About this Vendor
A Timeless Start to Your New Tomorrows.
Rustic. Romantic. Elegant. Perfect words to describe the new, beautiful Stoltzfus Homestead & Gardens. Featuring a truly restored Grand Barn from the 1800's, lovely wedding garden, lighted outdoor lounge area and stunning bridal room. Schedule your site visit to discover a venue like none other.
Amenities + Details
Outdoor - Not Covered
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$$ – Affordable
Barn, Garden, Historic Venue, Park, Tented
Food + Catering, Planning, Rentals + Equipment, Service Staff
If I could give this venue more than 5 stars, I would! Our daughter got married last October there and our family and friends are still raving about it. Dawn and Brian, the owners, took care of every detail and gave us a wonderful day to remember. The homestead offers so much for guests to enjoy. Our daughter got married in the tobacco barn and the guests actually gasps when the barn doors opened; no one was expecting such a dramatic entrance. Dawn was our wedding coordinator and the day wouldn't have gone as well as it did without her! Brian took care of everything else. If you want a team that you can trust to help plan and carry out your dream wedding, then Dawn and Brian are the team to do it. The Homestead is magical and your guests will truly enjoy themselves without you having to worry. Their recommend vendors were top of the line too. Their florist did an amazing job with the flowers! You will not be disappointed going with Stoltzfus; the staff, the venue and the price will make you happy.
Stoltzfus Homestead and Gardens has the most beautiful and well kept grounds of all the venues we visited in our search for the perfect setting for our daughters wedding. I am a landscaper, and as soon as I stepped on the grounds I was impressed with the beautifully manicured lawns and landscaped areas. Brian and Dawn Waltman were wonderful to work with. The vendors they recommend are awesome and their attention to detail made our daughters wedding vision a reality.
Oh the Homestead! The most beautiful and perfect venue for our fall wedding! My fiancé and I got engaged in July of 2017 and immediately began looking for the perfect venue in Lancaster. We found Stoltzfus Homestead and Gardens online and knew we needed to schedule a visit (as the pictures online were amazing). Dawn Waltman replied to our email very promptly and was so flexible in scheduling a day and time to show us the venue. When we arrived to the Homestead, we immediately fell in love with the beauty of the preserved barns, silo, flowers/plants, pond and corn crib! When we left the Homestead, we knew this was the place where we wanted to get married. We were sold on its beauty immediately!! We worked with Dawn Waltman, who is the absolute definition of AMAZING! She listened to us and respected all of our wants and desires for our wedding and made it happen! We were at ease on our wedding day because we knew Dawn had everything under control! There was no stress and we could actually enjoy our special day! Hooray! Such a blessing! We strongly encourage you to check out Stoltzfus Homestead and Gardens for your wedding, family gathering, company picnic, etc.! The staff are amazing to work with and so, so, SO good at what they do! Thank you Stoltzfus Homestead and Gardens for making our dream wedding come true! Jason & Danette Parker
When we started looking for a venue, we were so excited that Stoltzfus Homestead & Gardens had our date available! From the very beginning Dawn was incredibly helpful and knowledgeable in what they’ve seen that works and things that don’t. They have a list of vendors that they work with on a regular basis and we found that very helpful! We chose all of our vendors from that list and could not be happier! Our wedding day was perfect and stress free! Their coordinators are so detailed and organized that we didn’t have to worry about anything. The tobacco barn and grand barn are absolutely beautiful. We are so happy that we chose Stoltzfus Homestead and Gardens for our wedding day, could not be happier!
After looking at 3 wedding venues, Stoltzfus was the 4th and final venue we toured. Within minutes we knew it was the "one". It was exactly what we were looking for, and better than we could have even dreamed. We worked closely with Dawn, Brian and Megan Waltman and our day of coordinator also named Dawn who helped us come up with ever perfect detail. As a couple who had no idea where to begin with wedding planning Stoltzfus made the process easy and fun! We cannot say enough good things about this venue and team. If we could do the entire thing over again we wouldn't change a thing!!! <3
This venue isn’t perfect for a elegant yet rustic wedding. The staff is so friendly and makes you feel like part of the family. They were so helpful and made my day perfect without hiccups! Love them !
