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Nestled in an historic corner of Chester County, Vickers Restaurant is a refurbished 1820s farmhouse turned dining gem that has been serving our community since 1972.

With our roots in fine French cooking and European service, we bring back the classic days of dining with our vintage cocktails, tableside cooking and flambé that will delight your dining experience just as it has since 1972.

Join us in one of five signature private dining rooms that are perfect for intimate celebrations, rehearsal dinners and showers of 10-40.

Our elegant Ballroom room hosts up to 150 guests for weddings and corporate events.

Come enjoy a bit of history and enjoy a casual dinner in our outdoor garden or sip classic vintage cocktails at our rustic bar while you listen to live music every Friday and Saturday night.


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For reservations please call (610) 610.363.7998 from 10a– 10p daily or book online with OpenTable.
** Large party reservations of 6+ taken by phone only.

 

Phone

(610) 363-7998

 

Location

192 E. Welsh Pool Road (on the corner of Gordon Drive)     Exton, PA 19341

 

Hours OF OPERATION

HAPPY HOUR:  Monday-Friday 4:30-6:30

DINNER: Monday-Friday 5:00-9:00
Saturday 5:30-10:00

LIVE PIANO:         Friday + Saturday

LUNCH:                  Served Seasonally in November + December and for Private Events

Sunday: Closed


HUNT ROOM
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WEDDIGN TABLE
WEDDING COUPLE
HORS D'OEUVRE

PRIVATE EVENTS

Vickers is the perfect backdrop for your most intimate events. Our private rooms will give warmth to your showers, add elegance to your engagement parties and exude charm at your anniversary and birthday celebrations. Our garden veranda is the ultimate setting for your cocktail parties and outdoor affairs and the most beautiful outdoor dining area in Chester County.

NOW BOOKING

Rehearsal Dinners * Engagement Parties * Baby/Bridal Showers* Corporate Banquets * Financial Seminars * Pharmaceutical Presentation Dinners * Holiday Parties *

5 Private Dining rooms for 10-40, Banquet Room for up to 130

Please click below to access our special events menus

WEDDINGS

Vickers Restaurant is the transformed home of famed abolitionist and Chester County potter, John Vickers. Once a stop on the underground railroad, Vickers shines with true history and character.

Adjacent to the historic 1820s farmhouse (which is used as a 100 seat restaurant) is the private Plantation Ballroom that’s quiet elegance and grand décor make it the perfect venue for top-notch wedding receptions. 

Three grand brass chandeliers illuminate the elegant ballroom that is outlined with custom millwork, adding a finished elegance to the space. Ten 6-foot windows scale the walls and are ornamented with plantation shutters to preserve the historic feel of the neighboring house while adding quite grandeur.

French doors open onto our outdoor patio surrounded by lush landscape. This is the perfect space for an outdoor cocktail hour in warm months. For winter weddings, our Hunt Room can be used for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. An oversized hearth fireplace brings warm light to everyone’s favorite dining room clad in reclaimed wood from the early 19th century barn that once housed John Vickers pottery. 

Vickers serves traditional Continental cuisine with French influence. You can rely on us for attentive service, outstanding cuisine and precise event planning.

Come in. Taste Excellence

PHILOSOPHY

Your wedding is one of the most important days of your life. We, at Vickers, craft events by knowing the process of planning and highlighting the exceptional touches that people remember. The process of planning your wedding reception should be fun and full of excitement. We take care of the details so that your focus is you as a couple. Our experienced team has planned weddings from New York to Italy and know the how’s and what’s that make an amazing event that is sure to compliment every style. After all, this is the first day of the rest of your life together. It should be incredible! 

PROCESS

Every couple is different and your wedding reception should reflect your style. Whether it is a simple afternoon cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception or an elegant evening reception with crystal candlesticks and  first class specialties, Vickers understands that this is an event to remember for a lifetime. We will help you with whatever you may need from favors, to themes and flowers. Our private vendor list is at your fingertips to help you find music, invitation designers and much more.

PACKAGES

Vickers provides a range of options suited for each and every budget.  Our wedding packages are designed for ease and comprehension. Whatever you choose, know that at Vickers, your event will be memorable, elegant and distinguishable.

 

CHECK OUT WHAT'S COMING UP AT VICKERS RESTAURANT

LIVE PIANO EVERY FRIDAY + SATURDAY || WINE DINNERS || HOLIDAY PARTIES || WEDDINGS || EVENTS || HOLIDAYS


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OUR WINE DINNER SERIES IS BACK!

