Fern Hill Weddings

4144 Miller Road Petersburg, PA, Petersburg, PA 16669 Map · Phone number
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About Fern Hill Weddings

Fern Hill Weddings at C. Barton McCann School of Art is a unique venue for weddings and special events in Central Pennsylvania. Located just 13 miles from State College, and Penn State University’s main campus, it is also easily accessible from Huntingdon, Altoona, Hollidaysburg, and Lewistown PA.

C. Barton McCann School of Art sets the standard for elegance among nature. Situated on 250 acres of lush green forest, wild flowers, ferns, annuals, and perennials, it is the ideal setting for the wedding of your dreams. Babbling brooks, streams and ponds offer unsurpassed serenity and beauty. Both outdoor and indoor spaces are available for ceremonies, receptions, retreats and parties of all types. Lodging is also available on-site.

Founded in 2006 by David and Sandy Corneal, The McCann School of Art was created in loving memory of Mr. Corneal's grandfather, Charles Barton McCann. Mr. McCann was an art teacher who had a passion for teaching art in nature to youth. Our event venue helps to fund scholarships for our students and to allow this artistic passion to continue with future generations.

Modern facilities were created to blend perfectly with nature as well as, provide all the creature comforts needed for a comfortable celebration.

Our helpful staff looks forward to assisting you and your guests every step of the way. From the planning phase, to helping your guests park their cars upon arrival, to seeing that the ceremony, reception and clean up go smoothly, we will be there. We want your guests to be comfortable and relaxed, and most of all, we want you to enjoy your day.

We at Fern Hill Weddings will strive to make your wedding or gathering a unique, memorable experience. One that you and your guests will talk about for years to come.

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Sculpture ceremony traditional aisle seating
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Fern Hill Education Center for indoor receptions
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Fern Hill Education Center for indoor ceremony and reception
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Fern Hill Education Center dining set up
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Fern Hill Pavilion can accommodate 300 people
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Fern Hill Pavilion with rented chairs
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Lake Jeanette Gazebo dock
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Bridge at Lake Jeanette
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Corneal Art Gallery
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Sculpture Garden Gazebo Backdrop
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Hemlock Cottage Rehearsal Dinner Set up
Hemlock Cottage Rehearsal Dinner Set up
Hemlock Cottage Rehearsal Dinner Set up
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Studeboaker House yard set up
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Lake Jeanette Bridge
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Corneal Art Gallery
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Gazebo on Lake Jeanette
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Fern Hill Pavillion with rented lights for evening reception
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Studebaker House tented reception
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Rehearsal in the Sculpture Garden
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Rehearsal Dinner in the Education Center
Rehearsal Dinner in the Education Center
Rehearsal Dinner in the Education Center
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Vows in front of the Gazebo in the Scuplture Garden
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Sculpture Garden Procession
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Fern Hill Pavilion Entrance
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Trees tower the Sculpture Garden in every season
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Fern Hill Pavilion
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Rainy Day Bride still smiling
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Fern Hill Education Center offers a respite away for wedding preparations
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Woodlands Wedding
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Fern Hill Education Center is always an inclement weather option
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Acres of Escape for the wedding couple
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Corneal Art Gallery offers the perfect cocktail reception setting
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Outdoor covered wedding pavilion
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Fern Hill Pavilion at night
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Hemlock cottage is just one of several lodging options available for wedding party and family...
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5 Reviews for Fern Hill Weddings

Recommended by 98% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 4.6
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Cody Love · Married on 06/30/2018

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    Fairytale, Woodland Wedding

    Fern Hill was a fairytale. The setting inspired the most beautiful, dreamlike wedding my wife and I could have ever hoped for. Sue and her team worked tirelessly to ensure that our guests (all 275 of them) were well accommodated and cared for. We cannot speak highly enough in regards to their professionalism and character. Similarly, the venue itself was spectacular. All of the buildings, from the charming cabin by the pond to the main cabin and beyond were simply amazing. It goes without saying, we highly recommend this location to anyone that is looking for a wedding set against a gorgeous, woodland backdrop. Two thumbs WAY up!