It's clear to see the jaw-dropping beauty The Homestead has, but that's not even what begins to make it special. The owners, Dawn & Brian Waltman, are invested in your marriage, getting to know you, and making sure your day is as stress free and flawless as possible. They are the kindest people and want nothing but to keep you smiling throughout the wedding planning process which isn't always the smoothest. Book your wedding at Stoltzfus and I promise you you will not regret it!
My husband and I chose Stoltzfus Homestead and Gardens, because it fit exactly what we were looking for. The rustic barns, and the country backdrop was everything that we could ever ask for. Dawn & Brian Waltman, the owners, were very flexible and were very helpful. There wasn't one thing that was out of place, or that we were not happy with. We would definitely recommend them to another couple!
If I could give this venue more stars, I would. Every single aspect of the day (and leading up to it, and after) was perfect. The staff at Stoltzfus Homestead makes sure you are in the know and on track throughout the entire wedding planning process. Their wedding coordinators are so caring and on point, they truly make the day so much better. And on top of all of that, the venue is absolutely GORGEOUS in every way. And everything is right there. I loved having my wedding at Stoltzfus and would not have changed a thing. I highly recommend any bride looking for that rustic touch or just something truly beautiful with a natural edge check out this venue. They are amazing.
My wedding was nothing short of perfection here at the homestead. Dawn B. was my day of coordinator and she was simply amazing!!! I felt complete peace and was totally relaxed knowing she was taking care of everything. Dawn and Brian were incredible from the time we met them all the way through. If you chose to get married at the homestead you will not have to worry about a single thing! The tobacco barn is where we had our ceremony, because to me that space is so unique and beautiful and I think our guests fell in love with it as well. I loved every single thing about our wedding at the homestead and I highly recommend choosing them for your wedding day!!
From the moment we stepped onto the beautiful Homestead property and met Brian and Dawn we knew that we would be totally taken care before, during and after my daughter's wedding. They were supportive, responsive and patient with our many questions and open to all ideas in making her vision for the day come to fruition. Our "day of" coordinator was amazing and took great care to make sure that every detail was as it should be. She had a happy and calming demeanor that radiated to all of us. We used several of the suggested vendors on their list with confidence as the Homestead has such a high standard and only recommends the best. Our family received many comments and texts the following day from guests saying they had never been to such an amazing wedding or venue. I highly recommend Stoltzfus Homestead and Gardens!
The venue and the people who run it were absolutely amazing. As the father of the bride I had a very watchful eye on every detail of my daughters wedding because it was arguably the best day of her life and without any reservation, I would highly recommend Stotzfus Homestead and Gardens!
Dawn and Brian are super helpful, and the entire venue is gorgeous! I was able to communicate with Dawn via email anytime I needed a question answered, or thought of an idea. She is very prompt in her response time. I felt so at ease by the time the wedding arrived! Our guests LOVED the venue, and we were able to personalize our ceremony however we wanted. They watched the weather so closely, and were able to work around the rain we had. Everything went off without a hitch! I definitely recommend!
Stoltzfus Homestead and Gardens is the perfect place to hold the perfect wedding. Everyone was amazing to work with. The landscaping is done to perfection, the two barns that are available are wonderfully restored, and the bridal suite is perfect. Every crazy and unique idea that my daughter came up with was welcomed and perfectly executed. They made her special day a wonderful reality.
