The Best Wedding Venues in Lancaster, PA

Selecting the location of your wedding is perhaps the biggest, most important decision you make as you plan your big day! All the other choices – colors, decor, menu, floral arrangements – will fall perfectly into place once you pick a venue. Not only does your venue set the scene, but also the tone of your ceremony and reception. For instance, a wedding on a farm will have quite a different mood than a wedding in a sleek, industrial space, so you’ll likely opt for details with a rustic feel.

Whether you’re considering that rustic vibe or a more modern feel, look no further than Lancaster, PA – this town has it all. At New Pace Wedding Films and Photo, we’ve worked with happy couples who have chosen some incredible wedding Lancaster wedding venues. Here are some of our favorites. 

Our Favorite Lancaster Wedding Venues

The Farm at Eagle’s Ridge

If you have your heart set on the easy elegance of a barn wedding, this is the location for you. The charm of the two-centuries-old stone farmhouse located at Eagle’s Ridge will immediately captivate you. The stunning 150-acre property also boasts expansive greenery, mature trees, and spring-fed ponds; a perfect opportunity to exchange vows amid a breathtaking landscape. Be sure to find the enchanting weeping willow for the perfect intimate backdrop for your first-look photos.

The farm’s most popular attribute is the beautifully renovated barn, which can seat up to 200 guests. It features exposed beams and wood floors juxtaposed with sparkling chandeliers to give a rustic-meets-luxury feel, and the adjacent stone patio is perfect for taking the celebration out into the open air. 

Excelsior

This stunning venue offers a combination of traditional and modern architecture which is unlike anything you’ve seen before. Steel beams hover over the traditional, ivy-covered courtyard, and the moody, stoned walls of the brewer’s catacombs provide warmth and texture that will give an inspiring ambiance to your wedding.

This historic landmark in the heart of downtown Lancaster is ideal for wedding parties between 100 and 275 attendees. If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind space with vintage flair, Excelsior may be your match!

Cork Factory


The authenticity of this 19th-century urban building has been beautifully preserved and thoughtfully updated for a contemporary industrial-chic wedding vibe.

The natural light flooding in through every window and natural brick romantically softens the atmosphere and will surely make for gorgeous wedding day moments and memories. 

Cork Factory can accommodate up to 250 wedding guests and has a variety of exceptional event spaces with a rugged, yet luxurious feel. 

Mill at Manor Falls

Located in Millersville, PA, The Mill at Manor Falls is one of the newest wedding venues in the area, minutes from downtown Lancaster. Originally built in 1831, the previous flour mill was lovingly restored and renovated a few years ago to host elegant, yet relaxed weddings of up to 160 guests. This venue allows only one event per day, so soon-to-be newlyweds and their guests will enjoy a fully exclusive and private affair as you celebrate your momentous day. 

You can choose between indoor or outdoor locations throughout the property for your ceremony. If you’re looking for a nature-inspired vow exchange, follow the stone path through the lush greenery to Little Conestoga Creek. Here you’ll find the hallmark of the estate immersed within the lush woods – the breathtaking waterfall. Or, you can say your ‘I dos’ at the mill itself, which is a gorgeous stone-clad building with modern features like climate control, but with rustic accents such as exposed wooden beams, wooden floors, and a quaint fireplace. This warm and inviting space is an incredible, unique place to celebrate your union with all of your family and friends.

Bluestone Estate

Bluestone Estate is a venue with enchanting character located on 110 acres of rolling countryside and an exquisite setting for your wedding festivities. This historic destination perfectly combines rustic appeal with refined amenities to make for a truly unforgettable experience.

The property features the main house that was built 250 years ago from locally quarried bluestone (which is the namesake for the farm), two large courtyards, a delightful pond, and the Barn Grand Hall. The recently refurbished barn was built in 1822 and with its 9,000 square feet, it offers plenty of room for all of your loved ones to dine and dance; it can seat up to 260 guests for a large banquet. You’ll fall in love with the grand cathedral-style ceilings graced with elegant crystal chandeliers.

Riverdale Manor

Set upon six acres of flourishing woods and well-manicured gardens, Riverdale Manor is ideal for couples looking for a sophisticated riverfront wedding venue. 

As you enter the property, you’ll be welcomed by the 1800s white farmhouse, now operating as a wedding party preparation spot with its antique-adorned bridal suite and groom’s room with plenty of space and charming backdrops for getting-ready photos. The property boasts several other picturesque locations for the ceremony and reception, with cozy spots for smaller weddings and grand spaces large enough to accommodate 200 guests. 

