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14 Reception & Ceremony Venues in State College, PA

Are you looking for wedding venues serving the State College, PA area? Then look no further than our selection of the best State College, PA wedding venues here on Yeah Weddings! Whether you’re a Penn State fan or you live locally, there are plenty of gorgeous wedding venues in State College.

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Nicknamed the “Happy Valley,” State College is located in Central Pennsylvania and is home to several popular attractions, like one-of-a-kind wineries, sporting events, museums, and historic landmarks. This college town is also home to Pennsylvania State University and to Penn State Nittany Lions Football team, which attracts thousands of fans into the Beaver Stadium during its home games.

Besides its wonderful popular attractions, State College is home to multiple beautiful ceremony and reception venues. Whether you’re a state college resident or from another city, State College, PA has venues of many styles (historic, rustic, elegant, modern, premier, etc.) for every couple to choose from. This city’s unique venues include museums, universities, farms, inns, hotels, and more!

Now that you know about the area, let us look into these 14 ceremony and reception venues located in or around State College, PA. 


Best Wedding Venues in State College

  1. Centre County Historical Society
  2. Columbus Chapel & Boal Mansion Museum
  3. General Potter Farm
  4. Gillbrook Farms
  5. Graduate State College
  6. Greenlands Lodge Of Spruce Creek
  7. Harmony Forge Inn
  8. Mt. Nittany Overlook Event Center
  9. Robbins’ Paradise Ranch
  10. Rolling Rails Lodge
  11. The Hummingbird Room
  12. The Penn Stater Hotel & Conference Center
  13. The University Club
  14. Toftrees Golf Resort


Centre County Historical Society

1001 E College Ave, State College, PA 16801
Phone: (814) 234-4779
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The Centre Country Historical Society is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1904 and preserves the area’s cultural and natural heritage. Being the country’s biggest and oldest history organization, the CCHS also owns the Centre Furnace Mansion, which also serves as a unique wedding venue for ceremonies and receptions. 

Known as the “birthplace of Penn State,” the historic venue dates back to the late 1700s. It contains landscaped grounds with tall, thick trees and beautiful gardens filled with many varieties of flowers like lilacs, roses, and more!

Not only does the picture-perfect site make for a peaceful stroll on its historic grounds, but it also makes a lovely wedding photo backdrop. This venue is perfect for a medium wedding with a guest list of 120 people. 

Say “I do” underneath their outdoor chapel surrounded by nature, and head over to the tented lawn for your reception.   


Columbus Chapel & Boal Mansion Museum

163 Boal Estate Dr, Boalsburg, PA 16827
Phone: (814) 876-0129
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About a 10-minute drive from State College, PA, the Boal Estate is a mansion, museum, and venue. The mansion has belonged to the Boal family for eight generations for over 200 years. 

The historic venue contains the original furnishings and the Columbus Chapel, which contains European art and two pieces of wood believed to be from the cross of Jesus Christ. The Columbus Chapel was brought from Spain in 1909 after Theodore Davis Boal from the fourth generation married a descendant of Christopher Columbus who inherited the chapel. 

This beautiful site contains plenty of outdoor space, making it an ideal venue for an outdoor garden wedding ceremony and reception. Apart from the beautiful spacious lawn, consider using their newly restored Boal traveling coach from 1852 that will add a romantic touch to your big day. According to their website, they charge a $2,500 fee for wedding events.


General Potter Farm

2843 General Potter Hwy, Spring Mills, PA 16875
Phone: (814) 364-2474
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Located a 20-minute drive from State College, PA, General Potter Farm is an all-season wedding venue beautifully situated on 13 acres of woods, fields, and streams. The charming venue contains beautiful ceremony sites, including a meadow set beside the “Potters Run” pond. 

This rustic, yet elegant venue contains a spacious 2-story bank barn from the 1830s. The temperature-controlled barn with exposed wood beams is equipped with ambient lighting and power specifically for band or DJ.

The second floor in the barn can accommodate up to 200 guests for receptions. With access to the barnyard for games and lovely photo backdrops, the first floor of the barn is ideal for ceremonies and cocktail hours. 


Gillbrook Farms

3988 Warriors Mark Path, Warriors Mark, PA 16877
Phone: (814) 360-2733
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Located a 25 to 30-minute drive from State College, PA, this family-owned working farm has the perfect scenic setting for your wedding. Situated on over 150 acres of land, the historic venue offers plenty of ceremony and reception sites. This rustic venue can accommodate both indoor and outdoor wedding events. 

