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Historic Rock Ford, an idyllic 33-acre Lancaster County estate, includes the circa 1794 Hand mansion, 18th century bank barn and the Snyder Gallery of Early Decorative Arts. This beautiful property is on the National Register of Historic Places and is available for exclusive use during your ceremony and reception. Historic Rock Ford is a non-profit museum that values the continued education and preservation of history for all ages.

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 beautiful outdoor space a tent will be included 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 10 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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Reviews of Historic Rock Ford

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94% recommend it
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Kelsey T. Sent on 08/17/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Best decision!

Booking with this venue was the best decision! From first email to day-of-event, we had nothing but the best experience. Beautiful venue, very clean, and super flexible with our timeline and requests for accomodations day of. Thank you so much!
Stephen C. Sent on 12/15/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding 9/23/23

This place was so accommodating and flexible. Having the property to ourselves to set up for the entire weekend was such a blessing and a tent included sealed the deal for us. Since it’s a historical place the money all goes back into the property and to have educational opportunities for inter city schools. The venue can hold your wedding in various locations on the property and it is sprawling and beautiful! It made our wedding weekend amazing!
Danielle N. Sent on 08/30/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The most amazing day ever

We had the best day tying the knot at historic rock ford! It was beautiful!
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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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Occasions Disc Jockeys Occasions Disc Jockeys Wedding DJs

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!

Legends Catering Legends Catering Wedding Caterers

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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