For couples who opt for outdoor ceremonies with an organic feel, you can choose among a few charming spots on the property, including the remains of a historic mill on the bank of the Conestoga River, under the shade of a 300-year-old sycamore tree, or by the gorgeous blooms of hydrangea bushes, facing the river. 

The garden terrace is a popular spot for cocktail hour or smaller ceremonies during cooler months or if weather is an issue because the sides can enclose the pavilion. Otherwise, it’s fully open to the country air and surrounding forest. Bedecked with string lights and chandeliers, it also includes a double-sided fireplace. These chic lighting elements create a romantic glow for evening events and softly lit images for photos and wedding films.

For larger, indoor ceremonies and receptions, the ballroom is perfect. Its grand, soaring ceilings and large windows create a radiant, light, and airy atmosphere with all the natural light that floods in. No matter the spot you choose, Riverdale Manor is sure to please.

Stoltzfus Homestead & Gardens

Stoltzfus Homestead and Gardens is set on five acres of beautiful farmland that dates back to the 1700s, originally purchased for homesteaders to farm and raise their families (hence the name), its best feature is the incredibly well-preserved tobacco barn. As you enter the barn, you’ll immediately notice the exposed 35-foot-high rafters that were once used to dry tobacco. Now they are graced with chandeliers and billowing ivory drapes to create a romantic ambiance. 

Large barn doors open to reveal a courtyard area where guests can enjoy the peaceful country setting between the ceremony and reception. The lounge area offers a unique and posh hang-out space for guests to mingle and relax.

The estate also boasts several gorgeous outdoor backdrops among the lovely garden blooms, mature trees, and expansive lawns. You’ll definitely want to take advantage of all the photo opportunities throughout the immaculately maintained grounds.

Your Lancaster, PA Wedding Video & Photo Team

No matter which Lancaster wedding venue you choose, New Pace Wedding Films & Photo is here for you. We’ll capture all the details you love about your wedding venue as well as all the sweeping emotions, moments of celebration, and joy and love that come with your big day. Get in touch with us today!

New Pace Now Offering Photography

The Region’s Leading Wedding Videographer Expands Services through Partnership with Veteran Wedding Photographer

Philadelphia (Nov 16, 2021)New Pace Weddings Films – an award-winning wedding videography studio – has entered a joint venture with renowned wedding photographer, Mike Morby, to become a full-service Wedding studio offering both film and photography. With the addition of photography services, New Pace Wedding Films & Photo will be able to offer couples a variety of customizable film and photo bundles complete with New Pace’s unmatched level of capabilities, quality, style, and customer service.

New Pace Co-Founders JC Costa and Bill Connell will welcome Mike Morby to the New Pace Wedding Films & Photo advisory board as a Co-Founder of the photography division. The new partners each have 15 years of experience in the wedding industry delivering thousands of wedding images and videos. Each party comes into this partnership with a well respected and locally renowned reputation. 

HELLO PHOTO

According to Studio Manager Jenny Kelly, “At New Pace Wedding Films & Photo, we take a lot of pride in staying consistent to the New Pace brand’s style and customer experience. Our couples can feel confident that their wedding films and photography will be modern, epic and fun, with amazing service throughout the process. Mike Morby shares those same values. Together, we will be able to take our services to the next level so we can better serve a new generation of couples by creating a streamlined, stress-free photo and video bundle booking experience.”

Mike Morby added, “I’ve always been impressed with the service and quality that New Pace consistently offers.  When they approached me as a potential partner I was honored.  For me it was an easy decision to team up, because our combined experience and skill sets will allow us to offer a film and photo packages unlike anything else in the region.”

While New Pace Wedding Films & Photo will remain headquartered in the Greater Philadelphia area, this joint venture will continue to push the boundaries of geographical expansion while currently servicing an East Coast region spanning from New York down to Virginia, with many cities in between. 

5 Reasons Couples Regret Not Hiring A Wedding Videographer

You want your wedding to be perfect — you spend years dreaming of it, and months planning every intricate detail. But, in hindsight, one of the most common regrets couples have is declining to hire a videographer to capture their wedding day.  

You may be hesitant about hiring a wedding videographer for a number of reasons. Wedding videography may feel like an add-on that you and your partner can schedule at the last minute if there’s enough money left over, or you may think videography isn’t much different from photography. 

However, waiting until the last minute to hire a videographer can leave you stressed and scrambling to find a credible team with last-minute availability, which is often difficult and will mean hiring a less-experienced team that will produce lower-quality video. You don’t want to miss out on capturing all the unforgettable, irreplaceable moments of your wedding day that you’ll want to treasure forever. 

