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Top 5 Barn Venues in Central Pennsylvania

Feb 26, 2021

You just got engaged, now what? Typically, the first thing couples start researching for is their venue. The place that is going to be the foundation of their beautiful wedding day. Will it be a barn, a park, a winery? Indoors or outdoors? Downtown or surrounded by nature? There are so many options. To help you along on the search, here are my Top 5 Barn Venues in Central PA!
Barn venues have become a huge hit in the Central Pennsylvania, and new venues of this style are popping up all around. Heather Marie Couples absolutely love these venues, and I have to agree with them! There is just something about wood that gives such a romantic feel to the backdrop of the day. It often allows for an outdoor ceremony and photo time, followed up with a cozy reception inside the barn.

It’s a perfect mix of both worlds!

As mentioned, Pennsylvania is filled with so many gorgeous barn venues, and I absolutely love the chance to photograph at new ones each year. They each bring their own character to the wedding and create a unique experience for the couple. I have had the honor to photograph at each of these venues on this Top Five Barn Venues in Central PA list. Not only have I had incredible experiences with the staff, but my couples have had raving reviews.
XOXO ~ Heather Marie

The Barn at Silverstone

rustic barn wedding ceremony with exposed wood beams and barn door at The Barn at Silverstone

What isn’t there to say about this beautiful barn venue? Located in the heart of Lancaster, County, the Barn at Silverstone provides an experience like no other. From beautiful getting-ready rooms to several gorgeous options for the ceremony and the beautiful barn, this venue is a total package. The Barn at Silverstone team is incredible and will help you create the wedding of your dreams! And let me tell you, the photo locations around the property are endless! You may even have the chance to see some of their sheep in the pastures on your wedding day.

beautiful outdoor reception area with manicured lawn and mature trees at The Barn at Silverstone bright modern bridal suite at The Barn at Silverstone makes great backdrop for pre-wedding photos


Bluestone Estate

white rustic barn with wooden roof and cobblestone driveway at Bluestone Estate wedding venue

This place is one of my favorites. The history and story behind Bluestone Estate makes it so unique and just shows how incredible the owners are. This venue has been in the family for years and was converted from a home into a beautiful barn venue with a gorgeous pond off to the side. In addition, there are tons of open fields for a variety of photo locations. In one of the fields, the owner mows a huge heart into it. It is just yet another way that makes this venue standout among the rest and creates an experience that couples love! There is even space for a backup plan if there would be rain on your wedding day. So you can still have an incredible day for both you and your guests. They truly have thought of everything!

historic stone farmhouse with manicured lawn and landscaping at Bluestone Estate in Lancaster, Pennsylvania gorgeous pond with long wooden dock nestled in front of rustic barn at Bluestone Estate


Stoltzfus Homestead and Gardens

stunning rustic barn indoor reception area with exposed wooden beams and chandeliers at Stoltzfus Homestead and Gardens

Stoltzfus Homestead and Gardens is located near Gap, PA. It creates a secret escape from the busyness of Intercourse, PA and provides a beautiful backdrop for your wedding. This venue truly has it all. Yes, it has a jaw-dropping rustic barn for the reception with so much history, but there is also an all-white barn as a ceremony space option, too. Each year, it seems like this venue is adding on a new element to make the experience even better. A cute corn crib is tucked around the corner for the most amazing sunset glow while willow trees provide an intimate setting for photos of you and your husband.

And for your guests? There is a new space during cocktail hour where your guests can enjoy each other’s company outside or step inside to an area of comfy couches and high-top tables. During each part of the day, the venue owners make sure you and your guests are having the best experience.

rustic corn crib surrounded by wildflowers at Stoltzfus Homestead and Gardens in Lancaster, Pennsylvania beautiful white barn with stunning floral display hanging from ceiling during wedding at Stoltzfus Homestead and Gardens


Lakefield Weddings

beautiful treelined walkway and manicured lawn at Lakefield Weddings in Manheim, Pennsylvania

Lakefield Weddings is a photographer’s dream. At each wedding, I am always wishing there could be more light in the day because of how many different locations there are to photograph at. Willow trees, ponds, a tree-lined street, and beautiful architecture, this venue has everything. Each season of the year provides for a brand new experience that makes me want to come back more and more.

Once you arrive as the bride and groom, you never have to leave for the rest of the day. A bride’s suite and groom’s suite is provided to make sure you can get ready with your closet friends while still being tucked away from each other. But once you finally see each other, that’s when the magic happens. Often times, the ceremony is right up against one of the ponds and creates a beautifully natural backdrop. You seriously don’t have to do anything, and it is already breathtaking. I have to say, my favorite spot is this tree-lined street as you enter the venue. It is so unique and creates such a beautiful frame around the couple on their wedding day.

rustic white barn with sliding doors and gorgeous pond surrounded by farm fields at Lakefield Weddings mature willow tree on property makes beautiful backdrop for wedding photos at Lakefield Weddings


Spring Valley Farms

beautiful rustic barn and historic farmhouse wedding venue with large pond at Spring Valley Farms

This venue is a hidden gem! I first took a tour through this venue last year, and now I am obsessed. It is tucked back off a main road in York, PA and truly creates a feeling of a getaway. Hands down, it has the most gorgeous bridal suite for you and your girls. Mirrors everywhere and tons of space for you to get ready for the big day while celebrating what is about to happen. Don’t worry, the guys have just as cool of a space. The groom’s suite is located in the main barn and is a guy’s paradise. Comfy couches, pinball tables, and big TVs are sure to keep the guys busy until the day begins. It may be hard to get them to leave.

Spring Valley Farms not only makes sure the experience is amazing for the guests but also for the vendors. The kitchen space is huge and provides a smooth flow during the reception. Speaking of reception, a huge deck is located right off the main reception space to give guests the ability to step outside and bust a move as the music flows out the huge barn doors. This is definitely a venue to jump on as soon as possible because as it gets more and more well known, it is going to book up fast!

rustic barn surrounded by beautiful walkways and landscaping at Spring Valley Farms in Dover, Pennsylvania beautiful bridal suite with modern yet rustic farmhouse details with space to get ready at Spring Valley Farms


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