Historic Rock Ford

881 Rockford Road, Lancaster, PA 17602 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Historic Rock Ford

New! We have 1 date available in October 2020! Book today and get a 20% discount on a full weekend rental! We have outdoor space for your ceremony and reception.

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 110 guests inside, with additional outdoor space available for larger gatherings. A tent can be set up adjacent to the barn to facilitate up to 250 guests in total. 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, refridgerator, 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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11 Reviews for Historic Rock Ford

Recommended by 92% of couples


4.6 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.6
  • Professionalism 4.5
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.6
  • Average response time 4.4

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    Dave Stoler · Married on 09/28/2019

    5.0
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    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
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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.

    Sent on 09/29/2019

    Historic Rock Ford's reply:

    Dave,

    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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    Crystal · Married on 05/18/2019

    5.0
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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!

    Sent on 05/27/2019

    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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Historic Rock Ford Pricing

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Historic Rock Ford FAQ

  • 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?
    $ 5500
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 4500
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    No
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Chairs
    Parking
    Tables
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    2
  • Describe your venue:
    Barn
    Historic Building
    Museum
  • 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
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Event Rentals
    Outside Vendors
    Pet Friendly
    Wifi
  • What event items are available?
    Chairs
    Lighting
    Tables
    Tents
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    April
    May
    June
    July
    August
    September
    October
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    March
    November
    December

Team of Historic Rock Ford

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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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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Professional Network & Endorsements

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  • 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 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 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.

Map

  • 881 Rockford Road Lancaster, PA, 17602 See on map
    717-510-1343 (Phone number)
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