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Stokesay Castle

Reading , PA
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LOCATION

141 Stokesay Castle Lane
Reading, PA 19606 US (map)

PHONE

610-375-6100

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ABOUT US

Stokesay Castle is truly a feast for the eyes, a 13th Century-style Castle towering over the cityscape of Reading, PA; surrounded by beautifully landscaped grounds.

With... Read more
Stokesay Castle is truly a feast for the eyes, a 13th Century-style Castle towering over the cityscape of Reading, PA; surrounded by beautifully landscaped grounds.

With accommodations for up to 600 guests, this premiere venue is a destination for Brides in the Philadelphia area. In addition to the beautiful on-site ceremony locations, complete with wooden arbor and white chairs, Stokesay Castle also provides a Bridal Suite in the North Tower where the Bride-to-be is able to gaze upon the very aisle she will soon walk down. At the completeion of the ceremony guests may join the newlyweds for Hors D'oeuvres Hour on the Royal Terrace. Once the Hors D'oeuvres are complete guests will stroll into the King and/or Queen Royal Room for the Reception. Each room can respectively hold 250-300 guests.

If you find yourself in the Reading area, we ask you to stop and visit Stokesay Castle for a great meal in The Lord's Dining Room or in The Knight's Pub. Our warm, friendly staff will be happy to give you a tour of the castle.

For any questions please contact Lauren Lubas at llubas@stokesay.net or call 610-375-6100 x25. Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1931
When was your venue last renovated?
2009
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Historic Site, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
Garden / Romantic, Rustic, Vintage
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
400
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
6
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
10000
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
125
Event Coordination
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Outside vendors welcome
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
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
No

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

When was your venue built?
1931
When was your venue last renovated?
2009
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Historic Site, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
Garden / Romantic, Rustic, Vintage
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
6
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
10000
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
125
Event Coordination
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Outside vendors welcome
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
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
No

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We had a personal waiter that was clearly paying attention to when we looked like we needed anything and she would find it!! Lauren went above and beyond to make sure that we felt no stress! It is a beautiful place and friendly staff!!
We had a personal waiter that was clearly paying attention to when we looked like we needed anything and she would find Read more...
We had a personal waiter that was clearly paying attention to when we looked like we needed anything and she would find it!! Lauren went above and beyond to make sure that we felt no stress! It is a beautiful place and friendly staff!! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Sara
Wedding:
8/16/2014
5.0/5.0
My venue and the service there was absolutely spectacular I couldn't have asked for a more beautiful day!!!!
My venue and the service there was absolutely spectacular I couldn't have asked for a more beautiful day!!!!
My venue and the service there was absolutely spectacular I couldn't have asked for a more beautiful day!!!! Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Kim
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
Everyone at the castle was so accommodating & friendly. They went out of their way to make sure our wedding day was flawless & perfect!!! I definitely recommend Stokesay Castle to anyone that is looking for a wedding/reception venue! The food was amazing as well!!!
Everyone at the castle was so accommodating & friendly. They went out of their way to make sure our wedding day was Read more...
Everyone at the castle was so accommodating & friendly. They went out of their way to make sure our wedding day was flawless & perfect!!! I definitely recommend Stokesay Castle to anyone that is looking for a wedding/reception venue! The food was amazing as well!!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Rachael and Kevin
Wedding:
5/25/2014
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding and reception at Stokesay Castle in May. Lauren was an excellent event planner and really made not only the planning of the wedding but the day go by so smoothly - we could not have asked for better service! Lauren was attentive and responsive to our emails over the 2 years of planning for the wedding and the staff at the castle were extremely flexible in timing, food choices, and reception hall set-up. I was able to provide Lauren with directions for the ceremony, outdoor cocktail hour, and reception hall decorations the day before the wedding and drop off all the decorations. After that, the work was on them! They decorated the place beautifully and really made all of my ideas come true!
We had our wedding and reception at Stokesay Castle in May. Lauren was an excellent event planner and really made not only Read more...
We had our wedding and reception at Stokesay Castle in May. Lauren was an excellent event planner and really made not only the planning of the wedding but the day go by so smoothly - we could not have asked for better service! Lauren was attentive and responsive to our emails over the 2 years of planning for the wedding and the staff at the castle were extremely flexible in timing, food choices, and reception hall set-up. I was able to provide Lauren with directions for the ceremony, outdoor cocktail hour, and reception hall decorations the day before the wedding and drop off all the decorations. After that, the work was on them! They decorated the place beautifully and really made all of my ideas come true! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Sara
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
I love Stokesay Castle. From start to finish, they were a complete class act--and a great deal. Each February, they have a bridal fair, which is where my husband and I found all of our vendors. Lauren Lubas was our coordinator. She was very responsive...and happily responded to the litany of questions I had the week before the wedding. The wedding garden is beautiful (the path is stone, but note that the area around the front can be muddy--just buy some heelies for your girls), and the transition from ceremony, to receiving line, to cocktail hour, to reception was perfect. There are an endless number of places to have some gorgeous photographs--and your guests will be wowed to have a wedding at a real castle!

