Frequently Asked Questions
Does The Willows have minimum guest counts?
All weddings require a minimum of 75 guests
Does The Willows offer discounts?
5 % Discount off the food total for weddings of 75 or more
adult guests held on Fridays or Sundays
This excludes holiday weekends including Memorial day weekend,
4th of July weekend, and Labor day weekend
What additional fees are involved if any?
Inside or Outside Ceremony fee is 650.00
Outdoor chair rental (white garden chair) fee is $3.50 per chair
We do offer several services to enhance your reception- please see the enhancement pages
What is the timing for the day?
Reception start times are flexible - a 5 hour period is included with each package
An additional hour will be billed at $500.00 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 Willows 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 75 guests
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 deposit and signed Terms of Agreement.