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Stirling Guest Hotel

Reading , PA
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LOCATION

1120 Centre Ave
Reading, PA 19601 US (map)

PHONE

610-373-1522

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Stirling Guest Hotel

1120 Centre Ave

Reading, PA 19601

(610) 373-1522

Our Restored 1892 mansion with carriage house is situated in the Centre... Read more
Stirling Guest Hotel

1120 Centre Ave

Reading, PA 19601

(610) 373-1522

Our Restored 1892 mansion with carriage house is situated in the Centre Park Historic District of Reading, Pennsylvania. The Stirling Guest Hotel features extraordinary architecture and beautiful furnishings. We can accommodate up to 32 overnight guests within our 15 suites.

The breathtaking main floor of the mansion is perfect for many special events such as weddings, showers, birthday parties and corporate events. Inside, surronded by gorgeous woodwork, hand painted ceilings and period furniture, we can accommodate up to 120 dinner guests. We also have the capability to cater events up to 300 people on our lovely estate of five acres.

HISTORICAL ELEGANCE, IMPECCABE SERVICE...
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1892
When was your venue last renovated?
2010
Describe your venue:
Historic Site, Hotel, Manor / Mansion
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Garden / Romantic, Vintage
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
300
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
6
Number of suites
8
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
250
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
40
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

When was your venue built?
1892
When was your venue last renovated?
2010
Describe your venue:
Historic Site, Hotel, Manor / Mansion
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Garden / Romantic, Vintage
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
6
Number of suites
8
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
250
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
40
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough great things about the Stirling Guest hotel and its staff! My husband and I had our ceremony and reception at the Stirling on 10/18/14, and it was absolutely amazing. TJ and Pete made the planning process as easy as possible, and were so great to work with. The grounds and mansion itself are meticulously maintained, and all of our guests couldn't believe just how gorgeous it was! The food was to die for, and the waitstaff were not only helpful, but were sincerely genuine and seemed to truly love what they do. Our wedding was on a Saturday so we were lucky enough to have the 15 rooms at the mansion for our closest friends and family, and it was such a cool experience to say in such a beautiful mansion for the night. Not only will we continue to recommend the Stirling Guest Hotel to everyone we know, we'll be using the Stirling for future events of our own!
I cannot say enough great things about the Stirling Guest hotel and its staff! My husband and I had our ceremony and Read more...
I cannot say enough great things about the Stirling Guest hotel and its staff! My husband and I had our ceremony and reception at the Stirling on 10/18/14, and it was absolutely amazing. TJ and Pete made the planning process as easy as possible, and were so great to work with. The grounds and mansion itself are meticulously maintained, and all of our guests couldn't believe just how gorgeous it was! The food was to die for, and the waitstaff were not only helpful, but were sincerely genuine and seemed to truly love what they do. Our wedding was on a Saturday so we were lucky enough to have the 15 rooms at the mansion for our closest friends and family, and it was such a cool experience to say in such a beautiful mansion for the night. Not only will we continue to recommend the Stirling Guest Hotel to everyone we know, we'll be using the Stirling for future events of our own! Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Lyndsay
Wedding:
9/13/2014
5.0/5.0
We held our rehearsal dinner, ceremony, and reception at Stirling and I could not have been more happy with how everything went!!

For our rehearsal dinner we went with a BBQ menu and tables set up outside by the pool so that it would be completely different from our wedding day. The food was amazing and everything went smoothly.

The only downside to our wedding day at Stirling was that it rained. We had originally planned to have our ceremony outside on the porch, but it was not to be. Instead we had our ceremony inside with the "aisle" being the staircase down into the main room. Because of the smaller space, some guests unfortunately had to stand and I was a little worried about that. However, I didn't hear any complaints from anyone and it actually made the whole experience so much more intimate. Stirling did a fantastic job of getting that space ready for the ceremony and then seamlessly changing the room over with tables for our reception during cocktail hour. I was really impressed. The food was once again fantastic. Over two weeks after our wedding and we are still getting complimented on the food there and guests asking us if they can just go there to eat.

