Rustic wedding table setting with white table cloths, light blue napkins and hydrangea centerpiece at the Landis Valley Museum

Central Pennsylvania. Along with being home to the state’s capital, the location of one of the largest battlefields from the Civil War and a notable Amish and Mennonite population, this area has cultural depth and American history that make for beautiful wedding settings. In fact, one of the prettiest weddings I’ve had the opportunity to attend was held right on the edge of Lancaster. Three years ago now, it set a standard for every wedding I’ve been to since – mostly because it fully embraced the details and ambiance of the area itself, and happened to be at an incredible venue I can’t help but rave about to you now.

Wedding Venues in Central PA

Enough buildup. The Landis Valley Museum is one of my all-time favorite wedding venues. A living history museum, the property is made up of a 19th century Pennsylvania-German village and has historic barns, buildings, and a working farm all set on 100 acres in Lancaster. If you want, you can arrange with the venue to arrive by horse-drawn carriage, but we don’t think you need a dramatic entrance to wow your guests with a wedding here. The Yellow Barn is the wedding and reception section of the museum, and the interior is all exposed wood and – just a hint – looks absolutely incredible filled with twinkle lights. An adjacent courtyard is an ideal place for ceremonies and cocktail hour alike. Bonus: the barn is heated in the winter and thus available for weddings year-round.

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