Your Wedding day is approaching fast, and you re starting to worry about the small logistics and details of the day. Don’t worry too much, especially if you have hired a Day of Coordinator (we have an awesome one on staff, Brittany Little) to create your timeline. But what about the morning of? What do your bridesmaids and you need to bring in order to have a stress free glam up before the ceremony and reception? After tying the knot this past June along with working during the day of the majority of weddings at The Booking House I have developed a list of things I think are essential that morning time. Bridal Suite Packing list is attached below:
Michaela has been working at The Booking House since before it was even “The Booking House”. Since 2014 she has met and worked with local Lancaster vendors, met with engaged couples and seen their weddings take life! When it was her turn to plan her wedding she knew just which vendors to choose to bring her modern fairy tale vision to life! Catch a glimpse of their day:
Considering The Booking House for your wedding? Join us on Sunday August 5th for our Champagne tours. Enjoy a glass of champagne while you meet with Michaela, Michele, Jp or Brittany to have your own private tour of The Booking House! During these tours, our main room will be set up like it would be for a typical wedding reception. Light Hor D’oeuvres and treats will be available in our cocktail hour space. To set up your champagne tour please contact Michaela via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“After a ten year relationship and attending 30 weddings together prior to their own, Meggan and James decided to tie the knot! The Booking House in Manheim, which is a restored 1800s cigar factory, combined the rustic/chic feel the bride was hoping for with her groom’s more industrial style. The most important thing for the couple was to host an event not only a reflection of their love, but of their fun personalities and relationship…” Read more on the Artfully Wed Blog
Recently engaged and ready to get married this year? We are offering all couples $1,000 off select wedding dates in 2018. Email us today to set up a private tour and discuss all the details of the deal. Let’s get your date booked!
It was a few months ago that Timbrel reached out to us with her idea to start a cultured wedding workshop for Lancaster area photographers and wedding planners. the goal of the workshops were to teach our wedding vendors about different cultures and their wedding traditions. We loved the idea and were honored to host the first Cultured Wedding Workshop! Here are a few highlights from that day taken by Garnet Dahlia Photography. Stay tuned for her next workshop in May that will focus on Greek wedding traditions and culture!
What beautiful wedding to kick off the month of March! Angela & Marshall did not stop smiling all day and their happiness was contagious! Following their intimate ceremony upstairs in the Rizzardi Room, the guests enjoyed hor d’oeuvres and drinks in the Whitaker & Station room while we transformed the upstairs into their reception. From the delicious wedding cake to the killer dance moves this wedding was one for the books! Congratulations to this beautiful couple!
This wedding reception was oh so cozy! Since we are a year round facility we get to see every season of weddings. Its hard to pick a favorite time of the year, but there is something special about fall weddings. The weather outside is cool and crisp and The Booking House is kept cozy and warm throughout the event. This bride actually “DIY-ed” her decor for her autumn reception. She used gold pumpkins on wood stump slices as her centerpieces and enlisted her groomsmen to set up the room. The fall theme was very elegant and practical. What are your favorite ideas for a fall wedding?
One of our Beautiful brides is headed to Rio for the 2016 Summer Olympics with the USA Field Hockey Team! We were so honored to host her special day back in December. She picked a date in December that was right at the start of the team’s two week holiday break. I remember her telling me that she had practice the day before her wedding! Congratulations Katie, it looks like your hard work and dedication has paid off!
Join us for an afternoon of delicious samples, live music, event florals and design, and local beverages by some of our most popular vendors! We would love to give you a taste of what The Booking House could look like on your wedding day!
There is something so special about our couples who booked their wedding with us before we had even finished renovations. Abby and Adnan were such a special couple to us. They had one of the largest weddings we have ever had here and we loved seeing the blend of their families on their special day! Abby’s wedding style looked like it was straight out of an Anthropologie store from the handcrafted farmhouse tables with eucalyptus runners to the blush dresses that the bride and bridesmaids wore. Our hearts were full watching the families celebrate together! We wish the best for Abby & Adnan and we are happy to share their photos captured by Lauren & Tim Fair!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! We are looking forward to many winter weddings and holiday celebrations over the next couple months. Perhaps the best thing about this time of the year is gathering with family and friends. We are hoping for a holiday season filled with Laughter, Warmth, & Love!
We would love to host your holiday celebration or event! We are still taking last minute reservations. Please contact us today for a free event consultation!
