Hershey, Pennsylvania is a place best known as the hub for chocolate magnate and famous philanthropist Milton Hershey, who founded the Hershey chocolate and candy empire that makes so many delicious treats today. Hershey’s influence can be found all over the region, from the Hershey Gardens which he helped found to the many resorts which exist near the park in his name. So many of these great places make wonderful wedding venues, whether couples are looking to get married in a garden or in a barn. Hershey is a beautiful area with many gorgeous venue opportunities, and besides that, what’s more romantic than chocolate?
1.Inn At Leola Village
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Romance is always in the air at the Inn at Leola Village, making it an exceptional option for a perfectly romantic wedding. The stone hearth, high ceilings draped with dreamy fabric, and tall windows of the indoor venue are elegant and pretty, and the luxurious gardens outside also offer an incredible setting for a wedding. At the Inn at Leola Village, wedding coordinators will work with couples both before and during the event to help with planning, and to connect couples to Inn at Leola Village’s wonderful wedding team, including designers who will create incredible floral arrangements, pastry chefs, caterers and more.
38 Deborah Dr, Leola, PA 17540, Phone: 717-656-7002
2.AACA Museum, Inc.
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Vehicle enthusiasts will love the massive collection of classic cars on display at the AACA Museum, Inc., which is an affiliate of the Smithsonian. Wedding photos taken of the happy couple in the front seats of a classic car, or a first dance in full view of some of the gleaming automobiles on display will make for a truly unique wedding venue. The AACA Museum, Inc. has several venue options, from an outdoor space full of rolling hills and picturesque views, to an indoor space with tall, arched ceilings and massive windows. The AACA Museum, Inc. is an incredibly flexible venue that can accommodate parties as small as 40 and as large as 400.
161 Museum Dr, Hershey, PA 17033, Phone: 717-566-7100
3.Events Etc by The Hershey Pantry
At Events Etc. by the Hershey Pantry, couples can celebrate their love with an amazing spread of catered food. Events Etc. is the catering leg of The Hershey Pantry, an excellent and beloved restaurant, and their facilities are perfect for smaller weddings or 25 to 55 guests, a perfect size for close friends and family. There is an indoor dining room venue which can be rented year round for weddings and events, as well as a lovely outdoor patio which couples can rent for their wedding during the warmer months of May through November. At Events Etc. by the Hershey Pantry, parties must provide their own alcohol for the event, but the facility will provide stemware and ice buckets.
814 E Chocolate Ave, Hershey, PA 17033, Phone: 717-533-7505
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Harmony Hall prides itself on creating gorgeous and elegant weddings and events for the couples who book with them; weddings that look and feel a lot more expensive than they actually are. Couples who book with Harmony Hall will have full access to an experienced team of event planners, who will help make sure that every detail is perfectly in place for the big day. Weddings at harmony Hall can take place indoors or outdoors, with a catered menu that is packaged or entirely customized, and the venue also offers to take care of details like floral arrangements, custom set-ups, and even decorations.
1400 Fulling Mill Rd, Middletown, PA 17057, Phone: 717-985-9300
5.Harvest View Barn at Hershey Farms
From the outside, the Harvest View Barn is a big wooden structure located alongside a scenic pond. It’s a beautiful backdrop for rustic wedding photos, with lush green grass, stone details, and even a lovely island gazebo connected to the mainland by a beautiful footbridge. Inside, the Harvest View barn is fully outfitted for a great party. Stone partial walls, a spiral staircase, and massive wooden beams supporting the tall, lofty ceiling make this beautiful venue both rustic and elegant all at once. The barn is warmly lit and has enough room for up to 250 guests.
338 Sunnyburn Rd, Elizabethtown, PA 17022, Phone: 717-665-7284
Milton Hershey, founder of the famous Hershey chocolate company, founded Hershey Gardens in 1937 in hopes of creating a small garden of roses. Well, decades later, this nice little garden has grown and transformed into 23 acres of colorful flowers, lush green plants, and beautifully tranquil walking paths. Weddings at Hershey Gardens can take full advantage of this abundant beauty—events can be held outdoors amongst the gardens themselves, or inside the Conservatory. Receptions can be held for up to 120 guests, and wedding packages include access to the gardens for photos, an hour of rehearsal time, tent rental, and the couple’s choice of the gardens’ five ceremony locations, each of which is more beautiful than the last.