We had a perfect wedding experience at Stoltzfuz Homestead. The venue is simply lovely with immaculate grounds and includes a main barn and a smaller one perfect for cocktails or as a place to exchange vows, or use one of the two outdoor staging areas as we did. There's also a nice shaded garden which is where we had our cocktails. The bridal and groomsmen's rooms were very nice. The Main Barn is so beautiful in a simply elegant way that we did very little decorating other than centerpieces and the place looked amazing. Weather cooperated and we were able to dine with barn doors open, allowing guests to move easily between reception activities inside and out. Beautiful fire pit surrounded by soft comfortable chairs. We used own caterer, but I'm sure those on the venue's preferred list is of the highest quality, like everything else here Dawn and Brian were perfect hosts, providing a most personable and gentle hand to keep everything on track and taking care of every conceivable detail, from picking up lunch to suggesting to my wife, the mother-of-the-bride, to quietly take in the venue before the start of festivities. A great venue staffed by great people
Stoltzfus Homestead was our dream wedding venue and the day couldn't have gone any better. The venue and barns are so gorgeous that you can save your money on decorations if you want. The structures speak for themselves and do not need much else! Rustic yet modern, glamorous yet fun. All of our guests said they had a blast. We were lucky with perfect weather and could have the barn door open allowing for a nice breeze while dancing. Outside, guests were hanging out on the lawn playing games or sitting by the fire making s'mores. There's really something to keep everyone entertained and happy, which we loved! One of the best parts of the venue are the people. Dawn and Brian were the most considerate people you'll ever meet and went above and beyond to help us with whatever we needed on our wedding day. They treat you like family but at the same time are extremely professional and organized and have everything down to a science. That being said, they were flexible and all about the bride & groom and what they wanted, even if that meant skipping or altering some traditional things they might typically do. I sent Dawn about a million emails over the 1.5 years of our engagement and she always answered them promptly and sweetly. I wasn't thrilled with their preferred caterers but it didn't seem like a big deal to bring in someone else (just a fee). You also have to use their bartenders which might be a little pricier than others but they were awesome. Overall, I would highly recommend this venue, especially if you want your wedding to be FUN! It was the best day ever, largely made possible by their wonderful staff. I would have my wedding there again in a heartbeat!
Stoltzfus Homestead and Gardens is such an amazing place with very amazing people. We looked at a couple venues before visiting the Homestead and I knew as soon as we arrived that this was the place we wanted to get married. We fell in love with the beautiful grounds and landscaping, the old restored barns, the history, the fire pit – it immediately felt special to us. As a very detail-oriented/stressed bride I had TONS of questions, but Dawn W. was there to help me every step of the way. I must have sent the poor woman hundreds of emails and she responded to each one with ease. She made the entire process easy and fun; she truly is an amazing person. The day of our wedding finally came and our day of event coordinator “the other Dawn B.” made sure everything went smoothly. There were a couple hiccups along the way but Dawn and her team went above and beyond to make sure everything was perfect and that I was as stress free as possible. She kept everyone on schedule, but also allowed my “husband” and I to have some special time to ourselves in the mix of all chaos – which was very important to us on our wedding day. Everyone on staff was amazing and I really appreciate everyone who helped us on our special day. The venue itself was gorgeous and they made every detail of our special day come true. This is truly an amazing place and the people who work there are very special people. I would highly recommend this venue to everyone. They will make your dreams come true and your day and day to remember.
As the mother of a bride, I don’t have enough good things to say about Stoltzfus Homestead and Gardens. Dawn was incredible and really listened to our ideas. She was very flexible and helped us create the kind of day our daughter always dreamed of. The day of the wedding she was attuned to every detail and calmly made sure everything went as planned. Her warmth and support added so much to the day. The grounds of the Homestead are gorgeous and is the barns and the bridal suite. The venue is so relaxed and personal. I would highly recommend this venue to any engaged couple looking for a day specially created for them.
My family and I can not say enough about how amazing Stoltzfus Homestead and Gardens is. My wedding was absolutely perfect and I have them to thank for that. Everything went great and even the one hiccup we had they were there to fix it before anyone noticed. You feel during the whole process that they are part of your family and willing to do anything you need. Also their Vendor list gives an amazing range of styles all being top class. I promise if you book them for your wedding you will not be disappointed.
Amazing! The entire staff at Stoltzfus is wonderful from start to finish. They are such a professional yet fun loving group, it's impossible to have a bad time there!
