Conestoga House & Gardens

1608 Marietta Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Conestoga House & Gardens

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 mansion and grounds for the big day. Plenty of parking is available, so no matter the size of the event, all guests will be able to attend the festivities. The numerous and flexible event spaces can be fully tailored to couples’ desires, combining indoor and outdoor 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.

By the windows
By the windows
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Conestoga House & Gardens
Outdoor spots
Outdoor spots
By the pool
By the pool
The lawn
The lawn
View of the manor
View of the manor
In love
In love
Against the ivy
Against the ivy
Black and white
Black and white
The happy couple
The happy couple
Decor
Decor
Cutting the cake
Cutting the cake
Set for dinner
Set for dinner
Beautiful accents
Beautiful accents
Sweetheart table
Sweetheart table
On the staircase
On the staircase
Sharing a moment
Sharing a moment
Seated
Seated
Celebrating
Celebrating
By the windows
By the windows
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Conestoga House & Gardens
Outdoor spots
Outdoor spots

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Conestoga House & Gardens FAQ

  • 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
  • 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

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    (717) 397-5353 (Phone number)
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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