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Graduate State College

State College, PA View map Visit website

About

Up to 250 guests

Graduate State College is a boutique wedding venue in the heart of State College, Pennsylvania. Located just one block away from the prestigious Pennsylvania State University, Graduate State College offers couples and their guests overnight accommodations as well as exclusive access to banquet rooms for bridal showers and rehearsal dinners. Graduate State College’s experienced Director of Catering and Wedding Coordinator, Jessica Jacoby McCloskey, will assist you in planning every detail of your wedding day from beginning to end.

Facilities and Capacity
Graduate State College can accommodate up to 250 wedding guests in its elegant indoor event spaces. The venue features the regal Ballroom, which is ideal for ceremonies and receptions. If couples are interested in holding intimate outdoor wedding events,

Services Offered

Graduate State College is a full-service wedding venue. It provides the following wedding event services and items to couples on their special day:

  • Bridal suite
  • Cleanup
  • Event planning
  • Setup
  • Audio equipment
  • Chairs
  • Dance floor
  • Tables
  • China
  • Chocolate fountain
  • Linens
  • Room blocks for out of town guests

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?

$500

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?

$500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

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

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$10

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

250

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

10

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Hotel

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Set Up

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
December
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    Brooke C. Married on 09/04/2021
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    Absolutely great

    Great people and great venue, beautiful place!
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    Courtney Married on 05/12/2018
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    My husband and I cannot say enough good things about having our wedding reception of about 80 people at the Atherton Hotel in May of 2018. Jessica, the coordinator was extremely detail oriented with the planning of our day, and answered every question we had in a timely fashion. We felt fully at ease having the latter half of our day in her hands for the evening. The staff was extremely kind and made us feel welcome during our stay there the entire weekend (our hotel block was set up at the Atherton as well). In addition to the well-trained staff, the cost of the wedding was extremely affordable, especially compared to some other pricing in the State College area. We cannot recommend using the Atherton Hotel enough!
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    Eve Married on 03/15/2008
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    The event was awesome. Food was fabulous. Cocktail hour also fantastic.
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Jess and the team at The Atherton are the true definitions of pros. Are you looking for a venue that cares how everything looks and flows from start to finish, check them out!

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125 South Atherton Street The Atherton Hotel, The Atherton Hotel State College, PA, 16801
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