We first stayed at The Lodges at Gettysburg for our One Year Anniversary. It was too soon for us to discuss things like marriage and a wedding, but as we strolled through the breathtaking grounds, taking in the stunning sight of the lake, we bo...
th said to each other that we could definitely picture exchanging vows at that very spot. A couple of years later, Chris asked for my hand in marriage and immediately the questions started; when's the big day? did you find your dress? what colors are you considering? We had absolutely no answers except for one: we would be getting married at The Lodges at Gettysburg.
We didn't look anywhere else, the moment we started planning, we sent an email to The Lodges and instantly were contacted with answers, packages, and collateral to consider. I cannot say this enough: Beth was an absolute pleasure to work with! She answered every single one of my questions quickly, accurately, and calmed all of my concerns throughout the entire process! Even though we live three hours away, the planning process was pain free. She kept us on schedule, provided suggestions, coordinated her team, and overall made our wedding as stress free as possible.
This was both of our first weddings, but I've helped my friends in planning their big days, and in my opinion, The Lodges at Gettysburg made EVERYTHING easy and pain-free. The Bridal Show we attended was an essential and delightful part of the process. The food was delicious, the vendors were awesome, and we were able to take care of 75% of the decisions just from this one event. Everything from table and chair rentals, to florists and make up artists, to food and drink, to ceremony accessories and live bird rentals, to even the numbers for the tables can be coordinated with The Lodges at Gettysburg, and honestly I don't know what we would have done without the connections they provided for us. In the very, very beginning, I was concerned about how many things I'd be able to make myself, but honestly, having Beth and the Lodges at Gettysburg handle the majority of those ideas made for a much more relaxed and perfect event for everyone involved. Not to mention that their pricing is beyond fair for the amount of work and stress it eliminates from the already hectic wedding planning process.
Every single one of our guests told us how amazing their experiences were with the check in process, the lodges themselves, the food, drinks, and with each member of their team. Though the weather literally put a damper on our fireside movie party, (seriously consider this for your event!) The Lodges at Gettysburg team was able to accommodate our party and we had a wonderful time hanging out together and enjoying the stunning views anywhere we went. Our family and friends loved the beauty of being in a beautiful countryside setting with the convenience of being just a few minutes outside of historic Gettysburg. Our group even mentioned coming back for a family reunion in the future!
All in all, I could go on and on and on forever about how absolutely spectacular our wedding was, how much of a pleasure it was to work with Beth, Denise, Nona, and all of the team members that helped us, and how completely beautiful this location is. Our pictures are incredible, our family had an excellent time, our rehearsal dinner, ceremony, and reception went well and were a blast, and our memories are absolutely perfect. We are ecstatic with how everything turned out, and would not change one thing!