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 80 guests. Accommodations at the Battlefield Bed and Breakfast include 10 guest rooms inside the Farmhouse, one in the Historic Barn, and a private cottage.
The Battlefield Bed and Breakfast Inn is a wedding venue with event planning services and offers overnight accommodations. The venue offers the following services:
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.
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.
30 Reviews for Battlefield Bed and Breakfast
Recommended by 97% of couples
13 User photos
Marie Shaffer · Married on 02/20/2020
10th Anniversary Vow Renewal
What a perfect Venue for our Vow Renewal getaway and Ceremony. Debbie and Florence were easy to work with and helped us bring to Life exactly what we had envisioned for our memorable, one in a Lifetime 10th Anniversary.Sent on 02/22/2020
The Bed and Breakfast welcomed us as soon as we stepped through the door! The Staff met our every need in a simple, unimposing manner. The aroma of the outstanding Breakfasts filled our room each morning and was such a pleasant way to wake up.
There was a daily morning Historian who spoke each morning and gave us insight to Gettysburg. Mid-afternoon freshly baked goodies awaited us with Apple cider. And in the early evening, there was a Wine Social in the parlor, which was a perfect was to start our nightly activities.
We would highly recommend this Venue as the perfect choice for a Wedding.
Erin · Married on 10/26/2019
Amazing and Magical Wedding Venue
As a place to stay:Sent on 11/15/2019
The Battlefield Bed and Breakfast is perfection. The decor is charmingly warm, rustic, and historic. There are a variety of rooms to fit any family or group size. A historical morning lecture is included in your stay (we loved the presentation by Steve Gunlock) followed by the most delicious breakfast you’ve ever had. Want to make friends? Stop by in the evening during social hour for a chat and a glass of local wine! Animal lover? The B+B is dog friendly and home to a slew of rescue cats and horses! Every time we’ve stayed here it’s been a relaxing and wonderful experience- and we’ll continue to stay there whenever we’re in Gettysburg!
As a Wedding Venue-
WOW. The grounds are stunning. The property has lots of spaces (fields, gardens, a solarium, a historic barn) that you can use for different elements of your wedding. We used the beautiful wedding garden for our ceremony, the deck and solarium for our cocktail hour, and the barn for our reception and the farewell brunch the following morning. The staff was amazing. You couldn’t wish for a harder working, kinder, more lovely bunch of people to be around on your special day (or weekend in our case). They worked so hard and were so great to us and all of our guests. We had our closest friends and family book out the entire B+B for the weekend, so they really had their hands full with us! Every moment was magical. Don’t hesitate to check out this venue- once you do, I know you’ll fall in love like we did!
Jenny · Married on 08/10/2019
Best Value For Your Money
We got married at the Battlefield Bed and Breakfast. Debbie was incredible to answer any questions and to help with any part of the wedding. On the day of the wedding Debbie, Connie, and the staff were so easy to work with, and helped make the whole experience as stress free as a wedding can be. The staff really did make you feel like you were a part of the family. The day before the wedding we were permitted to come and drop off everything that we needed for the wedding and begin setting up. The barn is absolutely beautiful, to the point where very little decor is required. We had the DJ (Then We Danced), lights, tables with tablecloths, chairs and more all included in the price along with two night stay for two rooms. We found this to be the most beautiful and the best valued venue.
Sent on 09/10/2019
Love this venue! The barn was lovely and the property holds excellent photo opportunities.
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
Battlefield Bed + Breakfast is an absolutely gorgeous venue! :)