Cairnwood Estate

Cairnwood Estate Built between 1892 and 1895 during America's "Gilded Age," this magnificent Beaux Arts style country house was designed by Carrere and Hastings, one of the country's leading architectural firms.
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Such a beautiful wedding dress!📸: @allisonmccaffertyphotography #cairnwoodestate #cairnwoodestatewedding #brynathynhisto...
04/26/2020

Such a beautiful wedding dress!
📸: @allisonmccaffertyphotography

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Did you know that only two years after Cairnwood was completed in 1895, the architects Carrère & Hastings won the presti...
04/24/2020

Did you know that only two years after Cairnwood was completed in 1895, the architects Carrère & Hastings won the prestigious commission to design the New York Public Library? The more experienced and prestigious firm of McKim, Mead & White, under whom the pair apprenticed beginning in 1883, was expected to win the commission. Do you see any similarities between Cairnwood’s central hall and Astor Hall, the grand entry into NYPL? #nationallibraryweek #cairnwood #beauxarts #gildedagemansions #brynathynhistoricdistrict @ NYPL The New York Public Library

Happy Earth Day!🌎💚Today, we celebrate this amazing planet we call home. Cairnwood is blessed to be surrounded by nature ...
04/22/2020

Happy Earth Day!🌎💚
Today, we celebrate this amazing planet we call home. Cairnwood is blessed to be surrounded by nature and beautiful gardens.

#cairnwoodestate #cairnwoodsunshine #cairnwoodwedding #earthday #earth

“A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love.” - Max Muller 🌸🌎❤️📷: @dyannalamora #cairnwo...
04/22/2020

“A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love.” - Max Muller 🌸🌎❤️

📷: @dyannalamora

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#earthday
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Cairnwood was designed with an elegant Library paneled in American oak providing plenty of storage and hidden pull-out d...
04/21/2020

Cairnwood was designed with an elegant Library paneled in American oak providing plenty of storage and hidden pull-out desks all around the perimeter. For a demonstration, plan to take a tour when we are permitted to safely reopen. In the meantime, celebrate National Library Week with some quality reading time at home! Historic photo: Margaret Pitcairn Starkey, Academy of the New Church Archives #library #readmorebooks #nationallibraryweek #cairnwood #brynathynhistoricaldistrict

We look forward to when our incredible caterers can create an atmosphere of love and celebration with their passion for ...
04/20/2020

We look forward to when our incredible caterers can create an atmosphere of love and celebration with their passion for food and hospitality! #cairnwoodwedding #cairnwoodestate #brynathynhistoricdistrict #catering #food @karenscatering @sagecatering_philly @feastivitiesevents_philly

Let’s have some Friday fun with Cairnwood Bingo! How many bingos can you get? We want to know! Share your completed boar...
04/17/2020

Let’s have some Friday fun with Cairnwood Bingo! How many bingos can you get? We want to know! Share your completed board with us! #cairnwoodestate #brynathynhistoricdistrict #cairnwoodwedding #bingo

How many people have walked through this grand entry envisioned by architects Carrère & Hastings in this early plan prop...
04/16/2020

How many people have walked through this grand entry envisioned by architects Carrère & Hastings in this early plan proposed to John and Gertrude Pitcairn in August 1892? Can you spot any changes? Swipe right to compare. #cairnwood #beauxartsarchitecture #carrereandhastings #mansionsofthegildedage #weddingvenue #brynathynhistoricdistrict #makeitmontco @ Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania

Timeless ✨@feminaphotodesign #cairnwoodwedding #historicweddingvenue #romanticweddings #classiccarsofinstagram
04/15/2020

Timeless ✨

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“Architecture is a personal art and requires the architect’s hand to give it a living and personal quality” ~Thomas Hast...
04/13/2020

“Architecture is a personal art and requires the architect’s hand to give it a living and personal quality” ~Thomas Hastings. Classically trained at the School of Fine Arts in Paris in the 1880s, Carrère & Hastings were the architects of Cairnwood (1892-95) however records indicate that Gertrude S. Pitcairn was involved in every detail.”Mrs. Pitcairn’s intelligent care and genuine effort to build a home and the privilege building it for her has been one of my most charming and agreeable tasks...” ~John Carrère, 1898 #carrereandhastings #beauxarts #gildedage #gildedagemansions #brynathynhistoricdistrict #makeitmontco

Happy Easter!#brynathynhistoricdistrict #easter2020 #springinpa #tulips #springflowers
04/12/2020

Happy Easter!

