Post # 1
Our wedding is coming up in August, and we have yet to find a venue. We would love to have the ceremony and reception in the same place, or very close. We have looked at some beautiful historic churches in West Chester, but most require that you use their pastor. We have a pastor from our home church that we would love to have officiate the wedding. We have a guest list of about 150 people. We would like to keep the venue rental under $1000 unless of course it is a venue that includes catering and tables. We both currently live in the West Chester area, but we’re looking at venues in Lancaster, Philly, Chambersburg, Harrisburg, and Burks county.
Any information would be greatly appreciated!
Post # 3
A friend of mine is getting married this fall at the Lodges at Gettysburg!
Post # 4
Robert Ryan Catering in Phoenixville owns 2 venues: The Barn on the Bridge and Columbia Station. I *think* that the fee to use one of those locations is included in their catering services. Don’t quote me on that; I’m using them for a seperate venue (the Phoenixville Foundry), but they might be a good place to contact:
Post # 5
@HDWilson09: I am getting married at the Riveredge in Reading. The rental is free, you just pay for the food. I think it is very reasonably priced.
Post # 6
@HDWilson09: PM me if you would like more info. I have worked with them before on other events.
Post # 7
Berks County or Bucks County (or both)?
Post # 8
West Chester Country Club has some very nice packages. And they mention having a versatile outdoor space, so I’m assuming you could have your ceremony there, too.
And an acquaintance of mine just got married at the Woman’s Club of Bala Cynwyd. The rental fee is steeper than what you’d like, but I saw some great catering deals on the websites of their preferred caterers.
There’s also the Mansion at Ridley Creek in Ridley Creek State Park.
Post # 10
Even though it wasn’t my venue and I’m not qite sure of her pricing, I can highly recommend Pheasant Run Farms for weddings and receptions, especially if you’re into the whole rustic trend that is popular right now. It’s run by a friend of the family, but at least five people who I’ve known through different connections have held their events there, and each has been beautiful.
Post # 11
@HDWilson09: I don’t know what kind of budget you have but I’m getting married at the inn at leola village, right out side of lancaster. They have an outdoor ceremony space and two rooms to accomodate a smaller or larger guest list.
Post # 12
@HDWilson09: I am getting married at Celebrations in Bensalem pa, its a little pricey, but literally includes EVERYTHING. to rent the venue for ceremony its 1000, and then food starts off at 85 a person depending what you want.. but htat includes: ice luge, 5 hr open bar, champange toast, signature drink, 10-14 butlered h’dourves, a few stations of cold h’dourves and a few hot ones. it also includes centerpieces on the tables and the wedding cake, and you get to pick any style you want!
Post # 13
The Farmhouse at People’s Light in Malvern is right near you in WC. It includes EVERYTHING, even candle/glass centerpieces, full open bar, everything, and I think they’re willing to work with you if you didnt’ want such a big bar, etc, etc, but pricing starts around 90pp but it includes EVERYTHING.