If you recently got engaged, you’re likely now ready to think beyond the engagement ring and proposal to choosing a wedding venue. Rolling hills, city lights, and everything in between makes the Keystone State an incredible wedding destination. If you’re looking for outdoor wedding venues in PA, read on for five breathtaking places to get married in Pennsylvania.
1. The Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
The Phipps name is renowned in Western PA and throughout the world for their vast wealth and charitable deeds. Among those deeds is the creation of the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Phipps Conservatory is one of America’s biggest and oldest conservatories and is listed as a historic landmark in the city of Pittsburgh.
When it comes to views, you can choose your own adventure. There’s a historic building and museum, a banquet hall, landscaped grounds, a waterfall, and more. There are also sophisticated cityscapes and romantic Victorian gardens that are perfect whether you want a cocktail reception or a Saturday morning brunch.
As one might imagine, a venue of this size can accommodate a large crowd. You’ll find that it comfortably hosts up to 300 seated guests and 250 guests for buffet-style events. If you want to keep it more like a cocktail party, standing capacity is 1,000.
2. The Farm at Eagles Ridge
Pennsylvania’s farm country is famous worldwide for its beauty and bounty. Why not take advantage of both and host your wedding at The Farm at Eagles Ridge? Nestled in the heart of the Amish Country, visitors to Lancaster can enjoy your elegantly rustic nuptial celebration and follow it up with a tour of South Central PA’s unique sights.
You’ll love that Eagles Ridge is 150 acres of pure country bliss. There’s a farm and an orchard with a lagoon and a meadow, but there’s also a forest, historic buildings, ponds, and incredible sunsets. It welcomes pets and is ADA compliant. The venue also has a bridal suite on site.
Plan to select your caterer from a list of prescreened businesses that will make the most of PA’s incredible agricultural resources.
3. The Magic Gardens
The Magic Gardens is an incredible outdoor venue that measures 3,000 square feet and features a unique outdoor mosaic. Constructed using found objects and other items contributed by the community, in addition to mosaics, you’ll find sculptures, handmade tiles, an indoor gallery, and mirrors everywhere you look.
Unlike many venues, The Magic Gardens allows pets, so plan to bring your favorite furry friend. You can also choose your caterer and opt for an eco-friendly theme. Note that the venue’s curfew is 10 p.m., but it is located within walking distance of some of Philly’s hottest after-hours spots, so your celebration doesn’t have to end early.
The Magic Gardens is in the heart of booming South Street and covers half the city block. It’s most suited for smaller gatherings, however, despite its large size. But with a capacity of 50 whether seated or standing, you can rest assured you’ll have plenty of time to mingle with each of your guests as they celebrate your union.
4. The Moshulu
If you like the idea of getting married in the city but want something a little different, check out the Moshulu. This incredible Philadelphia landmark is a gorgeous tall ship and the only one in existence with a restaurant. At the time it was built in 1904, it was a “state of the art” ship. And although it no longer ferries coal to Chile through Cape Horn, it can host you and your closest friends on the Philadelphia skyline.
Opt for a daytime or nighttime wedding, because either way, you and your guests will enjoy a stunning view and delicious food. The Moshulu offers private rooms, open-air decks, and tented events.
5. Camp Timber Tops
When you’re ready to get off the beaten path, make Camp Timber Tops your next site to explore. Nestled in the heart of the Poconos in northeast Pennsylvania, this one-of-a-kind venue can host an unforgettable wedding! Can you hold your ceremony outdoors? Of course. But don’t forget to explore the theater venue, dock, ropes course, rustic cabins, and more.
Unlike most venues, Camp Timber Tops gives you the option to rent the space and stay the weekend. Explore the buffet menu, and you’ll find that they also host rehearsal dinners and morning-after breakfasts. On the menu, you’ll find delicacies such as smoked trout, roasted pork loin, sirloin steaks, and more.
But what really makes a wedding special is the people who join in the celebration. So, no matter where you choose to marry, keep that sense of perspective, and the details will take care of themselves.
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