The owners of Stirling were easy to work with and were always responsive when we needed to ask them questions. Additionally, perhaps one of the best things about the place is that with your reception fee, you get all of the 15 rooms to assign to guests for the night of your wedding! The rooms are so ornate and amazingly decorated and it was so nice to be able to share those with some of our closest friends and family. Bonus, there is a breakfast buffet included for anyone who stays over.

The only downside some might have is the space limitations. We only had 100 guests and with any more than that having the ceremony inside might not have worked as well as it did. But if you are having, even up to 120 people, really consider Stirling. I would recommend it to anyone.
We held our rehearsal dinner, ceremony, and reception at Stirling and I could not have been more happy with how everything Read more...
We held our rehearsal dinner, ceremony, and reception at Stirling and I could not have been more happy with how everything went!!

For our rehearsal dinner we went with a BBQ menu and tables set up outside by the pool so that it would be completely different from our wedding day. The food was amazing and everything went smoothly.

The only downside to our wedding day at Stirling was that it rained. We had originally planned to have our ceremony outside on the porch, but it was not to be. Instead we had our ceremony inside with the "aisle" being the staircase down into the main room. Because of the smaller space, some guests unfortunately had to stand and I was a little worried about that. However, I didn't hear any complaints from anyone and it actually made the whole experience so much more intimate. Stirling did a fantastic job of getting that space ready for the ceremony and then seamlessly changing the room over with tables for our reception during cocktail hour. I was really impressed. The food was once again fantastic. Over two weeks after our wedding and we are still getting complimented on the food there and guests asking us if they can just go there to eat.

The owners of Stirling were easy to work with and were always responsive when we needed to ask them questions. Additionally, perhaps one of the best things about the place is that with your reception fee, you get all of the 15 rooms to assign to guests for the night of your wedding! The rooms are so ornate and amazingly decorated and it was so nice to be able to share those with some of our closest friends and family. Bonus, there is a breakfast buffet included for anyone who stays over.

The only downside some might have is the space limitations. We only had 100 guests and with any more than that having the ceremony inside might not have worked as well as it did. But if you are having, even up to 120 people, really consider Stirling. I would recommend it to anyone. Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Jessica
Wedding:
8/31/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I had a quick engagement... three months to be exact. TJ was so wonderful in helping make sure I could have a wedding there, and I'm so glad that we went with the Stirling! TJ and team were wonderful in helping me make my wedding possible and very flexible in letting us come in when we needed to in preparation. The wedding itself was absolutely beautiful... we had originally wanted a bohemian outdoor wedding/reception, but having our ceremony outside on the grounds and then reception inside was such a blessing. It rained for part of the day, which I guess is good luck for us?
The decor is amazing and so much better than a reception hall. A lot less to decorate too. The food was soo delicious, and made me feel good to know that there was a cook making most everything from scratch that day. The whole reception felt like a fancy dinner party for us/guests and I loved it.
My husband and I had a quick engagement... three months to be exact. TJ was so wonderful in helping make sure I could have Read more...
My husband and I had a quick engagement... three months to be exact. TJ was so wonderful in helping make sure I could have a wedding there, and I'm so glad that we went with the Stirling! TJ and team were wonderful in helping me make my wedding possible and very flexible in letting us come in when we needed to in preparation. The wedding itself was absolutely beautiful... we had originally wanted a bohemian outdoor wedding/reception, but having our ceremony outside on the grounds and then reception inside was such a blessing. It rained for part of the day, which I guess is good luck for us?
The decor is amazing and so much better than a reception hall. A lot less to decorate too. The food was soo delicious, and made me feel good to know that there was a cook making most everything from scratch that day. The whole reception felt like a fancy dinner party for us/guests and I loved it. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Paul and Elisa
Wedding:
8/3/2014
5.0/5.0
The Stirling Guest Hotel is a magnificent Victorian Mansion from the beautiful grounds outside to the wonderful grandeur inside. The innkeeper and his team are professional and polite and handle the facility and events there with excellence. The food and service is outstanding!

