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Historic Rock Ford

Lancaster, PA View map Visit website
4.6 out of 5 rating
11 reviews
$4k - $5k For 100 Guests


$4k - $5k For 100 Guests

Historic Rock Ford is a wedding and event venue located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Built in the late 18th century, it is surrounded by gardens and overlooks the Conestoga River. This 33-acre farm estate contains a restored barn in which couples can host their celebrations.

Facilities and Capacity

The barn at Historic Rock Ford has charming early American features such as hand-hewn beams, colonial-style lanterns, and exposed stone walls while boasting modern amenities. The venue can accommodate up to 250 guests with the use of a white tent. To make the most of the balmy weather, starting in the springtime of 2022 tents will be available for all weddings taking place from April to October. A number of contemporary amenities are available for couples and their guests to help the big day run smoothly. The venue has free WiFi. The venue contains a designated catering area equipped with a microwave, refrigerator, and running water for the chosen catering team to utilize. Furthermore, the space is climate-controlled to help maintain guests’ comfort. Adjustable lighting allows couples to create their desired atmosphere throughout the festivities. An additional feature of the barn is its custom-made old-style bar, suitable for use by licensed outside bar staff.

Services Offered

Historic Rock Ford offers full weekend packages throughout the year for weddings. Couples are granted the use of their event site from 8 am on Friday to set up the space according to their vision. Additionally, they have until noon on Sunday to clean up, allowing plenty of time to wind down after the reception. A range of tent sizes for celebrations are offered depending on couples’ requirements. They can also supply seating for 110 guests and a number of round and rectangular tables. Outside vendors are allowed, encouraging couples to select the cuisine, cake, flowers, entertainment, and more that best fits their theme. In addition to hosting the ceremony and reception, the venue is also available for the rehearsal dinner, showers, and engagement parties.

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    Dave S. Married on 09/28/2019
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    I can't say enough about Rock Ford. We are a gay couple, living in a very conservative Lancaster County. From the moment we met Meagen, we felt comfortable being us. We didn't have to change who we were. Being two guys, not knowing anything about weddings or how to do the wedding, Meagen helped us from step 1 till the final step. The site was gorgeous, lots of wild deer, cool history and house. This site was way more affordable then the other competitors out there and definitely worth every penny.

    Historic Rock Ford's reply:


    Thank you so much for your kind review! I am so happy you chose Rock Ford for your wedding! It was an honor to be a part of your special day. I enjoyed meeting you, Kenn and your lovely families. Your love for each other is truly inspiring and I wish you an abundance of happiness in your very bright future together.

    All my best,

    Meagen Lebo
    Rental Coordinator
    Rock Ford Plantation
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    Great place for a wedding!

    The Rock Ford is a beautiful place to have a wedding! There are so many places for great photos and the barn is very nice inside. The Rental Coordinator, Meagen, is wonderful to work with. She went out of her way before and during the wedding to make sure everything went great! I would definitely recommend Rock Ford!

    Historic Rock Ford's reply:

    Thank you so much for your kind review! You were an absolute pleasure to work with! I feel truly blessed to have been able to share your beautiful day with you, Matt and both of your families. I can only see a bright future ahead for such a wonderful couple.
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Amanda Elslager
Amanda Elslager
Rental Coordinator

Hello! My name is Amanda and I am a mom of 3 boys who loves to organize and plan events. I first "met" Historic Rock Ford as a caterer, then had my own wedding there and now have returned as the rental coordinator. Life is never boring and I love new challenges.

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If you are looking for a unique location with real historical flair, check out the Rockford Plantation. I really like that there are multiple locations on the property, so you can have a farmhouse backdrop for the ceremony, inside dinner, and dancing under a tent. It is just outside of the city, but you really feel like you are in a spacious rolling farmland. The last time I was there to DJ a wedding, a group of deer actually came out of the trees during the ceremony and stayed in sight through the beginning of the cocktail hour.

Erin Lyn Photography Erin Lyn Photography Wedding Photographers

Beautiful location to photograph at. The staff is always friendly, helpful and very flexible with scheduling photo shoots when you call ahead. It is one of my personal favorite places to take photos!

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We have done many weddings at Rock Ford Plantations over the years and have always had good experiences. Very easy to work with. The setting is a beautiful historic barn that has a good floor plan and room for small events inside or larger events with a tent outside. It has been a pleasure working with them over the years.


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