Calling all Lancaster and York brides! Any advice on venues?

posted 3 years ago in Venue
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I was quoted between $4,800-5,500 depending on the room I wanted at Mulberry. The place was absoslutely stunning. I was rather annoyed with them though, they asked our budget before we made the appointment and we were quoted a price waaaay over what we told them we could spend. I would have rathered them tell me straight up that they didn’t have anything that’d fit our budget.

 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@MissBridge:  There’s always the Lancaster Host

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

No experience with the venues you listed (I got married in the western part of the state), but LOTS of my high school friends have gotten married at Pheasant Run Farm and I think they were pleased with their experience. 

http://pheasantrunfarmbb.com/receptions.html

 

 

 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@MissBridge:  I have only been there for non wedding events but I know they charge $5000 for 3 day use of the expo center on their grounds. The inside of the hotel is much smaller but nicer. It would be worth it to give them a call. There is also the holiday inn in York

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@MissBridge:  The Host does have good food

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I’m getting married at ironstone ranch next weekend!! Cannot recommend them enough! I’m at work now, but when I get home I can get you our quotes for ironstone and the barn at overlook.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Sorry for the delay! Here are the numbers for The Barn at Overlook for 2013. I’m sure they change them year to year, so only take these as ballpark figures:

 

Reception (Jan. to Mar.): $550

 

Reception (April to December): $1050 

 

You must use their caterer, whose rates range from $27 to $45 per guest for the main dish, $2-$7 for apps, $2-$10 for hors d’oeurvres, and $3-$12 per hour, per guest for drinks. 

 

 

 

For Ironstone Ranch, where hubs and I just had our wedding this past weekend, here are the numbers. Again, they are 2013 prices, so only use them as ballpark figures:

 

For the base price, you get the orchard for ceremony, main barn for reception, and outside the mini-barn for cocktail hour. You can pay extra to use the inside of the mini-barn for cocktail hour or ceremony but we didn’t do that so I’m not sure how much it is. However, if it rains the day of your wedding and you can’t have the ceremony outside, they let you use the mini-barn for the ceremony free of charge. The price for all of this was $3000.

 

Then they have add-ons; a carriage ride for the bride and her father before the ceremony and the bride and groom right after the ceremony is $350. The hitch wagon ride for the wedding party before and after the ceremony was $200. The use of the campfire was $100. When you buy all of that, they waive the cost of table and chair set-up, which was $250. (DH and I both said the carriage ride after the ceremony was our favorite part of the day. The photographer rides along in a golf cart and that’s when you take most of your pictures. We put a cooler of beer in the hitch wagon for us and the wedding party, and it was wonderful to be able to relax with my new husband and closest friends after being nervous all morning!)

 

There are other amenities you can purchase, but I can’t say anything about them because we didn’t use them. Hitch wagon rides for guests are $150 per hour, and can hold up to 10 guests at a time. Horse/pony rides are $150 for one hour and two horses. 

 

Your event ends at 10:00pm, but you can pay an extra $300 to stay til 11:00pm. 

 

You also have to use their caterer, C&J catering, whose meals range from $30 per guest to $69 per guest. You provide your own alcohol, but they will provide one bartender for you. As with most caterers, there are several add-ons, but we went with the very basic, cook-out style package, and it was delicious. 

 

Everyone at Ironstone and C&J was fantastic to work with. They were helpful, pleasant, and so friendly. The whole day went perfectly smooth because of everyone’s help. Mark, the manager of Ironstone, wanted our day to be perfect just as much as our friends, families, and we did! 

 

Please let me know if you need any more info on Ironstone, I will be happy to share if I know it (and talk them up some more!) Hope this helps and wasn’t too long!

 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

We’ve only gotten a few pics back from our photographer so far, but here are a few that show off the beauty of the Ranch! The photographer is Melissa from Teal Photography- book her, she’s fantastic and a blast to work with!

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@missbridge, I’m getting married next May at Landis Valley Museum. I don’t have any quotes from the places you listed but, I should have Lauxmont farms, Riverdale manor, and a few more. If you’d like, I can email you or post here if you’re interested 🙂

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