Located just over an hour from New York City, and an hour from Philadelphia, Durham Springs offers 33 acres of sprawling farmland. Snuggled in the Lehigh Valley, if you’re looking for a wedding that has an upscale farm vibe without sacrificing comfort, Durham Springs is an excellent choice. Built in 1730, this property has been meticulously restored and offers many amenities for both wedding couples and their guests. It even has a live spring running through the building!
There are many options for wedding ceremonies depending on the size of your wedding guests depending on if you wish to be married indoors or out, including a charming pond area, and an option for a tented lawn wedding for up to 600. Indoors, you can choose from the Cascade room which can accommodate 70 guests, the Durham Suite which holds about 150, or for large events the barn is the perfect choice with up to 300 guests. Unlike many venues, Durham Springs offers an indoor backup plan in the event of inclement weather which is fantastic for easing the minds of their clients.
Getting ready suits on the property are comfortable, full of light and keeps everything in one spot, which is always so much more relaxing for both wedding couples and their bridal parties. Overstuffed chairs in the beautiful lobby, a deck, charming front porch rocking chairs, the expanse of flowering trees in the spring; there are so many places throughout for portraits.
I love the expansive white walls in the Durham Suite (they take uplighting beautifully) and the golden chandeliers through combines that rustic chic elegance that is so popular with wedding couples. No matter what your wedding palette is, it will look amazing in this space. A large bank of windows that not only gives the space an open feeling of being outside when you’re inside, offering a gorgeous view of the property.
The food is an absolute delight, with no attention to detail spared. Fresh, locally-sourced culinary offerings and a finely tuned staff mean your wedding meal won’t be cookie-cutter or delayed by staffing issues. They are more than willing to work with you on menu choices if you desire specialty foods or themes.
While Durham Springs definitely has a farm-feel because of the property and location, it’s also modern and chic in aesthetic. Bucolic rolling hills, beautiful sunset views; this combination of elegant luxury makes this a great choice for your New York City or Pennsylvania wedding.
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