Pennsylvania is known for its farmland and history and as such you’ll find plenty of beautiful country spots and historic homes to tie the knot. Find a space for your ceremony, cocktail hour or reception, or book an all-in-one venue that can host it all.
1.Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
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The Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is a delightful green space and welcome reprieve in the middle of the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh. The garden has been open since 1893, providing acres of planted gardens and a 14-room glass greenhouse for the public to enjoy. The gorgeous grounds make for the perfect backdrop for a wedding or other special occasion. You can choose to have a wedding ceremony in the garden, an outdoor cocktail reception or an indoor celebration at the Tropical Forest Conservatory or Special Events Hall. You’ll certainly appreciate your venue choice when you see your photos taken with the historic gardens as a backdrop.
1 Schenley Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, Phone: 412-622-6914
2.The Gables at Chadds Ford
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The Gables at Chadds Ford is a high-end bar and restaurant located inside a renovated barn. The property has a second floor banquet room with its own private entrance, a deck and a bar which is a great option for wedding receptions. The space features a raised ceiling with exposed beams and frame and a full wall of windows. Those who rent the banquet for their wedding will also have the opportunity to enjoy their exciting array of menu options featuring fresh, seasonal New American and European dishes. The space can accommodate weddings from 30 to 150 guests comfortably and you are allowed to decorate the space as you choose.
423 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford, PA 19317, Phone: 610-388-7700
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Cairnwood Estate is a historic mansion located right beside the Glencalm Museum. The Beaux Arts-style home was constructed in 1895 and infuses elements of classical Greek and Roman style as well as some touches of the French Renaissance giving an overall appearance that is both rustic and posh. The sprawling estate contains the main home, a courtyard, formal gardens and other smaller buildings. Among other uses, the estate is available for wedding receptions and other events. They offer a reception package which includes dressing rooms for the bride and groom, a dance floor, and preferred vendor lists along with other comforts to make this exclusive venue a fantastic choice for your big day.
1005 Cathedral Road, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006, Phone: 215-947-2004
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Cescaphe Ballroom is an event venue occupying the space of a former movie theatre. The theatre was an ornate movie house from cinema’s golden age and today it is one of the more orate and impressive venues in Philadelphia. The space features vaulted ceilings, pearl chandeliers, antique furnishings, and a grand bar that reaches from floor to ceiling. You can host your entire wedding at the ballroom from your ceremony to cocktail hour and all the way up to the final dance. The venue has a dedicated events team to help you pull off your special event without a hitch.
923 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123, Phone: 215-238-5750
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Drumore Estate is a prime wedding venue in Lancaster County. The property features a historic mansion surrounded by fountains, statues and formal gardens. There are several ceremony locations available including the garden, the banks of a pool, under a tent on the lawn or on the nearby hilltop at sunset. The hilltop is the second highest point in the county, making for very impressive views if you go that route. The venue is versatile and can accommodate a range of different sizes of weddings with room for more than 300 guests. They offer in-house caterers who work with each couple and the event planning staff to create the perfect menu for each event.
331 Red Hill Road, Pequea, PA 17565, Phone: 717-284-5076
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The Fairmont Pittsburgh is a luxury hotel in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh’s cultural and business district. The property is conveniently located nearby many of the city’s best dining establishments as well as the Andy Warhol Museum, Point State Park and the Carnegie Museum. You’ll feel as if you are in the center of it all with stunning views of PNC Park from the Grand Ballroom. The venue can accommodate weddings with up to 500 guests and offers a range of luxury amenities. There is a dedicated catering manager that works with each couple to help craft a custom menu for every wedding.
510 Market Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, Phone: 412-773-8800
7.Gateway Clipper Fleet
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The Gateway Clipper Fleet offers a unique option for your wedding venue - getting married out on the water on one of the boats from their Clipper fleet. This option is perfectly suited for the couple who loves the water or alternatively those who’d like to appreciate a nice view of the Pittsburgh skyline as they say their vows. There are a number of options to accommodate any budget and guest list. Whether you are hoping to host a small, intimate plated dinner or a more elaborate party for a long guest list, the Gateway Clipper Fleet offers a number of different packages to help you choose those elements that you’d wish to include to make your day truly special.
