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0-250
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About Rock Ford Plantation

Make Your Wedding or Special Event An Historic Occasion!

Rock Ford Plantation is a historic wedding venue located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The venue is surrounded by gorgeous gardens, overlooks the Conestoga River and features a restored 18th-century barn that is the ideal space for your wedding. 

Facilities and Capacity
Rock Ford Plantation can accommodate up to 250 wedding guests in its indoor and outdoor event spaces. The barn’s 18th-century style bar is perfect for hosting a wedding day cocktail hour.

Services Offered
Rock Ford Plantation offers the following event services:

  • Bridal shower
  • Ceremony
  • Engagement party
  • Reception
  • Rehearsal dinner
  • Event planning
  • Event rentals
  • Outside vendors
  • Chairs
  • Tables
  • Climate-controlled barn 
  • Men's and Women's Restrooms


History
Rock Ford Plantation dates back to 1794 when it served as the home of Revolutionary War General Edward Hand. It is now a National Register historic site.

Categories: Wedding Venue

Regions serviced: Lancaster

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7 Reviews for Rock Ford Plantation

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4.5

If you are looking to customize every detail of your wedding, definitely take a look at Rock Ford! We were on a tight budget, and though the venue took up the biggest chunk of that budget, we were able to pick every other vendor and detail of our wedding, and DIYed most of it! Nancy was very helpful in answering all of our questions, and making sure she could accommodate all of our requests to the best of her ability. Though some of our older family members had some trouble getting around the property and using the tight restrooms, everyone raved about how beautiful and unique the venue was. Being able to set up the day before and tear down the day after our wedding was an invaluable option, and we used every minute of that time to transform the barn and tent to our liking. This venue was perfect for us, because we were looking to save some money by planning and decorating everything ourselves, and we wanted the flexibility to make it unique to us, but if you aren't willing to take on all those details (or hire someone to do it for you), it might not be for you.

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Profile Picture Ashton, 9/23/17, 4 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue
Services Used: Chairs, Tables, Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Scenic Views
4.8

What a perfect place for a wedding!! The venue provided tables and chairs, they aloud ample time for set up and take down, without all the restrictions of many of the other venues. The staff (Nancy) is there if needed but aloud me to function without her hovering over my every move. If you are planning a DIY/Pinterest type wedding this place is for you.

Profile Picture Dana, 9/20/14, 5 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue

Rock Ford Plantation Pricing

Rock Ford Plantation Price Rates

Reception Site Fee
Site Fees Include:
Chairs
Parking
Tables

Rock Ford Plantation FAQ

Venue Highlights
Maximum Capacity
250
Guest Minimum
0
Event Spaces
1
Type
Barn, Historic, Museum
Style
Classic, Rustic/Country, Unique
Setting
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Scenic Views, Uncovered Outdoor
Peak Season Months:
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
Off-Peak Season Months:
January
February
March
November
December
Bridal Shower
Ceremony
Engagement Party
Reception
Rehearsal Dinner
Elopements
Event Planning
Event Rentals
Outside Vendors
Accommodations
All Inclusive Packages
Bridal Suite
Cake
Clean Up
In-House Bar
In-House Catering
Liability Insurance
Lighting/Sound
Pet Friendly
Preferred Vendors Only
Set Up
Wireless Internet
Chairs
Tables
Aisle Markers
Aisle Runners
Altar/Arches
Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Decor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Photobooth
Tent Accessories
Tents
Parking
Shuttle
Valet
Wheelchair Access
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Professional Network & Endorsements

3 ENDORSEMENTS
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.

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!

Map

881 Rockford Road, Lancaster, PA 17602   See On Map
717-392-7223 (phone)