It’s no secret that our blog is full of fresh greens and rustic vibes. So, it should come as no surprise that we fell head-over-heels in love with the Excelsior wedding ceremony and reception venue in Lancaster, PA! Excelsior is a historic space that has been updated with modern twists. The juxtaposition of ivy covered brick with chic chandeliers could not be more perfect. There are so many unique features, such as the brewer’s catacombs and speakeasy. We’ve seen a lot as wedding photographers in Lancaster PA, and Excelsior is certainly very high on the list!

There are a number of different ways to use the Excelsior wedding space depending on the size of your wedding. There are two outdoor spaces, each perfect for cocktail hour or the wedding ceremony. Jill & Matt chose to have the wedding reception dinner on the top floor, with wild dancing taking over the level below. We really liked this idea because each wedding has so many different types of guests. Commonly, older guests prefer to spend most of their night socializing and enjoying dinner, while younger guests want as much dancing as possible. Of course, we love seeing grandparents go wild on the dance floor!

We also want to give a big shout out to Diana of Planned Perfection. Every Excelsior wedding must be accompanied by a planner, which honestly just makes everyone’s life incredibly easier. Planning a wedding ceremony and reception yourself may seem manageable, but even the smallest detail can throw the day off course. Diana is a true pro and will handle whatever you throw her way!

We were so thankful when Jill and Matt chose us at their wedding photographers. They have the kindest hearts and made sure their friends, family, and vendors had the time of their lives. We love you so much Jill and Matt!

we can't wait to hear from you!