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Sandy · Married on 08/20/2017
I have planned many events and worked with many venues in the past 10 years. Moonstone Manor is a beautiful property. Gina and her staff are the best I have ever worked with. Their attention to detail went above and beyond expectations. Moonstone catered the meal for the wedding and it was excellent. I would highly recommend this property for any event. Sandy Clark, Wedding CoordinatorSent on 08/22/2017
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Pam Musselman · Getting married on 06/29/2020
Magnificent Moonstone Memories
Words are inadequate in expressing our gratitude to the Moonstone Staff for the lovely memories we have of planning and enjoying our daughter’s wedding with them. From our initial visit until the wedding celebration send off our wedding experience at Moonstone Manor with their wonderful staff was absolutely incredible. After our initial meeting with Gina and Mary, there was absolutely no doubt in our minds about where we wanted to have our wedding. Their warm, welcoming, enthusiasm made us extremely comfortable with the overwhelming planning process. Their attention to detail, expertise, and knowledge assured us we work working with the best. When we had our “tasting” to determine our appetizers and entrees we were overwhelmed. We loved everything! Throughout the planning process we received color coded detailed communications updating us. Questions were welcomed and concerns addressed. They worked diligently to allay any concerns. When the “Big Day” arrived they were continually checking with vendors, wedding party, parents, and guests to determine if there were any needs they could address. The comfort and best interest of all of us was constantly on their minds. The Bride and Groom were smiling all day! They said it was the best day of their lives. Our guests raved about the gorgeous historic venue, the scrumptious appetizers, and delicious meal. Everything was perfect! I have no reservations about recommending the Moonstone Manor and Food for Thought Catering as a premiere wedding venue. We feel truly blessed to have had the Moonstone wedding experience and work with their incredibly hardworking, caring, experts!!!Sent on 07/04/2019
Pam ( Mother of the Bride)
Jscudder820@comcast.net · Married on 06/29/2019
Making Dreams Come True
Sent on 07/15/2019
Everyone involved in making my daughter, Lauren and her fiancé's wedding a tremendous success and a memory to remember forever were amazing! They couldn't have done more and been more professional and welcoming as they were. They were quick to meet our every need, many times before we asked. If you want to enjoy your child's wedding and have the assurance that all your desires are met in an efficient and professional manner, this is where you need to go.
Olivia A Amelio · Married on 06/15/2019
My husband and I were recently married at Moonstone Manor on June 15th. Our day was perfect and we couldn't have asked for more! The grounds were picturesque. The stone mansion, luscious greenery and flowers in bloom, and creek side ruins were beyond breathtaking. Truly, a photographers dream! In addition, the woodland chapel served as a stand-in for our non-traditional Catholic ceremony. A romantic yet, respectable option to say, "I do!"Sent on 07/03/2019
Most importantly, Gina and Mary allowed us to plan a wedding without concern or worry. Small details were remembered by the staff and coordinated seamlessly. Both, made us feel like we were the only bride and groom of importance, basically like- family.
Thank you for making our day more than a dream!!!
Melissa Mcintyre · Married on 06/06/2019
A Wonderful Event at a Wonderful Place
Moonstone Manor was the host of the Susquehanna Waldorf School's Eighth Grade Graduation Rehearsal and Ceremony. Gina and her staff were easy to work with, said yes to our many requests, and made our graduation ceremony above and beyond what we had hoped for. It was truly a wonderful evening at the most wonderful place, Moonstone Manor.Sent on 07/09/2019
Sandy · Married on 05/18/2019
My son was married 5/18/19 at the manor. Such an amazing experience. Everyone had such a great time. The food was amazing!!!!! Kudos to Gina and her entire staff. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.Sent on 06/10/2019
Denyal · Married on 05/18/2019
PERFECT Outdoor Wedding with lots of Character
The staff and owner of Moonstone Manor are absolutely WONDERFUL to work with. They express so much hospitality that we feel we have gained a second family. The grounds are absolutely stunning and the set up is perfect for any outdoor wedding with with paved floor for the tent, the river backdrop for the ceremony and a covered option in case it rains. There are so many photo opportunities here as well with the amount of character the manor has to offer. We just LOVE it. Gina, Marry and staff - Thank you so much!!Sent on 06/13/2019
Linsey Germak · Married on 04/27/2019
April 2019 Wedding
The Team at Moonstone Manor are incredible to work with. Whether you are planning a big or small event they take time focusing on all the details and ensuring your day is one of a kind.Sent on 05/21/2019
Gina and Mary felt like part of our family as they helped us prepare for our big day. They were so easy to work with and were so knowledgeable about what would make our day even more special.
