Mercer Museum Rentals

The Mercer Museum is preparing for improvements to our facility, which will impact the Elkins Gallery rental space. As a result, we will be booking events for Elkins Gallery beginning April 1, 2018 and continuing through the remainder of 2018 and beyond.  

We are pleased to partner with Seedling & Sage Catering as our exclusive caterer for 2018. To learn more about the museum, the creativity of our catering partner, and/or to arrange a tour, please contact the professional staff of Seedling & Sage at 215-885-2037 or on the web at For any additional information, please visit the knot

The Intimate Mercer Museum Castle and Beautiful Elkins Art Gallery

The beautiful Elkins Gallery, a stately Georgian room displaying the museum’s collection of Bucks County paintings, can be booked for intimate gatherings or large groups up to 150 people. A vintage baby grand piano and two fireplaces with mantels flank the intimate space. Seasonally, the adjoining Garden Patio Tent is included in your rental, offering a beautiful outdoor garden space for a reception or cocktail party. The beautiful outdoor garden tent can also seat up to 120 guests for dinner. Capacity in the air-conditioned Elkins Gallery, with dancing, is 80 for a unique seated wedding dinner. The combined capacity in the gallery and tent is 150 for dinner with dancing. The Museum’s grounds offer ample space for an al fresco wedding ceremony and unique photo opportunities among the vintage artifacts.  Elkins Gallery special event rentals include time for your guests to visit the unusual Mercer Museum Castle in an intimate and personal way.

Art-GalleryIntimate Weddings

The quirky Mercer Museum Castle and the Elkins Gallery are available year round for intimate weddings under 80 guests. Seasonally, the beautiful Patio Garden Tent (included in the pricing) is available for groups to 120. Many beautiful wedding ceremony sites are available as well, including the prestigious Central Court or an al fresco ceremony on the grounds.


Memorable Anniversary Parties

There’s no better party venue for your guests to absorb the unique historic flavor of Bucks County. The Elkins Art Gallery is elegant and beautiful, and the Mercer Museum is rustic and charming, the perfect mix! There are activities for young and old, indoors or outdoors, rain or shine. Reasonably priced menu packages are available.

Sophisticated Surprise Parties

40th surprise birthday party on the horizon? Look no further! You won’t have to dream up an excuse to get the guest of honor to the event, a Museum fundraiser is the perfect diversion. Your guests will be able to peruse the historic 7-level castle, no charge. There are thousands of unique artifacts in the collection.

Corporate Receptions

Planning a company retirement dinner? Awards banquet? Team building meeting? Consider a unique scavenger hunt competition in the Castle followed by cocktails and dinner.  The Mercer Museum houses treasures of early America in a 7-level castle in the heart of Doylestown, an historic Victorian country village. The Mercer Museum’s Elkins Gallery and Great Hall are unique settings for your party, wedding, or corporate meetings or events.

Great Hall and Courtyard

The contemporary and unique Great Hall’s glass ceiling allows a breathtaking view of the towering 7 – level castle. Intimate evening events are enhanced with the dramatic state-of-the-art lighting rotating in a prism of colors on the historic castle. Self-guided castle tours, and admission to the Changing Exhibits Gallery are included. An impressive location for corporate events, small wedding receptions, and unique wedding ceremonies, The Great Hall can accommodate parties for up to 100 standing or 60 seated. The adjacent Courtyard and Plaza are available weather permitting or may be tented. The Learning Center can also accommodate presentations or meetings. The Great Hall is available after 6 pm.

Top photo by Lynda Berry Photography



There are 44 rooms in Fonthill including 10 bathrooms, 5 bedrooms and 18 fireplaces.
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