Where history meets stunning Lancaster County scenery
White Chimneys Estate is a historic wedding venue located in Gap, Pennsylvania (Lancaster County). The estate was founded in 1720 and boasts a rich history and charm that makes it a unique and special place to celebrate one of the most important days of your life. The Estate is a part of the National Register of Historic Places due to its close ties to so many of the individuals who helped found the United States.
The estate is surrounded by rolling hills, lush greenery, and breathtaking gardens, providing a stunning backdrop for your wedding photos. The property features several outdoor ceremony locations, including the garden terrace, the apple orchard, and the lawn, all of which offer spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. The estate also has a beautifully restored tobacco barn that can be used for receptions, which provides a rustic yet elegant atmosphere for your guests to enjoy.It is a stunning space with high ceilings, crystal chandeliers, and plenty of natural light. The room can accommodate up to 220 guests for a seated dinner and dancing.
Anyone who is interested in history will be impressed by the vast ties to some of our country’s most notable figures – including George Washington! Henry Slaymaker and his family were the main family to live at the property in the 1800s and the ones who said that the bright newly-painted white chimneys shined in the light. The property sat dormant for quite some time before the current owners received permission to convert the property into a wedding venue. White Chimneys Estate held a 300th anniversary in 2021 to celebrate the history of the property.
Overall, White Chimneys Estate is a beautiful and unforgettable wedding venue that offers everything you need to create the wedding of your dreams. From its stunning location and elegant event spaces to its accommodations and exceptional service, the estate has everything you need to make your special day truly unforgettable.
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