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.
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
LIVE PIANO Friday + Saturday
LUNCH Served Seasonally in November + December and for Private Events
For reservations please call (610) 610.363.7998 from 10a– 11p daily, or book online with OpenTable.
**Reservations required for parties of 6 or more. Large party reservations only taken by phone.
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.
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
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
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!
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.
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
2018 WINE DINNER FINALE
THE GREAT PLAINS: Wine and Game Dinner
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 15, 2018 || 7:00 || $95 per person
Celebrate the intercontinental marriage of wine and food as we dive into our final wine dinner of 2018: 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.
THE GREAT PLAINS GAME + WINE DINNER MENU
BRAISED RABBIT, pappardelle pasta, rosemary, heirloom tomato sauce
PITHIVIER OF PHEASANT, juniper, hazelnut
CONFIT OF DUCK, drunken cherries, bitter lettuce
MEDALLIONS OF BISON, medoc, morels
STONE FRUIT TURNOVER, homemade caramel
California, France, Italy, Oregon
THIS IS AN INTIMATE EVENT WITH LIMITED SEATING.
PLEASE RESERVE EARLY.
Reservations will not be taken through OpenTable for this event. Phone reservations only.
*menu subject to change, *tax and gratuity additional
RESERVE YOUR DATE SOON
Plan early and book your holiday celebration in one of our beautiful private rooms.
As always, we're opening for lunch in the months of November and December to give you two times the chance to celebrate.
Click here for our HOLIDAY GROUP LUNCH menus
Click here for our HOLIDAY GROUP DINNER menus
Call today to see if we have your preferred date still available to rock around our Christmas tree!
VICKERS PRIVATE DINING ROOMS
Little Room: 15-20 guests
Flower Room: up to 32 guests
Hunt Room: up to 42 guests
Potter's Porch: up to 16 guests
Plantation Room & Garden Patio:
45-150 (150 cocktail style. 125 seated)
LUNCH IS SERVED
NOVEMBER 12-DECEMBER 28 ONLY
It only happens for a few weeks every year! Vickers opens for lunch so you can a head start on being merry and bright! From team lunches and gift exchanges to taking that special somebody out for a lovely lunch, we’re at your disposal, delectables in hand!
What could be better than shaking off the chill next to our fireplace with a glass of champagne enjoying the crisp season with friends.
RESERVATIONS ARE RECOMMENDED for Lunch.
Online reservations will open October 26 but our phone reservations are open today! 610.363.7998
Please note it is best to call for reservations. All available reservations are NOT reflected online. 610.363.7998
SERVING A SPECIAL MENU 12-7
Treat your family to a beautiful Thanksgiving, Chester County Style! Join us for delicious holiday specialties (and a few classic favorites) that will have the whole family feeling thanksful.
Reservations are a must and spaces are limited so don't hesitate. 610-363-7998
SAMPLINGS FROM OUR THANKSGIVING MENU
Wild Mushroom Ravioli, brown butter, sage, toasted walnuts
Crab Stuffed Mushrooms,local kennett square mushrooms, fresh crab, lobster sauce
Roasted Butternut Squash Soup, caramelized granny smiths, celeriac
Farmhouse Salad, blue cheese, roasted beets, candied walnuts, red wine vinaigrette
Traditional Roasted Turkey, sage sausage stuffing, green beans amandine, creamy whipped potatoes,candied yams, spiced cranberry compote, pan gravy
Free Range Great Plains Bison,grass fed US heritage breed bison, local kennett square mushrooms,bordeaux reduction, sage-sausage dressing, green beans
Roasted Rack of Lamb, rosemary and dijon, port wine reduction, whipped potatoes, green beans
Wild Mushroom Ravioli, brown butter, sage, toasted walnuts
Twin Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes, sauce remoulade, potato and vegetable du jour
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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!”
“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