12 Winter Wedding Venues in Pennsylvania for a Scenic Celebration

Check out this guide for some of PA’s most magical venues come wintertime.
Taylor Carson - The Knot Contributor.
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Taylor Carson
Taylor Carson - The Knot Contributor.
Taylor Carson
The Knot Contributor
  • Taylor writes wedding venue roundups for The Knot.
  • Taylor was formerly the Assistant Managing Editor at Philadelphia magazine, and she continues to freelance for Philadelphia’s lifestyle and wedding verticals.
  • She received her degree in journalism, with a minor in English, from Temple University.
Updated May 21, 2024

If you're from Pennsylvania's tri-state area and you love the holiday season, cold weather, the snow or festive scenery, throwing a winter wedding is a no-brainer. And when it comes to winter wedding venues in PA, a state spanning more than 46,000 square miles, there's no shortage of options at your disposal that are perfect for the season.

Depending on your location, Pennsylvania's landscape boasts farmland, rolling hills, mountains, woods, lakes, cityscapes and more. This means that, in the Keystone State, you also aren't limited in the types of wedding venues available to you—even in the colder months. (And many may even come at a discounted price because you're throwing a wedding in what is still considered the off-season.)

Before booking a venue, browse 12 wonderful Pennsylvania winter wedding venues, from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh and many towns in between.

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Union Trust in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia's Union Trust is perfect for couples looking to throw a city ballroom wedding in the colder months. The reputable location is operated by Finley Catering, an equally well-established wedding planning service. Union Trust's stunning interiors, featuring grand arched windows, 65-foot ceilings and a mezzanine, make it a picturesque setting for your big day year-round—and especially when freezing temperatures may keep you indoors.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 180

Riverdale Manor in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Lancaster's Riverdale Manor sits on a six-acre property boasting manicured grounds that are pretty all year long. When you rent the manor for your wedding day, you get exclusive access to the property for eight hours, which includes two hours for setup, five hours for your event and one hour for cleanup. The rental also comes with tables and black chiavari chairs. As an added perk, the winter wedding venue in Lancaster, PA offers a "winter white" special from January through mid-March.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 200

Wintergarden at PPG Place in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The aptly named Wintergarden at PPG Place is another urban-chic venue great for winter weddings. Why? At this winter wedding venue in Pittsburg, PA, you, your new spouse and your loved ones will celebrate in an 8,000-square-foot plant-filled, glass-enclosed event space. In other words, you may not be outside, but you'll have the next best thing—plus access to an on-site team to handle setup, teardown, tables, linens, chairs, your custom winter menu and more.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 300

Moonstone Manor in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania

Moonstone Manor is another picturesque manor venue—this one dating back to 1742—as lovely in the winter as it is in the spring, summer and fall. From mid-November to mid-April, Moonstone Manor hosts eight-hour indoor weddings for a rate of $2,500 plus tax. The indoor wedding package gives couples access to all common areas on the first floor, including the formal dining rooms, study and sunroom.

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  • Guest Capacity: Up to 34 (in the formal dining rooms; an additional eight to 10 guests can be seated in the study)

Historic Hotel Bethlehem in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Historic Hotel Bethlehem—a consistent Best of Weddings winner and 2023's number-one historic hotel in America, according to USA Today—is a lovely wedding venue for Pennsylvania's chilliest season. The hotel features a grand ballroom, three wedding packages, wedding planning and catering services and an atmosphere described as perfect for wintertime celebrations. To add to its charm, the hotel is located within the area's Historic National Landmark District. It's also a beautiful option for a Christmas wedding venue.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 250

The Lodge at Mountain Springs Lake in Reeders, Pennsylvania

What's more appropriate for a winter wedding than a lodge venue? The Lodge at Mountain Springs Lake is such a venue, located in Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains. Here, to-be-weds can enjoy 325 acres of serenity, knowing your event is the only one being held that day. In addition to its event spaces, the family-run resort venue has a spa room, a gathering suite and a honeymoon cottage suite.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 200

Aldie Mansion in Doylestown, Pennsylvania

Bucks County's Aldie Mansion, a 20th-century English country estate, is another winter wedding venue in PA. The great hall's grandeur is emulated by its hand-carved staircase, decorated doors, fireplaces and leaded glass windows—the venue even describes itself as "reminiscent of the luxurious Great Gatsby style of the Roaring Twenties." Rental fees range from $2,600 to $6,500 depending on the time of year, and the fee provides you with exclusive use of the mansion and grounds for five hours (aka 10 acres of photo opportunities), a year-round climate-controlled reception space and more.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 220

The Lake House Inn in Perkasie, Pennsylvania

The Lake House Inn, in Perkasie, describes itself as a European-inspired overnight wedding destination a short drive from New York and Philadelphia. The lakefront venue provides accommodations for 30 to 40 guests for your wedding night. From November to April, the rental fee—which includes food, beverages, optional overnight lodging, a fire pit and your after-party—comes at a discounted price. What's more, Friday to Sunday celebrations are available in January, February and early March, making it a lovely option for your winter Pennsylvania wedding getaway.

  • Guest Capacity: 300+ (30-40 overnight)

Ballroom at the Ben in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

For another quintessential city ballroom option, look no further than Finley Catering's Ballroom at the Ben. The venue brings enough opulence that you won't feel the need to be outdoors on your wedding day—the perfect setting for a wedding when it's cold outside. And if you're a movie buff looking for another reason to marry here, it just so happens to be the location where Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence danced in Silver Linings Playbook.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 385 (150 minimum)

Rusty Rail Brewing Company in Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania

In Pennsylvania's Susquehanna River Valley, Rusty Rail Brewing Company is a restored rustic event venue and the largest brewpub in Central Pennsylvania. Throughout its spaces, Rusty Rail features original hardwood floors, exposed brick, 15-foot ceilings and hand-painted murals. For weddings, the establishment offers three packages, professional event planners, chef-inspired cuisine, a planning timeline and checklist and luxury suites for overnight lodging.

  • Guest Capacity: 120 (Pardee Room); 250 (Great Room)

Bear Creek Mountain Resort in Macungie, Pennsylvania

Bear Creek Mountain Resort is a lodge resort open year-round for skiing, snowboarding and dining, located on a massive 330 wooded acres. For weddings, highlights at Bear Creek include three ballrooms, plenty of rooms and suites to stay in overnight, an on-site spa and more. Rental fees, which vary based on the ballroom you choose, include a hardwood dance floor, linens, china, glassware, flatware, day-of setup, coordination, cleanup and storage.

  • Guest Capacity: 250 (Mountain Ballroom), 180 (Lodge Ballroom), 160 (Woodland Ballroom)

Woodloch Resort in Hawley, Pennsylvania

Another Pocono Mountain resort option is the highly-rated Woodloch Resort. At this all-inclusive winter wedding venue in Pennsylvania, you'll work with a personal coordinator to bring your dream wedding to life—whether that be an elopement, a full-scale destination wedding or a vow renewal. Woodloch's interiors, featuring fireplaces, chandeliers and more, play wonderfully into a winter aesthetic and will have you and your new spouse feeling cozy and loved up during your special day.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 250

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