It’s been called a turn-of-the-century “architectural gem.” Its massive stonework facade, refurbished wooden doors and classic arched windows speak to Eastern Pennsylvania’s undeniable blue collar, working class character.
The Phoenixville Foundry is one of the most popular and most desirable event venues out there. It’s well-known for hosting everything from beautiful and memorable weddings to sophisticated corporate galas, fundraisers and more. You may be surprised to also learn just how affordable, accessible and manageable it is as a space. Though its reputation for elegance and refinement may seem intimidating to some newlyweds dreaming of tying the knot within its storied walls, you should know that a stress-free and budget-friendly Phoenixville Foundry wedding celebration is well within your reach.
Here are some fun and helpful points of inspiration for those of you dreaming of celebrating at the Phoenixville Foundry.
A Historic Venue with Unparalleled Manmade Beauty
Located in Phoenixville, PA (about 30-45 minutes nutes west of Philadelphia), the Phoenixville Foundry is a standing symbol of the region’s exceptional industrial legacy. It was once the headquarters for the Phoenix Iron and Steel company, where it poured huge iron castings up until the industry entered decline. Renovations began in 1998 and especially picked up in 2006 under new ownership. Inside the space, a large refurbished cantilever crane and a double-tiered roof give the space its distinct character.
Outstanding Wedding Reception Spaces
The Phoenixville Foundry features three distinct spaces: the Cupola Ballroom (8,100 sq. ft.), the West Wing Ballroom (3,000 sq. ft.) and the Heritage Center (1,500 sq. ft.). These dimensions make it a gigantic venue that can accommodate wedding ceremonies and receptions both great and small.
Picturesque Backdrops at Every Turn
Everything about the Phoenixville Foundry and surrounding areas (from the architecture to the verdant and lush countryside) is set up beautifully for capturing the most personal and unforgettable moments. Furthermore, the indoor mezzanine provides a gorgeous view of the space in its entirety and offers a picturesque vantage point for photography. The Phoenixville Foundry is known for serving as the backdrop to some of the most famous imagery in the community.
A Versatile Space for Any Theme Imaginable
Versatile Space plan and accommodate for a wedding are 1) its thematic versatility and 2) its established vendor relationships. The architecture, lighting and overall ambiance of the Phoenixville Foundry lend themselves well to several different themes. This includes traditional, rustic, natural, modern, holiday, futuristic and even alternative concepts such as the popular “steampunk.”
The ongoing relationships with vendors in catering, design, floral and entertainment make the Phoenixville Foundry venue both accessible and surprisingly affordable. Several of the vendors provide pre-made wedding packages that are designed to reduce costs to the client and fulfill the entire wedding experience for pennies on the dollar. What’s more, those who would choose to celebrate their wedding on a weekday in lieu of the conventional Saturday (which is often booked months in advance) can do so with greater availability and for reduced or discounted costs.
The Perfect Foundry Playlist
If you’re not already excited to start planning your dream Phoenixville Foundry wedding, our group here has assembled this thoughtful playlist for you to listen to and put you in the right frame of mind!
1. A Hard Day’s Night – The Beatles
2. Taking Care of Business – Bachman-Turner Overdrive
3. Blue Collar Man (Long Nights) – Styx
4. Door To Door – Creedence Clearwater Revival
5. It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere – Alan Jackson
6. Workin’ for a Livin’ – Huey Lewis & The News
7. Time Is Love – Josh Turner
8. Peace Of Mind – Boston
As wedding venues go, the Phoenixville Foundry is in a league all its own. Our advice: don’t let its perceived extravagance scare you. A beautiful dream wedding celebration at this incredible venue is closer than you might think.
As the exclusive caterer of the Phoenixville Foundry, Queen of Hearts Catering has prepared wonderfully thematic menus of entrees, appetizers and desserts that can speak intimately to your special day. Contact us online or give us a call at 610.889.0477 for more information.
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