Battlefield Bed and Breakfast

2264 Emmitsburg Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Battlefield Bed and Breakfast

Battlefield Bed and Breakfast is the dream venue for any couple looking for a historical property in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The Civil War-era barn and farmhouse sit on the Gettysburg Battlefield and allow for indoor or outdoor ceremonies and receptions.

Facilities and Capacity
Couples may host up to 140 guests on the property. With three buildings and 30 acres, there is plenty of space to design a unique wedding event to include rental of one or all parts of the venue. The 1820’s Civil War Barn accomodates up to 140 guests and houses a dressing room. It is available from May through October. The lawns and gardens are perfect for outdoor ceremonies. The Solarium, which is available year round, features natural sunlight, a dramatic historic fireplace, catherdral ceiling, and chandeliers. It is perfect for a ceremony or reception and seats up to 75 guests. Accommodations at the Battlefield Bed and Breakfast include 10 guest rooms inside the Farmhouse, one in the Historic Barn, and a private cottage.

Services Offered
The Battlefield Bed and Breakfast Inn is a wedding venue with event planning services and offers overnight accommodations. The venue offers the following services:

  • Parking
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Preparation Suite
  • Tables & Chairs
  • Linens
  • Setup
  • Cleanup
  • Guest Accommodations
  • Ability to choose your own caterer


History
Built in 1809, the farmhouse belonged to abolitionists Anna and Cornelius Houghtelin and was headquarters for General Merritt during the Civil War. The Solarium contains a fireplace designed by Victorian architect Frank Furness. Most historically, this property is known for being the site of General Merritt's encampment during the Battle of Gettysburg and is a privately owned part of the Gettysburg South Cavalry Battlefield.

The property became a bed and breakfast in 1994. The owners have 25 years of experience with hospitality, events, and weddings.

Location
The Battlefield Bed and Breakfast is located on a 30 acre historic farm in Gettysburg, PA. We are one hour and 40 minutes from Washington, D.C. and one hour and 30 minutes from Baltimore, MD.

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Solarium Reception
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Great Lawn (Autumn Kern Photo)
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Dance Floor (Autumn Kern Photo
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Friendly Horses for Phot Ops
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End of the night bonfire
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DJ on the dance floor
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Barn at night
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Trees & Lane (Autumn Kern Phot
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Gazebo/Rugs Lawn (Autumn Kern)
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Barn Dance Floor
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View from DJ loft
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We work with most caterers
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Barn Dance Party
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Solarium Head Table Toasts
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Large Pond with Shaded Lawn
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Solarium Dance Party
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Pets are welcome at your wedding!
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Wedding Guests Enjoy Lawn Games
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Pergola reflecting in the pond
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Anna's Garden Room
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Anna's Garden Room
Houghtelin's Hidewaway Room
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Houghtelin's Hidewaway Room
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First Texas Room
First Texas Room
General Merritt's Suite
General Merritt's Suite
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General Merritt's Suite
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Graham's Artillery Room
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Hart's Artillery Room
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2nd US Dragoons Room
2nd US Dragoons Room
2nd US Dragoons Room
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7th Georgia Room
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Barn Bank
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Wedding Garden (Kibbe Photo)

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32 Reviews for Battlefield Bed and Breakfast

Recommended by 97% of couples


4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.8
  • Professionalism 4.8
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 4.8

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    Danielle · Married on 10/31/2020

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    • Value:
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    • Flexibility:
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    Perfect Wedding Venue

    Got married 10/31/20 at the B&B. The location is gorgeous, everyone is so welcoming that it naturally feels like home. Debbie & her staff were kind, helpful, and professional. We had the most beautiful wedding thanks in large part to the B&B.

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    Kayla · Married on 05/30/2020

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    Highly Recommend!!

