The Top Classic Lancaster Wedding Venues

Lancaster Wedding Venues


If you are looking to plan a timeless wedding, you will definitely want to check out Lancaster County.  The county is home to countless Lancaster wedding venues.  There are so many choices for couples looking to plan their day that is almost overwhelming.  The good thing about having options is that there is definitely something for everyone. Many of these venues have been designed to be very classic- offering features like exposed brick or stone walls.  These natural elements offer such a beautiful backdrop for a wedding, but they are small details that you shouldn’t overlook when you are looking for a venue. 


Choosing a venue to hold your wedding is one of the most important decisions you make when planning your wedding.  The venue sets the stage for the vibe and feel of your wedding. If you are having a barn wedding you are naturally going to have a more rustic country atmosphere for your wedding. Your wedding attire may be more simple and you may have more of a colorful palette. If you host your wedding at a ballroom you will have an elegant ambiance for your big day. You may choose wedding attire that falls in the black tie category and have an elegant color palette.  Whatever venue you choose, the atmosphere the venue creates should match YOUR style.  


There is something amazing about a venue that is simple with beautiful natural elements.  It provides a blank slate for a couple looking to showcase their personality for their wedding day.  If you prefer a minimalistic look you can go light on decor and the venue will still look beautiful and classic.  If you prefer a little more umph you can bring in the extra florals and your wedding will have a very elegant and beautiful vibe. I put together a list of venues for the modern couple looking to plan a beautiful and classic wedding. Check out the list below!

The List of Classic Lancaster Wedding Venues

The Barn at Silverstone

The Barn at Silverstone is a restored barn that was built in 1750.  During the restoration great care was taken to preserve the beautiful, exposed beams, stone walls and woodwork.  The barn itself features stunning whitewashed stone walls.  The venue also features multiple event spaces with a Hay Barn, the Stables and the Courtyard.  These additional spaces make a great option for hosting ceremonies or a cocktail hour.  The venue is exclusively yours for the day, as they only book one event per day, offering you and your guest’s intimacy and privacy.  If you are interested in finding out more about this venue, check out their website here!



Riverdale Manor

Riverdale Manor is a stunning wedding venue overlooking the Conestoga River. It features high open ceilings with beautiful wooden beams, clean white walls, and polished wooden floors. Everything about the venue is remarkably classic yet elegant. The venue offers both an indoor and outdoor ceremony option- perfect for the couples who want to plan for a plan B in case of rain! Another great offering at Riverdale Manor is that an event coordinator is provided for weddings, a great service to help your day run flawlessly. If you are interested in finding out more about this venue, check out their website here!




Excelsior is a unique event space featuring the historic character of Lancaster city.  The space has an eclectic and elegant feel- offering high ceilings, whitewashed walls, stained wooden floors.  There are multiple event spaces at this venue, both indoor and outdoor with the outdoor space offering a great historic urban vibe.  The venue only takes one event per day, so the couple has the privacy and exclusivity they deserve for their special day. If you are interested in finding out more about this venue, check out their website here!

Thank you so much for checking out this list of local Lancaster wedding venues! If you do end up at one of the venues on this list be sure to let me know! I’d love to hear about your experience.


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