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Stirling Guest Hotel

Reading , PA
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1120 Centre Ave
Reading, PA 19601 US (map)

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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

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
20
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
Describe your venue:
Historic, Hotel, Mansion
Describe the style of your venue
Vintage, Classic, Garden
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
300
What event services do you offer?
Accommodations, Catering / Bar, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Outside Vendors OK
What catering services do you offer?
Outside Cake OK
What event items are available?
Chairs
What food and beverage items are available?
Linens

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
20
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
What catering services do you provide?
Outside Cake OK
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American, Local
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Outside Alcohol OK
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Lactose Free, No Pork, Nut Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
What types of spaces are available for a rehearsal dinner?
Exclusive Venue Use
What kind of menus do you offer for rehearsal dinners?
Custom, Private Events, Reh. Dinner Specific

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Erica
Wedding:
6/6/2015
5.0/5.0
The Stirling was a pheonominal venue for our wedding. Everything was perfect and the owners TJ and Peter are great to work with. The venue itself is beautiful, both inside and out. All of our guests raved about both how beautiful the place was and also amazing the food was. We had our wedding on a Saturday, and so also had all the guest rooms for the night. This was a great bonus; everyone who stayed over really enjoyed it, and the breakfast the following morning was just as good as the night before. We are confident this was the best value we could have ever found, and couldn't be happier with our choice to select the Stirling for our wedding.
The Stirling was a pheonominal venue for our wedding. Everything was perfect and the owners TJ and Peter are great to work Read more...
The Stirling was a pheonominal venue for our wedding. Everything was perfect and the owners TJ and Peter are great to work with. The venue itself is beautiful, both inside and out. All of our guests raved about both how beautiful the place was and also amazing the food was. We had our wedding on a Saturday, and so also had all the guest rooms for the night. This was a great bonus; everyone who stayed over really enjoyed it, and the breakfast the following morning was just as good as the night before. We are confident this was the best value we could have ever found, and couldn't be happier with our choice to select the Stirling for our wedding. Read less
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Gabrielle
Wedding:
5/30/2015
5.0/5.0
The Stirling was the first venue we visited in our search for an affordable location for our wedding, and it met our needs and desires perfectly. It's beautiful (inside and out), operated by some wonderful people (TJ and the staff are consummate professionals), had room for both of our families and the entire wedding party in the mansion, and were also able to sleep several friends in the carriage house. It was perfect for us. As a wedding venue, it suits a nice-sized, intimate crowd (we had 115 including 4 vendors) and allowed us to marry on the front steps of the porch, our guests perfectly placed in a semi-circle around us. It made for beautiful pictures and also has a wonderful covered area we used for our cocktail hour (which became a necessary part of our evening as the entire day was unseasonably warm). The food was phenomenal; our guests told us all night how much they enjoyed everything. Overall, the Stirling was an awesome experience, and we will absolutely be back!
The Stirling was the first venue we visited in our search for an affordable location for our wedding, and it met our needs Read more...
The Stirling was the first venue we visited in our search for an affordable location for our wedding, and it met our needs and desires perfectly. It's beautiful (inside and out), operated by some wonderful people (TJ and the staff are consummate professionals), had room for both of our families and the entire wedding party in the mansion, and were also able to sleep several friends in the carriage house. It was perfect for us. As a wedding venue, it suits a nice-sized, intimate crowd (we had 115 including 4 vendors) and allowed us to marry on the front steps of the porch, our guests perfectly placed in a semi-circle around us. It made for beautiful pictures and also has a wonderful covered area we used for our cocktail hour (which became a necessary part of our evening as the entire day was unseasonably warm). The food was phenomenal; our guests told us all night how much they enjoyed everything. Overall, the Stirling was an awesome experience, and we will absolutely be back! Read less
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Mary Kate
Wedding:
5/9/2015
5.0/5.0
My husband and I had our wedding at the Stirling in May, and it was absolutely wonderful. We had our ceremony outside on the steps and our reception in the mansion. We also had our rehearsal dinner there the night before, which was outside near the pool area. This was nice because it was still a beautiful setting, but was separate from the mansion area that we used for the wedding. We had a Saturday wedding, so we were able to book all 15 rooms for the night. This was really convenient, as our wedding party and close family members were able to stay at the venue for the night and a delicious breakfast was served the next morning.

The venue itself is beautiful and elegant. The artwork, furniture, and other details are so exquisite that we felt the need to do very minimal decorating. It is definitely different from the typical reception hall, which we loved. It created a unique and intimate atmosphere for our big day. The grounds are also gorgeous, making it a perfect place for an outdoor ceremony.

Additionally, the entire staff is phenomenal. We worked with TJ to plan the event, and he was very helpful and easy to work with. We were planning the wedding from out of state, and he was so accommodating and just made the whole planning process very easy. The staff was also fantastic. Everyone was very personable, professional, and went above and beyond to ensure that everything went smoothly on the big day. The food was delicious. The rooms were beautiful. The pricing was very reasonable. I cannot say enough good things about this venue. Everything about it was more perfect than I could have imagined, and I have absolutely no complaints. My husband and I will definitely be returning in the future!
My husband and I had our wedding at the Stirling in May, and it was absolutely wonderful. We had our ceremony outside on Read more...
My husband and I had our wedding at the Stirling in May, and it was absolutely wonderful. We had our ceremony outside on the steps and our reception in the mansion. We also had our rehearsal dinner there the night before, which was outside near the pool area. This was nice because it was still a beautiful setting, but was separate from the mansion area that we used for the wedding. We had a Saturday wedding, so we were able to book all 15 rooms for the night. This was really convenient, as our wedding party and close family members were able to stay at the venue for the night and a delicious breakfast was served the next morning.