At New Pace Weddings, our couples are elated that they didn’t pass up the opportunity to record their wedding. They find that it was ultimately an investment that pays in emotional dividends for the rest of their lives as they relive the memories of their commitment to each other and the time spent celebrating with those nearest and dearest to them: 

“New Pace was so amazing from start to finish. I still cry looking at our wedding footage. They truly captured our entire day as well as the love my husband and I share. I was so amazed and so grateful to look back and see how much love that day holds for us! I truly have no words other than absolutely outstanding!”

Jackee and Andrew

Hiring a cinematic videographer to document the sweeping visions, quiet moments, festive celebrations, and tiny details of your wedding is the perfect way to capture the feeling of your wedding day to revisit for years to come. Here are five reasons couples are over the moon about their decision to shoot their wedding on video. 

1. For Friends and Family Members Who Can’t Attend

In a perfect world, your wedding would be attended by an entourage of all the people who helped sew the fabric of your lives — aunts and uncles, friends, mentors, family, and friends, and all those nearest and dearest to you.

But whether you’re seeking an intimate gathering of just a few close-knit loved ones, or if there are a few cherished individuals who live out of the country or too far away to travel, there may be a few people who aren’t there for your special day. 

So, how do you allow those important people to still partake in the wedding celebration in some way? 

A photo may share a glimpse of a single moment, but when you hire a professional videographer, you can catch every breath, each heartfelt anecdote in a toast, and every twirl on the dance floor. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video is worth a thousand pictures. Capturing important moments on film will allow your friends and family to witness this climactic moment in your life story as if they were there — all the emotional moments and all the laughter, dancing, love, and joy included: documented forever. 

2. A Priceless Sentimental Keepsake 

Even though most wedding days happen after months — or even years—of planning, the day itself passes by at a breathless pace. The couples we work with always share with us that their wedding day went by so quickly that it was hard to find more than a minute or two to celebrate as a couple or enjoy more than a few bites of cake or a sip of champagne. But? When these moments are captured on film, you can go back and relive them over and over again as frequently as you’d like and feel that same magic again.

The couples we work with cherish their wedding video as a priceless gift that they can open year after year to celebrate their anniversary. Years down the line, they can even share these organically captured moments with their children. 

When you hire a professional videographer, you won’t have to rely on recollection to relive your first look, your first kiss as a married couple, your loved ones’ toasts, your first dance, or a spin on the dance floor with your parents because they’ll be available to you at the click of a button. 

3. You Can Listen Again to Vows, Speeches, and More 

Your vows are the most important part of your ceremony: The moment you and your partner commit your forever-love to each other in front of the people who matter most to you. What better way to preserve your vows than to capture them on film? 

This way, you and your spouse can revisit and replay your promises any time you like — helping you remember what your marriage meant to you from the beginning, recall the enchantment and romance you felt in that moment, and reflect on all the ways your love has grown and evolved in the time since. 

4. Moments You May Have Missed 

You’ve taken extra care to plan every moment of your wedding, but your day will go by quickly. You’ll want to be able to go back and relive all the moments you experience yourself, as well as savor all the moments happening at your ceremony and reception; the moments of friends reuniting, singing along to the music, and dusting off your dance moves, the laughter and smiles of your guests, and the reactions of your family as you proclaim your love to one another. 

With videography, you can be present for events on the opposite side of the dance floor. Spouses can see the things they missed while their bride or groom was preparing on the morning of. Wedding videography allows you to capture your wedding in full and visit moments you wish you could’ve been a part of. 

5. Sound Bites and Movement

Static photography is its own art form. It’s wonderful; it’s able to capture a single moment and represent it in a still image so that you can study every detail. 

But static photography can never convey the emotion of all the special moments that are recorded through videography, including loved ones’ faces and their raw reaction as you walk down the aisle. Videography captures everything.

Your Philadelphia Wedding Videography Team

The couples that hire us at New Pace Weddings never regret their investment in wedding videography because they never regret the ability to revisit their vows on their anniversary or show special moments to friends who weren’t able to attend. Wedding videography is without a doubt the most effective way to preserve your wedding for the rest of your life. 


New Pace Weddings is your Philadelphia wedding videography team serving Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, New York, and beyond! If you’re looking for a hand-crafted, modern wedding film that captures every moment of your big day, let’s talk soon to ensure your special day is even more perfect! Still on the fence? Take a look at what real couples have to share about why they choose New Pace Weddings to effortlessly and artfully capture their special day!