Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains are one of the East Coast's most romantic getaway destinations, known for their high forested peaks, lush river valleys, and beautiful scenic waterfalls. Couples looking to tie the knot in the New England region have their choice of stunning mountain venues, many of which offer overnight accommodations for destination wedding trips. Popular honeymoon sites in the area include natural wonders like the Delaware Water Gap, known for its riverfront beaches, and stunning Lake Wallenpaupack, a top spot for fishing and watersports throughout the year.
1. Blue Mountain Resort
Blue Mountain Resort is a lovely ski resort located atop Blue Mountain within Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley, near the city of Palmerton. The resort, which was opened as the Little Gap Ski Area in 1977 by Ray Tuthill, is the Allentown area's premiere ski resort today and is a popular winter sports getaway for the greater Philadelphia and New York City areas. Couples can celebrate their big day at several spaces throughout the venue, which offer dramatic mountain backdrops and state-of-the-art amenities. Venues include the 4,500-square-foot Vista Ballroom, which features wood-paneled ceilings and chandeliers, and the grand entrance's garden path, a popular site for outdoor weddings. Spectacular catering options range from stylish hors d'oeuvres to full-service sit-down dinners.
1660 Blue Mountain Dr, Palmerton, PA 18071, Phone: 610-826-7700
2. Bushkill Inn and Conference Center
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Bushkill Inn and Conference Center is a charming modern-style hotel located just minutes from the Shawnee Mountain Ski Area, near the city of Bushkill and beautiful Bushkill Falls. The venue is a popular choice for Poconos weddings throughout the year, set on 160 acres of gorgeous scenic woodlands within the Pocono Mountains. Couples can choose from traditional spaces like the inn's Panorama Room, which features full-length windows with stunning mountain views. Outdoor venues can accommodate intimate ceremonies or make for unique backdrops for wedding photography. Onsite wedding coordinators can assist with all aspects of the big day, from venue selection and setup to menu planning and entertainment.
159 Pocmont Loop, Bushkill, PA 18324, Phone: 800-200-2978
3. Carmen's Country Inn and Gardens
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Carmen's Country Inn and Gardens is a private wedding venue tucked into 14 acres of beautiful woodlands in Drums, Pennsylvania. The venue is a great choice for couples looking for a rustic-chic venue in a secluded location, surrounded by lush foliage and beautiful landscaping. It can accommodate up to 300 guests in several indoor and outdoor spaces, which can be rented for wedding ceremonies, receptions, and rehearsal festivities. Couples can say "I do" at their choice of several outdoor ceremony spaces, which showcase lush canopy cover and stone fountains. A spacious banquet hall makes for a great space for reception dinners, which can be fully catered by the venue's onsite staff.
364 Freedom Rd, Drums, PA 18222, Phone: 570-455-3700
4. Elmhurst Country Club
Elmhurst Country Club is a one-of-a-kind event venue in Moscow that is one of Northeastern Pennsylvania's most sought-after wedding venues, set against the idyllic backdrop of the Poconos Mountains. The venue is a great choice for wedding festivities of all kinds, ranging from engagement parties and bridal showers to wedding ceremonies and all types of receptions. All venue spaces offer stunning views of the surrounding landscape, making for great wedding photo opportunities on the big day. Onsite staff can help with every aspect of event planning, from personalized decor and theming to savory menu selections crafted by the venue's renowned executive chef. The venue can also be rented for private special events such as birthdays, graduations, and corporate events.
319 Gardner Rd, Moscow, PA 18444, Phone: 570-842-7691
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5. Harmony Gardens
Harmony Gardens is a gorgeous outdoor venue located less than 90 minutes from both New York City and Philadelphia's metropolitan areas, within the greater Allentown and Scranton regions. The Saylorsburg venue is specifically designed to accommodate outdoor ceremonies for guest lists of less than 35. Couples can tie the knot against the backdrop of the venue's gorgeous landscaping at a lovely altar rock and warmly-lit arbor. Onsite officiants are provided, but couples are welcome to bring their own officiants of choice. A lovely round pavilion can serve as a rain backup site or a social reception hour location. Other onsite amenities include ADA-accessible restrooms and a temperature-controlled bridal party lounge.