The venue itself is beautiful and elegant. The artwork, furniture, and other details are so exquisite that we felt the need to do very minimal decorating. It is definitely different from the typical reception hall, which we loved. It created a unique and intimate atmosphere for our big day. The grounds are also gorgeous, making it a perfect place for an outdoor ceremony.

Additionally, the entire staff is phenomenal. We worked with TJ to plan the event, and he was very helpful and easy to work with. We were planning the wedding from out of state, and he was so accommodating and just made the whole planning process very easy. The staff was also fantastic. Everyone was very personable, professional, and went above and beyond to ensure that everything went smoothly on the big day. The food was delicious. The rooms were beautiful. The pricing was very reasonable. I cannot say enough good things about this venue. Everything about it was more perfect than I could have imagined, and I have absolutely no complaints. My husband and I will definitely be returning in the future! Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Emily
Wedding:
5/2/2015
5.0/5.0
My husband and I just had the most outstanding wedding at the Stirling Guest Hotel. It was a perfect May day. Our ceremony was outside and all the trees and flowers on the grounds were in bloom making the air smell amazing. The mansion is so impressive and such a character to its own. I love that many of the furnishings are original to the house (lanterns from 1920's China for example and the crystal chandeliers in almost every room). We had a vintage-inspired wedding and the setting could not have been more perfect.

And let me stop for a second to gush a bit about the delicious food. My husband and I wanted something that was really us - and that meant a breakfast inspired meal for dinner. Chef Ron was up to the challenge and we had an amazing menu. We got so many compliments on the food (mini-monte cristo's, bacon wrapped sweet potatoes, and an amazing mashed potato bar). The staff was so sweet and brought my husband and me each a plate so we could actually enjoy our food without having to sacrifice any time with our guests. One of the best things about the Stirling is that at the end of the evening, our bridal party was able to stay the night with us (in incredible rooms I may add). We stayed up late singing songs around the baby grand piano and enjoying each others' company.

TJ and the rest of the Stirling staff gave us such an amazing day. TJ was easy to work with and very happy to answer all of our questions in the months and weeks ahead of the wedding. If you are even considering getting married in a mansion, do take the time to visit the Stirling (it's just a fun tour in and of itself). The grounds are so gorgeous, the Mansion is stunning, the service is outstanding, and the price is very reasonable especially given that you get to stay there. Five stars and then some.
My husband and I just had the most outstanding wedding at the Stirling Guest Hotel. It was a perfect May day. Our ceremony Read more...
My husband and I just had the most outstanding wedding at the Stirling Guest Hotel. It was a perfect May day. Our ceremony was outside and all the trees and flowers on the grounds were in bloom making the air smell amazing. The mansion is so impressive and such a character to its own. I love that many of the furnishings are original to the house (lanterns from 1920's China for example and the crystal chandeliers in almost every room). We had a vintage-inspired wedding and the setting could not have been more perfect.

And let me stop for a second to gush a bit about the delicious food. My husband and I wanted something that was really us - and that meant a breakfast inspired meal for dinner. Chef Ron was up to the challenge and we had an amazing menu. We got so many compliments on the food (mini-monte cristo's, bacon wrapped sweet potatoes, and an amazing mashed potato bar). The staff was so sweet and brought my husband and me each a plate so we could actually enjoy our food without having to sacrifice any time with our guests. One of the best things about the Stirling is that at the end of the evening, our bridal party was able to stay the night with us (in incredible rooms I may add). We stayed up late singing songs around the baby grand piano and enjoying each others' company.

TJ and the rest of the Stirling staff gave us such an amazing day. TJ was easy to work with and very happy to answer all of our questions in the months and weeks ahead of the wedding. If you are even considering getting married in a mansion, do take the time to visit the Stirling (it's just a fun tour in and of itself). The grounds are so gorgeous, the Mansion is stunning, the service is outstanding, and the price is very reasonable especially given that you get to stay there. Five stars and then some. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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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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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
Hosting our daughter's wedding at the Stirling Guest Hotel was a wonderful experience. TJ was so accommodating & guided us well through our plans, always allowing the personal touches. So many people said how relaxed we seemed with a wedding event in the works, but great ideas, good organization, & excellent planning with TJ's help were the keys to an enchanting evening. The food was truly superb & the decor lovely. The servers were top notch and accommodating with a few specific requests, always responding politely and expediently. Peter also didn't go unnoticed as he worked to make things run like clockwork. The rooms were beautiful & our guests were able to enjoy a great breakfast the next morning. We received the most flattering comments about the wedding/reception. The groom beamed as he said that it felt like welcoming people to an elaborate event in our own amazing historic mansion. So intimate, so much fun, so many memories!
Hosting our daughter's wedding at the Stirling Guest Hotel was a wonderful experience. TJ was so accommodating & guided us Read more...
Hosting our daughter's wedding at the Stirling Guest Hotel was a wonderful experience. TJ was so accommodating & guided us well through our plans, always allowing the personal touches. So many people said how relaxed we seemed with a wedding event in the works, but great ideas, good organization, & excellent planning with TJ's help were the keys to an enchanting evening. The food was truly superb & the decor lovely. The servers were top notch and accommodating with a few specific requests, always responding politely and expediently. Peter also didn't go unnoticed as he worked to make things run like clockwork. The rooms were beautiful & our guests were able to enjoy a great breakfast the next morning. We received the most flattering comments about the wedding/reception. The groom beamed as he said that it felt like welcoming people to an elaborate event in our own amazing historic mansion. So intimate, so much fun, so many memories! Read less
Services Used: 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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