Thinking about having your 2015 holiday party at The Booking House? If you sign up within the month of July you will receive an extra hour free ($100 value). Catering and Linen coordination is available upon request.
To find out more about our Christmas in July deal please email email@example.com
On Sunday March 29th we had the pleasure of hosting a Tasting for Rettew’s Catering at The Booking House. Everything was amazing from their delicious dinner and appetizer selections to the cake samples and macaroons! We worked with Lori from Wildflowers By Design to bring in some florals and decor for the event and her designs looked gorgeous and complimented our venue perfectly. It was so nice to have 3 West Productions join us as well to perform live during the event, they are the perfect wedding band. I was so happy to see how well everything turned out, better than I could have imagined! I love looking back on the photos that Brittney Kreider Photography took that day. Her amazing and clear photos take me right back to that wonderful Sunday afternoon. When you work with a quality vendor, you are guaranteed a quality product! Thank you to everyone who attended that day, we hope to see you again soon!
On Sunday March 29th we are teaming up with a select group of local vendors in our area to bring you a unique tasting event. Come join us to taste delicious bites, view gorgeous florals, enjoy live music and experience The Booking House! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more information about this exclusive event!
We asked every bride we have had since we opened last July to send in their favorite picture from their wedding of them and their sweetheart. I loved the responses and seeing what everyone chose as their favorite! Here are the photos I received from them:
It was great to reminisce while looking back at all these pictures. Thank you for being such an important part of our opening year!
Attention all potential 2015 brides and grooms! We have had a last minute cancellation for our Saturday March 21st 2015 wedding. We will be offering this date at half price. If you are interested in having a wedding at The Booking House for half of the cost please contact email@example.com
It’s so great to hear from our couples after their wedding day at The Booking House. Being a key part in making someone’s big day special is just another reason we love our job!
“Michaela & Family:
THANK YOU! Those words do not even begin to express our gratitude for everything you did to help make our wedding day perfect. From the moment we met with JP to tour the venue space (while it was nothing but a gutted building, with no heat in the middle of last winter!), we knew this was where we were to be married. You fulfilled all our our needs, answered all of our concerns, and helped make our wedding a wonderful memory. It was absolutely perfect and we can’t thank you enough.
To your whole staff, and everyone who had any part of this past Saturday – THANK YOU! Thank you for making our wedding as perfect as I had always dreamed it would be.
We love this shot from this couple’s first look! What is your opinion on first looks? Break tradition and share an intimate moment before the ceremony, or be completely surprised when walking down the aisle and seeing each other for the first time?
The Booking House along with Perron Construction was honored to receive an award from the Historic Preservation Trust in Lancatser for 2014. We were thrilled to receive this award and we could not have done it without all the friends, families and the companies involved in the restoration process. We would like to thank the Perron Construction Team, Bauman Bros. Concrete LLC, Commonwealth Fire Protection Company Inc., Cloister’s Flooring America, Garden Spot Mechanical, Ken Martin Electical, Koppenhaver & Associates., Stellar Painting, Two Dudes Painting, Cornerstone Drywall Co., Zimmerman Construction LLC, Door Solutions, Fittery’s Masonry, Garaventa Lift, Ralph Wilhelm Jr. Inc., Hershocks Inc., and Select Security!
Before we opened in July, we had just started researching the wedding business and we could not believe how many quality vendors and friendly people we would come across. Jordan Bush was one of the first photographers to snap a couple photos of The Booking House and share them with us. We were so excited to see the photos from our Ribbon Cutting Event on his blog shortly after our opening. We have grown to become good friends with Jordan and he was even kind enough to post this endorsement on our Wedding Wire profile. Thanks Jordan!
“Everything about the Booking House is totally refreshing and exciting! For starters, it is a family owned & operated event venue. If you haven’t discovered it already, the Perrons are amazing to work with. They have a sincere, authentic approach and are genuinely interested in taking care of their guests. They are exceptionally welcoming, a lot of fun, easy to connect with, and very creative to work with. The space itself can accommodate more intimate gatherings of up to 100 or larger events up to 250. The two sided fireplace shared by the main rooms is an amazing centerpiece to both. When you enter the building and walk up the stairs, you’ll turn to enter the grand Rizzardi Room, and if it doesn’t take your breath away, it must be dark. The exposed beams, vaulted ceilings and recessed lighting of the renovated cigar warehouse make for an exquisite setting full of warm character. The Crow’s Nest above is another favorite: a cigar style lounge with huge leather furniture and a bar. There isn’t a venue I’ve photographed in seven years that has the atmosphere and soul of the Booking House, and very few are even comparable in quality. It’s easy to get everything setup with the assistance of an elevator, electrical outlets are conveniently located, and parking close by across the street. Every occasion I get to work with the Perrons at the Booking House is one I absolutely look forward to!”
