Located in the heart of downtown, the Gettysburg Hotel is the preferred destination venue to make your once in a lifetime event truly perfect. The Grand Ballroom, originally built in 1814 as the Gettysburg National Bank, features a 28′ hand painted ceiling inlaid with gold, period chandeliers, large windows with sweeping velvet evergreen draperies and a Grecian border. The original bank vault is still in use as both a place to store your wedding gifts and an ideal and unique photo backdrop.
Impeccable Service and Attention to Detail
Your guests will feel our hospitality during your reception as they arrive in our Atrium for cocktails and our Chef’s unique culinary creations. The spacious and light Atrium allows your family and friends to socialize freely, while being attended to by our professional staff. Every detail of your reception will be carefully executed to ensure that each guest feels like royalty.
Designer Appointed Accommodations
Since 1797, guests have enjoyed the warmth and gracious individual award winning service we consistently provide. Our 119-room hotel has expanded over the last several years and has been remodeled from top to bottom to bring you a new look and feel. Guests will experience a historic visit while enjoying all of the amenities of the modern age. Our bridal suites we redesigned with your wedding night in mind, featuring a king sized bed, romantic crackling fireplace and Jacuzzi for two. Your wedding will be remembered forever if you allow us to make our history…your destination.
Coupons & Deals
Book your wedding before August 30th and receive 50% Off Room Rental AND a Complimentary second night in our Honeymoon Suite for the newly married couple during their wedding weekend. *New bookings only. Cannot be used with any other offer. Promotion must be mentioned prior to signing. Valid for weddings occurring between January 1, 2018 and August 30, 2018.
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When we began planning our wedding, all we wanted was something small and inexpensive. We decided to hit a few bridal shows to see what kind of ideas we could steal! The bridal show at the Gettysburg hotel was probably the fourth or fifth show in the York/Adams county area that we attended. The minute I walked in, I was in love! The place was gorgeous and I saw some of the pricing and it shocked me because it didn’t seem like much! I thought there had to be a catch. My now husband convinced me to meet with the wedding coordinator, Megan. I went up to her at the show and instantly she gave me a tour, showed me the honeymoon suites, and went over pricing with us. I could not believe how inexpensive it would be to hold our wedding there. It was honestly not much more than if we rented a hall and did it ourselves. And this way, we didn’t have to set up, tear down and I couldn’t believe everything that price covered.
Every step of the way Megan made herself available to us. She was an amazing help and she went over and beyond what I was expecting! She handled everything perfectly and I still can’t believe the support she gave us!
The day before the wedding was one of the hardest days I’ve had in a long time. I was stressed to the max, had a health issue pop up that day, everything was going wrong and was in a horrible state of mind. I met up with Megan that night to give her our décor and for the rehearsal dinner, and the instant I started talking to her I calmed down. She talked with me, took charge and made everything so much better. She’s amazing because she has a way of just talking to her and I trust her so much!
One of our biggest fears was that we had a small wedding, by choice. We had 56 people and that included the 13 people in our wedding party. I was afraid the room would look empty. They placed everything perfectly; they even made a lounge in the reception with tables and chairs to take up more room. It was absolutely perfect!
My wedding party was a doozy! It was full of very loud people who do not like to act like adults at times. Thankfully, she handled them perfect for me! I’m a little shy and have trouble making people listen to me and she took charge of the situation and got the job done! I am forever grateful.
It poured on our wedding day and she did everything possible to make it perfect: from giving us new photo ideas, finding batteries at the last minute for our centerpieces, and running outside in the rain paying our parking!
I couldn’t have asked for a better location or for a better person in charge. Everything went perfectly and the tiny things that went wrong, she handled it. The food was amazing, the staff during the event was amazing, the price was amazing…that’s all I can say…We planned with them for a year and I do not have one complaint! They went over and beyond, 100% of the way!
We were looking for a venue where the reception and the hotel rooms were one in the same and also a place that was close to attractions for our guests. The Gettysburg Hotel was perfect! The hotel was recently renovated and is in excellent condition. It is located directly on the square of Gettysburg with lots of attractions in walking distance. Even the courthouse was a short walk away and we received our license on Wednesday and got married on Saturday and it saved us a trip to the area (we are from out of town) so it worked out perfect!
The large and elegant ballroom was to die for! It was a beautiful backdrop for photos and with plenty of room for guests (about 180) and did not feel crowded at all. Everyone was on the dance floor the entire night and it was great! The cocktail hour was right outside the ballroom with lots windows and natural light.
