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The Gettysburg Hotel, Est. 1797

Gettysburg , PA

LOCATION

One Lincoln Square
Gettysburg, PA US 17325 (map)

PHONE

717-337-2000

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Located in the heart of downtown, the Gettysburg Hotel is the preferred destination venue to make your once in a lifetime event truly perfect. The Grand Ballroom, originally built in... Read more
Located in the heart of downtown, the Gettysburg Hotel is the preferred destination venue to make your once in a lifetime event truly perfect. The Grand Ballroom, originally built in 1814 as the Gettysburg National Bank, features a 28’ hand painted ceiling inlaid with gold, period chandeliers, large windows with sweeping velvet evergreen draperies and a Grecian border. The original bank vault is still in use as both a place to store your wedding gifts and an ideal and unique photo backdrop.



Impeccable Service and Attention to Detail

Your guests will feel our hospitality during yourreception as they arrive in our Atrium for cocktails and our Chef’s unique culinary creations. The spacious and light Atrium allows your family and friends to socialize freely, while being attended to by our professional staff. Every detail of your reception will be carefully executed to ensure that each guest feels like royalty.



Designer Appointed Accommodations

Since 1797, guests have enjoyed the warmth and gracious individual award winning service we consistently provide. Our 119-room hotel has expanded over the last several years and has been remodeled from top to bottom to bring you a new look and feel. Guests will experience a historic visit while enjoying all of the amenities of the modern age. Our bridal suites we redesigned with your wedding night in mind, featuring a king sized bed, romantic crackling fireplace and Jacuzzi for two. Your wedding will be remembered forever if you allow us to make our history…your destination.
For more information or to schedule visit, call Megan Wherley, Catering & Events Manager, at (717)338-5408 or email her at mwherley@hotelgettysburg.com Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1797
When was your venue last renovated?
2013
Describe your venue:
Historic Site, Hotel, Manor / Mansion
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional
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?
4
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?
No
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
119
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
195
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
72
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

When was your venue built?
1797
When was your venue last renovated?
2013
Describe your venue:
Historic Site, Hotel, Manor / Mansion
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
4
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?
No
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
119
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
195
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
72
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes

REVIEWS

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John
Wedding:
9/6/2014
5.0/5.0
I was the father of the bride. The only reason that I rated this 5 stars is that there are not 10 stars listed. The wedding coordinator Megan Wherley was exceptional from the initial point of contact, through the planning stage and through the wedding reception. All of our 137 guests had their needs attended to. The staff was professional and amazing. I was admittedly nervous since this is my only daughter and wanted things to go well. As it turned out this was a worry free experience as the event exceeded my expectations. Again, Megan was amazing. I have no hesitation recommending this location for your most important day.
I was the father of the bride. The only reason that I rated this 5 stars is that there are not 10 stars listed. The Read more...
I was the father of the bride. The only reason that I rated this 5 stars is that there are not 10 stars listed. The wedding coordinator Megan Wherley was exceptional from the initial point of contact, through the planning stage and through the wedding reception. All of our 137 guests had their needs attended to. The staff was professional and amazing. I was admittedly nervous since this is my only daughter and wanted things to go well. As it turned out this was a worry free experience as the event exceeded my expectations. Again, Megan was amazing. I have no hesitation recommending this location for your most important day. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Cheryl
Wedding:
9/6/2014
5.0/5.0
I would tell anyone who was considering using the Gettysburg Hotel for a wedding or any other type of event not to hesitate one moment. They should book and sign the contracts ASAP! From our first meeting with Megan the event planner for my daughter's wedding we were made to feel very special. Megan could not have been any welcoming and helpful from day one and past the day of the wedding and reception. She was always available to us be it in person, by email or phone. She always responded quickly and kept us informed of any possible changes or things that we might be interested in. We attended two tastings at the hotel and both times very impressed with the vendors who were in attendance as well as the food and the way it was presented. The ballroom was elegant as well as warm and inviting for all of our guests. Megan and the rest of the staff were exceptional before, during and after. We could not have asked for more personal attention from each and every one. All of our family and friends are still raving about the hotel, the wedding at the train station and the reception in the ballroom, as well as the town of Gettysburg. I can't speak highly enough of the food at the cocktail hour and dinner. No one walked away hungry. The wedding cake was the best wedding cake that I have had and the presentation of the cake was beautiful to say the least. As you can tell we were very pleased with my daughter and son-in-law's wedding. If possible we would rate them a 10!
I would tell anyone who was considering using the Gettysburg Hotel for a wedding or any other type of event not to Read more...
I would tell anyone who was considering using the Gettysburg Hotel for a wedding or any other type of event not to hesitate one moment. They should book and sign the contracts ASAP! From our first meeting with Megan the event planner for my daughter's wedding we were made to feel very special. Megan could not have been any welcoming and helpful from day one and past the day of the wedding and reception. She was always available to us be it in person, by email or phone. She always responded quickly and kept us informed of any possible changes or things that we might be interested in. We attended two tastings at the hotel and both times very impressed with the vendors who were in attendance as well as the food and the way it was presented. The ballroom was elegant as well as warm and inviting for all of our guests. Megan and the rest of the staff were exceptional before, during and after. We could not have asked for more personal attention from each and every one. All of our family and friends are still raving about the hotel, the wedding at the train station and the reception in the ballroom, as well as the town of Gettysburg. I can't speak highly enough of the food at the cocktail hour and dinner. No one walked away hungry. The wedding cake was the best wedding cake that I have had and the presentation of the cake was beautiful to say the least. As you can tell we were very pleased with my daughter and son-in-law's wedding. If possible we would rate them a 10! Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
9/6/2014
5.0/5.0
Megan was wonderful and so very helpful with every step of the planning process! The hotel staff was amazing and couldn't have been better. My husband and I cannot say enough wonderful things about The Gettysburg Hotel and Megan. We highly recommend this venue.
Megan was wonderful and so very helpful with every step of the planning process! The hotel staff was amazing and couldn't Read more...
Megan was wonderful and so very helpful with every step of the planning process! The hotel staff was amazing and couldn't have been better. My husband and I cannot say enough wonderful things about The Gettysburg Hotel and Megan. We highly recommend this venue. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
8/31/2014
5.0/5.0
I don’t know the words to describe how wonderful my wedding experience was with Gettysburg. Megan – the event coordinator – is an absolutely angel. Everything – EVERYTHING – went smoothly. She handled a lot of stuff before the wedding and everything during the wedding. I was able to completely focus on my husband and me the entire night. I didn’t have to make sure anything was done the way I wanted it – she did it all.
1. Before the wedding…I met Megan at the first bridal show I went to after getting engaged. I was instantly hooked. Throughout the year+ leading up to my wedding, Megan helped keep me on track, gave me ideas when I was at a loss, answered any questions I had, and answered any that I didn’t know I had. I was working 80 hours a week for the last 6 months before the wedding. I couldn’t put much time into planning, and I was a nervous wreck. Megan assured me everything would be ok, and she was right.
2. The night of the wedding…It went without a hitch. I have no horror stories like many brides do. She kept everything on time, got people where they needed to go, and managed all of the vendors. When I saw the decorated ballroom – I could not believe how amazing it turned out to be. She checked on us frequently to make sure we were ok.
3. Venue in general…location is great. My guests loved being able to walk around downtown Gettysburg and see the sites. There is a men’s clothing store right there for the unexpected issues with the men. The food at the reception was fantastic. It was served hot, and the servers were great. At the end of the night, I was able to just leave without worrying about clean up. The next day I could pick up my stuff from the vault (very cool feature).

I could go on and on about this place. Overall, it is a beautiful venue with the best event coordinator I could have hoped for that made for the wedding of my dreams. We want to renew our vows there on our 5 year anniversary just so we can do it again!
I don’t know the words to describe how wonderful my wedding experience was with Gettysburg. Megan – the event coordinator Read more...
I don’t know the words to describe how wonderful my wedding experience was with Gettysburg. Megan – the event coordinator – is an absolutely angel. Everything – EVERYTHING – went smoothly. She handled a lot of stuff before the wedding and everything during the wedding. I was able to completely focus on my husband and me the entire night. I didn’t have to make sure anything was done the way I wanted it – she did it all.
1. Before the wedding…I met Megan at the first bridal show I went to after getting engaged. I was instantly hooked. Throughout the year+ leading up to my wedding, Megan helped keep me on track, gave me ideas when I was at a loss, answered any questions I had, and answered any that I didn’t know I had. I was working 80 hours a week for the last 6 months before the wedding. I couldn’t put much time into planning, and I was a nervous wreck. Megan assured me everything would be ok, and she was right.
2. The night of the wedding…It went without a hitch. I have no horror stories like many brides do. She kept everything on time, got people where they needed to go, and managed all of the vendors. When I saw the decorated ballroom – I could not believe how amazing it turned out to be. She checked on us frequently to make sure we were ok.
3. Venue in general…location is great. My guests loved being able to walk around downtown Gettysburg and see the sites. There is a men’s clothing store right there for the unexpected issues with the men. The food at the reception was fantastic. It was served hot, and the servers were great. At the end of the night, I was able to just leave without worrying about clean up. The next day I could pick up my stuff from the vault (very cool feature).

