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Battlefield Bed and Breakfast

Gettysburg, PA View map Visit website
Rating 4.9 out of 5
35 reviews
$7k - $9k For 100 Guests
Up to 140 guests


$7k - $9k For 100 Guests
Up to 140 guests

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 Historic 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 79 guests.

The Gardens include a structured Wedding Garden, a Front Patio Garden with wrought-iron umbrella tables, a flexible Great Lawn, and a cozy Fire-Pit circle with 4 propane fire pits. There are also oodles of picturesque nooks all around the grounds with stone walls, split rail fences, bench gliders, ponds, woods, and three-season plantings.

Accommodations at the Battlefield Bed and Breakfast include 10 guest rooms inside the Farmhouse, one in the Historic Barn, and a private cottage. Larger weddings will find many hotels under 10 minutes down the road on Steinwehr.

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

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

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 over 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., one hour and 30 minutes from Baltimore, and about 4 hours from NYC.

  • Woman-owned

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    China W. Married on 08/21/2021
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    Barn Venue

    The rooms was great, the barn was absolutely beautiful and even with the threat of rain she was very accommodating with everything.

    Battlefield Bed and Breakfast's reply:

    Thanks, China! We are so happy it turned out so wonderfully! May you & Bobby have a wonderful, blessed life together as husband and wife. Congrats!
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    Katy W. Married on 07/13/2021
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    Best wedding ever

    My husband and I just eloped. We had the most amazing wedding at the battlefield bed and breakfast. Connie and the rest of the staff went above and beyond and are very personable. The entire experience was true fairytale. The grounds are so secluded and romantic while also being so close to everything! This place was like a hidden treasure

    Battlefield Bed and Breakfast's reply:

    Thank you so much, Katy! We LOVED LOVED LOVED having you guys here! It was such a lovely elopement and the pictures are fantastic!


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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.

Florence March
Florence March

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

Professional Network & Endorsements

9 Endorsements
Delicate Portraits Photography Delicate Portraits Photography Wedding Photographers

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

Creative Interpretations Photography 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 Addie Eshelman Photography Wedding Photographers

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

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