Megan was FANTASTIC! to work with and made planning a breeze. If you want an elegant venue that covers the details this is your place.
I cannot say enough positive things about the Gettysburg Hotel. The guestrooms and the ballroom are beautiful and there are a variety of packages designed to fit every budget and style (and they work with you to customize the package if needed) but what really sold this place to my family and I was Megan and the rest of the staff. They are beyond fabulous. Megan is organized, friendly, creative and prompt; every detail was handled with careful precision and professionalism. I never had to worry about things falling between the cracks or things falling apart at the last minute. She also recommended wonderful vendors (each of whom I also adore). I could fully enjoy the night, mingle with guests and take everything in without worrying about a single detail… a nice reprieve for any bride! They say that something wrong happens at every wedding BUT that was not the case at my wedding/rehearsal dinner… it went off without a hitch thanks to Megan and the team at Gettysburg. I got a lot of compliments about the venue, the food, the service and the overall elegance of everything. Karen Rodkey (contracted to the hotel for the wedding cake) was wonderful as well. The cake was equally beautiful and delicious. This is the perfect environment for any event and it was literally a dream come true in every way.
Excellent value. Pleasantly surprised that there is such a fabulous venue in Central Pennsylvania. Rivals most venues in a major metropolitan area. The staff was professional, knowledgeable, courteous, helpful, flexible, and friendly. Lovely, clean historic building that has been beautifully restored and decorated. In the heart of Gettysburg, which makes it easy to walk to shops, restaurants, and some of the historic sites that this quaint city has to offer. The food was excellent; beautifully prepared and presented. My husband and I have been to many dinners, functions, receptions, parties, and galas over the years. Our experience with The Gettysburg Hotel exceeded our hopes and expectations. We highly recommend this venue to anyone who is thinking of hosting an event here.
No amount of praise would be too great to describe my and my wife’s experience having our ~ 160 guest wedding this past August at the Gettysburg Hotel. From beginning to end, Megan Wherley (Events Manager), Andrea Proulx (Director of Sales/Marketing) and their entire team were nothing short of remarkable. Sure, my wife and I (both unabashed history nerds – and New Jersey residents) initially chose the Gettysburg Hotel because of its location, historical significance, and obvious physical beauty. What we didn’t anticipate was also being treated to the most enjoyable professional experience we’ve ever had (or will likely ever have) in any industry. Truly, Megan and Andrea’s (tireless) willingness to assist our experience in every conceivable way, with every last detail, at every stage of the proceedings, was un–real.
On the more practical side of the analysis, if you take the time to do some proper number crunching, and account for ALL likely costs, you should also discover that the pricing at GH is more reasonable/competitive then you may initially think (with dozens of different price points and packages to choose from). For example, my wife and I originally priced out having our wedding at a renovated barn outside of town with caterers, etc. After accounting for ALL likely costs (and choosing packages that accommodated our specific, self-funded budget), GH was actually a few dollars less expensive per guest. I know, who knew?
All in all, if your short list for wedding/reception location considerations includes “value,” “professionalism,” and “quality,” I cannot more strongly recommend the Gettysburg Hotel. It was genuinely the experience of a lifetime (without soliciting opinions, many of our guests have said so too). And if you do decide to have your wedding/reception at GH, kindly invite the wife and I. We’d jump at the chance to do it all over again 😉
Everything at the Gettysburg Hotel was fantastic from the moment we said “go!” Megan was amazing and helped in so many ways, from assisting with our food and beverage selections, to making sure everything went off without a hitch on the day of (She even went so far as to help me down the stairs and into my car in my giant gown on the way to our ceremony!). She stayed in constant contact, checking in to see that we were satisfied every step of the way. Andrea was also a huge help. We ran into some challenges booking rooms (Our entire guest list decided to stay at the Hotel!), and Andrea and Megan smoothed everything over and made some moves that got everyone a room who needed one. From the beauty and history of the venue to the courteousness and professionalism of the staff, our experience with the Gettysburg Hotel was as close to perfect as one could ever hope to get. My husband and I owe Megan and her team a great debt of gratitude for helping make our big day the most memorable of our lives. I can’t say enough great things about our experience there. If you’re planning a wedding in or around Gettysburg, PA, the Gettysburg Hotel should be at the top of your list!
The Gettysburg Hotel provided the perfect location for our ceremony and wedding. It’s historic charm and friendly staff were so great to work with. I met Megan prior to booking the hotel and was so impressed with how responsive and caring she was about our wedding. She was interested in the details and made me feel so comfortable that everything would be just the way I envisioned. She was flexible and easy to work with. The wedding day ran so smoothly from ceremony to cocktail hour to reception I couldn’t of been more happy. The whole staff was so friendly and accommodating to all my wedding guests. I got so many compliments from my family and friends with how much fun and great the wedding was!