The entire property is one of a kind. The property was so beautiful that it did not require the additional dazzle. The beautiful creek, ruins, farmhouse and entire grounds is stunning. We were able to utilize the entire property which helped to create a atmosphere suitable for not only our guest but the children at our event.
Our wedding day is more than we could have imagined, it was the most perfect day.
Thank you Mary & Gina (& Theodore) for making our day a ream come true.
Zack & Linsey
Alannah · Married on 11/03/2018
Best venue ever.
One world to describe this venue and staff would be FAIRYTALE. Gina, Mary and the rest of the staff at Moonstone Manor made our dreams come true for our wedding in November. We are not from the area so I was worried about organizing everything from 3 hours away, however, they made it so easy. Even with our caterer falling through 2 months before the wedding "Food for Thought Catering" ran by Gina came through for us and catered both our rehearsal dinner and our wedding. It was delicious and highly raved about by all of the guest. I am truly grateful for everyone at Moonstone that made the whole weekend such a dream. They go above and beyond anything you could even possibly hope for. THANK YOU!Sent on 12/07/2018
Julianne · Married on 10/20/2018
Beautiful venue, great new owner
My fiance and I chose Moonstone Manor after touring multiple venues near Lancaster PA. Moonstone is like no other venue. It has a beautiful river, amazing mansion, photogenic ruins, woods, gardens, paved pathways with arches, and more! All this means there are tons of places to get a variety of photos!! The only aspect of the venue I didnt like right away was the celebration tent -- I've always thought tents look cheap. BUT -- their tent is beautiful. It has a stone floor, walls which can be pulled aside for air flow, etc, and a gorgeous fabric on the ceiling that makes it really look quite beautiful. There are chandeliers and fairy lights, as well as wall sconce lights, so there is plenty of lighting when it gets completely dark outside. The restrooms are VERY nice, far better than we expected, and of course the manor itself is one of a kind. We chose this venue two years in advance (since they fill up fast) and were caught off guard when a few months later the manor changed owners, but the new owner, Gina, is great. We had absolutely no problems on our wedding day, and everything flowed so smoothly. Mary and Amy who work at MM are so responsive to emails and phone calls, and never once made me feel as though I was asking stupid questions or being too picky with details. Everything went perfectly on our wedding day, and everyone raved about the venue. We got so many complements and are really so glad we chose Moonstone.Sent on 10/23/2018
Ian Long · Married on 10/13/2018
Moonstone Manor Forever
Moonstone Manor was the only place we ever considered getting married. Moonstone or Bust, we thought! And we were absolutely right. The setting is the perfect juxtaposition of contemporary convenience and timeless charm, and pardon the expression, but the marriage of fantasy and modernity was ideal for us. The humongous tent easily handled our 110+-person guest count, the caterers were able to maneuver easily from the catering tent to the floor, the dual-tiered patio was ideal for cocktail hour, and the multiple jaw-dropping, scenic settings make you want to get married multiple times here just to try each superlative backdrop. The bride was very complimentary of the spacious bridal suite to get ready day-of, and the grooms' area is the perfect relaxation zone. The sunroom, the study, the patios: they're all great places for photos too. Hell, even the dollhouse restrooms outside are leagues better than most private bathrooms! Moonstone Manor is enough to make you wish you could get married every year.Sent on 10/20/2018
Rachael · Married on 10/07/2018
Wow! Where to begin? Moonstone Manor is amazing! I think I fell in love with this place before I ever even saw it in person. The pictures on their website are beautiful, but when you see it in person it takes your breath away. It's like something out of a fairy tale, exactly what I always pictured my wedding venue to look like. Gina and her staff are amazing! Mary and Amy were so helpful all throughout the day, and let me tell you my wedding day definitely had some hiccups. My dress shop sent the wrong dress to the venue, one of the groomsmens tux was stuck in another state and didn't arrive until 15 mins before our ceremony started, and to top it all off I was sick on my wedding day with a cold. Even with all these little bumps in the road Gina and her staff made sure I had everything I needed. They kept me calm and my mind at ease which made everything all okay. The grounds are immaculate and so well kept, and the tent for our reception was so beautiful. Thank you to Gina and her staff for all their hard work and dedication. You made our special day so wonderful!Sent on 08/22/2017
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Amanda · Married on 09/22/2018
