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Venues in Lancaster, PA,
(717) 392-7223

About Us

Historic Rock Ford is a wedding and event venue located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Built in the late 18th century, it is surrounded by gardens and overlooks the Conestoga River. This 33-acre farm estate contains a restored barn in which couples can host their celebrations.

Facilities and Capacity

The barn at Historic Rock Ford has charming early American features such as hand-hewn beams, colonial-style lanterns, and exposed stone walls while boasting modern amenities. The venue can accommodate up to 110 guests inside, with additional outdoor space available for larger gatherings. To make the most of the balmy weather, starting in the springtime of 2022 tents will be available for all weddings taking place from April to October. A number of contemporary amenities are available for couples and their guests to help the big day run smoothly. The venue has free WiFi. The venue contains a designated catering area equipped with a microwave, refrigerator, and running water for the chosen catering team to utilize. Furthermore, the space is climate-controlled to help maintain guests’ comfort. Adjustable lighting allows couples to create their desired atmosphere throughout the festivities. An additional feature of the barn is its custom-made old-style bar, suitable for use by licensed outside bar staff.

Services Offered

Historic Rock Ford offers full weekend packages throughout the year for weddings. Couples are granted the use of their event site from 8 am on Friday to set up the space according to their vision. Additionally, they have until noon on Sunday to clean up, allowing plenty of time to wind down after the reception. A range of tent sizes for celebrations are offered depending on couples’ requirements. They can also supply seating for 110 guests and a number of round and rectangular tables. Outside vendors are allowed, encouraging couples to select the cuisine, cake, flowers, entertainment, and more that best fits their theme. In addition to hosting the ceremony and reception, the venue is also available for the rehearsal dinner, showers, and engagement parties.

Madison D.

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  • I really can’t say anything bad about this venue! The venue is absolutely stunning, there are SO many breathtaking places to take photos, and having the wedding in front of the historic house was so special. Highly recommend adding on the tours of the home during cocktail hour, we heard so many wonderful things from the guests that went on the tours. I also recommend adding on the lanterns for the walkway, it created amazing photos for when we were leaving the venue and felt so special and romantic. The Rental Coordinator, Amanda, was responsive and prompt, as well as accommodating to what our vision was for our evening.

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

    Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?


    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

    $ 5,500.00

    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

    $ 4,500.00

    Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?


    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Bridal Suite, Chairs, Parking, Tables

    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


    Describe your venue

    Barn, Historic Building, Museum

    What kind of settings are available?

    Indoor, Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views

    Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

    Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Rehearsal Dinner

    What event services do you offer?

    Event Rentals, Outside Vendors, Pet Friendly, Wifi

    What event items are available?

    Chairs, Lighting, Tables, Tents

    What transportation and access is available?


    What months are included in your peak season?

    April, May, June, July, August, September, October

    What months are included in your off-peak season?

    January, February, March, November, December

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