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Outdoor Wedding Reception Venues?

Posted in Williamsport, PA, USA
Emptyprofileicon Jessica Kreger

I'd love to have an outside reception. I wouldn't mind having an outdoor wedding, either. However, i'm having a hard time finding a place to do it in Williamsport, PA. My fiance's a Marine, and his groomsmen are going to be Marines as well. Actually, there's going to be a lot of Marines and out of town family members attending the wedding, so we'd like to have it in Williamsport where hotels are readily available. Any ideas are appreciated!

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Emptyprofileicon Anonymous

Hi and Congratulations on your wedding! You could check out Park Place in Williamsport, or the Bastress Mountain Winery as well. DiSalvo's has a beautiful courtyard that can be setup for an outdoor wedding (and it's one of my favorite venues in Williamsport). Hope that helps!
Sincerely,
Shannon
www.shannonconfairphotography.com

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Emptyprofileicon Jessica Kreger

Thank you so much Shannon! Do you know about how big the DiSalvos courtyard is? We're going to have 150-200 guests roughly. And also, did you know if you HAVE to have it catered by them? Because we really wanted to do a buffet-style ourselves.

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Emptyprofileicon Heather and Mark

Park Place is GORGEOUS! I got married & had our reception there in June '09. You can bring everything in yourself & the lady there is great to work with. We had our wedding ceremony outside & our reception inside, but you could def. have both outside. Let me know if you want any more info. or want to see any pics.
Heather

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Emptyprofileicon Jessica Kreger

Heather! That is exactly what i'm looking for! I'd actually prefer to have both outside! If it's not too pushy, about how much did it cost you? And were they willing to have bathrooms available? My biggest concern is the bathrooms! And if you don't mind me asking, where did you get the chairs and stuff for the outdoor reception? I'm going to have about 100+ guests attending. Maybe closer to 150. I was thinking I could set up the tent a little ways away from the wedding area, and during "cocktail hour" I could get the men to move all of the chairs from that area over to the tent where all of the tables would be set up.

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Emptyprofileicon Heather and Mark

Oh good, glad I can help! We loved it & the people were great to work with. All of our vendors were awesome, besides one, but I don't even think they're in business any more, they were that bad. But anyway, I think it was around $800 for all day inside & outside. That very well could have changed by now, but I'm pretty sure that's what it was. It'd prob. be a diff price if you do everything outside. We got the chairs & tent from Any Event (also in Will.). Park Place has adequate bathroom facilities & we were able to use their tables & chairs inside. Let me know if you want any other info. Our caterer's food was AWESOME & really good prices too!

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Emptyprofileicon Anonymous

At DiSalvo's you do have to have them cater it, but their food is amazing, and you can have buffet style. That many guests would fit in the courtyard, but it might be a little crowded. I would suggest giving them a call at 327-1200. Bastress Mountain Winery won't hold that many people. Governor Schultz's mansion in Montoursvile also does outdoor wedding. I think you can have weddings at Susquehanna State Park by the river, but I'm not positive. You're somewhat limited for outdoor sites in Williamsport unless you know someone with a private property you can use. If you're looking for a caterer let me know- I know of a great chef who does onsite catering!

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Emptyprofileicon Jessica Kreger

oh my word you all are lifesavers! I wouldn't have even thought of these places! I didn't even know about Governor Schultz's mansion! thank you all so much!

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