Ideas for the Reception Site

Enjoy the Beautiful Ideas for Your Special Wedding Day

~~~The Exquisite Hotel Hershey

The Exquisite Hotel Hershey   The Formal Gardens Hotel Hershey, Hershey, PA 717.534.8821

100 Hotel Road, Hershey, PA 17033

· Accommodates 230 guests

· Your wedding is one of the biggest events of your life. The staff at The Hotel Hershey understands the importance of this momentous day and our impeccable service will allow you to enjoy all of the unforgettable moments of your wedding day.

· The classical ambiance of The Hotel Hershey makes it an ideal location for a unique and imaginative event. Whether you are dreaming of a fairytale outdoor ceremony in our majestic gardens or an elegant indoor ceremony in the beautiful Starlight Terrace Ballroom, you will find the perfect place to exchange your vows. A reception at The Hotel Hershey is required following the ceremony.

You may require an elegant ballroom for 250 guests or perhaps a smaller, more intimate, reception. The Hotel Hershey has an impressive range of facilities and the support you need for a successful event. Each of the function rooms are unique in décor to perfectly compliment your event.

Our experienced culinary staff will prepare tantalizing dishes. When you select your menu, each item will be prepared by a trained professional of The Hotel Hershey.

· Photographer Jeri Schwartz 717-437-1168

The Spa At The Hotel Hershey.

The perfect place for you and your wedding party to prepare for your memorable day. We will assure that your time at The Spa is relaxing and indulgent, leaving you refreshed and rejuvenated for your special day. Please contact our Spa Sales Manager for more information at 717-520-5870.

· For a very special day with the bride and the wedding party ladies court, you must visit the Spa at Hotel Hershey. This is a fun filled day and I, Jeri Schwartz (717-437-1168) will come over to photograph your wedding court. These are getting ready photos for the wedding album memories. The spa is beautifully decorate and makes lovely images. Some brides put on their wedding gown and we have a photo session after their enjoyable day at the spa.

· Photographer Jeri Schwartz 717-437-1168

~~~The Hershey Lodge & Convention Center 717.534.8688

· West Chocolate Avenue & University Drive, Hershey,PA 17003

· Accommodates 600 guests

· Your wedding is an occasion you will cherish forever. The staff at Hershey Lodge understands the importance of this momentous day and our impeccable service will allow you to enjoy all of the unforgettable moments.

· Our experienced wedding consultants will assist in planning every detail and look forward to being a part of your celebration. Ceremonies can be held at Hershey Lodge in a ballroom, but for an outdoor ceremony in a beautiful and tranquil setting, we recommend the Formal Gardens at The Hotel Hershey. Make all your dreams come true in Hershey The Sweetest Place on Earth!

Whether you need a ballroom or a more intimate space, Hershey Lodge has an impressive range of facilities and the support that you need for a successful event. Function rooms are unique in décor, so each wedding is tailored specifically to your dreams.

· Photographer Jeri Schwartz 717-437-1168 or

~~~Hershey Country Club 717.520.5561

· Accommodates 200 guests

· Hershey Country Club, with its panoramic golf course vistas and timeless elegance, is the ideal venue for a wedding. Couples can choose from various settings, including the four-season Picard Grand Pavilion, which provides a scenic view of the distinctive East and West golf courses. The Keystone Ballroom also looks out upon the East and West courses in an elegant setting, perfect for receptions. Our customizable wedding packages can accommodate parties of 20 to 200 people.

Planning your wedding is an exciting process full of opportunities to personalize the experience for family and friends with your signature style. Our wedding planning process includes access to a wide range of services. We will be happy to discuss these offerings with you.

More information

To request details about our weddings, please choose from the following options:

Submit a wedding request form

Contact Amanda Crouse: 717-520-5561 or

· Photographer Jeri Schwartz 717-437-1168

~~~Hershey Gardens

Taylor and Brandon

· 717.534.3492

170 Hotel road, Hershey, PA 17033

· Accommodates 75 to 300 guests

· Weddings

Surround your guests with natural beauty at Hershey Gardens. From a charming, intimate outdoor wedding to an indoor reception in the Conservatory’s Educational & Horticultural Wing, Hershey Gardens is the perfect setting. Our 23 acres will be the perfect backdrop for your wedding and an ideal experience for your guests.

