20 total reviews
Lakeview farms is the most perfect and peaceful place to have a wedding ceremony and reception. The beauty of the property speaks for itself! What I think is so great about it is that you have so many opportunities and options for making it your own wedding. There are plenty of beautiful ceremony sites to choose from. I think that the simplicity of the barn itself with the beautiful wood and stone walls allows you to have a blank slate in order to create whatever look/style/theme you are going for. Couldn't have asked for a more perfect wedding venue! The owner, Deb, is the best. She makes everything so personable and you can tell how much she truly cares about your special day.
We used Lakeview Farms for our wedding on May 25, 2013. It was the first place we looked at and we booked it right away because it was amazing. Deb was wonderful in every aspect of the wedding process with questions that we had. The property is beautiful and there are so many different possibilities with the property. Everything turned out beyond perfect for our wedding and it could not of been at a better location. Thanks Deb!
We got married here in August 2013 and absolutely loved it! We highly recommend Lakeview Farms to anyone. From the moment we walked in to initially tour the barn we fell in love with the venue. All of our guests were amazing at the location. We used the lower outdoor patio as our cocktail hour so guests were able to enjoy the lake view and play yard games. After dinner we had a bon fire (in addition to dancing) so guests had a few options to choose from. Deb and Mandy were great to work with! They made the process so easy and effortless. They allow you to visit the barn Saturday mornings so you can see how other brides and grooms setup and decorate - we were able to get amazing ideas from this! Our pictures turned out beautifully - there are amazing places all around the grounds to get gorgeous shots. Also Deb always has strings of lights and chandeliers in the barn so the lighting is perfect! Overall I highly recommend this venue. Just book a time to tour and I guarantee you will fall in love with it!
Everything from start to finish was well organized. The day was gorgeous and Deb did everything to make our day special!
We knew Lakeview would be the perfect venue from our first visit! Not only do you get 4 days for set-up, event and clean up but the cost was almost half of the price other event barns were asking and was twice as beautiful! This was also one of the few barn venues around that could accommodate our 250+ person wedding. The owner, Deb, was very accommodating with every request and her wedding coordinator, Dawn, was wonderful as well. Dawn and her husband even offered to help finish setting up the night before our wedding so we could go to our rehearsal dinner! Love them! :-) Deb has benches for the ceremony, tables, chairs, candles and some decor for rent for your reception. They also have great recommendations for anything else you are looking for. The barn is absolutely gorgeous AND the grounds are lovely too, with beautiful plants all around. They also offer a tractor hay ride for your wedding party- they take you to a few of the most picturesque spots on the property, givings your photographer a chance to take some incredible pictures while your guests are enjoying their cocktail hour. This was one of my favorite parts of the day, it gave me a chance for some more intimate celebration with our parents and closest friends (wedding party) and our pictures turned out incredible!! Definitely dont turn that down. I would recommend this venue 100% if you are looking for a breathtaking barn for your country wedding.
We had the opportunity to have our wedding at Lakeview Farms!!! The venue is breath-takingly spectacular. There isn't even one single picture that can even capture how beautiful the venue actually is (but we have absolutely awesome pictures)!!!! Words can't describe how beautiful our ceremony and reception were!!!! We had our ceremony overlooking the pasture and lake. Our reception was held in the barn and comfortably accomodated approx 150 guests. Having the opportunity to set up thurs evening and all day friday really allowed us to add our personal details to make our day exactly what we hoped for. It is evident Deb is eager to help and accomdate her brides to make their day special. We did wish the communication was slightly better as we ended up renting items through our caterer that she had already purchased throughout the year and then had available for us to rent/use through her. However, we understand, being a new venue this was something we may have ran into. Overall, we were exceptionally pleased with our day!!!! Dawn was very sweet and super helpful. Her husband ran our tractor ride and he was cool too!!! Our guests continue to talk about how beautiful our day was!! Truely, because of Lakeview Farms, our wedding day was a fairytail I will never forget!!! Thank you
We were lucky enough to have our reception last October at Lakeview Farms, and loved every second of it! The owner was wonderfully helpful, informative, and creative. She allowed us to create the most perfect atmosphere. The farm provided our guests with a beautiful view, wonderful atmosphere and for those who didn't dance even a fire pit for extra entertaining! We rented all linens, place settings and heaters to keep the barn warm on a cool fall evening. The caterer she recommended and uses is incredible and easy to work with. The tables and chairs the owner provided were great and allowed us to seat 180 people although with a dance floor it was tight. We loved the layout of the barn and wouldn't have changed a thing except maybe the bathroom set up because the women's bathroom always had a line and the men's didn't (keep them unisex). We put our DJ up in the loft and it kept him out of the way which allowed us a larger dance floor. We are continually wishing we could go back and relive the day! Our pictures with the lake and surrounding fields turned out beautifully. This venue is a gem and we would highly recommend it to anyone!
My daughters wedding was 09/28/13 at Lakeview. The property is absolutely beautiful!! Deb and her staff are very helpful and friendly.
