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The Civic Club of Harrisburg

Harrisburg, PA View map
Rating 4.5 out of 5
9 reviews
Up to 100 guests

About

Up to 100 guests

The Civic Club of Harrisburg is a historic event venue situated on the banks of the scenic Susquehanna River in beautiful downtown Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The event spaces that the Civic Club of Harrisburg provides are The Overlook Ballroom and the lush private garden that sits on a half acre of property. This one of a kind event space is a lovely, tranquil, comfortable site for weddings throughout the year.

Facilities and Capacity
The Civic Club of Harrisburg is a charming three-story Tudor-style manor that features a dramatic upper level ballroom and formal entertaining rooms on the first floor. The Overlook Ballroom stays true to its name and offers panoramic views of the Susquehanna River and the lovely private garden. The Civic Club of Harrisburg can has a capacity of 150 to 200 guests and you can enjoy both the dramatic ballroom and the formal, half acre garden. The ballroom features tall windows, elegant chandeliers, and a 300 square foot stage. The first floor of the building offers four rooms with easy access to the porch and garden areas. You can also admire the historic, handcrafted woodwork throughout the building. The large powder room can be used as a bridal suite if so desired. With both indoor and outdoor space, you can enjoy The Civic Club of Harrisburg no matter what season your wedding will take place.

Services Offered
The Civic Club of Harrisburg provides you with event rental services, but beyond that you can make use of outside vendors to help bring your big day to life.


History
The Civic Club of Harrisburg traces back to the early settlers of Harrisburg, and once belonged to William Reynolds Fleming in the early 20th century. Fleming called the home “Overlook” because it sits high on the banks of the Susquehanna River. The stately Tudor-style, stone structure, was often referred to as a “manor house” in historic documents. In 1914, Fleming’s widow, Virginia Hammond Fleming, decided to name the building The Civic Club of Harrisburg. The full title was given to the club in 1916. From then until now, the building has been maintained by the club’s members.

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?

$3,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$2,000

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?

$800

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$800

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Tables

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

100

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Garden
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Event Rentals

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Tables

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
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Recommended by 90% of couples
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  • Alyssa
    Alyssa S. Married on 04/09/2021
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    Beautiful venue, historic natural wood and lovely courtyard space.

    Perfect for our family style event, we loved the view from the Overlook banquet room and the courtyard for our cocktail hour. Everyone was very pleasant to communicate with, there are special rules to follow due to the rich history with this building and all the original features that still exist. We absolutely loved every minute
  • Josue
    Josue O. Married on 10/17/2019
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    Romantic and Magical Venue

    Since the moment that we stepped into the Civic Club of Harrisburg, we fell in love with the historical aspect and the romantic feeling the venue has. Myrna gave us the tour and her warm welcome and service made us feel even more comfortable. All of our family and guests were fascinated with the house and we all had a blast at our wedding. THIS PLACE MADE US FEEL ABOVE WHAT WE IMAGINED! WE TOTALLY RECOMMEND IT!
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    I had my wedding reception at the Civic Club of Harrisburg. The venue was absolutely perfect for the style of our wedding. We wanted something historic yet elegant and classy. We also didn't want to have to worry about decorating. the Civic Club was the perfect venue. It was nothing short of elegant and classy and took almost no decorating! We received numerous compliments from our wedding guests. They kept saying our wedding was the best wedding they have ever been to. They told us time and time again that it was the perfect "classic" wedding. If I could plan my wedding all over again, I would select the Civic Club of Harrisburg, again. Our contact from the Civic Club, Kevin, was wonderful! He followed up with us and made sure we knew he was available if we need anything. He was also very personable. Thank you, Kevin and the Civic Club, for allowing us to have such a beautiful and unforgettable wedding day!

Awards

  • 9

Real Weddings

  • Sara & Robert
    37 photos · 04/27/2018

Professional Network & Endorsements

5 Endorsements
Mountain Laurel Catering & Events Mountain Laurel Catering & Events Wedding Caterers

The Civic Club of Harrisburg is a lovely venue. Situated right on the river and surrounded by beautiful gardens. The river view is a great advantage of this space, not to mention all the light that comes in through large windows in the main room upstairs. It is a perfect spot for a wedding celebration. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Dana is sure to help you plan your event and make a perfect celebration!

Pealer's Flowers Pealer's Flowers Wedding Florists

What a beautiful venue ( inside and outside! ) We have done many beautiful weddings and receptions at the Civic Club.....a great place along the beautiful Susquehanna River!

Heidi Linn Heidi Linn Wedding DJs

The Overlook Mansion is a wonderful place to have your event, whether it be a Rehearsal dinner, Wedding or Wedding Reception. Looking out over the beautiful Susquehanna River there is so much space to gaze out and watch the sunset. I highly recommend Overlook Mansion.

Map

612 North Front Street Harrisburg, PA, 17101
717-608-5135

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The Civic Club of Harrisburg frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The Civic Club of Harrisburg?

The Civic Club of Harrisburg includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Tables

What are the most important characteristics of The Civic Club of Harrisburg in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by The Civic Club of Harrisburg for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Garden
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Civic Club of Harrisburg for wedding events?

The Civic Club of Harrisburg offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does The Civic Club of Harrisburg offer?

The Civic Club of Harrisburg offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does The Civic Club of Harrisburg offer for wedding events?

The Civic Club of Harrisburg offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Event Rentals

What furniture and decorations does The Civic Club of Harrisburg have available for wedding events?

The Civic Club of Harrisburg offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend The Civic Club of Harrisburg and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

The Civic Club of Harrisburg is recommended by 88% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.5 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.8 in average response time, 4.5 in quality of service, 4.4 in professionalism, 4.4 in value and 4.3 in flexibility.

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