When Lucia Lang and Lee Morris pictured their fall Pennsylvania wedding, they imagined a romantic ceremony space and charming reception area marked by natural beauty and unrelenting joy. On Saturday, September 30th, the lush farmland and historic architecture that encompass Springton Manor Farm’s 300 acres brought their vision to life. Springton Manor Farm offers an escape in the heart of the Pennsylvania countryside, away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. The serene surroundings provide an instant calming sensation for everyone who sets foot on the property.
From the ceremony under the century-old linden tree to the late-night fire pits, their 200 guests loved every part of Lucia and Lee’s fall farm wedding.
Personalizing a Gorgeous Pennsylvania Wedding Venue
Intimate Vows Spoken in a Serene Setting
At 2pm, about a dozen of Lucia and Lee’s closest friends and family members gathered by the tranquil pond where this sweet couple exchanged vows. With golf carts available to get to and from the secluded ceremony locale, the bridal party and several of Lucia and Lee’s loved ones enjoyed every minute of this special time driving through the crisp fall air, with the leaves changing colors around them. Each attendee of the intimate celebration was ready to bring their great energy and joy to the ceremony that followed!
An Elegant Welcome to a Historic Location
When the other guests arrived at Springton Manor Farm, they were captivated by the classic design of the Manor House situated on the sprawling grounds nestled in the unassuming Pennsylvania countryside. Guests were captivated by the history of this historic Pennsylvania farm, as they learned that the farm was part of William Penn’s first homestead, dating back to the 1700s.
A beautiful white welcome sign with gold script and rich greenery resting next to a wine barrel gave guests a sample of the tasteful décor that would characterize this naturally beautiful wedding.
Lanterns on the porch, antique furniture and an enchanting guest book were a couple of the memorable personal touches that Lucia and Lee incorporated into the start of their wedding celebration.
A Picturesque Outdoor Ceremony
t 4pm, guests found a seat in front of the looming linden tree that has graced so many charming Pennsylvania weddings. Nestled between rocks and with this great tree towering above, the ceremony site was a place to behold. During fall weddings, the stunning linden tree adds a unique touch with the changing colors of the leaves towering above. White resin folding chairs set up in a curved formation completed the picture-perfect scene that enchanted guests with every view, word spoken, and tear of joy brushed away.
A Lush Cocktail Hour
From 4:30–5:30pm, the Manor House’s front porch and its rich lawn were filled with the tastiest drinks and fall-inspired food. In the first few minutes when the bridal party and family snapped pictures with talented photographer Jeff Frandsen, other guests enjoyed phenomenal service by J. Scott Catering. In addition to the mac n’ cheese station composed of tender shell macaroni with creamy cheese sauce served with bacon, grilled chicken and roasted broccoli, guests were offered their choice of these fine passed hors d’oeuvres featuring seasonal flavors perfect for a fall wedding:
- Pear and brie tartlet
- Roasted Brussels sprouts: with bacon and caramelized onions
- Seared Kobe beef: wild mushroom bread pudding and truffled horseradish aioli
- Herb roasted shrimp: with lemon aioli
- Green apple and manchego: with lavender honey
- Sea scallop: wrapped in cherry bacon
As guests explored the Pennsylvania countryside grounds, they found a unique décor feature—photos attached to a tree, which reminded them to use the hashtag #LeeandLuluSayIDO. The incredibly well-stocked bars were meticulously set up to complement the outdoorsy yet elegant vibe of this cocktail hour space.
Transitioning to an Unforgettable Reception Space
At 5:30pm, J. Scott Catering’s staff invited guests to the 4,000-square-foot outdoor reception tent, where an escort card champagne cart helped them get situated in the party space with a little bubbly. The whimsical white floral, balloons, greenery, and personalized wooden decorations added stellar accents to the whimsical reception tent that was decked out with romantic market lighting.
Seated at dining tables decorated with spun peach linens and beautiful flower centerpieces by Fresh Designs, guests were ready for the introduction and first dance that preceded the welcome speech by Lucia’s father.
A Delightful Dinner Service
After enjoying a fresh baby green salad with cranberry, crumbled feta, toasted almonds and citrus vinaigrette served with Baker Street dinner rolls with whipped butter, guests were eager for the next three speeches and traditional dances to begin!
At 7:15pm, dinner service continued with the fantastic array of entrees Lucia and Lee picked out for guests to select from. Accompanied by butternut squash puree and green beans, each of the dishes was a wonderful display of seasonal flavors:
- Pan seared halibut: tarragon, lemon and toasted hazelnut brown butter
- New York strip steak: port wine and wild berry reduction
- Grilled eggplant: with roasted onion and tomato; served over garlic quinoa with vibrant herb vinaigrette
Pennsylvania is a state rooted in agriculture, so fresh farm-to-table fare is a staple for any fall farm wedding!
Closing with Brilliant Experiences
Throughout the evening, as the Don Eaton Band (a Pennsylvania wedding favorite!) played, guests stepped onto the dance floor and up to the dessert and coffee stations. The spectacular array of sweet treats as well as a beautiful white and gold cake topped with “Cheers to Forever” elevated guests’ energy and excitement. Again, presenting seasonal beauty and flavors, guests were wowed by their dessert choices. Is there any dessert more quintessentially fall than a freshly baked pie?
Following the bouquet toss at 8:45pm, the fire pits opened—the perfect fall wedding feature! Guests looking to relax got cozy in this naturally beautiful setting complete with blankets arranged in lovely baskets. An oasis for sharing stories and making new memories, this was the perfect place for many guests to gather and cherish the closing minutes of this phenomenal wedding.
Ready to Plan Your Pennsylvania Countryside Wedding?
While we may be biased, we don’t think there is anything better than a fall farm wedding in Pennsylvania. There is something so special and romantic about starting your marriage at Springton Manor Farm in fall. The leaves on the linden tree and across the sprawling grounds start to change, marking a new season as you start the next season of your lives together. From the delicious local food sourced from Pennsylvania farms to the cozy fire pits that allow your guests to relax and reconnect under the bright night sky scattered with stars you aren’t able to see in the city, it’s simply magical, and Lucia & Lee’s big day was the perfect representation of this.
If you too would like to bring your unique wedding dreams to life on our naturally beautiful property, contact us online or give us a call at 610.733.2516.