4 Ways The Gables Makes Your Holiday Party Unforgettable

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It’s never too early to get on our calendar—Saturdays and Sundays in November and December are already booked at The Gables at Chadds Ford! Dates are filling quickly, so nab yours now. This goes for you, busy corporate planner, as well as you, frazzled family social director. Our special events team will take the hassle out of the holidays so you can relax and enjoy your event (and all the glory).

At The Gables at Chadds Ford, we know parties! We host weddings, showers, birthdays, anniversaries, religious celebrations and so much more all year long, and bring that experience to bear during the holiday season. We know that every party is important to the host and the guests, and we pull out all the stops to make your party unforgettable. Here’s how!

1. A beautiful venue to wow your guests

Our historic property retains its late-1800s Victorian charm, but with all the amenities you’d expect from a modern restaurant and banquet room. Our spacious banquet room boasts a high ceiling accented with exposed wood gables, stunning floor-to-ceiling French windows, a dedicated bar, an elevated DJ area and private restrooms. The banquet room opens onto an outdoor terrace and our well-manicured lawn. Our hospitality designer will work with you to decorate and stage the room to meet your party needs, whether you’re hosting a corporate gathering or a family soiree. For your guests’ convenience, there’s plenty of convenient parking, too.

2. Customized menu from an award-winning chef

When you party with us, you may select from a carefully planned banquet menu. You can also customize the menu to suit your preferences. Either way, your food is prepared by chef Dave Wenerd and his kitchen staff, the same culinary talent who create our Southern-inspired restaurant fare. Choose from plated meals, a buffet, food stations, heavy hors d’oeuvres or any combination to fit your taste and budget. The same goes for the bar: you can offer your guests a full bar, wine and beer or a cash bar. Our special events staff works with you to create the ideal event for your party.

3. Great vendors to help you nail the details

We take the devil out of the details not only with our own in-house special events staff and hospitality designer, but also by directing you to our preferred vendors for special services such as photography, audio equipment and music. Our list goes beyond those typical needs, however, so we can help you secure invitations, hotel accommodations, limousines, videography and even child care or a photo booth. We come into contact with many vendors during the course of our day, and we’ve compiled a list of the best of the best to serve you.

4. Options to fit any budget

We take this part as seriously as we take our cuisine. We believe that celebrating those who are important to us shouldn’t break the bank. We also cater to those who pull out all the stops—and we treat everyone with the same care and attention. Those seeking to throw a memorable event on a budget might consider hosting during the week. A weekday event offers the best rates and, like all of our events, the room fee includes standard white table linens, napkins, china, glassware, flatware, tea light candles, use of the outdoor terrace (weather permitting) and room setup and cleanup. Our special events team will help you take your vision, needs and desires and make them a reality—within your budget.

Ready to party? Check our availability or call us at (215) 490-9015.

The Gables at Chadds Ford is nestled in the heart of the historic Brandywine Valley. Our combination of fresh seasonal cuisine, rustic yet elegant charm and enchanting outdoor dining will keep you coming back time and time again. The Gables is also the perfect venue to host your next special event, whether you are planning a wedding, rehearsal dinner, baby shower or corporate event.

Nina Malone

Photos, top to bottom: Ed Williams; The Gables at Chadds Ford; Alexandra Whitney (last two photos)