Bryn Athyn College offers a variety of venues for hosting wedding receptions, meetings, conferences, and special events. We can accommodate overnight guests in the dormitories from June through August. The 130-acre campus is located in Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania, 14 miles north of center-city Philadelphia.
For more information about Bryn Athyn College and available facilities, please contact:
Chandra Hoffman, Manager of Facility Rentals and Business Development
Hannah Lermitte, CMP, Director of Special Events
The elegant and impressive Brickman Center offers guests three distinct yet connected spaces: the great hall, dining hall, and terrace. Brick and stone pair with towering, high ceilings and exposed beams in the Great Hall to create an ambience of old world distinction, while the open concept of the space provides a sense of modern ease. A wide, grand staircase spills down into the Dining Hall, where the cathedral ceilings and tasteful brick and stone construction continues. A highly versatile space, this area can be arranged to accommodate a wide range of group sizes and catering plans. In warmer weather, the terrace is a delightful location for receptions and cocktail parties. Connected to both the Great Hall and the Dining Hall, the circular lawn is surrounded by a generous swath of meticulously laid bricks, with a low stone wall creating a lookout to the charming meadow just beyond.
A stunning take on multi-use building design, the Doering Center contains three floors of versatile meeting space. Equipped to support your audio/visual needs, each room can also be arranged according to your specifications for group size or presentation style. Natural light filters through abundant glasswork, while remote-controlled shades are at the ready to create video-friendly environments. A LEED gold certified building, the Doering Center boasts environmentally friendly features that keep the modern design in harmony with its surroundings. The lobby is the focal point of the structure, and with the open concept of the floor plan, wedding receptions and cocktail parties alike enjoy the chic ambiance it provides.
Pendleton Hall auditorium seats just under 200 people in a comfortable, three-tier layout. The smaller scale of the space is perfect for presentations that encourage audience participation. Inspiring architectural detail gives the auditorium the benefit of natural light, keeping guests fresh and focused even during longer seminars or workshops.
Overnight accommodations at Bryn Athyn College range from dormitory-style lodging to fully equipped, upscale cottages. With eleven buildings to choose from, your needs will certainly be met. Double and single rooms are available within each residence. Childs, Grant, Cooper, and Goodenough Halls follow a dormitory-style arrangement, while Brock, King, and Gladish Halls hold suites of three rooms each that share a kitchen, bathroom, and living room space. The cottages each house nine guests, with two bathrooms, a kitchen, and a living room with cathedral ceilings. These comfortable living and resting spaces enjoy the bucolic setting of the campus, and lie just steps away from the rest of the college buildings.
This whimsical, blue-roofed structure is an inspiring place for meetings and small presentations. Its creative design includes ample natural light spilling in from unique windows and skylights. A small café on the premises makes refreshments available to your group without the need for a formal catering service. Lovely for smaller meetings or breakout sessions, there are a variety of comfortable rooms and nooks for guests to utilize.
Mitchell Performing Arts Center
With 443 plush theater seats, this is an ideal space for large presentations. The spacious lobby is also available for use as a cocktail and mingling area either before or after the main event.