The Grand Tent – Wedding Ceremony or Reception

Today I will be highlighting The Grand Tent – wedding ceremony or reception location. Typically the Grand Tent is used for wedding receptions, but it is also a great backup option for an ‘outdoor’ ceremony location in case of rain. Here are the highlights of the Grand Tent and photos of the different ways it can be set up.

Drumore Estate - wedding reception
Photo by Nathan Desch Photography


The Best of Both Worlds

During dinner you can have the best of both worlds. Sit under cover, protected from the elements and still enjoy the beautiful surroundings. The sides are fully removable or you can choose to have some or all closed. The Grand Tent also features fans and up lighting. Plus in the spring and fall we have portable heaters for the chilly evenings.

Partially Open Sides


The Grand Tent - Drumore Estate
Fully Open Sides – photo by Ali & Paul Co.


Closed Sides with Portable Heaters – Photo by Bri Cibene


Drumore Estate - wedding reception in The Grand Tent
Dress it Up

The Grand Tent can be dressed up if you are going for an elegant event. Various ceiling draping, and lighting can make a huge impact! The following pictures show a variety of decor, both hired and DIY.

Photo by Nathan Desch


The Grand Tent - Wedding Reception, Drumore Estate
Can you believe this was DIY?! Photo by Jess Fowler


The Grand Tent - Wedding Ceremony or Reception - Drumore Estate

The Grand Tent is a great back up location for your ceremony. In the case of rain, you can still have the outdoor feel without all of your guests getting wet or cold. You will also have the option of having the sides open or closed.

Photos by Kate L Jeffreys


Wedding Ceremony - The Grand Tent, Drumore Estate Wedding Ceremony - The Grand Tent, Drumore Estate
Romantic Evenings

When the sun goes down, the candles are lit and the festoon lights are on, there couldn’t be a more romantic spot to share your first dance.

Photo by Khyle Ford


Drumore Estate - Wedding Venue, Lancaster PA
Photo by Ali & Paul Co.


Drumore Estate Wedding - Lancaster PA

With so many options, The Grand Tent is certainly the top choice for some, if not all, of your reception activities. Wether you are looking for simplicity or the most elegant of events, The Grand Tent has it all. It has the best of both worlds, for keeping you comfortable in all weather conditions and the romance factor is off the charts. If you are looking for an outdoor reception location, with the security of knowing the weather isn’t a factor, this is it!


Cheers to Love,