The Carriage House was constructed with wedding couples in mind. The Carriage House is the perfect blend of rustic charm and elegance. Its design allows couples to customize the space to fit their vision. There are high loft-like ceilings with rustic beams, a working fireplace, and a built-in 3-tap bar. The two large wrought-iron chandeliers can be customized with draped fabric or florals to create your desired atmosphere. Various special lighting options, including gobos, also help set the mood. The Carriage House is equipped with sound and video options for your convenience. The Carriage House was built to compliment the lay of the property. Though it is indoors, your guests have easy access to the natural beauty of Drumore Estate all night long. Step out the front doors onto adjacent patios to enjoy the view from the second-highest peak in Lancaster County and an amazing sunset. For a change of scenery, your guests can step out the back door onto our large balcony to take in the surrounding woodlands and get a breath of fresh air.
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The Carriage House can be used for ceremonies, receptions, or as a dance hall. Since it is climate-controlled, whether you are getting married in the heat of the summer or the cold of the winter months, the Carriage House provides a comfortable, year-round alternative to a tented reception. It also provides a perfect contingency if the weather doesn’t cooperate on the day of your event. Having the Grand Tent, Carriage House, and Orangery on the property offers a multitude of optional layouts and flow, so planning is stress-free. If you plan an outdoor wedding but decide to move it indoors for any reason, there is no problem since clients have exclusive use of the entire property on their wedding day. If you plan an indoor winter wedding and the day turns out to be so gorgeous that you want to move your ceremony outdoors onto one of our patios, no problem. One of the benefits of Drumore Estate is its versatility!
The Carriage House has a maximum capacity of 150 seated guests for a reception or 200 for a ceremony. To “wow” their guests, clients with a large guest list and tent reception can rent the Carriage House for their dance party. Adjacent to large patios and a 72,000-gallon swimming pool, guests step out to enjoy the evening and can still hear the music. A firepit could be set up on the patio for guests’ warmth or for toasting marshmallows for S’mores.
There are so many decisions that go into creating your dream wedding! We recognize that this can be a stressful experience for some couples. Our wedding packages include an attentive and experienced Event Planner/Wedding Facilitator. Your Facilitator is available from the first planning session through the end of the event and will help you plan every detail, including the schedule, layout, menu selection, and vendor selection. Their experience can help you make decisions about linen colors and napkin folds, décor, flowers, and details you may not have thought about.
We also provide an Event Manager at all our events with over 50 guests. The Event Manager is responsible for the event set-up/tear-down. He works with the Facilitator throughout the event to ensure it runs flawlessly and on schedule so that you and your loved ones have a stress-free and unforgettable experience.
We have a variety of Carriage House rental packages available for your wedding. Whether you are looking to get married in the Prime Season (2nd Monday in April-2nd Monday in November) or the Off-Season (2nd Monday in November-2nd Monday in April), the Carriage House is a great venue for you to consider for your nuptials, reception If you are interested in learning more, please reach out us and schedule a tour.
“Drumore Estate couldn’t have delivered more incredibly for my daughter’s wedding day. From the elegance of the Orangery to the beautifully decorated Carriage House, it was a day that no one will ever be able to forget. Marnie, the wedding coordinator, couldn’t have been more organized, helpful and energetic, while Kevin made sure that every little detail was just perfect. Everything was above and beyond our highest expectations and we would absolutely recommend Drumore Estate’s venue to anyone in search of an unforgettable experience.” - Charles Stouff
“Drumore Estate was the one and only venue for us! From the absolutely BEAUTIFUL gardens, mansion, and property to the delicious food to the top tier service provided by all the staff, our experience was amazing from start to finish. Marnie was there to answer all of our many, many questions and took amazing care of us day of. Marnie made sure we were hydrated, ate food, and that everything ran seamlessly. The weather was raining on and off, but the staff prepared both the outside and inside space to make a last-minute decision. Everything was so beautiful, and our guests had a blast. HIGHLY, HIGHLY recommend booking with Drumore Estate!” Julia Kosov, married 4/9/22
The Carriage House provides a warm and inviting atmosphere for any occasion. Consider Drumore Estate for family, company, or organizational events. The space provides a gorgeous venue for non-wedding events any time of year here at Drumore Estate, including:
• Business Meetings
• Corporate Galas
• Networking Mixers
• Bridal Showers
• Rehearsal Dinners
• Baby Showers
• Bar/Bat Mitzvah
• Birthday Parties
• Anniversary Celebrations
• Family Reunions
• Graduation Parties
• Social Brunches
• Nonprofit Events
• Holiday Parties
• Fundraising Banquets
This provides a nice contrast to our 400-person capacity Grand Tent. The space lets our couples feel close to every guest on their wedding day. Weddings celebrate a couple’s love as they are surrounded by their closest friends and family. A more intimate location allows our brides to interact with every guest during the reception.
The maximum guest count for a reception in the Carriage House is 150 people for a seated dinner and a dance floor. It seats 200 (?) for a ceremony.
Of course! There is plenty of room for a dance floor and DJ setup in the Carriage House to celebrate all night long.
Absolutely! On a chilly day, we turn on the heat and the fireplace, creating a cozy and warm setting for you and your guests. On a warm day, we turn on the air conditioning. On a perfect day, we can open the door and windows to let in fresh air, if desired.
Our liability insurance does not allow for guest swimming. The Bride and Groom are subject to a fine if this rule is broken, as stated in the contract at the time of booking. However, the pool provides a gorgeous backdrop for photos and guests are more than welcome to utilize seating around the pool throughout your event!
Yes! You may choose between a plated or buffet meal in the Carriage House. The building is equipped with a catering kitchen in the basement.
There are options! Your cocktail hour may take place on the Romance Patio or patios surrounding the pool. You could also choose to use the Orangery. A 3-tap built-in bar is available for the reception in the Carriage House.