2019 is all about the right pour

 Join us for an evening of gastronomy and taste exploration! We have designed these dinners with specific palates and moods in mind. For the classic wine lovers our French and Italian Dinners are perfect. For true wine geeks, our VINTNER'S SPOTLIGHTS will expand your palate and knowledge about how locations, soil and environment impact the final product. Just want to relish in the marriage of food and wine? Our famed wild game dinner closes our series pulling the flavors of fall and prepping us for the season ahead.

  These are intimate events with limited seats. You will have the opportunity to learn about the wines from well-known Sommelier, Hudson Austin, and to ask any questions. These are fun and casual affairs perfect for groups of 2 or 10!

2019 WINE DINNER SERIES

BONNE BASTILLE: Celebrating the Vines of Burgundy

WHEN: FRIDAY JULY 19

TIME: 7:00 pm                         

COST: $85 per person

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ROMANCING THE RENAISSANCE : Exploring the Wines of Tuscany

WHEN: THURSDAY AUGUST 22

TIME:  7:00

COST: $85 per person

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VINTNER’S SPOTLIGHT: SAVORING THE VERMEIL VINEYARDS

WHEN: THURSDAY OCTOBER 10

TIME: 7:00 pm                  

COST: $125 per person

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THE GREAT PLAINS: Annual Wild Game Dinner

WHEN: THURSDAY NOVEMBER 14

TIME: 7:00 pm                 

COST: $100 per person

 

FULL MENUS WILL BE RELEASED 4-5 WEEKS BEFORE EACH EVENT, SO BE SURE TO ADD US TO YOUR INBOX! 

RESERVE NOW:  610-363-7998

 


BONNE BASTILLE

Celebrating the Vines of Burgundy

FRIDAY JULY 19 || 7:00 || $85*

 As one of the largest wine producers in the world, France still reigns supreme in their quality of production. After all, you’ve got to know what you’re doing if you’re producing close to 8 billion bottles of wine a year! Tonight, we’ll celebrate the French and their superb skills of crushing grapes that make those bottles oh so enjoyable. We’ll be pairing a mix of classic and modern varietals and pairing them with classic flavors of l’Hexagone. Sommelier Hudson Austin will take us through each wine, its region, producer and flavor profile to give you the full scope of why French wines are some of the best.

FIRST COURSE

Vol au Vent, escargot, herbed butter, pernod

Marcel Giraudon Estate Bourgogne Aligote 2017  

SECOND COURSE

Sole Meuniere, filet of sole, crouton brunoise, lemon beurre blanc

Domaine Billard Hautes-Cotes De Beaune Rouge 2016     

 

THIRD COURSE

Salade Fenouil, fennel, citrus, champagne mint vinaigrette

Jean-Claude Thevenet St. Veran Clos de l'Ermitage 2016

   

FOURTH COURSE

Steak Frites, Seared hanger steak, Truffle Pommes Frites, sauce au poivre

Antonin Guyon Hautes Cotes du Nuits 2014          

FIFTH COURSE

Peach Tarte, lavender shortbread

RESERVE NOW:  610-363-7998 

*6% PA Tax + 20% Service Fee additional, Please have credit card ready when reserving to hold your reservation. 48 hour cancellation required

*Menu subject to change


ROMANCING THE RENAISSANCE

Exploring the Wines of Tuscany

THURSDAY AUGUST 22  ||  7:00 ||   COST: $85*

 Romantic strolls through cobblestone streets, chasing the shadows of ancient stone walls of, a rich glass of Montepulciano  as you take in the Tuscan countryside:  this is how most of us daydream about Italy. While we can’t bring the countryside that inspired the great Renaissance painters to you, we can certainly bring your palate as close as possible as you let your mind wander. Join us for our Romancing the Renaissance wine dinner where we’ll be enjoying the pleasures of Toscana. Tuscany is home to some of the world’s most notable wine regions: Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. Join us as we dive into the grapes of the central stunner and learn about the wondrous Vernaccia, Sangiovese and Chianti grapes transform from the vine to the glass.

This is an intimate event that will be held in one of Vickers' private rooms and is for wine lovers and gastronomes alike!

