Built in 1728, Bell Gate Farm was one of the largest farms in Pennsylvania, and now this historic home is one of the most sought after wedding venues. Only 90 miles west of New York City, or 45 minutes away from Philadelphia, Bell Gate Farm sits on 233 stunning acres of rolling hills, rich woodland, and working farmland. Restored and remolded several times over the years, it has retained much of its 18th-century charm and offers couples a secluded setting for the wedding while still being close to the city.
Often, one of the amenities that draw couples to choose Bell Gate Farms is the custom design and updated suites. The Santi Suite has a white wood ceiling, brickwork, and carefully selected décor. The available light creates wonderful shadows for capturing all the wedding details during getting ready. The Yost Suite is more of a quaint cottage that has stood on the farmland for over 55 years. These suite options can provide a couple with a bit of a ‘destination wedding’ as they can stay in them before and after the wedding.
The professional staff at Bell Gate Farm work hard to make sure every event is designed to meet the vision of any couple, and that their day runs smoothly. Couples can choose from several outdoor spaces or indoor locations for their ceremony or reception. Gather your guests at the edge of the pond, under a canopy of trees with stunning views of the valley. Wedding guests enjoy the manicured grounds with scenic views of the Lehigh Valley. Such gorgeous vistas and rich, natural surroundings make for an amazing ceremony location and a dream place for formal portraiture.
The interior of the barn with its soaring wood ceiling covered in twinkle lights is where rustic farm-chic meets modernly charming. The open design makes it easy to dance the night away, host a delicious dinner family-style while still having beautiful, comfortable spaces for family and friends to relax and enjoy the evening. The exterior of the Bell Gate Main House is historic, creating a magnificent backdrop for wedding party photos.
Bell Gate Farm sets itself away from other wedding venues with its ability to meet the needs of any couple’s vision as well as the needs of their guests. While the grounds are classically gorgeous, the Barn has an outdoor fire pit for making s’mores, or just enjoying a fire under the stars. Discreetly set off to the side is a playground any kid would love, as well a broad field that can host lawn games for guests of all ages.
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