Historic Shady Lane is a wedding venue in York, Pennsylvania that offers 34 acres of lush grounds and forest scenery for the perfect backdrop for an outdoor wedding experience. The historic buildings located on the property provide character and beauty to your wedding day. This estate originating in 1770 as a whiskey distillery is steeped in history and will add timeless elegance and charm to your wedding day!
At Historic Shady Lane, you’ll find a wide variety of offerings and packages to fulfill your every desire. They make it their goal to provide you with everything possible so that you can focus on the fun of planning and for that easy stress-free wedding day. You’ll want to start your day in just two of the many inclusions, the getting-ready suites. The Cottage was built in 1911 and is the perfect bridal suite with its original windows and stonework. You’ll find a full kitchen and salon suite in this building! The Den is the second getting-ready suite and has a full kitchen, and a bathroom and will provide you with a perfect spot to relax and have some fun before your ceremony with dartboards and a card table.
You will be delighted with the selection of ceremony locations located throughout the grounds at Historic Shady Lane. There is the rose garden with its cobblestone walkways and pink rose bushes or the bandstand with its white-washed pillars and trailing ivy. Or the greenhouse which offers venue locations inside the greenhouse, on the terrace, or on the patio. The greenhouse is a charming location for a ceremony with its full glass panes, original ironwork, and herringbone tile. The terrace and patio of the greenhouse offer towering trees, bistro lighting, and cobblestone walls. If you are looking for that fairy tale wedding then you need to check out the woodlands venue site with its light-filtering trees.
The greenhouse also makes for the perfect location for cocktail hour. Receptions at Historic Shady Lane take place under the big white tent! The 4,000 square foot tent is open frame which means there aren’t annoying poles to deal with. The large tent can accommodate 225 guests and features large chandeliers, ceiling drapings, perimeter lighting, and beautiful sweeping views of the estate. The outside of the tent can be pulled up to allow for the open air to breeze through, and fans and heaters are also provided when necessary. Additionally, fire pits, cornhole, and horseshoe pits are provided free of charge.
It’s easy to see why so many couples choose to get married at Historic Shady Lane. Its history and incredible views will charm and delight your guests. You’ll absolutely adore the grounds of this venue and the ample options and inclusions this venue offers. Historic Shady Lane is a wedding venue you simply must add to your list to check out!
Our wedding was a complete BLAST and I felt like Scott and his team were such a huge part of that. Now that we have our photos back, I can truly say how absolutely amazing Scott is. He captured every precious, romantic, funny, and perfect moment throughout the day. If you’re looking for someone who is relaxed, funny, comforting, organized, and amazing at what he does, Scott is definitely your guy!
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