MENU TO BE RELEASE 4 WEEKS PRIOR TO EVENT

RESERVE NOW TO SECURE YOUR SPOT

610.363.7998

*6% PA Tax + 20% Service Fee additional, Please have credit card ready when reserving to hold your reservation. 48 hour cancellation required

*Menu subject to change.


COACH + THE CORK

Discovering Vermeil Wines

THURSDAY OCTOBER 10 ||  7:00 || COST: $125*

In some of the most sought after land in Napa Valley sit three distinct vineyards bursting with history, experience and knowledge of the best vines California has to offer. Through these three producers, Dick Vermeil along with his extraordinary wine makers, is able to turn these simple grapes into bold and brazen bottles that win the palate every time.

Best known as an NFL head coach for the St. Louis Rams, the Kansas City Chiefs and our hometown favorite the Philadelphia  E-A-G-L-E-S!, Dick Vermeil is a success both on the football field and in the cantina.

Finding inspiration through his family history, Coach merged his love for tradition, family, wine and winning to create a brand worthy of accolades and accreditation.  Vermeil’s inspiring spirit is uncorked with every bottle and the flavors of his wines show determination, drive and absolute success with every sip. 

Join us as we taste our way through Vermeil Wines and discover how the history of the land that these grapes are grown on and the quality of the wines Dick Vermeil has created are a touchdown every time.

MENU TO BE RELEASE 4 WEEKS PRIOR TO EVENT

RESERVE NOW TO SECURE YOUR SPOT

610.363.7998

*6% PA Tax + 20% Service Fee additional, Please have credit card ready when reserving to hold your reservation. 48 hour cancellation required

*Menu subject to change.


THE GREAT PLAINS

Wild Game Dinner

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 14 ||  7:00 ||   COST: $100*

Celebrate the intercontinental marriage of wine and food as we dive into our final wine dinner of 2019: The Great Plains Wild Game Dinner. We will explore the flavors of domestic game as we sip on spicy and earthy wines from both domestic and international producers. This dinner is perfect for the fall when the weather is cool and flavors are warm. Enjoy unique dishes incorporating American bison, duck, rabbit and venison. Sommelier Hudson Austin will prepare accompanying wines from boutique and well-known producers from all over the world that will balance these richly flavored dishes and celebrate our Homeland bounties.

MENU TO BE RELEASE 4 WEEKS PRIOR TO EVENT

RESERVE NOW TO SECURE YOUR SPOT

610.363.7998

*6% PA Tax + 20% Service Fee additional, Please have credit card ready when reserving to hold your reservation. 48 hour cancellation required

*Menu subject to change.


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COME IN FOR HAPPY HOUR

MONDAY - FRIDAY 4:30-6:30 in VICKERS BAR

Loosen up! We have.

Get casual with cheese steak spring rolls, an artisan cheese board or kobe sliders. If you're looking for a low key dinner our bistro burger, steak frites or pasta dishes are perfect. $6 house wines, $6 martinis, and discounted premium liquors 4:30-6:30.

Looking to grab a casual drink after work? Vickers is the best happy hour in town.   Oh and did we mention that our bar menu is up to HALF OFF during happy hour?

Click here for our happy hour specials

Please note, happy hour is not valid during special menu promotions or on holidays including but not limited to Christmas Eve, Thanksgiving, New Year's Eve and Valentine's Day/ Weekend.


PRIVATE DINING AT IT'S BEST

Rehearsal Dinners :: Weddings :: Showers :: Private Events :: Corporate Dinners :: Anniversary Events

If you are looking for a unique venue with charm and elegance for your wedding, rehearsal dinner, shower or private party Vickers is the perfect venue. Impress your guests in one of our 5 historic dining rooms and take them into the heart of Chester County's heritage.

Weddings || Rehearsal Dinners || Bridal/ Baby Showers|| || Christenings || Bar/Bat Mitzvahs || Birthday Parties || Memorial Luncheons

Private Dining Rooms for 15-120
Specially Priced Group Menus for All Events
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IN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO:
St. Basil the Great : Kimberton, 19442
United Methodist : Exton, 19341
Central Presbyterian : Downingtown, 19335
St. Joseph's : Downingtown, 19335
St. Philip & James : Exton, 19341
St. Elizabeth's : Chester Springs 19425
St. Ann Roman Catholic Church : Phoenixville, 19460
Beth Israel Congregation: Uwchlan, 19480
Beth Chaim : Malvern, 19355
Calvary Chapel : Chester Springs, 19341
St. Agnes : West Chester, 19380
Sts. Peter & Paul : West Chester, 19380
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PLEASE REFER TO OUR PRIVATE AND CORPORATE
DINING GUIDE FOR YOUR SPECIAL EVENT NEEDS


REHEARSAL DINNER PLANNING

Perfect Private Dining Rooms

Wedding dress? Check! Florist? Check! Catering menu? Check! You’ve even ordered all of your Pinterest- worthy calligraphed wooden signs that say “Vows: this way!” and “Oh Snap; don’t forget to hashtag us #justblissed”. But then you realize, what about the REHEARSAL DINNER?

