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.
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
www.thejdkgroup.com
(717) 730-4661

Rettew Catering
www.rettewscatering.com
(717) 665-9200

Cracked Pepper Catering
www.crackedpepperlancaster.com
(717) 682-2504

Tasteful Occasions
www.eventsbytoc.com
(433) 677-6969

Enck’s Catering
www.enckscatering.com
(717) 596-7000

Hess Barbeque Catering
www.hessbbq.com
(717) 464-3374

Simply from Scratch
simplyfromscratch@comcast.net
(717) 299-1202

Scarlet Runner
www.thescarletrunner.com
(717) 435-3133

Feastivities Events
www.feastivitiesevents.com/
(215) 475-3338

John J. Kieley
jjkieleycatering.com
(717) 475-7245

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. They help facilitate everything at your wedding from parking, coordination of transportation, timeline of schedule and any unexpected needs of your guests. The coordinator will need to take responsibility for any needs or issues that might occur during the wedding ceremony/reception designated time, as well taking care of prep time and cleanup. Wedding coordinator recommendations 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

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
(717)464-2711
3 miles from Bluestone Estate

The Clarion Inn Strasburg, PA
6 miles from Bluestone Estate
1-855-820-7421

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites in Strasburg, PA.
(717)455-4700
6 miles from Bluestone Estate

Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square in Lancaster
8 miles from Bluestone Estate in downtown Lancaster, PA
(717)239-1600

Hotel Lancaster
8 miles from Bluestone Estate in downtown Lancaster, PA
1-866-238-4218

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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FIND OUT MORE

Call us at 717.333.5665
Or email events@BluestoneEstate.com

Our wedding day honestly was the best day of both our lives. The venue and scenery were a perfect setting to start our new lives together and the day went by without a hitch. Our guests are still talking about the fun they had and we are left with some of the best memories of our family and friends coming together to celebrate our love.

Rachel and Hao

LET'S CONNECT

717.333.5665
30A Refton Road
Willow Street, PA 17584
events@bluestoneestate.com

Beautiful venue! Amazing bridal suite and groom's lounge - a huge bonus when getting ready for your big day! Highly recommend!

Bride Nikki

Breathtakingly beautiful venue! Gorgeous setting, impeccable facility with amazing "bride" and "groom" suites. Owners were delightful to work with, very accommodating and on-hand the day of for assistance.

Bride Christine