We had 150 guests, the ceremony was in front of their beautiful home and the barn accommodated our guests with plenty of room for dancing.
We worked with Dawn on our day and she was wonderful!
The property and barn are so beautiful there really isn't need for much decorating.
Our caterer, Sir D's Catering, provided a wonderful picnic style buffet and the staff at Lakeview worked well with them to be sure that everything was just right.
The cocktail area behind the barn is perfect!! Lakeview even has their own "corn hole" boards for you to use.
Lakeview truly is different from the rest!!
The entire estate is beautiful. We could not have asked for a better location. Everything turned out perfectly and exactly the way we pictured it. We wanted a rustic laid back wedding. We were able to decorate the barn the way we wanted and the pictures turned out great. We took a hayride around the estate for pictures after the wedding and they were anmazing. My husband and I always talk about getting married again because it was such a great time and perfect venue for us. I would recommend this venue to anyone who is planning a wedding. You won't be disappointed!
There simply is not enough room in this review page to talk about how amazing this location is! The venue is a natural beauty. We had 7 locations picked out to view. This was the first one we saw. We fell in love at first sight and immediately cancelled the other 6. The owner, Deb, could not possibly be more accommodating and wonderful to work with. This place is worth every penny!!!!!
Lakeview Farms was amazing for our wedding! We fell in love with the place the first time we saw it. Deb was awesome to work with and couldn't be happier with my wedding day!
Lakeview Farms is an absolutely fabulous place to host your wedding!
Deb Snyder, who owns the property is a lovely woman, super helpful, and runs a great business. We were able to secure a date in May of 2013 and planned to hold the ceremony outdoors, cocktail hour under the covered patio, and the reception in the barn. However, within 20 minutes of the ceremony start time, the weather showed that it would soon be downpouring. Deb was quick to step in and transfer all the flowers from the outdoor set up to the entrance to the barn, making it a flawless transition. While this is a disappointing experience for any bride, Deb was super helpful and made the experience come off like we had planned for it to be inside from day one.
I can't say enough about the venue. I loved everything about it, great landscape for pictures, beautiful inside and out and the bridal suite - WOW. Deb decorated this herself and you will not find a better looking suite to get ready in and have pictures taken, just STUNNING. The suite comes complete with an attached bathroom.
This venue is a do-it yourself so be prepared to put in a lot of time and effort getting it set up, but Deb will be there to answer any questions you may have along the way!
Thank you Lakeview Farms!
Julie (and Nate) Eckert
The venue was beautiful. It is A LOT of work to have a DIY wedding. If we were not given Thursday-Sunday to set up, I do not know what we would have done. And if I did not have the help I had from family and friends, we could not have pulled it off. Lakeview offers a lot of ideas and tips to help with planning. Since we had a summer wedding we were worried about how things are going to stay cold. My dad rented a refrigerator truck to keep ice, water, cup-cakes, beer, wine cold throughout the night because the venue does not have refrigeration. We also brought in fans to help keep air moving. I would recommend this venue to anyone that wants a DIY/outside/countryish style wedding and is prepared to put a lot of work into it or has the $$ to pay for the help!
While my wedding day was absolutely gorgeous, and it took many vendors and people to bring it together, Lakeview Farms was definitely one of the highlights of the day. Deb was great about working with us from the beginning, and was even willing to help us reserve it even though it started to conflict with another bride's tear-down day. She even let us come early for some trial photos with my photographer.
The site is absolutely gorgeous. It does not smell like a farm at all. (On one of my visits before the wedding, it was 96 degrees out, and it was still like standing in a park.) She keeps everything clean, and she's great about working with all of the vendors to make sure everyone is in the right spot at the right time. She also suggests lots of different photo opportunities, so you have a variety of photos from your photographer. Because of the property's spaciousness, there is plenty of room for people to hang out in the barn or to walk around the lake.
I am still getting compliments from my guests about how beautiful the venue is. It is a great price for what you get, and I have highly recommended it to all my friends who are engaged. (It's also great if you are on a budget, because she does not force you to choose any certain vendors, which allows you to bring the ones you want, and she'll work with you if you have any special requests.)
The property is gorgeous. You have the freedom to do what you want. Everyone at the wedding loved the property. There are a lot of places to take amazing pictures. If it is raining the bridal sweet is a perfect place to take pictures. There is many shaded areas and there is a nice breeze from the pond. We even had people fishing in the pond at our wedding. We could not have asked for a better venue to meet our needs.
Loved this place! It was the first place I went to and knew from the minute I saw the barn that I was getting married there! Deb is wonderful and such big help with whatever we needed! The farm is absolutely beautiful and the addition to the barn was such an added bonus!! Wouldn't have wanted anything else for my wedding!!
The farm is absolutely stunning! Deb is more than awesome to work with making sure everything was taken care of. So many people commented on how beautiful the place was and how much fun they had. Would do it there over and over :)
When I first met Deb Snyder at Lakeview Farms in June of 2012, I was amazed at how beautiful the venue was. I had been searching for a rustic venue for my Spring wedding and was struggling to not only find the perfect place, but also a venue that would fit into my budget. I booked the venue within days after my visit to secure my dream venue- Lakeview Farms.