Don't worry. We've got you covered. Choose from 4 private dining rooms for intimate rehearsal dinners of 12-40. Welcoming all of your out of towners? Our Ballroom is perfect for groups of 50-120. Our event team will work with you to plan the perfect kick off to your wedding weekend! From menu selection to floral design we're here to help you plan the party!

CHECK OUT OUR REHEARSAL DINNER MENUS

A QUICK LOOK AT OUR SPACE

Vickers is the restored 1820s farmhouse of the famous Chester County Potter, John Vickers. Look for small details in our private dining rooms, like the adze marks in the 18th century beams that decorate our hunt room or the secret door paneled into the wall that was used as a hiding place for those in the Underground Railroad. 

Vickers can host up to 42 guests in one of our private dining rooms and up to 120 in our Ballroom for larger welcome dinners. Outdoor space on our patio can be used for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

LITTLE ROOM  || 12-20 guests

FLOWER ROOM || 22-32 guests

PORCH || 10-17 guests

HUNT ROOM || 32-42

PLANTATION BALL ROOM 45-150  (120 seated, 150 cocktail style)

 

COME IN TO SEE THE SPACE! 610.363.7998


ELEGANT WEDDINGS

TOAST YOUR FUTURE AS YOU CELEBRATE THE PAST

Our history, charm and elegance are unparalleled. For weddings of 30 to receptions of 120 Vickers is the ultimate wedding venue for unique couples looking to highlight the beauty  and history of Chester County.

VICKERS STANDARD WEDDING PACKAGES INCLUDE

  • 5 Hour Reception

  • 4 course elegant custom menu

  • Assorted Butlered Hors d'Oeuvres for 1 hour

  • Open Bar for 4.5 hours.

  • Choice of one Appetizer

  • Salad Selection

  • Choice of three Entrées

  • Custom Wedding Cake (variety to choose  from)

  • Table linens, dinnerware, glassware, additional tables and items as needed

  • Custom in-house floral design available(supplemental)


HEAR FROM SOME OF OUR REAL COUPLES

“We don't know what to say -- what a perfectly wonderful day! Everything was perfect. The flowers were exquisite and captured the mood and beauty of an English cottage garden. Your arrangements were so romantic; perfect for the occasion and this bride and groom. (Please can you make us one every year?!). In addition to the flowers, everything else was perfect. Everyone raved about the food. The staff were so polite and attentive. Arturo was so helpful and such a gentleman. And you even managed to get the sun to come out at just the right time!”
  –S+J

“I wanted to let you know that we looooved our wedding reception at Vickers.  Everything was perfect.  The flower centerpieces were beautiful, and we received so many compliments about how good the food was!  Also, thank you so much for being so helpful and accommodating during the whole planning process.  You were really great and answered all of our questions along the way.”   L+S

 
"We just wanted to send a quick note to thank you for everything you've done to make our reception amazing! The night was perfect, and it definitely exceeded our expectations.  We really appreciate your hard work, as well as the hard work of the other staff, to ensure that everything was perfect.  Thank you all so much!“ -- L+J

"When we discovered Vickers, we fell in love with the beauty and wrapped our wedding around its historic charm. Your staff was so professional and responsive. Behind-the-scenes orchestration was absolutely priceless. We were able to truly enjoy every minute of our reception, thanks to the event team's impeccable attentiveness."    S+D

“We can’t thank you enough for making our reception at Vickers no less than spectacular! We were absolutely blown away by the food and service. The flowers that you designed were absolutely incredible—truly some of the most beautiful flowers I’ve seen at any wedding. You were so nice to work with and so helpful throughout the entire process. Your confidence and knowledge really put us at ease and we couldn’t have had a better experience.  Can we do it again next year?!!! --  J+R