#brynathynhistoricdistrict #easter2020 #springinpa #tulips #springflowers

This rare Franklinia tree on the estate grounds blooms in July. Nature reminds us as the spring flowers are taking cente...
04/11/2020

This rare Franklinia tree on the estate grounds blooms in July. Nature reminds us as the spring flowers are taking center stage and putting on a show; there is much look forward to this summer! Take heart in whatever small blessings you find along the way and have a safe and happy Easter. #historictreewalk #cairnwoodestate #summer2020 #brynathynhistoricdistrict

#Cairnwood #cairnwoodestate #romanticweddings #gardens #weddingvenues #gildedage
04/09/2020

#Cairnwood #cairnwoodestate #romanticweddings #gardens #weddingvenues #gildedage

Spring has almost sprung! What is your favorite flower in bloom? Comment below! 🌷🌸🌻🌞                                Adri...
04/08/2020

Spring has almost sprung! What is your favorite flower in bloom? Comment below! 🌷🌸🌻🌞 Adrienne Matz Photography #cairnwoodestate #cairnwoodwedding #brynathynhistoricdistrict #spring #flowers #tulips #garden

We’re so excited to see this stunning wedding featured on the Trendy Bride today!Photos: Haley Richter PhotographyPlanne...
04/07/2020
European-Inspired PA Wedding — Destination Wedding Blog, Honeymoon, Travel - Trendy Bride

We’re so excited to see this stunning wedding featured on the Trendy Bride today!

Photos: Haley Richter Photography
Planner: Clover Event Co.
Venue: Cairnwood Estate
Caterer: Sage Catering
Florals: Allium Floral Design
Cinema: Tweed Weddings
Hair and Makeup: ONLO
Rentals: White Glove Rentals
Invitations: April Lynn Designs
Dress: Rita Vinieris
Bridal Salon: thewhitegown

European-Inspired PA Wedding. Sara and Ross had a romantic European-garden inspired wedding that featured lots of blush, gold, and greenery details. The estate property transported guests to another time and place and had everyone

#mondaymotivation #cairnwoodwedding #brynathynhistoricdistrict #weddingvenue #gardenwedding
04/06/2020

#mondaymotivation #cairnwoodwedding #brynathynhistoricdistrict #weddingvenue #gardenwedding

We look forward to the day when we can turn all the lights back on, but until then remember that you are not alone! We a...
04/04/2020

We look forward to the day when we can turn all the lights back on, but until then remember that you are not alone! We are a strong and resourceful nation. We will get through this together with love and compassion as our guides. #cairnwoodestate #sociallydistancedspirituallyconnected #brynathynhistoricdistrict #gratitudeattitude #weddinginspiration #weddingvenue #sharethelove

“There’s a big blue sky waiting right behind the clouds.” - Brad Paisley. @feminaphotodesign #cairnwoodestate #cairnwood...
04/03/2020

“There’s a big blue sky waiting right behind the clouds.” - Brad Paisley. @feminaphotodesign #cairnwoodestate #cairnwoodwedding #cairnwoodestatewedding #bluesky #brynathynhistoricdistrict #bradpaisley

We’re ready for the tulips and dogwoods to bloom!Femina Photo + Design#cairnwoodwedding #cairnwoodestatewedding #brynath...
04/02/2020

We’re ready for the tulips and dogwoods to bloom!

Femina Photo + Design

#cairnwoodwedding #cairnwoodestatewedding #brynathynhistoricdistrict #weddingvenue #tulips #dogwoods #weddingseason2020

The Cairnwood Garden House was originally designed to connect the central Great Hall and front terrace of the Main House...
04/02/2020

The Cairnwood Garden House was originally designed to connect the central Great Hall and front terrace of the Main House with the formal terraced gardens beyond. This loggia provided a perfect place to sit quietly and appreciate the sunset. It was later enclosed with glass windows and a door when the building was converted into a studio space for the designing and assembly of stained glass windows created for Bryn Athyn Cathedral and later Glencairn. #sunsetmadness #gardenhouse #cairnwoodestate #gildedage #gildedagemansions #brynathynhistoricdistrict #makeitmontco

#transformationtuesday Cairnwood through the ages! Check out the back terrace before and after the grass was replaced wi...
03/31/2020

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Cairnwood through the ages! Check out the back terrace before and after the grass was replaced with flagstone. The historic photo is from the early 1900’s.

