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jfrielle
Wedding: 9/14/2013
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Awesome total package venue posted 9/27/2013 (modified 10/5/2013)

When we were looking for our wedding venue, I was most interested in finding a venue that had a ceremony site and reception venue, that had a package that contained everything we would need for entire day. Cameron Estate was hands down the best option in the area. We had our ceremony at the Donegal Spring Garden site and our reception at the Carriage House. The ceremony site was beautiful and set up early enough that we were able to take pictures before the wedding. The staff took care of setting up everything for the ceremony, including tables that we needed for programs, etc. Also, having the option of using the Conservatory in case of rain made me feel so much better about any impending rain. I actually didn't really care if it rained or not. We had 140 guests and everyone fit comfortably in the Carriage House for the reception without feeling dwarfed by it. The food was wonderful and the buffet was set up very well. The grounds are so beautiful that we had all of our pictures taken outside and love them.

Most importantly, Rachel was totally willing to work with us for anything that we needed. We mostly communicated via email since that's what worked best for me, but she always responded within 24 hours, often much less. She helped me with everything we needed and coordinated everything exactly the way we wanted. She was also very willing to work with our other vendors, some of whom were recommended by the venue and some were not.

The day-of coordination was what really made me love Cameron Estate. They have a spacious room where all 4 of my bridesmaids, me, and my mother got dressed. When we arrived I talked to the banquet manager who gave me a rundown of what was going on. She came back to the room with a few questions to make sure I was in the loop and then coordinated with my mom so I wouldn't have to worry about anything.

Cameron Estate had everything that we were looking for in a wedding venue for a great value.

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We are pleased that your wedding unfolded exactly as planned. Like our bridal couples, we don't want to leave *anything* to the last minute *or* to chance. A relaxed bride is a beautiful bride! We look forward to seeing your wedding photos and we h...

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shannonforney
Wedding: 6/29/2013
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Beautiful Venue! posted 7/10/2013 (modified 10/5/2013)

My husband and I had our reception at Cameron Estate a few weeks ago and everything was wonderful. The Carriage Hall is beautiful and the space worked very well for dinner and dancing. The grounds are lovely and made for great pictures. Rachel, the event director, was wonderful to work with. I was a very detail oriented bride and was able to communicate with her regularly. There were a lot of extra touches I wanted to include such as a memorial table in the reception hall, a milk toast for our cake cutting, and luminaries outside at cocktail hour. All the details were carried out well and were just as I had invisioned. The day of the wedding, the wait staff was excellent. Guests received their food very quickly, everyone at Cameron was very polite and professional, and everyone loved the food.

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Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We love working with detail-oriented brides ~ it makes the planning process *and* the event execution run smoothly. Our staff genuinely enjoyed entertaining your friends and family and we hope you'll co...

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gcalder
Wedding: 9/15/2012
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Father of the Bride posted 1/8/2013 (modified 1/26/2013)

Cameron Estates is a unique country Inn that is a tremendous location for a wedding/reception. The country location makes parking for guest easy and the short drive is a nice breather time for the bride & groom and guest. We received so many great comments about this reception location. The photo opportunities are many with locations for bride & groom or total wedding party pictures. All our photos have great back ground views! It is like being in your own private park.
The amenities are beautiful and very elegant for a wedding reception. Dining is a real treat…the food was great, served on time, with a wonderful presentation. Our guests were impressed with the meal as we received many compliments. We cannot say enough about the staff. They were all very polite and accommodated all of our needs. A fun day at a beautiful location!

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We are so pleased that you enjoyed the wedding at the Cameron Estate Inn. Your family was truly a pleasure to work with (it makes all the difference)!So glad to hear everyone was happy with the photography for the wedding too ~ it's definitely a uniq...

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sabowman
Wedding: 7/5/2014
Beautiful Wedding Day posted 8/2/2014

The Cameron was a beautiful place for a wedding! Rachel was very attentive to our wants and needs as we planned and prepared for our day. The place was well landscaped and the staff was very polite and responsive to our guests. The fact that the ceremony and reception was in the same place made for an easy flow of time and rotation for our guests. I would highly recommend the Cameron Estate Inn for your wedding!

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MMSHAN1
Wedding: 4/5/2014
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Great venue! posted 5/11/2014 (modified 5/12/2014)

We rented out the inn for the entire weekend in April. It was perfect. Their event planner Rachel is very thorough and thoughtful and Tori who assisted the day of the event was very attentive. Mary in the inn was the sweetest! It was a great way to get family and friends together. We had our rehearsal dinner here too! Candied bacon for breakfast was amazing. I would definitely do it all over again!