Stoltzfus Homestead and Gardens was such an amazing venue! I knew as soon as we went to look and the venue it was where I wanted to get married. We met Dawn and had an instant connection, she followed up with everything throughout our journey. As it got closer to the wedding, we learned she was going to be our coordinator. I cannot even begin to explain how lucky we were to have her as our coordinator. She went above and beyond to do everything to make our day so fantastic! All of our guests told us how great she was and couldn't believe how perfect everything went! The sun come out, which allowed our guests to play lawn games, enjoy the fire pit, and the great landscape the venue has to offer. We are so thrilled that we were able to have our wedding at such an amazing venue with an amazing coordinator and husband who really took care of us!
What can I say? This venue has it all. It was the perfect setting for our wedding. We were looking for a laid back setting to mirror our laid back attitudes and this place did not disappoint. It is hard to decide what was more perfect - the venue or our wedding coordinator Dawn. She was amazing and made sure that our special day went off without a hitch. One minute she was an on point organizer, the next our therapist! I couldn't imagine doing the wedding anywhere else or with any other coordinator. If you're looking for a place to takeaway the stuffiness of a normal wedding without giving up any of the charm - this is the place!
We held our daughter’s wedding and reception at Stoltzfus Homestead and Gardens, and we could not have been happier. The venue is lovely with beautiful barns and grounds. The staff did everything possible to make things happen the way that we wanted. From our initial visits to the day of, everyone was taken care of terrifically. I cannot speak too highly of the place and the folks who run it. We feel so fortunate to have found them, and the day turned out perfectly. We highly recommend Stoltzfus Homestead and Gardens!
My eldest daughter didn't want a cookie-cutter wedding and wanted a venue that could accommodate a not-quite-traditional wedding with traditional touches. When we found Stoltzfus we knew we'd found the perfect match. We could not have asked for a better place and more wonderful people to work with. The wedding coordinator, site manager and day-of-coordinator are among the kindest and most generous folks I've ever met while at the same time being totally professional. It is clear they are authentically glad to be part of people's wedding experience and will go out of their way to help make it exactly the kind of experience you want for both you and all of your guests. The site itself is beautiful. The photos give you a hint but I'd highly suggest visiting the place to get the full force of the quiet elegance and fun vibe that seems to grow out of the ground there. We were able to hold the ceremony outside, but knew that in case it rained or was too cold, we could easily move the ceremony inside their lovely Tobacco Barn and not feel the slightest disappointment. We chose venders from their recommended lists and were extremely pleased. The coordinators care very much about the experience that everyone has and so make sure that the vendors they recommend have the same commitment to high quality and an affordable price that they do. Any concerns and anxieties that may have been felt by the bride or groom, or their parents, were laid to rest in the best ways possible. As a first time Mother -of-the-Bride I had a ton of questions and Dawn was very responsive, proactive and reassuring. She was a delight to work with! I find myself hoping my other children will want to get married there!
Getting married can be crazy and stressful! My husband and I began our search for our wedding venue and the homestead was our first stop. We toured the venue and all it's amenities with Brian. He was extremely personable and super knowledgeable, it was as if he was showing us around his own home. We fell in love immediately with the picturesque backdrop of the grand barn and highly anticipated the new tobacco barn which hadn't even been built yet. We knew that the homestead was the perfect backdrop for our wedding and didn't leave the tour without handing over our deposit. As we embarked on a year of planning and working with Brian, Dawn, Charlie and Liz we were always so impressed with their ability to make a couple feel special rather than just another bride and groom caught up in the mix of another wedding season. Their attention to detail and keen advice spoke of their experience, without their aid and input our day would not have been possible. But our day was everything we wanted and more! Their vendor recommendations really helped make planning and booking a piece of cake! When the big day finally arrived they worked rigorously to make sure it went off without a hitch. Even with a few curve balls the day of they were quick to accommodate any last requests as well as remedy any day of issues. The effort and dedication of the homestead staff is what makes them special and unique. They are truly invested in their profession and the couples they work with. All of our guests loved our venue and still speak highly of it months after the wedding. If you are a bride and are on the fence about booking with the homestead, look no further! Stoltzfus Homestead and Gardens is a true gem amongst wedding venues!