Venue Rental 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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Venue Rental FAQ

Venue Rental – FAQ

WHAT IS YOUR CAPACITY?

Our Grand Tent can accommodate up to 220 guests, our Carriage House 160 guests, and our Orangery up to 80 guests. With additional tenting, we can accommodate celebrations of up to 400 guests.

SHOULD I HIRE AN EVENT PLANNER?

When you hold an event at Drumore Estate, we provide you with our own in-house Event Planner who will help design, plan, and implement your dream event.  Scottie & Sarah will be available to help you every step of the way leading up to your big day, and we offer an in-depth planning session where we sit down and go over all of the details to kick off the process.  In addition to event planning and design expertise, we provide vendor recommendations to assure that your event is to your specifications and is a seamless process from start to finish. Scottie, our Day-Of Coordinator, will be present for the entirety of your wedding day to take care of all of the details for you.  If you have already hired a wedding planner, we are happy to work with and assist them in realizing the perfect event for you.

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.

HOW DO I RESERVE MY DATE?

You can reserve your date at Drumore Estate with a $2500 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.

CAN I HAVE MUSIC?

We host a limited number of outdoor music events per year (due to local noise ordinances). Contact us as soon as possible to book these. 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.

WHAT HAPPENS IF IT RAINS?

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?

Inside our 16,000 square foot Georgian mansion. On the day of your event, you and your bridal party have access to our exquisite, fully-furnished bridal sweet & groom’s lounge with attached ensuites.

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, 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, festoon lighting, golf cart rental, photo booth, chiavari chairs, etc.)

WHEN CAN WE START SETUP?

The majority of venue setup is included, with the exception of arranging flowers or special linen installs or drape fabric. 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. 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.

Included

with Venue Rental

  • Our in-house wedding planners will help you with design layouts, timelines, vendor selection, menu planning, and more.
  • Day-of facilitator for the whole event
  • Tables & chairs
  • 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 exquisite, fully-furnished bridal suite & groom’s lounge
  • Expansive outdoor reception area & indoor climate-controlled ceremony & reception options
  • 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

* Venue rental prices shown reflect a $1000 discount applied for using Drumore Estate catering.