Anyone looking to celebrate a milestone has plenty of options in Northeast Pennsylvania.
We’ve gathered together what you’ll need to know if you’re looking for somewhere to hold your wedding, bridal shower, baby shower and more. Check with each venue regarding its guidelines for larger gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic. Included are the venues’ normal capacities to help you plan for future events.
Constantino’s Catering and Events
Address: Main office, 458 E. Drinker St., Dunmore; venue, 1385 Lackawanna Trail, Glenburn Twp.
Highlights: Full-service event venue includes bridal suite, several styled ceremony spaces and ballroom receptions. Packages are available for showers, christenings, reunions, anniversaries, birthdays and more. Off-site catering also is available.
Details: 570-963-1691 or constantinocatering.com
Elmhurst Country Club
Address: 319 Gardner Road, Roaring Brook Twp.
Highlights: Venue is available to members and non-members for ceremonies, receptions and parties. Booking early is encouraged.
Address: 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton
Capacity: 100 seated/125 standing
Highlights: Located in Scranton’s historic Nay Aug Park, the Everhart has select spaces available for any occasion, including the lobby; bird, fossil, rock, main and second-floor galleries; and the multipurpose and lounge areas.
Address: 1501 Main St., Peckville
Highlights: Choose from one of three ballrooms. Fiorelli’s also provides on- and off-premise catering with customizable menus.
Details: For an appointment, call Christine Fiorelli at 570-489-6777 or visit fiorellicatering.com.
Genetti Manor Banquet and Convention Center
Address: 1505 Main Ave., Dickson City
Highlights: Garden area allows for outdoor cocktail receptions and wedding ceremonies. Italian Chef Donald Mastrogiovanni and Pastry Chef Zack Morgart are on site for reception menus and wedding cakes.
Green Ridge Club
Address: 1645 Wyoming Ave., Scranton
Capacity: Ballroom, 175; tea room, 40
Highlights: Choose from the Victoria Ballroom or the Roselyn Tea Room, which have Victorian influences like antique chandeliers and oil paintings. The ballroom can accommodate larger parties for a sit-down dinner or buffet, while the tea room is ideal for bridal showers.
Details: For an appointment, call owner/consultant Julie Sinkaus at 570-468-7252 or the club at 570-343-8411 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Glenmaura National Golf Club
Address: 100 Glenmaura National Blvd., Moosic
Highlights: Get married overlooking the 18th green.
Details: 570-343-4642 or gngc.net
Hilton Scranton and Conference Center
Address: 100 Adams Ave.
Capacity: Casey Ballroom, 500; Electric City Ballroom, 150; Mayfield Room, 62
Highlights: The downtown hotel has several spaces capable of accommodating different sizes of events.
Holiday Inn Scranton — East Dunmore
Address: 200 Tigue St., Dunmore
Highlights: Banquets, receptions and dinners take place in the 4,000-square-foot ballroom. Guests can stay in one of the 116 newly remodeled guest rooms and suites. There also are a restaurant and bar, parking and free WiFi.
Details: Jocelyn Torres, 570-866-2365
Radisson at Lackawanna Station hotel
Address: 700 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton
Highlights: The historic train station transformed into a hotel offers options for large and small weddings and events. Also, take advantage of the onsite catering manager.
Address: 214 W. Lackawanna Ave., Olyphant
Highlights: Family-owned and operated since 1952, it features the recently renovated Regal Ballroom and Empress Ballroom (the Blue Room is being renovated). For any celebration, the venue offers both on- and off-premise catering.
Scranton Cultural Center at The Masonic Temple
Address: 420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton
Capacity: 500 seated
Highlights: Choose from a variety of rooms that can accommodate anything from micro weddings to galas, including the Grand Ballroom, Shopland Hall, the Ladies Parlor, Casey Library, Raymond Hood Room, Craftsmen Hall and lobbies.
Details: Events director Erin Speicher, email@example.com or 570-346-7369, ext. 135
Stone Meadow Gardens
Address: 1273 Country Club Road, Newton Twp.
Highlights: For more of an industrial, earthy feel, use the indoor Stone Chapel and Terra Cotta Room. Wedding ceremonies also can take place outdoors.
Details: 570-586-4455 or stonemeadowweddings.com
Address: 1101 N. Main Ave., Scranton
Highlights: The historic building is one of the oldest homes in Lackawanna County. Rent the first floor for engagement parties, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions or cocktail parties.
The Club at the Highlands
Address: 2700 Highland Blvd., Archbald
Capacity: Banquet room, 375; Gold Room, 20
Highlights: Guests can enjoy drinks on the patio or in the banquet room, and the dance floor is movable.
Details: 570-536-9763 or clubatthehighlands.com
Address: 401 Jefferson Ave., Scranton
Highlights: Multiple indoor and outdoors spaces are available. Make any ceremony or event special with floral by POSH Life Floral & Events, and take advantage of established relationships with recommended officiants, musicians and vendors. Three private suites also are available for overnight accommodations.
POSH at the Scranton Club
Address: 404 N. Washington Ave., Scranton
Highlights: The full-service downtown space formerly housed the Scranton Club, now located only in the basement. POSH offers classic American cuisine in a refined yet casual setting. The second floor event spaces can be used for any special event.
Address: 702 St. Mary’s Villa Road, Elmhurst Twp.
Highlights: Enjoy a ceremony in nature. From the stone work to the grand classic foyer and stained glass windows, Zacharellis Gardens offers a natural setting for memorable events.
Details: 570-842-4975 or zacharellisgardens.com
The Anthracite Center
Address: 41 N. Main St., Carbondale
Highlights: First built as the First National Bank of Carbondale in 1928, the bank was transformed into a special-events venue with large mezzanine and main floor. The site still has original cast stone, marble and woodwork features. Inside the massive bank vault, find a fully stocked bar.