170 Hotel Rd, Hershey, PA 17033, Phone: 717-534-3492
7.Hershey Italian Lodge
The hershey Italian Lodge encompasses everything that is classic about Italian-American foods and restaurants. From the casual but comfortable atmosphere to the food that tastes home-cooked and delicious with every bite, the Hershey Italian Lodge is a great place for a laid-back party of a wedding with friends and family. There are several event rooms to choose from based on the size of the event—intimate weddings of 25 guests or under can enjoy a reception in the Board Room, weddings of up to 50 and 70 can enjoy the Small Banquet Room and the Club Room, respectively, and larger events of up to 120 can enjoy the Large Banquet Room. Even bigger parties can combine these spaces for a total max capacity of 250.
128 Hillcrest Rd, Hershey, PA 17033, Phone: 717-534-1765
The staff at the Hershey Lodge understands that a wedding is a big deal, and they want to help every couple who walks through their doors for their wedding to have the best day of their lives. With the help of an experienced and talented event coordinating staff, couples who celebrate their marriage at Hershey Lodge can put together the event of their dreams. Ceremonies can be held on site in the ballroom, or off-site, perhaps at one of Hershey Lodge’s affiliated locations, and receptions can be held in any of Hershey Lodge’s luxurious ballrooms. Venue rental includes catering, linens, tables, and decor assistance, and the happy couple will even receive a complimentary one night stay in a Hershey Lodge suite.
325 University Dr, Hershey, PA 17033, Phone: 717-533-3311
Nothing says grandeur like a traditional theater. With unbelievably beautiful stonework details to its grand red velvet stage curtain, the Hershey Theater is a great wedding venue for those who wish to be in the spotlight on their big day. The Hershey Theater has four incredible options when it comes to facility rental, and couples can pick and choose just what they need to help design the ceremony and reception of their dreams. The space can be rented by the hour so that couples can choose just how long they want their party to go on, and several of the facilities are accessible for wheelchairs and other handicapped guests or wedding party members.
15 E Caracas Ave, Hershey, PA 17033
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10.Historic Acres of Hershey PA
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Historic Acres have seven acres of pristine land, upon which they have four distinct and unique facilities available for rental. Couples looking to tie the knot at Historic Acres can choose to say their vows in front of a lovely pond or in a beautiful 19th century farmhouse. The all-seasons Pavilion offers the best of both worlds when it comes to indoor and outdoor options, with gorgeous chandeliers offering a warm light as everyone eats, drinks, and dances, and also has beautiful folding glass doors overlooking the pond and a scenic fountain, so guests and wedding party alike can step out for some air.
3425 Old Hershey Rd, Elizabethtown, PA 17022, Phone: 717-298-6340
Whether you’re a lifelong horse lover looking for an equestrian-friendly wedding, or just love the rustic ranch aesthetic of a beautiful country farm, Ironstone Ranch has all the ingredients on hand for an incredible wedding. A reception in the Main Barn, which dates back to the 1860s, means couples can have their ceremony in the outdoor orchard or inside the mini barn—both of which can be set up with chairs or rustic benches—before partying the night away in a beautiful, climate controlled venue, which has three bathrooms, a changing area for the wedding party, and an outdoor patio. Photos can be taken near the longhorn steers, food will be provided by the delicious C&J Caterer, and an unforgettable time will be had by all.
1 Hollinger Ln, Elizabethtown, PA 17022, Phone: 717-902-9791
Melhorn Manor is a beautiful, historic property that lends weddings an atmosphere of both chic elegance and rustic romance. The manor is best suited for weddings of up to 300 guests, making it a great choice for parties on the larger side of the spectrum. The spacious property includes a lovely stone farmhouse, two beautiful barns, and plenty of room for parking. Some of the picturesque settings at the Manor, which are amazing for photos, include the buildings (both inside and out), a gazebo, scenic pond, and fountain, and wedding package rates include use of the property for the entire day. There are several gorgeous ceremony sites on the property, but couples who wish to say their vows off site will receive a discount for hosting their reception at Melhorn Manor.
977 W Main St, Mount Joy, PA 17552, Phone: 717-928-6126
Moonstone Manor is one of the most in-demand wedding venues in the central Pennsylvania region. On site ceremony locations include a beautiful woodland chapel as well as an outdoor ceremony space near the edge of a lovely creek. Some of the beautiful settings on the property for wedding photos include stone ruins, a gorgeous garden, riverfront views, and a beautiful historic stone mansion. Moonstone Manor truly looks like it’s been plucked from the pages of a fairy tale, and couples will love the magical ambience for their special day. Up to 250 guests can be invited to come watch the happy couple say their vows and celebrate with a beautiful outdoor reception. Moonstone Manor is also available for smaller indoor receptions year round.