I could go on and on about this place. Overall, it is a beautiful venue with the best event coordinator I could have hoped for that made for the wedding of my dreams. We want to renew our vows there on our 5 year anniversary just so we can do it again! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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DeAnna
Wedding:
8/30/2014
5.0/5.0
I would highly recommend the Gettysburg Hotel for any event. The food was beyond excellent as well as the service. Megan is absolutely wonderful to work with, attentive, helpful, and willing to go the extra mile. A true professional through and through!! You will not be disappointed with anything. This venue is heads above the rest.
I would highly recommend the Gettysburg Hotel for any event. The food was beyond excellent as well as the service. Megan Read more...
I would highly recommend the Gettysburg Hotel for any event. The food was beyond excellent as well as the service. Megan is absolutely wonderful to work with, attentive, helpful, and willing to go the extra mile. A true professional through and through!! You will not be disappointed with anything. This venue is heads above the rest. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Megan did an excellent job! Helpful, friendly, professional, and knowledgeable. She asked lots of questions and had suggestions when we weren't sure what we wanted. The hotel itself is beautiful. The entire experience was top-notch. Could not be a more satisfied customer!
Megan did an excellent job! Helpful, friendly, professional, and knowledgeable. She asked lots of questions and had Read more...
Megan did an excellent job! Helpful, friendly, professional, and knowledgeable. She asked lots of questions and had suggestions when we weren't sure what we wanted. The hotel itself is beautiful. The entire experience was top-notch. Could not be a more satisfied customer! Read less
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Cristina
Wedding:
8/23/2014
5.0/5.0
The Gettysburg Hotel accommodated all of our needs for our Wedding Day. I would highly recommend this Venue for anyone interested in having a larger Wedding crowd. The hotel is Spacious, beautiful, and elegant. The service and food were outstanding. Our Wedding Coordinator - Megan Wherley went above and beyond to ensure that our day ran smoothly. She worked so diligently to help us with all of the reception details.
The Gettysburg Hotel accommodated all of our needs for our Wedding Day. I would highly recommend this Venue for anyone Read more...
The Gettysburg Hotel accommodated all of our needs for our Wedding Day. I would highly recommend this Venue for anyone interested in having a larger Wedding crowd. The hotel is Spacious, beautiful, and elegant. The service and food were outstanding. Our Wedding Coordinator - Megan Wherley went above and beyond to ensure that our day ran smoothly. She worked so diligently to help us with all of the reception details. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Yvonne
Wedding:
7/25/2014
5.0/5.0
The Gettysburg Hotel made our day perfect in every way. From the planning (Megan was outstanding), the food was incredible and the staff was extremely friendly and accommodating. If you are thinking about having your big day in Gettysburg... This is the place! I had always heard planning a wedding is one of the most stressful experiences you can go through, but the staff and Megan gave us not only a stress free and amazing day... They also gave our guests an incredible weekend. Look no further... Call Megan Wherley and your day will be perfect.
The Gettysburg Hotel made our day perfect in every way. From the planning (Megan was outstanding), the food was incredible Read more...
The Gettysburg Hotel made our day perfect in every way. From the planning (Megan was outstanding), the food was incredible and the staff was extremely friendly and accommodating. If you are thinking about having your big day in Gettysburg... This is the place! I had always heard planning a wedding is one of the most stressful experiences you can go through, but the staff and Megan gave us not only a stress free and amazing day... They also gave our guests an incredible weekend. Look no further... Call Megan Wherley and your day will be perfect. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We had a terrific evening for approximately 200 guests at the Gettysburg Hotel following an offsite wedding. The service and accommodations were excellent as the hotel's wedding coordinator Megan did an outstanding job. I would highly recommend the Gettysburg Hotel for a post wedding reception and lodging as their rooms are first class as well.
We had a terrific evening for approximately 200 guests at the Gettysburg Hotel following an offsite wedding. The service Read more...
We had a terrific evening for approximately 200 guests at the Gettysburg Hotel following an offsite wedding. The service and accommodations were excellent as the hotel's wedding coordinator Megan did an outstanding job. I would highly recommend the Gettysburg Hotel for a post wedding reception and lodging as their rooms are first class as well. Read less
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Tim
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
The team at the Gettysburg Inn made my daughter's day complete. From the beginning Megan made us feel comfortable and confident that our event was going to be done well and the result stood up to that measure. I thought the price value and service were excellent. They were flexible to meet our needs. We packed the house with 220 people and they handled all very well. They did not nickel and dime us. They gave us plenty of opportunities to taste test their chef through frequent open houses. The hotel was accommodating, comfortable and had reasonable rates. I own a business that creates destination sales incentive programs and with that experience in mind I feel very comfortable recommending The Gettysburg Hotel.
The team at the Gettysburg Inn made my daughter's day complete. From the beginning Megan made us feel comfortable and Read more...
The team at the Gettysburg Inn made my daughter's day complete. From the beginning Megan made us feel comfortable and confident that our event was going to be done well and the result stood up to that measure. I thought the price value and service were excellent. They were flexible to meet our needs. We packed the house with 220 people and they handled all very well. They did not nickel and dime us. They gave us plenty of opportunities to taste test their chef through frequent open houses. The hotel was accommodating, comfortable and had reasonable rates. I own a business that creates destination sales incentive programs and with that experience in mind I feel very comfortable recommending The Gettysburg Hotel. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
The Gettysburg Hotel was a fabulous wedding venue. The location right on the square in Gettysburg was perfect. The wedding was at 2PM at another location, but the reception didn't start until 5:30 so we had quite a bit of down time. However, there was so much to see and do right in the vicinity of the hotel that no one seemed be bothered by this at all. The down time actually gave friends and family time to catch up and take in the shops and sights on the square. Additionally, the service and professionalism of the wedding planner, Megan Wherley, was impeccable! She was on top of every aspect of the wedding reception and was a pleasure to work with. Her follow up to our calls and questions was prompt and she was very flexible with the dinner menu and made sure everything was exactly to our liking. Her entire staff at the hotel was accommodating and also very easy to work with. We were having such a wonderful time at the reception that we were able to extend our reception another hour (for a fee of course) the night of the wedding on the spur of the moment. Talk about accommodating! I would highly recommend the Gettysburg Hotel if you want to have a terrific wedding experience!
The Gettysburg Hotel was a fabulous wedding venue. The location right on the square in Gettysburg was perfect. The wedding Read more...
The Gettysburg Hotel was a fabulous wedding venue. The location right on the square in Gettysburg was perfect. The wedding was at 2PM at another location, but the reception didn't start until 5:30 so we had quite a bit of down time. However, there was so much to see and do right in the vicinity of the hotel that no one seemed be bothered by this at all. The down time actually gave friends and family time to catch up and take in the shops and sights on the square. Additionally, the service and professionalism of the wedding planner, Megan Wherley, was impeccable! She was on top of every aspect of the wedding reception and was a pleasure to work with. Her follow up to our calls and questions was prompt and she was very flexible with the dinner menu and made sure everything was exactly to our liking. Her entire staff at the hotel was accommodating and also very easy to work with. We were having such a wonderful time at the reception that we were able to extend our reception another hour (for a fee of course) the night of the wedding on the spur of the moment. Talk about accommodating! I would highly recommend the Gettysburg Hotel if you want to have a terrific wedding experience! Read less
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Debora
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
The tr a in station where the wedding was held was very nice. The gettysburg hotel ballroom was exquisite! Megan who was the wedding coordinator from the hotel was AMAZING! I would recommend her and the hotel hands down 100%
The tr a in station where the wedding was held was very nice. The gettysburg hotel ballroom was exquisite! Megan who was Read more...
The tr a in station where the wedding was held was very nice. The gettysburg hotel ballroom was exquisite! Megan who was the wedding coordinator from the hotel was AMAZING! I would recommend her and the hotel hands down 100% Read less
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Carol
Wedding:
6/13/2014
5.0/5.0
Meghan and all her staff coordinated and assured everything ran smooth from planning, booking rooms, meeting special needs ( such as bride needing gluten free foods to a lunch set up in parents room for bride and maids to get ready), to rehearsal and of course the ceremony and reception.
We had family and friends come from all over. Everyone is still commenting what a great time they had
Thanks to the Gettysburg hotel staff
Meghan and all her staff coordinated and assured everything ran smooth from planning, booking rooms, meeting special needs Read more...
Meghan and all her staff coordinated and assured everything ran smooth from planning, booking rooms, meeting special needs ( such as bride needing gluten free foods to a lunch set up in parents room for bride and maids to get ready), to rehearsal and of course the ceremony and reception.
We had family and friends come from all over. Everyone is still commenting what a great time they had
Thanks to the Gettysburg hotel staff Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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Ashley
Wedding:
5/31/2014
5.0/5.0
Absolutely PERFECT!!!! I would do it all over again.
Absolutely PERFECT!!!! I would do it all over again.
Absolutely PERFECT!!!! I would do it all over again. Read less
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Heather
Wedding:
5/25/2014
5.0/5.0
After looking at a few venues, and going to multiple bridal shows, The Gettysburg Hotel had the best value for everything that came in their wedding package and the quality of service we received. The ballroom was beautiful and the hotel's location in the center of town made it easy for guests to explore before and after the wedding. The historic feel of the hotel along with the renovations they've done in the last year really were the wow-factor for us. Megan, the Event Manager there, is amazing! We live about an hour and halves away in the Southern Baltimore/DC area. So, planning a wedding, especially one that isn't local, can be challenging, but Megan was so responsive and accommodating, even with last minute changes, that it made things so much easier. She took copious notes in the couple times we met in person on how we wanted things set up, and the times we weren't able to meet she was very detailed and responsive via email. I remember, hitting a speed bump in the middle of planning, and had to call Megan on SATURDAY- and she ANSWERED! She took care of every need and reassured me that everything was going to be perfect. It was great to be able to leave the decorations with her the day before and trust that everything would get done. She and her staff did a great job with the reception, making everything seem seamless, and making sure that my new husband and I were taken care of before, during, and after the reception. It turned out even better than I could imagine, and I would highly recommend the Gettysburg Hotel to any couple looking for wedding venues in the area.
After looking at a few venues, and going to multiple bridal shows, The Gettysburg Hotel had the best value for everything Read more...
After looking at a few venues, and going to multiple bridal shows, The Gettysburg Hotel had the best value for everything that came in their wedding package and the quality of service we received. The ballroom was beautiful and the hotel's location in the center of town made it easy for guests to explore before and after the wedding. The historic feel of the hotel along with the renovations they've done in the last year really were the wow-factor for us. Megan, the Event Manager there, is amazing! We live about an hour and halves away in the Southern Baltimore/DC area. So, planning a wedding, especially one that isn't local, can be challenging, but Megan was so responsive and accommodating, even with last minute changes, that it made things so much easier. She took copious notes in the couple times we met in person on how we wanted things set up, and the times we weren't able to meet she was very detailed and responsive via email. I remember, hitting a speed bump in the middle of planning, and had to call Megan on SATURDAY- and she ANSWERED! She took care of every need and reassured me that everything was going to be perfect. It was great to be able to leave the decorations with her the day before and trust that everything would get done. She and her staff did a great job with the reception, making everything seem seamless, and making sure that my new husband and I were taken care of before, during, and after the reception. It turned out even better than I could imagine, and I would highly recommend the Gettysburg Hotel to any couple looking for wedding venues in the area. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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Arlene
Wedding:
5/10/2014
5.0/5.0
After looking at a few venues around Gettysburg for our wedding reception, The Gettysburg Hotel had the best value for everything that came in their wedding package and the quality of service we received. The ballroom was beautiful and the hotel's location in the center of town made it easy for guests to explore before and after the wedding. The historic feel of the hotel along with the renovations they've done in the last year really fit in with our theme which was vintage with a modern twist. Megan, the Event Manager there, is amazing. We live about an hour and a half away in the DC area. So, planning a wedding, especially one that isn't local, can be challenging, but Megan was so responsive and accommodating, even with last minute changes, that it made things so much easier. She took copious notes in the couple times we met in person on how we wanted things set up, and it was great to be able to leave the decorations with her the day before and trust that everything would get done. She and her staff did a great job with the reception, making everything seem seamless, and making sure that my new husband and I were taken care of before, during, and after the reception. It turned out even better than I could imagine, and I would highly recommend the Gettysburg Hotel to any couple looking for wedding venues in the area.
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After looking at a few venues around Gettysburg for our wedding reception, The Gettysburg Hotel had the best value for everything that came in their wedding package and the quality of service we received. The ballroom was beautiful and the hotel's location in the center of town made it easy for guests to explore before and after the wedding. The historic feel of the hotel along with the renovations they've done in the last year really fit in with our theme which was vintage with a modern twist. Megan, the Event Manager there, is amazing. We live about an hour and a half away in the DC area. So, planning a wedding, especially one that isn't local, can be challenging, but Megan was so responsive and accommodating, even with last minute changes, that it made things so much easier. She took copious notes in the couple times we met in person on how we wanted things set up, and it was great to be able to leave the decorations with her the day before and trust that everything would get done. She and her staff did a great job with the reception, making everything seem seamless, and making sure that my new husband and I were taken care of before, during, and after the reception. It turned out even better than I could imagine, and I would highly recommend the Gettysburg Hotel to any couple looking for wedding venues in the area. Read less
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Candace
Wedding:
4/19/2014
5.0/5.0
Venue was amazing. Megan was extremely helpful and always responsive. She is so friendly and I felt like she was a friend I could rely on throughout the whole process. My entire wedding day was so magical and Megan took my ideas and decorations and went to town!! It was more than I ever hoped for!!
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Venue was amazing. Megan was extremely helpful and always responsive. She is so friendly and I felt like she was a friend I could rely on throughout the whole process. My entire wedding day was so magical and Megan took my ideas and decorations and went to town!! It was more than I ever hoped for!! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
4/1/2014
5.0/5.0
Our experience at the Gettysburg Hotel was all that we had hoped for and more! From our first meeting with Events Planner, Megan W., I knew we were in good hands. She actively listened as we shared our vision, came prepared with an outline of questions that covered many details that we had not thought of ourselves, and made creative suggestions, helping us to create an evening more beautiful than we had envisioned for ourselves! As a bride, I worried that somehow the event would not go as planned, but within minutes of my arrival I could tell my guests were having a good time and I relaxed and watched our vision come to life and unfold seamlessly. I actually felt like a guest myself! The food was delicious (and warm), the staff attentive and friendly, the hotel inviting and accommodating. We are still receiving compliments from family and friends! Much thanks to the Gettysburg Hotel and all the staff who made our Big Day so special and memorable! -Sarah H.
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Our experience at the Gettysburg Hotel was all that we had hoped for and more! From our first meeting with Events Planner, Megan W., I knew we were in good hands. She actively listened as we shared our vision, came prepared with an outline of questions that covered many details that we had not thought of ourselves, and made creative suggestions, helping us to create an evening more beautiful than we had envisioned for ourselves! As a bride, I worried that somehow the event would not go as planned, but within minutes of my arrival I could tell my guests were having a good time and I relaxed and watched our vision come to life and unfold seamlessly. I actually felt like a guest myself! The food was delicious (and warm), the staff attentive and friendly, the hotel inviting and accommodating. We are still receiving compliments from family and friends! Much thanks to the Gettysburg Hotel and all the staff who made our Big Day so special and memorable! -Sarah H. Read less
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Erin & Ian
Wedding:
3/28/2014
5.0/5.0
The Gettysburg Hotel was the perfect place for our wedding. We had a small wedding with about 40 guests, and throughout the planning processes they treated us like we were the only event they were planning. Megan answered all of our questions right away, and she made everything absolutely beautiful on our wedding day. The food was fantastic, and we felt that all costs were very reasonable given the high quality of everything associated with our event. The vendors that the hotel recommended all provided a high level of service, and they were all very responsive. We give the Gettysburg Hotel our highest recommendation.
The Gettysburg Hotel was the perfect place for our wedding. We had a small wedding with about 40 guests, and throughout Read more...
The Gettysburg Hotel was the perfect place for our wedding. We had a small wedding with about 40 guests, and throughout the planning processes they treated us like we were the only event they were planning. Megan answered all of our questions right away, and she made everything absolutely beautiful on our wedding day. The food was fantastic, and we felt that all costs were very reasonable given the high quality of everything associated with our event. The vendors that the hotel recommended all provided a high level of service, and they were all very responsive. We give the Gettysburg Hotel our highest recommendation. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Private User
Wedding:
2/1/2014
5.0/5.0
The Gettysburg Hotel is a FABULOUS place to have your wedding, event, or weekend get away. EVERY ONE of their staff is courteous, friendly, and willing to help you. I can say enough about the staff! Oh, and the FOOD! The amazing, mind blowing, melt-in-your-mouth, FOOD...it's just incredible. And then, if you are still wondering if you should have your wedding at The Gettysburg Hotel, STOP LOOKING! Megan Wherley is AMAZING!!! She is gracious, efficient, creative, and organized. HAVE YOUR WEDDING AT THE GETTYSBURG HOTEL!!!! You WILL NOT regret it!
The Gettysburg Hotel is a FABULOUS place to have your wedding, event, or weekend get away. EVERY ONE of their staff is Read more...
The Gettysburg Hotel is a FABULOUS place to have your wedding, event, or weekend get away. EVERY ONE of their staff is courteous, friendly, and willing to help you. I can say enough about the staff! Oh, and the FOOD! The amazing, mind blowing, melt-in-your-mouth, FOOD...it's just incredible. And then, if you are still wondering if you should have your wedding at The Gettysburg Hotel, STOP LOOKING! Megan Wherley is AMAZING!!! She is gracious, efficient, creative, and organized. HAVE YOUR WEDDING AT THE GETTYSBURG HOTEL!!!! You WILL NOT regret it! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Melissa
Wedding:
11/16/2013
5.0/5.0
Our wedding reception at the Gettysburg Hotel was perfect! Meghan and the rest of the staff were absolutely amazing. I am a bit of a control freak and Meghan handled every phone call and email from me with patience and the best customer service. No request was too big and she never made me feel like I was being difficult. She made everything about our day run so smoothly all we had to do was show up and enjoy. The ballroom was beautiful. Meghan and her staff set everything up exactly the way I had pictured and made sure every detail was just the way we discussed. They handled all of the set up and tear down so there was nothing for me to stress about. Many of our guests were from out of town and everyone is still raving over their stay at the hotel. Every request they had was met, the rooms were clean, comfortable and worth the price. Our hotel suite was wonderful. We’ve already decided we’ll be spending each anniversary in Gettysburg reliving our wonderful weekend. Thank you to Meghan and to the Gettysburg hotel for helping to make our wedding perfect!
Our wedding reception at the Gettysburg Hotel was perfect! Meghan and the rest of the staff were absolutely amazing. I am Read more...
Our wedding reception at the Gettysburg Hotel was perfect! Meghan and the rest of the staff were absolutely amazing. I am a bit of a control freak and Meghan handled every phone call and email from me with patience and the best customer service. No request was too big and she never made me feel like I was being difficult. She made everything about our day run so smoothly all we had to do was show up and enjoy. The ballroom was beautiful. Meghan and her staff set everything up exactly the way I had pictured and made sure every detail was just the way we discussed. They handled all of the set up and tear down so there was nothing for me to stress about. Many of our guests were from out of town and everyone is still raving over their stay at the hotel. Every request they had was met, the rooms were clean, comfortable and worth the price. Our hotel suite was wonderful. We’ve already decided we’ll be spending each anniversary in Gettysburg reliving our wonderful weekend. Thank you to Meghan and to the Gettysburg hotel for helping to make our wedding perfect! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Our daughter's wedding was a memorable day - thanks to the superb efforts of Megan Wherley, Catering and Events Manager of the Gettysburg Hotel. From the first moments we talked with her, she embraced the vision our daughter and future son-in-law had for their wedding. Throughout the planning period, she listened, offered suggestions, and supported us. Since we were out of state and not in Gettysburg, her promptness in answering our questions and concerns via email or phone helped us feel at ease. Her behind the scenes direction of the hotel staff and the outside vendors was expertly and professionally performed.
The banquet room was a beautiful venue for the wedding ceremony and the reception. The Medieval Theme for the wedding was expressed with the guests seated in a spiral for the ceremony and then long tables as if in an old manor for the reception. In addition to preparing the delicious meal, the chef added his own suggestions for the menu to incorporate the theme. The staff was proficient in serving the meal.
Since we are out-of-state, we came a few days early to prepare for the wedding. Our room was very well appointed and quite comfortable. The hotel staff was friendly and efficient. We had a question about how to hang the wedding gown to steam it. The person at the front desk asked the maintenance person who suggested using a luggage cart. Although he was ready to leave for the day, he took the time to bring the cart to our room with tablecloths to cover the base so as not to dirty the gown. Before the wedding, we had pictures taken in the lobby. The hotel staff was accommodating in handling the distraction by the photographers.
The morning after the wedding, we had a brunch for our guests in one of the meeting rooms. Again, the food was delicious and plentiful. The service by the staff was courteous and efficient. It was a wonderful end to a marvelous wedding weekend.
Very well done, Gettysburg Hotel staff!
Our daughter's wedding was a memorable day - thanks to the superb efforts of Megan Wherley, Catering and Events Manager of Read more...
Our daughter's wedding was a memorable day - thanks to the superb efforts of Megan Wherley, Catering and Events Manager of the Gettysburg Hotel. From the first moments we talked with her, she embraced the vision our daughter and future son-in-law had for their wedding. Throughout the planning period, she listened, offered suggestions, and supported us. Since we were out of state and not in Gettysburg, her promptness in answering our questions and concerns via email or phone helped us feel at ease. Her behind the scenes direction of the hotel staff and the outside vendors was expertly and professionally performed.
The banquet room was a beautiful venue for the wedding ceremony and the reception. The Medieval Theme for the wedding was expressed with the guests seated in a spiral for the ceremony and then long tables as if in an old manor for the reception. In addition to preparing the delicious meal, the chef added his own suggestions for the menu to incorporate the theme. The staff was proficient in serving the meal.
Since we are out-of-state, we came a few days early to prepare for the wedding. Our room was very well appointed and quite comfortable. The hotel staff was friendly and efficient. We had a question about how to hang the wedding gown to steam it. The person at the front desk asked the maintenance person who suggested using a luggage cart. Although he was ready to leave for the day, he took the time to bring the cart to our room with tablecloths to cover the base so as not to dirty the gown. Before the wedding, we had pictures taken in the lobby. The hotel staff was accommodating in handling the distraction by the photographers.
The morning after the wedding, we had a brunch for our guests in one of the meeting rooms. Again, the food was delicious and plentiful. The service by the staff was courteous and efficient. It was a wonderful end to a marvelous wedding weekend.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Megan W. and the staff at The Gettysburg Hotel were absolutely amazing! My husband and I knew from the moment we first contacted Megan that we were in good hands. Her professionalism, positive energy, and attention to detail made planning our November 2013 destination wedding a breeze. We planned our wedding within seven months from a distance of four hours away. During the preparation, any question or concern we had was addressed fully in a timely manner. Because we were unfamiliar with local vendors we relied heavily on the list of preferred vendors and we were not disappointed. (Kudos to Shaun of Creative Force Photography and Scott of Great Scott Productions, our wonderful photographer and DJ respectively!) With a guest count of 70 we were able to hold both the ceremony and reception in the main ballroom, a plus given that most of our guests were in Gettysburg for the first time. Megan embraced our desire to have medieval elements in our reception and worked with us to balance and incorporate them as best as possible to create our dream environment. She even came up with suggestions that we never even considered. Chef took our menu choices and created a delicious feast (family style service) that many of our guests are still commenting on. Megan and her staff took care of set-up/tear down and were attentive throughout the afternoon/evening. All we were really left to do was to enjoy our day. The entire staff at The Gettysburg Hotel (general manager, front desk, housekeeping, servers, maintenance, sales office, etc.) took care of us and our guests and ensured that our stay was memorable. It was a gift for us to begin our lives as husband and wife at The Gettysburg Hotel. Although we live in southeastern Virginia, we truly found a "home" in Gettysburg. A heartfelt thank you to Megan and the entire staff of The Gettysburg Hotel!
Megan W. and the staff at The Gettysburg Hotel were absolutely amazing! My husband and I knew from the moment we first Read more...
Megan W. and the staff at The Gettysburg Hotel were absolutely amazing! My husband and I knew from the moment we first contacted Megan that we were in good hands. Her professionalism, positive energy, and attention to detail made planning our November 2013 destination wedding a breeze. We planned our wedding within seven months from a distance of four hours away. During the preparation, any question or concern we had was addressed fully in a timely manner. Because we were unfamiliar with local vendors we relied heavily on the list of preferred vendors and we were not disappointed. (Kudos to Shaun of Creative Force Photography and Scott of Great Scott Productions, our wonderful photographer and DJ respectively!) With a guest count of 70 we were able to hold both the ceremony and reception in the main ballroom, a plus given that most of our guests were in Gettysburg for the first time. Megan embraced our desire to have medieval elements in our reception and worked with us to balance and incorporate them as best as possible to create our dream environment. She even came up with suggestions that we never even considered. Chef took our menu choices and created a delicious feast (family style service) that many of our guests are still commenting on. Megan and her staff took care of set-up/tear down and were attentive throughout the afternoon/evening. All we were really left to do was to enjoy our day. The entire staff at The Gettysburg Hotel (general manager, front desk, housekeeping, servers, maintenance, sales office, etc.) took care of us and our guests and ensured that our stay was memorable. It was a gift for us to begin our lives as husband and wife at The Gettysburg Hotel. Although we live in southeastern Virginia, we truly found a "home" in Gettysburg. A heartfelt thank you to Megan and the entire staff of The Gettysburg Hotel! Read less
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Cathy
Wedding:
10/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Exceptionally clean. Recently remodeled and is elegant and stylish, not overly fussy as you might expect of a civil war era building. Attentive staff who appreciate details. New chef with wonderful menu and mouth watering dishes. Our guests were all complimentary of the food, decor, staff and the length they went to assit us. We have heard from multiple friends who have used the hotel for weddings and they have been as pleased as we were.
Exceptionally clean. Recently remodeled and is elegant and stylish, not overly fussy as you might expect of a civil war Read more...
Exceptionally clean. Recently remodeled and is elegant and stylish, not overly fussy as you might expect of a civil war era building. Attentive staff who appreciate details. New chef with wonderful menu and mouth watering dishes. Our guests were all complimentary of the food, decor, staff and the length they went to assit us. We have heard from multiple friends who have used the hotel for weddings and they have been as pleased as we were. Read less
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Carol
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Fantastic staff! Made it perfect for my daughter and husband!!! Thank you!
Fantastic staff! Made it perfect for my daughter and husband!!! Thank you!
Fantastic staff! Made it perfect for my daughter and husband!!! Thank you! Read less
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Tamara
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
I was a little nervous at first having all of our guests come into Gettysburg from out of town, half from Pittsburgh and the other half from Northern VA. I can tell you from the moment everyone arrived all I heard were compliments. They loved this town and everyone in it. The bartender Pete from Thursday night was attentive and prompt even though it was his 21st birthday he stayed open late for us. Megan and her wait staff were exceptional! She responded to every crazy email I sent her for over a year. Also everyone complimented the food saying it was the best wedding food they ever had. It shows a lot that I am in Italy on my honeymoon but I had to write a review the minute I had access to a computer. Our wedding was spectacular!
I was a little nervous at first having all of our guests come into Gettysburg from out of town, half from Pittsburgh and Read more...
I was a little nervous at first having all of our guests come into Gettysburg from out of town, half from Pittsburgh and the other half from Northern VA. I can tell you from the moment everyone arrived all I heard were compliments. They loved this town and everyone in it. The bartender Pete from Thursday night was attentive and prompt even though it was his 21st birthday he stayed open late for us. Megan and her wait staff were exceptional! She responded to every crazy email I sent her for over a year. Also everyone complimented the food saying it was the best wedding food they ever had. It shows a lot that I am in Italy on my honeymoon but I had to write a review the minute I had access to a computer. Our wedding was spectacular! Read less
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Cindy
Wedding:
9/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Our wedding was so beautiful and everything had the special touches that every couple seeks in a vendor and location. Megan is such a gem and was soooo very flexible with our busy schedules. She orchestrated the day without a hitch. We will always have fond memories of the Hotel Gettysburg.
Our wedding was so beautiful and everything had the special touches that every couple seeks in a vendor and location. Read more...
Our wedding was so beautiful and everything had the special touches that every couple seeks in a vendor and location. Megan is such a gem and was soooo very flexible with our busy schedules. She orchestrated the day without a hitch. We will always have fond memories of the Hotel Gettysburg. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Alyssa
Wedding:
8/17/2013
5.0/5.0
I absolutely loved the Gettysburg hotel!! My husband and I were completely satisfied with the venue and the service. Megan Gross was the best wedding coordinator that we could ask for!! I would recommend this venue to future brides!!
I absolutely loved the Gettysburg hotel!! My husband and I were completely satisfied with the venue and the service. Megan Read more...
I absolutely loved the Gettysburg hotel!! My husband and I were completely satisfied with the venue and the service. Megan Gross was the best wedding coordinator that we could ask for!! I would recommend this venue to future brides!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Everything about the Gettysburg Hotel was perfect for our wedding day. The food was amazing, the venue was beautiful, and the support of the staff, superb. The hotel's wedding coordinator, Megan, was with us every step of the way. We had absolutely no need for a wedding planner. She responded to every little question, addressed all our concerns, was always flexible and put us at ease. This was the perfect venue for a perfect day.
Everything about the Gettysburg Hotel was perfect for our wedding day. The food was amazing, the venue was beautiful, and Read more...
Everything about the Gettysburg Hotel was perfect for our wedding day. The food was amazing, the venue was beautiful, and the support of the staff, superb. The hotel's wedding coordinator, Megan, was with us every step of the way. We had absolutely no need for a wedding planner. She responded to every little question, addressed all our concerns, was always flexible and put us at ease. This was the perfect venue for a perfect day. Read less
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Laurie
Wedding:
8/2/2013
5.0/5.0
We loved everything about this venue - location, food, staff, planning assistance, hotel rooms, ballroom, coordination of event - thank you The Gettysburg Hotel - and Megan and Chef Joseph and team!
We loved everything about this venue - location, food, staff, planning assistance, hotel rooms, ballroom, coordination of Read more...
We loved everything about this venue - location, food, staff, planning assistance, hotel rooms, ballroom, coordination of event - thank you The Gettysburg Hotel - and Megan and Chef Joseph and team! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Can do attitude was wonderful. Staff gracious and helpful no matter what the request, no matter how tired they might have been.
Can do attitude was wonderful. Staff gracious and helpful no matter what the request, no matter how tired they might have Read more...
Can do attitude was wonderful. Staff gracious and helpful no matter what the request, no matter how tired they might have been. Read less
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Cindy
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
The Gettysburg Hotel was a wonderful wedding. Megan and her staff made all my wedding day dreams come true. From the time we arrived on Friday to the time wechecked out on Sunday, we were treated like a king and queen. All our family and friends said it was one of the best weddings they had attended. When they walked into the ballroom, they had the "wow" feeling. They were amazed from the size if the room, to the wonderful ceiling, to the old bank vault. My niece already said shevis interested getting married there. If we could do a re-do, we would not change a thing.
Cindy& Jeremy Timmons
June 22, 2013
The Gettysburg Hotel was a wonderful wedding. Megan and her staff made all my wedding day dreams come true. From the time Read more...
The Gettysburg Hotel was a wonderful wedding. Megan and her staff made all my wedding day dreams come true. From the time we arrived on Friday to the time wechecked out on Sunday, we were treated like a king and queen. All our family and friends said it was one of the best weddings they had attended. When they walked into the ballroom, they had the "wow" feeling. They were amazed from the size if the room, to the wonderful ceiling, to the old bank vault. My niece already said shevis interested getting married there. If we could do a re-do, we would not change a thing.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
After a year of working with Wanda, I was informed I would have a new representative at the hotel named Megan. When I arrived for a meeting with Megan, I learned that I would be her first wedding at the hotel. I was very nervous at first but during our meeting Megan put me at ease as she was truly on top of every detail. She went over every piece of our special day to make sure that nothing was missed. The days following, Megan provided me updates on what to expect and even just some nice notes to make sure I knew she was there and we would have an awesome day.

