Aldie Mansion in Doylestown was built in 1927, by William and Martha Mercer, and is a little bit castle, a little bit country estate. With distinctive Tudor architecture, intricate brickwork, antique tiles and even gargoyles, the Mercer’s entertained the likes of Groucho Marx, and the Von Trapp family once caroled in the Great Hall.
Wedding ceremonies are held outdoors under the huge old oak tree, or in the terraced garden.
There is a long winding path from the estate to either ceremony area which allows for a beautiful processional for the bride and her bridesmaids.
The atrium can hold up to 200 guests for the reception dinner, and the original oak-paneled library, boardroom and great hall all have distinctive fireplaces complete with Mercer tiles. A nice touch is the balcony which located just off of the bridal suite, and overlooks the terrace. This is a great photo opportunity for toasts, with the bride and groom on the balcony and their guests below. I often suggest to my clients for a great wedding photo. Another great wedding photograph is the bride and groom under the historic Burr oak tree. At night it is lit by what looks like thousands of tiny white lights, and you can imagine it makes for a great nighttime ending photo to the wedding day.
Aldie Mansion is catered by Jeffrey Miller Catering. Proceeds from Aldie Mansion weddings benefit the Heritage Conservancy.