127 Harmony Ln, Saylorsburg, PA 18353, Phone: 570-350-9514
6. Hideaway Hills Golf Club
Hideaway Hills Golf Club is a lovely modern wedding venue in Kresgeville, owned and operated by the Farda family for more than three decades. The venue is tucked away on 300 picturesque acres within the Poconos, surrounded by the scenery of several beautiful lakes. Couples can host their wedding festivities indoors or outdoors at several ceremony sites, including a gorgeous fountain courtyard and the stylish Buena Vista Ballroom. Onsite services include event planning and coordination, lighting and sound services, and full cleanup and setup. Custom catering menus range from hors d’oeuvres options to sit-down plated dinners, while bar services range from liquor licenses to full open bars with bartenders. After the big day, couples can stay onsite at the venue's complimentary honeymoon suite.
5590 Carney Rd, Kresgeville, PA 18333, Phone: 610-681-6000
7. Memorytown Country Inn
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Memorytown Country Inn is a lovely rustic event venue in gorgeous Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania, showcasing two beautifully-restored barns on lovely landscaped event groups. The venue can accommodate up to 200 guests across several rental event spaces, including a stunning outdoor apple orchard that makes a perfect spot for outdoor wedding ceremonies. Couples can also say "I do" in front of the venue's picturesque Kissing Bridge or romantic waterfront Woods Pond. Reception venues include the intimate Orchard Barn, the rustic Heritage Barn, and the country-style Vintages Wine Cellar. A plethora of event services are offered onsite for all couples, including setup and cleanup services, lighting and sound operation, preferred vendor lists, and overnight accommodations for couples the night after the wedding.
432 Grange Rd, Mt. Pocono, PA 18344, Phone: 570-839-1680
8. The Lodge at Mountain Springs Lake Resort
The Lodge at Mountain Springs Lake Resort is a beautiful intimate wedding venue located in Reeders, Pennsylvania, set against the backdrop of the gorgeous Poconos Mountains. The venue is a great choice for couples looking for country-style and rustic-chic weddings, offering all-inclusive wedding packages for ceremonies and receptions big and small alike. Only one event is planned and hosted at a time, ensuring undivided attention from staff toward each couple. Up to 175 guests can be accommodated at several indoor and outdoor event spaces, including spaces on the facility's 325-acre private estate that showcase beautiful landscaped gardens and meandering streams and waters. Nine different wedding packages are available, offering amenities like cake selections, photography, and beverage service.
1246 Mountain Springs Dr, Reeders, PA 18352, Phone: 570-629-0251
9. Mountaintop Lodge at Lake Naomi
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Mountaintop Lodge at Lake Naomi is housed within a gorgeous wooden bed and breakfast facility dating back to the 1920s, set on the banks of stunning Lake Naomi in Pocono Pines, Pennsylvania. The rustic lodge is a perfect venue for couples looking for a peaceful wedding setting, surrounded by lush gardens and secluded woodland areas. Couples can hold ceremonies or receptions indoors at the venue's Great Room, which can seat up to 40 guests for banquet-style dinners. Several outdoor areas are offered for ceremonies and cocktail parties, including a landscaped back garden and a spacious manicured lawn. Party planning services are offered by the Lake Naomi Club, including customized catering services. After the wedding, couples can stay in style at the venue's honeymoon suites, which feature whirlpools and private balconies.
2137 PA-940, Pocono Pines, PA 18350, Phone: 570-646-6636
10. Promise Ridge
Promise Ridge is a gorgeous outdoor venue overlooking the Pocono Mountains portion of the Appalachian Trail, near the city of Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. The venue's unique living fern wall is a sought-after site for ceremonies, showcasing 12 varieties of plants arranged as a symbol of secret love. All ceremonies are performed by an award-winning licensed officiant who can customize vows to meet couples' needs. Elopement and microwedding packages are offered, perfect for couples with small guest lists of up to 20. Receptions can be hosted on the venue's Infinity Deck or at its lovely pavilion, with family-style dinner catering packages available for an additional fee.
