The 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.
Recommended by 96% of couples
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Chris · Married on 04/30/2016
In our search for a wedding venue, we wanted a place to call home for the whole weekend. Our vision for the weekend was family coming together for the first time; from our first meeting with Debbie, we felt like we’d been adopted by the B&B staff!! The stunning solarium was perfect for our family-style Welcome Dinner (rehearsal) and cocktail hour, the gardens set the stage for our vows as we were surrounded by our beloved, and the barn was a warm backdrop to dinner and seventy people dancing. Our advice is to think through the setting that’s going to put you and your guests most at ease and to make sure you’re comfortable letting go of the execution to the staff; we also recommended not settling for anything less than personal attention, care, and flexibility from your venue. We had this throughout our planning process with the Battlefield B&B, and in particular from how well connected they are in the local business community—catering, the DJ, wine, beer, flowers, and cupcakes were all local and provided with extra care. The home we found at the B&B gave us and our closest friends and family memories for a life time, and the staff was simply exceptional in taking care of our guests and helping us fulfill our vision. We found an inclusive, welcoming, and inspired wedding venue at Battlefield B&B—we hope you will too!Sent on 09/25/2016
Kaitie Morgan · Married on 06/29/2019
Where do I begin? First off the staff was amazing! They were always there to help us with any request or need and we’re very flexible in helping us to problem solve and ensure the day went smoothly from beginning to end. The best part of the Battlefield B and B is they have rooms available to your guests to share the entire weekend with them. The barn was amazing. The perfect venue for anyone looking for a unique rustic wedding (not to mention the amazing civil war history weaved throughout the property) Will be recommending Debbie and her staff to all of our friends looking to not only tie the knot but to have an amazing weekend surrounded by friends and family that they will remember for a lifetime. Ps did I mention the breakfast is to die for??? Will be returning to the B and B every anniversary, loved everything about it! 10/10!!Sent on 07/06/2019
Sherri · Married on 10/06/2018
I would highly recommend this venue!!! Beautiful setting and the staff was above and beyond helpful and attentive from set up to ceremony to reception to clean up. They made the weekend as stress free possible!!!Sent on 10/09/2018
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! :)