Based in Hawley, Pennsylvania, The Waterfront at Silver Birches is a full-service wedding venue in the heart of the Poconos Mountains on Lake Wallenpaupack. This waterfront venue is a rare location on the lake that can host a Poconos wedding for 250 guests. The elegance of the venue and the beauty of the location provide an ideal spot for a wedding ceremony and reception or other events such as the rehearsal dinner, engagement party, and bridal shower. The dedicated staff execute events and promise the “only thing they overlook is the lake.”
Facilities and Capacity
The Waterfront at Silver Birches offers an accessible shoreline and lakeside deck for outdoor ceremonies. The views provide a stunning natural backdrop for photographs. Lakeside ceremonies take place on the well-maintained lawn and include white chairs, an arbor for the focal point, and a sound system for the officiant. All outdoor ceremonies are also equipped with a back-up plan in case of inclement weather. Couples may move the reception indoors to the banquet hall on the property. You have the option to get ready on-site for convenience in the get-ready rooms. There is ample parking available and the venue is wheelchair accessible.
Couples can work with a wedding coordinator from the beginning who will oversee all the details of your big day and help with decisions on cuisine, colors, flowers, cakes, and even ice sculptures. The wedding packages include a variety of menu choices for a variety of budgets depending on your needs. The venue provides lantern centerpieces for your reception tables, as well as linens and napkins to coordinate with your wedding colors. They also offer custom wedding cakes. Catering and beverage services are included with a variety of choices from a sit-down or family-style dinner to a buffet or stations, and much more, and premium brands of liquor, beer, wine, and champagne can be served. Dedicated staff members will set up and clean up the spaces the day of the wedding. Silver Birches offers barware, china, flatware, glassware, tables, and chocolate fountains.
You and your guests have the option to stay at The Waterfront at Silver Birches during the duration of the wedding in one of the rooms, suites, or lodges. You will receive a complimentary couple's suite on the night of the wedding with champagne.
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Jill · Married on 07/07/2012
Ehrhardt's was the perfect location for our wedding! I grew up at a lake, and so it was an easy decision to get married at Ehrhardt's...it was like home! We had our ceremony and reception on-site. Diane, the wedding coordinator, was phenomenal to work with throughout the planning process. She was so well organized and the wedding day went off without a hitch. Diane took the time to make sure all of my crazy requests were met. We received so many compliments about the venue- from the beautiful scenery to the ridiculously good food! It is next to impossible to find a similar location in the NEPA area (trust me, I looked!). I would highly recommend Ehrhardt's to anyone who wants to get married outside and have a reception in a room with a gorgeous view!Sent on 08/27/2012
Stacy · Married on 10/07/2018
A dream come true
Silver Birches is a dream venue. The location is beautiful - ceremonies are outside by the lake and the reception hall is a large, light-filled space with floor to ceiling lake views. You can stay on-site in a lake house or cottage and the venue takes care of every detail. They even have decor you can incorporate into your design (lanterns, votives, bird cage for cards, etc.) and the price they quote you includes everything: food, open bar, the wedding cake and all taxes. There are absolutely no hidden fees. But by far the best thing about Silver Birches are the staff. Everyone we dealt with was so friendly and helpful. Our day-of coordinator, Karen, was amazing. She took such good care of us on our wedding day; from bringing us drinks during photos to even giving me a hair tie at the end of the night when I desperately needed it. It’s the little things that go a long way and make all the difference. I looked at a ton of venues both online and in person, and nothing compared to Silver Birches. If you’re looking for a stress-free wedding at a reasonable price, in a gorgeous location in the Poconos - this is it!Sent on 11/01/2018
Alexandra · Married on 09/02/2018
Silver birches put a lot of care and effort into our wedding. It was absolutely beautiful and went off smoothly!Sent on 11/09/2018
Ehrhards's will simply take your breath away! I was blessed to be able to perform a wedding ceremony there last season and I have a few more scheduled in this and next season and am really looking forward to it. The meal was one of the best I've ever had at a reception and being in the weddings business for almost twenty years that is saying a lot! their facility is beautiful inside and out and every last detail has been seen to. The view over the lake is perfect and the reception room maximizes that view. They are kind to vendors, too. (I wish I could say that about all venues) I give them five stars!