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Riverdale Manor

Lancaster, PA View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Rating 4.8 out of 5
215 reviews
$9k - $11k For 100 Guests
Up to 200 guests

About

2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$9k - $11k For 100 Guests
Up to 200 guests

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 picturesque 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 Riverdale Manor 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 forest. The ballroom is a grand and spectacular space that boasts lofty beamed ceilings and polished wooden floors, Its wide windows allow light to flood the space, making it ideal for photographs. 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.

Services Offered

The manor hosts wedding ceremonies and receptions and will provide an event coordinator to assist with the planning of big days. 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 a magical wedding photoshoot. Items such as glassware, china, and flatware can be provided and linens and napkins are available to rent in a selection of colors. The management can provide a list of recommended vendors to ensure excellent service throughout the day, including musicians, photographers, officiants, and florists.

Cuisine

Catering at the manor is 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.

  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

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?

$2,200

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$1,300

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?

$695

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$295

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Parking
Set Up
Tables

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$5

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

200

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

1

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Barn
Waterfront

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

What event services do you offer?

Cake
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Dessert
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Chairs
Dance Floor
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
November

215 Reviews

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Rated
4.8
out of 5.0
Recommended by 96% of couples
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  • Flexibility
    Rating 4.6 out of 5

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    Cindy R. Married on 01/22/2022
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    Riverdale Manor was perfect!

    Monica and her staff at Riverdale Manor made my daughter's late January wedding perfect! The day of the wedding, they handled everything from set up to boxing up the centerpieces, etc. at the end of the night so we were all able to just enjoy the wedding. Having a winter wedding means that weather can be an issue. Being able to hold everything inside at Riverdale Manor from the ceremony to the cocktail hour to the reception made it so much easier for the guests. The venue is absolutely beautiful and the food was awesome. We did stations and they were a big hit! Thank you Monica for everything. It was truly a perfect day. The light dusting of snow made the outside photos awesome!
  • Samantha
    Samantha B. Married on 11/14/2021
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    Amazing Venue

    From the very beginning, we were treated like royalty. Monica gave us our first tour and we fell in love with the grounds. She was then our point of contact from there forward, making the planning process so easy.

    We were able to drop everything off the day before, which made life a lot easier. All we did was provide pictures and the staff put up all the decorations, exactly as we had imagined and sometimes better than we ever could have thought.

    The caterer with the venue (Thyme & Seasons) was excellent. Accommodating staff topped off the night! The bartenders knew everyone's drink orders by the end of the night and kept them hydrated. The assistants helped pack everything up and got everything into our cars so we never had to be worried about a thing.
  • Michelle
    Michelle S. Married on 10/24/2021
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    Beautiful, Romantic, Fairytale Location

    Everybody says to prepare for something to go wrong at your wedding, but truly nothing did. Melanie responded to tons and tons of emails and many changes beforehand. And when the day came, she ran everything like a well-oiled machine

    The venue itself is gorgeous. The wedding was over a month ago, and people are still complimenting its perfection for our romantic fall wedding. I was going for fairytale forest with lots of different jewel tone colors, and it was perfect without feeling like a basic barn or a stuffy castle. Pictures attached.

    Note: The pricing is itemized, down to every napkin. To some, this is a minus because it’s a lot more work for the client. To me, it was a plus because we weren’t stuck with a pre-made package and could custom-tailor every detail and make it fit our budget.

    Otherwise I'll let the pictures speak for themselves :) (photos by Jackie Pochadt and Austin Gill)

Awards

  • 215
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner

Professional Network & Endorsements

10 Endorsements
Shining Star Photo Booth Shining Star Photo Booth Photo Booths

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!

Occasions Disc Jockeys Occasions Disc Jockeys Wedding DJs

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.

Jocelyn Mathewes Imagemaker Jocelyn Mathewes Imagemaker Wedding Photographers

Riverdale Manor is a beautiful and pleasant place in which to photograph and enjoy a family celebration!

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Map

62 Pitney Road Lancaster, PA, 17602
7173945554

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Riverdale Manor frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Riverdale Manor?

Riverdale Manor includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

What are the most important characteristics of Riverdale Manor in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Riverdale Manor for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Barn
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Riverdale Manor for wedding events?

Riverdale Manor offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Riverdale Manor offer?

Riverdale Manor offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception

What services does Riverdale Manor offer for wedding events?

Riverdale Manor offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Cake
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Riverdale Manor have available for wedding events?

Riverdale Manor offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Altar/Arch
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Riverdale Manor and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Riverdale Manor is recommended by 96% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in average response time, 4.8 in professionalism, 4.8 in value and 4.6 in flexibility.

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