Lancaster county event venue
Unique event spaces graced with authenticity and charm.
Elizabeth Furnace offers several event spaces fit for weddings, corporate meetings, or any milestone celebrations. Flexible indoor and outdoor options are all graced with the authentic beauty and care of preserving the property’s unique colonial history and architecture. Explore the variety of spaces available that are ready to help you create your very own Elizabeth Furnace Experience.
Poised, stately, and romantic – the Stiegel-Coleman House dates back to the mid 1700s and features a gorgeous wraparound porch, federal columns, charming stone architecture, and quaint colonial-style benches ideal for photos. The stunning architecture provides a beautiful backdrop for an intimate ceremony or swoon- worthy first look.
The Stiegel Stable dates back to the 1760s and is a true English Style Stable that housed horses used for work and day-to-day operations at the furnace. The building has been meticulously repointed and restored with careful attention to ensure preservation of its historic integrity. The Stable is fully conditioned and has been updated with modern amenities (including USB charging ports in the concrete floor). The space features four large double-tiered chandeliers, numerous windows allowing an abundance of natural light to pour in, original stone walls, newly constructed restrooms, and outdoor terrace with firepit.
The Charcoal Barn was the building that began the industrialization of the site and created Elizabeth Furnace. It’s original timber frame is over two centuries old and provides an authentic charm to any event. It’s large sliding barn doors open to reveal a repointed stonewall structure with romantic rays of natural light shining between the small slats between the wooden boards. The Charcoal Barn offers an indoor ceremony option and is a perfect location for a rehearsal dinner, bridal shower, or intimate wedding.
Originally designed as a formal English-inspired boxwood garden, the romantic, lush, tiered Coleman Gardens have been updated with a variety of flowering bushes, trees, and plants that provide picturesque scenery throughout any season. After your wedding vows, you and your guests can enjoy a cocktail hour complete with the built-in Terrace Bar. The Coleman Gardens also allows tented options to offer you an outdoor garden wedding no matter the weather.
Colonial-style crushed stone walkways lead you through the Coleman Gardens up to the top tier that holds the beloved Garden Folly – a perfect setting within Coleman Gardens to share your, “I Do’s.” The Garden Folly is original to the property and has been meticulously mended and restored to provide a historic, one-of-a- kind background for your nuptials.
Bridal Pavilion + Gents Quarters
You and your wedding party can rest and relax as you get ready for the big celebration amongst our two distinct locations for wedding day preparations. The Bridal Pavilion is located in the Stiegel Stable and the Gents Quarters are located in an original stone building within Coleman Gardens. The Bridal Pavilion features a private bathroom, comfortable lounge seating, multiple make-up vanity settings, snack area, and a floor-to-ceiling wall of windows overlooking the pond and wildflowers. The Gents Quarters offers a cozy lounge area, area for attire, dry bar, and fireplace.
Elizabeth Furnace offers un-ending locations for picturesque photos. Part of the property features dense whimsical woodlands with an organic grass pathway running through it. Long ago, this grass pathway used to be the Old Rt. 501 or Lancaster Pike used by travelers in horse and buggies. Today, it serves as a unique natural setting perfect for sunset photos and capturing moments that you will cherish forever.
Placed directly across the road from Elizabeth Furnace, the Coleman Chapel offers a quaint setting for an indoor ceremony option. The chapel was built in 1877 in loving memory of James Coleman. Coleman Chapel features Tiffany stained glass windows, vaulted ceilings, and comfortable seating for up to 135 guests.
Schedule a tour
Contact our Elizabeth Furnace team to learn more about our wedding and event inclusions and to schedule a personal tour of our private 33 acres!