Megan is one of the friendliest people I have ever met. Her attention to detail is amazing and her background provides you that extra something special that you will not get elsewhere. I will not be able to say enough good things. If you have the pleasure of working with Megan, you will be in very capable and loving hands.

Chef Joseph makes the most amazing food. Atmosphere is definitely important when looking for a wedding location but the food can seriously affect how your guests feel about the whole event. We were told how wonderful the food was and that they felt that they were at a five star restaurant. Terri is an amazing bartender and I would highly recommend her for your wedding. She is very personable and gets along with all of the guests. Our guests raved about Terri. Brandi was our Maître and she was extremely attentive. While not seen by the guests as much, my husband and I seriously appreciated everything she did on our wedding night.

The only negative experience I had was in regards to guest bags that were not handed out by the front desk staff at check in. If you are like me and want to provide your overnight guests with a little thank you for making the trip and staying, make sure you discuss this with Megan.

We still hear how beautiful our wedding was and how much fun everyone had. It was truly an unforgettable night and we have the Gettysburg Hotel to thank for this.
After a year of working with Wanda, I was informed I would have a new representative at the hotel named Megan. When I Read more...
After a year of working with Wanda, I was informed I would have a new representative at the hotel named Megan. When I arrived for a meeting with Megan, I learned that I would be her first wedding at the hotel. I was very nervous at first but during our meeting Megan put me at ease as she was truly on top of every detail. She went over every piece of our special day to make sure that nothing was missed. The days following, Megan provided me updates on what to expect and even just some nice notes to make sure I knew she was there and we would have an awesome day.

Megan is one of the friendliest people I have ever met. Her attention to detail is amazing and her background provides you that extra something special that you will not get elsewhere. I will not be able to say enough good things. If you have the pleasure of working with Megan, you will be in very capable and loving hands.

Chef Joseph makes the most amazing food. Atmosphere is definitely important when looking for a wedding location but the food can seriously affect how your guests feel about the whole event. We were told how wonderful the food was and that they felt that they were at a five star restaurant. Terri is an amazing bartender and I would highly recommend her for your wedding. She is very personable and gets along with all of the guests. Our guests raved about Terri. Brandi was our Maître and she was extremely attentive. While not seen by the guests as much, my husband and I seriously appreciated everything she did on our wedding night.

The only negative experience I had was in regards to guest bags that were not handed out by the front desk staff at check in. If you are like me and want to provide your overnight guests with a little thank you for making the trip and staying, make sure you discuss this with Megan.

We still hear how beautiful our wedding was and how much fun everyone had. It was truly an unforgettable night and we have the Gettysburg Hotel to thank for this. Read less
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Kelsey
Wedding:
9/22/2012
5.0/5.0
Absolutely wonderful and the only place I will ever recommend to any of my friends who will be brides! Wanda and her team were so wonderful and delightful that I can't stop raving about them! Her entire team made it so easy for me on my wedding day, and all of my friends and family can't stop talking about them! The food was delicious, Wanda and our maitre d, Brandi, were always there beside us if we ever needed anything, and the bartenders and servers always had a smile on their face!
The entire day was magical, and Wanda and her team made that happen! Anytime I had a question or needed to change something, Wanda never blinked and made it happen!
Absolutely wonderful and the only place I will ever recommend to any of my friends who will be brides! Wanda and her team Read more...
Absolutely wonderful and the only place I will ever recommend to any of my friends who will be brides! Wanda and her team were so wonderful and delightful that I can't stop raving about them! Her entire team made it so easy for me on my wedding day, and all of my friends and family can't stop talking about them! The food was delicious, Wanda and our maitre d, Brandi, were always there beside us if we ever needed anything, and the bartenders and servers always had a smile on their face!
The entire day was magical, and Wanda and her team made that happen! Anytime I had a question or needed to change something, Wanda never blinked and made it happen! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
4/21/2012
5.0/5.0
Our experience at The Gettysburg Hotel was a fantastic one. Wanda was very helpful in every stage of our planning and acutal reception. Cassie, our maitre d' made it a point to check in with us throughout to make sure that we were eating and taking a few deep breaths. The staff overall did a great job and we will certainly recommend The Gettysburg Hotel to future brides and grooms that we come across.
Our experience at The Gettysburg Hotel was a fantastic one. Wanda was very helpful in every stage of our planning and Read more...
Our experience at The Gettysburg Hotel was a fantastic one. Wanda was very helpful in every stage of our planning and acutal reception. Cassie, our maitre d' made it a point to check in with us throughout to make sure that we were eating and taking a few deep breaths. The staff overall did a great job and we will certainly recommend The Gettysburg Hotel to future brides and grooms that we come across. Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
3/17/2012
5.0/5.0
Our day was gorgeous! We had such a wonderful time. Gettysburg is the best place to get married!
Our day was gorgeous! We had such a wonderful time. Gettysburg is the best place to get married!
Our day was gorgeous! We had such a wonderful time. Gettysburg is the best place to get married! Read less
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Aubrey
Wedding:
3/3/2012
5.0/5.0
Everything about the planning process was very streamlined with the Hotel. They take care of many of the important aspects surrounding the reception- the food, the drinks, the cake, etc- so all you have to do is know what you want! Wanda is a great event coordinator to work with, extremely responsive, friendly, and realistic.

The day of our wedding went ridiculously smooth. I would recommend that if you don't have your heart set on a different venue for your ceremony that you have it at the Hotel- many of our guests liked that they didn't have to worry about driving or walking between the ceremony and reception, that they could just enjoy everything as one big event. Both our ceremony and reception were in the ballroom, and the Hotel turned our perfect ceremony layout into an amazing reception layout so fast that my husband and I were able to check out the room while everyone was still enjoying cocktail hour (this was good for our photographer too). At the end of the night, the Hotel staff made sure our gifts made it to our suite (provided with the reception), along with the top of our cake and some late night snacks for us to enjoy :)

I have to mention Tiffany, or maitre'd, as well. She made sure we and our guests were enjoying everything and it was great having someone who was so friendly and professional be there for us!
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Everything about the planning process was very streamlined with the Hotel. They take care of many of the important aspects surrounding the reception- the food, the drinks, the cake, etc- so all you have to do is know what you want! Wanda is a great event coordinator to work with, extremely responsive, friendly, and realistic.

The day of our wedding went ridiculously smooth. I would recommend that if you don't have your heart set on a different venue for your ceremony that you have it at the Hotel- many of our guests liked that they didn't have to worry about driving or walking between the ceremony and reception, that they could just enjoy everything as one big event. Both our ceremony and reception were in the ballroom, and the Hotel turned our perfect ceremony layout into an amazing reception layout so fast that my husband and I were able to check out the room while everyone was still enjoying cocktail hour (this was good for our photographer too). At the end of the night, the Hotel staff made sure our gifts made it to our suite (provided with the reception), along with the top of our cake and some late night snacks for us to enjoy :)

