The Historic Barn @ Cooke Tavern is a wedding venue located in Spring Mills, Pennsylvania. This charming venue is situated on a 33-acre nature reserve, only a short drive from State College in Central Pennsylvania. Couples have access to various locations on the property to say “I do,” hold a cocktail hour, set up outdoor activities, and more. You and your guests can also stroll along the banks of Penns Creek and on a wooden boardwalk extending into the reserve.
Facilities and Capacity
This classic, Amish-built, post-and-beam timber barn features 3,500 square feet of event space. Couples and their guests can enjoy the barn’s large wrap-around deck and covered balcony, offering scenic views of the tadpole pond and wildlife areas. Couples renting this venue for their special day will have access to tables and chairs for 175 guests indoors. In addition, there’s space for 250 guests outdoors on the nature preserve grounds. The Historic Barn @ Cooke Tavern also includes the following amenities:
The venue can accommodate a range of wedding-related events, like engagement parties, showers, rehearsal dinners, ceremonies, and receptions. Power for the barn is supplied by a 10-kilowatt solar array, and the venue offers full recycling, ensuring a lighter carbon footprint for your wedding. The event space’s helpful team strives to make your big day as seamless as possible. The Historic Barn @ Cooke Tavern also offers the following services:
In 2005, the barn, based on a photo that was taken prior to 1913, was constructed by a local Amish crew. Combining history with modern construction, it was built on the original 1808 foundation of the Cooke Tavern barn.
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Elizabeth · Married on 10/06/2018
Ventura Smith Wedding 2018
I originally had booked a different reception barn for our wedding this October. Me and my husband currently live in San Diego, California and were doing most of our planning from across the country. Just two weeks before my wedding my parents told me about this beautiful event space and how we need it for our wedding. TWO WEEKS BEFORE MY WEDDING?!? Are you kidding!! Not even seeing the location I gave my parents full responsibility to get everything changed in just two weeks’ time. The Thursday before my wedding was the first time I saw the venue. I was blown away. Not only was it CLEAN and beautiful. But it has a separate area for cocktails, bar, and even a kitchen for our catering team. They did everything right while creating this beautiful space. On the day of our wedding we had an outrageous amount of compliments on the space and how beautiful it was. Greg and Mary Kay, the owners, were nothing short of amazing as well. They were so accommodating, asking if there was anything they could do to help, Mary Kay took pictures and EVEN HELPED ME IN A BUSSEL EMERGENCY (Thank you so much!!). I am not much for writing reviews but I felt like it was absolutely necessary given the amount of joy this event space gave me, my family, and guests. I call Penns Valley my home. And I am so excited for this gem of a venue to add such a value to the place I grew up. I would recommend this event space to anyone in the Centre County area looking for a beautiful, CLEAN, and accommodating place to celebrate.Sent on 10/19/2018
Thank you so much Mary Kay and Greg for helping create the best day of my life.. IN JUST TWO WEEKS TIME. I am forever grateful.
Eden · Married on 04/28/2018
My husband and I got married in April 2018 at The Historic Barn at Cooke Tavern. The barn is beautiful inside and out-- Mary Kay and Greg were flexible during the entire wedding process and were delightful to work with! With nearly 200 guests, there was plenty of parking available and the outside space offered additional seating and space for guests to socialize in a casual setting. We definitely recommend this venue!Sent on 08/07/2019
Tom Schmidt · Married on 08/30/2014
The most perfect day!
We couldn't have imagined a more perfect location for our wedding. The Williams could not have more accommodating, the facility layout, especially the outdoor porch off the second floor was perfect!Sent on 10/21/2019
Thank you for an amazing setting to start forever together!!
The Historic Barn @ Cooke Tavern's reply:Thank you so much for the great review--we loved having the change to make your day the best day ever. THANK YOU!
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