Riverdale Manor is a historic wedding venue located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Nestled on six acres of wooded land and gardens, the manor dates back to the 1800s. Owned and operated by John and Maureen Raezer, the site boasts waterfront views of the Conestoga River, providing couples with a plethora of picture backdrops. Fully restored and with modern amenities, this property offers a truly stunning location to celebrate a special occasion.
Facilities and Capacity
Couples have the option of exchanging vows in an outdoor or indoor ceremony, and can accommodate up to 200 guests for a banquet reception. The indoor pavilion offers rustic elegance with timber interiors and is enclosed by the surrounding forestry. The ballroom boasts lofty beamed ceilings and polished wooden floors, with wide windows to allow light to flood the space. Iron hanging chandeliers complete the vintage style of the room. The wedding party can avail of the on-site farmhouse to prepare for the event in privacy.
The manor hosts wedding ceremonies and receptions, and will provide an event coordinator to assist with the planning and ensure that the day runs smoothly. The team of dedicated staff will be on-hand for food and beverage service, and will take care of the setup and cleanup of the event. Couples can avail of one hour of rehearsal time, and may use the grounds in advance of the ceremony for pictures. Items such as glassware, china, and flatware are included, while linens and napkins are available to rent in a selection of colors. The venue can provide a list of recommended vendors to ensure excellence throughout the day, including services such as music, photographers, officiants, and florists. Couples may bring alcohol from an outside vendor onto the premises, while the Riverdale Manor staff can arrange all necessary equipment and mixers.
Catering at the event will be provided exclusively by Thyme and Season caterers, who have worked through Riverdale Manor since 1996. This culinary team is skilled in a range of styles and can offer plated meals, stations, and hors d'oeuvres, often using ingredients from their gardens. Engaged couples may avail of tastings before the event to select options such as whole poached salmon and eggplant rollatini, or pizza and taco stations. A range of dessert options are also available with a selection of pies, cakes, and cookies, as well as novelties such as s’mores bars. Couples may bring in their own cake from a licensed bakery of their choice.
202 Reviews for Riverdale Manor
Recommended by 96% of couples
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Stacey Miller · Getting married on 06/07/2021
Beautiful Wedding Venue
Even in the midst of COVID-19 crisis, the Riverdale Manor was supportive, accommodating and encouraging throughout the planning process. The staff was outstanding, the food is fabulous - definitely not the rubber chicken of other venues. The new pavilion was perfect for the cocktail reception and surroundings made for a one stop venue to host our Daughter's wedding. So many of our guests commented on how beautiful the venue, fabulous the food and first class the staff. Monica Wagner and her team did a fabulous job in supporting the day, enabling all of us to focus on the celebration and enjoy every moment. I would highly recommend this venue for any occasion / celebration.Sent on 07/29/2020
Roxanne Boilinger · Getting married on 12/04/2020
Gorgeous venue -- excellent service
I can't say enough good things about Riverdale Manor. The venue is stunning and the food absolutely delicious. The staff and owner Maureen and wedding planner Monica went out of their way to make sure the wedding day went off without a hitch. It's always the small things though-- like an heirloom cake server we brought and thought we forgot to bring home but found later that it was carefully wrapped up by the staff in our bundle of things we brought home -- or a bartender that saw the MOB waiting in line and jumped out to serve her specially that sets one place above another. Dani who helped orchestrate the staff and the day was so professional and kind. It is clear that Riverdale knows how to make sure the day is very special and runs smoothly. I would not hesitate to recommend this venue for anyone who is hoping to have a stress free day and beautiful wedding.Sent on 04/24/2019
Cassie Passarella · Getting married on 11/07/2020
Melanie was knowledgeable, prompt, and so friendly! Thoroughly enjoyed meeting with her and learning about Riverdale as a venue.Sent on 01/25/2019
Such an elegant and stylish venue! Every aspect lends to a perfect experience. The staff are impeccably focused on providing the best service. Everywhere your guests look, they will be treated with beauty! If you are looking for a venue that will turn your big day into an AMAZING experience, Riverdale is the one!
We work at Riverdale Manor more than any other single location. They are consistently on schedule, professional, and great to work with. Working there as much as 30 times a year or more, not only am I not sick of their food, it continues to be delicious time after time. I look forward to each time I am there because I know how good it is going to be.
Riverdale Manor is a beautiful and pleasant place in which to photograph and enjoy a family celebration!