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  • Venue Spotlight: Washington House Hotel and Restaurant

    A Historic Spin on Your Next Event

     
    FROM THE Spring 2017 ISSUE
     

The Washington House Hotel and Restaurant and Sellersville Theater 1894 have been a refuge for Pennsylvanians since the original farmhouse was built in the 1700s. Over the past 100 years, the property has transformed from a simple farmhouse into what it is today, an 11-room boutique hotel and 340-seat theater. “Every inch of the two buildings have been renovated, some areas more than once,” says Elayne Brick, proprietor and co-owner with husband William Quigley. “Our latest renovation was to reopen the hotel above the restaurant with modern facilities.” To modernize the hotel, they added a foyer, a conference room and redesigned the upper floors to offer five standard rooms with baths, a wheelchair-accessible room as well as three Queen suites, one King suite and one Tower suite that has access to a 360-degree view from the Tower Observatory.

For events, the conference room can accommodate up to 12 for small business meetings, its dining rooms can accommodate between 13 to 40 people and the theater seats up to 300 (with the option to add more space) for a meeting or presentation. “We offer a beautiful, comfortable venue for any occasion and an attentive staff that will go out of their way to make planning and execution enjoyable for all,” says Brick.

In England tea time is a right of passage, but here in the U.S., enjoying tea with friends or family is often reserved for special occasions.

Luckily, Pennsylvania is flush with tea rooms serving up everything from simple cream teas to delectable sandwiches, pastries and savory treats.

These tea rooms invite guests to step away from the rush of everyday life and enjoy a few hours sipping tea and enjoying the company of colleagues.

 

INSPIRATION

The texture of the Norman Arch leading into the historic Masonic Temple in Philadelphia inspired this clean, midcentury modern table.

DETAILS

This summer table fit for a special event, such as a chairman’s dinner, features a mix of midcentury design with modern elements. Carolyn Rizzo, head designer of Garnish, says this technique is easily accomplished in décor but challenging to pull off in event design.

 

Mural Arts Philadelphia is the nation’s largest public art program. More than 30 years old, it has supported the creation of 4,000 public art pieces that have transformed public spaces and helped the city earn the nickname “City of Murals.” Decorating facades of buildings in neighborhoods throughout the city, the organization even offers mural tours (our own Maureen Hennessey experienced one last year). Now, the organization has announced something new and exciting – a 10-episode radio broadcast starting with a large-scale performance on Independence Mall.