Event Rental Reviews

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We’re proud to have been the home of countless beautiful events over the years.

         Awbury Arboretum Reviews

The Wedding Wire Couples’ Choice Award recognizes the top 5% of local wedding professionals on WeddingWire who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness, and professionalism. Winners are determined by reviews from over a million WeddingWire newlyweds.

We’d like to thank our awesome couples!  We are grateful that you chose Awbury to be part of your celebration.

Take a look at these sites to hear a few stories from past renters!  

Many of these reviews are from events prior to 2018.  Since then we’ve made exciting improvements to our space and services, from a gorgeous new tented patio to an exclusive partnership with Birchtree Catering, creating a worry-free, full service experience for you and your guests.



We’re thrilled to receive the Wedding Wire Couples’ Choice award for the 4th year in a row!

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More reviews from past renters:

“I just wanted to thank you for the job you all did at Sunday’s memorial… I think that particular venue was just about perfect for the occasion, and many of the guests commented on the high quality of the food. The service was effective but unobtrusive. I would certainly recommend Awbury and Birchtree to anyone else planning a similar event.”  – Sept 2018 client

“I’m dropping you a note just to say how splendid a job Awbury did for the reception on Monday evening… The evening was just right. Guests loved the venue.  Thank you so much for showing off our Germantown amenities so beautifully!” – Carolyn A.

“The guests who came to our event, a memorial for our mother, came from different states but all had lived in the Philadelphia area at some point.  They seemed to appreciate that Philadelphia had the beauty and history found at Awbury.  In addition, staff member Katie was fantastic in helping us set up and run the event. The entire time, she was very helpful but never obtrusive.  I would recommend Awbury to anyone else seeking an excellent location for a special event.” – Elizabeth E.


“My recent Book Launch for my newest novel, “Aunt Donsy’s Trunk,” was wonderful. I am still getting positive feedback, and it has been over a month. Everyone was impressed with the location, it really fit the mood I wanted to create. It was a successful event in a large part because of you (Branda O’Neil, Administrative Manager) – you were very helpful and supportive.” – Elaine J.

 Click here to view highlights from Elaine’s Book Launch!

“It was a beautiful day in October to host a staff retreat at Awbury Arboretum. The open space within the facility provided ample space for our group activities. The large windows enabled the sun to shine directly into our space which helped us to maintain our energy during the lecture-intensive part of our day. It was wonderful to walk outside during breaks to get some fresh air and enjoy the well-maintained grounds. To top it off, it was delightful to work with their staff to organize this event. Specifically, Branda was professional, courteous and very attentive to our needs. We definitely encourage other organizations to use this facility for any type of event including retreats and weddings. We will definitely return to Awbury Arboretum for future events!!!”  – Barbara Bungy, MPH, MBA – Program Director, Dorothy Mann Center at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children.

“I wanted to thank you and your staff separately for all of your assistance in the planning for our event, and the service provided to us and our guests on Saturday. The weather was not very nice and travel was difficult, but your staff arrived on time and provided courteous, professional service, making our event very comfortable and pleasant for me, my family and our guests.  The Cope House was a perfect venue for our family gathering–charming, warm, and in a beautiful location. Thank you for all that you did to make sure our event was a success.”  – Diane L.
“I couldn’t have been more ecstatic over that day…  I just want to thank every last one of you for a remarkable time…  Nothing went wrong; it was just amazing.”  – Marie E.


(We are working on collecting more stories from our many eclectic events, so check back as the digest grows!)