All wedding rentals include:

Access to Hershey Gardens for your ceremony and/or reception

One hour of rehearsal time

One hour in the Gardens for photographs on the wedding day

Admission for all your guests on the wedding day

A bridal dressing area for bride and attendants

A tent (April – October), which holds up to 120 guests for a seated reception

Choice of five outdoor wedding ceremony locations (listed below)

Ceremony & Reception Sites

A variety of ceremony and reception sites are available in the Gardens and inside the new Milton & Catherine Hershey Conservatory. You are welcome to pair any ceremony site with your reception location. Please note that both the event tent and Educational & Horticultural Wing have a maximum capacity of 120 guests for a seated reception.

Ceremony Sites

Gazebo, Oak Grove, Perennial Garden, & Seasonal Garden (April – October) Up to 200 Guests

Japanese Garden (April – October) Up to 75 Guests

Reception Sites

Tent (April – October) Up to 120 Guests

Educational & Horticultural Wing (April – October) Up to 120 Guests

· Photographer Jeri Schwartz 717-437-1168

~~~Hershey Region AACA 717.566.7720

· 131 Museum Drive, Hershey, PA 17033

· Photographer Jeri Schwartz 717-437-1168 or

~~~Creekside Pavilion


· 65 Hooley Lane Reedsville, PA 17084

· Come visit us in beautiful Big Valley, Reedsville, Pennsylvania!

· An exceptional smoke-free and alcohol-free private pavilion hideaway located in beautiful Reedsville, Pennsylvania.

· Weddings, Family Reunions,Special Events.

· Contact Sam or Carol Hostetler @ 717-667-2341

· Photographer Jeri Schwartz 717-437-1168 or

~~~The Peter Allen House


· 1801 Peters Mountain Road, Dauphin, PA

· The Peter Allen House is a beautiful outdoor setting foryour wedding day located at the foot of Peter’s Mountain.

· On your wedding day, walk down the aisle as you also step back in time at the historic, award winning Peter Allen House. The Home, dating back to 1726, is the oldest home in Dauphin County and is on the National and State Historic Registry. This elegant mountain stone landmark has been graciously hosting weddings for over a decade.

Voted by Harrisburg Magazine for 10 years as the “Reader’s Choice” for the Best Outdoor Reception Site, the Peter Allen House can accommodate as few as 2 and as many as 275 guests. The grounds boast handsome outdoor structures, including a carriage house, 2 story stone stable, timeless stone gazebo and a quaint honeymoon cottage.

Are you looking for an intimate space for a baby shower, bridal shower, birthday party or family gathering, the mansion at The Peter Allen House is the perfect space for all special occasions.

Frank and Barbara Pinto invite you to visit their home to experience firsthand, the splendor of one of Central Pennsylvania’s unique treasures. To arrange for a tour, click here.

· Photographer Jeri Schwartz 717-437-1168 or

~~~LeTort View 717.245.3391

· 313 Lovell Avenue, Carlisle, PA 17013

· Accommodates 300 guests

· The Letort View Community Center hosts many functions such as weddings, conferences, promotion parties and other social events. It also houses Black Tie Catering, The Tiki Bar. We are located on the grounds of beautiful historic Carlisle Barracks.

· The lobby is a great place to start the photographic wedding session with the climbing stair case, the creek is delight to make images too. The War College has a historic charm.

· Photographer Jeri Schwartz 717-437-1168 or

~~~Visaggio’s 717.697.8082

· 6990 Wertzville Road, Enola, PA

· Accommodates 50 - 250 guests

· Your special day should be celebrated at a special place. The Castel Castagna offers a beautiful location with a private entrance and parking lot for your guests. Since it is at Visaggio's, you can rest assured that the food will be high quality. Your guests will have a memorable experience.

Castel Castagna Located behind our restaurant, lies Castel Castagna, our beautiful ballroom and banquet facility. Simply enter Visaggio's parking lot and continue around to the right, past our hotel.

Castel Castagna is elegant, yet affordable and seats 50 to 200 guests with a spacious lobby, casual lounge and a 2500 square foot stone-walled courtyard with beautiful views of the countryside.

Looking for that perfect wedding cake? Cakes by Rosemary offers fantastic cakes that will make your day even more memorable.

For more information on pricing and packages click here or call (717) 697-8082.

· Photographer Jeri Schwartz 717-437-1168

~~~TheLinks At The Gettysburg 717.359.8000

· 601 Mason Dixon Road,Gettysburg, PA

· Accommodates 250 guests

· Imagine your wedding and reception in beautiful, southern Pennsylvania with glorious views of the Blue Ridge Mountains to accentuate your Special Day.

