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Glasbern

Fogelsville , PA

LOCATION

2141 Packhouse Road
Fogelsville, PA US 18051 (map)

PHONE

610-285-4723

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ABOUT US

Luxury Weddings. 130 Acres of Romance & Beauty



Rise above the ordinary and discover the Glasbern Inn; a 19th century luxury Inn & Spa nestled in the rolling hills... Read more
Luxury Weddings. 130 Acres of Romance & Beauty



Rise above the ordinary and discover the Glasbern Inn; a 19th century luxury Inn & Spa nestled in the rolling hills of Eastern Pennsylvania. We’re the perfect destination for intimate, upscale and distinctive weddings!



Embrace our natural beauty; 130 acres of solitude and simplicity graced with picturesque ponds, hillside pastures and century old trees, Sample our fine culinary skills, farm fresh foods and our impeccable services.



And whether you select an indoor or outdoor private ceremony, you can dance the night away with your full wedding reception facilities just a few steps away.



Plus the Glasbern Inn offers dozens of luxury suites and stunning rooms, so your guests can spend the night and you can continue the celebration the next morning!



Relax and enjoy your wedding celebration, your friends and your family. We look forward to helping you plan and orchestrate the wedding of your dreams at the Glasbern Inn. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
We cannot say enough about the Glasbern Inn as a wedding site. My wife and I are from the Philly area, but chose Glasbern because we had a few really great weekends here over the last few years. The setting is not far from Philly, but felt a bit like a destination wedding for us. When we learned Glasbern had built a new hall for events, we jumped immediately! The grounds are beautiful, peaceful, secluded and great for ambiance and wedding photos. The new barn has an elegant (but not stuffy), rustic feel and an open, lively energy about it. We did both the ceremony and the reception at Glasbern. We had enough people attending that we filled almost all of the rooms, and so pretty much had the place reserved for the weekend. It was fantastic to be in one place surrounded by all of our friends and family. Since we had most of the rooms filled, we had access to one of the buildings for an awesome after party right there on site, which kept the energy going until well after the wedding was over. The staff at Glasbern could not have been more responsive and helpful. Our main contact was Carrie, who did an outstanding job of making sure everything went as planned, and was a pleasure to work with. Everyone else was also really pleasant and responsive. It seems no request was too much. For instance, we asked for sandwiches on the afternoon of the wedding and had them right away. Someone even joked they needed a ride up to the barn in a tractor and the staff was willing to make it happen! Finally, the food was terrific! Our guests were just as impressed—everyone raved about the place during and after the wedding. We would highly recommend Glasbern Inn.
We cannot say enough about the Glasbern Inn as a wedding site. My wife and I are from the Philly area, but chose Glasbern Read more...
We cannot say enough about the Glasbern Inn as a wedding site. My wife and I are from the Philly area, but chose Glasbern because we had a few really great weekends here over the last few years. The setting is not far from Philly, but felt a bit like a destination wedding for us. When we learned Glasbern had built a new hall for events, we jumped immediately! The grounds are beautiful, peaceful, secluded and great for ambiance and wedding photos. The new barn has an elegant (but not stuffy), rustic feel and an open, lively energy about it. We did both the ceremony and the reception at Glasbern. We had enough people attending that we filled almost all of the rooms, and so pretty much had the place reserved for the weekend. It was fantastic to be in one place surrounded by all of our friends and family. Since we had most of the rooms filled, we had access to one of the buildings for an awesome after party right there on site, which kept the energy going until well after the wedding was over. The staff at Glasbern could not have been more responsive and helpful. Our main contact was Carrie, who did an outstanding job of making sure everything went as planned, and was a pleasure to work with. Everyone else was also really pleasant and responsive. It seems no request was too much. For instance, we asked for sandwiches on the afternoon of the wedding and had them right away. Someone even joked they needed a ride up to the barn in a tractor and the staff was willing to make it happen! Finally, the food was terrific! Our guests were just as impressed—everyone raved about the place during and after the wedding. We would highly recommend Glasbern Inn. Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
8/9/2014
1.3/5.0
My experience began with a different coordinator, and I was handed off to Carrie when she left. I took to a tour with Carrie and she was sweet, but I felt like I was asking a lot more than I was being told/offered. If I asked 5 questions (via email no less) I'd only get a response to 2. I was forever prompting her to completely answer me. I had a series of small issues that piled up but not enough space to detail them. The main one is below.

