Rock Ford Plantation 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 Rock Ford Plantation is characterized by its traditional features, including custom hand-cut beams, antique lanterns, and exposed stone walls. 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.
The experienced team at the venue can provide a number of services to help ensure that your wedding day runs smoothly. They offer full weekend packages throughout the year for weddings. Couples are granted the use of their event site from 8am 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. The staff at the venue can offer a range of tent sizes for the celebrations 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.
9 Reviews for Rock Ford Plantation
Recommended by 96% of couples
11 User photos
Dave Stoler · Married on 09/28/2019
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
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Crystal · Married on 05/18/2019
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
Rock Ford Plantation'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.
User5303089 · 2+ years ago
This is a perfect place for a wedding. It is absolutely beautiful. We had the ceremony in front of the house, and there were deer watching in the background. We had our reception in the barn, and got the tent outside for dancing and cocktails. This is a DIY venue, and I'm so glad I chose it because I was able to make the wedding everything I wanted it to be. Nancy was wonderful to work with. She was great at keeping in touch and quick to answer any questions. You get the venue for the entire weekend which made setting up much less stressful, and clean up could wait until Sunday! Every one of my guests commented that this was the perfect place for a wedding!Sent on 07/29/2015
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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!
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.