The city of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, along with the surrounding area of Lancaster County or Pennsylvania Dutch country, is a treasure trove of quaint and charming venues for wedding ceremonies and wedding receptions. These wedding venues include farms, country chic barns, rustic and elegant settings, historic buildings, beautiful inns, spacious reception halls, and more. Southeastern Pennsylvania boasts many beautiful destinations for wedding celebrations with its country roads, rolling hills, and sweet farmland. Whether couples want a stunning outdoor setting or a cozy indoor space for their wedding, there are plenty of options to choose from.
1.Acorn Farms Reception & Conference Center
© Acorn Farms Reception & Conference Center
The Acorn Farms Reception and Conference Center provides spaces for both outdoor and indoor wedding ceremonies and wedding receptions. Up to 220 of the couple’s closest friends and family can be accommodated either in the outdoor garden or the ballroom, or up to 300 for an outdoor tented reception. Perfect photo opportunities can be found throughout the property, such as at the stone bridge, the garden, the ceremony arbor, and the waterfall. At Acorn Farms, a wedding coordinator is available to help couples throughout the entire planning process, including a complimentary tasting, unlimited meetings, and menu planning with the in-house catering.
3141 Mount Joy Rd, Mount Joy, PA 17552, Phone: 717-653-6182
© Brick Gables
Brick Gables, located just outside of Lancaster in Lititz, is a family owned and operated rustic venue for wedding celebrations. The award-winning event venue is former barn built during the nineteenth century. The historic barn on the grounds was reconstructed in 2013 and now offers an idyllic setting for elegant wedding ceremonies and receptions in the middle of Pennsylvania’s Lancaster County. Brick Gables is able to host wedding with as many as 250 people in the outdoor and indoor spaces for events. The barn features exterior woodwork and brick and an exquisite interior, including high beam ceilings and exposed wood rafters.
800 E Newport Rd, Lititz, PA 17543, Phone: 717-627-0080
3.Cameron Estate Inn & Restaurant
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The Cameron Estate Inn and Restaurant is able to accommodate a variety of weddings, whether it’s a wedding ceremony in the late afternoon followed by a typical dinner reception or a late morning ceremony with a brunch reception to follow. Wedding events with up to ninety people can be held inside of the mansion, while larger weddings with as many as 250 guests are able to be held inside of the Carriage House. The restaurant at Cameron Estate Inn can accommodate between twenty-five and fifty guests for intimate weddings. The Springview Ballroom boasts peaceful views of the estate.
1855 Mansion Ln, Mount Joy, PA 17552, Phone: 717-492-0111
4.Cork Factory Hotel
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The Cork Factory Hotel in Lancaster is an award-winning vintage venue for weddings and other special events. The hotel is able to accommodate weddings with up to 250 of the couple’s family and closest friends in one of its unique outdoor or indoor spaces for events, and also has event specialists on staff to assist couples with every detail of the wedding planning process, from start to finish. Couples can choose to hold ceremonies and wedding receptions that range from intimate to grand in a variety of event spaces, such as the Ballroom, the Assembly Room, the Terrace, or the Parlour.
480 New Holland Ave, Lancaster, PA 17602, Phone: 717-945-1909
© Drumore Estate
The Drumore Estate is a picturesque wedding venue located in the town of Pequea, Pennsylvania, just a short distance outside the city of Lancaster. With a historic Georgian mansion, climate-controlled Carriage House, vintage Orangery, fountains, seventy acres of lush greenery, and formal gardens, the property provides an excellent setting for fairytale weddings with exclusive use of the venue on the day of the wedding. An experienced and attentive staff ensure that couples and their wedding guests have a memorable wedding day experience. The Drumore Estate provides a pristine and secluded destination for a countryside wedding in Lancaster County.
331 Red Hill Rd, Pequea, PA 17565, Phone: 717-284-5076
© Elks Lodge
The Elks Lodge in the city of Lancaster, Pennsylvania has supported the local community since its was founded back in the year 1889, including serving as a venue for events, including weddings. The Grand Ballroom boasts an elegant atmosphere with a spacious elevated stage, natural hardwood floors, and soft adjustable lighting. Depends on the room layout, the ballroom can accommodate up to 240 wedding guests and can combined with the adjacent Empire Room for more space. The Empire Room itself contains gold-patterned mirrors, candle-like chandeliers, and a fully operational bar. The space has enough room for up to 100 guests.
