The capital city of Pennsylvania has it all: historic architecture, peaceful green parks, the beautiful Susquehanna River, and modern industrial spaces, all of which are great for planning a wedding. Couples can opt to rent an entire farmhouse property for an indoor-outdoor bash, celebrate their nuptials with great beer and close friends at a brewpub bar overlooking the brewery operations, or in a modern performing arts center with a stage and a concert worthy AV setup. In Harrisburg, there are open-vendor venues that allow couples to plan every detail their own way, and also venues that act as a one-stop shop in order to ensure that planning a wedding is as low stress as possible, but the only thing that is for certain is that a wedding in Harrisburg will be an unforgettable event.
Cafe 1500 is well known for their incredible menu, delicious cocktails, and lovely setting, but throw a wedding into the mix and Cafe 1500 is a perfect venue. Weather isn’t always the most reliable in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, so Cafe 1500 has both indoor and outdoor options for events. The most popular and gorgeous of their venues is the rooftop garden, which overlooks Harrisburg and offers pretty views of the Susquehanna River. The indoor spaces are just as lovely, with an industrial-chic feel that is versatile enough to accommodate a number of wedding schemes and set ups. Couples interested in Cafe 1500 can contact them directly to discuss specific and custom options for a perfect day.
1500 N 6th St #101, Harrisburg, PA 17102, Phone: 717-831-8322
2.Appalachian Brewing Company
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The second floor Abbey Bar at Appalachian Brewing Company is beautiful and unique, with a view that looks out over all the silver kettles and vats of the brewing operations, as well as a private bar, outdoor patio, and even entertainment like shuffleboard, pool tables, and a stage for music or performances. The Abbey Bar can accommodate up to 75 for a seated event or up to 250 for a cocktail reception. Larger wedding receptions can be held in the Gallery, an event space adjacent to the Abbey Bar, which holds up to 150 for a seated reception.
50 N Cameron St, Harrisburg, PA 17101, Phone: 717-221-1080
3.City House Bed & Breakfast
City House is a lovely bed and breakfast situated in an elegant brick mansion in the heart of Harrisburg, bordering the Susquehanna River. With four stately guest rooms where the wedding party can stay for the weekend of the event, get ready before the festivities, and relax after the party is over, City House B&B is a great option for smaller weddings. Couples can rent the entire property for their special day, and make full use of the beautiful event venues both indoors and outdoors. City House Bed and Breakfast’s wedding weekend package also includes breakfast for guests accommodated at the B&B as well as use of all four rooms, and there are other customizable options for the use of certain tables, china, set-ups, and tents.
915 N Front St, Harrisburg, PA 17102, Phone: 717-903-2489
4.Colonial Golf and Tennis Club
There’s a lot of competition out there when it comes to wedding venues, but at Colonial Golf and Tennis Club, couples can expect not just a beautiful venue, but also a staff that is well versed and experienced in hosting amazing events that go off without a hitch. The event team at Colonial Golf and Tennis works on a personal level with each couple to create a perfect celebration, with as many as 300 of their friends and loved ones in attendance. Catering is done in-house by an experienced and talented culinary team, and Colonial Golf and Tennis also has a specially curated list of trusted vendors which couples can use to choose their photographers, florists, entertainment, and more.
4901 Linglestown Rd, Harrisburg, PA 17112, Phone: 717-657-3212
5.Fort Hunter Mansion and Park
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The stately mansion once known as the Archibald McAllister House was built in 1814, and with its stunning location on the Susquehanna River, surrounded by trees and green gardens and away from the hustle of Harrisburg, Fort Hunter Mansion and Park makes for an incredible venue to celebrate a wedding. Due to its historic nature, weddings are not held in the house itself, but in one of the other buildings that make up the park or outdoors. Couples can choose to tie the knot in the Heckton Church, or outside on the West Lawn, with a celebration to follow either outdoors or in the Centennial Barn.
5300 N Front St, Harrisburg, PA 17110, Phone: 717-599-5751
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Harmony Hall Estate has a full team of trained event specialists who will work with each couple who books a wedding there to craft a unique and special event that speaks to the individuality of each couple’s love story. Harmony Hall provides catering services on site, and couples who book weddings and receptions there will receive the use of the venue entirely for free with the purchase of over one hundred meals for adult guests. Harmony Hall’s ultimate goal is to make a wedding as stress free as possible for the happy couple, and to provide an elegant venue and experience that looks like it costs a lot more than it actually does.
