Pricing & FAQ | Drumore Estate
Drumore Estate is a premiere Lancaster, PA wedding venue. The historic estate features a mansion, formal gardens, fountains and statuary, an orangery, and a carriage house.
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Pricing & FAQ

Pricing

(Listed prices subject to change.  Pricing based on 2019 prices, and will vary depending on number of guests.  Prices listed are based on 150 guests.)

Saturdays

Venue Starts at $9,000

(130 person catering minimum on Saturdays)

Fridays & Sundays

Venue Starts at $7,500

(No catering minimum on Fridays or Sundays)

Off Season Weddings

From Thanksgiving through Easter

Venue starts at $7,500 for Saturdays, and $5,000 for Fridays & Sundays

Special Events

Pricing starts at $1,000 for all events.

Included

When Booking with Drumore Estate

  • Reception & ceremony
  • Wedding day coordinator
  • Reception & ceremony planning
  • Tables & chairs for ceremony & reception
  • Exclusive use of the estate on your wedding day
  • Set-up and tear-down
  • Acres of lush, manicured gardens maintained by a Longwood Gardens master gardener
  • Access to our fully-furnished bridal suite (2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, full kitchen, living room & balcony) & groom’s lounge (large fully-furnished space with bathroom, fridge, tv, antique barber’s chairs) in the mansion for the duration of your venue rental
  • Expansive outdoor reception areas with use of either the Grand Tent with Festoon Lighting or use of the Carriage House with Colored Lighting for your reception
  • Use of the mansion, gardens, grounds & patios for stunning photography
  • Use of the grounds for your engagement pictures
  • One-hour complimentary rehearsal
  • On-site parking attendants
  • Restrooms for guests including ADA equipped
  • 12 hour venue rental
  • In-house catering and bar services with several menu packages to choose from as well as custom catering options, starting at $72 per person

Using our in-house catering services is required.  Catering menus start at $72 per person in addition to the venue rental fee.  Additional rental options such as use of all reception spaces, passenger cart and driver, kegerator, Chiavari chairs, fire pit, portable heaters, lawn games, lighting packages,  and more available upon request.

Catering Services

Several Menu Packages Available

Custom Catering available.

We provide all catering in-house for your convenience.

Included with Our Catering
  • Custom Menu planning
  • Appetizer buffet and/or passed appetizers
  • Salad
  • Main course
  • Servers & service staff for 8 hours
  • Linens for guest and miscellaneous tables
  • Service ware
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Water glasses & coffee mugs

Bar Services

Bar Services Included With All Catering Packages

Our bartenders are RAMP certified.

Alcohol is provided by the client.

Included with Our Bar
  • Bartenders
  • 6 hours of open bar service
  • Setup & teardown
  • Glasses – tall, short, beer, wine
  • Mixers (including non-alcoholic drinks)
  • Ice
  • Condiments
  • Cocktail napkins

Venue Rental – FAQ

WHAT IS YOUR CAPACITY?

From mid-May to mid-October, the Grand Tent can accommodate up to 180 guests.  With additional tenting, we can accommodate celebrations of up to 400 guests.  From April through November, the Carriage House can accommodate 160 guests, and the Orangery holds up to 80 guests.  Please contact us for more details for non-wedding events in the off-season.

SHOULD I HIRE AN EVENT PLANNER?

Reception, ceremony, & menu planning (with catering) sessions are included in the venue rental at Drumore Estate.  We will work with you every step of the way to ensure your experience at Drumore Estate is exactly what you dreamed of.  Drumore Estate also provides you with a day-of event coordinator who will assist you for the duration of your event and ensure everything is running smoothly.  If you have already hired an event planner, we are very happy to work with them and you to create the perfect wedding day.  Most importantly, your day-of coordinator is included in the venue rental!

HOW LONG IS MY EVENT?

You have exclusive use of the property for up to 12 hours on the day of your wedding, 2 hours for your engagement pictures as well as a complimentary 1-hour rehearsal.  Music must be turned off at 10:30 p.m., and receptions must end by 11 p.m.  Receptions last 6 hours, with the option to start early and extend the reception time for an additional fee.

HOW DO I RESERVE MY DATE?

You can reserve your date at Drumore Estate with a $5,000 non-refundable deposit. 50% of the remaining balance is due 4 months before the event, and the final payment is due 4 weeks prior to the event date.

WILL THERE BE OTHER EVENTS ON MY DAY?

You have exclusive use of the property on your wedding day. We do not schedule any other events on the day of your wedding.

WHAT IS YOUR LIVE MUSIC POLICY?