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Thank you so much for taking the time to post your feedback. We're glad you and your guests enjoyed the food, property, and service. Your group was a lot of fun to host, and we are happy everyone enjoyed all the weekend festivities! Weddings are typi...

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bookishjen1
Wedding: 3/22/2014
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A Magnificent Venue for a Wedding posted 4/26/2014 (modified 4/27/2014)

The Cameron Estate Inn is a marvelous wedding venue. We had many guests that were local to Central Pa, but we also had a number of guests traveling from out of state. The Cameron Estate Inn allowed us to have a destination-style wedding within reach of our home. It was such a joy having our friends and family from all over, under one roof.

We had roughly 110 people at our wedding. Roughly 35 people stayed over night at the Inn. Breakfast was included for guests who stayed over night and it was excellent.

Our guests were comfortable in our ceremony site and the reception site. We used the Conservatory for our ceremony site. It is a stunning building that showcases the grounds, chandeliers, and fireplace mantle. Many of our guests commented on the beauty and romance of the Conservatory. The late afternoon sun made for some great photos. The Carriage House had a medium sized dance floor and was still able to hold a dozen, 10 person tables easily.

Our wedding was in late March 2014. Despite the long and difficult winter the grounds were in good shape and prepared for the spring bloom.

The food is excellent. Many guests commented that it was the best "wedding food" that they have ever had. The wait staff did a fine job of serving the food and assisting our guests.

Two items that were frustrating was that the bar ran out of top shelf liquor and started to serve bottom shelf spirits, despite our paid liquor upgrade. In fact, at one point the Groom was only given a half-pour of bourbon, despite asking for bourbon on his wedding day. The bartender said she couldn't give him more despite the bottle being half full. Lastly, a bridal shower was scheduled on the same day as our wedding. This meant that our wedding coordinator was working with another group and was not always available. However, after the bridal party was over, the coordinator did an excellent job and corrected everything that needed assistance. The Cameron Estate Inn is very busy, so if you book your wedding, please know that there may be other events scheduled on your day.

Please note, despite our two minor frustrations, we feel it was the perfect venue for our wedding. We would recommend the Cameron Estate Inn to our friends.

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nataliehoffman
Beautiful venue posted 4/15/2014 (modified 4/16/2014)

I had a wonderful wedding day. The backdrop that Cameron provides is stunning. Over and over people have complemented me on what a beautiful day. I had a more intimate wedding with 60 guests and the venue worked so well for my groom and I to share our day with our family and friends. Our meals were wonderful for both the rehearsal and wedding with large portion sizes. It is certainly worth considering Cameron Inn Estate Inn!

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jlaychica82
Wedding: 5/31/2014
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Wedding & Reception at Cameron Estate posted 4/12/2014 (modified 4/13/2014)

I was recently married and had my wedding recepetion at Cameron Estate & Inn on March 29, 2014. From the beginning to the end of the process, Rachel, the wedding coordinator at CE was extremely helpful and friendly. We planned our wedding in a short window of time, and the reason why I was able to pull off such a magical day was because of CE. The buldings, rooms and property are so beautiful and well kept, that there really is no need to embellish. The Conservatory was my special favorite. It is so beautiful and romantic! It reminds me a beautiful ballroom in a French Chateau; ornate yet not overdone. So very classy. Everything was set up when it was supposed to be and correctly, the staff was friendly and helpful to guests. And the food was excelllent! Even my fussy groom loved the food! I would reccommend Cameron Estates to other brides.

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spoulos66
Wedding: 3/7/2014
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Beautiful venue but difficult to work with posted 4/8/2014 (modified 4/27/2014)

My daughter was married at Cameron Estate Inn. Her ceremony was held in the very beautiful Conservatory and reception was in the wonderful Carriage House. The wedding planner, Rachel, was efficient and professional. The banquet manager, Tori, was kind and warm and very hospitable. The dinner, drinks and hors d'oeuvres were yummy. The venue is beautiful, lending itself to memorable pictures.

We found the planning process to be mostly enjoyable, although we did have a personal crisis, which delayed our planning and Cameron Estates had very little sympathy. For about a month we were not sure if we were going to have the wedding and we talked with Cameron Estates with regard to options in canceling, changing or postponing the wedding. During this time we did miss two payments. As soon as we decided to go ahead with the wedding, we immediately made all payments and were never late on any other payments after that time. There was some mention of possible late fees, but we asked if the late fees could please be waived in light of our situation and in light of the fact that immediately after making the decision to have the wedding we paid everything up to that date. When no late charges were assessed on any statements from there on out, we assumed that Cameron Estates had chosen to be understanding and not knock us with those nearly $600 in late charges.

