Frequent Questions

Answers to frequent questions about Bluestone Estate

Bluestone Estate is a picturesque estate with a large, air conditioned and heated venue for events, beautiful pond, natural springs, historic manor circa 1770, grounds enclosure with white picket fence, gazebo, and natural wooded areas, landscaped lawns, and flower beds that are perfect for photographs.

What is included in our Bluestone Estate wedding event?

The Grand Hall for your event.
Ground floor indoor and outdoor cocktail areas.
Sprawling lawn next to the pond.
Large outdoor patio areas.
Gorgeous bridal suite and spacious groom’s lounge.
Caterer’s prep area with stainless steel work tables.
Exclusive use of acres of scenic land for ceremony and photography during your event.
Wi-Fi, networked large screen TVs, and sound system.
On-Site Parking.
On-site manager.
Golf cart to accommodate the mobility needs of guests.
Access to the event space for your setup and rehearsal hour.
Staff available to help you with technical and venue-specific issues during your event.
Access to our vendors list, floor plans, and seating arrangements.
Year-round assistance for inquiries and site visits.

Also included are: 
White resin ceremony chairs, 10 cocktail tables, 60″ round reception tables, mahogany Chiavari chairs for reception, sweetheart table, 4 rectangular tables, 6 outdoor bistro sets, fire pit, Adirondack chairs, an arbor, plus 2 additional TVs, and speakers in the cocktail room.

Do you offer catering or alcohol?

We do not prepare food at the estate, however, you will need to choose from our list of preferred off-premise vendors (listed at the next question on this page) to provide your catering and alcohol at the event.

What caterers may we use?

Bluestone Estate has a list of preferred caterers we are happy to share with couples who are interested in booking their wedding. The caterers on our list are skilled at creating successful events on our property.
Using a caterer from the carefully selected list below is required:

JDK Catering Group & Events (All Inclusive Option)
(717) 730-4661
Bar Service

Rettew Catering
(717) 665-9200
Bar Service

Cracked Pepper Catering
(717) 682-2504
Bar Service

Simply From Scratch
(717) 299-1202
Bar Service

Tasteful Occasions
(433) 677-6969
Bar Service

Enck’s Catering
(717) 596-7000

Hess Catering
(717) 464-3374

Mountain Laurel Catering & Events
Bar Service

John J. Kieley
(717) 475-7245

Bar Services:
Bar Pros
(717) 742-4124

Catered Cocktails
(717) 577-9667

Lancaster Bartending

Do you require that we use a wedding planner?

Bluestone Estate does require the use of one of our experienced Wedding Coordinators. Each of our coordinators is familiar with the venue and will ensure that your special day is effortless. Required wedding coordinators are available upon request.

Do we need to rent tables and chairs?

The venue capacity is 260 guests. Bluestone Estate will provide our round tables that seat eight and chairs for use at both the ceremony and reception. You may rent alternate tables and seating based on your wedding style if you so choose.

Where can we have the marriage ceremony?

There are several options for your wedding ceremony:
Ceremony lawn area near the pond
In the same main Grand Hall of the Barn as the reception
The Cocktail Hall in the ground floor of the barn
The large Patio Courtyard adjacent to the barn, overlooking the grounds and pond
Classic ceremonies in local churches including Catholic, Evangelical, Baptist, and Lutheran

Is Bluestone Estate a good locale for a destination wedding?
Looking for your ideal wedding destination? Get inspired to plan your Destination Wedding at Bluestone Estate. We are conveniently located a short drive from several Northeastern urban areas.
Are accommodations provided for overnight travelers?

Although we do not currently offer overnight accommodations at Bluestone Estate, there are many nearby hotels to address your needs.

Transportation for out of town guests:
Harrisburg International airport is located 43 miles from Bluestone Estate.

Additional Airports:
Philadelphia International Airport: 63 miles
Baltimore International Airport: 89 miles
Amtrak: 8 miles

Local Accommodations:
Double Tree Resort by Hilton Hotels
3 miles from Bluestone Estate

The Clarion Inn Strasburg, PA
6 miles from Bluestone Estate

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites in Strasburg, PA.
6 miles from Bluestone Estate

Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square in Lancaster
8 miles from Bluestone Estate in downtown Lancaster, PA

Hotel Lancaster
8 miles from Bluestone Estate in downtown Lancaster, PA

Is there parking on-site for guests?
Yes, we offer parking on-site for vehicles. Double Tree Resort by Hilton Hotels, Lancaster, PA, offers shuttle service to and from Bluestone Estate for you and your guests who have accommodations at the hotel, for an additional fee.



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We had our reception at Bluestone. Erin was an absolute joy to work with. She was flexible and was there for anything we needed. They took such great care of us, it felt almost as if they were a part of our family. Customer Service is their middle name. They have breathtaking architecture and landscaping; we were able to get all of our photos done on the property.
This was so convenient for us, as we wanted to join our guests at cocktail hour, and we were able to simply walk on over after photos! Easily the best venue in the Lancaster, PA area, in every sense. Thank you, Erin and team, for allowing us to host our special day in your space.

Jennifer R.

Erin and her family and team go above and beyond to make sure every detail of the day is perfect! I love that they work with wedding coordinators to make sure that the couple has all of their needs met and pull off such a seamless day!! From the moment you drive down the lane, you are transported to a peaceful place! Every detail has been thought out! From the more than accommodating getting ready rooms, down to the gorgeous lighting, Erin and Chad have poured their heart and souls into transforming this historic property into a modern day dream wedding venue!!! Your guests will be wowed by the ambiance and care that Bluestone Delivers!! We are so thankful to have celebrated at such a beautiful place.

Ashley K.


30A Refton Road
Willow Street, PA 17584

Stunning Venue!!!! Can not say enough about the beautiful Estate. From the breathtaking building to the picturesque landscape, this place has it all!! Erin and Chad are the nicest couple! They will make sure your event is perfect down to the smallest detail! We were so lucky to be able to experience Bluestone Estate!!!! Nothing else compares!!

Lillian D.

I will never get over how amazing this wedding venue has been to work with, and the absolute dream come true my wedding day was. Erin went far above and beyond to make everything leading up to my wedding and including my wedding perfect in every way. Erin, Chad, and the staff have been everything I could have hoped and dreamed of and far more This venue was breathtaking and we had so many guests comment on how beautiful the venue was and how well it was run. If you’re looking for a wedding venue that makes every single aspect of your wedding run smoothly, efficiently, perfectly, and people who have the biggest and most genuine hearts look no further. I will forever be thankful our paths led us here. Truly an incredible venue run by even better people. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for everything!

Megan A.