5 Important Questions and Answers about Outdoor Wedding Venues

Planning your wedding is an exciting time in your life. It’s the day you have dreamed about and want to go perfectly. You’ve always had your heart set on an outdoor ceremony but are fearful because of unpredictable weather. What happens if it rains? A tent will take away from the natural beauty of an outdoor wedding, and you don’t want to be soaking wet in your wedding attire.

Imagine, instead, choosing an outdoor wedding venue that allows you to take in the natural scenery of the outdoors but gives you an equally beautiful indoor location in the event of rain. When you book with Melhorn Manor, an upscale wedding venue located in beautiful Mount Joy, PA, this dream can be a reality. Our picturesque outdoor areas, including a gazebo, fountain, and pond, are the perfect place to hold an outdoor wedding ceremony, with a plan B location of one of our three stunning indoor locations in inclement weather.

Learn more about hosting an outdoor wedding, and then schedule a tour to view the outdoor and indoor locations for your special day at Melhorn Manor.

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5 Tips for Hosting a Memorable and Fun Company Holiday Party

Creating a pleasurable and unforgettable event is a high priority if you’ve been planning your company’s next holiday party. You likely want to ensure that it’s hosted at a beautiful Lancaster County event venue, serves delicious food and drinks, and has plenty of activities to keep everyone entertained. Melhorn Manor can take away the stress of planning an exceptional company party.

In the four years since Jess and Allory Melhorn took ownership of our historic property, they have helped make hundreds of weddings and events successful, memorable, and beautiful. They understand what it’s like to plan a large or small party and can help act as coordinators throughout your special event. With their help and following the advice in these next five tips, you are sure to create a holiday party everyone will love.

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How Much Money Should You Budget to Tip Wedding Vendors?

One of the categories that many brides or grooms forget to add to their wedding budget is a gratuity for wedding vendors. Photographers, officiants, wedding planners, and caterers in Lancaster County, PA, often appreciate a tip for a job well done. While it’s not mandatory, tipping your wedding vendors is a thoughtful gesture and can be done in more ways than just monetary gifts.

At Melhorn Manor, we want to make your wedding day the most magical day of your life, and that includes taking away as much stress as possible. That’s why we put together this handy guide, so you know who to tip and how to do it. Owners, Allory and Jess, can help with vendor management, including distributing your prepared tips, if desired.

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The Engagement Party: What It Is, Why You Want It, and How to Plan It

Newly engaged? Congratulations! What an exciting time for you and your fiancé! Celebrate your engagement at an elegant and historic venue with catering in Lancaster, PA, right here at Melhorn Manor! Having your engagement party here gives you time to commemorate and relish in your new status as a bride- and groom-to-be.

This remarkable location in Mount Joy, PA, is the perfect property for your special event. We fully renovated our barns to include modern amenities while still retaining that historic charm that so many people love. Plus, our owners, Allory and Jess, are available for all events to help guide guests, direct parking, and manage vendors. When you decide to host your engagement party with Melhorn Manor, you’ll be able to relax and enjoy this special day.

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3 Team-Building Activities Your Employees Will Enjoy at the Next Company Event

Team building is an integral part of any business. During the workweek, you spend 40+ hours with the same people day in and day out—sometimes you see your coworkers more than your family! That’s why it’s so essential that your team learns to understand each other and work together cooperatively in a professional environment.

Finding an event space near you to host a team-building event can sometimes be a hassle, but luckily you’ve already found a beautiful space right here in Lancaster County! At Melhorn Manor, we’re not just about weddings—we also hold many other types of events. That’s why we want to share a few of our favorite ideas for company events that we’ve seen right here at our premier event venue.

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How to Successfully Create and Keep to Your Wedding Budget

When you’re figuring out your wedding budget, the topic can be a sensitive one. Here at Melhorn Manor, we completely understand the hiccups you may come across with your budget in your wedding journey, which is why we want to provide you with comfort and guidance.

We’ve mentioned in some of our previous blog posts how money can be a huge stress factor for couples planning a wedding, but it doesn’t have to be! Whether your budget is $25,000 or $250,000, there’s a way to stick to your wedding budget without causing stress. With sufficient organization, support from your significant other, a little flexibility, and this guide, you can have your dream wedding and still keep to your budget.

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How to Manage Your Wedding Guest List

Your wedding day is going to be one of the most extraordinary and important days of your life. It goes without saying that both you and your partner are going to want all of your closest friends and family there to celebrate with you as well. But when it comes to creating your wedding guest list, are you feeling a bit lost and overwhelmed? If so, we’re ready to help!

Just like you, we here at Melhorn Manor want your wedding day to be just as blissful and elegant as you do. Owners Allory and Jessica Melhorn will be with you every step of the way of your wedding, right down to being a guest list manager if you need it. And while we’ll always be happy to answer your questions to help you have the perfect barn wedding in Lancaster, PA, we also have a few tips that we’d like to share when it comes to creating your wedding guest list.

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5 Wedding Reception Tips to Make Your Wedding Your Dream Day

The build-up to planning your wedding and getting to the big day is always exciting for you and your partner. So once you’re finally married and you get to celebrate with friends and family at the reception, it’s important that both you and your guests can enjoy this time of relaxation and fun.

As much as you want your friends and family to be there for your special day, it’s also a time to rejoice in the joining of two families. And what better way to celebrate and show your appreciation than having an enjoyable wedding reception?

The good news is, here at Melhorn Manor, we’re here to make sure every aspect of your wedding day goes as planned. Melhorn Manor owners, Allory and Jess, are always at every event to help guide guests, direct traffic, manage vendors, and to make sure your entire day is the dream day you’ve been imagining!

Today we’re going to go over a few wedding reception tips that we think make weddings much more enjoyable for guests. Melhorn Manor is here to help smooth out any hiccups, so you can focus on feeling refreshed while marrying your best friend!

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The Rich History of Melhorn Manor

For more than 270 years, the Melhorn Manor property has been a part of Lancaster County’s history. Today it serves as an exquisite barn wedding venue in Lancaster, PA, with all of the modern amenities you could wish for. But it wasn’t always the beautiful venue it is now, and it took a lot of hard work to preserve the history of the property while modernizing it.

Take a trip down memory lane with us as we step back in time to Melhorn Manor’s origins and how we got to where we are today.

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Q&A: Wedding Planning Tips from Local Lancaster Experts

Planning the wedding of your dreams with your partner should be a fun time, but it can also be very stressful. We’ve talked about methods to help reduce stress throughout the entire wedding planning process in some of our previous posts. But the best advice we can give? Listen to the experts and discover wedding planning tips you probably never thought about before!

Whether you’re talking to one of your vendors or have hired a wedding planner for your big day, you don’t have to handle all of the wedding stress alone. Wedding planners and vendors have been through the wedding process hundreds of times; we’ve seen the good, the bad, and the ugly, and we’re ready to offer advice wherever we can.

In this post, we’ve consulted with two of our favorite local wedding planners—Taryn Blake Events and Simple Soiree. We asked both vendors some of the most common questions we hear with wedding planning, and why it would be beneficial for you and your partner to hire a wedding planner for the big day. Read on for all the insider tips from these Lancaster wedding planning experts!

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