As a newly engaged couple, deciding on your venue is the very first and the most difficult process of planning your wedding. Comparing prices, décor, the coordinator, the dates, the distance for friends and family, and your ceremony location can be quite stressful.
While barns, wineries, orchards, museums etc., are beautiful and unique settings for the big day, there are many factors to consider. There is the rental of the space, the hiring of a caterer and staff, renting your own linens, tables and chairs, and being responsible for your own setup and cleanup. Not to mention, hiring an outside coordinator to take care of all of your wedding day needs, renting a shuttle to take guests back and forth to the hotel, and reserving a hotel block. Why go through all of that extra added stress when you can go to a place that just does it all?
That’s where the benefit of having your wedding in a full-service hotel, like the Gettysburg Hotel, comes in. The Gettysburg Hotel is just as beautiful and unique as the above places mentioned, and there are plenty of options not only for you and your fiancé, but for your family and friends as well.
The Gettysburg Hotel has the catering and alcohol on site, so you get to pay one price per person, which includes everything from the linens and the ballroom, to the event staff. When hosting your wedding at the Gettysburg Hotel, your wedding cake is included in each of our packages and comes from one of our preferred bakeries – Wells Family Baking Company or Karen Rodkey Cakes. We have an onsite coordinator, April, to help walk you through the process, who will be there the day of to set up your décor and who will handle every step of the way in between. She will work with you from start to finish to ensure a flawless event.
There are options for on-site ceremonies as well. At the Gettysburg Hotel, there are traditional options such as our ballroom or smaller meeting rooms, as well as another unique and historic choice – the Gettysburg Lincoln Railroad Station.
When having your wedding at a hotel, there are fewer logistics to worry about on your wedding day. You and your bridal party can wake up and get ready at the hotel and not worry about moving a muscle! The Gettysburg Hotel offers your guests discounted room rates, so not only can they enjoy your special day, but a weekend getaway too. If a guest needs to change their shoes, forgets your card, or is just ready for bed, all they have to do is get on an elevator and they are good to go! You can even have a private get together with everyone the next morning for breakfast or a rehearsal dinner the night before. The Gettysburg Hotel’s restaurant and pub on the property, One Lincoln, is the ideal spot for pre/post-wedding cocktails, and any breakfast, lunch, and dinner needs for you and your guests throughout the weekend.
When making the choice where to host your wedding, take into consideration the value of the venue you are choosing. If you go with a full-service hotel like the Gettysburg Hotel, truly all of your needs for the best day of your life can be met in one location and can be celebrated all weekend long with your loved ones!