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Frequently Asked Questions


Does The Willows have minimum guest counts?

Weddings require a minimum of 100 guests on Fridays and Saturdays


Does The Willows offer discounts?

5 % Discount off the food total for weddings held on Fridays

This excludes holiday weekends including Memorial Day weekend, July 4th weekend, and Labor Day weekend

What additional fees are involved if any?

Ceremony Fee - Inside or Outside is 750.00  

Outdoor chair rental (white garden chair) fee is $4.00 per chair, including set up and tear down  

We do offer several services to enhance your reception- please see the enhancements page

What is the timing for the day?

Reception start times are flexible - a 5 hour period is included with each package

An additional hour reception time will be billed at 750.00 per hour

Bar packages are for 4 hours – the bar will close ½ hour for dinner service and ½ hour before the end of reception – Additional hour bar packages are listed on the bar page

When is the rehearsal practice for the onsite ceremony?

For all booked ceremonies your complimentary one-hour rehearsal time will be scheduled as close to your wedding day as possible. The day and time will be based upon availability. Because of this please be aware that your rehearsal time might not be the day before your wedding.

Can you host our rehearsal dinner?

Yes, The Fireside Tavern Restaurant, which is on site, has private rooms available to book for rehearsal dinners. These rooms can be booked depending on availability, group size, and handicap accessibility.

If the rehearsal dinner is booked on site as well as the reception the private room cost of 200.00 will be waived


Is The Willows Handicap Accessible?

The Ballroom and Courtyard are handicap accessible

On premise, The Fireside Tavern Restaurant is handicap accessible however the upstairs private dining rooms are not handicap accessible


Does The Willows have dollar minimums? 

No. However, you are required to choose a food package and a beverage package and have a minimum of 100 guests on Fridays and Saturdays.

Can we reserve overnight rooms for our guests?

  Yes! Please contact the Clarion at 717-687-7691 or The Holiday Inn at (717) 455-4700, both on premise, to check availability and set up a room block

The Willows and The Fireside Tavern Restaurant are not affiliated with either hotel


Can you use an outside caterer?  

No, we are a full-service restaurant that provides this service to you. However, you may certainly select a bakery of your choice for your cake or dessert.


Can The Willows recommend vendors, (florist, photographers, music and bakeries)?

  Yes, we can provide you with a list of vendors that we recommend. However, couples may choose to use vendors not on the list at no additional cost


How many people can The Willows accommodate?

Up to 300 for a Served Meal or 275 for a Buffet


How many weddings are hosted in one day?

The Willows hosts one wedding in the ballroom per day. Couples may choose what time they’d like to begin their ceremony or reception.


What is the “Hold” policy?

The Willows can hold a date up to 10 days at no cost. At the end of the 10-day period we will release the date or reserve the date for you with the reception deposit of 2500.00 and signed Terms of Agreement.

The Willows Ballroom
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