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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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

Cairnwood Estate
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.

Since Cairnwood opened its doors to the community in May 1895, the home of John and Gertrude Pitcairn has been celebrati...
11/28/2019

Since Cairnwood opened its doors to the community in May 1895, the home of John and Gertrude Pitcairn has been celebrating the season with friends and family. Here is a memory from a child born in Bryn Athyn in 1903. France’s parents moved here from France in 1897. “Thanksgiving dinner at John Pitcairn's chateau stands out as a very colorful event in our young lives. I was quite small then, but I recall a long dining room, everything seemed gold and white and sparkling. There were three wine glasses at place setting! We children were told to be quiet and we were. The noise came afterwards and the following description remains vivid! When dinner was over, it was suggested we all go up in the attic and play. The attic was a huge open space filled with oriental rugs. The children were Raymond, Theo and Harold Pitcairn and my two brothers (Pierre and Jean) who were younger. The boys decided it would be fun to take the girls for rides on the rugs. Very likely it was my brother's idea! So there we were—Rachel and I, not sure about Lucienne (fifth member of the family) being twirled around, around and around and the dust was flying. All very noisy—the little girls were screaming! It was wonderful fun.



There was an elevator at the side of the attic. It went up and down and suddenly there were Mr. Pitcairn and my parents standing in a row and looking rather severe. Very likely we were reprimanded, but the novelty of the rug entertainment stayed with me.” - France Vinet
#brynathynhistoricdistrict #cairnwood #celebrate #thanksgivingtraditions

Holiday festivities are less than a month away. We can't wait to see what the talented florists will create! This year, ...
11/05/2019

Holiday festivities are less than a month away. We can't wait to see what the talented florists will create! This year, the Estate will feature: OffShoots a branch of Feastivities, Robertson's Flowers & Events, Fleur De Lis Floral, Elite Florals, Precious Petals Floral Decorators, and Posey Hill Florals.

November magic at Cairnwood! Maggpie Vintage Rental, Karen Spire Catering & Events, Wild Stems, Seeds of Celebration Cre...
11/03/2019

November magic at Cairnwood! Maggpie Vintage Rental, Karen Spire Catering & Events, Wild Stems, Seeds of Celebration Creative Event Planning

Cairnwood Estate's cover photo
11/01/2019

Cairnwood Estate's cover photo

Cairnwood Estate
10/29/2019

Cairnwood Estate

Cairnwood Estate's cover photo
10/29/2019

Cairnwood Estate's cover photo

We took the epic dive into Atlantis! Thank you to all of the Cairnwood supporters that attended the Masquerade Ball and ...
10/29/2019

We took the epic dive into Atlantis! Thank you to all of the Cairnwood supporters that attended the Masquerade Ball and for Feastivities Events, OffShoots a branch of Feastivities, Vision Furniture Event Rentals, Signature DJs, and Chariot Valet for bringing this event to life! Spectacular photos by Bruce Cronlund

Limited tickets available for the Masquerade Ball on Friday, October 25th. Call 215-947-2004 to purchase tickets.#cairnw...
10/25/2019

Limited tickets available for the Masquerade Ball on Friday, October 25th. Call 215-947-2004 to purchase tickets.
#cairnwoodestate #brynathynhistoricdistrict #masqueradeball #diveintoatlantis #atlantis #masksrequired #costumesoptional

“Photographing a wedding a Cairnwood always makes me feel like I had this little romantic, European getaway for the day....
10/02/2019
Cairnwood Wedding | Jon + Quinn | Pennsylvania Wedding & Portrait Photographer | Brianna Wilbur Photography

“Photographing a wedding a Cairnwood always makes me feel like I had this little romantic, European getaway for the day.” Thank you Brianna Wilber Photography for sharing your wonderful photos and congratulations to Quinn + Jon!

https://briannawilbur.com/cairnwood-wedding-jon-quinn/

Romantic, European inspired Philadelphia wedding at Cairnwood Estate by Pennsylvania wedding photographer Brianna Wilbur.

Beautiful Sunday for an afternoon wedding!#cairnwoodestate #brynathynhistoricdistrict #sundayfunday #sundaywedding #cair...
09/15/2019

Beautiful Sunday for an afternoon wedding!
#cairnwoodestate #brynathynhistoricdistrict #sundayfunday #sundaywedding #cairnwoodestatewedding

Save the date for the Halloween Masquerade Ball "Dive into Atlantis!"
09/11/2019

Save the date for the Halloween Masquerade Ball "Dive into Atlantis!"

Cairnwood Estate's cover photo
09/11/2019

Cairnwood Estate's cover photo

A perfect evening for a romantic fairytale wedding! #cairnwoodestate #cairnwood #brynathynhistoricdistrict #makeitmontco...
09/09/2019

A perfect evening for a romantic fairytale wedding! #cairnwoodestate #cairnwood #brynathynhistoricdistrict #makeitmontco #fairytaleweddings #cairnwoodwedding #cairnwoodestatewedding
Sage Catering
Robertson's Flowers & Events

Cairnwood Estate's cover photo
08/18/2019

Cairnwood Estate's cover photo

Final days to purchase tickets to the Cairnwood Summer Wine Tasting this Thursday night! Call 215-947-2004 to reserve yo...
08/13/2019

Final days to purchase tickets to the Cairnwood Summer Wine Tasting this Thursday night! Call 215-947-2004 to reserve your spot!