From the very start I informed Carrie that all of our guests were NOT local and would be traveling a significant distance (many from Canada) so we were encouraging everyone who could to arrive Friday evening. Our wedding was Saturday evening. We reserved the entire place for Saturday, and the ten required rooms for Friday, and we were told that our guests would have PLENTY of time to make their reservations for Friday because people not associated with the wedding cannot reserve a room until 90 days before their desired stay. She NEVER EVER EVER said "unless I book another event on Friday night and they reserve the rooms you need". Which is exactly what happened. NEVER in the MANY times I talked about our guests arriving Friday did she EVER offer that I could/should make Friday reservations. This other event made ours nearly impossible (between room availability, Check in/out times, ceremony start time, etc) and completely negated the reason we picked glasbern, which was to have our guests stay with us on site, not in another hotel and have to travel more. When we expressed how huge this problem was, we were only told to reference our contract. Absolutely no regard for the problems she caused or even a hint that anyone cared we might cancel our event due to the one signed after us. So we did cancel, with only 6mos to book a new place and replan. The only upside is the owner offered our (quite hefty) deposit back. Without carries incompetency to handle planning a wedding glasbern would have been perfect. Ps: check the lawsuit
My experience began with a different coordinator, and I was handed off to Carrie when she left. I took to a tour with Read more...
My experience began with a different coordinator, and I was handed off to Carrie when she left. I took to a tour with Carrie and she was sweet, but I felt like I was asking a lot more than I was being told/offered. If I asked 5 questions (via email no less) I'd only get a response to 2. I was forever prompting her to completely answer me. I had a series of small issues that piled up but not enough space to detail them. The main one is below.