350 W. Station Square Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, Phone: 412-355-7980
8.Harvest View Barn at Hershey Farms
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The Harvest View Barn at Hershey Farms is a beautifully restored barn in Lancaster County. The barn sits on 250 acres of gorgeous, perfectly manicured grounds and provides couples with an elegant but rustic wedding venue. The barn itself was built in the 1800s and has been restored to perfection while still maintaining the historic feel. There is an impressive fireplace and original stone walls, a sweeping staircase, original wood beams and french doors that open to a terrace overlooking a swan pond and fountain. The venue can accommodate up to 250 wedding guests. For those who prefer, there is space available for seperate ceremonies and receptions as well.
338 Sunnybum Road, Elizabethtown, PA 17022, Phone: 717-665-7284
9.Historic Shady Lane
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Historic Shady Lane is an award winning wedding venue located in the middle of the state, providing a convenient option for couples located throughout Pennsylvania. Built on the location of an old distillery, the building is a large stone farmhouse that was constructed in 1825. The venue is great for brides and grooms who want a rustic but elegant wedding. They offer several options of wedding packages but also give couples a great deal of flexibility in making arrangements. You are also free to choose any vendor you would want even including bringing in your own caterer so that your day can be everything you want it to be.
475 Shady Lane, Manchester, PA 17345, Phone: 717-855-4665
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HollyHedge Estate is a manor house dating from the 18th century that has been renovated and is now used as a Bed and Breakfast. The historic estate has been used as a wedding venue for the past 20 years and is a popular choice for those looking for a rustic wedding in the country. The venue has a team of wedding planners that work with each couple to design their wedding to match their individual wishes and to stay within their set budget. They have an on-staff catering team that sources seasonal products locally and crafts delicious dishes for each event.
6987 Upper York Road, New Hope, PA 18938, Phone: 215-862-3136
11.Morning Glory Inn
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Morning Glory Inn is a Bed and Breakfast located in a historic Victorian townhome that was built in 1862. The Inn is conveniently located in Pittsburgh near the Southside Works Shopping District and the Carnegie Museums. The garden area outside the Inn is often used as a wedding venue. For night weddings, the garden courtyard can be lit with candles making for an especially romantic effect. Other parts of your event can be scheduled inside of the two historic row-houses that make up the property to make for a flexible, indoor-outdoor event space. The venue partners with a variety of high-quality vendors in the area including a selection of experienced caterers.
2119 Sarah Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203, Phone: 412-431-1707
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Brick Gables is a beautiful event space occupying a reconstructed 19th century barn in Lancaster County. The venue is simply stunning with wood and brick work that can be dressed up for an elegant wedding or embraced wholeheartedly for a more rustic affair. The space can accommodate up to 300 people and includes both an indoor space and an outdoor courtyard area for those who wish to have an outside wedding. The property and the surrounding area offer many beautiful vistas which will can be captured in your photos for a lifetime of memories if you choose to get married here.
800 E. Newport Road, Lititz, PA 17543, Phone: 717-627-0080
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Phoenixville Foundry is a historic iron foundry that was built in 1882 and was operated by the Phoenix Iron & Steel company for many years. The building has been renovated resulting in an updated appearance that still maintains the historic features and character of the former industrial space. For weddings, the space can be dressed up for a romantic, traditional affair or dressed down for a more casual wedding. It can also be arranged in various ways depending on whether your guest list is lengthy or you are planning a more intimate wedding. The space has a great deal of natural light owing to large windows which makes the room feel airy as well as making for particularly nice photographs.
2 N. Main Street, Pheonixville, PA 19460, Phone: 610-917-8400
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Riverdale Manor is a restored, 19th century farmhouse set on the Conestoga riverfront in Lancaster. Many choose to exchange vows on the riverbank and follow it up with an indoor reception. The property features a rustic but modern ballroom that can comfortably hold up to 200 guests at a seated dinner. There are also outdoor terraces and a pavillion connected to the ballroom giving guests plenty of space to mix and mingle with gorgeous views of the river. The venue has an event coordinator and their own catering company - Thyme and Seasons, which offer traditional dishes with a modern touch.
62 Pitney Road, Lancaster, PA 17602, Phone: 717-394-5554
15.Stoltzfus Homestead & Gardens
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Stoltzfus Homestead and Gardens is a Lancaster County ceremony and reception venue consisting of two restored historic gardens set on several acres of beautiful grounds and planted gardens. When you choose to have a wedding at Stoltzfus, you will be the only couple using the property that day, so you can relax and enjoy the entire affair without concern. There are several ceremony location options including a meadow and a beautiful wedding garden. The Grand Barn is the perfect setting for a rustic chic reception, but you can also choose to have your reception outdoors if you’d rather. The property has a dedicated events staff and many unique options to help you craft the wedding of your dreams.