1400 Fulling Mill Rd, Middletown, PA 17057, Phone: 717-985-9300
7.Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center
Weddings looking to feature live music or put the spotlight on the entertainment will want to consider Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center, a large venue with a big stage and state of the art audiovisual equipment that is worthy of any big concert. It’s a unique and fun place to host a wedding, with tall vaulted ceilings, huge windows for great natural light, and enough room for up to one thousand friends and family members. In addition to the venue, HMAC offers great options for unique and delicious catering, which are selected and crafted between the couple and the chef, without a pre-selected menu.
1110 N 3rd St, Harrisburg, PA 17102, Phone: 717-412-4342
The Hilton Harrisburg has nearly forty thousand square feet of event space which can be used to accommodate a huge variety of weddings. With its own dedicated banquet and catering department, the Hilton Harrisburg will be with couples every step of the way, from planning out each course of their reception meal to deciding their needs for audio-visual equipment. Wedding parties can enjoy the use of a bridal suite to relax and touch up their appearances after the ceremony, and wedding party and guests alike can take advantage of special discounted rates for those who choose to stay at the Hilton Harrisburg for the duration of the wedding weekend.
1 N 2nd St, Harrisburg, PA 17101, Phone: 717-233-6000
9.Historic Acres of Hershey PA
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This beautiful property in Elizabethtown has every detail needed for an elegant farmhouse wedding on a historic site. Couples can opt to rent the 19th century brick farmhouse to stay in during the weekend with their wedding party—it sleeps up to 9 guests—or to use as a place to get ready before the ceremony. The wedding itself will take place in The Pavilion, a beautiful event space with chandeliers and big glass doors that look out over a scenic pond. Historic Acres can be used as a ceremony site, reception site, or both, and they also offer packages for small, intimate weddings.
3425 Old Hershey Rd, Elizabethtown, PA 17022, Phone: 717-298-6340
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10.I W Abel Banquet Hall
I W Abel Banquet Hall is a perfect option for larger weddings, with set ups that can accommodate anywhere from 300 to 700 guests, depending on table shape and reception type. Before the wedding, I W Abel Banquet Hall’s team of event planners will help couples select all the details, from the linens to the invitations, and a wedding coordinator will be on site for the day of the big event to take care of every last detail, so the couple doesn’t have to. If the couple wishes for liquor to be served at their event, they can provide their own so they have exactly what they need, and the banquet hall’s staff is happy to serve it throughout the event.
300 Gibson St, Steelton, PA 17113, Phone: 717-395-2991
11.John Harris-Simon Cameron Mansion
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With its elegant stone construction, stately red roof, and arched pillars on its front porch, the John Harris-Simon Cameron Mansion knows how to make a statement. Smaller weddings of under 100 guests will find the first floor of this beautiful and historic mansion to be a perfect and elegant venue, with two dining rooms that can accommodate overflow seating for parties larger than 60. The house and its grounds are simply beautiful, which means there is no shortage of perfect locations for wedding photos, and its location, close to downtown Harrisburg and the Susquehanna River, is convenient for guests staying in the city.
219 S Front St, Harrisburg, PA 17104, Phone: 717-233-3462
At Moonstone Manor, couples can say their “I dos” in front of friends and loved ones under a beautiful creekside altar, or in a sweet and romantic chapel in the woods. Moonstone Manor is a beautiful venue that has elegance and romance seeping from its historic stones. Lovely gardens of boxwoods and roses make for beautiful wedding photos, as do more nontraditional settings like the stone ruins on the property. Moonstone Manor can accommodate weddings of up to 250 guests on its property, and the festivities can be located indoors or out on its 20 acre grounds.
2048 Zeager Rd, Elizabethtown, PA 17022, Phone: 717-361-0826
13.Pleasant View Farm Bed and Breakfast Inn
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Pleasant View Farm Bed and Breakfast Inn operates as a well-respected hotel and accommodation choice for visitors to the region, but they also host a great wedding—so great, in fact, that they call weddings their specialty. With a variety of options for the ceremony—in front of a waterfall, in a lovely orchard, or alongside the banks of a lake—as well as several different venues for receptions including a rustic barn or The Stables, Pleasant View Farm offers hospitality and a wealth of experience for small to mid-sized weddings of up to 95 guests.
315 Pleasant View Rd, New Cumberland, PA 17070, Phone: 717-774-4817
14.Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel
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The Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel has 9 event rooms for couples to choose from, the largest of which can accommodate up to one thousand guests. This hotel is located conveniently close to Harrisburg and Hershey, and it is popular for large Indian celebrations of marriage as well as secular weddings and weddings of other faiths. It’s one of the largest venues in Harrisburg, for sure, but it also offers a beautiful outdoor terrace, an experience culinary team, and several available decorating schemes. Couples can choose their own details or select a wedding package for even more amenities.