2048 Zeager Rd, Elizabethtown, PA 17022, Phone: 717-361-0826
14.Purcell Friendship Hall
The Milton Hershey School is an important part of the Hershey community, and the Purcell Friendship Hall is a place where they can celebrate important events like weddings. The Purcell Friendship Hall is an event space that is exclusively reserved for use by alumni, amployees, and retirees of the Milton Hershey School, as well as by their immediate family members. Renting the Purcell Friendship hall includes the use of the building as well as of tables and chairs and the AV system. There are two stories of event space, and the larger first story has room for about 120 guests, though weddings can also use both at once, for a combined total of about 200 guests.
109 McCorkle Rd, Hershey, PA 17033, Phone: 717-520-2000
15.Stone Gables Estate - Events with a Purpose
Stone Gables Estate boasts a massive property—275 acres—with two distinct venues for a fantastic wedding. At the first venue, Ironstone Ranch, couples can say their vows in a serene orchard before celebrating the night away in a 19th century barn. The Star Barn Village, the second venue, has several beautiful buildings full of venue options that range from rustic to classic to castle-like. Couples who get married here can take advantage of the horseback riding trails and sprawling setting for some truly epic wedding photos, as well as the incredible venues, which are just as beautiful. Stone Gables Estate prides itself on offering full service weddings with every detail looked after.
1 Hollinger Ln, Elizabethtown, PA 17022, Phone: 717-902-9791
16.Stone Mill Inn
The original building at the Stone Mill Inn was built in 1736, with a large addition built in the early 19th century. For the past few decades, the Stone Mill Inn has entered a new stage in its history: a top tier wedding venue facility. Couples who get married at Stone Mill Inn can take advantage of the in house wedding coordinator who will help recommend trusted wedding vendors, plan details like decor, seating arrangements, timeline, and floor plan, and make sure to do it all to the couple’s individual specifications of budget and style. There are six different wedding locations on site for ceremony and reception, and the facility’s event team will take care of all the details when it comes to set up and tear down.
305 S Broad St, Hallam, PA 17406, Phone: 717-840-9238
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17.Sunset Golf Course
With tall, floor to ceiling windows, versatile set up options, and a lovely outdoor patio connected to it, the Clubhouse at Sunset Golf Course is a great place to celebrate the happiest day of your life. The Clubhouse is available for rental year round, so December weddings will feel just as comfortable as a June wedding, though warmer months mean there are outdoor facilities available as well. The banquet room seats 115 guests. During the summer, couples will also have the option of choosing to hose their reception in the outdoor pavilions, the largest of which can accommodate 150 and the smaller two of which seat 50 each.
2601 Sunset Dr, Middletown, PA 17057, Phone: 717-944-5415
18.Tattered Flag Brewery & Still Works
At Tattered Flag Brewery and Still Works, small weddings of up to 35 can take place in the 3 Seasons Room, where there are big windows with a view of downtown Middletown, and slightly larger weddings of up to 40 can be hosted in the Private Party Room with its oak tables, exposed brick, and industrial touches. Both of these rooms can be combined into one venue for up to 75 guests, and even larger weddings of up to 150 can be hosted in The Event Place, a two story venue with an upstairs balcony, a stage for entertainment, an outdoor patio, and fully equipped bars which can be rented alongside the space.
1 S Union St, Middletown, PA 17057, Phone: 717-616-8799
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19.The Central Hotel & Conference Center
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As a wedding venue, the event space at The Central Hotel and Conference Center is elegant and luxurious, offering a first class experience to couples who celebrate their wedding day there. The Central Hotel has been recently renovated to be outfitted with all the necessary modern amenities, and their event spaces include small, intimate rooms for dining receptions with just a few friends and family as well as a massive ballroom that is over nine thousand square feet, one of the biggest in the region. Wedding event coordinators will work one on one with couples to plan their big day, and wedding packages are available and fully customizable.
