Central Pennsylvania's greenhouse wedding venue



historic shady lane


Scroll to learn more about the spaces available during your wedding day
and watch our virtual tour

central pa's greenhouse

wedding venue

Historic Shady Lane has an impressive 34-acres of land featuring the main estate (which houses a getting ready suite), the cottage (another getting ready suite), 4+ ceremony site options, the greenhouse (main cocktail hour space), and the reception tent. With endless greenery, photo opportunities and the freedom to make it your dream wedding; Historic Shady Lane is your premier Central PA wedding venue.

"HSL is an amazing place to have a wedding. The wedding party can get ready on site, have the ceremony on site, AND the reception on site. It was so nice having everything right there."

madison, hsl bride

the cottage

This building is home to one of our getting ready spaces. Start your pre-wedding festivities in this private, two story cottage filled with natural sunlight.

the den

Located under the patio of the Main House, the den is home to the second getting ready suite. Complete with a full kitchen and bath, your partner won't have to stress about getting ready in a hotel and then making it to the ceremony on time.

the rose garden

Located at the Main Estate, this ceremony site features cobblestone walkways, pink rose bushes & ivy-covered spruce trees.


An actual 1900s band stand, this ceremony site features white-washed pillars with ivy trailing the cement platform.

greenhouse terrace

Located directly in front of our 1890s greenhouse, this ceremony site features cobblestone walls, Japanese maples, hydrangeas & rhododendrons.

the woodlands

Looking for a woodlands fairytale? Sunlight filters through the forest at this ceremony site to create a fairytale-like atmosphere.

the greenhouse

The heart of Shady Lane, our 1890s greenhouse is used as a ceremony site, a back up plan for rain or during cocktail hour.

greenhouse patios

Two patio spaces are available for a ceremony site or use during cocktail hour. Both surrounded by towering trees and bistro lighting hanging overhead.

Cocktail hour

You're married and now it's time to celebrate! Your guests will enjoy mingling, bites and refreshments at our greenhouse and surrounding patios.

reception tent

Let the celebration continue into our 4000 square ft tent complete with draping and doors the open around the perimeter, creating an indoor-outdoor feel!

Virtual Tour

With 34 acres of property, we want you to be able to get the full picture of what you'll have access to on your wedding day! Our early-springtime virtual tour will show you all of the getting-ready suites, event spaces and layout of the estate. Enjoy your virtual visit!

"Our wedding day was PERFECT. HSL is honestly one of the best spots to get married."

Taylor, Hsl bride

what sets us apart?

At Historic Shady Lane, we want to make your wedding day as easy and stress-free as possible by providing suites for getting ready onsite, multiple ceremony options, separate cocktail hour area, a tented reception space, tables and chairs, and more.
We'll provide the wedding day staples so you focus on the fun part of planning those parts of the day that best describe you!

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