3716 E. Newport Road, Gordonville, PA 17529, Phone: 717-768-8801
16.Stone Mill Inn
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Stone Mill Inn is a romantic and rustic wedding venue with several options for wedding locations. For your ceremony, you can choose from a location near the fountain, in the garden, by the pond, or at the mansion, or patio. Wherever you choose to have it, the bride and bridal party will be able to use the dressing room in the 18th century mansion. After the ceremony, move on to a cocktail party and/or a seated reception in the patio and lawn area. The entire grounds will be available for photographs featuring gardens, fountains, a reflecting pond and more. Two dedicated wedding day coordinators will help with planning, and making sure all of the wedding day happenings go as planned.
305 S. Broad Street, Hallam, PA 17406, Phone: 717-840-9238
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Stotesbury Mansion is a historical landmark and a unique wedding venue in Philadelphia. The home was constructed in 1870 and was used as a private residence for many years until it was purchased by the Philopatrian Club who began to allow outsiders to host events in the space. Today a variety of events including weddings are held here. The venue rental allows the wedding party to use the 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors for 3 hours and includes dining tables and other amenities in the rental. The space is elegant, and features the perfect amount of historic charm for the couple who delights in the city’s heritage.
1923 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103, Phone: 215-567-2910
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Tendenza is a Philadelphia wedding venue that is decked out in dazzling features that are perfect for the couple who wishes to embrace the urban feel of the city. The space features glass and steel design elements along with exposed brick walls and reclaimed wood accents to give it both an elegant and original feel. It can be perfectly dressed up for a classy romantic affair or downplayed for a more laid-back wedding. After your ceremony, the same space is transformed to a reception hall during your cocktail hour so Tendenza can be used for all aspects of your wedding day.
969 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123, Phone: 215-238-5750
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19.The Barn at Silverstone
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The Barn at Silverstone is a historic and romantic wedding venue in Lancaster. Many couples choose to get married in the courtyard and then follow up the vows at the Stables with a cocktail hour and then move to a full reception in the Barn Hall. They offer wedding packages that include exclusive use of the property including a back-up ceremony space in case of bad weather. For those who get married here, or even for other couples, the guest rooms make a gorgeous place to spend your honeymoon with posh features like double whirlpool tubs, fireplaces, private patios, and marble bathroom furnishings.
62 Bowman Road, Lancaster, PA 17602, Phone: 855-687-8920
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20.The Boiler Room Pittsburgh
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The Boiler Room Pittsburgh is a banquet hall with great facilities that makes for a good wedding venue in the city. The space is located in a convenient spot just a few minutes away from downtown along Banksville Avenue. The Boiler Room can be used for weddings of up to 250 people. The venue is elegant but is neutral and not overly decorated so you can customize it to match your style. Several different event spaces are available depending on what you are looking for including a roomy main banquet hall with connecting room that has a huge bar, a heated covered porch that can be used year round, and a beautiful courtyard that can be used for outdoor ceremonies.
1070 Banksville Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15216, Phone: 412-343-8120
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The Chadwick is a banquet hall in Wexford that is a popular wedding venue for couples in the area. The space is quite versatile and can be used to host a variety of different weddings with everything from traditional to contemporary weddings working well in the space. The venue can be used for every part of your wedding day, so you can move from an indoor or outdoor ceremony to an outdoor cocktail hour and finish with a reception for up to 300 guests. Wedding packages at The Chadwick come with many included services and features to make your special day easy to plan.
10545 Perry Hwy, Wexford, PA 15090, Phone: 724-935-5950
22.The Farm at Eagles Ridge
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The Farm at Eagles Ridge is a beautiful wedding venue located on 150 acres of rolling farmland in Lancaster. The farm has numerous buildings which have been beautifully restored over the years. The property features abundant nature as well with large, ancient trees and gorgeous gardens located throughout. Many choose to host their wedding ceremony outdoors with the scenic views and then move indoors for a reception in the rustic-chic barn. They offer package information and tours to interested couples looking for a place to host their one-of-a-kind wedding out in the farmland of Lancaster county.
