Located on Route 263 between Peddlers Village and the Delaware River is a rare gem in the wedding business. Holly Hedge Estate is owned and run by the Luccaro family for the past 25 years, and they offer personalized service, a historic old barn and courtyard, and Bucks County beauty. I would define this venue as rustic elegance. One of the things that makes Holly Hedge in New Hope so unique, outside of it’s incredible beauty and history, is that it is family-run and family owned. I’ve had the immense pleasure of being recommended by the owners and staff at this incredible wedding venue for many years. In the wedding industry, it’s so unusual to have a staff with so little turnover, employees who have been with the same venue year after year. At Holly Hedge it is the norm.
The rustic charm is undeniable. The historic barn and courtyard, fountain and antique gates, make an incredibly beautiful setting no matter what the season. If you are looking for a photographer who knows the grounds not only in every season, but also the best time of day for your wedding photos in that season, that would beyond a doubt be me.
Holly Hedge Estate falls within $150-$190 per guest. They have an incredible kitchen staff, and even their own pastry chef who can create your amazing wedding cake.
Your wedding ceremony at Holly Hedge Estate can take place either outside on the brick courtyard, or inside the old barn. The courtyard had a central fountain which the florist can decorate and antique iron gates are situated in the long the back stone wall. It’s actually quite breathtaking. Clients have a choice of which direction to hold their ceremony, and I’ve seen all 4 directions used. The most popular being both having guests facing the old barn and facing the stone alcove which is in the direction of the reception barn.
For ceremonies which take place in the old barn, the focal point is the large utterly gorgeous original stone fireplace. The huge windows are also totally amazing and are ideal for artistic bridal portraits. There is also upstairs seating for guests. I’ve seen the groom and groomsmen enter either from coming down these stairs, or from the back of the barn beside the fireplace. It’s quaint and rustic and either inside or outside is a wonderful place to be married.
The old barn is even used for small intimate parties of 50 or less. I remember first seeing it set up for a reception, pin-lights shining on centerpieces, and thinking how perfect and magical it all looked. It has an incredible and even magical atmosphere. Likewise, the courtyard is also wonderful for outdoor ceremonies and cocktail hour. Its fountain is a centerpiece, and I have so many gorgeous photos of it decorated in different bridal colors and themes. The antique iron gates are a lovely spot for your wedding photographs, with the stone barn, courtyard, balcony and fountain adding even more to the pictures.
The new barn can hold just under 200 people with the dance floor. The back wall is stone, and the ceiling has newly installed barn trusses. A beautiful antique bar runs along the opposite side.
Farm tables are also an option. Guests can enjoy the courtyard and old barn for cocktail hour, and then make their way down to the reception. If you book Holly Hedge, your wedding would be the only wedding happening there that day; this beautiful magical place is all yours. Another huge bonus in the wedding industry.
Holly Hedge Estate offers rooms and breakfast in the main house, and also has the 1740 House in Lumberville for those weddings needing a lot of rooms for many guests. They have a shuttle to bring guests from the 1740 House to Holly Hedge, which is only about 3 miles away.
The property dates back to the 1780’s, and its buildings, whether it’s the house or the old barn, are constructed of hand-hewn timber and field stone from local quarries. The gorgeous Old Barn was built in the classic example of Bucks County bank barns. It stayed in the same family for over 100 years, and when it changed hands it was an estate, a school for the performing arts, and now a wedding venue. The Luccaro family has lovingly maintained it as a premier wedding destination in New Hope, Bucks County.