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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

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
0
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
6
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Historic, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
Rustic, Vintage, Garden
What kind of settings are available?
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?
400
What event services do you offer?
Bridal Suite, Cake, Catering / Bar, Clean Up, Event Planning, Outside Vendors OK, Set Up
What catering services do you offer?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Hors d'Oeuvres, Plated, Stations, Tastings
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Chocolate Fountain, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Wheelchair Access

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
0
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Hors d'Oeuvres, Plated, Stations, Tastings
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Kosher, Lactose Free, No Pork, Nut Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
What types of spaces are available for a rehearsal dinner?
Private Room
What kind of menus do you offer for rehearsal dinners?
Custom, Private Events, Reh. Dinner Specific
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Wheelchair Access

REVIEWS

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Bill and Sarah
Wedding:
3/28/2015
5.0/5.0
My husband and I cannot say enough about Stokesay Castle and the amazing staff- the location was perfect for us in every way...tucked away in a quiet and picturesque location, beautiful venus inside and out, great packages to chose from and plenty of add-on's if needed...Lauren (wedding coordinator) is EXCELLENT! So kind, helpful and quick to respond- made us feel so comfortable and well-taken care of as did the entire staff when our big day came...our guests could not say enough about how much the loved it, all the staff, the food- everything! Exceeded all expectations and we had a perfect day!
My husband and I cannot say enough about Stokesay Castle and the amazing staff- the location was perfect for us in every Read more...
My husband and I cannot say enough about Stokesay Castle and the amazing staff- the location was perfect for us in every way...tucked away in a quiet and picturesque location, beautiful venus inside and out, great packages to chose from and plenty of add-on's if needed...Lauren (wedding coordinator) is EXCELLENT! So kind, helpful and quick to respond- made us feel so comfortable and well-taken care of as did the entire staff when our big day came...our guests could not say enough about how much the loved it, all the staff, the food- everything! Exceeded all expectations and we had a perfect day! Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I could not be more happy with how my wedding turned out! It was a March 20th wedding, first day of spring and a crazy snowstorm decided to crash our wedding that day! Stokesay staff handled it perfectly!! I wanted an outdoor ceremony but since the snow kind of ruined that for us, I had no decor for the indoor ceremony! Lauren and her staff put some trees and candles out and made it look so fabulous! They set up all the centerpieces for me and made them look exactly how I showed them!
I arrived at 1030am, but the ceremony was not due to start until 530pm. The bridal party had our own hostess that made sure we had anything we could possibly want! We were even greeted with mimosas and a cheese/cracker tray! The scenery was to die for!! The snow just covered the grounds and the pictures were amazing! Their pastry chef made this amazing cake, he took my vision of a tree bark cake with a heart carved into it and made it an even better reality! The staff made sure there was a drink in my hand, or near me at all times. They were excellent with keeping watch and giving me anything that was needed!!! I got so many compliments on how beautiful the venue was and how great the food was! We did a buffet style reception...the pasta station was awesome and perfect for all the picky eaters in my family! I had a few kids at the reception and I noticed how some balloons appeared and were bouncing around the room which kept them occupied all night! They truly went above and beyond what was expected! Book this place.... Book it now! I promise you wont regret it! :)
I could not be more happy with how my wedding turned out! It was a March 20th wedding, first day of spring and a crazy Read more...
I could not be more happy with how my wedding turned out! It was a March 20th wedding, first day of spring and a crazy snowstorm decided to crash our wedding that day! Stokesay staff handled it perfectly!! I wanted an outdoor ceremony but since the snow kind of ruined that for us, I had no decor for the indoor ceremony! Lauren and her staff put some trees and candles out and made it look so fabulous! They set up all the centerpieces for me and made them look exactly how I showed them!
I arrived at 1030am, but the ceremony was not due to start until 530pm. The bridal party had our own hostess that made sure we had anything we could possibly want! We were even greeted with mimosas and a cheese/cracker tray! The scenery was to die for!! The snow just covered the grounds and the pictures were amazing! Their pastry chef made this amazing cake, he took my vision of a tree bark cake with a heart carved into it and made it an even better reality! The staff made sure there was a drink in my hand, or near me at all times. They were excellent with keeping watch and giving me anything that was needed!!! I got so many compliments on how beautiful the venue was and how great the food was! We did a buffet style reception...the pasta station was awesome and perfect for all the picky eaters in my family! I had a few kids at the reception and I noticed how some balloons appeared and were bouncing around the room which kept them occupied all night! They truly went above and beyond what was expected! Book this place.... Book it now! I promise you wont regret it! :) Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
3/14/2015
5.0/5.0
I just got married at Stokesay Castle and it was an absolutely incredible day! I worked with their wedding coordinator, Lauren, for over a year and she put all of our concerns at ease and solved all of our problems from day one. On the day of, everything went off without a hitch. We got our hair and makeup done in the bridal suite upstairs and were immediately taken care of with champagne, coffee, fruit and cheese all morning. The boys were across the venue in the grooms suite enjoying some beer, scotch and snacks. We had an indoor ceremony that went perfectly, and was well coordinated by the staff. Afterwards we enjoyed our cocktail hour and dinner, and everything was delicious. Our cupcakes were incredible. We gave the pastry chef the loose instructions of "cherry blossoms" and he ran with it. Our cupcakes each featured branches and hand-painted cherry blossoms. They were so beautiful. We were so well taken care of and everything was perfect. I can't recommend this venue enough!
I just got married at Stokesay Castle and it was an absolutely incredible day! I worked with their wedding coordinator, Read more...
I just got married at Stokesay Castle and it was an absolutely incredible day! I worked with their wedding coordinator, Lauren, for over a year and she put all of our concerns at ease and solved all of our problems from day one. On the day of, everything went off without a hitch. We got our hair and makeup done in the bridal suite upstairs and were immediately taken care of with champagne, coffee, fruit and cheese all morning. The boys were across the venue in the grooms suite enjoying some beer, scotch and snacks. We had an indoor ceremony that went perfectly, and was well coordinated by the staff. Afterwards we enjoyed our cocktail hour and dinner, and everything was delicious. Our cupcakes were incredible. We gave the pastry chef the loose instructions of "cherry blossoms" and he ran with it. Our cupcakes each featured branches and hand-painted cherry blossoms. They were so beautiful. We were so well taken care of and everything was perfect. I can't recommend this venue enough! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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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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Big Daddy
Wedding:
8/23/2014
5.0/5.0
Louis and his staff were just wonderful. This was our daughter's wedding my wife and I got married here in 1975. You couldn't ask for a nicer place.
Louis and his staff were just wonderful. This was our daughter's wedding my wife and I got married here in 1975. You Read more...
Louis and his staff were just wonderful. This was our daughter's wedding my wife and I got married here in 1975. You couldn't ask for a nicer place. Read less
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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
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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
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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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