It’s always so rewarding to hear from your past brides after the wedding day is over. Its so amazing to watch their dreams unfold and to hear their reactions afterwards. This was a review we got on our profile on The Knot from one of first brides to book! Thanks Amanda, congratulations to you & Nick!
“Wedding Of My Dreams!
If your looking for a classy, vintage, brick and wood setting, this is the place for you. Not only is the Booking House beautiful on the inside and out, their service is wonderful and personal. They are very accommodating and truly care about your special day. You can rent 1 or more rooms depending on your guest count. Rettews catering is right across the street which makes planning and service on your wedding day a breeze! The Booking House and Rettews was the best set of team members I could have ever had for my special day.”
It’s always so rewarding to hear what our brides have to say after their weddings. This was a review we received from our wedding held this past weekend. Chad & Jessica were a great couple to work with and we wish them the best! Thanks for the kind words!
“I can’t say enough wonderful things about The Booking House. We held our wedding ceremony and reception at the venue on 9/20/14 and everything went so smoothly thanks to our venue. They helped work with our vendors to ensure everyone was on the same page before our event and they communicated with my husband and I throughout the whole process. They are a very new venue but ALL the details were planned so well I would have thought they’ve been in business for 20 years. The decor and feel in the venue were everything I was looking for my wedding, everything is so beautiful and perfect here. I HIGHLY recommend booking with this venue if you are looking for a venue that’s easy to work with that has a beautiful chic and rustic feel.” – Jessica
Are you in charge of planning your company’s holiday event this year? Or has your house gotten too small to host your entire extended family for dinner this year? We have the perfect place for all your holiday gatherings! Whether you have 20 or 250, we have plenty of availability for you. We can provide a cozy and unique space, and Rettew’s catering can provide all your dining needs! Contact us for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
This past weekend we had yet another adorable wedding! We were so thrilled to be hosting Kim & Craig’s wedding, because they were one of the first couples to come and tour our building before any work was done to it. They booked on complete faith and they were thrilled with how it turned out. Kim made a lot of the decorations herself and it really added a personal touch to her wedding. One of my favorite parts was the Auntie Annes truck outside serving pretzels to guests as they arrived. It was a the perfect snack to hold them over during the ceremony! We were so impressed by her DIY details and even more impressed that her daughter was getting married on Sunday! We couldn’t believe that they were hosting two weddings in one weekend but they pulled it off. So happy for the newlyweds! Congratulations Kim & Craig!
The cooler weather is here and it’s time to say farewell to beach days, picnics, and summer weddings. It’s so hard to say hello to autumn when we receive photos from our weddings over the summer. One of our favorite summer looks was Kevin & Carolyn’s colorful DIY wildflower wedding. The bright yellows, purples, oranges , and pinks found in her flowers looked adorable in mason jars. We love her colorful look, and we’re certainly going to miss the long warm days of summer!
Last night we had the pleasure of working with Jordan Bush Photography and Wildflowers by Design to stage a holiday themed party in the Rizzardi Room. We had a blast working with such genuine and talented people! Here are a couple of photos I snapped during the shoot, can’t wait to share the photos that Jordan took!
Last weekend we hosted yet another gorgeous wedding! We loved this Bride’s vintage/glam style. It was great to see the bride and groom celebrating with family and friends! Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Kline!
We were not only thrilled to celebrate with Allison & Jeff, but also to work with the JDK Group in August! Everything from this wedding was perfect down to the last details! Congratulations to the happy couple!
Everyone is invited to attend our Ribbon Cutting Event and Dedication! The Manheim Chamber as well as the Downtown group will be helping to host the event. We will be featuring a wine tasting with Waltz Vineyards as well as some Hor D’oeuvres from Rettew’s Catering. Everyone is welcome to come and tour the inside as well as experience live music during the event. Please join us for the opening of our new wedding venue in Manheim, Pa!