The Links At Gettysburg – Golf’s Gettysburg address – offers dramatic scenery in any season for your wedding ceremony and reception. We can accommodate up to 225 guests inside The Links Premier Clubhouse and entertain outdoors as well with tents and tables positioned on a triple-tiered stone patio overlooking the 18th fairway and green.

Whether it is a magnificent indoor-outdoor event in the Spring, Summer or Fall, or a Winter Wonderland theme by The Links Stone Fireplace, with snow-capped mountains and sparkling icicles providing a dazzling panoramic view, The Links offers an unrivaled combination of setting, service and scenery.

Your family and guests will judge all other weddings and receptions they attend in the future by the standard your event will set. The Links At Gettysburg’s superior service staff will tend to your every need!

Our Wedding and Special Events Sales Manager will be happy to help you plan your Wedding and Reception.

Christina Garrett 717. 359.8000, extension 23

· Photographer Jeri Schwartz 717-437-1168 or

~~~Colonial Country Club 717.657.3212

· 4901 Linglestown Road,Harrisburg, PA 17112

· Accommodates 260 guests

· We can provide space for a ceremony. If the wedding is in the spring, summer or fall, our lovely large patio overlooking the golf course can accommodate 250 guests and has an awning for the celebrant and the couple. If your wedding is in the winter, I can show you several possibilities, depending on number of guests. Although we do offer our beautiful clubhouse for the use of non-members, we are primarily a private country club. Please call or email to set up an appointment for a guided tour.

· Photographer Jeri Schwartz 717-437-1168

~~~WestShore Country Club 717.761.4530 phttp://www.westshorec://

· 100 Brentwater Road, Camp Hill, PA 17011

· Beautiful Central Pennsylvania,our club offers the finest in golf, tennis, swimming, dining, and social activities for your leisure times. Our variety of banquet settings can accommodate parties from a small business to a grand wedding celebration. Our impeccably groomed grounds and historic architecture add to the aura of quiet sophistication that is the West Shore Country Club. Lifestyle at West Shore Country Club is geared toward making the most of your leisure time. Sporting,dining, special occasions and just unwinding all play a part in the inviting and gracious atmosphere.

· Photographer Jeri Schwartz 717-437-1168

~~~The Civic Center


· 212 North Front Street,Harrisburg, PA 17102

· Accomodates 150 guests

· This historic tudor-style mansion with a capacity of 150 has a picturesque ballroom overlooking the scenic Susquehanna River with a private garden for your pleasure. It can accommodate indoor and outdoor events, too. Situated alongside of the scenic Susquehanna River Wraparound porch with café style seating Formal manor style gardens Intimate patio with Victorian benches Ceremony sites- indoor and outdoor beautifully landscaped grounds surrounded by a beautiful stonewall.

Events at "Overlook"

Create your own moment in history at the historic "Overlook" Mansion, the premier historic events venue on the river. The Civic Club of Harrisburg is a one of a kind setting for your events. True to its name "Overlook", The Civic Club gives you panoramic views over looking the river and our magical garden. The Overlook Mansion at The Civic Club of Harrisburg is the city's best kept secret, available to customize your special occasions year round.

To book your event you may schedule a tour by our Consultant or walk through with any one of the "Select Caterers". Contact The Civic Club of Harrisburg's via this site or call 717-756-2121 for TCCH Events Consultant.

· The beautiful Susquehanna River Front makes your wedding photographs complete. The secret garden here at the Civic Club adds grace and charm to your wedding portraits. With Photographer Jeri Schwartz 717-437-1168

~~~The Hilton Towers


· 1 North Second Street, Harrisburg, PA

· Accommodates 1000 guests

· Set in the Heart of Downtown Harrisburg

· Photographer Jeri Schwartz 717-437-1168

More Ideas for your wedding planning……….searching ~~~Flowers~~~

~~~Blooms By Vickrey 717.737.2417 or

2125 Market Street, Camp Hill, PA 17011


Contact us for a Wedding Consultation

Our staff of expert floral specialists would like to help you make your wedding day unforgettable.

To schedule a floral consultation, please call us at: 888-711-8181.

When you meet with the consultant, please bring your color samples of your attendant's dresses and, if possible, ideas that you would like us to incorporate into your wedding plans.