Updated: Sep 6
If you're planning a wedding, you have certainly got a lot on your plate, and we’re not just talking about catering. Pun intended… One of the biggest decisions you have to make is going to be the venue. If you are like most brides-to-be then you want your wedding to be enchanting, romantic, picturesque, poignant and memorable. It also, however, needs to be appropriate, accessible and feasible. Often the first question you may ask, Is the venue affordable for the budget you have set? You also have to make considerations for the number of guests you will have and if the venue will be able to hold that many. Is the venue going to be the location for the ceremony and reception being able to handle both, or will the wedding venue be just for the reception while the ceremony is held somewhere else? Does the venue have space for and allow for whatever kind of catering services you plan to provide for your guests? Is the venue a rain or shine kind of spot where everything can go off without a hitch? While the list of concerns and questions can go on forever, we, the folks at Enck’s Plus Catering, believe we can make some educated suggestions. We have been catering weddings for decades and have some solid recommendations for venues within the service areas we work. While we are experts on catering and making your wedding delicious for you and all your guests, we suggest you do further diligence into our recommendations so you can feel comfortable with whatever venue you decide to use.
Our hometown of Lancaster City, Lancaster County PA where we have catered weddings in what seems like every inch of the county has some truly spectacular options for wedding venues:
One of Lancaster City's favorite venues is the Cork Factory Hotel. It is a destination in its own right with beautiful event spaces and comfortable and charming accommodations.
Another exceptional local venue is the Inn at Leola village located in Leola about a 20-minute drive outside the city of Lancaster. This venue transports you to a different time and place creating an atmosphere of vintage Lancaster opulence.
The Barn at Silverstone, another local favorite, is a rustic wedding venue located in Lancaster, PA. It boasts centuries of history. This country barn offers soon-to-be-weds to create their fairytale wedding among the pastoral surroundings. This setting is a historic country barn with natural wood and stone architecture throughout the premises.
In neighboring county York, PA where we offer catering for weddings and events there are also some beautiful venues:
Box Hill Mansion Box Hill Mansion is one of York’s most attractive wedding venues, located just minutes outside of Downtown York and yet still offering natural beauty throughout the entire property Home (boxhillweddings.com)
The Principal York is an award-winning wedding venue in York with
Stunning Victorian architecture, three acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, and views out to the York Minster. Wedding - The Principal York : The Principal York
The Willis House offers five and half acres of wooded land in Manchester Township, York County and features the historic home, a new 80 x 40 ft pavilion, barn ruins, a creek-fed pond, wildlife and natural landscaping.
Another one of our neighbors, Dauphin County, PA home to the State’s capital of Harrisburg where we of Enck’s Plus Catering cater weddings and events of all kinds, offers several stunning options for wedding venues:
One local favorite is The Civic Club of Harrisburg. It is a three-story Tudor building that holds 150 to 200 guests. Most notable space is the Overlook Room, named in the early 20th century because of its panoramic views of the Susquehanna River and Kunkle Plaza. Complete with a Baby Grand piano, glowing chandeliers and 25-foot ceilings. There is also a large stage available for entertainment or as a head table. https://www.facebook.com/theoverlookballroom/
Another great option is the Central Hotel and Conference Center known for its elegant spaces including the Grand Atrium, Central Ballroom and the Heritage Room. This location is picturesque with ample room for larger weddings. https://www.facebook.com/BWPtheCentralHotel/
The Historic King Mansion is an Italian Revival mansion and offers an urban setting with a historic flair. Its riverfront sunsets and beautifully landscaped grounds and covered balconies is just minutes from downtown. This Italian Revival mansion has updated renovations but historic 1920s charms. https://www.facebook.com/HistoricKingMansion/
In neighboring Berks County, home to beautiful scenery and romantic venues we make the following suggestions:
The South Mountain Inn is one of the most intimate Berks County PA wedding venues and is an excellent choice for smaller weddings with guest counts up to 75. The historic Victorian inn has three indoor rooms as well as a large outdoor patio and porch with views of the Blue Mountain and surrounding valley. Berks County Wedding Venues - The South Mountain Inn
Greystone Farm is a unique venue with rustic charm and modern finishes. This picturesque venue is nestled just outside of Reading and is sure to make your wedding memorable. Wedding Venue | Events at Graystone Farm | Reading
And Last but not least Lebanon County, PA another one of our regular areas for wedding catering offers great backdrops and venues for weddings:
Quentin Grove, situated on over four acres of rolling countryside in Lebanon county, PA is a fabulous solution for a wedding venue. The barn which dates back to the 1800’s was part of the historic Fairview Farm and has been beautifully restored and remodeled to offer rustic elegance. Quentin Grove | Leading Event & Wedding Venue, Central PA
Brasenhill Mansion offers bright, serene spaces, architectural craftsmanship and majestic grounds. Once frequented by celebrities, political figures, & notable elite is now a new standard of luxury as a timeless and exquisite wedding venue. Brasenhill Mansion Pennsylvania's Best Vacation Rental
We hope you find some inspiration from the recommendations we have made. We want your wedding to be everything you have been dreaming about, and it would be our absolute honor to be your choice in wedding catering when that day arrives. We wish you continued success, love and happiness in your partnership.
-Enck’s Plus Catering