As the sun began to set on a cool fall evening in Glenmoore, PA, Joanna Beyer and Chuck Stanfa prepared to commemorate their wonderful wedding day with a photograph to the backdrop of the western hills. It had been a perfect day—simple and stress-free—and there was still an entire evening of dancing and celebrating ahead of them. As this beautiful couple basked in the glow of the Pennsylvania sun, they shared a passionate kiss in a moment that capped off an elegant celebration of love and family at Springton Manor Farm.
The Beyer-Stanfa wedding was a showcase for all things our venue does inherently well. Here are some of the highlights from their wedding day, including food, décor, and entertainment.
TGIF: A Friday Night Wedding Celebration
The largest distinguishing factor about the Beyer-Stanfa wedding was the timing—particularly, that it was held on a Friday night. Fridays have been growing in popularity throughout the wedding industry due to their own unique set of planning and cost benefits. The Friday night timing of this celebration aided Queen of Hearts Catering wedding planner Rachel in establishing a timeline and vision. She was on-site at noon sharp to ensure that setup was on schedule and that vendors (florists, DJ, bakers, etc.) were comfortably situated.
The Friday night schedule also narrowed the guest list. Whereas conventional Saturday weddings can have larger guest counts (often with more distant connections to the bride and groom), Friday weddings command guests with deeper connections. The Friday schedule imbued the occasion with a more intimate and exclusive feel and ensured that only those closest family and friends were in attendance (saving the couple a pretty penny on total wedding costs!).
An Exceptional Menu of Passed Hors D’oeuvres & Plated Dinner Specials
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- Roasted Brussels sprouts with bacon & caramelized onions
- Crisp pork belly squares with grilled red onion and sweet potato puree on brioche
- Pear & brie tartlet
- Blue cheese tasso ham tater tots with Lea & Perrin’s Ketchup
- Seared Kobe beef with wild mushroom bread pudding and truffled horseradish aioli
The star of the appetizer menu, though, was the mac and cheese bar. It featured tender shells in creamy cheese sauce and guests’ selection of bacon, broccoli or sautéed wild mushrooms.
After a refreshing arugula salad in a pear vinaigrette, guests were treated to one of three fantastic entrees:
- Braised espresso rubbed short rib with red wine gastrique
- Lump Maryland crab cakes in a classic remoulade
- Grilled eggplant with roasted onion and tomato served over garlic quinoa and a vibrant herb vinaigrette
The menu was rounded out by a coffee service with regular and decaffeinated options, specialty Manhattan with lemon twist cocktails, and a spectacular wedding cake from the fine team at Clay’s Bakery.
Dancing the Night Away in a Beautiful Natural Setting
Our venue excels best when we can incorporate our natural surroundings. The manor house nestled in the rolling hills and meadows of the Pennsylvania countryside creates a quintessential rustic aesthetic that other venues devote huge amounts of effort to match yet struggle to obtain.
The Beyer-Stanfa wedding included our natural, rustic aesthetic to perfection. The vintage burgundy, gold and cream color scheme remained pleasurably classic and warm to the eye. Within the space, ivory cushions and mahogany wood served as a throwback to simpler colonial times. Votive centerpieces contributed even more to the traditional feel of the setting and celebration. Fresh Designs provided the florals with fantastically appropriate taste.
Ultimately, the dancing made this wedding a fun occasion. Once the reception kicked into high gear, our huge hall floor became the center of attention as Mike Reilly from Mike Ry Productions (an award-winning DJ) cranked out the tunes. The couple’s first dance was a romantic encounter that was heartwarming for all who watched. But once they were finished, everyone in the room joined in, and a boisterous party atmosphere emerged. Madeline Broderick Photography was on-site to capture these moments and tell the story of the love and positive energy that filled our space that evening.
A rustic aesthetic. Traditional visuals. High versatility. Simple and stress-free execution. All of these are things that we are known for as a venue, and all of them were on display at the Beyer-Stanfa wedding on this fine evening. What ultimately made the celebration a success were the looks of happiness on the couple’s and their guests’ faces. It was a night that we’re confident none of them will ever forget.
If you’re interested in learning more for yourself about the Springton Manor Farm venue or planning an event there, give our experts a call at 610.733.2516 or contact us online.
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