Host an Event

Please join us for our weekly Open House on Wednesday evenings  from 6pm – 8pm. Cairnwood is also available for tours on the weekends or during the week by appointment. Subject to cancellation due to private weekday events – reservations recommended.

Private Rental Highlights


Behind the high stone walls that seclude Cairnwood from the rest of the world, is a spectacular setting available for wedding receptions and special occasions.

Created as an elegant sanctuary and private estate for 19th Century industrialist John Pitcairn. Cairnwood is an architectural masterpiece from the Gilded Age complete with lush gardens and grounds.

  • Cairnwood hosts only one wedding reception per day
  • Breathtaking views of the Gothic Bryn Athyn Cathedral and Landmark Glencairn Museum
  • Luxury dressing suites
  • Private Groom’s lounge with leather furnishings
  • 5 hour reception package that may be extended until midnight
  • Fully handicapped accessible
  • Preferred catering list
  • Free parking
  • Fully air-conditioned
  • 6 designer powder rooms with subway tile and high-end finishes
  • Fountain garden
  • 30 foot oak dance floor
  • Hotel accommodations nearby
  • Executive boardroom available
  • Free high speed Wifi
  • Historic Tours, Tuesday – Sunday at 10am and 11am

What Visitors are saying

“Simply put – our overall experience with Cairnwood & the staff there was nothing short of amazing. Our guests truly overwhelmed us with all the positive feedback they had from our day, many of them saying they had never seen a more beautiful and original venue for a wedding! The estate is gorgeous and filled with history, the grounds and garden are well kept and beautiful, and the overall feel of Cairnwood is unlike anything else. If you’re looking for a unique venue that you and your guests will never forget – this is the place for you!” ~  Event August 2014

“If you want to feel like royalty, this is the place to do it. The mansion and the grounds are beautiful. The rooms where the guys and girls got ready in are unique, classy, and historical. My guests were so impressed by the Cairnwood that I’m sure they will be referring it to couples in the future. Thank you Cairnwood for the wonderful memories” ~ Event August 2014

” What more great things can be said that haven’t already? It is truly rare to come across a place so unique and beautifully aesthetic as The Cairnwood. You walk into another world and then greeted by folks who genuinely care for their clients and guests. The warmth is natural and organic. I have now been there many times and each visit is warmer and better than the last.  Shannon and staff are the sort that can take an already wonderful place to an even higher place. The Cairnwood is not just a wonderful grounds or place – it is that for sure- but much more so it is the embodiment of the people that work there and care for their guests that make it uniquely special.  Without exception a favorite amongst all who have the opportunity to go.” ~ Ken Negri, The Funktion Band

” Cairnwood is unparalleled in its architectural beauty, fascinating history, consistent personal service, and seemingly endless photo opportunities.” ~ Event October 2012

“All I can say is WOW!!! What a beautiful place! So charming and has so much history.” ~ Event June 2012

“Cairnwood was absolutely beautiful. The house and grounds are exceptionally maintained. The staff at Cairnwood was wonderful to work with during our planning as well as the day of our wedding. We highly recommend Cairnwood!” ~ Event May 2012

“So much more than just a fairy tale wedding is provided in this setting. Their preferred caterers are all amazing. The service of their staff really help you make you feel at home, maybe a little too at home! It provides an atmosphere of eloquence and a wedding every girl dreams of having.” ~ Event March 2012