Best Western Plus Genetti Hotel & Conference Center
Address: 77 E. Market St., Wilkes-Barre
Highlights: The venue can accommodate large and small parties, including wedding ceremonies and receptions. Suites are available for brides and grooms. After hours, take advantage of area restaurants and bars located on Public Square.
Details: Call 570-820-8507 or visit genetti.com.
Address: 70 Ridgway Drive, Dallas
Highlights: Use the Irem’s decorated wedding arch. The main pavilion includes a stage and dance floor and is handicap accessible.
Details: 570-675-4465 or irempavilion.com
Address: 59 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre
Capacity: Georgian Mansion, 250; outdoor tent, 350
Highlights: Members and member-sponsored guests can take advantage of the private, outdoor tent, courtyard and gardens or 19th-century mansion. Valet parking and shuttle service are available for area hotels.
Details: 570-822-6141 orwestmorelandclub.org
The Woodlands and Bridal Gardens
Address: 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.
Highlights: For larger parties, the Woodlands offers scenic bridal gardens near a stream as well as 150 guest rooms, an outdoor area for cocktail hour or barbecue for rehearsal dinner, and a salon and spa. On-site catering is available.
Room at 900
Address: 900 Rutter Ave., Kingston
Highlights: Venue can be transformed to accommodate any occasion. It has a 61-inch-by-12-inch video wall, projectors, LED lighting and surround sound system.
Details: 570-338-2022 ortheroomat900.com
The Grand Bank
Address: 23 N. Main St., Ashley
Capacity: Seated, 100; standing, 200
Highlights: 1920s-style bank features a vault, chandelier, repurposed safe deposit box viewing rooms as a photo booth make the location unique for parites. An event planner is included in the cost of rental.
The Barn at Glistening Pond
Address: 421 Pine Hill Road, Falls Twp.
Highlights: Guests can enjoy a wrap-around deck overlooking the pond and use the stone fireplace or outdoor patio. The barn’s features include vaulted ceilings and hanging chandeliers.
Details: 570-575-5666 orglisteningpond.com
Shadowbrook Inn & Resort
Address: 201 Resort Lane, Tunkhannock Twp.
Highlights: Resort offers several packages for celebrating any occasion plus accommodations for overnight guests.
The Air Pavilion is available for showers, birthday parties, graduation parties and casual weddings. The venue recently remodeled banquet facility and can accommodate large weddings, formal gatherings, fundraisers and social events.
Details: 570-836-2151 or shadowbrookresort.com
Stone Hedge Golf Course
Address: 55 Stonehedge Drive, Tunkhannock
Highlights: For any occasion, the upper deck is attached to the main event space and overlooks the 18-hole championship golf course for scenic views. Guests can take advantage of a brand new ceremony site, pavilion, and condominium that can host up to eight people, ideal for bridal parties. The Hedge Bar & Grill restaurant opened in June and offers a limited menu as well as the option for onsite catering. For room accommodations, reach out to the venue.
6th & River
Address: Suite 6, 525 Church St., Honesdale
Capacity: 180 or 240 with adjoining room
Highlights: Enjoy a restored historic brick warehouse with cathedral-style ceilings and large windows that overlook the Lackawaxen River. The event space comes with an industrial movable bar.
Details: 570-647-9476 or 6thandriver.com
Hawley Silk Mill
Address: 8 Silk Mill Drive, Hawley
Capacity: Cocoon Coffee House, 40; the Boiler Room, 75
Highlights: Spaces offer a more intimate experience. The Boiler Room within the main building features an industrial repurposed style, while Cocoon is located out front.
Details: 570-576-0451 or hawleysilkmill.com
Fox Hill Farm
Address: 297 Fox Hill Road, Honesdale
Highlights: The 19th-century rustic barn has a grand entrance, dance floor and separate catering area plus a long dining hall.
Details: 570-647-9476 or foxhillfarmexperience.com
Address: 205 Route 507, Palmyra Twp.
Highlights: From cocktail hour to brunch the next morning, Silver Birches has numerous options for special occasions. Couples can get married on the dock on Lake Wallenpaupack.
Details: 570-226-4388 or silverbirchesresortpa.com
New Leaf Farm Weddings and Special Events
Address: 185 Jubinsky Road, South Canaan Twp.
Highlights: Barn situated on 30 acres offers scenic views and is available for rent from May through October.
Old School Farm
Address: 303 Upper Woods Road, Dyberry Twp.
Highlights: This rustic location features an Amish-built, timber-frame barn and wood-fired pizza oven. A variety of indoor and outdoor vintage staging elements are available as add-on features.
Details: 570-253-1393 or oldschoolfarm.com
Woodloch Pines Resort
Address: 731 Welcome Lake Road, Lackawaxen Twp.
Capacity: Mount Laurel dining room, 250; Lakeview dining room, 130; and the Clubhouse at Woodloch Springs, 120
Highlights: The all-inclusive resort offers a one-stop shop where people can hold their rehearsal dinner, wedding and breakfast the next day. Get married on the mountainside of the golf course or beside the lake at Woodloch Pines. The Inn at Woodloch features the above dining rooms and clubhouse.
Laura Rysz is the features copy editor and calendar editor at The Times-Tribune and runs the Talk of the Times column, which focuses on local fundraisers and other events. Additionally, Laura curates events online and copy edits print editions of the Life&Times and Weekend Times sections of the newspaper. She is a graduate of Haddonfield Memorial High School, New Jersey, and earned an English professional writing degree with a minor in mass communications from King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; 570-348-9100 x5228; @laurarysz