I have to mention Tiffany, or maitre'd, as well. She made sure we and our guests were enjoying everything and it was great having someone who was so friendly and professional be there for us! Read less
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Ericka
Wedding:
12/31/2011
5.0/5.0
The Gettysburg Hotel catered to our every need and made our special day even more special. We were honest and open about what we wanted to do and even though no one had been married on their front steps of the hotel before they found a way and made it absolutely perfect!
The Gettysburg Hotel catered to our every need and made our special day even more special. We were honest and open about Read more...
The Gettysburg Hotel catered to our every need and made our special day even more special. We were honest and open about what we wanted to do and even though no one had been married on their front steps of the hotel before they found a way and made it absolutely perfect! Read less
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Jill
Wedding:
12/3/2011
5.0/5.0
The Gettysburg Hotel was the perfect place for our wedding. Everything was in one spot, and they took care of everything, even extar little details I wouldn't expect them to from flowers, to tables, to ceremony decor. I wanted very specific things in a specific way that required a little of manual labor and they were always willing to do it. They are a little more expensive but it is totally worth the extar money knowing there is nothing to worry about. the wedding coordinator Wanda was an angel and always responded to my many many email that wre very long, and she always was happy to reply and never took very long to reply. Cassie our Matrie d' for the day was also amazing keeping the details in mind and making sure we had everything we needed.
The Gettysburg Hotel was the perfect place for our wedding. Everything was in one spot, and they took care of everything, Read more...
The Gettysburg Hotel was the perfect place for our wedding. Everything was in one spot, and they took care of everything, even extar little details I wouldn't expect them to from flowers, to tables, to ceremony decor. I wanted very specific things in a specific way that required a little of manual labor and they were always willing to do it. They are a little more expensive but it is totally worth the extar money knowing there is nothing to worry about. the wedding coordinator Wanda was an angel and always responded to my many many email that wre very long, and she always was happy to reply and never took very long to reply. Cassie our Matrie d' for the day was also amazing keeping the details in mind and making sure we had everything we needed. Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
10/2/2011
5.0/5.0
AMAZING!! Wanda and her staff were phenomenal! My reception was beautiful and everything went off without a hitch!
AMAZING!! Wanda and her staff were phenomenal! My reception was beautiful and everything went off without a hitch!
AMAZING!! Wanda and her staff were phenomenal! My reception was beautiful and everything went off without a hitch! Read less
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Ryan
Wedding:
9/10/2011
5.0/5.0
What an awesome venue! We had such a wonderful time at our reception! Wanda was just amazing to work with!
What an awesome venue! We had such a wonderful time at our reception! Wanda was just amazing to work with!
What an awesome venue! We had such a wonderful time at our reception! Wanda was just amazing to work with! Read less
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Karyn
Wedding:
7/23/2011
5.0/5.0
We had a wonderful wedding reception at the Gettysburg Hotel! We chose it based on the reviews from this site prior to our wedding... and all we can do is agree- Wanda, who coordinates weddings, was so helpful- even with things that didn't have anything to do with our reception- like helping us to find a ceremony site. She always answers even the most mundane questions within 24 hours (usually way less- and even on her own vacation!). The day of our wedding went so smoothly! The food was great! And the bridal suite was AMAZING!
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We had a wonderful wedding reception at the Gettysburg Hotel! We chose it based on the reviews from this site prior to our wedding... and all we can do is agree- Wanda, who coordinates weddings, was so helpful- even with things that didn't have anything to do with our reception- like helping us to find a ceremony site. She always answers even the most mundane questions within 24 hours (usually way less- and even on her own vacation!). The day of our wedding went so smoothly! The food was great! And the bridal suite was AMAZING! Read less
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Francesca
Wedding:
7/16/2011
5.0/5.0
We had an amazing experience with the Gettysburg hotel on our wedding day, as well as the months leading up to the wedding. Right away, during our first meeting we walked away knowing the Gettysburg Hotel was where we wanted to celebrate our big day. Wanda Gemmell worked with us through every detail of our reception. We were in constant touch via email and phone with Wanda through many months before our wedding. Wanda worked with us to have the perfect reception all within our budget. When something came up on our end, Wanda was very quick to act on it and address anything we asked. The day of the wedding, the Gettysburg hotel, along with ALL the staff went above and beyond. The room looked amazing, the food was delicious and every little detail we talked about was done. The day of my wedding, I did not have to do OR worry about anything. I knew we were in great hands all along, and we were. All of the staff at the Gettysburg hotel were extremely nice, helpful and always available to ourselves as bride and groom as well as our guests. I still have guests from our wedding say how beautiful and accommodating the Gettysburg Hotel was and how much they enjoyed themselves. I also had many people stay in the hotel who were out of town guests and they all said how wonderful the venue and employees of Gettysburg Hotel were, even after the reception, during their stay.
I would highly recommend the Gettysburg Hotel to anyone who wants a reception to remember. The Gettysburg Hotel made my wedding day a beautiful, stress free, and amazing day, I will always remember and cherish! Thank you Gettysburg Hotel!

Francesca Graham- July 16th, 2011
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We had an amazing experience with the Gettysburg hotel on our wedding day, as well as the months leading up to the wedding. Right away, during our first meeting we walked away knowing the Gettysburg Hotel was where we wanted to celebrate our big day. Wanda Gemmell worked with us through every detail of our reception. We were in constant touch via email and phone with Wanda through many months before our wedding. Wanda worked with us to have the perfect reception all within our budget. When something came up on our end, Wanda was very quick to act on it and address anything we asked. The day of the wedding, the Gettysburg hotel, along with ALL the staff went above and beyond. The room looked amazing, the food was delicious and every little detail we talked about was done. The day of my wedding, I did not have to do OR worry about anything. I knew we were in great hands all along, and we were. All of the staff at the Gettysburg hotel were extremely nice, helpful and always available to ourselves as bride and groom as well as our guests. I still have guests from our wedding say how beautiful and accommodating the Gettysburg Hotel was and how much they enjoyed themselves. I also had many people stay in the hotel who were out of town guests and they all said how wonderful the venue and employees of Gettysburg Hotel were, even after the reception, during their stay.
I would highly recommend the Gettysburg Hotel to anyone who wants a reception to remember. The Gettysburg Hotel made my wedding day a beautiful, stress free, and amazing day, I will always remember and cherish! Thank you Gettysburg Hotel!

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Lori Ann Korczyk
Wedding:
7/9/2011
5.0/5.0
Wanda was wonderful to work with. She's very thorough and makes sure special requests are granted. She doesn't miss a detail. The wedding day we were assigned a person to take care of us in addition to Wanda. Everyone was taken care of, the food was fantastic, the service impeccable. The music was perfect, all together an incredible day to remember.
Wanda was wonderful to work with. She's very thorough and makes sure special requests are granted. She doesn't miss a Read more...
Wanda was wonderful to work with. She's very thorough and makes sure special requests are granted. She doesn't miss a detail. The wedding day we were assigned a person to take care of us in addition to Wanda. Everyone was taken care of, the food was fantastic, the service impeccable. The music was perfect, all together an incredible day to remember. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
6/26/2011
5.0/5.0
The Gettysburg Hotel helped our wedding turn out wonderful! The staff is very friendly and helpful. THey were willing to put a wedding basket (which we had made) in each of our guests' rooms! The ceremony was beautiful. The reception was amazing. Overall, we had a wonderful eperience!
The Gettysburg Hotel helped our wedding turn out wonderful! The staff is very friendly and helpful. THey were willing to Read more...
The Gettysburg Hotel helped our wedding turn out wonderful! The staff is very friendly and helpful. THey were willing to put a wedding basket (which we had made) in each of our guests' rooms! The ceremony was beautiful. The reception was amazing. Overall, we had a wonderful eperience! Read less
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M&M
Wedding:
6/5/2011
5.0/5.0
The Gettysburg Hotel provides a myriad of choices to accomodate most budgets. The Grand Balllroom will add stature to whichever option you may select. Numerous wedding guests complimented us on our choice of venue citing the beauty and elegance of the ballroom, feel and history of the Gettysburg Hotel, quality of the food, and attentivenss of the staff. Be assured that with the details being attended to by Wanda and her staff that you and your guests can concentrate on the important job of celebrating and having fun. And after the fun is over, it is great to be able to walk upstairs and completely unwind in those big beautiful rooms.
The Gettysburg Hotel provides a myriad of choices to accomodate most budgets. The Grand Balllroom will add stature to Read more...
The Gettysburg Hotel provides a myriad of choices to accomodate most budgets. The Grand Balllroom will add stature to whichever option you may select. Numerous wedding guests complimented us on our choice of venue citing the beauty and elegance of the ballroom, feel and history of the Gettysburg Hotel, quality of the food, and attentivenss of the staff. Be assured that with the details being attended to by Wanda and her staff that you and your guests can concentrate on the important job of celebrating and having fun. And after the fun is over, it is great to be able to walk upstairs and completely unwind in those big beautiful rooms. Read less
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mkennedy
Wedding:
5/28/2011
5.0/5.0
We had a wonderful experience with Wanda and the Gettysburg Hotel. They were very accommodating and answered all of our questions.
We had a wonderful experience with Wanda and the Gettysburg Hotel. They were very accommodating and answered all of our Read more...
We had a wonderful experience with Wanda and the Gettysburg Hotel. They were very accommodating and answered all of our questions. Read less
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SmithWed
Wedding:
2/12/2011
5.0/5.0
We were more than satisfied with our experience with the Gettysburg Hotel. Everyone was very helpful and flexible with any changes that had to be made. They really made the entire day go as smoothly as possible. Wanda guided us though every step of the wedding. It made planning the entire event very easy! They take care of every detail to make the entire day as perfect as possible. We would definietly recommend this Hotel to anyone planning their wedding!
We were more than satisfied with our experience with the Gettysburg Hotel. Everyone was very helpful and flexible with any Read more...
We were more than satisfied with our experience with the Gettysburg Hotel. Everyone was very helpful and flexible with any changes that had to be made. They really made the entire day go as smoothly as possible. Wanda guided us though every step of the wedding. It made planning the entire event very easy! They take care of every detail to make the entire day as perfect as possible. We would definietly recommend this Hotel to anyone planning their wedding! Read less
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Melinda
Wedding:
1/15/2011
5.0/5.0
My husband and I held our wedding reception at the Gettysburg Hotel in January 2011. The staff at the hotel and Wanda Gemmel, their wedding coordinator, made our special day a cinch by coordinating every detail. The accommodations were just right for our guests needs and there was plenty of on-site parking available. The staff made sure our reception room was perfect and the Grand Ballroom was great for our 170 guests. Wanda and her staff were so detail oriented that on my big day I knew all I had to do was celebrate and enjoy our special day. We have had so many guests compliment us on how professional the staff was and the quality of food served at the reception. We were married almost 3 months ago and we still have guests telling us it was the best wedding reception they've ever been to. We wish we could have kept the party going all night long. We didn't want it to end!
My husband and I held our wedding reception at the Gettysburg Hotel in January 2011. The staff at the hotel and Wanda Read more...
My husband and I held our wedding reception at the Gettysburg Hotel in January 2011. The staff at the hotel and Wanda Gemmel, their wedding coordinator, made our special day a cinch by coordinating every detail. The accommodations were just right for our guests needs and there was plenty of on-site parking available. The staff made sure our reception room was perfect and the Grand Ballroom was great for our 170 guests. Wanda and her staff were so detail oriented that on my big day I knew all I had to do was celebrate and enjoy our special day. We have had so many guests compliment us on how professional the staff was and the quality of food served at the reception. We were married almost 3 months ago and we still have guests telling us it was the best wedding reception they've ever been to. We wish we could have kept the party going all night long. We didn't want it to end! Read less
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Kristin&Nick
Wedding:
10/30/2010
5.0/5.0
This is going to be long! I have to check Unique Services. My husband and I were married at The Gettysburg Hotel on October 30th, 2010. As I'm sure many brides would say their wedding was amazing but I truly mean it! We luckily found this hotel while attending a bridal showcase. My very pregnant sister-in-law saw a table set-up which included a ton of candy and so she walked over. While there, she looked at The Gettysburg Hotel and told me I needed to check this place out. That day we met Wanda (an angel) and Terri (another angel) and decided to take a trip to Gettysburg, PA even though we had never been there before. After meeting with Wanda, we walked around the town and decided this was the place! We centered everything around the hotel. Not only did our guests stay at the hotel, our reception and cocktail hour were held there as well. Wanda sent me a list of churches in the area and we found Pastor Mike from St. James Lutheran Church - A block from the hotel on the right. A-MA-ZING! Our rehearsal dinner was held at The Pub & Restaurant – Across the street from the hotel. It was delicious and Nick was on top of everything! At the hotel, Wanda’s crew took care of EVERYTHING! Set up of all things wedding related, timeline of the reception, specialty drinks, I mean they helped with it all! Decorating the rooms, setting up the centerpieces, cake table, candy table, food, alcohol...the list goes on and on. Wanda even came to my house for a meeting (I’m not sure I should mention that)! There is so much I could say about The Gettysburg Hotel but one thing I know. Our wedding would not have been the same had we not found this place. The Gettysburg Hotel was the complete package for us. My parents and I have already been back there to speak at one of their Tastings. It felt like going home, it was amazing to see everyone again! Our family and friends are still telling us how much fun they had at our wedding. We had the BEST time at our wedding...everything was perfect <3 Love Kristin & Nick
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This is going to be long! I have to check Unique Services. My husband and I were married at The Gettysburg Hotel on October 30th, 2010. As I'm sure many brides would say their wedding was amazing but I truly mean it! We luckily found this hotel while attending a bridal showcase. My very pregnant sister-in-law saw a table set-up which included a ton of candy and so she walked over. While there, she looked at The Gettysburg Hotel and told me I needed to check this place out. That day we met Wanda (an angel) and Terri (another angel) and decided to take a trip to Gettysburg, PA even though we had never been there before. After meeting with Wanda, we walked around the town and decided this was the place! We centered everything around the hotel. Not only did our guests stay at the hotel, our reception and cocktail hour were held there as well. Wanda sent me a list of churches in the area and we found Pastor Mike from St. James Lutheran Church - A block from the hotel on the right. A-MA-ZING! Our rehearsal dinner was held at The Pub & Restaurant – Across the street from the hotel. It was delicious and Nick was on top of everything! At the hotel, Wanda’s crew took care of EVERYTHING! Set up of all things wedding related, timeline of the reception, specialty drinks, I mean they helped with it all! Decorating the rooms, setting up the centerpieces, cake table, candy table, food, alcohol...the list goes on and on. Wanda even came to my house for a meeting (I’m not sure I should mention that)! There is so much I could say about The Gettysburg Hotel but one thing I know. Our wedding would not have been the same had we not found this place. The Gettysburg Hotel was the complete package for us. My parents and I have already been back there to speak at one of their Tastings. It felt like going home, it was amazing to see everyone again! Our family and friends are still telling us how much fun they had at our wedding. We had the BEST time at our wedding...everything was perfect <3 Love Kristin & Nick Read less
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Jenny
Wedding:
10/23/2010
5.0/5.0
We absolutely loved our wedding reception at the Gettysburg Hotel! We couldn't have asked for a better time! Wanda and Sean were extremely helpful and made sure our wedding turned out perfect! The food was great, and the cake by Karen turned out wonderful! We still get comments from our family and friends on how much they enjoyed the whole experience! We definitely recommend the Gettysburg hotel as a great place to have your wedding reception!
We absolutely loved our wedding reception at the Gettysburg Hotel! We couldn't have asked for a better time! Wanda and Read more...
We absolutely loved our wedding reception at the Gettysburg Hotel! We couldn't have asked for a better time! Wanda and Sean were extremely helpful and made sure our wedding turned out perfect! The food was great, and the cake by Karen turned out wonderful! We still get comments from our family and friends on how much they enjoyed the whole experience! We definitely recommend the Gettysburg hotel as a great place to have your wedding reception! Read less
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Jason and Erin
Wedding:
10/22/2010
5.0/5.0
The Gettysburg Hotel is such a lovely venue for a wedding. My wife and I had 4 months to plan a wedding and contacted Wanda at the hotel, met with her and was a real pleasure to work with. She was a blast. Always there when we had a question to be able to answer it for us. The ceremony was in the Eisenhower Room and when decorated it was great. The reception was then held in the ballroom and it was simply beautiful. The food was great. The staff was so easy to work with and very friendly. Thanks Wanda for a great wedding. We will tell everybody we know. Some of our guest have even told us that our wedding was better then ther own childrens wedding, one of the best weddings we attended.
The Gettysburg Hotel is such a lovely venue for a wedding. My wife and I had 4 months to plan a wedding and contacted Read more...
The Gettysburg Hotel is such a lovely venue for a wedding. My wife and I had 4 months to plan a wedding and contacted Wanda at the hotel, met with her and was a real pleasure to work with. She was a blast. Always there when we had a question to be able to answer it for us. The ceremony was in the Eisenhower Room and when decorated it was great. The reception was then held in the ballroom and it was simply beautiful. The food was great. The staff was so easy to work with and very friendly. Thanks Wanda for a great wedding. We will tell everybody we know. Some of our guest have even told us that our wedding was better then ther own childrens wedding, one of the best weddings we attended. Read less
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mandybaby0422
Wedding:
10/9/2010
5.0/5.0
My experience at the Gettysburg Hotel was wonderful. The hotel was gorgeous and our pictures turned out beautifully. Wanda was amazing and did everything in her power to ensure that the reception was perfect (which it was). I was able to relax during the reception, feeling confident that everything would be taken care of by the hotel staff. We attended a event at the hotel prior to the wedding where we were able to sample the different meal selections. We were very specific about what we wanted for meals and Wanda was amazingly flexible and understanding of our needs! The food was delicious! The reception was set up was beautifully and we received a lot of praise from our guests regarding our venue selection! I highly recommend this venue to any bride to be!
My experience at the Gettysburg Hotel was wonderful. The hotel was gorgeous and our pictures turned out beautifully. Wanda Read more...
My experience at the Gettysburg Hotel was wonderful. The hotel was gorgeous and our pictures turned out beautifully. Wanda was amazing and did everything in her power to ensure that the reception was perfect (which it was). I was able to relax during the reception, feeling confident that everything would be taken care of by the hotel staff. We attended a event at the hotel prior to the wedding where we were able to sample the different meal selections. We were very specific about what we wanted for meals and Wanda was amazingly flexible and understanding of our needs! The food was delicious! The reception was set up was beautifully and we received a lot of praise from our guests regarding our venue selection! I highly recommend this venue to any bride to be! Read less
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natzim7
Wedding:
9/25/2010
5.0/5.0
The Historic Gettysburg Hotel is a gorgeous place to get married. We had a ceremony and reception there on September 25, 2010. Our consultant, Wanda, was fantastic in working with us and our budget. She was patient and willing to work with us even though we had to change our date more than twice. The staff was extremely professional and it seemed as if somebody was right there whenever you needed something, especially on the day of the wedding. Our complimentery honeymoon suite was beautiful and very cozy with a nice fireplace. If anybody around the Gettysburg area is looking for a place, we would highly recommend looking here!
The Historic Gettysburg Hotel is a gorgeous place to get married. We had a ceremony and reception there on September 25, Read more...
The Historic Gettysburg Hotel is a gorgeous place to get married. We had a ceremony and reception there on September 25, 2010. Our consultant, Wanda, was fantastic in working with us and our budget. She was patient and willing to work with us even though we had to change our date more than twice. The staff was extremely professional and it seemed as if somebody was right there whenever you needed something, especially on the day of the wedding. Our complimentery honeymoon suite was beautiful and very cozy with a nice fireplace. If anybody around the Gettysburg area is looking for a place, we would highly recommend looking here! Read less
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tmckim
Wedding:
8/28/2010
5.0/5.0
The Gettysburg Hotel ballroom was beautiful!!! Wanda was so wonderful to work with. Shirley and her staff provided excellent service to our guests. And Shawn took great care of the bride and groom. The bridal suite was awesome. I would highly recommend this venue for any future events you may be planning.
The Gettysburg Hotel ballroom was beautiful!!! Wanda was so wonderful to work with. Shirley and her staff provided Read more...
The Gettysburg Hotel ballroom was beautiful!!! Wanda was so wonderful to work with. Shirley and her staff provided excellent service to our guests. And Shawn took great care of the bride and groom. The bridal suite was awesome. I would highly recommend this venue for any future events you may be planning. Read less
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rissyrynn
Wedding:
7/17/2010
5.0/5.0
Wanda and the whole hotel staff were wonderful to work with. The wedding was beautiful, food was delicious, and the planning process ran really smoothly. Wanda also was able to give us great advice about other vendors in the area. We had a lot of comments that it was one of the best all around weddings that some of our guests had attended.
Wanda and the whole hotel staff were wonderful to work with. The wedding was beautiful, food was delicious, and the Read more...
Wanda and the whole hotel staff were wonderful to work with. The wedding was beautiful, food was delicious, and the planning process ran really smoothly. Wanda also was able to give us great advice about other vendors in the area. We had a lot of comments that it was one of the best all around weddings that some of our guests had attended. Read less
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Dana
Wedding:
6/19/2010
5.0/5.0
The Gettysburg Hotel was wonderful in every way. The staff were kind, attentive, knowledgeable, and worked really hard to make the day perfect. The food was amazing and the hall was beautiful. When we had a problem with one of our other vendors, Wanda, the head coordinator, stepped in and helped us out in every way. We would recommend the Gettysburg Hotel wholeheartedly.
The Gettysburg Hotel was wonderful in every way. The staff were kind, attentive, knowledgeable, and worked really hard to Read more...
The Gettysburg Hotel was wonderful in every way. The staff were kind, attentive, knowledgeable, and worked really hard to make the day perfect. The food was amazing and the hall was beautiful. When we had a problem with one of our other vendors, Wanda, the head coordinator, stepped in and helped us out in every way. We would recommend the Gettysburg Hotel wholeheartedly. Read less
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Kay & Ken
Wedding:
5/15/2010
5.0/5.0
Wanda was so responsive and flexible...and it never hurt to ask for anything! She was available to us during off-hours and made it seem like we were never a bother (even though we felt like it). She made our wedding and reception planning so easy and therefore, everything we imagined. We had a friend who was acting as our wedding planner, and Wanda gladly interacted with her, and also kept us in the loop as well. The wedding and reception turned out to be so elegant that we received thank-you's from people that attended our wedding/reception! Terri and Wanda together, on the 'big day,' were amazing! Anything we wanted or needed was instantly supplied, and they advocated for us with our vendors if we weren't 'happy' with something momentarily (like if we needed a break - they gave us one). They also attended to any of our guest's needs as well, ensuring special meals or room accommodations. In addition, Wanda advised us on 'best practices' when we were unsure what decisions to make in 'ordering' or 'planning' - this made us feel at ease. Wanda ordered things from the vendors that she interacted with on a routine basis, and gladly assisted the vendors we had chosen, before and during the event. We just can't say enough. Throughout the entire event, from the rehearsal to checkout following the event, everything was smooth and occured without a single 'glitch.' THANK YOU SO MUCH!
Wanda was so responsive and flexible...and it never hurt to ask for anything! She was available to us during off-hours and Read more...
Wanda was so responsive and flexible...and it never hurt to ask for anything! She was available to us during off-hours and made it seem like we were never a bother (even though we felt like it). She made our wedding and reception planning so easy and therefore, everything we imagined. We had a friend who was acting as our wedding planner, and Wanda gladly interacted with her, and also kept us in the loop as well. The wedding and reception turned out to be so elegant that we received thank-you's from people that attended our wedding/reception! Terri and Wanda together, on the 'big day,' were amazing! Anything we wanted or needed was instantly supplied, and they advocated for us with our vendors if we weren't 'happy' with something momentarily (like if we needed a break - they gave us one). They also attended to any of our guest's needs as well, ensuring special meals or room accommodations. In addition, Wanda advised us on 'best practices' when we were unsure what decisions to make in 'ordering' or 'planning' - this made us feel at ease. Wanda ordered things from the vendors that she interacted with on a routine basis, and gladly assisted the vendors we had chosen, before and during the event. We just can't say enough. Throughout the entire event, from the rehearsal to checkout following the event, everything was smooth and occured without a single 'glitch.' THANK YOU SO MUCH! Read less
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lisabicking0327
Wedding:
3/27/2010
5.0/5.0
everything was WONDERFUL!! from the very beggining of planning wanda and teri were aweswome! they worked hard to make sure everything was perfect! from the emails and phone calls to everything in between - they went above and beyond for the wedding! the actual day was AWESOME!!! i can't even begin to say how amazing everything was from food, decoration, drinks, everything was PERFECT!!! i was not a stressed out bride because Teri, Wanda and the rest of the staff are rock stars!! thank you thank you thank you for making our wedding everything we dreamed of!! i couldn't have asked for anything better :)
to all the future brides - choose gettysburg! your wedding will be wonderful and you won't have to worry about a thing :)
everything was WONDERFUL!! from the very beggining of planning wanda and teri were aweswome! they worked hard to make sure Read more...
everything was WONDERFUL!! from the very beggining of planning wanda and teri were aweswome! they worked hard to make sure everything was perfect! from the emails and phone calls to everything in between - they went above and beyond for the wedding! the actual day was AWESOME!!! i can't even begin to say how amazing everything was from food, decoration, drinks, everything was PERFECT!!! i was not a stressed out bride because Teri, Wanda and the rest of the staff are rock stars!! thank you thank you thank you for making our wedding everything we dreamed of!! i couldn't have asked for anything better :)
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james
Wedding:
3/20/2010
5.0/5.0
The Hotel was absolutly amazing! Wanda was so helpful to work with during all the planning and answered my millions of questions very promptly. we were a very demading group and she did everything to make it carefree for us. Terri was great with the planning and day of activities, she kept everything running smooth even after the wedding was over they treated us awsome.
The Hotel was absolutly amazing! Wanda was so helpful to work with during all the planning and answered my millions of Read more...
The Hotel was absolutly amazing! Wanda was so helpful to work with during all the planning and answered my millions of questions very promptly. we were a very demading group and she did everything to make it carefree for us. Terri was great with the planning and day of activities, she kept everything running smooth even after the wedding was over they treated us awsome. Read less
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Theresa
Wedding:
3/19/2010
5.0/5.0
My wedding and reception were absolutely perfect! I could not possibly have dreamed anything better. Everyone at The Gettysburg Hotel, from the desk staff to the housekeeping staff, were pleasant and accommodating. There are not enough complementary words in the dictionary to describe Wanda and the event staff. It has been over a month since my wedding, and my friends and family are still commenting on how unique and beautiful the venue was. If I were to get married all over again, there isn't a thing I would change.
My wedding and reception were absolutely perfect! I could not possibly have dreamed anything better. Everyone at The Read more...
My wedding and reception were absolutely perfect! I could not possibly have dreamed anything better. Everyone at The Gettysburg Hotel, from the desk staff to the housekeeping staff, were pleasant and accommodating. There are not enough complementary words in the dictionary to describe Wanda and the event staff. It has been over a month since my wedding, and my friends and family are still commenting on how unique and beautiful the venue was. If I were to get married all over again, there isn't a thing I would change. Read less
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bmwoodward
Wedding:
1/9/2010
5.0/5.0
The staff at the Gettysburg Hotel went above and beyond in every area to make my wedding day even better than I could have ever dreamt of. Atomsphere, food, and service was superb! They took care of every detail throughout the day and evening, so I could just relax and enjoy my special day :]
The staff at the Gettysburg Hotel went above and beyond in every area to make my wedding day even better than I could have Read more...
The staff at the Gettysburg Hotel went above and beyond in every area to make my wedding day even better than I could have ever dreamt of. Atomsphere, food, and service was superb! They took care of every detail throughout the day and evening, so I could just relax and enjoy my special day :] Read less
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alewis
Wedding:
5/2/2009
5.0/5.0
I would recommend The Historic Gettysburg Hotel to any perspective couple for a wedding reception!
I would recommend The Historic Gettysburg Hotel to any perspective couple for a wedding reception!
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Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Venue
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Tenille
Wedding:
2/28/2009
5.0/5.0
I highly reccommend the Gettysburg Hotel. Everything was wonderful and I could not have asked for anything more.
I highly reccommend the Gettysburg Hotel. Everything was wonderful and I could not have asked for anything more.
I highly reccommend the Gettysburg Hotel. Everything was wonderful and I could not have asked for anything more. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Philippe
Wedding:
1/9/2009
5.0/5.0
The location was great. I loved the old town charm with history (the hotel is supposedly haunted). Terry our matre'd was great!!! Anyone in the special events department helped all day the day of and the day after to ensure that our wedding went off without a hitch.
The location was great. I loved the old town charm with history (the hotel is supposedly haunted). Terry our matre'd was Read more...
The location was great. I loved the old town charm with history (the hotel is supposedly haunted). Terry our matre'd was great!!! Anyone in the special events department helped all day the day of and the day after to ensure that our wedding went off without a hitch. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
12/27/2008
5.0/5.0
Working with Wanda Gemmell at the Gettysburg Hotel was a pleasure. She stayed in regular communication and was able to work with us on our needs. My husband and I are very impressed with the service we received and would definitely recommend the hotel to others.
Working with Wanda Gemmell at the Gettysburg Hotel was a pleasure. She stayed in regular communication and was able to Read more...
Working with Wanda Gemmell at the Gettysburg Hotel was a pleasure. She stayed in regular communication and was able to work with us on our needs. My husband and I are very impressed with the service we received and would definitely recommend the hotel to others. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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James
Wedding:
12/27/2008
5.0/5.0
It was a pleasure working with Wanda Gemmell and the Gettysburg Hotel.
It was a pleasure working with Wanda Gemmell and the Gettysburg Hotel.
It was a pleasure working with Wanda Gemmell and the Gettysburg Hotel. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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SweetyPy17
Wedding:
12/13/2008
5.0/5.0
Wanda and Terri were great! I would recommend the Gettysburg Hotel to anyone. Wanda always offered prompt service, and during the reception, Terri worked hard to make sure everything went smoothly (which it did). I had the reception I've always dreamed of because of these two!

