Overbrook Golf Club- Editor’s Choice Award 2021

Overbrook Golf Club Philadelphia Weddings Editors Choice Award

Overbrook Golf Club is an Editor’s Choice because of its traditional style and gorgeous golf course. Located on the Main Line of Philadelphia, the 128 acres of property gives you many options for indoor and outdoor weddings. Holding your wedding at Overbrook will add your new family to the long line of history held at the club. Overbrook Golf Club is popular for many reasons but our favorite part is how the staff makes you feel like you are at home on your special day. If you want to see a gorgeous wedding hosted at Overbrook, check out the video on Allure Film‘s website.

About Overbrook Golf Club

Bride Goes Down Stairs at Overbrook Golf Club
Bride Descends Staircase at Overbrook Golf Club by Mary Katherine Photography

With 35,000 square feet of space to host your wedding day, this “Georgian Manor” has a lot to offer. The sizeable venue can host up to 250 guests at a time and was recently renovated in  2019. Even with the renovations, the club has years of history and has balanced the historical touches amongst the additions. 

The clubhouse sits on the 18 hole golf course overlooking the stunning views of the rolling greens. The course itself is one of the most popular and well-kept in the Philly area. On the property, you can also find a 25-meter swimming pool, four platform tennis courts, a state-of-the-art fitness center, a four-lane bowling alley, a card room, and a barbershop. 

Overbrook is not just a golf club, but a social club that feels like family. The dedicated culture of excellence and tradition is what sets the club apart from others, making it a great choice of venue for your wedding day. 

History of Overbrook

Bridesmaids Photographed at Overbrook Golf Club
Bridesmaids Enjoying Overbrook Golf Club by Mary Katherine Photography

In 1900, Overbrook Golf Club was built at the Wistar Morris Estate with a 9 hole course and clubhouse. When the golf course became too small to accommodate all of the members on the waiting list, Donald Ross was engaged as the architect to build an eighteen-hole course. The new golf course opened on May 29, 1920, on the grounds presently occupied by the Lankenau Hospital. 

In the late 1940s, the club decided they needed new land so they could continue to expand. They acquired the Van Horn Ely Estate on September 19, 1950, which is where it currently lies, and officially opened on May 30, 1952. The Manor House located on the Estate, known originally as “Hardwicke” and which is now the Clubhouse, was originally constructed in 1913 by Herbert L. Clark and later purchased by Clarence H. Geist in 1933 to give to his daughter, Elizabeth, as a wedding gift. The mansion is one of the best examples of French Loire Valley Chateau architecture in the Philadelphia area.

The Venue 

Bride Smiling at Overbrook Golf Club
Bride Inside of Overbrook Golf Club by Mary Katherine Photography

With amazing spaces and unique touches of history, Overbrook is a stand-out location. With 10 different event spaces, they have the ability to accommodate an intimate dinner party or weddings of up to 250 people. As a popular seasonal amenity, they offer the back patio overlooking Overbrook’s sculptured back nine for ceremonies and the cocktail reception. 

If you are hosting a winter wedding the classically decorated indoor bar called the Hunt Room, along with the Living Room and Solarium are utilized for the cocktail reception. They also act as a great backup for a rainy day! Each room has beautiful touches like wood finishes, warm fireplaces, intricate furniture, historic pieces, and stunning chandeliers.

Overbrook Golf Club Table Setting
Ballroom at Overbrook Golf Club Captured by Mary Katherine Photography

The bridal suite is the ideal spot to get ready for your special day. Get your hair and makeup done on-site, take beautiful photos putting on your dress, and gather with your bridesmaids while listening to your favorite music.  

The grounds surrounding the Clubhouse offer beautiful spots for some of the best photography. Explore the four platform tennis courts and six Har-Tru tennis courts. You can see some of the most wonderful sunsets from the back patio along with the gardens and it will be a picture worth framing! 

With so many great rooms to choose from, taking a tour of the property would be a nice way to explore the grounds. The club offers a feeling of elegance that you can’t find anywhere else.

Planning Your Wedding at Overbrook Golf Club

Bride and Groom Outside of Overbrook Golf Club
Bride and Groom Captured by Mary Katherine Photography at Overbrook Golf Club

With a thoughtful team making your day go smoothly and the planning process easy,  Overbrook’s crew is unmatched. On a day that may feel chaotic, you want to be sure you are in good hands. This is exactly how you will feel at Overbrook!

The reception package is all-inclusive and leaves all the guessing out of it. Start off the reception with a plethora of butlered hor’s d’oeuvres and a premium open bar. The meal includes an appetizer, salad, entree, dessert, champagne toast, plus wine service for each guest. Their menu has many delicious options so there will be something to please any of your guests! You also get valet parking, a coatroom attendant, and specific team members that will key in on the bridal party throughout the day to make sure you’re taken care of.

Overbrook Golf Club has a lot to offer as your Philadelphia area wedding day venue. We are happy to highlight Overbrook as a 2021 Editor’s Choice favorite!

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