4650 Lindle Rd, Harrisburg, PA 17111, Phone: 717-564-5511
The Susquehanna Club is located in a beautifully renovated old barn, and it has ample space for wedding celebrations of all shapes and sizes. From intimate elopements to wild and extravagant parties, Susquehanna Club’s staff is there to help couples achieve their dream wedding. Ceremonies can take place either indoors or outside, depending on the weather and the couple’s preference, and the indoor reception venue is versatile and elegant, with big windows for natural light and a variety of set up options. Wedding packages and pricing are extremely reasonable, with a number of packages to choose from based on the date and location.
Ross Ave Defense Logistics Agency, New Cumberland, PA 17070, Phone: 717-770-3030
16.The Civic Club of Harrisburg
The Overlook Ballroom is named for its beautiful views looking out over the river and the beautiful garden on the grounds of the Civic Club, but truth be told, the ballroom itself is a beautiful attraction. With high ceilings, dark wood paneling and beams, unique lighting fixtures, and massive leaded windows that let in a ton of natural light, the Overlook Ballroom is a beautiful venue for a reception of up to 200 guests. The Civic Club of Harrisburg is a Tudor-style building with beautiful grounds and gardens, and the outdoor space is a beautiful option for a ceremony. The Civic Club has a wraparound porch, lovely scenic patio, dressing rooms, and beautiful spaces throughout the building and grounds for photos.
612 N Front St, Harrisburg, PA 17101, Phone: 717-234-6736
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17.The Forum Auditorium
The Forum Auditorium is part of the Capitol Complex, a beautiful, stately, historic, and important part of Harrisburg. The domed cupola, landscaped grounds, and wide steps and railed walks make for some beautiful photo locations, and inside, it gets even better. The Forum Auditorium is an event venue and performance space with high, painted ceilings depicting images of Zodiac symbols and constellations and lit by “stars” made of crystal glass, a huge stage, and stadium seating, so wedding guests can all have a great view as they gather to watch the happy couple tie the knot.
500 Walnut St, Harrisburg, PA 17120, Phone: 717-783-9100
18.The Lodge at Liberty Forge
The Lodge at Liberty Forge is one of the most popular and highly sought after wedding venues in Harrisburg, and it’s easy to see why. This beautiful venue has gorgeous architecture with natural wood beams, pretty chandeliers, and warm, romantic lighting in its event hall, and couples will have the opportunity at The Lodge at Liberty Forge to choose whether they want to get married indoors or outside under a pretty white gazebo or in an event tent. The beautiful landscape, which features gardens, a lake, and a footbridge, has plenty of stunning spots and hidden nooks for romantic wedding photos and panoramic shots of the whole wedding party, and event specialists will be with couples every step of the way when it comes to planning their perfect day.
3804 Lisburn Rd, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055, Phone: 717-691-5335
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19.The National Civil War Museum
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Whether the happy couple are fans of history or are just looking for a unique backdrop to their special day, The National Civil War Museum is a great venue option for a wedding celebration. It is located on a beautiful hilltop which provides gorgeous sunset and golden hour photo opportunities overlooking the Susquehanna River and the city of Harrisburg, and the interior has plenty of beautiful photo locations as well, like the grand staircase. The banquet hall and event facilities are large and versatile, and couples will be able to host both their ceremony and reception at one location if they wish. For more information, couples can contact the National Civil War Museum to set up a tour and speak with an event planner.
1 Lincoln Cir, Harrisburg, PA 17103, Phone: 717-260-1861
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20.The State Museum of Pennsylvania
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The auditorium at the State Museum of Pennsylvania has a perfect set up for an elaborate and theatrical wedding ceremony, with lighting, a stage, a great audio-visual setup, and plenty of seating where up to 400 loved ones can watch the happy couple say, “I do.” Receptions can be held in a number of venues, including Memorial Hall, which can accommodate up to 400 for a standing reception and 200 in a seated reception, and the charming Village Square, which has room for up to 250 standing and 130 seated. There are also smaller reception venues which are perfect for more intimate weddings of under 75 guests.