Thank you!!

Denise Enloe
Wanda and Terri were great! I would recommend the Gettysburg Hotel to anyone. Wanda always offered prompt service, and Read more...
Wanda and Terri were great! I would recommend the Gettysburg Hotel to anyone. Wanda always offered prompt service, and during the reception, Terri worked hard to make sure everything went smoothly (which it did). I had the reception I've always dreamed of because of these two!

Thank you!!

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Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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micluz
Wedding:
10/25/2008
5.0/5.0
Terri,the maitre'd did a great job making sure all was the way we wanted it and her staff was very attentive throughout the affair. Nothing was too much trouble for them. They were also very polite and accomodating for all of the things that pop up that are not expected.
I would recommend Terri and her staff for any event. The food was excellent and the bar had all we could want.
Terri,the maitre'd did a great job making sure all was the way we wanted it and her staff was very attentive throughout Read more...
Terri,the maitre'd did a great job making sure all was the way we wanted it and her staff was very attentive throughout the affair. Nothing was too much trouble for them. They were also very polite and accomodating for all of the things that pop up that are not expected.
I would recommend Terri and her staff for any event. The food was excellent and the bar had all we could want. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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brittany
Wedding:
9/12/2008
5.0/5.0
The Historic Gettysburg Hotel were unbelievably responsive and cooperative throughout our entire wedding process. They were so personable and enjoyable to work with. I couldnt prase them more!
The Historic Gettysburg Hotel were unbelievably responsive and cooperative throughout our entire wedding process. They Read more...
The Historic Gettysburg Hotel were unbelievably responsive and cooperative throughout our entire wedding process. They were so personable and enjoyable to work with. I couldnt prase them more! Read less
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Julie
Wedding:
8/31/2008
5.0/5.0
My wedding at the Gettysburg Hotel was absolutely perfect.

I first visited the Gettysburg Hotel seven years ago when planning a conference. I was so struck by how amazing and interesting the space is that it was the first place I thought of for the reception once we got engaged. Their "grand ballroom" is actually an old bank, full up with the bank vault. The ceiling is so high, with beautiful detailing. Also inside the hotel, right next to the ballroom is McClellan's Tavern, a beautiful old-time pub, conveniently located near the ballroom and great for post-reception partying. Because the pub was in the hotel, my entire extended family partied there both the night before the wedding and after the reception. And the location! Our families traveled 5 hours each to come to our wedding and everyone raved about the location and the hotel. Nestled in the heart of downtown Gettysburg, our guests could walk to local pubs, shops, tea rooms, diners, and restaurants.

Wanda Gemmell, the coordinator, was great to work with -- responsive, pleasant, and fun. Terri, the Maitre D, was awesome, always made sure we were taken care of, and ensured I always had a drink in my hand. The front desk staff graciously delivered the 65 OOT bags my mother made to individual rooms. I can't say enough great things about the hotel, and I have zero complaints.
My wedding at the Gettysburg Hotel was absolutely perfect.

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My wedding at the Gettysburg Hotel was absolutely perfect.

I first visited the Gettysburg Hotel seven years ago when planning a conference. I was so struck by how amazing and interesting the space is that it was the first place I thought of for the reception once we got engaged. Their "grand ballroom" is actually an old bank, full up with the bank vault. The ceiling is so high, with beautiful detailing. Also inside the hotel, right next to the ballroom is McClellan's Tavern, a beautiful old-time pub, conveniently located near the ballroom and great for post-reception partying. Because the pub was in the hotel, my entire extended family partied there both the night before the wedding and after the reception. And the location! Our families traveled 5 hours each to come to our wedding and everyone raved about the location and the hotel. Nestled in the heart of downtown Gettysburg, our guests could walk to local pubs, shops, tea rooms, diners, and restaurants.