Our wedding venue was beyond my wildest dreams! It was absolutely gorgeous and provided a level of class and charm unmatched by other venues we visited. My husband and I still hear from our guests how beautiful the entire reception was, from cocktail hour to the after party! They loved the comfort of being able to enjoy themselves and know their rooms were an elevator ride upstairs. I would do it all again at the Gettysburg Hotel!
To begin, our wedding weekend was beyond perfect and the entire staff at Gettysburg…especially our Events Manager Megan were extremely helpful, polite, and accommodating. Also, please take a view at our wedding video our videographer posted on Youtube that will show more of the highlights of our wedding and you can definitely see the beautiful scenery that the Hotel offers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZbQVXGVd98
Selection Process – My husband and I first came to learn of the Hotel at a Wedding Expo in Washington, DC. We were actually on our way out of the expo when we decided to stop at one last booth. We were impressed by Megan as well as the brochure and other information we were given. We attended the food tasting with my mother. The food options were plentiful (which my husband thoroughly enjoyed lol) and we were given a tour of the hotel and honeymoon suite.
Preparation – We worked closely with Megan concerning every aspect of the planning process. She was very responsive to all of the questions and concerns we had and was available by phone or email. The most important part of the planning process was the run through we were able to complete with Megan where she talked us through the entire process and addressed any follow-up questions we had a few weeks before the wedding. It was really beneficial to us and assured me that everything would run smoothly on the day of.
Ceremony – Megan was there during the enter ceremony and worked well with our DJ to coordinate the exact time I needed to walk down the aisle. She directed my guests before and after the ceremony. Our ceremony took place at the Historical train station behind the hotel. After the ceremony we took pictures near the train station and Megan escorted my husband and I to the ballroom to take our first look at the reception.
Reception – Before the reception the groomsmen, bridal party, and our parents were all accommodated well. They were provided food in a separate room away from the Atrium with the rest of our guests. Throughout the reception the entire staff was friendly and kept supplying me with Wine (to calm my nerves lol). My guests were well taken care of and our food was incredible. Hubby and I couldn’t even finish our food. Another plus concerning the reception we were supplied with an elevated 6 foot table so we could see all of our guests from a distance. Also, we had chosen our DJ from their preferred vendors list, Great Scott Productions, and our DJ Mark was wonderful. He took head to all of my guest’s requests and was very entertaining.
Afterward – At the end of the night Josh and I made it to the honeymoon suite and were met with our favorite food from the wedding and a set of wine glasses with a personal card addressed to us which almost made me cry (I’m just an emotional person lol).
Overall our experience was so wonderful, I couldn’t have asked for a better venue. Having our wedding and reception here was so fun and memorable…I almost wish I could experience it again. I was worry and stress free because of all the work Megan put in and til this day our family still raves about the hotel, the town, the food…basically everything. We sincerely thank everyone at Gettysburg for their help, patience, and customer service.
Rivals any venue that a major metropolitan area can offer. Excellent value. The food was prepared perfectly and was served warm which is quite an accomplishment as many times at a large event with many guests the food may look wonderful when it is served but it is lukewarm to cold. Professional staff that were helpful, friendly, knowledgeable, flexible, accommodating, and courteous. Lovely décor throughout the hotel which is also extremely clean. If I had more children, I would strongly encourage them to use this venue for a wedding reception. If I am in a position in the future to host another large crowd, I would definitely use The Gettysburg Hotel. Loved this experience which I was secretly dreading.
-Wedding: Recently Married
We loved everything about the hotel for our reception. We had the reception in the grand ballroom and we used the train station for our ceremony. Everyone at the hotel was very responsive, made coordinating everything very easy, no matter how many questions we had. All of our guests had a fantastic time and we received nothing but compliments about the hotel, its location, and the facilities. It was the perfect fit for us, and there were so many options as far as food and beverages were concerned that we felt the whole package was a terrific value.
