Have Fun By the Fire Pit!

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When the weather’s pleasant, our front patio is open and our fire pits are glowing. A homey fire often conjures up chilly fall evenings, and while that’s a great time to cozy up near the fire pit, it’s not the only time of the year for relaxing outdoors with great food and libations.

We open our front patio in late spring as soon as Mother Nature allows, and keep it open as long as possible in the fall. You’ll find comfy Adirondack chairs surrounding two fire pits; their long arms help you cradle a drink while your award-winning fare rests on an adjacent table. High tops are scattered nearby for quiet conversation. As evening falls, string lights join the fire’s glow to create just the right ambience. Gentle background music sets the stage for an evening at The Gables at Chadds Ford!

Guests love our alfresco setting for gathering with friends and family over our bar menu (dinner menu available on request): think GNO (Girls’ or Guys’ Night Out), a long-overdue catch-up, date night, a birthday celebration, after-work drinks, happy hour … it’s endless! But we’re more than just a great place to hang—check out other ways to use our charming outdoor space.

Pre-Event Gathering

Hosting an event at The Gables at Chadds Ford? Start outside and have fun by a fire pit. Our events team will help you craft a pre-function cocktail hour in line with your event’s theme and budget. There’s plenty of room for hors d’oeuvres, drinks and circulating among your guests.

Pre-Dinner Drinks

Bring back the tradition of enjoying a cocktail (or beer, wine, scotch or bourbon!) before dinner. There’s nothing like winding down at the end of a workday or winding up on the weekend with good people and great drinks. We have a robust wine list, continuously changing cocktail and martini lists, a rotating beer list and a well-curated scotch and bourbon list to keep you satisfied.

Waiting For Friends

We all have those friends who are always late—even when you “secretly” tell them to arrive earlier than the rest. Make waiting time enjoyable and relax by the fire pit. In fact, you may find you no longer care who is late and who is on time, thanks to our impeccable service.

Concerned About Inclement Weather?

We’ve got you covered—literally. If rain threatens, simply move indoors or hit our covered patio.

Come to The Gables at Chadds Ford and immerse yourself in our Southern-inspired cuisine, intriguing beverage program and rustic ambience—outside! We’ll keep the fire on for you.

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: The Gables at Chadds Ford