About Us | 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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About Us

WHO WE ARE

 

Drumore Estate is an elegant, historic private residence that is opened to the public for special events. For 15 years, Bill and Karyn Regitz have been hosting beautiful weddings at their premier Lancaster County wedding venue. Bill and Karyn live in the mansion full-time with their three Boston terriers and enjoy sharing the unmatched beauty of Drumore Estate with their guests.

 

Bill and Karyn are hands-on owners down to the last detail. With the help of their in-house chef, wedding coordinators and event staff they work to ensure that you experience the wedding of your dreams.

 

HISTORY

 

Drumore Estate was founded in 1938 when local newspaper magnate and philanthropist John F. Steinman sought out a hilltop in the Lancaster County countryside to build a peaceful retreat. He decided upon this property in the southern end of Lancaster, situated on the second highest peak in the county with a view of his newspaper building in downtown Lancaster. Philadelphia architect Robert R. McGoodwin was commissioned to design the 16,000 square foot brick Georgian mansion so that it best complimented the natural beauty of the property.

 

Mature trees were transplanted on the property in 1939 and the towering sycamores lining the driveway are a hallmark of the estate to this day. Drumore Estate features a breathtaking wedding aisle for brides to ascend stairs from the mansion to make their entrance through the Formal Gardens. To the left of the Fountain Garden, the bucolic view stretches across the Susquehanna River Valley.

 

John F. Steinman planned the property with entertaining in mind. There are numerous patios, balconies, porches, pools, and fountains nestled in the Formal Gardens. Other local Steinman family properties include Conestoga House and Gardens and the Pressroom Restaurant adjacent to Steinman Park where a statue honors John F. Steinman and his brother, James Hale Steinman. John F. Steinman loved Drumore Estate and lived here until he died in 1980.

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