The barn is ideal for large indoor wedding receptions as it has a capacity of 350 guests, but there is also plenty of space to exchange vows under the barn. Or if you want to get married out in an open green space, tie the knot underneath the willow tree beside a stream on their expansive lawn.

You can rent the farm for a four-day weekend, giving you ample time to set up on the first day, to host your rehearsal dinner on the next day, to party all day on your wedding day, and to wrap everything up the following day. 


Graduate State College

125 S Atherton St, State College, PA 16801
Phone: (814) 231-2100
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Located one block from Pennsylvania State University, Graduate State College is a popular hotspot during THON weekend and Nittany Lions game days. This hotel contains three meeting/events spaces. For a smaller, intimate wedding reception, consider booking the Atherton Room which can accommodate up to 80 guests. 

If you have a huge guest list, consider booking the 2,850 square feet ballroom that is perfect for a large wedding reception. This versatile Coaly Ballroom is the hotel’s largest venue and can accommodate up to 300 guests! They also offer custom catering menus for any event. 


Greenlands Lodge Of Spruce Creek

3462 Birmingham Pike, Alexandria, PA 16611
Phone: (814) 574-3017
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Greenlands Lodge of Spruce Creek is a state-of-the-art facility and wedding venue that is located near State College, PA. This picturesque venue offers plenty of indoor and outdoor space for your ceremony and reception and is open year-round. The log interior venue features a stone fireplace, a covered entry, and big screen TVs. 

Apart from providing beautiful backgrounds that add more charm to your special day, the venue comes with many wedding essentials and amenities.

Not only do they provide an in-house sound system, but they also provide basic kitchen amenities, beautiful rustic get-ready rooms (with a capacity of 10 people), a gorgeous plank bar, a spacious dance floor, dimmable sophisticated chandeliers, and more!


Harmony Forge Inn

312 Harmony Forge W Rd, Bellefonte, PA 16823
Phone: (814) 280-6021
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Located near State College, PA, Harmony Forge is a gorgeous historic inn, mansion, and venue that dates back to the 1790s. Added to the National Register of Historic Places, the 38-acre property contains a renovated barn and other outbuildings. The inn features four guest rooms, a dining room, an enclosed porch, and more! 

Plus, they are next to Spring Creek, an impressive stream perfect for canoeing and fishing. This beautiful stream makes an ideal outdoor wedding photo backdrop and complements the area’s natural scenery.

The antique barn can accommodate up to 250 guests, making it ideal for a large rustic wedding reception. They also offer plenty of outdoor spaces for you to choose from. Contact them for wedding package deals!


Mt. Nittany Overlook Event Center

559 N Pennsylvania Ave, Centre Hall, PA 16828
Phone: (814) 237-4422
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Located a 20 minute drive from State College, PA, the Mt. Nittany Overlook Event Center has an interesting history. The main building was built in 1928 and served as a coffee shop, restaurant, grill, and hotel, in the following years. Originally named Above the Valley Event Center, the venue was bought in 2016 by local business owners of The Overlook Grill. 

This rustic, yet elegant venue provides breathtaking views of Happy Valley. Apart from sweeping views of the natural setting, the venue provides modern comforts, including air conditioning and heated rooms. If you book this venue, you and your guests can also enjoy their award-winning catering. 

With a seated capacity of up to 200 guests, the Elevation 1809 Room features vaulted ceilings, a fireplace, a bar space, multiple large windows, and a glass-enclosed deck that provides scenic views of Happy Valley. With a seated capacity of 80, the Hillside Room located on the lower level is ideal for small wedding celebrations. 


Robbins’ Paradise Ranch

273 Paradise Ln, Julian, PA 16844
Phone: (814) 280-6539
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Located near State College, Robbin’s Paradise Ranch is a picture-perfect rustic venue that provides stunning backgrounds for your wedding. Being home to wildlife such as bison, elk, and more, this unique ranch is claimed to be Central PA’s hidden gem.

The property is set on over 700 acres of land and includes a chalet, which is perfect for both small and large wedding celebrations. The chalet is elegant, rustic, and stunning. It can accommodate up to 250 guests. Its gorgeous features include hardwood floors, cedar and stone walls, a beautiful fireplace, and more!

To enjoy your time at this beautiful ranch, you can rent out the place for an entire 3-day weekend, giving you ample time to host your rehearsal dinner, ceremony, and reception all in one place.


