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The Tent Looking Out onto The Great Pond

The Welkinweir Estate Foliage {Alyson H. Lurie}

Welkinweir Estate Outdoor Ceremony Area {Alyson H. Lurie}

The Driveway Leading to the Front of The Welkinweir Estate {Alyson H. Lurie}

Bench Surrounded by April Flowers at The Welkinweir Estate {Alyson H. Lurie}

At the Bottom of the Stairway at Welkinweir Estate {Alyson H. Lurie}

The Main Room WIndows at The Welkinweir Estate {Alyson H. Lurie}

The Window of the Main Room Overlooking The Great Pond {Alyson H. Lurie}

Cultivating Memories at Welkinweir

Chester County | 1368 Prizer Road, East Nantmeal Township, PA 19465


The Wedding Artists Collective Photography

The stone house at Welkinweir Estate is adorned with a white-oak wood floor that hums as you make your way down an elegant staircase, embellished with a centuries-old banister.  The home is comprised of quaint family rooms with stately fireplaces that look out onto a field of lush emerald green grass.  On the outdoor grounds, your nose will lead you through a winding path brimming with the vibrant hues and aromas of freshly-blooming flowers, towards a cobblestone stairway tucked beneath an intimate cluster of trees and foliage. The leaves shelter you before you enter out onto a grassy plateau overlooking a serene six-acre pond nestled in the forest.  This merely begins to describe the beauty of the calm, pastoral environment of Welkinweir.

Robert Ryan Catering & Design is honored to be designated the Exclusive Caterer for the Welkinweir Estate, a scenic property bounded by 192 acres of richly wooded hills and a valley of tranquil ponds in Pottstown, Pennsylvania.  Welkinweir is recognized for its historic significance as a part of the Reading Furnace which manufactured iron in the early 1700s. Now, Welkinweir is the host to 20 Exclusive Wedding Receptions per year, cateredThe Wedding Artists Collective Photography solely by Robert Ryan Catering & Design. Priceless scenery and natural beauty make this unique venue the perfect destination for your wedding reception!

Today, the property not only showcases the picturesque natural beauty of this landmark location, but also incorporates a healthy blend of sustainable practices.  Green Valleys Association is a not-for-profit organization that has maintained Welkinweir’s stunning grounds and environmental integrity for eleven years.  The organization has shown its dedication to conservation by implementing numerous green energy solutions on site.  GVA boasts an 85-percent reduction in its carbon footprint during its tenure thanks to a system of solar PV panels, a micro-hydro system, and the installation of a porous paved parking lot.  This is the ideal location for a client with an environmental conscience and who values sustainability. (Click here to read a fabulous article recently published in County Lines Magazine!)

Please contact us today for more information on this beautiful estate and our wedding packages.  For date-availability, please visit Welkinweir’s page on PartySpace, and – remember – Welkinweir is only available for 20 select events each year, so act fast to reserve your special day at this one-of-a-kind location!

Preferred Event Vendors for Welkinweir Estate

Please visit our Preferred Vendors page for a full list of our recommendations but the following list has been created specifically for Welkinweir Couples:


Village Flower Shoppe
610-469-6886 |

Blue Moon Florist
610-873-7900 | |



Wyndham Garden – Exton
Contact: Lori Butkus for Room Blocks
610-363-1100 | website |

Sheraton – Great Valley
Contact: Noreen Lagoy for Room Blocks
610-280-2091 | website |

Hilton Garden Inn – Exton/West Chester
Contact: Kara Siegfried
610-458-8822 | website |



Bartlett Pair Photography (husband-and-wife team) ♥
610-507-0738 | |



The Columbia Station (a Robert Ryan Catering & Design Event Venue)
4 Bridge Street, Phoenixville, PA 19460
610-933-6336 |

Vickers Restaurant
192 East Welsh Pool Road, Exton, PA 19341
610-363-7998 |

The Drafting Room
635 N. Pottstown Pike, Exton, PA 19341
610-363-0521 |



In addition to inviting us to the wedding, allow us to be part of your whole wedding weekend by catering your rehearsal dinner & providing a breakfast brunch the day after your event!

Both of these could take place in the convenience of your own home so that you can have the personal time with your guests but not have to worry about the cooking & clean-up! Contact your Event Manager for more information.

Did you know? 

Robert Ryan Catering & Design is your only point of contact to stock the bar at your affair! We have the unique quality of being the only local caterer to hold a liquor license enabling us to supply alcohol for off-premise locations.  You no longer have to outsource and coordinate your liquor needs with a distributor.