With regard to the $1000 alcohol noncompliance fee. During the reception, we were made aware of one incident where a gentleman had outside alcohol. We took this situation very seriuosly and my daughter and the banquet manager confronted him and the banquet manager told me that he complied and that there was not a problem and it was not a reportable insident. We were never made aware of ANY other issues the rest of the night and after we had completely cleaned up after the reception, and after the facility was nearly done being set up for the next event, I asked if there was anything else that we needed to do and how the banquet manager felt that it went. She said everything went very well and there was nothing we needed to do, never making us aware of any alcohol issues whatsoever. If CE was aware of all of these non compliance issues, why were we not made aware?

You can imagine our shock then at being charged late fees and alcohol noncompliance fees. These charges were automatically charged to our credit card ( which was required by Cameron Estaes a week or so before the wedding to cover anything occurring the day of the wedding) and a statement was emailed to us, showing what had been charged.

As others have warned, read the contract!!!! When some of the contractual factors come into play later in the game, you THEN realize how rigid some areas are and how ridiculously high some of the fees are. We felt in the end that they were looking for ways to find us in violation of the contract, so they could charge us more.

The innkeeper, Randy, who runs the Inn and wedding venue is a stick in the mud. He certainly does not make you feel like he would bend over backwards for you or that he is even appreciative for your business. He actually yelled at my daughter and hung up the phone on her when she questioned him on some after wedding fees that had been charged to our credit card. Very unprofessional!

A truly beautiful wedding and venue was soured in the end by a lack of kindness and graciousness

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We are disheartened by the fact that this client choose to lash out by posting an imbalanced and one-sided review and to absolve themselves of any responsibility when they knowingly choose not to fulfill their obligations and refused to take responsi...

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s0ccerbug
Wedding: 2/15/2014
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Vow Renewal Made Perfect! posted 3/5/2014 (modified 3/6/2014)

My husband and I wanted to renew our vows after 20 years of marriage and chose Cameron Estate Inn as the reception location. We could not have asked for a more perfect event. Rachel, Randy and the entire staff were simply a delight in every way! Rachel helped us walk through the logistics and provided ideas along the way, keeping us updated as the event neared. We reserved the entire inn to house our guests, which made for a fun filled and very intimate weekend for everyone. Not only did we have a great time at our reception in the Carriage House, the evening continued late into the night as we changed into more comfortable clothes and socialized in the sitting room and common areas of the inn. It was almost like hosting in our own home. Our guests fell in love with the inn’s beauty, even in the middle of a very cold and snowy winter!

The reception food was perfectly prepared and our guests raved about it – not typically something you get from banquet food. The chef was eager also to meet our Irish Breakfast challenge for the next morning. Not only was it authentic, but it was delicious and made for the perfect way to end a Celtic themed weekend celebration. Thank you, Cameron Estate Inn for making our vow renewal celebration truly an event our family and friends won't soon forget!

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We thoroughly enjoyed hosting your Wedding Anniversary and, after 20+ years of marriage, we think you are especially deserving a fabulous celebration! It was really nice to watch the progression of the weekend as your guests enjoyed the party, but al...

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lsel5
Wedding: 11/2/2013
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Beautiful venue, tough to work with posted 11/21/2013 (modified 11/22/2013)

I would definitely book here again, as the venue is beautiful and my wedding ran very smoothly. However, the owners are not particularly welcoming or easy to deal with, and we definitely felt nickle and dimed by the end.

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tracerace
Wedding: 9/6/2013
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Cameron Estate was wonderful! posted 10/10/2013

We are so happy we chose Cameron Estate as our wedding venue. It made for gorgeous photos! We had our ceremony in the Spring Garden and the reception in the Carraige House. It went off without a hitch, the staff is friendly and accomodating. Couldn't be happier!!

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aurora3396
Wedding: 9/22/2013
Groom posted 10/6/2013

Cameron Estate Inn was the perfect fit for my wedding! My fiance and I went to at least 7 venues all over Pennsylvania until finding Cameron Estate Inn. The food at the restaurant is a 10 out of 10-our family dinned there at least 3 times prior to the wedding. All of the outside ceremony sites are beautiful and the new Conservatory is flawless! Rachel Huss is the wedding coordinator there that was excellant from start to finish! She answered all of our questions and was very friendly and professional right from the beginning. I highly recommend Cameron Estate Inn for those brides looking for venues-trust me when I say you will NOT be disappointed!

