Historic Rock Ford Plantation

Lancaster, PA

Capacity: 201-250 | WEBSITE | PHONE

About this Vendor

Historic Rock Ford Plantation

Rock Ford Plantation is the circa 1794 home of the Revolutionary War General Edward Hand, a National Register historic site that will provide you with a wedding reception venue that will make your special day truly historic! The restored 18th-century barn and grounds at Rock Ford Plantation are available to rent for weddings and receptions, providing the most outstanding venue for historic barn weddings in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Situated on 33 picturesque acres surrounded by gardens, woodlands, the Conestoga River, and General Hand's mansion, our historic barn can seat up to 110 guests while larger groups can be accommodated with an adjacent outdoor tent. The barn has charming rustic features such as colonial-style lanterns, original hand-hewn beams, and stone interior walls.

Amenities + Details

  • Handicap Accessible

  • Indoor

  • Outdoor - Covered

  • Reception Area

For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.

Price Range

$$ – Affordable

Venue Capacity



Barn, Historic Venue, Museum, Tented


Contact Info

881 Rockford Road, Lancaster, PA (717) 799-8751

Reviewed on 5/29/2017 Andrew B

Rock Ford was a beautiful setting with great support for our daughter's wedding. Could not have asked for more!

Reviewed on 5/07/2017 Emily C

We loved having Rock Ford Plantation as our venue for our ceremony and reception! The staff was responsive and easy to work with, and we were able to put our own touch on things. The day was gorgeous and the place was gorgeous!

Reviewed on 2/23/2017 Lindsay M

We LOVED having Rockford Plantation as the venue for our wedding! It was such a beautiful setting and we enjoyed having the flexibility to make our day exactly how we wanted it. The ability to set up the day before and tear down the day after, was a huge stress-reliever. Nancy... Read More was so kind and such a pleasure to work with leading up to the wedding. My husband and I were extremely happy with Rockford Plantation and are so glad we got married there!

Reviewed on 11/12/2017 B L

What a beautiful venue! You have the place for the whole weekend, no rushing in or out, so private and serene!

Reviewed on 8/02/2017 Sam G

What a great place to have our wedding! We were allowed an entire day just to set up our wedding and an entire day to tear down. We had the wedding of our dreams and still stayed within our budget. The atmosphere was fantastic and added bonus we had deer walking in the field... Read More next to us the day of our wedding!

Reviewed on 11/14/2016 Eron S

This location was perfect for our wedding day. Our ceremony was in front of the historic house which provided a beautiful backdrop to our wedding. The barn was perfect for our 100 guests. We loved being able to set up the barn on Friday and that we had the choice to come back... Read More Sunday to clean up. Definitely a wonderful location for any wedding.

Reviewed on 7/15/2016 Becca M

This venue was absolutely everything we wanted and dreamed of for both our ceremony and reception. Nancy is also amazing to work with! Beautiful place and great staff....great place for your special day and affordable too.

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Reviewed on 7/22/2015 Andrea O

The Historic Rockford Plantation was a beautiful setting for my wedding. The barn is perfect for smaller wedding while those with a larger guest list can be accommodated with outside services.


Reviewed on 10/11/2014 Dana M

Great location, very flexible with set up and take down which is greatly appreciated by the DIY bride! If tour weather permits skip the tent and let the barn be your backdrop. Tables and chairs provided just and over all no frills great venue.

Perfect Venue for me

Reviewed on 11/19/2012 Megan K

Rockford Plantation is a great venue for do-it-yourselfers! It is beautiful, especially if you are going a bit "rustic" in your theme. We saved a lot of money having our wedding during the "off season" and when renting we got access to the venue the whole weekend... Read More (Friday-Sunday)! So we were able to set up most everything the day before and finish clean up the day after to really just enjoy our wedding day! This is a venue where you either want to do a lot yourself or hire a wedding coordinator as the venue itself does not have someone there to assist the day of your wedding. It was perfect for us!


Reviewed on 11/08/2011 Detra D

Rock Ford Plantation is a very historic, secluded venue that you will not be disappointed with! It is outside of Lancaster city, but found in the local community park. The plantation is a lot of "do it yourself" but there is much flexibility to make your wedding day exactly... Read More how you envisioned it! Would recommend Rock Ford to anyone who wants to be totally in charge of all the plans and activities that are associated with the wedding! There is a historic plantation home and barn that is absolutely gorgeous for a wedding ceremony and reception! Everyone attending will be completely impressed!


Reviewed on 5/19/2011 Joyce S

We booked the place for all weekend, we have everything we needed, was perfect!!!