5353-5319 Hickory Cir, Stroudsburg, PA 18360, Phone: 570-369-3955
11. Tall Timber Barn
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Tall Timber Barn is a gorgeous rustic wedding venue in Canadensis, Pennsylvania, located just outside of the greater Scranton and Wilkes-Barre metropolitan regions. The lovely 20-acre venue is set amidst a picturesque pine and oak forest setting and can accommodate up to 115 guests for intimate wedding ceremonies and receptions. Only one wedding is hosted per weekend so that staff can devote their full attention to each couple's individualized needs. Venues include a rustic barn space with a massive porch, a large dining pavilion, and a beautifully-landscaped courtyard. All-inclusive wedding packages feature in-house catering services, wedding planning consultation, day-of wedding coordination, and full setup and cleanup services. An onsite bartender can serve at receptions, though couples need to provide their own liquor services.
5160 PA-447, Canadensis, PA 18325, Phone: 570-234-4462
12. The Garden at desaki
The Garden at desaki is a lovely courtyard space at hip Swiftwater restaurant desaki, known for its excellent sushi and hibachi selections. The venue can host up to 250 guests for weddings and receptions throughout the year, boasting a gorgeous open space with a large bamboo dance floor for dancing the night away after saying vows. State-of-the-art light and sound systems are available for vendor use by vendors of couples' choice. Unique features include large video screens, an elevated stage, and partitions to divide spaces into smaller areas for separate festivities. Delectable menu options are available for sit-down or cocktail party-style dining. Bar services are also available, along with full setup and cleanup services, event planning, and onsite staff supervision.
2054 PA-611, Swiftwater, PA 18370, Phone: 570-839-2500
13. The Hall at Castle Inn
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The Hall at Castle Inn is a lovely Victorian-style venue set on Pennsylvania's Delaware Water Gap, originally constructed in 1906. The gorgeous hotel dining hall has been restored to its original Victorian condition today and has become one of the Poconos' most prestigious wedding venues today. Couples can bring their own visions into the 5,000-square-foot space and work with venue staff to bring their dream wedding day to life. Small and large ceremonies and receptions alike can be accommodated within the two-level venue, which features a lower concourse space for cocktail hours and a large dining hall for seated receptions. Other amenities include a gorgeous bridal suite, an outdoor terrace with bistro tables, and a full catering station with the capability of crafting hors d'oeuvres and buffet dinners.
20 Delaware Ave, Delaware Water Gap, PA 18327, Phone: 570-421-8483
14. The Mary Stegmaier Mansion
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The Mary Stegmaier Mansion is part of the complex of one of the Wilkes-Barre area's top wedding venues, recently added in 2016 adjacent to the acclaimed Frederick Stegmaier Mansion. Both venues were originally constructed as private residences for the Stegmaier family, who owned and operated Wilkes-Barre's famed Stegmaier Brewery in the 20th century. The new venue can accommodate larger wedding ceremonies and receptions than its sister mansion, including festivities hosted within its expansive grand ballroom space. All events are specifically tailored to couples' needs, with staff attending to all aspects of rehearsal dinners, ceremonies, receptions, and after-party festivities for the bridal party. In-house catering menus can be customized according to taste, meal type, and budget needs.
156 S Franklin St, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702, Phone: 570-823-9372
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15. Trout Lake
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Trout Lake is one of the most picturesque natural venues in the Pocono Mountains, located on private grounds in the beautiful city of Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. The venue is home to gorgeous indoor and outdoor facilities that can accommodate up to 250 guests, including outdoor wedding ceremony sites set directly on the banks of the lake's tranquil waters. Intimate ceremony packages can include officiants, vows, and wedding photography packages. The pristine 18,000-square-foot Lake View Center is perfect for sit-down receptions with customizable catering packages from the venue's onsite catering staff. Destination wedding packages offer overnight accommodations for couples and their wedding parties.
1100 Twin Lake Rd, Stroudsburg, PA 18360, Phone: 570-620-0238
16. Water Gap Country Club Resort
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Water Gap Country Club Resort is an elegant resort set on 160 acres of unspoiled natural land within the Pocono Mountains in beautiful Delaware Water Gap, Pennsylvania. The down-to-earth mountain resort offers stately indoor and outdoor spaces for wedding ceremonies and receptions, including lush green lawns for couples looking to say their vows against the natural backdrop. Stately architecture is showcased throughout the resort's interior spaces, including its rustic ballroom, which features high ceilings with exposed wood beams and two gorgeous brick fireplaces. Detail-oriented staff are on hand to attend to all event planning needs, from catering and bar services to vendor coordination and setup and cleanup.
