Facility Rentals

Planning an event? From distinctive corporate events to romantic outdoor weddings, LancasterHistory is the perfect location for your special event. Share the magic of this beautifully restored historic house and grounds with friends, family, or clients by hosting a unique celebration on the grounds of LancasterHistory. To request information, please fill out and submit the webform at the bottom of this page.

Corporate & Special Events in Ware Commons

Image of the interior of Ware Commons at LancasterHistory.org.Ware Commons—with its sweeping ceilings and beautiful views of Wheatland, surrounded all the while by history—provides an excellent spot for your company’s next client-appreciation event, cocktail reception, or special event.

Corporate events may also be hosted outdoors on the Wheatland lawn, the Carriage House Terrace, and in Ryder Hall, our educational auditorium.

Rental packages have been specially designed for your convenience by Shumaker PDT, Lancaster County’s premier special events team.


Outdoor Weddings at President James Buchanan’s Wheatland

Image of Wheatland during autumn.Set against the backdrop of the 1828 Presidential mansion, the gently sloped hills of Wheatland provide a dramatic location for your wedding ceremony or rehearsal dinner. The Carriage House, built in 1893, offers two restroom facilities and a staging room for the bridal party. The Carriage House terrace is the perfect location for cocktails before, during, or after your ceremony.



Photography on the Campus of History

With the combination of historic charm and lush greenery, the Campus of History makes a lovely backdrop for wedding, family, and individual photos. If you are interested in bringing a photographer and your party to have photos taken on the grounds at LancasterHistory, we encourage you to fill out the contact form below in advance to request more information.