Stoltzfus Homestead and Gardens is a full service wedding venue that provides all the elements needed to create a one-of-a-kind wedding day, yet gives the bridal couple the flexibility to work with their own vendors should they choose to do so. Our affordable, onsite services and services from select vendor partners, ensure that every detail is done with excellence. Using our onsite services and vendor partners, clients can create a Wedding Package that covers every aspect of their wedding day or they can work with vendors of their own choosing. This flexibility allows each bridal couple to create their own perfect day.
Specialty onsite services available for an extra charge include:
Certified Wedding Coordinator:
Every bridal couple receives the services of an on-site Wedding Consultant to help plan their day at no charge. However, we require that clients employ one of our experienced Wedding Coordinators to make sure everything runs smoothly during the big day. Her fees are listed in the PDF wedding packet at the bottom of this page. The Wedding Coordinator meets with the bride and groom, attends rehearsal, is the first to arrive at the venue, the last to leave and truly takes care of everything in between.
Floral and Event Designer:
From the time a bride begins planning her wedding, her mind is filled with wonderful ideas that reflect her style and personality. Our creative floral and event design team can help a bride bring those ideas to life. Bouquets, centerpieces, linens, tablescapes, themes, signage, special elements . . . we got you covered. Handcrafted Sweetheart Keepsake Table Keepsakes and heirlooms are treasured pieces that tell a story of love and family. We offer a bridal couple their very first heirloom as a married couple when they take home the reception sweetheart table where they shared their first meal as Mr. and Mrs. Each table is handcrafted by a local woodworker and can be custom ordered using the wood choice and desired length as requested by the couple. What a priceless treasure.
Wrinkle free, table ready linens include a floor length ivory or white tablecloth and linen napkins in the color of your choice $27.00 a table. Additional linens for hightop and extra display tables $12.00 a table. Of course our staff takes care of executing the set up and tear down of our linens.
Ceremony, Cocktail Hour and Reception Set Up
Our staff will take care of setting up all the benches, tables and chairs necessary for your entire day. This includes garden benches for outside ceremonies, fruitwood chairs for ceremonies inside the Tobacco Barn, walnut hightop tables and adirondack chairs for cocktail hour and tables and fruitwood chairs for the reception. These items are all included in the cost of the venue. Our Prop Shop offers a wide variety of unique items to help create a special look for your day. Of course any item that is rented from our prop shop will be set up and taken down by our staff.
Festive, fun, sweet and delicious! A candy bar always adds a fun, yet classy touch to any celebration. Using your wedding colors, style and theme, we create an incredible eye catching display of candy and sweets that everyone is sure to love.
Courtyard Evening Fire
Darkness has settled over the Homestead and guests are enjoying the evening around our courtyard fire pit listening to the wood crackle and the flames dance in the night. An attendant takes care of making and tending the fire throughout the evening so everyone can relax.
***For complete information regarding our on-site services, catering options, guidelines and frequently asked questions, please click here to review a PDF of our wedding packet.
Props and Furniture
Unique pieces of furniture and props add such a special touch to your special day! How about an antique push cart for gifts, a wagon from the civil war era as an accent piece, country benches for the outdoor ceremony, a restored feed wagon for beverages on ice? So much character in these pieces! Rental of any of the items listed below includes set up and tear down by Stoltzfus Homestead and Gardens staff.
Deluxe Lawn Game Package – (2x corn hole, kan jam, ladder golf, bocci, giant jenga, plus fun signage)
We understand the importance of providing delicious meal for guests on your wedding day. Our partner caterers are sure to please and come highly recommended for excellent food, service and value. A variety of prices and food genres are represented. Although it is not recommended, couples may secure their own catering service providing they meet the guidelines set by the Homestead and are officially pre-approved by the Homestead. Because of the extra time required to work with outside caterers, there will be a $400 charge if you choose a caterer that is not on our list below.
www.yoderscateringinc.com, 717-768-3109, firstname.lastname@example.org – Specializing in excellent Lancaster County traditional dishes and flavorful picnics. Tastings not available. Place settings included. Approx. $13 – $22 a person. (Can add Stoltzfus Homestead and Gardens linen package for approx. $3.50 a person)
www.hessbbq.com, 717-464-3374, email@example.com – Specializing in amazing upscale barbecues, smoked meats as well as fine foods. Tastings available. Place settings included. Approx. $30 – $55 a person. (Can add Stoltzfus Homestead and Gardens linen package for approx. $3.50 a person)
John Lowe Catering:
www.cateringbyjl.com, 610-873-7229, firstname.lastname@example.org – Specializing in ethnic foods, action stations, family style and custom menus. Tastings available. Linens included. Approx. $55 – $80.
www.serockcatering.com, 610-640-2836, email@example.com – Specializing in fine, gourmet foods. Tastings available. Linens included. Approx. $80 – $110 a person.
Alcohol and Bartending Service
Alcohol is allowed during events at Stoltzfus Homestead and Garden, provided the guidelines in the Venue Rental Agreement are followed. Couples purchase their own alcohol (saving approximately 1/3 to 1/2 of the cost), the alcohol is stored in the Homestead’s walk-in coolers and is served by the staff of Celebration Services. Celebration Services is a fully insured, fully certified and experience bartending service. Alcohol may not be served by any other persons except for the staff of Celebration Services. Once a wedding is booked at the Homestead, Celebration Services will contact the couple directly to make arrangements for alcohol service and to discuss pricing.
The team at Stoltzfus Homestead and Catering want your day to be one that you never forget. A day that you recall with fond memories and where every aspect of your celebration was smooth and stress free. Our partner vendors are familiar with our property and facilities, offer fantastic service at a fair price and have solid reputations in their area of expertise. We highly recommend these vendor partners to help create your event. Your wedding consultant will help you explore their many services, taking the stress out of planning your big day. Although we strongly recommend working with our vendors, you are welcome to work with vendors of your own choosing providing they meet our standards and guidelines.
- Wedding Cakes
- Rentals and Specialty Pieces
- Hair Stylist
- Makeup Artists
- Horse Drawn Carriage Rides
- Tent Rentals
- Linen Packages
- Dinnerware & Place Settings
- Bar Tenders – Certified and Insured