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Repost from Bryn Athyn Historic District•Home delivery. #brynathynhistoricdistrict #cairnwood #milkdelivery
03/29/2020

Repost from Bryn Athyn Historic District

Home delivery.
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Gertrude Starkey Pitcairn passed away at home on March 27, 1898. Her memorial service took place on March 29th. A family...
03/27/2020

Gertrude Starkey Pitcairn passed away at home on March 27, 1898. Her memorial service took place on March 29th. A family friend described Gertrude as “a rare and beautiful woman” whose “loss to our church circle is scarcely less than a calamity.” John never remarried, believing that Gertrude was his one true love with whom he would be reunited in eternal life in heaven. (Quote: New Church Life, Vol 18, April 1898)

“Love is the master key which opens the gates of happiness.” - Oliver Wendell Holmes @laurenmarttilaphotography #cairnwo...
03/26/2020

“Love is the master key which opens the gates of happiness.” - Oliver Wendell Holmes

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John Pitcairn Jr. was born January 10, 1841, in Johnstown, Scotland. His family moved to Pittsburgh ( Allegheny City), P...
03/25/2020

John Pitcairn Jr. was born January 10, 1841, in Johnstown, Scotland. His family moved to Pittsburgh ( Allegheny City), Pennsylvania in 1846. This Bible was a treasured gift from his mother, given to him when he left home to take up his first job as an office boy in the headquarters of the General Superintendent of the Pennsylvania Railroad at Altoona. #cairnwoodestate #localhistory #brynathynhistoricdistrict

“Look up to the sky; you’ll never find rainbows If you’re looking down.” - Charlie Chaplin@cindydesauphotography @hoffer...
03/25/2020

“Look up to the sky; you’ll never find rainbows If you’re looking down.” - Charlie Chaplin

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@hofferphotography

#cairnwoodestate #cairnwoodwedding #cairnwoodestatewedding #brynathynhistoricdistrict #wheresthepotofgold #estatewedding

“Gertrude had an exceptional love of the beautiful, in nature and art.” ~ Walter Childs, following Gertrude’s death in M...
03/24/2020

“Gertrude had an exceptional love of the beautiful, in nature and art.” ~ Walter Childs, following Gertrude’s death in March, 1898. (Quoted in New Church Life, Vol.18) The formal gardens beyond the Garden House, visible on the right side in this photo, are no longer existing but Mrs Pitcairn’s influence and trained eye are present throughout the Estate. Today the Garden House has been repurposed to serve as our Welcome Center for visitor and tour orientation, Gift Shop, and space for small parties and receptions.

Beautiful from every angle! We are looking forward to hydrangea season at the estate ♥️
03/21/2020

Beautiful from every angle! We are looking forward to hydrangea season at the estate ♥️

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03/17/2020

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03/17/2020

Cairnwood Estate's cover photo

Greetings Friends of Cairnwood, We are looking forward to hosting you at our upcoming Spring programs and Special Events...
03/11/2020
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Greetings Friends of Cairnwood,

We are looking forward to hosting you at our upcoming Spring programs and Special Events. Out of an abundance of caution and a desire to support public health initiatives, we feel that it is prudent to postpone the following events until April:

• Book Club (March 19th) – rescheduled to Tuesday, April 21st at 7:00pm
• Shall Not Be Denied: American Women & the Struggle for Suffrage (Lecture on March 24th) – rescheduled to Tuesday, April 28th at 7:30pm

The Estate is open for tours and visitors. For a full listing of event information, please visit www.cairnwood.org

We appreciate your understanding during these challenging times. We will continue to keep you updated and thank you for your continued support of Cairnwood Estate.

Sincerely,
The Cairnwood Team

Cairnwood Estate's cover photo
02/17/2020

Cairnwood Estate's cover photo

02/17/2020

Thank you Sage Catering, Anders Hyatt, Posey Hill Floral and to the talented brewers that made the Hearts & Hops event an incredible success! Cheers! Yards Brewing Co.Moss Mill Brewing Company, Conshohocken Brewing Co. - Bridgeport, Crooked Eye Brewery, 2nd Street Brew House, Bill's Best, Naked Brewing Company

We’re so excited for Hearts and Hops on Saturday!$50 per personCairnwood Members receive 25% off!Ages 21+Space is limite...
02/13/2020

We’re so excited for Hearts and Hops on Saturday!

