You're engaged, the date is set and the gown shopping has begun. Now it's time to start looking for everything else, like for starters, the reception site.
Some places may be booked only months in advance but other may take a full year to get into. Start looking early! Here are a few ideas for those Pennsylvania brides out there that would love to get married in a unique location.
A Day at the Museum-
The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaelogy and Anthropology
The Lower Egyptian gallery of the museum has room for 180 guest for a ceremony and feature a gigantic sphinx. The Chinese Rotunda will seat up to 300 guests. Enjoy a delicious menu of food made exclusively by the museum's caterer.
http://www.penn.museum/ for more information.
The National Civil War Museum
Located in beautiful Reservoir Park, Harrisburg, Pa. Their banquet room is great for a reception for up to 250 people. Not only are there great places to take memorable photos on the grounds but explore the history of the Civil War on this special day.
http://nationalcivilwarmuseum.org for more information.
The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
Have your reception in the Railroad Museum’s impressive Rolling Stock Hall a unique and impressive venue. Located amongst scenic Lancaster County farmland which allows your guest to enjoy a weekend full of activities in the Lancaster area.
http://rrmuseumpa.org for more information.
Stop and Smell the Roses-
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Located in the Branywine Valley makes this site perfect for those with families in the New York, Washington, DC and Pennsylvaia areas. Many different wedding packages to choose from along with a long list of locations throughout the facility. A great location for anytime of year.
http://www.winterthurweddings.com for more information.
Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve
This unique venue is located in Buck's County about 2.5 miles from New Hope, Pa. Use the Captain James Moore Pavilion which holds up to 100 guests or hold your ceremony at the intimate gazebo in the woods with 20 of your closest friends.
http://www.bhwp.org for more information.
One of my Favorites
Cameron Estate Inn & Restaurant
I'm a bit partial to this spot since this is where my husband and I were married 6 years ago this coming May.
Located in the countryside of South Central Pennsylvania this space can be solely rented out just for you and your guests or the on-site facilities can be used for day of events like the ceremony and reception. The staff at the Estate has been planning weddings for 10 years and the menus they offer are just delicious.
http://www.cameronestateinn.com for more information.