Wanda Gemmell, the coordinator, was great to work with -- responsive, pleasant, and fun. Terri, the Maitre D, was awesome, always made sure we were taken care of, and ensured I always had a drink in my hand. The front desk staff graciously delivered the 65 OOT bags my mother made to individual rooms. I can't say enough great things about the hotel, and I have zero complaints. Read less
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amarantha
Wedding:
6/21/2008
5.0/5.0
Let me just start by saying that everything was perfect!.....which is no small feat when we planned and had our wedding in a 6 week time frame, and on a budget! My guests were amazed with how beautiful the ballroom was, and even more amazed with the food! Our complimentary room and cake were gorgeous! Wanda and her staff were top-notch....they were extremely flexible, and kept things flowing smoothly. I couldn't have pulled off such a lavish affair in 6 weeks without the help of Wanda, her staff, and the Gettysburg Hotel! Thank you for making our day what we dreamed it would be!
Let me just start by saying that everything was perfect!.....which is no small feat when we planned and had our wedding in Read more...
Let me just start by saying that everything was perfect!.....which is no small feat when we planned and had our wedding in a 6 week time frame, and on a budget! My guests were amazed with how beautiful the ballroom was, and even more amazed with the food! Our complimentary room and cake were gorgeous! Wanda and her staff were top-notch....they were extremely flexible, and kept things flowing smoothly. I couldn't have pulled off such a lavish affair in 6 weeks without the help of Wanda, her staff, and the Gettysburg Hotel! Thank you for making our day what we dreamed it would be! Read less
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Stacie
Wedding:
6/21/2008
5.0/5.0
This hotel is a beautiful venue to have both your ceremony and reception services. The attention and responsiveness to everyone involved was impressive. I couldn't have asked for a better venue or staff; especially planning from out-of-state!
This hotel is a beautiful venue to have both your ceremony and reception services. The attention and responsiveness to Read more...
This hotel is a beautiful venue to have both your ceremony and reception services. The attention and responsiveness to everyone involved was impressive. I couldn't have asked for a better venue or staff; especially planning from out-of-state! Read less
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carol
Wedding:
8/17/2013
4.9/5.0
This was for my daughters wedding, a pleasure to work with the hotel and the rehearsal dinner was delicious!!!!
This was for my daughters wedding, a pleasure to work with the hotel and the rehearsal dinner was delicious!!!!
This was for my daughters wedding, a pleasure to work with the hotel and the rehearsal dinner was delicious!!!! Read less
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Christy
Wedding:
3/29/2013
4.9/5.0
The hotel, ballroom and all the rooms have recently been renovated and they are stunning. Megan is amazing to work with and her background provides an extra bonus. The front desk staff leave something to be desired but the rest of the process and the actual event itself were truly amazing.
The hotel, ballroom and all the rooms have recently been renovated and they are stunning. Megan is amazing to work with Read more...
The hotel, ballroom and all the rooms have recently been renovated and they are stunning. Megan is amazing to work with and her background provides an extra bonus. The front desk staff leave something to be desired but the rest of the process and the actual event itself were truly amazing. Read less
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Angela
Wedding:
4/30/2011
4.9/5.0
The hotel took a great weight off our shoulders! They took care of everything they possibly could...the reception there was the easiest part of our wedding planning! Definitely worth our money!
The hotel took a great weight off our shoulders! They took care of everything they possibly could...the reception there Read more...
The hotel took a great weight off our shoulders! They took care of everything they possibly could...the reception there was the easiest part of our wedding planning! Definitely worth our money! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Venue
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LALATOU
Wedding:
3/19/2011
4.9/5.0
My husband and I were engaged on Christmas 2010 and wanted to have a wedding in Gettysburg. We were living in Michigan and were a little worried aboiut how to plan a wedding from such a distance but Wanda and her staff from the first contact took care of everything. It did make a difference in price as to the timeframe that we chose. March was perfect. The weather was absolutely beautiful and although we had a small wedding (only about 30), it was perfect. Our friends and family still talk about how wonderful the ceremony was in Gettysburg. We highly recommend thHistoric Gettysburg Hotel and Wanda as your Wedding planner. Thanks so much Wanda.
My husband and I were engaged on Christmas 2010 and wanted to have a wedding in Gettysburg. We were living in Michigan and Read more...
My husband and I were engaged on Christmas 2010 and wanted to have a wedding in Gettysburg. We were living in Michigan and were a little worried aboiut how to plan a wedding from such a distance but Wanda and her staff from the first contact took care of everything. It did make a difference in price as to the timeframe that we chose. March was perfect. The weather was absolutely beautiful and although we had a small wedding (only about 30), it was perfect. Our friends and family still talk about how wonderful the ceremony was in Gettysburg. We highly recommend thHistoric Gettysburg Hotel and Wanda as your Wedding planner. Thanks so much Wanda. Read less
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Thanks Linda!! I still play your wedding cd and Terri and I still talk about the dancing that took place that night on the carpet.
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Amber
Wedding:
3/4/2011
4.9/5.0
Wanda and the staff at the hotel are so eager to please and bend over backwards to make sure that the reception is exactly how you want it. The reception was absolutely beautfiul and exceeded both of our expectations. Thank you Wanda!
Wanda and the staff at the hotel are so eager to please and bend over backwards to make sure that the reception is exactly Read more...
Wanda and the staff at the hotel are so eager to please and bend over backwards to make sure that the reception is exactly how you want it. The reception was absolutely beautfiul and exceeded both of our expectations. Thank you Wanda! Read less
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kbyrnes
Wedding:
2/3/2007
4.9/5.0
The hotel was the best part of the wedding. They were extremely accomodating to everything we asked for. Joe Spandolini, their event coordinator, was always on hand to answer questions and to make sure I had everything the way I wanted it. The food was great (and my guests all got what they wanted, and the people with dietary restrictions were accomodated nicely), the rooms were decorated exactly as I wished, and they just made everything go so smoothly. They even placed gift bags into the rooms of guests the night before the wedding (I made the bags and gave them to the staff - they put the bags in all of the rooms). There were so many small touches that they did to make my day go beautifully.
The hotel was the best part of the wedding. They were extremely accomodating to everything we asked for. Joe Spandolini, Read more...
The hotel was the best part of the wedding. They were extremely accomodating to everything we asked for. Joe Spandolini, their event coordinator, was always on hand to answer questions and to make sure I had everything the way I wanted it. The food was great (and my guests all got what they wanted, and the people with dietary restrictions were accomodated nicely), the rooms were decorated exactly as I wished, and they just made everything go so smoothly. They even placed gift bags into the rooms of guests the night before the wedding (I made the bags and gave them to the staff - they put the bags in all of the rooms). There were so many small touches that they did to make my day go beautifully. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
Our wedding reception on 12/28/13 at the Gettysburg Hotel was beyond our wildest dreams. Not only were the food and drinks fabulous, but the entire process of coordinating our wedding with Megan Wherley was absolutely amazing. Megan was professional, organized, truly caring, and had answers to my every question (and there were a lot!).

The day before the wedding Megan and I went over every detail including where decorations were to be placed. On my wedding day, I was able to relax knowing it was in Megan's capable hands. She even went above and beyond when one of our Waterford toasting flutes got broken and she drove 40 minutes away to buy us new ones. Other members of the hotel staff also went above and beyond, from getting us a projection screen at the last minute for our rehearsal dinner to placing sheets over all my decorations the day after when we were loading everything in the cars in the pouring down rain to bringing coffee to our sleep deprived bridesmaids while we were getting ready!

The only downside for me was that the atrium for the cocktail hour was very tight for 170 people and several guests complained that their slices of cake were taken off the table before they could return to their seat from dancing (including mine and my mother's!)
Our wedding reception on 12/28/13 at the Gettysburg Hotel was beyond our wildest dreams. Not only were the food and drinks Read more...
Our wedding reception on 12/28/13 at the Gettysburg Hotel was beyond our wildest dreams. Not only were the food and drinks fabulous, but the entire process of coordinating our wedding with Megan Wherley was absolutely amazing. Megan was professional, organized, truly caring, and had answers to my every question (and there were a lot!).

The day before the wedding Megan and I went over every detail including where decorations were to be placed. On my wedding day, I was able to relax knowing it was in Megan's capable hands. She even went above and beyond when one of our Waterford toasting flutes got broken and she drove 40 minutes away to buy us new ones. Other members of the hotel staff also went above and beyond, from getting us a projection screen at the last minute for our rehearsal dinner to placing sheets over all my decorations the day after when we were loading everything in the cars in the pouring down rain to bringing coffee to our sleep deprived bridesmaids while we were getting ready!

The only downside for me was that the atrium for the cocktail hour was very tight for 170 people and several guests complained that their slices of cake were taken off the table before they could return to their seat from dancing (including mine and my mother's!) Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.8/5.0
Wanda was great to work with and everything went so smoothly. I didn't have any worries the day of the wedding!
Wanda was great to work with and everything went so smoothly. I didn't have any worries the day of the wedding!
Wanda was great to work with and everything went so smoothly. I didn't have any worries the day of the wedding! Read less
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Andrea
Wedding:
7/14/2012
4.8/5.0
We had a wonderful experience. Every person that we worked with through the hotel and from the hotel were extremely professional and hard working.
We had a wonderful experience. Every person that we worked with through the hotel and from the hotel were extremely Read more...
We had a wonderful experience. Every person that we worked with through the hotel and from the hotel were extremely professional and hard working. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, DJ, Invitations, Wedding Venue
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Carrie
Wedding:
6/16/2012
4.8/5.0
My husband and I were very pleased with The Gettysburg Hotel as our reception venue. Wanda, the wedding coordinator, made the experience an absolute breeze...she was one of the main reasons we chose the hotel as we felt so very comfortable working with her. I knew whatever stress I had leading up to the big day and on the big day she would take care of without question! I was only slightly dissappointed in one of our entrees as I had it at a prior bridal tasting and thought it was much better at that time. Regardless, it was a wonderful experience and I would highly recommend this venue to any future bride and groom!
My husband and I were very pleased with The Gettysburg Hotel as our reception venue. Wanda, the wedding coordinator, made Read more...
My husband and I were very pleased with The Gettysburg Hotel as our reception venue. Wanda, the wedding coordinator, made the experience an absolute breeze...she was one of the main reasons we chose the hotel as we felt so very comfortable working with her. I knew whatever stress I had leading up to the big day and on the big day she would take care of without question! I was only slightly dissappointed in one of our entrees as I had it at a prior bridal tasting and thought it was much better at that time. Regardless, it was a wonderful experience and I would highly recommend this venue to any future bride and groom! Read less
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Molly
Wedding:
11/26/2010
4.8/5.0
We had a rehearsal/thanksgiving dinner for more than 50 guests at the Gettysburg Hotel, and we couldn't have been happier. Wanda was extremely easy to deal with and very responsive. We had a great thanksgiving menu at a cost that made it do-able for us to invite all of our guests to share a full meal with us, including wine, for thanksgiving the night before our wedding.

The food was delicious, with a menu that pleased everyone from meat-eaters to vegetarians. The desserts were lovely and varied; everyone sampled at least a couple of them. We were amazed at the value we got for our money: the room rental fee was minimal, the per person cost and the cost of wine were very reasonable, and we didn't get nickle and dimed for any extras. Everything we needed was included, down to mirror tiles and candles for centerpieces. I bought a few colored table runners to put down on the white linens, and that was it. My only complaint would be that we requested carafes of wine be on the tables when guests arrived. The waitstaff were still putting water and wine on the tables when we arrived, so we had to rejigger our plan for toasts, but in the end everything worked out just fine.

I would strongly recommend the Gettysburg Hotel as a venue for wedding receptions or rehearsal dinners. Although we were too small a group to utilize it, the ballroom is gorgeous and has loads of character. You can't beat this venue for value, and we were very pleased with the service, particularly from Wanda, who's a true professional.
We had a rehearsal/thanksgiving dinner for more than 50 guests at the Gettysburg Hotel, and we couldn't have been happier. Read more...
We had a rehearsal/thanksgiving dinner for more than 50 guests at the Gettysburg Hotel, and we couldn't have been happier. Wanda was extremely easy to deal with and very responsive. We had a great thanksgiving menu at a cost that made it do-able for us to invite all of our guests to share a full meal with us, including wine, for thanksgiving the night before our wedding.

The food was delicious, with a menu that pleased everyone from meat-eaters to vegetarians. The desserts were lovely and varied; everyone sampled at least a couple of them. We were amazed at the value we got for our money: the room rental fee was minimal, the per person cost and the cost of wine were very reasonable, and we didn't get nickle and dimed for any extras. Everything we needed was included, down to mirror tiles and candles for centerpieces. I bought a few colored table runners to put down on the white linens, and that was it. My only complaint would be that we requested carafes of wine be on the tables when guests arrived. The waitstaff were still putting water and wine on the tables when we arrived, so we had to rejigger our plan for toasts, but in the end everything worked out just fine.

I would strongly recommend the Gettysburg Hotel as a venue for wedding receptions or rehearsal dinners. Although we were too small a group to utilize it, the ballroom is gorgeous and has loads of character. You can't beat this venue for value, and we were very pleased with the service, particularly from Wanda, who's a true professional. Read less
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rcolin
Wedding:
8/7/2010
4.8/5.0
We had a blast at our wedding and Wanda (the coordinator) did a great job! She was always prompt in returning phone calls and emails. In the middle of our reception, she ran down the street to get a drink for my husband that the bar did not provide. Excellent service!

Constructive Criticism: Nobody was available to meet my bridal party when they arrived, and our VIP cocktail hour was in a different room than I thought it would be.
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We had a blast at our wedding and Wanda (the coordinator) did a great job! She was always prompt in returning phone calls and emails. In the middle of our reception, she ran down the street to get a drink for my husband that the bar did not provide. Excellent service!

Constructive Criticism: Nobody was available to meet my bridal party when they arrived, and our VIP cocktail hour was in a different room than I thought it would be. Read less
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GburgBride
Wedding:
6/26/2010
4.8/5.0
The Gettysburg Hotel was a fantastic venue for both our ceremony and reception. We were very pleased with how things turn out. Ours was a summer wedding so one of our only complaints was the "darkness" of the ballroom for the time of year. But it was well worth the sacrifice. For any winter brides, you couldn't ask for anything better! Wanda is fabulous to work with and made sure our day was exceptional!
The Gettysburg Hotel was a fantastic venue for both our ceremony and reception. We were very pleased with how things turn Read more...
The Gettysburg Hotel was a fantastic venue for both our ceremony and reception. We were very pleased with how things turn out. Ours was a summer wedding so one of our only complaints was the "darkness" of the ballroom for the time of year. But it was well worth the sacrifice. For any winter brides, you couldn't ask for anything better! Wanda is fabulous to work with and made sure our day was exceptional! Read less
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amy0416
Wedding:
9/19/2009
4.8/5.0
Couldn't be happier with the services provided for our Big Day! From beginning planning stages to final execution, everything was perfect!
Couldn't be happier with the services provided for our Big Day! From beginning planning stages to final execution, Read more...
Couldn't be happier with the services provided for our Big Day! From beginning planning stages to final execution, everything was perfect! Read less
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ckrem80
Wedding:
4/9/2011
4.7/5.0
The Gettysburg Hotel was more than we ever thought it would be. My husband and I were very happy with the way everything went and were amazed at how smooth the evening was. The food was AMAZING and to this day, 3 months after our wedding, we still hear rave reviews about the food...absolutely EXCEPTIONAL! Wanda and the staff at the Hotel are fabulous. They are flexible and willing to work with you to make your day memorable and magical. We can not say enough positive things about the Gettysburg Hotel and its staff...absolutely amazing. We would recommend this venue to any and all who ask!!
The Gettysburg Hotel was more than we ever thought it would be. My husband and I were very happy with the way everything Read more...
The Gettysburg Hotel was more than we ever thought it would be. My husband and I were very happy with the way everything went and were amazed at how smooth the evening was. The food was AMAZING and to this day, 3 months after our wedding, we still hear rave reviews about the food...absolutely EXCEPTIONAL! Wanda and the staff at the Hotel are fabulous. They are flexible and willing to work with you to make your day memorable and magical. We can not say enough positive things about the Gettysburg Hotel and its staff...absolutely amazing. We would recommend this venue to any and all who ask!! Read less
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Angela
Wedding:
7/31/2010
4.7/5.0
Wanda and the staff at the Gettysburg Hotel went above and beyond to make our wedding reception a beautiful and classy event. With Wanda's help, the planning process went so smoothly - I couldn't have asked for better service! On the wedding day, every detail was handled promptly and professionally, and my husband and I could not be happier with how the evening turned out. The staff was so thoughtful throughout the entire night, even taking slices of wedding cake to our suite because we didn't have a chance to eat it during the reception! Our guests had a wonderful time and were very impressed with the accommodations. Overall, we have absolutely no regrets about selecting the Gettysburg Hotel as our reception venue, and we would recommend it to anyone without hesitaiton.
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Wanda and the staff at the Gettysburg Hotel went above and beyond to make our wedding reception a beautiful and classy event. With Wanda's help, the planning process went so smoothly - I couldn't have asked for better service! On the wedding day, every detail was handled promptly and professionally, and my husband and I could not be happier with how the evening turned out. The staff was so thoughtful throughout the entire night, even taking slices of wedding cake to our suite because we didn't have a chance to eat it during the reception! Our guests had a wonderful time and were very impressed with the accommodations. Overall, we have absolutely no regrets about selecting the Gettysburg Hotel as our reception venue, and we would recommend it to anyone without hesitaiton. Read less
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mrsH
Wedding:
12/6/2008
4.7/5.0
The Historic Gettysburg Hotel is the perfect place for the ceremony and reception site for any size wedding. It is an absolutely beautiful hotel and the staff is just wonderful. They gave me my perfect wedding!
The Historic Gettysburg Hotel is the perfect place for the ceremony and reception site for any size wedding. It is an Read more...
The Historic Gettysburg Hotel is the perfect place for the ceremony and reception site for any size wedding. It is an absolutely beautiful hotel and the staff is just wonderful. They gave me my perfect wedding! Read less
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kkalb683
Wedding:
9/6/2008
4.7/5.0
The hotel was extremely accommodating and was really able to work with us, especially regarding our budget. Wanda was really helpful and was able to make the day everything that I had imagined.
The hotel was extremely accommodating and was really able to work with us, especially regarding our budget. Wanda was Read more...
The hotel was extremely accommodating and was really able to work with us, especially regarding our budget. Wanda was really helpful and was able to make the day everything that I had imagined. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Ceremony Music, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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Blake
Wedding:
5/6/1982
4.7/5.0
Gettysburg Historic Hotel provided a great wedding for us. Throughout the process, they were helpful and thorough. On our wedding day they provided extremely courteous service to both my wife and I and our guests. The only thing that could have been better would have been a more thorough circulation of appetizers during the cocktail hour.
Gettysburg Historic Hotel provided a great wedding for us. Throughout the process, they were helpful and thorough. On our Read more...
Gettysburg Historic Hotel provided a great wedding for us. Throughout the process, they were helpful and thorough. On our wedding day they provided extremely courteous service to both my wife and I and our guests. The only thing that could have been better would have been a more thorough circulation of appetizers during the cocktail hour. Read less
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Alisha
Wedding:
10/5/2013
4.6/5.0
We booked our reception here during a management changeover, and I have to say that the process went very smoothly! We had already done a tasting and had chosen our meals, but we were invited to a tasting with the new chef, and he was involved in helping us "re-choose" our food options. It was DELICIOUS! I wish I could have eaten more, and my husband said the same thing. We got many compliments about our food and the venue. It was great all around - the staff, the room (which was awesome because the entire hotel had also recently been renovated), the food and the cake! Karen Rodkey's cakes are fantastic! We also had cake, fruit and champagne waiting for us in our room at the end of the evening!
We booked our reception here during a management changeover, and I have to say that the process went very smoothly! We had Read more...
We booked our reception here during a management changeover, and I have to say that the process went very smoothly! We had already done a tasting and had chosen our meals, but we were invited to a tasting with the new chef, and he was involved in helping us "re-choose" our food options. It was DELICIOUS! I wish I could have eaten more, and my husband said the same thing. We got many compliments about our food and the venue. It was great all around - the staff, the room (which was awesome because the entire hotel had also recently been renovated), the food and the cake! Karen Rodkey's cakes are fantastic! We also had cake, fruit and champagne waiting for us in our room at the end of the evening! Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
7/21/2012
4.6/5.0
Our experience with the Gettysburg Hotel was wonderful. We had countless visits to the hotel within the year of planning our wedding. Whether we just wanted to peak in the reception room to discuss layout or had a question about meal choices, Wanda, the event coordinator always made time for us.
As an event planner from Washington, DC, myself, I thought it was very important to find a venue that could give guests a true Gettysburg experience, also having someone as calm and professional as Wanda was another important factor. I would highly recommend this hotel as a reception site! My only complaint would be the look of the room. It is in need of new light fixtures and curtains (white or cream would be more marketable). I know the hotel will be going under rennovations soon. If you are looking to have a wedding in Gettysburg, I highly recommend the Gettysburg hotel.
Our experience with the Gettysburg Hotel was wonderful. We had countless visits to the hotel within the year of planning Read more...
Our experience with the Gettysburg Hotel was wonderful. We had countless visits to the hotel within the year of planning our wedding. Whether we just wanted to peak in the reception room to discuss layout or had a question about meal choices, Wanda, the event coordinator always made time for us.
As an event planner from Washington, DC, myself, I thought it was very important to find a venue that could give guests a true Gettysburg experience, also having someone as calm and professional as Wanda was another important factor. I would highly recommend this hotel as a reception site! My only complaint would be the look of the room. It is in need of new light fixtures and curtains (white or cream would be more marketable). I know the hotel will be going under rennovations soon. If you are looking to have a wedding in Gettysburg, I highly recommend the Gettysburg hotel. Read less
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emily
Wedding:
3/24/2012
4.6/5.0
Wanda Gemmell is an angel! She is wonderful, accomodating, and on top of her job! The front desk staff needs alot more training when dealing with weddings, booking rooms within a block, and general professionalism after hours.
We had alot of out of town guests that had trouble being connected to the correct reservation line.

