Fern Hill Weddings

4144 Miller Road, Petersburg, PA
Capacity: 300 people

About Fern Hill Weddings

Fern Hill Weddings at C. Barton McCann School of Art is a unique venue for weddings and special events in Central Pennsylvania. Located just 13 miles from State College, and Penn State University’s main campus, it is also easily accessible from Huntingdon, Altoona, Hollidaysburg, and Lewistown PA. C. Barton McCann School of Art sets the standard for elegance among nature. Situated on 250 acres of lush green forest, wildflowers, ferns, annuals, and perennials, it is the ideal setting for the wedding of your dreams. Babbling brooks, streams and ponds offer unsurpassed serenity and beauty. Both outdoor and indoor spaces are available for ceremonies, receptions, retreats, and parties of all types. Modern facilities were created to blend perfectly with nature as well as, provide all the creature comforts needed for a comfortable celebration. Our helpful staff looks forward to assisting you and your guests every step of the way. From the planning phase to helping your guests park their cars upon arrival, to seeing that the ceremony, reception and clean up go smoothly, we will be there. We want your guests to be comfortable and relaxed, and most of all, we want you to enjoy your day. We at Fern Hill Weddings will strive to make your wedding or gathering a unique, memorable experience. One that you and your guests will talk about for years to come.

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A Central PA Bride - An Eventective User from YUMA, AZ

I was born and raised on a mountain in central PA, and I knew my dream wedding would have a setting somewhere that reflected the beautiful Pennsylvanian countryside I had grown to know and love. When my spouse and I were first looking for a wedding venue, I came down with the stomach flu and was unable to see Fern Hills for myself before the paperwork got signed. I took a huge leap of faith when my now-husband gave me the thumbs up on the venue... and I wasn't disappointed in the least! We had a beautiful August wedding. The Fern Hills staff carted myself and my bridal party around in go-carts on the wedding day, they did all the table and chair set-ups and take-downs, and they had beautiful cabins for the bridal party to stay in the night before the big day! Their price is a little higher than some of the other venues we checked out, but you get a lot for what you pay for! The staff was professional, kind, and encouraging! If you're looking for an outdoor wedding venue that reflects the rustic beauty of the Pennsylvania woods, I highly recommend Fern Hill!

Fairytale, Summer Wedding - An Eventective User from PORTLAND, OR

Fern Hill was a fairytale. The setting inspired the most beautiful, dreamlike wedding my wife and I could have ever hoped for. Sue and her team worked tirelessly to ensure that our guests (all 275 of them) were well accommodated and cared for. We cannot speak highly enough in regards to their professionalism and character. Similarly, the venue itself was spectacular. All of the buildings, from the charming cabin by the pond to the main cabin and beyond were simply amazing. It goes without saying, we highly recommend this location to anyone that is looking for a wedding set against a gorgeous, woodland backdrop. Two thumbs WAY up!

As mother of the bride I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Fern Hill Weddings - An Eventective User from Reading, PA

My daughter got married here in August of 2016, and I would not change a single thing. Everything was spectacular. Sue was an especially talented, friendly planner. The attention to detail was amazing. My daughter and her fiancé chose the outdoor sculpture garden in front of the gazebo to exchange vows. They wanted to include a special sand ceremony and Sue had everything set up perfectly. Sue and her team worked tirelessly to ensure the ceremony and reception went smoothly. It poured rain shortly before the outside ceremony was to begin, but the second it stopped Sue and her team were drying the chairs and cleaning up. They went above and beyond anything I expected. Sue offered some suggestions, some of which I resisted at first, but upon further consideration, my husband and I and the bridal couple decided Sue's ideas were right on target. Sue and her team have done this dozens and dozens of times, so enjoy the benefit of Sue's knowledge and experience and listen to her. Everything from the locations on, the setting, the proximity to Penn State (we hired school buses to transport guests), the limo, the caterer, the late evening wood fired pizza snack from Doan's Bones, and ESPECIALLY Sue and her team made my daughter's wedding absolutely beautiful. I suggest you schedule a visit and tour, you will definitely be glad you did.

Bride - An Eventective User from Tx

Absolutely love McCann School of Art. They have the most flexible staff! They go above and beyond for you. Peggy is really laid back and tries to accommodate you in every way. I could choose where I wanted to have my ceremony on the grounds. There is so many beautiful spots on the grounds, I had a hard time choosing. The Gardens are beautiful and stunning. The gazebo on the pond is peaceful and breathtaking. The wooded ceremony spot is calming with the stream running through it. I loved the gallery. There is so many amazing things that McCann has to offer, Words just can't do it justice. I really couldn't have had a better day. Thank you for making my day special and amazing.

Guest - An Eventective User from State College, PA

This Place is breathtaking! Absolutely gorgeous and the staff was great to work with. The grounds are big and the Lake with a gazebo in the middle was so peaceful. I absolutely loved the Art Gallery. Would highly recommend McCann Weddings to anyone looking to have a peaceful and enjoyable wedding!

Bride - An Eventective User from Alexandria, VA

This was great choose for us for our wedding venue. We got to use all the lodging on the site which made everything super easy. We had our ceremony at the beautiful sculpture garden then our reception at the fern hill pavilion. Both of these just brought all the lush greenery into our wedding which was beautiful. The staff was more then helpful. Anything we need they attended to.

  • Max Number of People for an Event: 300