From the very start I informed Carrie that all of our guests were NOT local and would be traveling a significant distance (many from Canada) so we were encouraging everyone who could to arrive Friday evening. Our wedding was Saturday evening. We reserved the entire place for Saturday, and the ten required rooms for Friday, and we were told that our guests would have PLENTY of time to make their reservations for Friday because people not associated with the wedding cannot reserve a room until 90 days before their desired stay. She NEVER EVER EVER said "unless I book another event on Friday night and they reserve the rooms you need". Which is exactly what happened. NEVER in the MANY times I talked about our guests arriving Friday did she EVER offer that I could/should make Friday reservations. This other event made ours nearly impossible (between room availability, Check in/out times, ceremony start time, etc) and completely negated the reason we picked glasbern, which was to have our guests stay with us on site, not in another hotel and have to travel more. When we expressed how huge this problem was, we were only told to reference our contract. Absolutely no regard for the problems she caused or even a hint that anyone cared we might cancel our event due to the one signed after us. So we did cancel, with only 6mos to book a new place and replan. The only upside is the owner offered our (quite hefty) deposit back. Without carries incompetency to handle planning a wedding glasbern would have been perfect. Ps: check the lawsuit Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
10/6/2012
4.1/5.0
We loved the Glasbern. We only had our reception here and our guests had a fantastic time. It is a month later and we are still hearing comments about the food (we did the filet and the salmon - amazing). The Glasbern is a very beautiful place. We live in the area and still felt like we had a destination wedding! You get what you pay for - the service is outstanding, the food is top-notch and the venue is truly unique. Def consider Glasbern for your wedding!
We loved the Glasbern. We only had our reception here and our guests had a fantastic time. It is a month later and we are Read more...
We loved the Glasbern. We only had our reception here and our guests had a fantastic time. It is a month later and we are still hearing comments about the food (we did the filet and the salmon - amazing). The Glasbern is a very beautiful place. We live in the area and still felt like we had a destination wedding! You get what you pay for - the service is outstanding, the food is top-notch and the venue is truly unique. Def consider Glasbern for your wedding! Read less
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Erica
Wedding:
5/12/2012
5.0/5.0
Glasbern is an amazingly beautiful setting for a wedding. But even more amazing is the quality and kindness of every single person who works there. We basically took over the Inn for the weekend of our wedding, and every staff member I encountered the entire weekend knocked my socks off, from the waitstaff to the people cleaning our room, they are all amazing. I am forever grateful to the manager, Terry, who coordinated all of the details of the entire weekend PERFECTLY (including repeatedly re-bustling my dress when she noticed it kept falling during my reception--sometimes I didn't even notice her under my dress until she had re-bustled it!) The food was superb, my husband got a massage which was "the best of his life" and many of my guests are still raving about the weekend. This place and its people are spectacular.
Glasbern is an amazingly beautiful setting for a wedding. But even more amazing is the quality and kindness of every Read more...
Glasbern is an amazingly beautiful setting for a wedding. But even more amazing is the quality and kindness of every single person who works there. We basically took over the Inn for the weekend of our wedding, and every staff member I encountered the entire weekend knocked my socks off, from the waitstaff to the people cleaning our room, they are all amazing. I am forever grateful to the manager, Terry, who coordinated all of the details of the entire weekend PERFECTLY (including repeatedly re-bustling my dress when she noticed it kept falling during my reception--sometimes I didn't even notice her under my dress until she had re-bustled it!) The food was superb, my husband got a massage which was "the best of his life" and many of my guests are still raving about the weekend. This place and its people are spectacular. Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
9/3/2011
4.4/5.0
The Glasbern is an absolutely amazing and unique venue. We were looking for a large B&B outdoor wedding site so we could have all of our out of town guests staying on site. This was the first place that we had checked out and fell in love. The ceremony site is beautiful and the reception area is well layed out. We ate at the restaurant several times and the food was delicious, although the banquet food wasn't as delicious as what we had at the restaurant but still well above average. Despite a couple glitches with communication in the beginning, the day went extremely smoothly thanks to Terry and everyone can't stop talking about how special the venue was. All my guests kept asking how I could have possibly found this place and many plan to return for vacation!
The Glasbern is an absolutely amazing and unique venue. We were looking for a large B&B outdoor wedding site so we could Read more...
The Glasbern is an absolutely amazing and unique venue. We were looking for a large B&B outdoor wedding site so we could have all of our out of town guests staying on site. This was the first place that we had checked out and fell in love. The ceremony site is beautiful and the reception area is well layed out. We ate at the restaurant several times and the food was delicious, although the banquet food wasn't as delicious as what we had at the restaurant but still well above average. Despite a couple glitches with communication in the beginning, the day went extremely smoothly thanks to Terry and everyone can't stop talking about how special the venue was. All my guests kept asking how I could have possibly found this place and many plan to return for vacation! Read less
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Nancy
Wedding:
8/13/2011
4.0/5.0
The grounds and facilities of the Glasbern Inn are beautiful and well-maintained. Unfortunately, it rained torrents on our wedding day, so ended up squishing 135 people into a steamy meeting room. Very cozy for August! The planners are there to oversee the entire event from start to finish on the day of your wedding: Gary was so easy to work with; Terry, while a bit salty at times during the planning stages, was worth her wait in gold on the wedding day. She was great and was very attentive. The best part was that our friends and family could all stay at the inn and continue the celebration into the night without disturbing anyone, and then we all had breakfast the next day as part of the room rate. The Gasbern is a wonderful place to hold an outdoor wedding in spring/summer or a smaller indoor wedding in winter.
The grounds and facilities of the Glasbern Inn are beautiful and well-maintained. Unfortunately, it rained torrents on our Read more...
The grounds and facilities of the Glasbern Inn are beautiful and well-maintained. Unfortunately, it rained torrents on our wedding day, so ended up squishing 135 people into a steamy meeting room. Very cozy for August! The planners are there to oversee the entire event from start to finish on the day of your wedding: Gary was so easy to work with; Terry, while a bit salty at times during the planning stages, was worth her wait in gold on the wedding day. She was great and was very attentive. The best part was that our friends and family could all stay at the inn and continue the celebration into the night without disturbing anyone, and then we all had breakfast the next day as part of the room rate. The Gasbern is a wonderful place to hold an outdoor wedding in spring/summer or a smaller indoor wedding in winter. Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
5/14/2011
2.5/5.0
We chose Glasbern for the beauty of the grounds. We loved it as soon as we stepped foot on the property. With that being said, the planner(s) we worked with were also horrible. We started with one planner who left a few months after working with him. We were never informed that he left and that someone else would be taking over until I e-mailed him and I received an automated response that said he was no longer with the compaany. The second lady wound up leaving Glasbern a month and 1/2 into her term. The last lady did a good job at making monthly appointments via conference call and was more responsive than the other two we worked with. The day of our wedding (as well as the meeting just prior to the wedding) she was a bit frazzeled/scatter brained. The food was amazing, the ground are rustic and beautiful, the rooms/bride and groom suite are wonderful, but the wedding coordinator needs some work. Overall, i would recommend Glasbern to a cautious bride and groom the beauty speaks for itself.
We chose Glasbern for the beauty of the grounds. We loved it as soon as we stepped foot on the property. With that being Read more...
We chose Glasbern for the beauty of the grounds. We loved it as soon as we stepped foot on the property. With that being said, the planner(s) we worked with were also horrible. We started with one planner who left a few months after working with him. We were never informed that he left and that someone else would be taking over until I e-mailed him and I received an automated response that said he was no longer with the compaany. The second lady wound up leaving Glasbern a month and 1/2 into her term. The last lady did a good job at making monthly appointments via conference call and was more responsive than the other two we worked with. The day of our wedding (as well as the meeting just prior to the wedding) she was a bit frazzeled/scatter brained. The food was amazing, the ground are rustic and beautiful, the rooms/bride and groom suite are wonderful, but the wedding coordinator needs some work. Overall, i would recommend Glasbern to a cautious bride and groom the beauty speaks for itself. Read less
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Moriah
Wedding:
9/18/2010
4.4/5.0
We got married at the Glasbern Inn on September 18, 2010. I came across it looking for an outdoor, natural place. We also were drawn to them because they are a sustainable farm and serve local food.