Our wedding and reception at the Stirling will no doubt be the most memorable day of our lives! Thank you!! We highly recommend the Stirling- an EXCELLENT, BEAUTIFUL VENUE!!
The Stirling Guest Hotel is a magnificent Victorian Mansion from the beautiful grounds outside to the wonderful grandeur Read more...
The Stirling Guest Hotel is a magnificent Victorian Mansion from the beautiful grounds outside to the wonderful grandeur inside. The innkeeper and his team are professional and polite and handle the facility and events there with excellence. The food and service is outstanding!

Our wedding and reception at the Stirling will no doubt be the most memorable day of our lives! Thank you!! We highly recommend the Stirling- an EXCELLENT, BEAUTIFUL VENUE!! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Sandy
Wedding:
7/27/2014
5.0/5.0
I hosted my daughter's bridal shower at Stirling. Our theme was 1920's. The setting was phenomenal. TJ and his staff were wonderful to work with. Prompt answers to emails and the day of the shower the staff was accommodating to anything I asked of them. We enjoyed the roominess of the mansion. The main room was set up as we had lunch. The staff were very friendly to the guests at the bar and tables. The guests raved about the food. My daughter was blown away by how beautiful everything was. It was the most perfect event in the most perfect setting. Everything was smooth and organized. I was so happy to find this gem of a venue close to home. I would highly recommend any event to be held at Stirling. Thank you TJ , your chef and staff! This party will be remembered by everyone.
I hosted my daughter's bridal shower at Stirling. Our theme was 1920's. The setting was phenomenal. TJ and his staff were Read more...
I hosted my daughter's bridal shower at Stirling. Our theme was 1920's. The setting was phenomenal. TJ and his staff were wonderful to work with. Prompt answers to emails and the day of the shower the staff was accommodating to anything I asked of them. We enjoyed the roominess of the mansion. The main room was set up as we had lunch. The staff were very friendly to the guests at the bar and tables. The guests raved about the food. My daughter was blown away by how beautiful everything was. It was the most perfect event in the most perfect setting. Everything was smooth and organized. I was so happy to find this gem of a venue close to home. I would highly recommend any event to be held at Stirling. Thank you TJ , your chef and staff! This party will be remembered by everyone. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Christine
Wedding:
7/19/2014
5.0/5.0
We had a Wonderful Time and could not have asked for a more Beautifull day and location! The Service was beyond compare and All of the employees at Sterling, Including TJ, Truely Helped to make our day Special and one that We Will Never Forget!!
We had a Wonderful Time and could not have asked for a more Beautifull day and location! The Service was beyond compare Read more...
We had a Wonderful Time and could not have asked for a more Beautifull day and location! The Service was beyond compare and All of the employees at Sterling, Including TJ, Truely Helped to make our day Special and one that We Will Never Forget!! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
6/22/2014
5.0/5.0
TJ and his staff were absolutely fabulous from beginning to end! The communication was always wonderful. I have never experienced an event before where I could say that not one thing went wrong. Now I can!!! Absolutely everything was perfect, the food was delicious, the venue exquisite, and the rooms absolutely charming and spotless!! You gave my daughter the day she wanted and for that I cannot say thank you enough!! Not only were we pleased but so many of our guests raved about Stirling Guest Hotel and could not believe how fabulous it was. As I have said before I would recommend you 100 times over :-)))
TJ and his staff were absolutely fabulous from beginning to end! The communication was always wonderful. I have never Read more...
TJ and his staff were absolutely fabulous from beginning to end! The communication was always wonderful. I have never experienced an event before where I could say that not one thing went wrong. Now I can!!! Absolutely everything was perfect, the food was delicious, the venue exquisite, and the rooms absolutely charming and spotless!! You gave my daughter the day she wanted and for that I cannot say thank you enough!! Not only were we pleased but so many of our guests raved about Stirling Guest Hotel and could not believe how fabulous it was. As I have said before I would recommend you 100 times over :-))) Read less
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Samantha
Wedding:
6/22/2014
5.0/5.0