I also had my rehearsal dinner at Stokesay in the wine cellar. I highly recommend the ice cream sundae bar. The staff went above and beyond--we had some guests running late in getting there, and they brought out their dinners even after all of the rest of the guests were served--and set up the ice cream bar for a second time.

The Princess Suite and Board Room were a great place to get ready. The Princess suite looks out over the wedding garden--great for brides to keep an eye on people walking in :). They put out a plate of cheese and crackers, including some adorable peacocks carved out of granny smith apples. They also made sure to pop a bottle of champagne for us as we got ready.

During the photos after the ceremony, a server followed us around with a plate of h'or d'oeurves and took drink orders.

At the reception, the waitstaff and bartenders continued to be great. They had an extra plate of h'or d'oeurves at our sweetheart table, and were incredibly attentive to make sure our glasses were always full with water and wine. As an added bonus--one of the incredibly awesome bartenders made balloon animals for the kids!

I could not have been happier with Stokesay as a venue.
I love Stokesay Castle. From start to finish, they were a complete class act--and a great deal. Each February, they have a Read more...
I love Stokesay Castle. From start to finish, they were a complete class act--and a great deal. Each February, they have a bridal fair, which is where my husband and I found all of our vendors. Lauren Lubas was our coordinator. She was very responsive...and happily responded to the litany of questions I had the week before the wedding. The wedding garden is beautiful (the path is stone, but note that the area around the front can be muddy--just buy some heelies for your girls), and the transition from ceremony, to receiving line, to cocktail hour, to reception was perfect. There are an endless number of places to have some gorgeous photographs--and your guests will be wowed to have a wedding at a real castle!

I also had my rehearsal dinner at Stokesay in the wine cellar. I highly recommend the ice cream sundae bar. The staff went above and beyond--we had some guests running late in getting there, and they brought out their dinners even after all of the rest of the guests were served--and set up the ice cream bar for a second time.

The Princess Suite and Board Room were a great place to get ready. The Princess suite looks out over the wedding garden--great for brides to keep an eye on people walking in :). They put out a plate of cheese and crackers, including some adorable peacocks carved out of granny smith apples. They also made sure to pop a bottle of champagne for us as we got ready.

During the photos after the ceremony, a server followed us around with a plate of h'or d'oeurves and took drink orders.

At the reception, the waitstaff and bartenders continued to be great. They had an extra plate of h'or d'oeurves at our sweetheart table, and were incredibly attentive to make sure our glasses were always full with water and wine. As an added bonus--one of the incredibly awesome bartenders made balloon animals for the kids!

