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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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How to Schedule Your Wedding Reception Timeline in Four Easy Steps

How to Schedule Your Wedding Reception Timeline in Four Easy Steps

In a previous post, we discussed the ins-and-outs of what a bride or groom needs to create the perfect wedding timeline. From booking your venue right down to the details of getting your marriage license, we cover every detail. But, we want to break it down even further by discussing the details of your wedding reception timeline.

Keep reading to learn some of the wedding trade’s top tips and secrets that we’ve gathered over the years for having the perfect wedding reception.

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5 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Wedding Venue

5 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Wedding Venue

Picking out your wedding venue for your big day is typically one of the first things that you do. When it comes to planning your wedding, your venue is a big decision, but how do you know you’re choosing the “right” one?

Chances are you haven’t had to pick out a wedding venue before, and if you have, you know how stressful it can sometimes be! Luckily, professionals in the wedding industry have done this hundreds of times and know exactly what you may or may not need.

Being a wedding venue ourselves, Melhorn Manor has heard a fair share of questions, comments, and concerns. To help out any future wedding planning couples, we’ve put together this list of important questions you should ask your wedding venue before you book them.

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What Every Bride Needs to Know When Creating Their Wedding Timeline

What Every Bride Needs to Know When Creating Their Wedding Timeline

In a previous blog post, we discussed how to avoid becoming overly stressed when planning a wedding. One of the significant points in that post was how important it is to create a wedding timeline.

While planning a wedding may seem daunting, you can rest assured that a comprehensive wedding timeline will significantly reduce your stress in the long run. Here at Melhorn Manor, we consider ourselves experts in helping the wedding planning process go smoothly. To that end, we’ve put together this year-long wedding timeline for you to use.

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