Cairnwood has been nominated in the PHL17 2019 Top Spot Contest- "Best Wedding Venue!" Please cast your vote in support ...
08/11/2019
PHL17 Top Spots

Cairnwood has been nominated in the PHL17 2019 Top Spot Contest- "Best Wedding Venue!" Please cast your vote in support of the Estate! Voting concludes on September 3rd.

Click the link below and Cairnwood can be found under the “Arts & Entertainment” category in the “Best Wedding Venue” category!

https://phl17.com/phl17-top-spots/#//

 

Happy National Embroidery Day! Gabriele Pitcairn Pendleton (born at Cairnwood in 1913) was an accomplished embroiderer. ...
07/31/2019

Happy National Embroidery Day! Gabriele Pitcairn Pendleton (born at Cairnwood in 1913) was an accomplished embroiderer. Anticipating the birth of her first child, Gabriele sewed this beautiful baby jacket in 1937. Like all creative people, Gabriele kept a large collection of threads to choose from, some of her Dollfus-Meig. & C are still in the original brown wrapping, unopened.

Avoid the heat this weekend and enjoy a cool stroll through a local National Historic Landmark instead! History tours at...
06/28/2019

Avoid the heat this weekend and enjoy a cool stroll through a local National Historic Landmark instead! History tours at 11:00 AM or by appointment. Space is limited, reservations are necessary to avoid disappointment. (Closed for private events and rentals.) photos by Bruce Cronlund

European Garden Inspired Shoot at Cairnwood Estate with Devoted Wolf Events, Myra Roman, Timeless Visions Photography, P...
06/22/2019
European Garden Inspired Shoot at Cairnwood Estate | mysite-4

European Garden Inspired Shoot at Cairnwood Estate with Devoted Wolf Events, Myra Roman, Timeless Visions Photography, Pink Dahlia Vintage Wedding & Event Florist, Lou + Co, Vintage Kissed, Styled Events and Rentals, SweeterLayers, Eros Studios, Allison C Beauty, Serendipity Bridal Collections, Calvin Klein, Badgley Mischka, Johnsen Diamond

https://www.whimsicallywed.com/single-post/2019/06/17/European-Garden-Inspired-Shoot-at-Cairnwood-Estate

Words from the planner: The beginning of Spring evokes so much emotion. If you’re lucky enough to witness it in the Northeast, you’ll know there is nothin

Congratulations to Sean and Flora! We are so glad that the tulips bloomed for your celebration! Adrienne Matz Photograph...
05/21/2019

Congratulations to Sean and Flora! We are so glad that the tulips bloomed for your celebration! Adrienne Matz Photography thank you for capturing the beauty of the day!

Cairnwood Estate
05/21/2019

Cairnwood Estate

Cairnwood Estate's cover photo
05/21/2019

Cairnwood Estate's cover photo

Today we remember a great lady. "On the evening of March 29th, 1898 the members of the Huntingdon Valley and Philadelphi...
03/29/2019

Today we remember a great lady. "On the evening of March 29th, 1898 the members of the Huntingdon Valley and Philadelphia church met at Cairnwood in memory of Mrs. Pitcairn, the burial having taken place in the afternoon...After a simple service Bishop William F. Pendleton said in part: If I were to express in one word an estimate of her character I should choose the word loyalty. Throughout her life as we have known her, Mrs. Pitcairn has ever shown herself consistently and unswervingly loyal to the truth. Her faithful support of the uses of the church was a great strength to those engaged in the work, especially to the priesthood, who derived great sympathy and encouragement from her interest and intelligent cooperation." Memorial Address published in New Church Life Journal. Gertrude Starkey Pitcairn passed away on March 27, 1898, at age 42. This photo is one of the last taken of her, with her infant son Harold in 1897.

Don't miss this opportunity to celebrate spring together in a fantasy mansion on Friday, April 05 at 6 PM! DJ and intera...
03/27/2019

Don't miss this opportunity to celebrate spring together in a fantasy mansion on Friday, April 05 at 6 PM! DJ and interactive dance floor activities, kid friendly refreshments, and everyone goes home with a keepsake at the end of the evening. Recommended for ages 4-13. Call to reserve your tickets now: 215-947-2004.
#brynathynhistoricdistrict

Fresh for Spring! Bunnies have hopped into the Garden House Gift Shop at Cairnwood Estate!
02/27/2019

Fresh for Spring! Bunnies have hopped into the Garden House Gift Shop at Cairnwood Estate!

Romance is brewing! Enjoy Hearts & Hops on Valentine's Day with Yards Brewing Co., Conshohocken Brewing Co., Neshaminy C...
01/24/2019

Romance is brewing! Enjoy Hearts & Hops on Valentine's Day with Yards Brewing Co., Conshohocken Brewing Co., Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company, Crooked Eye Brewery, and Moss Mill Brewing Company, Sage Catering, Anders Hyatt, Fleur De Lis Floral, and Femina Photo + Design and Posey Hill Floral.

Hidden archway. Thank you for sharing Cindy DeSau photography!
01/12/2019

Hidden archway. Thank you for sharing Cindy DeSau photography!

John Pitcairn and Gertrude Starkey were married in Philadelphia on January 8th, 1884. The couple honeymooned in Europe, ...
01/08/2019

John Pitcairn and Gertrude Starkey were married in Philadelphia on January 8th, 1884. The couple honeymooned in Europe, a grand tour that lasted eight months before they returned. The happy couple lived on Spring Garden Street in the city for a decade before Cairnwood was completed in 1895. #cairnwood #cairnwoodwedding #forever #truelove

Cairnwood Estate
01/03/2019

Cairnwood Estate

Cairnwood Estate's cover photo
12/20/2018

Cairnwood Estate's cover photo

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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