Lancaster County wedding venue

Timeless setting for endless merry-making.

Elizabeth Furnace is a Lancaster County wedding venue offering a truly one-of-a-kind experience for your wedding day. Exchange your “I Do’s” in the charming Garden Folly then enjoy a romantic secret-garden-style cocktail hour in the Coleman Gardens before venturing through the 18th century ice house to your vibrant reception in the Stiegel Stable.  Every step you and your guests take through our historic campus will create a path of unforgettable memories you will surely cherish for a lifetime.

Conveniently located less than 2 hours away from Baltimore and Philadelphia!

Elizabeth Furnace is a Lancaster County wedding venue perfect for your destination wedding to the countryside. Located only 30 minutes outside of Lancaster proper and only a few hours drive from major metropolitan cities like Philadelphia and Baltimore, Elizabeth Furnace is the perfect historic location for your wedding or event. 

Venue Features

  • Private Access to a Registered National Historic Landmark for your wedding – first time being open to the public in over 250 years
  • Fully Private Property – 33 acres of lush native and manicured grounds
  • Exclusive use of the property for up to 12 hours on your wedding day – from check in to end of reception
  • Complimentary 2 hours on property for engagement photos
  • Complimentary 1 hour on property for rehearsal of ceremony prior to the wedding day
  • Exclusive use of multiple locations on property – (7) spaces for full event use and (4) spaces for photos only
  • Options for outdoor / indoor ceremony
  • Paved, landscaped, and well lit parking area for guests
  • Gated entry for privacy and security
  • Option for use of Coleman Chapel for wedding ceremony service (additional fee applies)
  • Stone Terrace Located Outside of Stiegel Stable
  • Pond Water Feature with Fountain
  • Fully climate controlled and flexible reception space in the Stiegel Stable for up to 150 guests with dance floor
  • Brand new restrooms with ADA accessibility 
  • Fully furnished wedding preparation areas
  • Golf Cart Transport Service Around Property as Needed
  • Ambient lighting throughout the entire campus Colonial-style crushed stone walkways with landscaped seating areas throughout the campus

Stiegel Stable

  • Flexible reception space for up to 150 guests with dance floor, 180 guests without dance floor for a seated meal, or 225 guests for a cocktail reception
  • USB charging ports built into the floor
  • Concrete flooring with radiant heat
  • Abundance of natural light through numerous open windows
  • Acoustic-treated space by an acoustician
  • Four large statement chandeliers
  • Moveable bar fronts
  • Brand new restroom facilities with ADA accessibility
  • Wifi access
  • Fully climate controlled

Charcoal Barn

  • The Charcoal Barn is a picture-perfect setting for an indoor ceremony option
    • Gorgeous handcrafted wooden arbor available for ceremony altar design
  • Rustic and historic setting with open floor plan
  • Large barn door entry
  • Abundance of natural light to fill the space
  • Crushed stone floor
  • Wifi access
  • Lighting
  • Electricity

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Frequently asked questions

All events must conclude by 10:00 pm Sunday – Thursday and by 10:30 PM on Fridays and Saturdays due to the noise ordinances in our location.

Yes, you can have your ceremony on site.  There is not an extra fee for having your ceremony at Elizabeth Furnace.

You have exclusive use of the property for up to 12 hours on the wedding day from check in to end of reception.  Please note that the event timeframe is based on a 6 hour event timeline.  Additional time can be added for a fee.  Check in time will be confirmed with your Event Specialist a minimum of 6 weeks prior to the event date so you can coordinate what time you would like to arrive for photos prior to your ceremony.

Your on-site rehearsal of your ceremony is included in the venue rental.  Rehearsals are best scheduled on the Thursday or Friday evening before your wedding.  We cannot guarantee specific date availability for your rehearsal until one month prior to your wedding due to the event schedule.  It is highly recommended that your officiant be present for your on-site rehearsal.

Yes, real candles are permitted but must be kept within a vessel.  Open flame is not permitted.

Yes, sparklers are allowed to be used on property outside of the buildings.

You are required to provide your own alcohol for all events at Elizabeth Furnace.  Our bartenders are required to serve all alcohol, open bottles on tables for self-service is not permitted.  All bars must be an open bar and not cash bar.  We will work with you to create an alcohol template on quantities to be provided based on your guest count and duration of event.

Under the Pennsylvania standard liquor liability protocols, shots are prohibited at Elizabeth Furnace.

Elizabeth Furnace works exclusively with our own hand-selected team from The JDK Group.  We do make limited exceptions that need approved by the Elizabeth Furnace team for religious and cultural reasons.

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Contact our Elizabeth Furnace team to learn more about our wedding inclusions and to schedule a personal tour of our private 33 acres!

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