Having our wedding at Stirling was the best decision we could have made. My now husband and i were planning the wedding in six months and trying so hard to find a venue that was not only available but affordable and also felt like us. We found the Stirling and as soon as we pulled up to the building we knew there was something special about the place. We met Tj inside and we were blown away by everything that we saw. Tj was the best, he was in constant contact with us throughout the entire process...even my crazy antics with not making up my mind with the event being outside or inside, and my number of guests constantly changing, and rearranging everything up until days before the wedding, he was absolutely amazing about everything! One of my favorite things about the venue is the entire atmosphere that it brings, i was so excited to show every little detail i could find to my guests,(my favorite is the carvings on the columns in the main room) especially showing my grandfather who used to be an architect, he loved the place! The big day arrived and i of course had my wedding day panic on my face, Tj and his staff took care of everything! I didn't have one worry! The food was amazing too!! I had the quiche....and i want more haha :) I could not have asked for a more perfect group of people to make the entire day from my arrival to departure completely carefree and amazing. We stayed overnight with close family and the wedding parties, one of the best things that the Stirling provided was the opportunity to spend, what i've always been told is the shortest day of your life, celebrating with the people you love into the wee hours of the morning. I would recommend Tj, his staff and the beautiful venue over and over again. Thank you so much for making our special day better than we could have ever dreamed! Love, The Favas :) <3 (Don't forget Johnny the dog!! We were all enthralled by him too!!)
Having our wedding at Stirling was the best decision we could have made. My now husband and i were planning the wedding in Read more...
Having our wedding at Stirling was the best decision we could have made. My now husband and i were planning the wedding in six months and trying so hard to find a venue that was not only available but affordable and also felt like us. We found the Stirling and as soon as we pulled up to the building we knew there was something special about the place. We met Tj inside and we were blown away by everything that we saw. Tj was the best, he was in constant contact with us throughout the entire process...even my crazy antics with not making up my mind with the event being outside or inside, and my number of guests constantly changing, and rearranging everything up until days before the wedding, he was absolutely amazing about everything! One of my favorite things about the venue is the entire atmosphere that it brings, i was so excited to show every little detail i could find to my guests,(my favorite is the carvings on the columns in the main room) especially showing my grandfather who used to be an architect, he loved the place! The big day arrived and i of course had my wedding day panic on my face, Tj and his staff took care of everything! I didn't have one worry! The food was amazing too!! I had the quiche....and i want more haha :) I could not have asked for a more perfect group of people to make the entire day from my arrival to departure completely carefree and amazing. We stayed overnight with close family and the wedding parties, one of the best things that the Stirling provided was the opportunity to spend, what i've always been told is the shortest day of your life, celebrating with the people you love into the wee hours of the morning. I would recommend Tj, his staff and the beautiful venue over and over again. Thank you so much for making our special day better than we could have ever dreamed! Love, The Favas :) <3 (Don't forget Johnny the dog!! We were all enthralled by him too!!) Read less
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ngoodlife
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
Absolutely the best deal you will find on this or any other site. Our guests are still raving about how beautiful the grounds were, how delicious the food was, and how perfect the day was. The professionals at the Stirling will make sure your event is everything you've expected and more at a great price. Really cannot express with enough words how great of an experience it was. We even planned our event from Illinois and it was very smooth.

TL:DR perfect venue, great price, professional staff. Email with any questions!
Absolutely the best deal you will find on this or any other site. Our guests are still raving about how beautiful the Read more...
Absolutely the best deal you will find on this or any other site. Our guests are still raving about how beautiful the grounds were, how delicious the food was, and how perfect the day was. The professionals at the Stirling will make sure your event is everything you've expected and more at a great price. Really cannot express with enough words how great of an experience it was. We even planned our event from Illinois and it was very smooth.

TL:DR perfect venue, great price, professional staff. Email with any questions! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Andrea
Wedding:
6/20/2014
5.0/5.0
We absolutely loved our experience working with TJ and his staff at the Stirling Guest House. They truly made our event special and took care of everything so that Dave and I could enjoy our day. The space was perfect for not only our band but our family and friends. Dave and I both enjoy the guest house and frequently attend chef tastings. The food is fantastic!
We absolutely loved our experience working with TJ and his staff at the Stirling Guest House. They truly made our event Read more...
We absolutely loved our experience working with TJ and his staff at the Stirling Guest House. They truly made our event special and took care of everything so that Dave and I could enjoy our day. The space was perfect for not only our band but our family and friends. Dave and I both enjoy the guest house and frequently attend chef tastings. The food is fantastic! Read less
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