We host a limited number of outdoor music events per year (due to local noise ordinances).  2019 dates available for outdoor music are Saturdays in June, September and October.  Live music is always allowed, and we can easily accommodate your DJs and bands inside our climate-controlled Orangery and Carriage House. Many of our couples choose to have dinner outside, then move inside for music & dancing.

IS THERE A RAIN PLAN?

Most of our couples choose to get married in our formal gardens that provides a stunning view of the Susquehanna River valley. In the event of rain, your ceremony may be held in our Grand Tent, our Carriage House, or our Orangery. We have three elegant “what if” options no matter what the weather conditions are on your wedding day.

WHERE CAN WE GET READY?

On the day of your event, you and your bridal party have access to our exquisite, fully-furnished bridal suite & groom’s lounge.   The groom’s lounge is spacious with a large full bathroom, antique barber chairs, a fridge, and television.  The bridal suite is a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom space attached to the main mansion with its own full kitchen, living room, closets, and a balcony.  There is great natural lighting for hair & makeup, and a variety of mirrors including full-length for getting ready.

WILL I NEED OTHER VENDORS?

Included in our planning services are our suggestions of the highest quality vendors for any service that you require – florists, lighting & draping designers, decor, photographers, officiants, cakes & confectioners, transportation, etc. We are here to help guide you through all these important decisions.

ARE THERE ADDITIONAL FEES?

We offer several custom options that you may choose for an additional charge (e.g. outside heaters, golf cart rental, lawn games, early arrival for bridal party, photo booth, chiavari chairs, etc.)

WHEN CAN WE START SETUP?

The majority of venue setup is included, with the exception of arranging flowers, decor, furniture rentals of any kind, or special linen installs or drape fabric.  We can place centerpieces on tables, but you, or your event designer or florist will need to set up all extra decorations. On the day of your wedding, you will have access to the venue to start setup at 10 a.m.  We also allow you to drop off items up to a few days before your event. After your event, you may arrange to have a family member pick up your items the next morning if you do not want to take everything with you that night.

WHAT ABOUT PARKING?

Drumore Estate provides parking attendants that direct guests to designated parking areas as they arrive. Cars may be left overnight as needed provided they are collected by 10:30 a.m. the following day. We provide special rates with transport companies if you prefer to bus your guests to and from town.

WHEN IS MY REHEARSAL TIME?

Your complementary one-hour rehearsal time will be scheduled as close to your wedding day as possible. The day and time are based upon our availability. Please be aware that your rehearsal might not be the day before your wedding.  Most rehearsals take place Thursday evenings or the morning of your wedding.  Rehearsals will not be permitted at any time on a day that another wedding is taking place.

Catering – F.A.Q.

DO YOU OFFER CATERING?

We exclusively provide in-house catering at Drumore Estate to ensure total overall quality and guest satisfaction. We offer several menu packages and will work with you to design the perfect meal for your celebration.  We are also happy to work with you to customize the menu for your event.

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

Our full-service catering includes custom menu planning, appetizers, salad, main course, servers, all service ware, china, flatware, glasses, coffee mugs, linens, tables, & chairs.  Additional items such as desserts, late night snacks, and pre-ceremony lunch for the wedding party are also available.

HOW MUCH IS CATERING?

Pricing for meals (including hors d’oeuvres) starts at around $72 per person. Final cost depends on your menu choices.

IS YOUR FOOD LOCAL?

We our proud to offer local, in-season ingredients for our full-service custom catering: bought fresh, served fresh.

IS ALCOHOL ALLOWED?

We do not have a liquor license at Drumore Estate. However, you may bring your own liquor. We provide bartenders, ice, mixers, condiments, soft drinks, barware, and 6 hours of bar service is included in the catering.

CAN I HAVE MY OWN CATERER?

We provide in-house catering for your convenience for all events at Drumore Estate.

DO YOU ALLOW FOOD TRUCKS?

We do allow food trucks and carts to bring in supplemental menu items, such as ice cream, coffee, or late night snacks.

DO YOU PROVIDE WEDDING CAKES?

We do not provide your cake, but we have a great list of preferred bakers to help guide your selection and we do not charge a plating fee.  We can provide a variety of desserts if you would like to add dessert options to your menu package.

WHAT ABOUT KID'S MEALS?

For children aged 2-10, we offer either a kid’s meal of chicken nuggets, mac’n’cheese, and apple sauce for $15 or a half-price meal from your menu.  There is no charge for children under age 2.

DO YOU ACCOMMODATE DIETARY AND LIFESTYLE NEEDS?

Because our food is made from scratch, it is possible for us to easily accommodate allergies or dietary requests.  We can alter menu items to create gluten-free meals and we have excellent vegan and vegetarian menu items.