219 N Duke St, Lancaster, PA 17602, Phone: 717-397-7704
The Excelsior in downtown Lancaster is an eclectic venue for events that takes inspiration from the vintage charm of the downtown area. The one-of-a-kind, multifaceted venue blends modern design with elegant classical architectural elements across its connected spaces. Enchanting brewers catacombs and refreshing outdoor spaces add to the overall experience of creating a unique event venue for any time of year. The Excelsior is also a national historic landmark, a complex consisting of several buildings that are designed for one wedding on any day with no less than one hundred guests and up to 275 at a maximum.
125 E King St, Lancaster, PA 17602, Phone: 717-715-5957
8.Harvest View Barn at Hershey Farms
The Harvest View Barn at Hershey Farms is nestled on a 250-acre property in Lancaster County. The beautifully restored barn was originally constructed back during the 1800’s and now provides an idyllic setting for unforgettable, one-of-a-kind, country chic barn weddings. The climate-controlled Harvest View Barn offers an ideal combination of local convenience and rustic elegance, as well as a balcony overlooks a tranquil pond, a grand fireplace, and original stone walls. The spacious lower level contains the original stone walls and a huge fireplace, a great space for wedding ceremonies or the cocktail hour. The venue can accommodate up to 250.
338 Sunnyburn Rd, Elizabethtown, PA 17022, Phone: 717-665-7284
© Historic Ashland
The Historic Ashland property features private, open grounds that carefully meld its deliberate modern design and innate history to provide a unique and photographic venue for weddings. There are multiple ceremony locations both outdoors and indoors, convenient quarters for getting ready, and spacious reception halls. For outdoor weddings, couples can exchange their vows under the wooden pergola in the grove, a rippling creek and charming bridge as the backdrop, in front of the open meadow, or near the weathered limestone ruin. As for indoors, there’s the restored lodge with space for up to 150 guests, featuring stunning architectural elements.
6219 Lincoln Hwy, Wrightsville, PA 17368, Phone: 717-740-0090
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© Ironstone Ranch
The Ironstone Ranch provides excellent attention to detail to make any wedding hosted at the venue “The Main Event.” Wedding ceremonies are held typically held in either the Mini Barn or the Orchard, with the completely climate-controlled Main Barn, built during the 1860’s, used for wedding receptions. There are other sites that can be used for the reception, cocktail hour, and ceremony as well. The open-air Mini Barn boasts plenty of character and can be reserved as a backup plan for outdoor weddings. The outdoor patio at Ironstone Ranch offers views of the surrounding landscape and lets guests visit with the animals.
1 Hollinger Ln, Elizabethtown, PA 17022, Phone: 717-902-9791
11.Ironstone Springs Farm
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The Ironstone Springs Farm is a family-owned and operated farm, run for more than five generations by the Martin Family. The beautiful property is home to black angus beef cattle and also provides an amazing venue for weddings and other special events. The original 1905 brick farmhouse still stands with an appearance very close to how it looked more than two hundred years ago. Up to 250 guests can be accommodated for outdoor ceremonies and receptions. One important thing to note with Ironstone Springs Farm is that they require a minimum of six months advance booking for weddings.
2856 Charlestown Rd, Lancaster, PA 17603, Phone: 717-575-0110
© Lakefield Weddings
Surrounded by scenic rolling fields, Lakefield Weddings is nestled within the gorgeous landscape of Lancaster County in Manheim, Pennsylvania. The twenty-five acre farm includes a barn that is now used for indoor wedding celebrations. Guests are greeted by a tree-lined driveway and can stroll throughout the carefully manicured lawn around the ponds and circa 1952 farmhouse. There is ample space on the grounds for a tented outdoor wedding reception, or couples can hold their event in the pristine barn with its warm lighting, clean open space, bathrooms, and bridal room. Tables and chairs are provided by the venue.
429 Hossler Rd, Manheim, PA 17545, Phone: 717-664-7000
13.Lauxmont Farms Weddings
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At Lauxmont Farms, brides can arrive at the ceremony site that overlooks the beautiful Susquehanna River by horse-drawn carriage, guests can mingle during the cocktail hour in the enchanting Japanese Garden with Koi ponds and footbridges or by the carefully restored swimming pool from the 1920’s, and then the couple and wedding guests can dance away the night beneath sparkling lights and star during the reception in a space reminiscent of the courtyards of Europe. The main highlight of Lauxmont Farms is the light-filled, glass rotunda that offers 360-degree views of the beautiful rolling hills and river.