    I am so glad we found Battlefield. We searched for the perfect venue for weeks; I had almost given up hope and then we found Battlefield Bed and Breakfast. It was exactly what I was looking for and let me tell you, that decision was one of the best! Debbie was so accommodating and helpful throughout the whole planning process. They were always responsive and very easy to work with. With COVID they really came through with being flexible with us and allowing us to postpone and reschedule our big day. When we finally got to have our day, everything was wonderful! It was everything I dreamed it would be and I highly recommend them to anyone!!

    Sent on 09/25/2020

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Battlefield Bed and Breakfast Pricing

Battlefield Bed and Breakfast Price Rates

Battlefield Bed and Breakfast FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?
    $ 6500
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 4000
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?
    $ 3000
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 1500
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Chairs
    Clean Up
    Event Planning
    Linens
    Parking
    Set Up
    Tables
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
    140
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    3
  • Describe your venue:
    Barn
    Farm/Ranch
    Garden
    Historic Building
    Inn/B&B
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
    Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Elopements
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Accommodations
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Get Ready Rooms
    Outside Vendors
    Pet Friendly
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What event items are available?
    Altar/Arch
    Chairs
    Tables
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    May
    June
    July
    August
    September
    October
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    March
    April
    November
    December

Team of Battlefield Bed and Breakfast

Constance Tarbox

Constance Tarbox

Event Coordinator

Constance Tarbox is the daughter of Battlefield B&B Innkeeper Florence March and step-daughter of Innkeeper Debbie March. After creating theater in New York City for over 20 years, she moved back home in 2017 to re-join the family business. She loves getting to know our wonderful guests and bringing her producing experience to the B&B’s special events.

A California native, Connie was in high school when the family decided to move to Gettysburg and open the B&B in 1994. Her summers and weekends were spent in her Civil War dress, serving breakfast at the B&B.

She moved to New York to attend Barnard College. She met wonderful friends and created beautiful art with them. One of these productions introduced her to Lance Windish, a genius performer with whom she fell in love. Connie and Lance were married at the B&B in 2006, the first wedding in the newly updated barn.

Connie and Lance have two wonderful daughters, Parker and Alice. They frequently make appearances at the B&B, helping to bake cookies, tend the garden, and herd cats.

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Florence March

Florence March

Innkeeper

Florence March has been innkeeping since 1994. She loves music, teaching, cooking, and gardening. In a world long ago and far away, she studied geology and worked in a science lab analyzing meteorites while looking for signs of life in outer space. While raising children, she trained as a music docent and taught elementary music in the California public schools.

Yes, Florence is a Californian at heart. She was born in Hollywood and grew up in California. She moved to Gettysburg in 1993 to convert a historic farmhouse into an inn where guests can create memories and go away knowing more than they did when they arrived.

"When you visit, I would love to tell you about my song-writing. Songwriting makes me think. I've also written some piano music.

I accompany the choir and the hymns at the Unitarian Universalists of Gettysburg. I was one of the founding members of this church and we started right here in the Parlor at Battlefield Bed & Breakfast in 2002.

I'm excited about the garden this year. We are expanding our herb garden and starting a new, larger vegetable garden. I like to plant flowers to feed butterflies and bees.

I am very interested in the stories of all the people whose history has touched the historic building that I take care of. I can't say I own it. It owns me. Ask about the stories of the house.

See you soon!" - Florence

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Professional Network & Endorsements

9 Endorsements

  • Delicate Portraits Photography Wedding Photographers

    Love this venue! The barn was lovely and the property holds excellent photo opportunities.

  • Creative Interpretations Photography Wedding Photographers

    If you are considering a venue in the Gettysburg area, the Battlefield needs to be on top of your list. This beautiful setting is second to none and their professionalism is unmatched. We have been lucky to capture some of our favorite memories at this location with a winter wedding in 2014 that is still one of the highlights from that year. While many venues are not known to allow photographers to use their property except for the day of the event, the Battlefield allows us to not only shoot engagement session there, but also other types of photography. HIGHLY RECOMMEND this venue and is one of our favorites in Central PA

  • Addie Eshelman Photography Wedding Photographers

    Battlefield Bed + Breakfast is an absolutely gorgeous venue! :)

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