Historic and Breathtaking Drumore Estate Wedding Venue in PA

When you are planning your wedding, you’re not just preparing for an unforgettable day; you’re creating a once-in-a-lifetime experience! This is your chance to be pampered while having a day completely personalized to you and your partner. That’s why the most important step is to find a venue that speaks to you. As an East Coast wedding photographer, I get the chance to tour some fabulous, upscale wedding venues around the area, and I’m here to tell you about my favorites! If you are on the search for a beautiful and historic space for your event, I would love to tell you what you can expect from your Drumore Estate wedding

About The Drumore Estate Wedding Venue

331 Red Hill Road, Pequea, Pennsylvania 17565

Drumore Estate is a breathtaking wedding venue that dates back to the 1930s. The mansion was commissioned by John F. Steinman, a philanthropist and local newspaper magnate. He wanted the mansion to serve as his private retreat. He decided on the second-highest peak in the county with a view that overlooked the newspaper building in Lancaster. While the building was brand new at the time, he wanted to infuse a feeling of history. He ordered mature sycamores to be transplanted along the drive leading up to the home and used the beloved colonial style for the house’s facade. He also created plenty of space for entertaining. To this day, the peaceful gardens and the multiple patios and balconies are responsible for some pretty legendary events. 

A bride and groom walk hand in hand through the lawn while the groom holds the bouquet

Cat Granger Photography

Details of the Grounds

If you’re looking for a breathtaking spot for your garden wedding, then look no further than Drumore Estate! The house has over 70 acres of pristine land that will serve as the backdrop to your wedding. Not only will you be able to see mature plants and blooming perennials, but you will also have exceptional views of downtown Lancaster. The Carriage House contains a pool with grounds you can use as the background for your day.

For couples who would prefer the climate control of the indoors, the Mansion offers a Ballroom. This elegant space features light blue walls and high ceilings as well as large windows overlooking the property. You will also have access to the inside of The Carriage House. This area has off-white walls, vaulted ceilings, and brown framed walls and doors.

For an outdoor reception, you can use the Grand Tent. This paved terrace is settled alongside the home and has sides that can be opened or closed throughout your dinner. Bistro lights illuminate the space. 

For an indoor reception, you can use the Ballroom or the Carriage House. With both of these spaces, you will have a designated space to eat your dinner before it’s time for the dancing to begin!  

A bride shares a special moment with her grandfather

Cat Granger Photography

More Beautiful Spaces For Your Drumore Estate Wedding

If you would prefer an outdoor wedding cocktail hour, you can use various spaces across the Drumore Estate grounds. You can speak to the venue about placing a bar in the midst of the formal gardens or beneath the shade of the house’s patio. If you would prefer an indoor reception, you will be able to use the bar inside the mansion.

The venue has designated a bridal suite and a groom’s room that you can use before your wedding. The bridal suite is outfitted with a dressing room and comfortable furniture where you can relax while you put on the finishing touches. The groom’s room features barber chairs and an en suite. The indoor rooms give you space for up to 160 guests. The outdoor gardens can accommodate up to 400 guests.

The venue is an exquisite place with elegant details everywhere you look. The front of the house features pale brick with black shutters and a wrap-around porch. The terrace near the house is paved with brick and is encased by shrubs. A wooden pergola stands as the perfect place to set up your arbor. There are fountains and several pools around the grounds. The Ballroom is painted a delicate aqua with white crown molding, white French doors, and white chair rails. The Carriage House has a more modern facade with crisp white siding with a stone base. There is a pool just outside. The interior has neutral walls with black iron light fixtures. 

Newlyweds dance alone on a patio under market lights at their Drumore Estate Wedding

Cat Granger Photography

Photography Opportunities

The Drumore Estate grounds give you plenty of opportunities for positively dreamy wedding portraits. As you stroll through the garden with your photographer, you’ll come across narrow passageways, antique iron fences, and bubbling fountains. All of these will serve as the perfect backdrop for both your individual as well as your couple’s portraits. If you want to find ways to incorporate the house while chasing natural light, you can use the exterior balconies and have your photographer shoot from below. You can also take pictures together outside the house near the front door. The venue’s get-ready rooms are beautifully decorated, giving you a fabulous backdrop for your individual pics. 

Newlyweds kiss while standing in the lawn at their Drumore Estate Wedding

Cat Granger Photography

Wedding Details

Drumore Estate is here to turn your dream wedding into a reality! You will have 12 hours of venue rental when you book the house. The team boasts expert wedding planners and coordinators who will help you iron out all the details. The venue has an in-house catering team who will work with you to create the perfect menu for your day. While the venue does not have a liquor license, they can serve alcohol for all events. You will supply the drinks, and they’ll focus on the rest. The venue has adaptable packages, so you can find the one that works. Whether you want a full-day bash or an intimate elopement, they have an option that’s best for you! 

Take Your Special Day To A Whole New Level At The Drumore Estate Wedding Venue

With a Drumore Estate wedding, you will have a refined and historic space with endless options for your wedding day. Tour the space soon so you can get it on the books!  

Once you have the venue figured out, it’s time to start thinking about pictures! That’s where I come in. I am an East Coast photographer, and I adore partnering with couples so they can document all the details of their special day. I would love to sit down and have a conversation so you can decide if my style matches yours. Let’s chat today!

Newlyweds hold hands while standing at the garden altar during their Drumore Estate Wedding