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Krystal1122013
Wedding: 1/12/2013
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We were thrilled with how friendly and courteous the staff was to not only us but our guests as well. They catered to everything we wanted and made the entire event a success. The food was amazing! They even set hors d'Oeuvres at the head table for the wedding party since we didn't get to take part in cocktail hour. I have already told anyone I know who is getting married or celebrating an anniversary to check out The Cameron Estate Inn.

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ProudPapaBear
Wedding: 9/15/2012
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Elegant Country Inn posted 10/4/2013

Cameron Estates is a unique country Inn that is a tremendous location for a wedding/reception. The country location makes parking for guest easy and the short drive is a nice breather time for the bride & groom and guest. We received so many great comments about this reception location. The photo opportunities are many with locations for bride & groom or total wedding party pictures. All our photos have great back ground views! It is like being in your own private park.
The amenities are beautiful and very elegant for a wedding reception. Dining is a real treat…the food was great, served on time, with a wonderful presentation. Our guests were impressed with the meal as we received many compliments. We cannot say enough about the staff. They were all very polite and accommodated all of our needs. A fun day at a beautiful location!
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lfrank07
Wedding: 9/28/2013
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The Perfect Start to Forever posted 9/30/2013

Perfection is how I would describe my wedding day. The staff at Cameron Estate made our wedding day what every girl dreams of. The food was excellent, the grounds are beautiful and the staff was very professional. I cannot believe this gem had always been so close to me and I wasn't aware of it until we started looking for venues. I did not regret a thing about our decision to have our wedding here.

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Pdubbsroy
Wedding: 3/23/2014
Beautiful Venue posted 9/26/2013

The service was outstanding, not to mention the food. I couldn't have pictured a more perfect place to hold our reception. Absolutely beautiful!

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searay290d
Wedding: 3/23/2013
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Cameron Estate Wedding posted 9/25/2013

Our wedding was in March of 2013 with the reception in the Inn's dining room. This is a wonderful venue, small, but very classy! The grounds, even in late winter are picturesque. It is spectacular in spring and summer. The food was wonderful and well prepared. Just make sure you know that part of the package for an evening wedding in the Inn includes renting the rooms around and above the restaurant. We had our out of town guests stay in the inn, and had a nice breakfast the next morning. If you desire a small, intimate, classy wedding, the Inn is the perfect place! The larger venues on the property are nice as well.

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stevenpark20
Wedding: 8/10/2013
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There could be no better choice than Cameron Estate Inn posted 9/19/2013 (modified 9/19/2013)

From the moment we stepped onto the beautiful grounds we were sold. We were shopping around, but immediately stopped shopping as soon as we saw the simple elegance of Cameron Estate Inn. We were treated with such professionalism and friendliness. All of our needs were cared for efficiently and all the staff was so pleansant. The place is amazing.

The director of special events was so good to us. Her experience and professionalism inspired confidence. To us, she was the face of Cameron Estate Inn and we are grateful that we had her help. We were really impressed with her.

We decided to stay the night in the Inn after the wedding. Once again, we were really pleased with the elegance of the room. We were surrounded by gorgeous antique furniture and everything was spotlessly clean. We could not have been happier with our choice.

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MJZSEP
Wedding: 8/10/2013
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My husband I got married this summer at the Cameron Estate Inn after seeing them support our local PBS station. We had a site tour and realized it was the perfect location. Their new Conservatory building was perfect for our ceremony, the mansion porch was beautiful for our cocktail party, and the dining room in the restaurant was fantastic for our toast, meal, and cake cutting. The grounds were ideal for our professional photographs. Rachel, the special event director at Cameron Estate Inn, was extremely helpful in guiding us, including providing suggestions for vendors. So many of our guests commented on how beautiful the location was and how much they enjoyed the day. The staff was helpful and thoughtful to us and our guests. We also spent our wedding night on the estate in the Mary Cameron room. We heartily recommend the Cameron Estate Inn for anyone looking for classic elegance as the setting for their wedding day.

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Historic Cameron Estate Inn

We offer intimate gatherings to lavish celebrations with different settings to host your indoor or outdoor event. Choose from our creatively designed packages, exquisite cuisine, expert coordination of the smallest details, and personalized service. Turn your dream wedding into a reality.


  • Price Range: $$
  • Amenities: Indoor Ceremony Area, Liability Insurance, Liquor License, Onsite Catering, Onsite Overnight Accommodations, Onsite Parking, Onsite Wedding Consultant, Outdoor Ceremony Area, Outdoor Reception Area, Wheelchair Accessible
  • Capacity: Up to 250
  • Style: Banquet/Reception Hall, Inn/B&B, Mansion/Historic Site, Restaurant, Unusual/Alternative

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