Wow, where to even begin?! I fell in love with Moonstone Manor before ever seeing it in person. As soon as we visited this venue we knew instantly this was going to be where we got married. The grounds are breathtaking and Gina and her staff show a genuine passion for what they do. It is extremely apparent. The grounds are immaculate and the tent is extremely spacious and elegant. We needed to do very little to make this our dream wedding and that is all thanks to Moonstone Manor and all that they have to offer! Any and all questions we had were answered extremely promptly during the planning stages and they were more than accommodating in letting us visit multiple times throughout our engagement. Our guests were absolutely blown away the day of the wedding and we received many compliments on how beautifully done everything was. I became emotional at the end of the night while talking to Gina because we seriously could not have envisioned a better wedding day. Fortunately we lucked out and the weather was perfect, however even if it would have rained we knew that it would all be covered and would not pose any issues! Thank you Moonstone Manor!Sent on 10/02/2018
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Deanna · Married on 09/02/2018
Moonstone Manor was our dream wedding venue from the first 5 minutes we were on the property! It's truly incredible, the interior of the manor is breathtaking and so much fun to explore, the outside is beautiful. The opportunities for amazing photos are unlimited. My guests loved the property so much. We always feel at home when we are there, but that is mainly because of Gina and her wonderful staff. Gina is the real gem of this amazing venue, she is such a calming presence and I felt completely confident in taking on all her recommendations for all the day of details I was unsure of (she was spot on for all of them!). Gina answered all my minute detail questions and emailed with me constantly and was very organized in keeping it all straight! We feel so lucky to have found Moonstone! Thank you for making our day perfect!Sent on 10/08/2018
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Laura · Married on 08/31/2018
From the start our experience with Moonstone and the staff was perfection. The grounds truly transport you and are magical. The staff is both warm and precise- somehow capturing a laid back and kindly manner while flawlessly addressing everything you have and haven't thought of. We sent countless emails in the months leading up and each request was answered quickly and with enthusiasm. The Moonstone staff was able to capture our vision and create a beautiful day for us and all of our guests.Sent on 09/04/2018
Christy · Married on 08/18/2018
My husband and I both had the same opinion of Moonstone after visiting- we could not imagine getting married anywhere else! The entire property feels like you're in a storybook, from the Manor itself, to the beautiful grounds & gardens. We fell in love with everything about it. Gina & her staff were fabulous from start to finish, and made me feel like the only bride they had on the books (which of course was not the case!) We wanted a venue that could serve as the setting for the ceremony and reception, and everything went perfectly. There are absolutely endless photo opportunities, so your photographer will have their pick of scenery! Our guests raved about how beautiful Moonstone was the entire day, and we were so incredibly proud to have had our wedding there. 100% recommended!Sent on 09/19/2018
Taylor · Married on 07/13/2018
Words can not describe how wonderful it was working with Gina, Mary and Amy along with all of the other behind the scene people to make moonstone the amazing place it is. Gina , Mary and Amy were some of the most genuine and caring people who truly were there to help make your wedding day stress free and exactly how you dreamed it to be. Each of them were so thoughtful and made sure to check in with us throughout the planning to help us through the process. We always knew we could call ask questions and they were all their to answer questions and help us make our dream wedding a reality. Sometimes in life its the small things that matter and Gina, Amy, and Mary throughout the whole planning of the wedding made the small things special. For example we wanted water for the reception in containers and they did a beautiful display of fruit infused water at the bar for us. It was the sweet and genuine gestures that made the moonstone staff far beyond what we ever imagined and made our wedding planning so so simple. From the first time I stepped on the property to the moment we did our sparkler exit it was nothing short of a dream come true. We feel so thankful and blessed to have been married at the most beautiful venue in the world with the most helpful, kind, and caring staff. Moonstone manor, you made our dreams come true!Sent on 08/06/2018
-Jacob and Taylor Colello
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Andrea · Married on 07/07/2018
