When looking for the perfect venue to host a wedding, you’ll consider many factors, such as location, food and photo opportunities. One venue tucked in the historic fields of Gettysburg, Pa., can meet all your needs.
The Lodges at Gettysburg could be your perfect spot to say, “I do.” Here are the Top 10 reasons why:
1. Exclusive Access
Everyone wants to feel special on their wedding day and The Lodges staff works hard to make that dream possible. Your wedding will be the only one on the property for the day. While other venues have multiple ceremonies at their facilities, The Lodges’ staff devotes its full attention only to you and your needs. They make sure all guests have an unforgettable experience.
2. One Location
There is no need to worry about ferrying guests to multiple locations or fretting if they party a little too hard. The Lodges offers several indoor and outdoor ceremony sites and reception spots as well as on-site rustic lodging for you, your family and friends. The spacious lodges will remind guests of home and not a hotel room, with numerous conveniences including wi-fi, microwave, coffee machine, china, refrigerator, as well as spacious bathrooms and upscale toiletries. The facility can also host a post-wedding brunch or pre-wedding rehearsal dinner.
3. Customized Menu
All food service is onsite and can be tailored to fit your needs and budget, whether a buffet or a multi-course meal. Dietary needs can easily be met for guests needing vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free or kosher options. The venue also features an onsite tavern where guests can grab lovely libations such as craft cocktails, bottled beer and fine wine.
4. Fun Extras
The Lodges offers a number of special touches that will make your special day even more memorable. A horse-drawn carriage or an antique car are both available for photos. A hot chocolate and/or hot cider station, s’mores bar and popcorn machine can all provide guests a special treat. Weather permitting, fireworks, sparklers and bonfires can be lit for an unforgettable backdrop.
5. Inclusive Packages
For your fairytale wedding you should not have to worry about every little detail, such as tables, linens, chairs or dinnerware. The Lodges offers seven different reception packages which can be tailored to your style, budget and specific needs. Each package includes just about everything you need for your special day.
6. Dedicated Staff
The Lodges assigns each wedding its own coordinator and staff to ensure every aspect unfolds flawlessly. Couples sit down and talk with Director of Events Beth Senseney to discuss planning and coordinating their wedding from beginning to end. The goal is to take all the stress away so you may enjoy your special day.
7. Gorgeous Photo Opportunities
Pictures capture your special day forever, so having a gorgeous location for your wedding is crucial. The Lodges is set on 63 acres of enchanting, tranquil grounds featuring a lake with a dazzling fountain and woods with 35 acres of hiking trails. The site also offers a majestic view of the field where the Battle of Gettysburg took place more than 150 years ago.
8. Preferred Vendors List
The Lodges offers couples a preferred and trusted vendors list featuring businesses that hold the same high standards for each event. These companies know the site and understand how to use the facilities to create a great experience for every couple.
9. Getting Ready
On the big day, it’s important to have comfortable spaces to prepare for the ceremony. At The Lodges, wedding parties are each given dedicated spacious rooms to attend to every detail. Groomsmen especially love the game room, featuring a pool table and darts and comfortable furniture.
10. Great Reviews
Hearing from couples that have already hosted a wedding at The Lodges is a great way to get a feel for how your own day will go. Check out The Lodges’ reviews on The Knot to read about other couples’ experiences. The Lodges consistently earn top ratings from those who have trusted the venue for their wedding day.
By Gina Gallucci-White