800 E Park Dr, Harrisburg, PA 17111, Phone: 717-561-2800
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20.The Hotel Hershey
Wedding ceremonies at The Hotel Hershey often take place outside in the formal gardens, a place which has a true fairy tale atmosphere with gorgeous colorful blooming flowers, a hedge maze, sweeping staircases, and majestic outdoor buildings. Indoor ceremonies can take place in one of the hotel’s lovely banquet rooms, which can be decorated to suit any theme or decor scheme. Receptions for as many as 250 guests can be held in The Hotel Hershey’s stunning Castilian Room, with tall ceilings, formal chandeliers, arched windows, and unique stonework, and there are also reception venues for smaller parties as well.
100 Hotel Rd, Hershey, PA 17033, Phone: 717-533-2171
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21.The Vineyard and Brewery at Hershey
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The Vineyard and Brewery at Hershey has some of the most sought-after and incredible indoor and outdoor venue spaces in the region, From the lush green lines of grapevines to the gorgeously lit reception room, The Vineyard and Brewery at Hershey is happy to provide the magical setting to the start of happily ever after. Couples can select wines from The Vineyard and Brewery at Hershey’s delicious estate offerings and even have custom labels made to serve during the event or hand out as wedding favors, and they will pair excellently with the meal prepared by the vineyard’s preferred caterer.
598 Schoolhouse Rd, Middletown, PA 17057, Phone: 717-944-1569
22.Weddings On Memory Lane in Hershey
Events at Weddings on Memory Lane are exclusive, meaning there will be no other weddings or events on the property that weekend. Ceremonies and receptions can take place in a number of beautiful locations, such as under an arbor by a gorgeous pond, in front of an old maple tree with its beautiful leaves, in a historic and beautiful brownstone barn, in an English style garden, or beneath some lovely Tuscan style arches. Weddings on Memory Lane offers the use of its experienced staff to couples and their loved ones, including a day-of coordinator to take care of details on the day of the wedding as well as a personal shopper who can assist with outfitting the bride, groom, wedding party, and more.
78 Memory Ln, Hershey, PA 17033, Phone: 717-497-1174
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23.Wind in the Willows
With an incredibly scenic pond that reflects the green hills, colorfully painted skies, weeping willow branches, and warmly lit buildings of the estate, Wind in the Willows is a lovely venue for a country, nature-filled wedding. Some of the amazing amenities included when renting Wind in the Willows are the bridal suite and the cottage, where everyone can sip mimosas and dress for the big day, the couple’s choice of any of the near-endless options for a ceremony location, including indoor and outdoor options, and an elegant barn venue with rustic wooden beams, romantic twinkle lights, and plenty of room for everyone to eat, drink, and dance the night away.
35 Webster School Rd, Grantville, PA 17028, Phone: 717-414-0341
23 Best Wedding Venues in Hershey, PA
- Inn At Leola Village, Photo: Inn At Leola Village
- AACA Museum, Inc., Photo: Juan Carlos Zamora/stock.adobe.com
- Events Etc by The Hershey Pantry, Photo: stock.adobe.com
- Harmony Hall, Photo: Elena Kratovich/stock.adobe.com
- Harvest View Barn at Hershey Farms, Photo: andrea/stock.adobe.com
- Hershey Gardens, Photo: Marcos/stock.adobe.com
- Hershey Italian Lodge, Photo: sichkarenko_com/stock.adobe.com
- Hershey Lodge, Photo: Ekaterina/stock.adobe.com
- Hershey Theatre, Photo: stokkete/stock.adobe.com
- Historic Acres of Hershey PA, Photo: ViDi Studio/stock.adobe.com
- Ironstone Ranch, Photo: Artem/stock.adobe.com
- Melhorn Manor, Photo: Stanislav/stock.adobe.com
- Moonstone Manor, Photo: malkovkosta/stock.adobe.com
- Purcell Friendship Hall, Photo: ctvvelve/stock.adobe.com
- Stone Gables Estate - Events with a Purpose, Photo: myronovychoksana/stock.adobe.com
- Stone Mill Inn, Photo: Stanislav/stock.adobe.com
- Sunset Golf Course, Photo: sonyachny/stock.adobe.com
- Tattered Flag Brewery & Still Works, Photo: cmirnovalexander/stock.adobe.com
- The Central Hotel & Conference Center, Photo: The Central Hotel & Conference Center
- The Hotel Hershey, Photo: miladrumeva/stock.adobe.com
- The Vineyard and Brewery at Hershey, Photo: Joshua Rainey/stock.adobe.com
- Weddings On Memory Lane in Hershey, Photo: Takeru/stock.adobe.com
- Wind in the Willows, Photo: stock.adobe.com
- Cover Photo: nastasenko/stock.adobe.com