13 Small Wedding Venues in Pennsylvania Filled With Charm, Style and Taste

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Updated Apr 04, 2024

Picture this: You and a few dozen of your closest friends and family gather at a small, charming spot for you and your love to exchange vows. As you search for the best small wedding venues in Pennsylvania, you'll find options in the mountains of the Lehigh Valley, the bustling city center of Pittsburgh and everything in between. Small wedding venues allow you to focus on intimate details and relationships with your soon-to-be-spouse and guests. We hope this list will help you do just that as you figure out planning your intimate wedding.

The Stone Mill 1972 in Glenville, Pennsylvania

The Stone Mill 1972
Photo: The Stone Mill 1972

Tucked within 10 acres of rolling hills sits The Stone Mill 1972, one of the more intimate small wedding venues in York, PA. Once a stop of the underground railroad, the beautifully preserved 18th-century details pair seamlessly with this spot's natural beauty. There are numerous ceremony locations sprinkled on the grounds, including a streamside meadow and a landscaped garden. Afterwards, you can retire to the outdoor tent with a Brazilian Walnut floor or inside the Mill for smaller groups. Led by industry veterans, this venue is replete with details to make your day everything it should be.

Guest Capacity: 60 inside the Mill, 175 outside

The Tyng Room at Hotel Palomar in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Kimpton Palomar

Hotel Palomar Philadelphia is renowned for hosting beautiful weddings, and the Kimpton Hotel has a spot perfect for intimate affairs as well. After holding your ceremony in the gardens at nearby John F. Collins Park or in the hotel's renovated penthouse ballroom, small weddings can head to the Tyng Room for a plated dinner or cocktail hour. With modern yet cozy seating and a breathtaking view of the city, this is a gem among small wedding venues in Philadelphia, PA.

Guest Capacity: 40 seated, 60 cocktail style seating

The Grand Bank in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

The Grand Bank wedding venue
Photo: The Grand Bank

Perhaps the most unique venue on our list of the best small wedding venues in PA, The Grand Bank in Ashley has been transformed from a First National Bank to a one-of-a-kind wedding venue. Staying true to its roots, guests will enjoy the marble pillars, enormous bank vault, teller stations that now serve as bars and the safe deposit box viewing room photo booth. Created by a wedding planner, this space has thought through it all. While the venue can hold up to 80 wedding guests, it offers excellent pricing for elopements and micro weddings with less than 50 people.

Guest Capacity: 80

Robin Hill Park in Moon Township, Pennsylvania

Robin Hill Park wedding venue in Pennsylvania
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If you're looking for small wedding venues near Pittsburgh, PA, Robin Hill Park fits the bill. Just northwest of the city, this incredibly budget-friendly venue has two buildings for rent. The Robin Hill Carriage House holds 44 people and has two seating areas, a kitchen and solarium. The Robin Hill Center, with its classic brick exterior, is perfect for weddings with up to 60 guests and has easy access to adjacent patios, lawns, a gazebo and the Fleur de Lune garden. Beautiful brick walkways and wooden accents round out the charm of this spot, making it one of the most darling small outdoor wedding venues in Pennsylvania that won't put you over budget.

Guest Capacity: 60

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Casablanca: A Right Start Venue in Coatesville, Pennsylvania

Casablanca wedding venue in Pennsylvania
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A highly-customizable space, Casablanca is top of its class when it comes to boho chic and rustic wedding venues. The white-washed brick walls and intimate industrial feel can be minimalist or decorated to create the bespoke wedding you've dreamt of. With encompassing views, this is one of the top small wedding venues in Chester County, PA, especially as it offers a variety of rental options to fit any budget. Led by a passionate team, this Right Start Venue has few restrictions and minimums to help accommodate all your ideas.

Guest Capacity: 70

The 7th Floor Terrace at Bok in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Bok wedding venue in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Mixing art deco and alternative styles, Bok is a former technical high school that has turned into a workshop and event space for movers, shakers and makers in Philadelphia. While it has plenty of large spaces, the 7th floor terrace has enormous glass windows and doors showing off the iconic city skyline alongside the classic architecture. Able to hold up to 40 guests in this cozy space, there are plenty of other little spots to add-on for an immersive wedding experience.

Guest Capacity: 40

The Cork Factory Hotel in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

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Radiating with warmth and comfort is The Cork Factory Hotel, an urban venue that is equal parts honest, authentic and welcoming. One of the more cozy small wedding venues in Lancaster, PA, it has 93 guest rooms and suites, allowing this spot to easily turn into a weekend wedding destination that no one will want to leave, especially with the farm-to-fork Cork & Cap Restaurant at your doorstep. While the Warehouse and Ballroom areas can hold between 300 and 120 guests, respectively, for a banquet, there are numerous smaller rooms, such as the Assembly Room, Baker's Table and 1865 room ready for intimate gatherings. With an onsite pastry team, exposed beams, numerous fireplaces and a plethora of natural light, this is truly one of our favorite small, intimate wedding venues in PA.

