Alverthorpe Manor

The magnificent grounds of Alverthorpe Manor unite an estate rich in American and Pennsylvania history with contemporary works of art exhibited by the Abington Art Center to provide a beautiful and unique venue for your special event.


The Rosenwald family, who built the estate in the early 1900s, co-founded Sears & Roebuck and Co.  Later, as philanthropists, they financed schools and medical facilities for post-slavery African Americans and also granted fellowships to help launch the careers of numerous renowned African Americans such as Marian Anderson, Langston Hughes, W.E.B. DuBois and Ralph Eliison to name a few. A century earlier, Betsy Ross lived with her daughter on these grounds. Today, the world's most precious rare book and graphic art collections, curated by Lessing Rosenwald, are housed at the U.S. Library of Congress and the National Gallery of Art.

The Event Space

The Manor pavilion, for the main event,  accommodates up to 175 guests who also have full access to the Art Center galleries. The Manor terrace, with sweeping views of the grounds, is the setting for cocktail hour and casual mingling.

The Manor's 27 acres offer a number of stunning locations for a wedding ceremony or settings for other outdoor events and activities.

Joshua's Catering is the exclusive caterer for this distinguished event venue.

joshuas Catering

804 Oak Lane Avenue,

Philadelphia, PA 19126

Phone. 215-224-1800