazing vistas is just around the corner. If you are excited to start planning your expansive wedding at Radnor Hunt, please contact our exclusive caterer J. Scott Catering online or by phone at 610.725.9420.