Searching for the perfect location to host a romantic garden wedding just outside Philadelphia? Let me tell you about Drumore Estate Wedding Venue in Lancaster PA!
If you’re new around here, welcome! I’m Juliana, a Philadelphia wedding photographer with an unapologetic love for romance. My favorite part of a wedding day? When brides can’t help but gush over how beautiful they look and feel, and when grooms have fun along the way! I also love when couples host wedding receptions where everyone dances until their feet hurt! Isn’t that the best?! Something else I love is stepping out from behind the camera and going the extra mile to help couples source the best local wedding venues that Philadelphia has to offer! The dreamy venues, the venues that leave you breathless, and the hidden gems!
This post is all about highlighting Drumore Estate Wedding Venue, situated in Lancaster, Pennsylvania!
Have you ever stopped to notice that there is never a lack of historical significance to the wedding venues in the Philadelphia area? It’s such a big part of what makes up the charm of a Philadelphia wedding! Drumore Estate also has a history all its own. Local newspaper magnate & philanthropist named John F. Steinman founded Drumore in 1938. Steinman was looking to build a peaceful countryside retreat in Lancaster County. He chose the land in the southern end of Lancaster. Situated on the second highest peak in the county with a view of his newspaper building located downtown. Steinman also planned the property with entertaining in the forefront of his mind. I guess you could say that Drumore Estate was always destined to become the modern wedding venue as we know it today!
In order to line the driveway of the estate matured towering Sycamores were transplanted there in 1939. Those same trees remain on the property to this day and become the cornerstone of welcoming visitors to its grounds. The entrance to this stunning wedding venue sets the tone for hosting a refined, elegant garden wedding! Many couples choose Drumore Estate to host their wedding day because of the stunning formal gardens which overlook the Susquehanna river valley.
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The formal gardens at Drumore have everything from stone walkways to nestled fountains. The outdoor garden area can be used to host your ceremony or your reception. If you are picturing this space for your wedding ceremony, Drumore has a breathtaking aisle. Their brides typically come down the stairway from inside the mansion and then make their entrance through to the formal gardens. How often do you come across a wedding venue that can host a garden wedding with such class?! Drumore also gives you the flexibility to host a ceremony outside with a reception indoors!
I bet by now you’re dreaming of a romantic outdoor garden wedding! But what about rain on your wedding day? In the event of an unexpected downfall on your wedding day, Drumore has a ‘what if’ clause. They will move your ceremony to the Grand Tent, the Carriage House, or the Orangery. They have a built-in ‘what if’ clause for all weather conditions! Drumore will also provide you with your own personal event facilitator. The event facilitators at Drumore will help you plan, design, and live out the wedding day of your dreams!
Drumore takes the same approach to the wedding planning process that I provide to my clients through their wedding day photography. They pride themselves on guidance and personalized dedication to each and every one of their couples! You can easily see this in the way that Drummore hosts your wedding day. When you choose Drumore Estate for your wedding venue, they provide you with exclusive use of their grounds! You won’t have to worry about another wedding or event taking place on your special day because you will receive an all-access pass to Drumore Estate for up to 12 hours on your wedding day. With their wedding package, they also add in 2 hours on their grounds for your engagement pictures, and a complimentary 1-hour rehearsal. It doesn’t get much more exclusive than that!
Do you still want to do a bit more research for your dream wedding venue in Philadelphia? You can check out this blog post on Water Works, this post about The Ballroom at Ellis Preserve, or even this on The Ashford Estate.