1215 Long Level Rd, Wrightsville, PA 17368, Phone: 717-779-5052
© Melhorn Manor
Blending modern elegance and rustic charm, the Melhorn Manor provides an idyllic rural, yet elegant venue for couples to tie the knot, followed by a celebration with friends and family. The historic, one-of-a-kind property is a combination of modern convenience and comfort with rustic, relaxed elegance. The Melhorn Manor is great for larger, more grand weddings since it can accommodate up to three hundred guests for the event. The venue features plenty of parking available for guests, two rustic barns, and a stone eighteenth-century farmhouse, along with picturesque grounds that include a pond, fountain, and a gazebo.
977 W Main St, Mount Joy, PA 17552, Phone: 717-373-1613
© Moonstone Manor
The Moonstone Manor provides several different locations for a memorable wedding ceremony. Couples can choose to exchange their vows inside the woodland chapel or at one of the creekside ceremony sites. The beautiful grounds provide an enchanting setting for any wedding celebration, whether couples are looking for a site with antique stone ruins, a natural riverside setting, or old-world elegance. The property features a fully restored historic mansion, stunning riverfront, stone ruins, a rose garden, a boxwood garden, and many flower gardens. The woodland open chapel contains antique pews and is able to host ceremonies with up to 250 people.
2048 Zeager Rd, Elizabethtown, PA 17022, Phone: 717-361-0826
© Riverdale Manor
The Riverdale Manor is an idyllic setting for both a wedding ceremony and wedding receptions in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, offering a rustic and historic backdrop. The nineteenth-century, fully restored farmhouse is situated on secluded grounds and provides great Conestoga River views. During the summer, couples and their wedding guests can enjoy a ceremony along the river. For an indoor wedding or weddings in winter, the ballroom is able to accommodate up to two hundred guests and features expansive ceilings and rustic timber floors. The farmhouse at Riverdale Manor contains a charming space for the bridal party to get ready.
62 Pitney Rd, Lancaster, PA 17602, Phone: 717-394-5554
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17.Rocky Top Lodge Bed & Breakfast
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The Rocky Top Lodge Bed and Breakfast is located in the town of Reinhold, Pennsylvania provides a wedding venue for both ceremonies and receptions in Lancaster County. The main wedding site at the bed-and-breakfast is The Pavilion, which boasts a peaceful location and offers an ideal space for a wedding ceremony or wedding reception. Along with a great choice of wedding venue, the Rocky Top Lodge Bed and Breakfast also offers in-house catering services and guest accommodations. The Pavilion is able to hold around 150 guests, however, up to 325 guests have been accommodated on the grounds.
2101 Old Lancaster Pike, Reinholds, PA 17569, Phone: 610-775-4298
18.Scenic Village at Harvest Drive
© Scenic Village at Harvest Drive
The Scenic Village at Harvest Drive is a venue that specializes in hosting weddings and other special events in the heart of Pennsylvania’s Lancaster County. With its panoramic views of the beautiful Amish farmland countryside, as well as a stunning renovated event space, the venue is an excellent place for couples to hold their wedding if they are looking for a blend of modern elegance and rustic charm. There are a number of different spaces available, such as the Scenic View Ballroom, the Scenic Farm Lawn, the Patio and Gazebo, and the Fountain Room, each offering their own maximum capacity.
3368 Harvest Dr, Gordonville, PA 17529, Phone: 717-303-9249
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19.Stoltzfus Homestead & Gardens
The Stoltzfus Homestead and Gardens is a gorgeous wedding venue in Gordonville, Pennsylvania that provides a memorable setting for friends and family to celebrate a couple’s special day. The stunning gardens offer natural wonder and simple beauty, while the elegance of the venue’s two historic barns provides timeless beauty. The Wedding Gardens and the Tobacco Barn both accommodate up to 200 seated guests for wedding ceremonies, while the Grand Barn can hold up to 200 guests for the wedding reception. The Outdoor Lounge and Courtyard is a perfect spot for cocktail hour with a relaxed atmosphere and industrial chic elements.
3716 East Newport Rd, Gordonville, PA 17529, Phone: 717-768-8801
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20.The Barn at Silverstone
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The Barn at Silverstone in the city of Lancaster is a beautifully restored venue for weddings that dates back to the 1800’s. Formerly a stone bank barn, the structure has now been transformed into an upscale wedding venue for couples wanting a country chic wedding in Lancaster County. From its regal and historic atmosphere to its slew of excellent amenities offered, The Barn is a great destination for hosting wedding ceremonies and wedding receptions with more than two hundred guests, as well as bridal showers, elopements, engagement parties, and rehearsal dinners. Rental items, like chairs and tables, can also be provided.
