the heart of Amish Country, the Ephrata Cloister offers a central location for
weddings, vow renewal ceremonies, community events and family gatherings, to
cities such as Harrisburg, Lancaster and Reading, and a refreshing, tranquil
atmosphere where visitors are immersed in history and the beauty of the grounds.
Weddings can be held outdoors in the Amphitheater or in the historic 1741
the Ephrata Cloister does not have the ability to
hold wedding receptions.
Please contact the Visitors
Center at 717-733-6600 for more details about
scheduling an event and fees.
The 1741 meeting house affords a glimpse into the
simplistic lifestyle of the Cloister’s population,
and offers a cozy, quiet location for your wedding
ceremony with wooden pews for up to 80 guests.
With the addition of folding chairs, at no
extra cost, 125 guests can now participate in your
Weddings can be held year
'round in the Meeting House after 6:00 p.m.
candles in lanterns to hang in the windows can be
provided for the wedding ceremony for an additional