The Phoenixville Foundry is a favorite spot to shoot weddings at Allure Films because of the variety of shots we can get of the bride and groom on property. The venue also recently won an Editor’s Choice Award from Philly Weddings because of its stellar customer service and stunning location. The gorgeous venue is just a short drive away from Philadelphia in Chester County. The short yet scenic drive through hilly green suburbs is a great way to start your guest’s day as they arrive at the Phoenixville Foundry. Allure Films has had years of experience shooting at this venue, and we are proud to be a Phoenixville Foundry wedding videographer!
Historic Phoenixville Foundry
The Foundry was built in the late 1800s and was used by the Phoenix Iron & Steel Company in its early days. Being built along the French Creek, the Foundry offers lush green views and rustic pieces hinting at the original use of the building. The grounds offer 18,000 square feet of space to capture the perfect clips to create your wedding day video.
As time went on, the Foundry was no longer needed. Thankfully the town realized the historical significance and beauty of the location. They have done a great job keeping up the building and surrounding area over the years. Recently in 2006, the Hankin Real Estate Group took over the Phoenixville Foundry and designed an event space to mix modern decor with touches of the past.
The deeply rooted history of the Phoenixville Foundry is obvious in the architecture of the venue as it brings in the charm of rustic steel and stone. It is easy to feel romantic in a space that is bathed in warm, natural light. The sun streams in from the large paned windows over the course of the day. With many different spaces in the venue, the Foundry offers a versatile space to design your perfect day. A customizable experience allows you to create your dream wedding to remember for a lifetime.
Phoenixville Foundry has two separate indoor event spaces to choose from, plus plenty of outdoor space to explore as well. The abundance of different backgrounds makes for an exceptional wedding day video. With a variety of shots in the final product, your guests are sure to be wowed!
West Wing Ballroom
A popular choice for your wedding is the West Wing Ballroom. This ballroom holds enough space for up to 275 seated guests. The ballroom has elements of wood and rust and has simple tan painted walls. This offers a neutral palette allowing you to add your wedding decor without worrying about it being too busy.
The high open style ceiling exposes the intricate steel truss work overhead, with long columns of light raining down beautifully into the room. Large windows brighten up the room with warm natural light. Each window also has a curtain, allowing you to control the amount of light you want throughout the day.
The center of the room can be opened up for use as a dance floor, and the front of the room has a small stage with audiovisual connections provided for use as well. If you choose the West Wing Ballroom for your wedding reception, you are also able to use the private entrance and restrooms for this space. We love getting shots of your guests having fun in the West Wing Ballroom for your Phoenixville Foundry wedding day video!
Cupola Ballroom & Mezzanine
This grand ballroom offers 8,100 square feet of space and was named after one of the two original cupola furnaces. This ballroom can hold up to 180 guests for a ceremony. But, when combined with the West Wing Ballroom you can have up to 400 guests at your Phoenixville Foundry wedding.
The main highlights of the Cupola Ballroom are the gorgeous grand foyer and sweeping double staircase that leads up to the mezzanine. Your first entrance as Mr. & Mrs. is sure to be grand walking down the elegant staircase! Tall ceilings stretch 60 feet up and you get excellent views of the dining space from the above mezzanine. The mezzanine is the perfect spot for a cocktail ceremony or cake cutting. The space itself is flexible and will accommodate almost any table set up or staging. Cupola Ballroom has an industrial charm that highlights a hip shaped roof and clerestory windows.
Phoenixville Foundry also has a special event kitchen located behind the scenes. This allows for staff and caterers to set up without getting in the way of guests. The mezzanine level also offers a private suite for bridal parties, performers, or planners to get ready or touch up throughout the day. The Cupola Ballroom has an audiovisual set up and high-speed internet to go along with the built-in 24×30 foot dance floor.
Another great spot for entertaining at the Phoenixville Foundry is the West Patio. Sitting off of the West Wing Ballroom, the patio is a great addition to your reception to create an indoor and outdoor space for your guests. It also offers another beautiful photo and video taking spot with the brick patio and trellis garden.
The Sculpture Garden is one of two outdoor event spaces up for use for your Phoenixville Foundry wedding. This spot holds up to 400 guests and can be used for a ceremony or outdoor reception. Fire pits dot the space to keep your guests warm as they celebrate all night long!
The Sculpture Garden is lined with large steel poles and an intricate pergola as a centerpiece. The outdoor spot is surrounded by bright greenery and healthy trees for a natural vibe and open skies. The combination of indoor and outdoor shots in your wedding day video makes for a great variety in the final product!
Lastly, the column truss bridge is another great spot to shoot your wedding day video or capture a few photos at the Phoenixville Foundry. Take your wedding party around the two acres of greenery to take a breath of fresh air on your big day and grab some incredible photos.
The lush greens surrounding the wooden bridge make it a popular spot to gather. Steel beams reach up and surround the bridge to offer a naturally framed photo of the newlyweds. The bridge has lights that dot the top of the steel beams. This allows you to capture outdoor photos night or day! The Covered Bridge is the perfect spot to escape and capture a memory at your Phoenixville Foundry wedding.
The great part about the Phoenixville Foundry is the ability to mix and match spaces to create your ideal indoor and outdoor ceremony and reception. Don’t be afraid to get creative with your event space! Of course, this all depends on the number of guests attending and the weather of your wedding day. The staff at the Foundry will always be sure to have a backup plan ready in case of sour weather.
Planning Your Phoenixville Foundry Wedding
The staff at Phoenixville Foundry are passionate about designing and executing your dream wedding day. The Phoenixville Foundry team has years of experience in event planning. You can be confident that your special day is in good hands. The versatility of the property gives the team a lot of room to work with, allowing you to customize the space in any way you choose.
The Foundry also partners with the J. Scott Catering team for your convenience. Your wedding day menu is easily customizable, just like the venue itself. The farm to table catering service has an eye for detail and innovative dishes. Between the culinary experts at J. Scott Catering and the Phoenixville Foundry event planning team, your day is sure to run smoothly and free of stress. The Allure Films videography team loves to add shots of the stunning plates to your wedding day video!
Phoenixville Foundry partners with quite a few other companies as well, from florists to entertainment, and of course videography! Allure Films is happy to be a partner of Phoenixville Foundry. Our team enjoys the versatility of the venue and loves seeing how each bride and groom bring in their unique touch. Please be sure to reach out if you have any questions about your wedding videography at Phoenixville Foundry!
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