62 Bowman Rd, Lancaster, PA 17602, Phone: 855-687-8920
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21.The Booking House
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The Booking House is one of Lancaster County’s most unique wedding venues, providing three different levels of indoor space for events, including wedding ceremonies, cocktail hours, and wedding receptions. The historic property has been renovated and modernized, now offering comfort year-round with air-conditioning and heating, handicapped accessibility, and modern restrooms. Along with space for the ceremony and reception, The Booking House also offers a Groomsmen Cigar Lounge and a Bridal Suite for the bridal party to get ready and relax in before the celebration starts. Couples can make the venue as casual or as upscale as they like.
210 South Penn St, Manheim, PA 17545, Phone: 717-664-0503
22.The Farm at Eagles Ridge
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The Farm at Eagles Ridge, situated in the state’s historic Pennsylvania Dutch country, is an ideal venue for rustic, country chic weddings. This family-owned and operated 150-acre property of pristine countryside has been the recipient of the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice awards. The venue’s restored nineteenth-century barn has been modernized for hosting weddings and the farm transformed into a premier venue for events. The Farm at Eagles Ridge is able to host weddings with up to two hundred people in both outdoor and indoor spaces, and couple have exclusive use of the venue for the day of their wedding.
465 Long Ln, Lancaster, PA 17603, Phone: 717-584-5179
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23.The Inn At Leola Village
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The Inn at Leola Village boasts that it’s a venue where couples can “rise above the ordinary” and celebrate their wedding. The inn aims to take the stress of the wedding planning process away from couples so they can enjoy their engagement and wedding day by providing all-inclusive wedding ceremonies and receptions. Couples can choose from a variety of event spaces for their wedding celebration, including the herb garden, which is great for an intimate ceremony. There’s also the unique wine cellar with copper accents and private patio, as well as a rustic, Tuscany-inspired venue with stone walls and a fireplace.
38 Deborah Drive, Route 23, Leola, PA 17540, Phone: 717-656-7002
24.The Ware Center - Millersville University
The Ware Center at Millersville University is one of historic Lancaster, Pennsylvania’s conveniently located event venues. The state-of-the-art banquet and concert hall plays host to a wide variety of artistic and cultural events and experiences on a regular basis, in addition to being a venue for weddings. The event spaces in The Ware Center include the Steinman Hall with a stage, classrooms, and an Atrium boasting a beautiful glass-pyramid ceiling. The venue benefits from a convenient location only steps away from Gallery Row and just a block from Central Market and Penn Square, with parking in a lot and garage on Prince Street.
42 N. Prince St, Lancaster, PA 17603, Phone: 717-871-7018
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24 Best Wedding Venues in Lancaster
- Acorn Farms Reception & Conference Center, Photo: Acorn Farms Reception & Conference Center
- Brick Gables, Photo: Brick Gables
- Cameron Estate Inn & Restaurant, Photo: Cameron Estate Inn & Restaurant
- Cork Factory Hotel, Photo: Cork Factory Hotel
- Drumore Estate, Photo: Drumore Estate
- Elks Lodge, Photo: Elks Lodge
- Excelsior, Photo: Excelsior
- Harvest View Barn at Hershey Farms, Photo: Boggy/stock.adobe.com
- Historic Ashland, Photo: Historic Ashland
- Ironstone Ranch, Photo: Ironstone Ranch
- Ironstone Springs Farm, Photo: Ironstone Springs Farm
- Lakefield Weddings, Photo: Lakefield Weddings
- Lauxmont Farms Weddings, Photo: Lauxmont Farms Weddings
- Melhorn Manor, Photo: Melhorn Manor
- Moonstone Manor, Photo: Moonstone Manor
- Riverdale Manor, Photo: Riverdale Manor
- Rocky Top Lodge Bed & Breakfast, Photo: Rocky Top Lodge Bed & Breakfast
- Scenic Village at Harvest Drive, Photo: Scenic Village at Harvest Drive
- Stoltzfus Homestead & Gardens, Photo: jul14ka/stock.adobe.com
- The Barn at Silverstone, Photo: The Barn at Silverstone
- The Booking House, Photo: The Booking House
- The Farm at Eagles Ridge, Photo: The Farm at Eagles Ridge
- The Inn At Leola Village, Photo: The Inn At Leola Village
- The Ware Center - Millersville University, Photo: Svetlana/stock.adobe.com
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