I could not have been happier with Stokesay as a venue. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Courtney
Wedding:
9/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Stokesay Castle in Reading, PA has weddings down to a science. Their wedding coordinator, Lauren, is absolutely amazing! She knows her business extremely well and is able to anticipate the needs of her clients and guests. Lauren was very responsive and accessible via phone, email or in person throughout the entire wedding planning process. She facilitated the rehearsal the day prior offering her own suggestions to help keep things flowing smoothly. The day of the wedding, I could have sworn there must have been four Laurens running around Stokesay! She was everywhere at once making sure we had everything we needed to make our day go off without issue.
Chef Willie and the kitchen staff are culinary wizards. The food at Stokesay was impressive! It's not often that I've been to a wedding where I felt the food was remarkable. We received numerous comments about the food from presentation to portion size. The pastry chef did a magnificent job on our wedding cake and our cupcakes! He even baked us a SECOND CAKE when it was apparent that the buttercream icing had melted quite badly over the course of our reception!
The serving staff at Stokesay was impeccable! We never wanted for anything throughout the night and have heard much the same from many of our guests. The staff did an outstanding job setting up our center pieces and at the end of the night, they meticulously cleaned and polished the glassware we used so that we were able to take it home! Mind you, we DID NOT EXPECT this or even ask! The glassware was purchased cheap with the intention of tossing or recycling it.
Thank you Luis, Lauren, Chef Willie and everyone at Stokesay for helping to make our special day so smooth and flawless!
Stokesay Castle in Reading, PA has weddings down to a science. Their wedding coordinator, Lauren, is absolutely amazing! Read more...
Stokesay Castle in Reading, PA has weddings down to a science. Their wedding coordinator, Lauren, is absolutely amazing! She knows her business extremely well and is able to anticipate the needs of her clients and guests. Lauren was very responsive and accessible via phone, email or in person throughout the entire wedding planning process. She facilitated the rehearsal the day prior offering her own suggestions to help keep things flowing smoothly. The day of the wedding, I could have sworn there must have been four Laurens running around Stokesay! She was everywhere at once making sure we had everything we needed to make our day go off without issue.
Chef Willie and the kitchen staff are culinary wizards. The food at Stokesay was impressive! It's not often that I've been to a wedding where I felt the food was remarkable. We received numerous comments about the food from presentation to portion size. The pastry chef did a magnificent job on our wedding cake and our cupcakes! He even baked us a SECOND CAKE when it was apparent that the buttercream icing had melted quite badly over the course of our reception!
The serving staff at Stokesay was impeccable! We never wanted for anything throughout the night and have heard much the same from many of our guests. The staff did an outstanding job setting up our center pieces and at the end of the night, they meticulously cleaned and polished the glassware we used so that we were able to take it home! Mind you, we DID NOT EXPECT this or even ask! The glassware was purchased cheap with the intention of tossing or recycling it.
Thank you Luis, Lauren, Chef Willie and everyone at Stokesay for helping to make our special day so smooth and flawless! Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
8/2/2013
5.0/5.0
We were married at Stokesay Castle last Friday & give it our highest recommendation as a wedding venue.

As regular customers of Stokesay, we are no strangers to the delicious food, and it was reliably scrumptious at our wedding. The presentation of the food was impressive, complete with edible flowers. The wedding packages have a wide variety of entree choices ranging from standard selections like chicken & filet, to more unusual dishes such as duck. To help you finalize your choices, your wedding package also includes a tasting dinner, where you meet the head chef who explains how each dish is prepared. The ice cream bar we chose, which was manned by the head pastry chef himself, was also impressive, with a huge variety of toppings to satisfy everyone.

Stokesay always makes us feel special when we dine there & our wedding was no exception. The service is impeccable. The staff communicate via headsets so there always seemed to be someone right there, ready to assist or serve. Lauren, Stokesay's wedding coordinator, was our primary contact. She was friendly, attentive, & always prompt with a reply. There was no sweating the small stuff: when one of the headpieces broke, someone whisked it away, fixed it with a hot glue gun, & promptly returned it. My daughter got a blister, Lauren overheard us say "bandaid", & she was immediately on her headset requesting one for us. We didn't even have to ask. Our favorite server at the castle, Julie, worked our wedding, & brought us drinks & appetizers while we were having photos taken on the castle lawn, because she knew we would be famished. With attention to the little details like that, the big things easily fell into place.

Stokesay is easily one of the most beautiful venues I have been in. It has a luxurious, medieval grandeur that is not at all pretentious. There are various rooms of equal beauty to suit the size of your party. The outdoor areas are just as impressive. Picture perfect, inside and out!
We were married at Stokesay Castle last Friday & give it our highest recommendation as a wedding venue.

As Read more...
We were married at Stokesay Castle last Friday & give it our highest recommendation as a wedding venue.