465 Long Lane, Lancaster, PA 17603, Phone: 717-584-5179
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23.The Franklin Hotel at Independence Park
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The Franklin Hotel at Independence Park, also known as the Renaissance Philadelphia Downtown Hotel has an amazing location right in the middle of Philadelphia, near some of the city’s most iconic attractions such as Independence Hall and Carpenter’s Hall. Liberty Bell Center and the Museum of the American Revolution. The hotel has recently undergone an extensive, $22 million reservation which included an update to the Magellan Ballroom. The ballroom offers views of Independence Park and is an especially memorable place to host your wedding. They offer on staff event coordinators and specially designed packages which include everything you need for your wedding.
401 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106, Phone: 215-925-0000
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Bella Sera is a posh events venue in Canonsburg, which offers wedding and reception hosting. The picturesque property spans 7 acres and is conveniently located near Pittsburgh with easy freeway access to I-79. The main building is a villa inspired by Tuscany with a sweeping staircase, stone fireplace and charming wine cellar. The outdoor space is none less beautiful with a Garden space that can be used for either your ceremony or cocktails complete with waterfalls and a pond to make for stunning photographs. The venue has on-staff event planners and offers wedding packages to make the planning process easy so you can focus on what’s important.
414 Morganza Road, Canonsburg, PA 15317, Phone: 724-745-5575
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25.The Lake House Inn
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The Lake House Inn is a stunning, waterfront venue with indoor and outdoor spaces available for your wedding use. The property is set on the banks of a seven mile lake and is surrounded by ample state park land making for a beautiful backdrop to your big day. The ceremony and reception spaces can be used for both intimate, boutique-style weddings and huge weddings with up to 300 guests. The Lake House Inn also has 14 suites where up to 40 of your friends and family members can spend the night. You can also enjoy a bit of an after party with your overnight guests if you wish as there is a fire pit designed especially for this purpose.
1100 Old Bethlehem Road, Perkasie, PA 18944, Phone: 215-258-2556
25 Best Pennsylvania Wedding Venues
- Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Photo: Courtesy of Christian Hinkle - Fotolia.com
- The Gables at Chadds Ford, Photo: Courtesy of freezetimetool - Fotolia.com
- Cairnwood Estate, Photo: Courtesy of alon - Fotolia.com
- Cescaphe Ballroom, Photo: Courtesy of andriychuk - Fotolia.com
- Drumore Estate, Photo: Courtesy of sonyachny - Fotolia.com
- Fairmont Pittsburgh, Photo: Courtesy of Christian Hinkle - Fotolia.com
- Gateway Clipper Fleet, Photo: Courtesy of SeanPavonePhoto - Fotolia.com
- Harvest View Barn at Hershey Farms, Photo: Courtesy of francescodemarco - Fotolia.com
- Historic Shady Lane, Photo: Courtesy of Georgi - Fotolia.com
- HollyHedge Estate, Photo: Courtesy of Yulia - Fotolia.com
- Morning Glory Inn, Photo: Courtesy of stakhov - Fotolia.com
- Brick Gables, Photo: Courtesy of Alexander - Fotolia.com
- Phoenixville Foundry, Photo: Courtesy of Yevhenii Kukulka - Fotolia.com
- Riverdale Manor, Photo: Courtesy of Nick - Fotolia.com
- Stoltzfus Homestead & Gardens, Photo: Courtesy of MNStudio - Fotolia.com
- Stone Mill Inn, Photo: Courtesy of Samoth - Fotolia.com
- Stotesbury Mansion, Photo: Courtesy of AS Photo Project - Fotolia.com
- Tendenza, Photo: Courtesy of malkovkosta - Fotolia.com
- The Barn at Silverstone, Photo: Courtesy of IVASHstudio - Fotolia.com
- The Boiler Room Pittsburgh, Photo: Courtesy of serkan52 - Fotolia.com
- The Chadwick, Photo: Courtesy of Boggy - Fotolia.com
- The Farm at Eagles Ridge, Photo: Courtesy of eorgi - Fotolia.com
- The Franklin Hotel at Independence Park, Photo: Courtesy of deineka - Fotolia.com
- Bella Sera, Photo: Courtesy of IVASHstudio - Fotolia.com
- The Lake House Inn, Photo: Courtesy of Yulia - Fotolia.com
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