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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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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!
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