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New wedding venue gets land development approval in Wrightstown


An envisioned new wedding venue is one step closer to becoming a reality in Wrightstown.

At a public meeting on Monday, March 6, the Wrightstown Board of Supervisors granted land development approval to Michael Sullivan’s plan that centers on operating the wedding/event business on a 1.26-acre property at 2197 Second Street Pike.

As part of land development, Sullivan will install additional driveway paving, provide stone parking areas to create a total of 51 parking spaces, and, among other things, put in a split-rail fence on the north side of the property, officials said.

Getting the green-light from the three-person board of supervisors that locally governs Wrightstown was a necessary step in order for the business venture to come to fruition.

In February, Sullivan received conditional use approval from supervisors to operate a wedding venue in an existing barn on the property, provided the business abide by certain conditions. The barn is currently about 5,900 square feet.

The conditions include that the barn can be used for indoor events, but no events can occur outside on the property with the exception of a wedding ceremony. Outdoor music is not allowed – again, with the exception of a wedding ceremony.

Under the conditional use approval, the venue can host events by appointment only on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Events must conclude by 11 p.m. Only one may occur per day.

The venue will not have a kitchen. Rather, food will be prepared offsite and brought in. Production of alcoholic beverages on-site is barred.

Among other conditions, parking is allowed only on the premises. To ensure that guests do not park at neighboring medical offices, the venue must provide a parking attendant on Friday and Saturday during the times when the offices are open.