The AACA Museum is a stunning antique car museum with 70,000 square feet of event space that hosts beautiful and elegant weddings and events in Hershey, Pennsylvania. As a Smithsonian-affiliated museum, the collection of historical cars are wide ranging and serve as a perfect backdrop for rehearsal dinners, ceremonies and receptions. The AACA Museum's expansive space, towering ceilings and arched floor-to-ceiling windows are truly unique!
Facilities and Capacity
The AACA Museum's distinctive space and expansive grounds create a perfect location for intimate wedding receptions starting at 40 and can facilitate larger groups up to 400 in several event spaces. Make your wedding day a multi-phase event as you flow from the many event spaces. The Main Lobby is the grand entrance to the AACA Museum and is perfect as your guest book and gift station. The Upper-Level Rotunda offers picturesque views of Pennsylvania's rolling hills, overlooks the main exhibit gallery and is perfect for ceremonies up to 144 guests. The Main Gallery will transport your guests back as they sip cocktails among hand painted murals and nosh on hors'doeuvres. The Lower-Level is the prime location for couples wishing to have their guests seated among rare automobiles and vintage buses, while dancing close to Whitney Houston's Limousine. This space can accommodate up to 400 guests banquet style.
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Recommended by 97% of couples
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Merryl · Married on 05/28/2017
I wish I could give this venue, as well as Nuria and Cynthia more than 5 stars. I hosted a welcome dinner for 90 guests the night before my son’s wedding. I specifically selected the AACA Museum over a ballroom or a restaurant, because I wanted our guest to mix and mingle and get to know each other since they would all be spending the weekend together. I could not have selected a better venue or asked for a better team to work with. I flew to PA more than a year ago and met with Nuria who walked me around the Museum and told me all the options I could utilize for my event. She gave me such confidence regarding how special my event could be and even more confidence that she would be a great partner in this event. Throughout the year of planning she was so helpful, responsive and creative in helping me design this event. Cynthia was introduced much closer to the date of the event and immediately jumped right in and was a fantastic resource for all the final details and especially on the night of the event. She made sure every last detail was taken care of, kept the event moving on schedule and anticipated where I might have needed her and was right there for me. The entire team in the museum were charming, professional and available.Sent on 06/01/2017
In terms of a venue for an event, it was SPECTACULAR! My guests, previously strangers to each other, mingled and interacted throughout the evening, and the displays gave strangers easy icebreaking conversations,. By the end of the evening we had 90 people who were now all best friends, bonding over conversations related to the displays and cars that they remember their parents or grandparents driving.
The only “problem” was that my guests did not want to leave at the end of the evening. The caterer was cleaning up, the food being packed up and the bars shut down, music turned off, and all I heard was “Hey…good to meet you…did you see that DeSoto over there….”
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Lindsay · Married on 07/13/2019
Best Wedding Ever!
When my husband and I started looking for venues, we knew we did not want "mainstream". We landed at the AACA museum based on our families' love of cars and the uniqueness of the venue. Andrea was a dream to work with during the planning process. She knows so much about the area and was able to give recommendations about vendors. She had so many ideas on how to make the space ours, but she also listened to our vision and was flexible in making our ideas realities. We live about an hour and fifteen minutes away from the museum and were able to drop items off in advance and pick them up the following week. Andrea and the entire team were also extremely kind and helpful to our guests the night of the wedding. The space turned out beautifully! It did not feel like a museum but still allowed for all the men in our families to wander while the women danced and talked :). Our guests continue to claim it was the best wedding ever, and we have Andrea and the AACA to thank!Sent on 07/18/2019
Stephanie · Married on 09/08/2018
I got married at the museum on 9/8/18. They made it perfect. I’m so glad they could make this the best day ever for me!! Anything I ou guest needed they were there with no problems to help with anything and everything! Highly reccomend!!Sent on 09/11/2018
AACA Museum's reply:
As a story teller, I love being in environments where story is so evident. This museum with its picturesque historical displays is perfect for a unique wedding ceremony. The site is good for both table and chair seating as well as theater style seating. And being able to bring your own caterer is a plus.
The Antique Auto Museum at Hershey is a beautiful location. Your guests will have a memorable experience visiting the Museum and then a wonderful reception whether you choose the Rotunda or the downstairs room. The catering staff always provide amazing dinners. As a vendor, I always enjoy working here as they have a very organized and safe way for entertainers to bring our equipment in and out of the building.
I always love working with the Antique Auto Museum at Hershey because of the unique space that they have available to them to create memories and lifelong impressions for any event. This would mean nothing if not for the incredible staff that provides the energy, drive and passion to bring these possibilities to life. The creativity that the Antique Auto Club brings to both private and internal events is something that is sorely needed in the local wedding community, and the staff at AACA is helping to inject a dose of that type of energy with events like their annual wedding show and Auto & Ales events. Sincerely, Adam, Headliner DJ and Marketing for Klock Entertainment