box hill mansion

The elegant Box Hill Mansion of York, Pennsylvania, was built on property originally known as “White Oaks Plains.” This grand historic site dates back to a large territory on the west bank of the Delaware River, granted to William Penn in settlement of a debt by the King of England. Later to be known as Pennsylvania or “Penns Woods,” the region was settled by a religious group known as the “Quakers,” and this particular tract was bought in 1736 directly from the William Penn Family. Old white oak trees, from the time of the colonial settlers, still stand today along the 13th hole of the golf course.  The Mansion, constructed in 1928, was originally built as a private residence by George and Purdon Whiteley. Mr. Whiteley was the owner of Dentsply, a leading manufacturer of dental supplies that still thrives today in York, Pa. The Whiteley's and their four children resided at the home surrounded by 419 acres of gardens, woodland and farmland-for nearly 50 years. Artifacts from the Whiteleys’ many travels still remain, in a collection of labeled stones from around the world. The beautiful gardens were also developed in part by cuttings from Boxwoods and other shrubs transplanted from Europe after many visits there. As you stroll through the winding paths, you will notice a shrine of Indian artifacts found on site, paying homage to the property’s historic past.

The gardens

When you are here, you feel completely removed from the bustle of daily life. Chirping birds and the crescendo of fountains replace the blare of the city. The gently sweeping lawns, reflecting ponds, rose beds, and topiary accents of the formal gardens insure spectacular views and peaceful solitude for your event.

This historic and picturesque property is centrally located, just minutes from downtown York. The mansion is a historic and elegant space. The décor is classic and timeless, and the open layout of the various dining areas allow for maximum flexibility and comfort. Private rooms for the wedding party, elegant entry ways, well-lit spaces, a gourmet kitchen, private bar and one of a kind outdoor spaces.

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The speakeasy

Step into a world of vintage charm and immerse yourself in a one-of-a-kind atmosphere. The Speakeasy at Box Hill offers a carefully curated ambiance that will transport your guests to another era, creating an unforgettable experience. Whether you're hosting an after-party or celebrating a special occasion, our versatile space allows you to bring your vision to life and leave your guests in awe.

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