The coordinators we worked with were helpful but sometimes unreliable and not responsive. Regardless of that fact, when everything mattered our wedding was AMAZING! The place is absolutely gorgeous and the staff was wonderful. We had the most perfect day we could have imagined. For the cost, it is beyond worth it - plus, you actually get delicious food from right on the property!
We got married at the Glasbern Inn on September 18, 2010. I came across it looking for an outdoor, natural place. We also Read more...
We got married at the Glasbern Inn on September 18, 2010. I came across it looking for an outdoor, natural place. We also were drawn to them because they are a sustainable farm and serve local food.

The coordinators we worked with were helpful but sometimes unreliable and not responsive. Regardless of that fact, when everything mattered our wedding was AMAZING! The place is absolutely gorgeous and the staff was wonderful. We had the most perfect day we could have imagined. For the cost, it is beyond worth it - plus, you actually get delicious food from right on the property! Read less
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puipui921
Wedding:
9/7/2007
1.6/5.0
Beautiful place to have a wedding and the food is great but the planner is absolutely horrible to work with. The planner is an important in the whole planning process and he made every step as difficult as it could be, from what we wanted to pricing. I would recommend this place if they have a different planner.
Beautiful place to have a wedding and the food is great but the planner is absolutely horrible to work with. The planner Read more...
Beautiful place to have a wedding and the food is great but the planner is absolutely horrible to work with. The planner is an important in the whole planning process and he made every step as difficult as it could be, from what we wanted to pricing. I would recommend this place if they have a different planner. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
2.7/5.0
Don't get me wrong, the venue is pretty awesome and everything went well. You do however have to make sure the staff is on top of things though. Or at the very least clue them in as to what you want done, otherwise it won't be done nor would they care to ask you how you want it done.

My biggest spite with this is how they promised one thing, but does not deliver on it. The owner himself promised that I won't be charged extra if I had only 2 over the amount of people originally quoted but they did anyway stating that it's not in the contract or written. They also said that they will cancel out the charge on the the additional charges (linen, chairs) because we actually didn't have the extra 2 people that we initially thought we did, but they did charge as it so appeared on my credit card. My conclusion? If they promise you this, make sure they put it in writing. Otherwise you will be in for a surprise on your credit card (yes the one paper that you signed that is meant for additional charges for linen, that they fail to mention the cost of).

Get everything in writing and the breakdown and you will be fine.
Don't get me wrong, the venue is pretty awesome and everything went well. You do however have to make sure the staff is on Read more...
Don't get me wrong, the venue is pretty awesome and everything went well. You do however have to make sure the staff is on top of things though. Or at the very least clue them in as to what you want done, otherwise it won't be done nor would they care to ask you how you want it done.

My biggest spite with this is how they promised one thing, but does not deliver on it. The owner himself promised that I won't be charged extra if I had only 2 over the amount of people originally quoted but they did anyway stating that it's not in the contract or written. They also said that they will cancel out the charge on the the additional charges (linen, chairs) because we actually didn't have the extra 2 people that we initially thought we did, but they did charge as it so appeared on my credit card. My conclusion? If they promise you this, make sure they put it in writing. Otherwise you will be in for a surprise on your credit card (yes the one paper that you signed that is meant for additional charges for linen, that they fail to mention the cost of).

Get everything in writing and the breakdown and you will be fine. Read less
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