As regular customers of Stokesay, we are no strangers to the delicious food, and it was reliably scrumptious at our wedding. The presentation of the food was impressive, complete with edible flowers. The wedding packages have a wide variety of entree choices ranging from standard selections like chicken & filet, to more unusual dishes such as duck. To help you finalize your choices, your wedding package also includes a tasting dinner, where you meet the head chef who explains how each dish is prepared. The ice cream bar we chose, which was manned by the head pastry chef himself, was also impressive, with a huge variety of toppings to satisfy everyone.

Stokesay always makes us feel special when we dine there & our wedding was no exception. The service is impeccable. The staff communicate via headsets so there always seemed to be someone right there, ready to assist or serve. Lauren, Stokesay's wedding coordinator, was our primary contact. She was friendly, attentive, & always prompt with a reply. There was no sweating the small stuff: when one of the headpieces broke, someone whisked it away, fixed it with a hot glue gun, & promptly returned it. My daughter got a blister, Lauren overheard us say "bandaid", & she was immediately on her headset requesting one for us. We didn't even have to ask. Our favorite server at the castle, Julie, worked our wedding, & brought us drinks & appetizers while we were having photos taken on the castle lawn, because she knew we would be famished. With attention to the little details like that, the big things easily fell into place.

Stokesay is easily one of the most beautiful venues I have been in. It has a luxurious, medieval grandeur that is not at all pretentious. There are various rooms of equal beauty to suit the size of your party. The outdoor areas are just as impressive. Picture perfect, inside and out! Read less
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Kellie
Wedding:
7/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Lauren Lubas and her staff at Stokesay are top notch! From the planning, the food and drinks, the service, the cake and cupcakes, to the set-up and clean up, we could not have asked for anything easier or better!!! We had alot of out of town guests and they were awe-struck with the beauty of Stokesay Castle. We received so many compliments on the quality of food and service, and everyone wanted to find cupcakes to take home! Don't hesitate to check this place out!!!
Lauren Lubas and her staff at Stokesay are top notch! From the planning, the food and drinks, the service, the cake and Read more...
Lauren Lubas and her staff at Stokesay are top notch! From the planning, the food and drinks, the service, the cake and cupcakes, to the set-up and clean up, we could not have asked for anything easier or better!!! We had alot of out of town guests and they were awe-struck with the beauty of Stokesay Castle. We received so many compliments on the quality of food and service, and everyone wanted to find cupcakes to take home! Don't hesitate to check this place out!!! Read less
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Kristen
Wedding:
6/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Amazing Venue! They were so nice and helpful and the food was great!
Amazing Venue! They were so nice and helpful and the food was great!
Amazing Venue! They were so nice and helpful and the food was great! Read less
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Aimee
Wedding:
5/25/2013
5.0/5.0
AMAZING TO WORK WITH!!! We could not have asked for better people to work with at Stokesay. They made our lives so much easier the day of the wedding. They were kind enough to put out all our centerpieces, bows and decorations for our reception. We had met with them a month before and the workers took pictures of how we wanted our centerpieces displayed. The centerpieces were displayed exactly how we had shown them and they did a fantastic job decorating the rest of the ballroom. Any questions, we could think of, we just called and they answered them in a very timely and professional manner. You get a lot of bang for your buck with them. They also have other great vendors (cake, DJ, ice sculptor, etc) that they recommend to you which helps make your life a little easier too. I would highly recommend this venue to everyone because they can turn their ballroom or any other room within the castle into whatever you can possibly dream of!!!! The wait staff is also very professional and prompt!
AMAZING TO WORK WITH!!! We could not have asked for better people to work with at Stokesay. They made our lives so much Read more...
AMAZING TO WORK WITH!!! We could not have asked for better people to work with at Stokesay. They made our lives so much easier the day of the wedding. They were kind enough to put out all our centerpieces, bows and decorations for our reception. We had met with them a month before and the workers took pictures of how we wanted our centerpieces displayed. The centerpieces were displayed exactly how we had shown them and they did a fantastic job decorating the rest of the ballroom. Any questions, we could think of, we just called and they answered them in a very timely and professional manner. You get a lot of bang for your buck with them. They also have other great vendors (cake, DJ, ice sculptor, etc) that they recommend to you which helps make your life a little easier too. I would highly recommend this venue to everyone because they can turn their ballroom or any other room within the castle into whatever you can possibly dream of!!!! The wait staff is also very professional and prompt! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Transportation, Wedding Venue

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