Your Vision...

Our Venue

Formerly known as the iconic Bryn Mawr Hotel, The Baldwin welcomes your guests with magnificent period style, deeply set windows, several wood burning fireplaces and a sweeping veranda.  Cascading grand staircases provide both a spectacular entrance and a classic area for beautiful photographs.

1/3
 
  • HISTORIC SITE

    Built on 25 acres in 1890 with impressive architectural details designed by renowned architect, Frank Furness

  • ELEGANT SPACES

    Indoor and outdoor areas, including two beautiful covered porches to host intimate gatherings or large events for up to 300 guests (250-275 with dance floor)

  • STYLISH SETTINGS

    Tables, chairs, high top tables, and a sweetheart table included

  • PRIVATE ROOMS

    Provided for your personal use during the day of the event

  • PREFERRED VENDORS

    Lists of experienced caterers, vendors, and options available to furnish your own alcohol

  • FREE PARKING

    Ample parking spaces, walking distance to SEPTA Regional Rail, close proximity to major roadways and City of Philadelphia

1/3
History
The Bryn Mawr Hotel

After the Civil War, Bryn Mawr was a popular spot for Philadelphians to come to escape the summer heat.  Of  the many hotels and boarding houses in Bryn Mawr, the one that aided most in its development was the Bryn Mawr Hotel or Keystone Hotel, as it was also known, built in 1871. This grand summer resort was constructed by the Pennsylvania Railroad, and was located in the countryside just north of the station. The four-story masonry building was designed by Joseph Miller Wilson.  Tragically, this splendor was destroyed by a disastrous fire which broke out in October 11, 1887.

 
Rebuilt in 1890

A second Bryn Mawr Hotel was built on the site in 1890 by a neighborhood syndicate. This new, four-story, granite structure was designed by acclaimed architect Frank Furness, of Furness, Evans & Co. The Hotel was inspired by the Chateau de Pierrefonds, a 16th century French chateau, and contained the latest technologies, including steam heat and electric light. From 1896 to 1913 the hotel hosted its own annual horse show that drew high society Philadelphians.

Later the building was bought by the Baldwin School for Girls. The Baldwin School remains an independent school for girls from pre-kindergarten through grade 12.

701 Montgomery Avenue

Bryn Mawr, PA. 19010

Jane Darnell

Event & Rentals Coordinator

  • Instagram
  • Facebook
  • Black Twitter Icon

©2019 by The Baldwin