Whether you’ve always envisioned getting married outside or you’re exploring out your options, there are so many romantic outdoor wedding venues in PA that are easily accessible from New York, New Jersey, and Maryland. From impeccable gardens to stunning stone architecture to woodland forests, there are so many choices when it comes to selecting a venue that will match your style.
Originally built in 1835, The Cypress House sits on 24 acres near the Susquehanna River in New Columbia, PA. Whether you want to take advantage of their historic maple trees, lush gardens, or the colonial garden, you’re bound to have a gorgeous ceremony.
360 Degree Boxwood Garden
One of the main outdoor ceremony locations at The Cypress House is their 360 degree boxwood ceremony garden where your guests can sit on custom built benches and enjoy a ceremony in the round.
Another popular option for couples is the pool terrace, which is surrounded by immaculate gardens, string lights, and a custom colonial style fence.
Redesigned as a weekend getaway mansion in 1915, Parque Ridley Creek is located in Ridley Creek State Park near Gordonville, PA and is home to stunning architecture, gardens, a reflecting pool, cedar trees, and a vast forest, making it perfect for couples looking for an outdoor wedding venue with tons of options.
Parque has two beautiful outdoor ceremony sites that couples absolutely love!
The Fountain Garden
The fountain garden is the most popular choice for Parque Ridley Creek couples with a paved aisle, stone fountain, and amazing stone architecture that dates back over 100 years.
The Sycamore trees
The sycamore trees at Parque are perfect for those looking for a handicap-friendly option! This outdoor ceremony site is nestled right in front of the mansion ballroom and settled between two very old sycamore trees with a beautiful backdrop of stone steps.
Aldie Mansion is a historic English-country estate wedding venue located in Doylestown, PA. Originally built as a home in 1927, the Tudor-style mansion that can host up to 230 guests is adorned with wood paneled rooms and original handcrafted fireplaces. The exterior of the property boasts ten acres of carefully maintained gardens, terraces, fountains, and even the largest spanning bur oak in the state of Pennsylvania.
According to their website, there are a variety of romantic ceremony locations:
• Beneath the long-reaching boughs of the 300-year-old Burr Oak tree
• On the steps in front of the Tea Garden fountain
• In the brick courtyard with the Tudor-style estate as your backdrop
• Overlooking the terrace and gardens from the Great Hall
• In the window-lined Ballroom
Located in Glen Mills right outside of Philadelphia, Terrain was originally used as a flower operation over 100 years ago. Now, it’s home to one of the most beautiful outdoor wedding venues in Central PA.
Terrain’s ornate wedding temple is the most popular location for their ceremonies and can either be left as is or decorated with florals. Terrain also features a rustic barn, gorgeous landscaping, and a greenhouse in case it rains.
Originally used as a tavern for the Conestoga wagon trade between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh in the 1700s, Conestoga House and Gardens boasts a 12-bedroom, 9,688-square-foot estate. The property features 7.8 acres of immaculate grounds and gardens with over 700 plants and flowers as well as a stunning indoor location with arched windows and a checkered floor.
Promise Ridge is a magical micro wedding and elopement venue tucked away in the Pocono Mountains that can host up to twenty people. If you’re looking for an intimate outdoor wedding venue, Promise Ridge is the perfect place. Here, you can say your vows in front of the Living Wall in the forest under the Edison lights with an incredible view of the mountains.
Promise Ridge provides everything but florals and a photographer, so you don’t have to stress about anything when planning!
Historic Shady Lane is a gorgeous outdoor venue located near York, PA that has sprawling forests, gardens, and stonework located on a 34-acre property. This stunning and versatile venue has three main options when it comes to an outdoor ceremony.
Built in 1890, the greenhouse at Historic Shady Lane is perfect for a romantic and intimate ceremony with friends and family. Many couples also use the greenhouse for cocktail hour, which is always a big hit!
The bandstand on the property offers a perfect arched ceremony spot nestled in among the trees and ivy. The structure is beautiful on its own, but can also be dressed up with your own florals!
The Rose Garden
Surrounded by lush grass, pink roses, a small creek, and a cobblestone aisle, couples can make a grand entrance from the main house, down the stairway, and up the aisle to their ceremony.
Aside from these three options, there are tons of other small spots among the property, such as the gardens and distillery, where couples with a more intimate guest count can also enjoy a beautiful outdoor ceremony!
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