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.
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.
32 Reviews for Battlefield Bed and Breakfast
Recommended by 97% of couples
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Ashley · Married on 01/10/2021
We can not say enough good things about this venue, the staff, and Debbie in particular. They constantly bent over backwards to make sure we had the best day (weekend!) of our lives. We did not feel like "just another wedding", we felt like we were part of a big family for the whole weekend of our wedding. It was so nice to have open access to the solarium, the b&b, and the barn as needed from Friday thru Sunday. Debbie and Morgan were always around to make sure things were running smoothly and to make sure we didn't need anything, but at the same time they were not the type of people to hover or anything like that. Debbie was more than just a venue coordinator, she acted more like a wedding planner, she was always willing to help me find vendors, make recommendations, or help me work out ideas and decorations in the months leading up to our wedding day, and I always felt like her top priority. Nearly a month after the wedding we are still hearing from guests about how much fun they had and how special and unique the venue was! This venue was truly the best decision we made for our whole wedding, we are so happy we chose it.Sent on 10/26/2016
Danielle · Married on 10/31/2020
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.Sent on 11/03/2020
Kayla · Married on 05/30/2020
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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Team of Battlefield Bed and Breakfast
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 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
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! :)