$50 per person
Cairnwood Members receive 25% off!
Ages 21+
Space is limited; reservations required

Find more information and purchase tickets at cairnwood.org

#heartsandhops #valentinesdayweekend #cairnwoodestate #brynathynhistoricdistrict #indoorbeergarden #phillybeer #drinklocalcraftbeer

Wishing for Spring! Photography: @brucecronlund #cairnwoodestate #cairnwoodwedding #eventspace #weddingvenues #uniquewed...
02/04/2020

Wishing for Spring!

Photography: @brucecronlund
#cairnwoodestate #cairnwoodwedding #eventspace #weddingvenues #uniqueweddingvenue #springwedding #brynathynhistoricdistrict

Cairnwood Estate's cover photo
01/29/2020

Cairnwood Estate's cover photo

Cairnwood Estate's cover photo
01/17/2020

Cairnwood Estate's cover photo

Behind the Seams;Secrets of Vintage ConstructionSaturday, January 18th at 2:00 pm$25 per person Space limited to 25 peop...
01/16/2020

Behind the Seams;
Secrets of Vintage Construction
Saturday, January 18th at 2:00 pm
$25 per person
Space limited to 25 people, only a few tickets remain! Reservations Required

Join us for an exclusive behind the scenes tour of the exhibition Lace & Linings: Turning Three Generations of Historic Fashions Inside Out before the gowns return to storage. Participants will be treated to a rare chance to examine the interior details of custom-made garments commissioned from historic Philadelphia tailoring houses B. English & Sons and Peter Thomson as well as unique pieces made by Mildred Pitcairn's favorite couture seamstress H. Odhner Edelmann, Paris and New York. Presented by Annina King, designer and owner of Granaté fashion line and Lisa Parker-Adams, curator of this collection exclusively for the holidays.

Annina King's fascination with the gown collection began more than a decade ago when she worked as an intern for Glencairn Museum. After receiving her BA in History from Bryn Athyn College, Annina received her MS in Fashion Design from Drexel University. She earned certificates in Couture Dressmaking and Advanced Tailoring and Couture Design from Maison Sapho. Today, Annina creates intricate high-end prêt-a-porter, made to measure, and fully custom garments under the labels Granaté Prêt and Granaté Couture.

RESERVE YOUR TICKET
215-947-2004 ~ [email protected] ~ www.cairnwood.org

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01/15/2020

Cairnwood Estate

Behind the Seams; Secrets of Vintage Construction. Don’t miss this intimate opportunity to experience the design and sewing techniques of the costume collection belonging to three generations of women who called Cairnwood home. Saturday, January 18, 2:00 PM. $25 per person, tickets are limited to 25 participants—available online www.cairnwood.org or call 215-947-2004

Behind the Seams; Secrets of Vintage Construction. Don’t miss this intimate opportunity to experience the design and sew...
01/15/2020

Behind the Seams; Secrets of Vintage Construction. Don’t miss this intimate opportunity to experience the design and sewing techniques of the costume collection belonging to three generations of women who called Cairnwood home. Saturday, January 18, 2:00 PM. $25 per person, tickets are limited to 25 participants—available online www.cairnwood.org or call 215-947-2004

Cairnwood received the 5 star Couples' Choice award from Wedding Wire! This award recognizes our commitment to quality, ...
01/13/2020

Cairnwood received the 5 star Couples' Choice award from Wedding Wire! This award recognizes our commitment to quality, service, responsiveness, and professionalism.

Thank you to all of our patrons, members, vendors, visitors, donors, friends and staff for making the holiday season 201...
01/01/2020

Thank you to all of our patrons, members, vendors, visitors, donors, friends and staff for making the holiday season 2019 such a delight! Happy and healthy New Year from Cairnwood Estate ❤️ Stay tuned for one final opportunity in January for an exclusive behind the scenes look at the construction of the gowns in our collections before they go back into storage. #behindtheseams #vintage #costumedesigns #historicfashion

Today is our last day of self-guided tours. Visit and explore the Estate for $10 from Noon to 4pm. Happy Holidays!
12/22/2019

Today is our last day of self-guided tours. Visit and explore the Estate for $10 from Noon to 4pm. Happy Holidays!

Children’s Tea with Santa is underway at Cairnwood! The children’s tea is sold out and Santa is a busy man so he will be...
12/15/2019

Children’s Tea with Santa is underway at Cairnwood! The children’s tea is sold out and Santa is a busy man so he will be leaving soon but Self-guided tours of the decorated house and a quest for children are available noon- 4 PM today.

Address

1005 Cathedral Rd
Bryn Athyn, PA
19006

General information

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Opening Hours

Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 20:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00
Sunday 09:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(215) 947-2004

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