    Sent on 12/17/2018
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    Joyce · Married on 08/13/2016

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    Congratulations if you are reading this review because it probably means you, or someone dear to you recently got engaged and are beginning to plan your wedding. If so, may I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Fern Hill Weddings for the ideal wedding and reception venue.
    Fern Hill is located close to State College, (we hired school buses to transport guests the half hour drive), yet it is secluded.
    My first impression when I met Sue for a tour was that my daughter had found an enchanted wonderland for her wedding reception. The ferns, trees, flowers and other abundant flora elevated everyone's spirits and were a calm, relaxing force. The sculptures, gazebo, lake, honeymoon cottage, pavllion and art studio were beautiful. Minimal, if any decorations are needed because you are surrounded with the best nature can provide.
    A thunderstorm went through the area an hour before the outdoor ceremony. Immediately after the rain stopped, Sue's team was carefully drying off every single chair. There were many, many details like this that made the wedding and reception a much loved success.
    The kitchen was well appointed and the caterer told me how much they enjoy working functions at Fern Hill. (When my daughter married in August, 2016 it was called McCann School of Art. I adore the new name, it fits.) Sue and her team have done this dozens and dozens of times, so even though you may be nervous about planning your reception, please accept Sue's suggestions, or at least strongly consider them. Every single bit of guidance Sue provided was spot on.
    My words cannot give an accurate portrayal of just how spectacular Fern Hill Weddings is for a perfect wedding and reception venue. You honestly need to experience it for yourself. Plan a visit and tour with Sue. Take in the serenity, warmth, love and overall enchantment. Decide for yourself. All I can say is this mother-of-the-bride couldn't have been more pleased with my only daughter's choice of venue.

    Sent on 05/11/2018
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    Daniel · Married on 07/16/2016

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    Our wedding day was made perfect by Fern Hill Weddings! The grounds and gardens were a beautiful backdrop to all of our pictures. Sue and her staff were very accommodating from Friday (on move) in through Sunday (on move out). We had a great experience with Fern Hill Weddings and highly recommend it to everyone!

    Sent on 07/17/2018

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Fern Hill Weddings FAQ

  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 6
  • Describe your venue: Art Gallery, Banquet Hall, Garden
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer? Accommodations, Clean Up, Event Planner, Get Ready Rooms, Outside Vendors, Pet Friendly, Set Up, Wifi
  • What food and beverage items are available? Linens
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Shuttle, Valet, Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season? April, May, June, July, August, September, October
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? January, February, March, November, December

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2 Endorsements

  • Rev. Lisa Sarick
    Rev. Lisa Sarick Wedding Officiants

    Fern Hill weddings at C Barton McCann School of Art are even more beautiful than these photos suggest. As a wedding officiant I have been to amazing venues and worked with wonderful staff but I have to admit that officiating at McCann School of Art is my favorite. The Fern Hill staff is always on the ball and has all the details handled so that the rehearsing and the ceremony go smoothly for us all. They are friendly and genuinely kind. Your day will be blessed and magical at this venue!

  • Daniel James Photography
    Daniel James Photography Wedding Photographers

    Fern Hill Weddings is a beautiful venue nestled into the woods of Pennsylvania. They offer all sorts of beautiful areas to get married and for breath taking pictures in their Circle of Life Sculpture Garden, Lake Jeanette Gazebo and the Hemlock Cottage on the lake. Guests have the amazing opportunity to visit the Corneal Art Gallery during cocktail hour. Their indoor/outdoor facilities for ceremony and receptions are spacious and very accommodating. Sue and her staff are wonderful to work with and don't miss a single detail. The Corneal's didn't spare any expense in creating a venue that blends naturally in with the surrounding lush green forest, wild flowers, ferns, annuals, and perennials for creating beautiful memories that will last a lifetime.

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  • 4144 Miller Road Petersburg, PA, Petersburg, PA Petersburg, PA, 16669 See on map
    8146672538 (Phone number)

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