Venue Information

Located near Philadelphia, Welkinweir is an arboretum and wedding venue that offers a blend of splendor and serenity for your special day. The name means "sky water" in Old English. Early in the 18th century, the property provided timber for Reading Furnace for iron manufacturing.

In the heart of Chester County, Welkinweir sits on 224 permanently preserved acres. This 55-acre arboretum and protected forests feature stone walls, springhouses, abundant wildlife, and protected forests. It offers an idyllic backdrop for indoor and outdoor events for up to 150 guests, overlooking a 6-acre pond in a private valley, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The flowering trees, shrubs, and perennials filling the ruins of the stone bank barn make this intimate location the idyllic place for a wedding ceremony. Today, the charm and grace of this historic estate are being preserved and even made “greener” to follow its sustainability mission.

Welkinweir can accommodate up to 150 guests and offers various layout options to suit your needs. The estate house and surrounding gardens make for a picturesque and elegant setting for your special day.

The location of Welkinweir is also noteworthy. The property is located in East Nantmeal Township, known for its extensive, sweeping views of rural landscapes. Several historic buildings can also be found there, including iron furnaces, mills, schoolhouses, and more. 

Welkinweir offers catering services and has its own florist to ensure that your special day is memorable. The facility is handicapped accessible and provides ample parking for guests, making it easy for everyone to attend your special event.

With its elegant setting, tranquil location, and top-notch services, Welkinweir is an ideal place to tie the knot.

Venue Address

1368 Prizer Rd, Pottstown, PA 19465


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Contact Info

Phone: +1 610-469-7543


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No need to travel outside of the venue...the grounds are gorgeous!

Wedding Stories

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A Welkinweir Estate Wedding|Jenn and Mike

Jen and Mike met at medical school and became friends over the course of two clinical rotations (psychiatry and internal medicine), where they rotated in the same department and got to see each other frequently. Rotations usually end with a group dinner or a party; as such, they grew closer throughout these rotations. They finally made plans to meet up ...

candid image of bride and groom laughing at the Welkinweir Estate

Welkinweir Estate Wedding | Laura and Dan

I love that Laura and Dan go back to the place where they had their first date: "We met through a dating app while we both lived in New Jersey. Our first date was at an Asian restaurant that Dan picked so we try to go back to this restaurant occasionally to remember our first date together". They are both ...

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"We could not have hired a better photographer for our wedding than Ralph. We have countless photos that we can use in our home and are thrilled to look back on to remember our wedding day. The day moves so quickly but Ralph did an incredible job capturing the moments throughout the day so we can re-live the emotions, setting, and all the love that filled the occasion. Ralph's process of getting to know my wife and I through the planning meetings and engagement session was more detailed and fun than expected. He wanted to get to know us. The level of effort that Ralph pours into his work mirrored the level of effort that we felt we were putting into the wedding day as a whole, which we were thrilled with. The post-wedding meeting is a great experience as well as Ralph allowed us to walk back through the day and choose the layout for our wedding album in-person in a theater-like setting. Working with Ralph to capture the irreplaceable moments on the most important day in our lives was the best choice we could have made!"

- Dan Bergvall

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