Overall, Wanda was a joy to work with, and a very hard worker! She made my wedding day wonderful.
Wanda Gemmell is an angel! She is wonderful, accomodating, and on top of her job! The front desk staff needs alot more Read more...
Wanda Gemmell is an angel! She is wonderful, accomodating, and on top of her job! The front desk staff needs alot more training when dealing with weddings, booking rooms within a block, and general professionalism after hours.
We had alot of out of town guests that had trouble being connected to the correct reservation line.

Overall, Wanda was a joy to work with, and a very hard worker! She made my wedding day wonderful. Read less
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october 09 bride
Wedding:
10/3/2009
4.6/5.0
Wanda and the staff at The Gettysburg Hotel were professional and very helpful and responsive to our ideas & needs. We had both the ceremony & reception in the grand ballroom, and we didn't have to worry about set-up/tear-down. They did a fantastic job "flipping" the room.
The honeymoon suite was spacious enough for all the gals in the wedding to get dressed at the same time, and the jacuzzi tub was relaxing after a long day. We were very pleased and can't say enough positive things about the staff and accommodations at The Gettysburg Hotel.
Wanda and the staff at The Gettysburg Hotel were professional and very helpful and responsive to our ideas & needs. We had Read more...
Wanda and the staff at The Gettysburg Hotel were professional and very helpful and responsive to our ideas & needs. We had both the ceremony & reception in the grand ballroom, and we didn't have to worry about set-up/tear-down. They did a fantastic job "flipping" the room.
The honeymoon suite was spacious enough for all the gals in the wedding to get dressed at the same time, and the jacuzzi tub was relaxing after a long day. We were very pleased and can't say enough positive things about the staff and accommodations at The Gettysburg Hotel. Read less
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Jaime
Wedding:
9/19/2009
4.6/5.0
Wanda and Terri are amazing and made the process very easy and relaxed. The food was amazing and weeks after, our guests continued to tell us how good the food was.
Wanda and Terri are amazing and made the process very easy and relaxed. The food was amazing and weeks after, our guests Read more...
Wanda and Terri are amazing and made the process very easy and relaxed. The food was amazing and weeks after, our guests continued to tell us how good the food was. Read less
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rebecca
Wedding:
2/16/2008
4.6/5.0
After having originally booked a 6/28/08 wedding date, we requested the assistance of Wanda Gemmell at the Hotel in order to modify the date to 2/16/08. She was incredibly understanding and worked with us to replan our wedding in a much shorter period of time. She was responsive, friendly, helpful and professional in all of our dealings. On our actual wedding date, Wanda ensured all details were taken care of in a timely fashion. Overall service as provided by the Hotel was excellent, food was tasty, and setting was nicely decorated. Generally speaking, we were extremely pleased with everything and would recommend the Gburg Hotel to future brides and grooms.
After having originally booked a 6/28/08 wedding date, we requested the assistance of Wanda Gemmell at the Hotel in order Read more...
After having originally booked a 6/28/08 wedding date, we requested the assistance of Wanda Gemmell at the Hotel in order to modify the date to 2/16/08. She was incredibly understanding and worked with us to replan our wedding in a much shorter period of time. She was responsive, friendly, helpful and professional in all of our dealings. On our actual wedding date, Wanda ensured all details were taken care of in a timely fashion. Overall service as provided by the Hotel was excellent, food was tasty, and setting was nicely decorated. Generally speaking, we were extremely pleased with everything and would recommend the Gburg Hotel to future brides and grooms. Read less
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K Hoover
Wedding:
12/22/2007
4.6/5.0
The Gettysburg Hotel staff was wonderful. They ensured that our guests had a great time and really enjoyed themselves. the staff was extremely attentive to our needs, all we needed to do was ask and it was done for us. They took care of all of the details for the reception and made sure that my husband and I didn't have to worry about a thing. The only issue that we had during the planning phase was there were times when it took a while for someone to return a phone call. Other than that, they were great.

The grand ballroom is beautiful and has an old bank safe that is a really neat, unique addition for pictures.
The Gettysburg Hotel staff was wonderful. They ensured that our guests had a great time and really enjoyed themselves. the Read more...
The Gettysburg Hotel staff was wonderful. They ensured that our guests had a great time and really enjoyed themselves. the staff was extremely attentive to our needs, all we needed to do was ask and it was done for us. They took care of all of the details for the reception and made sure that my husband and I didn't have to worry about a thing. The only issue that we had during the planning phase was there were times when it took a while for someone to return a phone call. Other than that, they were great.

The grand ballroom is beautiful and has an old bank safe that is a really neat, unique addition for pictures. Read less
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eheibel
Wedding:
10/17/2009
4.5/5.0
I was able to plan a fabulous wedding from California at this hotel, many thanks to Wanda!
I was able to plan a fabulous wedding from California at this hotel, many thanks to Wanda!
I was able to plan a fabulous wedding from California at this hotel, many thanks to Wanda! Read less
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Amanda Rhoten
Wedding:
10/3/2009
4.5/5.0
My now husband and I actually got engaged at the hotel in there fabulous restaurant so we thought it would be a great idea to have our wedding reception there. We are so glad we did!! Wanda and Terri whom are the wedding coordinators at the hotel were amazing!! They were there with an answer to all of my questions. The reception room is beautiful and all of our guests were amazed at how nice everything turned out. The room itself was a conversation piece. The food was amazing as well!! All in All, I would recommend this venue to anyone!! You will not be disappointed!!
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My now husband and I actually got engaged at the hotel in there fabulous restaurant so we thought it would be a great idea to have our wedding reception there. We are so glad we did!! Wanda and Terri whom are the wedding coordinators at the hotel were amazing!! They were there with an answer to all of my questions. The reception room is beautiful and all of our guests were amazed at how nice everything turned out. The room itself was a conversation piece. The food was amazing as well!! All in All, I would recommend this venue to anyone!! You will not be disappointed!! Read less
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ehoehl
Wedding:
8/2/2008
4.5/5.0
We had a unique experience with the Gettysburg Hotel because they were not our original venue for our reception. Our first venue backed out approximately 8 weeks before our wedding date. I was in a panic to find another venue on the same date and was fortunate to find the Gettysburg Hotel! They were wonderful and very helpful, not to mention a pleasure to work with especially after all the stress I experience with the first venue pulling out of the contract. They made everything very easy for us and really tired to work within our original budget. Our wedding day was AMAZING! Everything went smoothly and was perfect (if anything went wrong, we never knew about it). We feel that everything happens for a reason and we know that our wedding was even better at the Gettysburg Hotel then it ever could have been at the original venue. Thank you!
We had a unique experience with the Gettysburg Hotel because they were not our original venue for our reception. Our first Read more...
We had a unique experience with the Gettysburg Hotel because they were not our original venue for our reception. Our first venue backed out approximately 8 weeks before our wedding date. I was in a panic to find another venue on the same date and was fortunate to find the Gettysburg Hotel! They were wonderful and very helpful, not to mention a pleasure to work with especially after all the stress I experience with the first venue pulling out of the contract. They made everything very easy for us and really tired to work within our original budget. Our wedding day was AMAZING! Everything went smoothly and was perfect (if anything went wrong, we never knew about it). We feel that everything happens for a reason and we know that our wedding was even better at the Gettysburg Hotel then it ever could have been at the original venue. Thank you! Read less
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Kate
Wedding:
6/22/2013
4.4/5.0
Megan was wonderful in helping to organize our wedding! The ballroom is absolutely gorgeous and provided a great venue for our celebration. Our guests had a great time! The honeymoon suite (included!) was great and our guests said the cake that came with the package was the best they'd ever had!
The only complaint I had was with booking the rooms. The front desk was a little unprofessional toward me when I called to reserve a room for our musicians. My advice to other brides would be to book their rooms online. I was able to do it easily and booked for only one night, when the front desk told me it would be a two night minimum.
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Megan was wonderful in helping to organize our wedding! The ballroom is absolutely gorgeous and provided a great venue for our celebration. Our guests had a great time! The honeymoon suite (included!) was great and our guests said the cake that came with the package was the best they'd ever had!
The only complaint I had was with booking the rooms. The front desk was a little unprofessional toward me when I called to reserve a room for our musicians. My advice to other brides would be to book their rooms online. I was able to do it easily and booked for only one night, when the front desk told me it would be a two night minimum. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Venue
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Tara
Wedding:
5/29/2010
4.4/5.0
Wanda & the crew did a wonderful job of making sure our reception was exactly how we wanted it!!!
Wanda & the crew did a wonderful job of making sure our reception was exactly how we wanted it!!!
Wanda & the crew did a wonderful job of making sure our reception was exactly how we wanted it!!! Read less
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Armstrong
Wedding:
5/30/2009
4.4/5.0
We had our wedding reception at the Gettysburg Hotel on May 30, 2009 and I highly recommend the venue for any wedding or event. Throughout our planning, Wanda and later Wanda and Terri were both exceedingly helpful and responsive. They have strong ties with the local florist, DJ, cake baker and rental company we used, so everything arrived and was set up for us flawlessly. All we had to do was show up!

The ballroom is gorgeous, the food was delicious, and I'm told the bar service was above average - it all made for a beautiful and relaxed reception. Even two months later, I'm often complimented on how great the reception was - not to our credit, of course! We in the bridal party were treated very well, with a special room to hide out in during the cocktail hour and special service from Terri throughout the night.

The air conditioner broke near the middle of the reception, but as the bride, I didn't notice until I was told about it later. Most guests were having a great time so they stayed despite the gradually warming room. Terri insisted on getting a maintenance crew to come in, but they wouldn't have arrived until the reception was over anyway so my husband told her to deal with it tomorrow. The entire situation, I hear, was handled very professionally.

The accommodations for the bride and groom were very impressive - we stayed in one of three bridal suites. Wanda and Terri allowed an early check-in so my bridesmaids could get ready there in the hotel. Terri had some snacks and champagne sent up to our suite after the reception ended.

What attracted us to the Gettysburg Hotel was the value for the cost. It was definitely more expensive than other venues we toured, but between the bridal suite, the cake, the handy "extras" we had access to, and both a full-time coordinator and a maitre d', we knew we were getting a value we couldn't attach a price tag to. Plus, the food was much better than was expected at a large event like that, and the ballroom was gorgeous, and we would have spent a lot of money to re-create that atmosphere elsewhere.
We had our wedding reception at the Gettysburg Hotel on May 30, 2009 and I highly recommend the venue for any wedding or Read more...
We had our wedding reception at the Gettysburg Hotel on May 30, 2009 and I highly recommend the venue for any wedding or event. Throughout our planning, Wanda and later Wanda and Terri were both exceedingly helpful and responsive. They have strong ties with the local florist, DJ, cake baker and rental company we used, so everything arrived and was set up for us flawlessly. All we had to do was show up!

The ballroom is gorgeous, the food was delicious, and I'm told the bar service was above average - it all made for a beautiful and relaxed reception. Even two months later, I'm often complimented on how great the reception was - not to our credit, of course! We in the bridal party were treated very well, with a special room to hide out in during the cocktail hour and special service from Terri throughout the night.

The air conditioner broke near the middle of the reception, but as the bride, I didn't notice until I was told about it later. Most guests were having a great time so they stayed despite the gradually warming room. Terri insisted on getting a maintenance crew to come in, but they wouldn't have arrived until the reception was over anyway so my husband told her to deal with it tomorrow. The entire situation, I hear, was handled very professionally.

The accommodations for the bride and groom were very impressive - we stayed in one of three bridal suites. Wanda and Terri allowed an early check-in so my bridesmaids could get ready there in the hotel. Terri had some snacks and champagne sent up to our suite after the reception ended.

