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!

Historic downtown Lancaster county wedding venue

While the lush farmland of Lancaster, Pennsylvania has many elegant wedding venues, Excelsior is completely unique, with its own natural beauty. The wedding venue, located in the heart of the city, boasts lush outdoor spaces amidst Lancaster city vibes. This national historic landmark has been hosting wedding events in recent years, after undergoing significant renovations to make the space much more modern, while still preserving the rustic aesthetic for family and guests to enjoy on the big day.

Excelsior is a dream for wedding photographers

Rebecca and Alex’s indoor-outdoor November Excelsior wedding day was breathtaking. Their wedding ceremony was open aire on the terrace with copper and mirrored accents and a stunning wall of greenery as their backdrop. Their wedding reception utilized all levels of Excelsior’s venue with a bright and airy dinner with gorgeous greenery all around. Then they floated down the flower-adorned grand staircase to get the dance party started. As the venue is a best of weddings winner, it’s no surprise that there is always delicious food at Excelsior! It was a night to remember for sure!

The Excelsior Wedding ceremony location is completely one of a kind!

As a wedding photographer based in the Lancaster area since 2009, I am always impressed by the wedding visions created by the Excelsior team, whose wedding planning process is quite unique. Hiring a day-of coordinator is required. Trust us, it is in your best interest, because the wedding venue is actually quite large, from the outdoor areas to the dance floor. We’re happy to provide vendor recommendations for coordinators, who all give amazing service. Your wedding guests will thank you when everything runs smoothly, and your wedding photos will be even better! To help visualize your upcoming wedding, Excelsior actually built a full virtual tour of this beautiful wedding venue at this site. There are so many choices that you will have no problem finding the perfect space for your own wedding. We love that there is so much variety, because the wedding photos are completely unique each time. We have photographed some of our favorite wedding ceremonies at Excelsior. Rain or shine, this is the perfect wedding venue in Lancaster, Pennsylvania! Enjoy the photos!

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