-Ashley and Jared 8/13/16
Our experience with The Gettysburg Hotel was so positive! I have been bursting with joy at how well our daughter’s wedding plans and wedding day went. And most importantly, our daughter told us her wedding was “exactly” what she and her new husband wanted it to be. Starting with Megan Wherley and later with April Rose (the event coordinators at the Hotel), we had only positive interactions from start to finish. Both of these girls were incredibly personable and professional. We loved them. On that same note, we have to compliment all the staff at the Hotel. Our daughter and I cannot stop talking about how delightful everyone was. The lobby desk personnel were amazing as were the servers and bartender at the reception. All treated us like special, honored guests and were as friendly with us as if we were family. Our photographer literally took over the Lobby and the staff and guests joined in the fun by watching, smiling, and laughing. Not a single person displayed annoyance or impatience with us. They joined in the fun! We were/are so gratified. It was important to us to have a nice, sit down meal. We were not disappointed. Most of the guests chose the filet mignon. OMG, you know the comment, “You could cut it with a butter knife” , well we could! Also, The Gettysburg Hotel and the town itself was the perfect location/venue for this event. There are statues, diners with historic character, The Majestic Theater, the train station and much more within walking distance. We are so anxious to see the professional photographer’s photos documenting the event. The photos we took are gorgeous. We want others to know that The Gettysburg Hotel staff exceeded our expectations in every way.
We cannot say enough positive things about our recent wedding at the Gettysburg Hotel! We began our relationship working with Megan. From the start, the approach of planning was done with the passion and attention to detail we were looking for. With both of us living in the Northern Virginia area, we wanted a place to not only serve as a beautiful venue to showcase our Art Deco Disney Theme, but also provide a one stop shop to avoid the constant communication between various vendors. After our first visit, we knew the Hotel was our venue! The fact that everything was included in the price was huge! During the last few months of our planning, April came on to take over for Megan for the remainder of the wedding, and the transition could not have been more seamless. April wasted no time getting up to speed with our vision for the wedding and details to follow, helping prep all the necessary details, including working our other vendors to make sure everything was ready for the big day. As for the day of, we honestly cannot think of anything negative to say. April was there when needed, keeping everything moving on schedule, making sure guests were taken care of, and vendors were up to speed. The amount of guests who came up to us during and after the wedding to express how wonderful everything was made everything worth it!
-Laura and Kyle 8/27/16
All I can say is exceptional. April Rose and the Gettysburg Hotel provided us outstanding service for the past 10 months. April, the wedding coordinator, is very professional, she responds to your emails/phone calls very quickly, and really helped us get everything together for our special day. Our wedding was on Sept 24, 2016 at the Gettysburg Lincoln Railroad Museum and the cocktail hour and reception was at the Gettysburg Hotel. Everyone in our party of 121 people was very complimentary of everything, including the location and organization. The ballroom is an amazing location for a reception and absolutely everything was organized according to our requests down to the table arrangements, seating chart, etc. We were 100% pleased with our amazing weekend and have nothing negative to say about April and the Gettysburg hotel staff. She asked us many times if we needed anything and she was willing to go out of her way to accommodate. We were very pleased for the value of this venue. The prices were very fair, compared to many other venues we looked at. We loved the historical aspect of the train station and Gettysburg location. The hotel provided a tasting and vendor event many months prior to our wedding in which we met many of the vendors that we chose. The food provided by the Gettysburg Hotel and their contracted cake lady were absolutely delicious! Every plate came out warm, and they accommodated for some guests who had food allergies or preferred vegetarian. The chef was very flexible. The hotel has new Chiavari chairs and many colors of linens for you to choose to go with your color scheme. All I can say is we had an amazing day that went perfectly, and it would not have been possible without April Rose and the Gettysburg Hotel staff. Thank you!
-Lauren and Alex 9/24/16
When my husband and I were first researching venues, we were not entirely sure what we wanted. We decided to go look at the Gettysburg Hotel since we are in the Gettysburg area frequently. We were in love the moment we walked into the grand ballroom. We knew that this was the place we were going to get married. From the moment we started working with Meghan and April (later on in the planning process), we knew that we had made the right choice. We were married on October 15, 2016 and the evening could not have been more beautiful. Our ceremony was held at the Lincoln Railroad Station and the reception was in the grand ballroom of the hotel. The food was amazing, the lighting was perfect, our vendors were fantastic, and best of all, April was able to bring my wedding vision to life. My husband and I could not have been happier with the way our wedding day turned out. April is a dream to work with and the vendors you meet from the tasting event at the hotel are wonderful as well. I highly recommend putting the Gettysburg Hotel at the top of your venue list!!
-Jessica and Chase 10/15/16
We had a wonderful wedding and would refer them to any couple looking for a venue. I would have been lost without April Rose. She was a huge help along the way. It was a magical evening and the Gettysburg Hotel was a huge part of that.
-Jocelyn and Jeff 3/31/17