Moonstone Manor was a magical location for our venue. My husband and I looked at many venues for our specific vision. We fell in love with moonstone on our first visit! Gina was so attentive and made everything so personal. She touched our lives above and beyond being the owner of the venue and incredible cater but became a wonderful friend. The gorgeous grounds and manor were so natural and tended to with such care and precision every picture looked like it was out of a magazine. The entire staff is so attentive and professional they knew exactly what we needed before we'd even thought of it. The genuine love for their jobs is apparent in everyone who works at Moonstone. My vendors were even excited to have the opportunity to work at moonstone, they deserve every bit of their reputation. I know when I was looking for a venue I wouldn't always read the entire review but there are not enough words to explain the wonderful impact Moonstone and Gina had on our wedding planning and wedding day and even our marriage.Sent on 07/16/2018
David · Married on 07/06/2018
Quality of Service When we were evaluating catering options, the choices are certainly important considerations. Many guests have different dietary needs so variety is a key ingredient. Of course, then the decision moves to taste and this is where we were so impressed. Absolutely delicious: from the initial tasting, rehearsal dinner, hors d’oeuvres to event buffet line.Sent on 07/15/2018
Responsiveness Every wedding is unique and each bride has her own vision of what is desired. Our daughter was no exception and really wanted an outdoor ceremony. There were many different locations suggested and the scenery is just outstanding. The big concern of course is the weather. What do you do if it rains is a huge concern and most of the other places considered just did not offer the flexibility to move to a covered chapel if it rained. This is a fantastic option that fortunately was not needed for our event.
Professionalism Every interaction from the owner to servers was top notched. When putting together such an event, the options can be overwhelming. The Moonstone Manor team was very helpful in making suggestions and working thru possibilities.
Value This is ultimately the “bottom line” when making a decision on where to have your wedding. It is important to do comparison shopping and see what you get for your money. We did not find any other venues that offered as many possibilities in such an awesome setting. The creek, huge trees, rose covered arches, beautifully landscaped grounds, and of course the gorgeous mansion – all contributed to a fantastic location that delighted all the quests.
Flexibility This is where the Moonstone Manor team shine the most. Our daughter wanted to have our dog be the ring bearer. “Of Course – No problem” was the response. This was repeated many times over including catering options, beverage consideration with a full size aluminum canoe for beer, air conditioning for seniors, golf cart
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Ruth · Married on 07/06/2018
We looked at every central PA outdoor venue, and Moonstone Manor was the winner in every category. It offered the most beautiful settings with multiple beautiful sites to choose from for the ceremony (including an under roof option in the event of inclement weather). The 'getting ready' accomodations were elegant and comfortable with ample space for the bride and groom parties. The property and grounds are SO beautiful - beautifully designed and professionally maintained gardens and grounds. It offers stone walkways, an rose and arch covered path that we used as the bridal party entrance, surprise fairy garden touches tucked throughout the front grounds, an event tent in placewith the elegant lighting that saved us in decorating costs, not to mention a stately and elegant mansion. It was absolutely the perfect setting for beautiful wedding photos. The staff is extremely professional and courteous, and strived to help us plan and execute the perfect event. They team did a beautiful job of setting everything up for the event, and assisted in the breakdown to make the clean up quick and efficient. I might also mention, for those planning a summer event when temperatures may be high, the flow of the Conewago Creek alongside the property helped to create some air flow and in my opinion helped moderate temperatures in the event areas. Most importantly, the pricing was very competitive with others in the area, especially considering their flexibility- you could choose your caterer, alcohol service, and ceremony location. Some of the other venue's restrictions regarding sourcing of alcohol were inconvenient and costly - eg, we looked at several that had licenses only for PA wines and beer, or only their own vineyard produced wines, etc. At moonstone you could provide your own alcohol, or your caterers choice, of any kind desired, including signature cocktails. I highly recommend using their catering if available - Food for Thought Catering. It is amazing!!Sent on 07/15/2018
Amelia · Married on 07/06/2018
Our wedding was held at Moonstone Manor on Friday, July 6th. It was forecasted to thunderstorm every hour that day, but when our special day finally arrived, it rained only in the morning. The clouds parted, the sun shone and every single moment of the day was magic. It was as if something special happened for us that day--and the weather was just the start.Sent on 07/20/2018
Being the bride, your day whisks you around and you don't see all the effort that is made behind the scenes, but trust me, it was there. Moonstone Manor's staff helped set up, bustled around the kitchen to make our delicious Food for Thought treats and more.
