Weddings

Conestoga House & Gardens

Lancaster, PA View map Visit website
Up to 300 guests

About

Up to 300 guests

Conestoga House and Gardens is a historic wedding venue located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The manor was originally owned by Christian Hershey, of the chocolate family, who built the house in the 1700s. During the 18th century, it served as a tavern for merchants on the Conestoga wagon trade between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. In the mid-19th century it became an inn and hosted numerous travelers throughout the country’s early history. Purchased by James Hale and Louise McClure Steinman in 1927, the property was fully renovated and restored in 1930 by architect Frank J. Everts. Among the venue’s many visitors was the great-nephew of Edgar Allan Poe, who even wrote a short story about its fabled gardens. Today, the estate abounds with natural beauty, where it boasts 3,300 varieties of annual flowers, 160 perennials, 160 rose bushes, and 400 tropical plants. Couples looking to host their wedding in a beautiful location surrounded by a lush landscape will be delighted by Conestoga House and Gardens.

Facilities and Capacity
The three-story Colonial revivalist mansion features 12 bedrooms and 9,688 square feet of event space, allowing soon-to-be-newlyweds to host weddings both intimate and grand. A stroll of the grounds will reveal many scenic sites for outdoor ceremonies and receptions. These include on the lawn next to the pool and in an atmospheric red-brick courtyard. Here, an arch leads into the grotto, which is surrounded by draping green trees that create a secluded and romantic ambience. Couples can tie the knot in this beautiful enclave, set up tables and chairs for dinner, or dance on the small stone dance floor. Inside the manor, a hall with a black-and-white checkered tiled floor, pristine white walls, and a black wood staircase offers a stylish space for nuptials. This room also features shelves filled with candles and tall, arched windows that bathe the floor, and the wedding party, in natural light.

Services Offered
Rental of Conestoga House and Gardens comes with access to the grounds for the big day. The numerous and flexible event spaces can be fully tailored to couples’ desires, combining locations for the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. This beautiful estate is a nostalgic, dreamy spot that makes for an unforgettable backdrop to celebrations of love.

Frequently Asked Questions

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?

$750

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$750

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?

$750

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$750

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Parking

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

6

Describe your venue:

Garden
Mansion

What kind of settings are available?

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?

Outside Vendors

Pricing

Conestoga House & Gardens Price Rates

Map

1608 Marietta Ave Lancaster, PA, 17603
(717) 397-5353
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Conestoga House & Gardens frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Conestoga House & Gardens?

Conestoga House & Gardens includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Parking

What are the most important characteristics of Conestoga House & Gardens in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Conestoga House & Gardens for wedding events is known for:
  • Garden
  • Mansion

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Conestoga House & Gardens for wedding events?

Conestoga House & Gardens offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Conestoga House & Gardens offer?

Conestoga House & Gardens offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Conestoga House & Gardens offer for wedding events?

Conestoga House & Gardens offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Outside Vendors

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