Guest Capacity (Banquet Style): 50 in the Assembly Room, 40 in The Baker's Table, 30 in the 1865 Room.

The Studio Hall at Pump House B&B in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania

Pump House Weddings and B&B in Pennsylvania
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Campfires, on-site accommodations and a beautifully restored reception hall are just a few of the perks awaiting you at The Pump House B&B in Bloomsburg, one of our favorite small rustic wedding venues in Pennsylvania. This location uses a sustainable approach, meaning you can feel good about the environmental impact your event has. The Brick Barn Hall can hold up to 160 guests, but for smaller affairs, consider the Studio Hall that accommodates 75. With artwork from Doug Hopkins, an artist featured on This Old House, this spot is perfect for a couple desiring a creative and personal wedding. Right outside, there is room for yard games, s'mores, followed by a farm fresh breakfast the next morning. This all comes on top of an expansive property with lush greenery, flowing creeks and rustic charm. This feels like everything you'd want when planning a Pennsylvania wedding.

Guest Capacity: 75

The Sayre Mansion in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

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Both lovely and elegant, The Sayre Mansion is an urban venue that provides a "home away from home" feel. Weddings under 20 guests are held in either the Dining Room or Asa Packer Room, a rich space with exposed beams and classic Pennsylvania stone walls. The in-house caterer is renowned for her superb menus, while a plethora of other wedding essentials are provided, like a two-tier cake, linens, chairs and bar package. The onsite-accommodations, including the Conservatory, a room with a 180-degree birds eye view of Bethlehem, easily allows you to turn your intimate celebration into a full weekend to remember. This venue truly showcases the best that small wedding venues in the Lehigh Valley of PA can offer.

Guest Capacity: 20 in the Asa Packer Room or Dining Room, 25-150 from May to October with Tented Terrace

The Inn at Westwynd Farm in Hummelstown, Pennsylvania

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Photo: The Inn at Westwynd Farm

The Inn at Westwynd Farm offers 32 acres of luxury near Hershey, Pennsylvania, making it a favorite among small wedding venues in Central PA. Mixing the serene setting with simple elegance, this bed and breakfast provides a romantic getaway for small weddings of up to 20 guests. The package includes a cake, bouquet, champagne toast as well as an officiant and professional photos, making this a wonderfully budget-friendly option for small wedding venues near Harrisburg, PA. The Inn has plenty of board games, farm animals and beautiful natural spots to sit and enjoy the sunset in the country.

Guest Capacity: 20

The Historic Powel House & Garden in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Historic Powel House & Garden wedding venue in PA
Photo: Historic Powel House & Garden

Do you want to dine and dance like George Washington did hundreds of years ago? Then host your wedding at the Powel House, an exquisitely kept Georgian townhouse in Philadelphia. Ornate carvings can be seen throughout the house and attached gardens alongside the stunning craftsmanship. The historic home's second floor ballroom can host a seated dinner of up to 40 guests after a garden ceremony. For groups larger than 40, add a tent to the outdoor garden to make it accommodate up to 100 friends and family.

Guest Capacity: 40 inside, 100 outside

Bedford Springs Resort in Bedford, Pennsylvania

Bedford Springs Resort wedding venue
Photo: Bedford Springs Resort

Tucked in the Allegheny Mountains, the Bedford Springs Resort provides all the amenities of a large getaway while making intimate weddings feel right at home. While various spaces can seat up to 200 guests, small weddings of up to 60 can be held outside in the rustic and chic Mill or inside in one of nearly a dozen charming rooms. The onsite spa, golf course, fine dining options and historic tours give guests plenty to do after they relax in one of the Omni Hotel's exquisite hotel rooms. Bedford Springs offers an elopement package for up to 20 guests and a winter wedding package for couples hoping to save a bit on their budget.

Guest Capacity: 60 in The Mill, 30-240 in various rooms and ballrooms inside

Promise Ridge in the Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania

Promise Ridge in the Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania
Photo: Celebrant Alisa Tongg / Promise Ridge

At the home of Celebrant Alisa Tongg is Promise Ridge, a micro-wedding venue that truly brings the magic to your moment. An immensely private space tucked on a ridge overlooking the Appalachian Trail, Promise Ridge gives wedding celebrations of up to 20 people a stunning and personal space to enjoy one of the most beautiful spots in Pennsylvania while they exchange vows. Available to book from mid-May to mid-October, this venue needs little else to feel like a fairytale.

Guest Capacity: 20

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