288 Mountain Rd, Delaware Water Gap, PA 18327, Phone: 570-476-4653
Whitewoods is a lovely intimate countryside manor venue in charming Wapwallopen, Pennsylvania, showcasing rustic French-style decor and gorgeous landscaping. The venue offers ample space for wedding ceremonies and receptions seating up to 225 guests in its indoor and outdoor spaces, including its Manor at Whitewoods reception area, which features high wood-beam ceilings, wooden dance floors, and a majestic stone fireplace. A full kitchen and wraparound porch is located just off the manor's great room, perfect for use by caterers or for cocktail receptions. Outside, towering pine trees and a babbling brook make for a great backdrop for vows or wedding photography. A five-bedroom inn can sleep up to 13 guests, perfect for destination weddings with the entire wedding party.
312 Moyers Grove Rd, Wapwallopen, PA 18660, Phone: 570-714-4832
18. Zacharellis Gardens
Zacharellis Gardens are a gorgeous outdoor venue in Elmhurst Township, located within convenient driving distance between the Pocono Mountains and the greater Scranton metropolitan area. The event venue is open to the public for a variety of special event functions, including wedding ceremonies, receptions, and private wedding party festivities. The award-winning venue is home to a classical-style manor house with magnificent stonework, a grand foyer, and impressive stained-glass windows. Couples can enjoy cocktail appetizers at receptions hosted on the venue's beautiful sunroom, take photos in the venue's intimate turret room, or socialize with guests on the venue's grand terrace. Rehearsal dinners can also be accommodated, with catering packages available onsite.
702 St.Mary's Villa Road, Elmhurst Township, PA 18444, Phone: 570-842-4975
19. Terraview at Stroudsmoor Country Inn
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Terraview at Stroudsmoor Country Inn has been one of Pennsylvania's most prominent wedding venues for more than three decades, showcasing Old World ambiance and panoramic views of the gorgeous Pocono Mountains. The Stroudsburg venue can host wedding ceremonies and receptions for up to 350 guests in spaces overlooking valley and mountaintop panoramas. Spaces include the open-air Ridgecrest pavilion, which features a floor-to-ceiling-window dining room, the stone gazebo Lawnhaven, and Auradell, which is decorated with artwork by local artists. Services offered range from event planning consultations to full cuisine packages for cocktail parties and plated dinners. After the wedding, couples can stay in luxury at several rental cottages and cabins on the venue's property, which offer romantic amenities like Italian marble baths and private scenic balconies.
231 Stroudsmoor Rd, Stroudsburg, PA 18360, Phone: 570-421-6431
20. Woodstone Country Club and Lodge
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Woodstone Country Club and Lodge is an elegant wedding venue in Danielsville, Pennsylvania, set against the backdrop of a 200-acre golf course tucked into the Lehigh Valley landscape. Up to 300 guests can attend weddings in the shadow of the beautiful Pocono Mountains at any time throughout the year. Couples can say their vows at the venue's outdoor garden venue or host festivities within its intimate Emerald Room, which can accommodate up to 60. The venue's Grand Room boasts gorgeous cathedral ceilings and a majestic grand staircase, perfect for wedding photography or a unique ceremony site. A grand ballroom features a two-tiered patio, a private bar area, and a state-of-the-art Bose sound system.
3777 Dogwood Rd, Danielsville, PA 18038, Phone: 610-760-2777
21. The French Manor Inn and Spa
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The French Manor Inn and Spa is a beautiful event venue set atop Huckleberry Mountain, overlooking the picturesque hillsides of the Pocono Mountains. The chateau-style inn showcases elegantly-appointed bed and breakfast rooms with amenities like gas fireplaces, whirlpool whirlpools, and private romantic balconies. Couples can marry on the venue's spacious stone veranda or manicured lawns, which can accommodate up to 200 guests for large-scale weddings. The inn's elegant dining room can be seated for plated dinner receptions catered by its French-style restaurant. Personalized event planning touches range from full setup and cleanup services to personalized photo album, save the date, and menu card creation.
50 Huntingdon Dr, Newfoundland, PA 18445, Phone: 570-676-3244
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