FAQs

Is there a minimum guest requirement for a wedding?

No, we have packages that fit the guest count you're expecting for your event. Our maximum count is 225.

How do I reserve a wedding date?

A 25% non-refundable deposit + signed contract are required to officially book your wedding date. Historic Shady Lane does not place dates on hold. 

Do you provide tables/chairs for ceremony, cocktail hour or reception?

Yes! We provide all of the tables/chairs for your entire day. Our staff will set up/tear down as well.

Do you provide linens for tables?

No, but we work with many catering and rental companies that are happy to assist you with linen rentals.

Do you provide a day-of wedding coordinator? 

No, however we do require that you hire one for the day of your wedding. Please contact us directly for more information about the coordinators we work with

Are we allowed to bring our own alcohol?

Yes, however all alcohol must be served by an insured bartender.

Is there an option to add additional rental time to the beginning/end of the day?

No, due to noise restrictions the beginning and end times detailed in your wedding package are to remain unaltered.

Do you provide decorations

No, however we do work with many rental companies and design teams that are happy to assist you!

Does Historic Shady Lane staff assist with decorating?

No, our staff sets up/tears down tables/chairs, maintains the appearance of the venue and assists guests, vendors and bridal parties throughout the day.

Do you allow pets onsite?

Absolutely! You are welcome to have pets in the bridal suites while you are getting ready and they are welcome to remain onsite for the entire rental period.

Do you allow candles?

Yes! You are welcome to use open-flame candles for decoration at your ceremony, cocktail hour and reception.

Do you require insurance?

Yes, all couples must supply Historic Shady Lane with a special event endorsement policy for the day of their wedding, with coverage up to $1,000,000.

Are we allowed to bring decorations/rentals to the venue early or pick them up after our event?

No. All decorations and rentals must be dropped off and picked up the same day as the rental period.

Are the bridal suites included in the package?

Yes, both the Bridal Cottage and the Den are included in our Traditional and Intimate Wedding Packages.

Are the ceremony sites an additional charge?

No, all ceremony sites are included in the cost of the rental. 

Are the greenhouse and tent an additional charge to use for our wedding?

No, both the greenhouse and tent are included in our Traditional and Intimate Wedding Packages.

Do I have to have an appointment to visit the venue for any reason?

Yes. The property is a private residence. All visits are to be scheduled with the Venue Director or Assistant Venue Director, this includes but is not limited to: tours, meetings with vendors, taking photos, stopping by to show family, etc

Please contact us directly for any other questions you may have. 

475 Shady Lane

Manchester, PA 17345

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