Events at Welkinweir

For more information about hosting an event at Welkinweir, call or email our Special Events Coordinators at eventsatwelkinweir@

Nancy Wodell

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Rentals & Special Events


Host your event at Welkinweir The Estate House at Welkinweir

Mother’s Day Tea & Azalea Bloom Walk

Treat Mom to a delightful afternoon at Welkinweir. A special springtime luncheon will be served on the terrace at the Estate House featuring a selection of tea sandwiches, mini quiches, scones, and sweets, hot and cold tea. Stroll the gardens and see our magnificent collection of azaleas at their peak.

Holiday Open House

The Holidays at Welkinweir showcase the festively decorated rooms of the Estate House; each room the work of local garden clubs and local horticulture students utilizing greens from Welkinweir's unususal conifer collection and other natural materials.

Our rare Skinner organ will fill the house with the sounds of the season. Don't miss the Holidays at Welkinweir ... one of Chester County's most unique properties.


Welkinweir offers an irresistible combination of elegance, beauty and tranquility. The National Historic Registered Estate House and its property are the perfect location for your next event.

Welkinweir, the home of the Green Valleys Association, is a country estate nestled into a hillside on a 197-acre arboretum and nature preserve in the heart of Chester County.

The Estate House at Welkinweir

The Estate House offers a splendid setting for private parties, business meetings, civic functions, receptions and other special events for 15 to 150 persons. Rental space is also available at the pavilion.

The view from the formal living room to the large pond below is why this wonderful estate is called “Welkinweir.” The Old English name translates to “where the sky meets the water” and Green Valleys’ Welkinweir translates into a one-of-a-kind event location.

The formal gardens surrounding the fully furnished Estate House feature ornamental plantings and specimen trees. Walk down Azalea Lane or stroll through the Pinetum, a garden with dwarf evergreens from around the world. This unique setting is the ideal spot for a formal reception or a casual event.

“Azalea Lane” is just one of the landscape features that make Welkinweir a truly ideal location to stage your next event. Five ponds, a meandering brook, stone wall remnants of a 200 year-old barn, a spring house, and acres and acres of rolling hills, meadows, and protected forests with native plants accompany the magnificent home making Welkinweir a unique location.

Immortalize your memories with photography in the beautiful setting of Welkinweir's formal gardens. All commercial/professional photography requires a permit and a fee. Please contact the director for permit application and rules for commercial/professional photography.


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