From the initial meeting up to our big day, Deb was amazing to work with. She allowed me to visit the venue several times prior to the wedding so that I could show my parents (who lived out of town) the venue. Deb worked with me on everything and made planning not only easy, but fun.
On the day of the rehearsal dinner and wedding, Deb was available to help with all the final details and she helped me to communicate with our vendors as they set up on the day of our wedding. She even allowed my entire bridal party to walk through her home to accommodate the location we wanted to get married at.
Our day was magical and our guests are still raving about the beautiful venue. From the gorgeous property, to the picture perfect barn, to the unbelievable locations for photos, I can't imagine choosing to get married anywhere else. I know that our day was beautiful, and I hope that me in my dress played a part of that. I also know that the backdrop of the day made our wedding magical.
I recommend this venue to anyone looking for a gorgeous, rustic, and picture perfect venue. You won't be disappointed! Lakeview Farms is absolutely a must see for all couples looking!!! It is a photographer's dream and a bride's dream come TRUE!!!
Shannon, Thank you so much for the great review! I am so happy that you were pleased with your wedding day at Lakeview Farm. You were such a joy to work with. Thanks Deb
I could not be any happier with the service, beauty and my overall experience at Lakeview Farms! The facilities were fantastic and the scenery was absolutely beautiful. The owner of Lakeview was so sweet she was always available to help me and take the time to answer my questions. The most amazing thing happened after my ceremony, which we had outside. After being pronounced husband and wife, the guests applauded and the horses behind us started running. It was so beautiful, like something from a movie! My guests were blown away and are still talking about there experience at our wedding! Many said and I quote " the most beautiful and best wedding they had ever been too." I would absolutely recommended Lakeview Farms to any bride who wants something rustic and magical on her wedding day!
Shannan, Thank you so much for the great review! I really enjoyed working with you. I'm so happy the horse's performed for you too! Best of wishes to you both. Deb
Lakeview Farms was brand-spanking new when I used them for my wedding in September of 2012; I believe we were the 3rd of 4th wedding at the facility.
This venue is one that is a true hidden gem in central PA. With this venue you really get your bang for your buck at a good value. When booking this property you have the option to hold both your ceremony and reception at this location, and with 3 beautiful ceremony sites how can you say no? We chose to use the open field area overlooking the large pond on the property which we found to be accessible for everyone, including the handicap and hard of walking. The rustic barn on the property provides a gorgeous setting for your reception and the big open barn doors and large open windows allow for lots of airflow to keep your guests cool on a warm day. Plus, depending on where you put your dance floor, your guests can dance inside or outside (like ours did). Deb really provides a whole atmosphere for your guests to enjoy, from the ceremony/reception sites, to the fire pit with hay bales and open areas for backyard games. It creates an atmosphere where you and your guests can relax and enjoy the day without worrying about anyone getting bored.
And don't worry about rushing to get in/get set up and get out before another bridal party comes in. When you book the location, it's yours for the entire weekend. We were able to begin setting up Thursday evening some, more Friday, held our rehearsal there Friday night, had the venue most of the day Saturday for the festivities and were able to send family back Sunday for clean up.
Another plus- Deb allows brides to use any caterers and DJ's they like, which most venues do not allow. Great money saver for those watching costs!
The only downfall I found was that we didn't have enough time pre-wedding for getting dressed and having some pictures taken before the wedding started. We had a 4 pm wedding but were unable to arrive until 1 pm to begin getting dressed. It was understandable because the venue is also the owners home, but it created a small ripple in our picture taking. We had enough time to get the girls in, dressed and some photos taken before the guys came to do the same. Unfortunately my husband and his groomsmen didn't get a lot of pictures done before hand. We wanted to try and get them out of the way so we could focus on group pictures post ceremony and not keep our guests waiting too long.
Overall though I have to say that Deb really did a great job for being a new wedding venue owner and has really shown great attention to her brides. Her policies are easy to read and follow, and she really stresses keeping things simple for her brides so they can focus on the most important thing- enjoying the most magical day of their lives.
I know that my husband and I could not be more thankful for finding this venue and thank Deb for providing a wonderful experience and a lifetime of memories for not only us, but our guests as well- our friends and family are STILL talking about how great of a wedding it was!
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Have it your way. Have it all ! The perfect farm setting is waiting for you, now customize it to your lifestyle. Enjoy the freedom to create a venue setting that will be remembered for a lifetime. Gorgeous setting, water features, fantastic photographic opportunities await you.
- Price Range: $$
- Amenities: Indoor Ceremony Area, On the Water, Onsite Parking, Outdoor Ceremony Area, Outdoor Reception Area, Outside Caterers Allowed, Wheelchair Accessible
- Capacity: Up to 250
- Style: Mansion/Historic Site, Unusual/Alternative
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