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Wilson's Bittersweet Barn

New Oxford, Pennsylvania View map Visit website
Rating 5.0 out of 5
12 reviews
Up to 200 guests

About

Up to 200 guests

Wilson’s Bittersweet Barn is a rustic wedding barn for couples getting married in the greater Lancaster, Pennsylvania area. This barn, built in 1817, is older than the Civil War, but still maintains all of its original country charm and authenticity for a couple’s wedding day. This brick structure and its surrounding property in New Oxford, Pennsylvania welcome couples from all around for a historic and down-to-earth wedding.

Facilities and Capacity

This well-maintained historical site welcomes between 200 and 220 guests to a wedding within its walls. Wilson’s Bittersweet Barn is a majestic brick structure, surrounded by green grasses and open blue skies. Couples can marry outdoors on the property or in the barn itself. Inside, the barn is made entirely of wood, with windows to let in light and decor of a couple’s choosing. The rough natural texture of the wood adds to the barn’s authenticity and the rustic romance of the wedding day. Fairy lights overhead and twisted around the beams illuminate the room after sunset with a twinkle.

Services Offered

Couples can host their ceremony and reception at this wedding venue. Wilson’s Bittersweet Barn also welcomes guests for bridal showers, engagement parties, or rehearsal dinners. Couples will have access to a bridal suite on their wedding day, where they can prepare privately for the day’s events, alone or with members of the wedding party. Event planning prior to the wedding day, with the help of knowledgeable staff, helps the celebration go off without a hitch. The venue also offers event rentals and other items, such as chairs, decor, lighting, and tables. Guests will find onsite parking at this venue to make transportation more convenient.

History

Built in 1817, this barn was likely used as a staging area prior to the battle of Gettysburg, given its proximity to the town. The structural integrity, and original rustic interior of this barn have been maintained through careful preservation for over 200 years. Just like the marriages that take place in and around it, this structure was built to stand the test of time.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

200

Describe your venue:

Barn

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms

What event items are available?

Chairs
Decor
Lighting
Tables

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November

12 Reviews

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Recommended by 99% of couples
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  • Christina
    Christina Married on 05/08/2021
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    Absolutely magical

    There is not one thing I could think of that could’ve made the day any better. From booking the venue two years ago to leaving on Sunday afternoon following the wedding, the Starner family was beyond amazing. I would recommend this venue to anyone and everyone, and look forward to coming back for other events in the future!
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    Christy R. Married on 10/24/2020
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    Breathtaking - wow!!

    I will recommend this to friends and family. Excellent place!!
  • Laura
    Laura M. Married on 10/03/2020
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    Amazing!!!

    Wilson's Bittersweet Barn was our first and last stop when searching for a venue to hold our fall wedding! The grounds are gorgeous and we cannot say enough good things about the family that owns it!!! They are honestly the nicest people you will ever meet. I'm so excited to work more with them as our BIG DAY gets closer and closer!!!

Awards

  • 12
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner

Map

590 Dicks Dam Rd New Oxford, Pennsylvania, 17350
7176247116
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Wilson's Bittersweet Barn frequently asked questions

What are the most important characteristics of Wilson's Bittersweet Barn in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Wilson's Bittersweet Barn for wedding events is known for:
  • Barn

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Wilson's Bittersweet Barn for wedding events?

Wilson's Bittersweet Barn offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does Wilson's Bittersweet Barn offer?

Wilson's Bittersweet Barn offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Wilson's Bittersweet Barn offer for wedding events?

Wilson's Bittersweet Barn offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms

What furniture and decorations does Wilson's Bittersweet Barn have available for wedding events?

Wilson's Bittersweet Barn offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Decor
  • Lighting
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Wilson's Bittersweet Barn and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Wilson's Bittersweet Barn is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

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