Rolling Rails Lodge

248 Custred Ln, Port Matilda, PA 16870
Phone: (814) 360-8308
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A short drive from State College, Rolling Rail Lodge is a 5,400 square feet log building venue that provides a beautiful mountainside setting for your wedding.

Situated on 180 acres, the one-of-a-kind Lodge contains mesmerizing features such as a grand staircase, cathedral style ceilings, large windows that let in natural light, dimmable chandeliers, and more WOW elements that will make you want to tie the knot now. Save the lodge for the party, and exchange vows in the extensive outdoor patio while taking in spectacular views of the neighboring hillsides. 

This rustic refined venue offers two wedding packages to choose from. Additionally, this dog friendly venue provides a gorgeous bridal suite equipped with full length mirrors and vanity to help you get ready for the festivities ahead.

Moreover, they can comfortably accommodate 200 to 225 guests or less. Plus, they also offer overnight accommodations for up to 14 guests at the Delaney House if you opt for bridal party housing. 


The Hummingbird Room

4188 Penns Valley Rd, Spring Mills, PA 16875
Phone: 814-571-6800 
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The Hummingbird Room is about a 25 to 30 minute drive from State College. With over 25 years of experience in making wonderful events, the Hummingbird Room is a historic barn and manor from 1840.

Not only do they provide monthly fine dining open to the public on weekends, but they also provide the perfect natural setting for a magical wedding. The straight out of a fairytale venue can accommodate both small and large weddings. 

They offer plenty of indoor and outdoor wedding sites to choose from, including an 1800s barn and stunning weeping willow lined acres. If you wish to stay the weekend, they offer weekend lodging options for the bridal party and guests. Plus, they offer catering and rehearsal dinner options too, so you don’t have to worry about hiring outside caterers or hosting your rehearsal dinner party in another venue. 


The Penn Stater Hotel & Conference Center

215 Innovation Blvd, State College, PA 16803
Phone: (814) 863-5000
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Located near Penn State University and 2 miles from Beaver Stadium, the Penn Stater Hotel & Conference Center is a modern hotel and event venue. With 300 guest rooms, this gorgeous venue offers both indoor and outdoor settings for your ceremony and reception.

The outdoor terrace is an ideal space for a ceremony or cocktail party as it provides breathtaking views of central Pennslyvania’s rolling hills. Moreover, their spacious event rooms are perfect for a wedding reception.

With the help of their experienced wedding planners, you can create a menu that you and your guests will love. You can also choose their stress-free wedding package, which includes everything you need for a memorable wedding experience. With their convenient wedding package, you can expect a one hour cocktail party, a champagne toast, decor, four-course meals, and a two night stay at their bridal suite.  


The University Club

331 W College Ave, State College, PA 16801
Phone: (814) 237-6576
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Located in downtown State College Pennsylvania, this vintage venue is a social hub for the local community. This Happy Valley lodging is also located in Penn State University.

The historic wedding venue offers a unique space for both ceremonies and receptions. With exclusive use of the first floor, the venue is ideal for weddings with 200 guests and has an outside patio that can accommodate small, intimate weddings with up to 50 guests. 


Toftrees Golf Resort

1 Country Club Ln, State College, PA 16803
Phone: (814) 234-8000
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Troftrees Golf Resort is a country club, hotel, restaurant, and venue with a serene, natural setting near downtown State College. This resort offers an 18-hole golf course, 102 guest rooms and suites, full service amenities, and a hospitable staff. This premier wedding venue is an ideal location to host your ceremony and reception. They offer a myriad of indoor and outdoor sites to choose from!

Exchange vows in the fire-lit library or in the spectacular outdoor lawn surrounded by pine trees. With an onsite caterer, you can host your reception party in The Aspen Room, which can accommodate 50 to 250 guests.

You can also party in The Silver Maple Ballroom, which can accommodate 20-200 guests. Another wonderful option for you reception is the Aspen Retreat, which has a spacious terrace that provides scenic views of the landscaped golf course and manicured gardens. 


Final Thoughts

State College, PA offers plenty of unique wedding venue options for any couple’s style. From historic mansions and museums to picturesque farms and lodgings and more, State College, PA wedding venues have a lot to offer.

Need more information on unique wedding venue ideas? Check out our list of 24 Non-tradtional wedding venue ideas that won’t break your budget

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