300 North St, Harrisburg, PA 17120, Phone: 717-787-4980
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21.Till Death Weddings and Ceremonies
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Not all weddings take place in a church, or an established venue. Sometimes, a backyard wedding or one that takes place in an unconventional setting can be the most memorable and beautiful wedding of all. Reverend Shauna, of Till Death Weddings and Ceremonies, is an incredible officiant who will travel to any venue to marry couples of all faiths, beliefs, and orientations. She makes weddings fun and romantic, with several different ceremony packages which she offers to couples that will help personalize every individual experience. She also offers services as a wedding planner and coordinator for those who don’t want to get bogged down in the details of creating a beautiful day.
N Front St, Harrisburg, PA 17102, Phone: 717-585-0062
22.Weddings on Memory Lane in Hershey
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Weddings on Memory Lane is a simply beautiful ceremony and reception venue in Hershey, where couples can say their vows at one of four gorgeous outdoor venues, including beneath an arbor in front of a scenic pond, in a beautiful garden terrace, under a big maple tree, and beneath Tuscan-style arches, as well as indoor options that include a beautiful barn. These venues are also on the table for reception locations, and couples will have their pick because Weddings on Memory Lane gives weddings the exclusive run of the 40 acre property for each event, with no double bookings so your special day will be entirely your own.
78 Memory Ln, Hershey, PA 17033, Phone: 717-497-1174
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23.West Shore Country Club
With 164 gorgeous acres of rolling green hills and beautiful landscape, West Shore Country Club is a beautiful option for a wedding. Weddings of all sizes—from small and intimate parties of just a few close loved ones to grand celebrations with a guest list in the hundreds—are welcome at West Shore Country Club, where both ceremonies and receptions can take place in a variety of indoor and outdoor venues. At West Shore Country Club. couples can choose from wedding packages that range from bare bones basic to tempting options that include details like private wedding party suites, longer reception times, and gourmet food and beverage options.
100 Brentwater Rd, Camp Hill, PA 17011, Phone: 717-761-4530
24.Zembo Shrine Event Complex
Weddings can be a circus, so why not embrace the chaotic party atmosphere by hosting the wedding at Zembo Shrine Event Complex, which houses an actual circus. This eclectic venue promises an unforgettable wedding in a beautiful venue that speaks to North African architecture, and includes massively tall ceilings, gorgeous tiled walls, floors, and ceilings in the Tile Room, a stadium-style venue with a stage, and a beautiful exterior and interior for some incredible photos. No alcohol is permitted on the Zembo Shrine Event Complex grounds or in the building, so this beautiful venue is ideal for dry weddings.
2801 N 3rd St #2, Harrisburg, PA 17110, Phone: 717-238-8107
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24 Best Wedding Venues in Harrisburg, PA
- Cafe 1500, Photo: stakhov/stock.adobe.com
- Appalachian Brewing Company, Photo: Ant Clausen/stock.adobe.com
- City House Bed & Breakfast, Photo: Thomas/stock.adobe.com
- Colonial Golf and Tennis Club, Photo: ksyusha_yanovich/stock.adobe.com
- Fort Hunter Mansion and Park, Photo: Andrii Oleksiienko/stock.adobe.com
- Harmony Hall, Photo: Rachel M/stock.adobe.com
- Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center, Photo: Lana/stock.adobe.com
- Hilton Harrisburg, Photo: qwasder1987/stock.adobe.com
- Historic Acres of Hershey PA, Photo: Oleg Breslavtsev/stock.adobe.com
- I W Abel Banquet Hall, Photo: Alexander/stock.adobe.com
- John Harris-Simon Cameron Mansion, Photo: John Harris-Simon Cameron Mansion
- Moonstone Manor, Photo: malkovkosta/stock.adobe.com
- Pleasant View Farm Bed and Breakfast Inn, Photo: Pleasant View Farm Bed and Breakfast Inn
- Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel, Photo: Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel
- Susquehanna Club, Photo: hreniuca/stock.adobe.com
- The Civic Club of Harrisburg, Photo: Alfy/stock.adobe.com
- The Forum Auditorium, Photo: ksyusha_yanovich/stock.adobe.com
- The Lodge at Liberty Forge, Photo: martingaal/stock.adobe.com
- The National Civil War Museum, Photo: Christian Schwier/stock.adobe.com
- The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Photo: Igor Link/stock.adobe.com
- Till Death Weddings and Ceremonies, Photo: Anna Mironova/stock.adobe.com
- Weddings on Memory Lane in Hershey, Photo: Paul Retherford/stock.adobe.com
- West Shore Country Club, Photo: abelena/stock.adobe.com
- Zembo Shrine Event Complex, Photo: kmwphotography/stock.adobe.com
- Cover Photo: zhu difeng/stock.adobe.com