There were moments in passing that will stick with me. When my husband and I walked to our dessert table to cut our quaint cake--all the guests had a variety of cupcakes and candy choices, I noticed platters matching our decor that weren't ours, cake cutting tools that we didn't bring, and a fancier set up of the dessert table than I could have even imagined! This is just one of many touches I know Gina and her team put together for us. They will let no detail go untouched and won't allow anything, even clouds, to intrude on your day!
Their catering team is awe.some! We had butlered hors d'ouvres, and while I know the guests enjoyed them as we were busy taking pictures, the staff didn't forget about us! We snuck shrimp, cheese tartlets and wine between our photos!
Mostly, I can't emphasize the special quality Gina brings to a wedding. The food is outstanding and the service exceptional, but there is just something special that comes with Moonstone that you must experience to understand. The setting is a dream. I booked it without viewing it since my husband and I live out-of-state. My family promised me it was a dream come true for an outdoor venue. A dream come true, indeed. I could not have planned a more perfect setting for our wedding.
We love Gina, Mary, Amy and staff and feel blessed that they were part of our day. <3
Gabriella · Married on 06/30/2018
Our wedding was on June 30th, 2018 and it couldn't have been better! Although it was one of the hottest days of the year, being at Moonstone made us forget all about the heat! We had our ceremony and reception at Moonstone and the staff was incredible throughout the day. They greeted us with a smile and made us feel like the most important people in the world. They were so accommodating to all of our needs and made sure from Day 1 that things would run smoothly and just the way we wanted them. We were able to enjoy our wedding without any worry knowing that the details and things in the background were being taken care of. The venue is gorgeous and the guests were in awe of the property and it's beauty. Gina and the staff at Moonstone were absolutely incredible and I cannot say enough great things about them. Moonstone Manor was the perfect venue for us and I wouldn't change a single thing about our wedding day! Thank you so much Moonstone Manor!!!Sent on 07/17/2018
Kendra · Married on 06/16/2018
Moonstone Manor was the PERFECT choice for our wedding. As soon as we had our first visit, we immediately fell in love. The property is extremely well maintained, and the backdrop of the creek for our ceremony was the perfect touch. The grounds and manor and sprinkled with hidden gems that your guests will enjoy. We received so many compliments on all of the details of the venue. The roses were in bloom for our wedding, making the archway one of the best features. After our wedding, we noticed a lot of our guests changed their profile pictures and/or cover photos on Facebook to ones that they took at the event. The minimum distance to the venue for our guests was an hour and half and they questioned why choose something so far, but that was only until they arrived. The staff at the venue were extremely accommodating throughout the planning process, as well as during our wedding. The new owners made a 3-room bridal suite since we first booked and it was a wonderful addition. My girls loved the atmosphere and space for getting ready. Having our wedding here absolutely made me feel like a princess and we could not have asked for a more beautiful venue! We highly recommend them!Sent on 06/22/2018
Celeste · Married on 06/10/2018
Moonstone Manor: NO PLACE LIKE THIS beautiful timeless venue. The site, the mansion, the grounds, the landscape, the rose-covered arches, 3 rooms for bridal party to prepare for the day, area for groom/groomsmen to relax & get ready, the lighted tent with 4 chandeliers included, open-air chapel accessed by small bridge close to the tent, refreshments, lunch & snacks available from Owner, Gina D'Ambrosio (who also owns Food for Thought Catering), & a responsive & available staff. Gina went above & beyond to care for our party. Our daughter planned her wedding ceremony by the river, but the rainy day forced the ceremony inside the chapel, which was even better (if that is possible). They even have 120 umbrellas if you need them! The wedding theme was "Enchantment in Literature in a Garden Setting." Moonstone Manor is incomparable. No other venue can match Moonstone Manor! You and your guests will never stop talking about it.Sent on 06/15/2018
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Stefani · Married on 06/03/2018
This was the wedding beyond our dreams! This is absolutely the most beautiful venue and amazing staff!! The morning of had it's hiccups but the staff made sure we got what we needed and kept us calm, cool, and collected! I would completely do this all over again!! 10000000% recommended! Thank you Moonstine Manor for everything!!Sent on 06/21/2018
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