Argyll Abbey Estate is the perfect start to your happily ever after.
We are a family owned and operated estate. Kelly & Joe, a retired Army Family, have traveled and lived in amazing locations across the globe. Their focus is to share and emulate those same experiences. We provide a rustic destination with a timeless impression. You will receive first class service and assistance from us to make your day as enchanted as we experienced at our own wedding over 20 years ago!
On your wedding day you will have exclusive use of our historic barn venue. The barn, original to the 11 acres built in 1852, and grounds will provide a timeless, intimate and rustic feeling to your reception and/or ceremony. There are several locations on the property that you can choose to hold your ceremony.
Your fairytale wedding isn’t complete without those stunning photos. The elegant exterior portion of the Wheeler Mansion is a Queen Ann style home that will provide a perfect backdrop for your wedding memories.
The Wheeler Mansion is immersed in rich history dating back to the late 1700’s and early 1800’s. It all started with the Venango Indians, better known as the Erie Indians who occupied this area including this land. The property once hosted several ceremonial mounds immersed with relics and arrowheads.
After the War of 1812 this land now known as Argyll Abbey Estate was awarded to Seth Wheeler. It was given to him for his patriotic duty against the British Empire. Seth Wheeler was born 1792 in New Ipswich, New Hampshire where he never married or had children. Seth partnered with his brother Silas Wheeler to start a farm here in LeBeouf Township.
Around 1850 they elicited the help of their nephew Charles Monroe Wheeler to move from New Hampshire to Waterford to help manage the farm. Charles married Sarah Clark in 1856 where they had nine children. Around 1860 they built an addition to the home where it became known as the Wheeler Mansion. Seth and Silas moved from the Wheeler Mansion to the houses they built across the street that still stand today. Charles and his family along the way hosted the first Pony Express Post Office in this home. Additionally, they started a dairy and cheese farm for the area as their estate grew.
Once established and prominent Charles served as a Pennsylvania State Senator from 1891 to 1894. Over the years the home was passed down from Wheeler descendant to Wheeler descendant. The last Wheeler’s moved out in the late 90’s. Another family who restored it to its original wonder with a vision to make it a bed and breakfast then purchased the home. The King Family are now the proud owners. They are the second family to ever live in this beautiful home outside of the Wheeler’s and are nourishing the old traditions of the beautiful estate.