What attracted us to the Gettysburg Hotel was the value for the cost. It was definitely more expensive than other venues we toured, but between the bridal suite, the cake, the handy "extras" we had access to, and both a full-time coordinator and a maitre d', we knew we were getting a value we couldn't attach a price tag to. Plus, the food was much better than was expected at a large event like that, and the ballroom was gorgeous, and we would have spent a lot of money to re-create that atmosphere elsewhere. Read less
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cchartier1
Wedding:
1/9/2009
4.4/5.0
I was overall very pleased with my choice to use The Gettysburg Hotel as my venue. Despite a few minor hiccups (and what wedding is without any) I was very satisfied. All my guests commented on how I couldn't have picked a nicer venue. Not only the catering staff but every worker at the hotel was awesome!! The receptionists at the front desk took our gift baskets to put in the rooms of our out of town guests, were always on hand to recommend a restaurant or let me into parts of the wedding/reception area that were closed for the night. My wedding was just after Christmas and they took down some decorate Christmas trees that I didn't want in my ceremony/reception room although a business was having their Christmas part the next night and had requested them. I could go on and on . . . .
I was overall very pleased with my choice to use The Gettysburg Hotel as my venue. Despite a few minor hiccups (and what Read more...
I was overall very pleased with my choice to use The Gettysburg Hotel as my venue. Despite a few minor hiccups (and what wedding is without any) I was very satisfied. All my guests commented on how I couldn't have picked a nicer venue. Not only the catering staff but every worker at the hotel was awesome!! The receptionists at the front desk took our gift baskets to put in the rooms of our out of town guests, were always on hand to recommend a restaurant or let me into parts of the wedding/reception area that were closed for the night. My wedding was just after Christmas and they took down some decorate Christmas trees that I didn't want in my ceremony/reception room although a business was having their Christmas part the next night and had requested them. I could go on and on . . . . Read less
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Amber
Wedding:
6/20/2009
4.3/5.0
We had our reception at the Gettysburg Hotel on June 20th. We had our reception a week after our wedding ceremony and so our circumstances were a bit different than most. Wanda and Terri were very accommodating to our non-traditional interests. Aside from a few minor bumps, which are to be expected at any function, we were extremely pleased with the service and the venue. We were the second wedding at the venue on that day yet the staff remained professional in the execution of their duties. They were personable and attentive. Aside from the rating system, the room itself is amazing and we are pleased with our decision to have hosted our reception there.
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We had our reception at the Gettysburg Hotel on June 20th. We had our reception a week after our wedding ceremony and so our circumstances were a bit different than most. Wanda and Terri were very accommodating to our non-traditional interests. Aside from a few minor bumps, which are to be expected at any function, we were extremely pleased with the service and the venue. We were the second wedding at the venue on that day yet the staff remained professional in the execution of their duties. They were personable and attentive. Aside from the rating system, the room itself is amazing and we are pleased with our decision to have hosted our reception there. Read less
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Cheerroz27
Wedding:
9/20/2008
4.2/5.0
make sure your wedding is the only one the hotel is hosting that day, otherwise you share you mater'de and the staff does not have all eyes on your event. Wanda Gemmell was amazing to work with, very attentive and responsive. The front desk staff was very friendly to all of our overnight guests as well. Everything for my wedding was set up exactly as I had imagined it.
make sure your wedding is the only one the hotel is hosting that day, otherwise you share you mater'de and the staff does Read more...
make sure your wedding is the only one the hotel is hosting that day, otherwise you share you mater'de and the staff does not have all eyes on your event. Wanda Gemmell was amazing to work with, very attentive and responsive. The front desk staff was very friendly to all of our overnight guests as well. Everything for my wedding was set up exactly as I had imagined it. Read less
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cnery
Wedding:
10/16/2010
4.0/5.0
The ceremony hall was a little cramped for the guests, but thankfully it was only a 10 minute ceremony. The pre-reception was fantastic. The ballroom was spectacular, the service during the reception was phenomenal. The only complaint I have is that we were rushed to leave prior to 5:00pm (when our reception was over) because another wedding reception was scheduled to follow ours. Our guests were just leaving, and the atrium was filling up with the next reception's guest. It was very crowded and unpleasant.
The ceremony hall was a little cramped for the guests, but thankfully it was only a 10 minute ceremony. The pre-reception Read more...
The ceremony hall was a little cramped for the guests, but thankfully it was only a 10 minute ceremony. The pre-reception was fantastic. The ballroom was spectacular, the service during the reception was phenomenal. The only complaint I have is that we were rushed to leave prior to 5:00pm (when our reception was over) because another wedding reception was scheduled to follow ours. Our guests were just leaving, and the atrium was filling up with the next reception's guest. It was very crowded and unpleasant. Read less
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Michele
Wedding:
10/11/2008
4.0/5.0
This place is gorgeous!!! I had to change my venue two months before my wedding and this place stepped right in and my wedding was beautiful. There were a couple of contract specifics I wish they would have made clear and discussed with us rather than us being surprised when an issue or two came up (because who reads every word, right? haha!)

Wedding day was wonderful! The service was excellent. The food was fantastic! I am very glad I was able to have my reception here!
This place is gorgeous!!! I had to change my venue two months before my wedding and this place stepped right in and my Read more...
This place is gorgeous!!! I had to change my venue two months before my wedding and this place stepped right in and my wedding was beautiful. There were a couple of contract specifics I wish they would have made clear and discussed with us rather than us being surprised when an issue or two came up (because who reads every word, right? haha!)

Wedding day was wonderful! The service was excellent. The food was fantastic! I am very glad I was able to have my reception here! Read less
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Becky
Wedding:
4/25/2009
3.9/5.0
The coordinator, Wanda, was very pleasant to work with. She helped me out with any questions I had and was always available. The food was good, and most of the staff was very nice. The only set back I had was the maitre d', Terry. She informed us that announcing the wedding party as well as myself and my husband would not be an issue and she would be glad to do it. Well, 5 minutes before the time came to announce us in, she acted like she had no idea that she would be doing it and did a horrible job. There was also a mix up with our contract in that they thought we were supposed to leave at 10:30, when in fact we were contracted to be there until 11. She was very rude to my father, who is the one that paid for everything, when he pointed out she was incorrect. We ended up winning the argument, but my father was very put off by her. She also had taken our cake topper up to our room for us, and when we got there we had found the box had been dropped. Icing was all over the floor and the cake was ruined. I wouldn't have been so angry except that no one said a word to us about it, we had to find out for ourselves, and when she saw us the next morning, she quickly turned the other way and didn't say a word to us. I know receptions go pretty quickly for the bride and groom, but I felt very rushed throughout the whole evening...

Having said all that, the ballroom is beautiful, as was our complimentary bridal suite for the evening.
The coordinator, Wanda, was very pleasant to work with. She helped me out with any questions I had and was always Read more...
The coordinator, Wanda, was very pleasant to work with. She helped me out with any questions I had and was always available. The food was good, and most of the staff was very nice. The only set back I had was the maitre d', Terry. She informed us that announcing the wedding party as well as myself and my husband would not be an issue and she would be glad to do it. Well, 5 minutes before the time came to announce us in, she acted like she had no idea that she would be doing it and did a horrible job. There was also a mix up with our contract in that they thought we were supposed to leave at 10:30, when in fact we were contracted to be there until 11. She was very rude to my father, who is the one that paid for everything, when he pointed out she was incorrect. We ended up winning the argument, but my father was very put off by her. She also had taken our cake topper up to our room for us, and when we got there we had found the box had been dropped. Icing was all over the floor and the cake was ruined. I wouldn't have been so angry except that no one said a word to us about it, we had to find out for ourselves, and when she saw us the next morning, she quickly turned the other way and didn't say a word to us. I know receptions go pretty quickly for the bride and groom, but I felt very rushed throughout the whole evening...

Having said all that, the ballroom is beautiful, as was our complimentary bridal suite for the evening. Read less
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The Gettysburg Hotel, Est. 1797 responded with the following comments:

The original contract for this part was for the time frame 7:00PM - 11:00PM. When we sat down for the final detailing the start time was changed to 6:30PM therefore moving the ending time to 10:30PM. We did give them the additional half hour with an open bar at no additional cost to them.

We don't typically do the announcing of the bridal party but leave that up to the professional (dj). They had a family friend as the dj, who we were told "had no speaking skills". So we made an exception and told them that we would do the announcing.

We do not handle the cake top or gifts once they are put in the vault. They had family and friends move them to the bridal suite after the reception, we were unaware that the cake top had been dropped.

I was not made aware of any problems that incurred that night until this review.
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christy
Wedding:
1/23/2010
3.8/5.0
The sales manager was great to work with for the most part but I was disappointed in the Maitre D the day of the wedding. She did a lot of set up prior to the event but was very hard to find during the reception.
The sales manager was great to work with for the most part but I was disappointed in the Maitre D the day of the wedding. Read more...
The sales manager was great to work with for the most part but I was disappointed in the Maitre D the day of the wedding. She did a lot of set up prior to the event but was very hard to find during the reception. Read less
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Lindey
Wedding:
5/23/2009
3.8/5.0
Terri was on top of things at the reception. Wanda was very responsive to questions.
Terri was on top of things at the reception. Wanda was very responsive to questions.
Terri was on top of things at the reception. Wanda was very responsive to questions. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
5/26/2012
3.7/5.0
Everything was great except during the planning stages I just felt that it was there way or no way. There was little you could do to customize it and make it your own. Which I can understand in some cases might be easier for brides that don't really know what they want or how they want it. It provides a good template for things but we really had to push in order to change some things that we knew would work way better for everyone in the long run and it ended up turning out fantastic. Also, I felt the responsiveness wasn't in timely manner on a number of occasions. I know they work with a ton of brides and I understand that but still a wedding venue should still make you feel like your wedding is the only wedding they are doing. I'm not sure if it's a staffing problem or what but I just felt often that I was being a burden when I had a question to ask.
Everything was great except during the planning stages I just felt that it was there way or no way. There was little you Read more...
Everything was great except during the planning stages I just felt that it was there way or no way. There was little you could do to customize it and make it your own. Which I can understand in some cases might be easier for brides that don't really know what they want or how they want it. It provides a good template for things but we really had to push in order to change some things that we knew would work way better for everyone in the long run and it ended up turning out fantastic. Also, I felt the responsiveness wasn't in timely manner on a number of occasions. I know they work with a ton of brides and I understand that but still a wedding venue should still make you feel like your wedding is the only wedding they are doing. I'm not sure if it's a staffing problem or what but I just felt often that I was being a burden when I had a question to ask. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
3.5/5.0
The Gettysburg Hotel was a wonderful location for our wedding reception. The planning team was top notch and very detailed. We has dedicated staff for our VIPs which made our parents feel special. The new chef made amazing meals which many of our guests commented on. We offered the crab cake and filet. We would highly recommend the hotel for a wedding reception. The planner Megan Wherley, while new in her role, was very professional and accommodating.
The Gettysburg Hotel was a wonderful location for our wedding reception. The planning team was top notch and very Read more...
The Gettysburg Hotel was a wonderful location for our wedding reception. The planning team was top notch and very detailed. We has dedicated staff for our VIPs which made our parents feel special. The new chef made amazing meals which many of our guests commented on. We offered the crab cake and filet. We would highly recommend the hotel for a wedding reception. The planner Megan Wherley, while new in her role, was very professional and accommodating. Read less
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Natasha
Wedding:
9/7/2008
3.4/5.0
They were a great help and fabulous with accomodations and listened well to make our dream come true.
They were a great help and fabulous with accomodations and listened well to make our dream come true.
They were a great help and fabulous with accomodations and listened well to make our dream come true. Read less
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Christin
Wedding:
5/29/2011
2.4/5.0
We were greatly DISAPPOINTED in our experience with The Gettysburg Hotel. Wanda, the woman in charge of events, was absolutely fantastic, however her assistant (who we were mostly in contact with the day of the wedding) was absolutely horrible. He was mean to everyone in the wedding party, refused to get us some of the things that we were promised in our contract, and told my husband's teenage sisters that if they weren't going to drink the beer and wine then there was nothing else he could do. He was rude to everyone in the party and to our parents. On top of all of this, someone from the catering staff stole 4 of our bouquets including my bridal bouquet. We had to spend nearly the whole day after the wedding trying to deal with the hotel employees as they tried to find the missing bouquets. It was a horrible ordeal. Wanda offered us a free night's stay to the hotel for our troubles, but it hardly seems enough after so many problems arose for our special day. We would not recommend going with the Gettysburg Hotel for your special event.
We were greatly DISAPPOINTED in our experience with The Gettysburg Hotel. Wanda, the woman in charge of events, was Read more...
We were greatly DISAPPOINTED in our experience with The Gettysburg Hotel. Wanda, the woman in charge of events, was absolutely fantastic, however her assistant (who we were mostly in contact with the day of the wedding) was absolutely horrible. He was mean to everyone in the wedding party, refused to get us some of the things that we were promised in our contract, and told my husband's teenage sisters that if they weren't going to drink the beer and wine then there was nothing else he could do. He was rude to everyone in the party and to our parents. On top of all of this, someone from the catering staff stole 4 of our bouquets including my bridal bouquet. We had to spend nearly the whole day after the wedding trying to deal with the hotel employees as they tried to find the missing bouquets. It was a horrible ordeal. Wanda offered us a free night's stay to the hotel for our troubles, but it hardly seems enough after so many problems arose for our special day. We would not recommend going with the Gettysburg Hotel for your special event. Read less
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The Gettysburg Hotel, Est. 1797 responded with the following comments:

I am so sorry to hear that Christin and Luke would not recommend us for any special event. Their wedding reception, was absolutely beautiful. I was there and had many positive comments from the guests. The individuals that were noted in the comments are no longer employed at the hotel. We strive to give every couple the wedding that they have always dreamt of and this one was no exception. When I noticed that the bride's parents didn't eat much, I personally fixed a dinner plate, took a refrigerator and the food up to their room so that they could relax and eat it later. We sat down and designed a menu to suit their specific needs as well. We are very flexible. I offered not only an overnight stay but a "Romantic Escape" package for the bride & groom and her parents. Total value - up to $800.00 I'm sorry that she wouldn't recommend us but I think the review is a little unfair.
Wanda Gemmell, Wedding Specialist
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Miranda
Wedding:
5/10/2012
2.0/5.0
The Hotel is a beautiful place to get married. Although, I do suggest if choosing this place to get married that you find another wedding planner and do NOT use Wanda Gammell who they provide. I do believe she means well but she does lack in communicating, planning, and was very hard to find the day of the wedding. There was a lot of questions still not answered all the way up to the few minutes before the ceremony. Which is NOT what you want on your special day. I had contacted her almost a year before the wedding to start making plans and although she would email me back, the topic of what she was talking about had nothing to do with the questions I was asking. I would also review the contract as for when I went to sign the contract I noticed charges that were added that were not told to me before and I had to question. It was also very disturbing to have us tell her 6 months before the wedding what room we wanted for the ceremony room and come to find out seven days before the wedding she was planning the ceremony in the wrong room. Then she tells me she will fix it and will call me back the next day. The next day I never received a call from her so I called her and she tells me that everything was ok and that we had the room we wanted. Two days before the wedding she emails me, doesn't call me, and tells me in the email that the ceremony room was booked for something else and that she wanted to know how we wanted the other room set up. Within a few minutes I was in the hotel speaking with the hotel manager who had everything straightened out within an hour. The day before the wedding I called to confirm with Wanda that there was going to be a room for my girls and me to get ready in and Wanda proceeds to tell me that the hotel is full and that I would have to wait till after 11am to book into the bridal sweet because they would have to clean it. When I questioned her on her telling me for a year that they had "special" rooms for the brides to get ready in she just answered that they didn't. Then suggest that we could get ready in the hotel bathroom or the ballroom. I told her that was unacceptable seeing that she had told me for almost a year that I would have a place to get ready and that I had already planned my girls and the girl that was doing my hair and makeup to arrive early to get things done and the wedding was to start at 2. Thank goodness my girl doing my hair and makeup was quick or I would have been late. The last thing I will mention about Wanda is that my soon to be husband had to set the chairs up himself in the ceremony room. All the money they want and Wanda didn't want to hurt herself in making sure the ceremony room was set up. ARE YOU KIDDING ME? The other hotel staff there was great! The food was good and the cake was awesome! The wedding did go smooth only because my DJ knew what he was doing and was amazing at keeping everything on time.
The Hotel is a beautiful place to get married. Although, I do suggest if choosing this place to get married that you find Read more...
The Hotel is a beautiful place to get married. Although, I do suggest if choosing this place to get married that you find another wedding planner and do NOT use Wanda Gammell who they provide. I do believe she means well but she does lack in communicating, planning, and was very hard to find the day of the wedding. There was a lot of questions still not answered all the way up to the few minutes before the ceremony. Which is NOT what you want on your special day. I had contacted her almost a year before the wedding to start making plans and although she would email me back, the topic of what she was talking about had nothing to do with the questions I was asking. I would also review the contract as for when I went to sign the contract I noticed charges that were added that were not told to me before and I had to question. It was also very disturbing to have us tell her 6 months before the wedding what room we wanted for the ceremony room and come to find out seven days before the wedding she was planning the ceremony in the wrong room. Then she tells me she will fix it and will call me back the next day. The next day I never received a call from her so I called her and she tells me that everything was ok and that we had the room we wanted. Two days before the wedding she emails me, doesn't call me, and tells me in the email that the ceremony room was booked for something else and that she wanted to know how we wanted the other room set up. Within a few minutes I was in the hotel speaking with the hotel manager who had everything straightened out within an hour. The day before the wedding I called to confirm with Wanda that there was going to be a room for my girls and me to get ready in and Wanda proceeds to tell me that the hotel is full and that I would have to wait till after 11am to book into the bridal sweet because they would have to clean it. When I questioned her on her telling me for a year that they had "special" rooms for the brides to get ready in she just answered that they didn't. Then suggest that we could get ready in the hotel bathroom or the ballroom. I told her that was unacceptable seeing that she had told me for almost a year that I would have a place to get ready and that I had already planned my girls and the girl that was doing my hair and makeup to arrive early to get things done and the wedding was to start at 2. Thank goodness my girl doing my hair and makeup was quick or I would have been late. The last thing I will mention about Wanda is that my soon to be husband had to set the chairs up himself in the ceremony room. All the money they want and Wanda didn't want to hurt herself in making sure the ceremony room was set up. ARE YOU KIDDING ME? The other hotel staff there was great! The food was good and the cake was awesome! The wedding did go smooth only because my DJ knew what he was doing and was amazing at keeping everything on time. Read less
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Nls519
Wedding:
10/1/2011
1.9/5.0
The hotel ballroom is gorgeous. It was exactly the atmosphere that my husband and I wanted for our wedding. It is a wonderful place to get married, but my advice to anyone who has their wedding and/or reception here is to have your own wedding planner. We trusted Wanda to have things running on schedule, but from the start of the ceremony, everything was running embarrassingly behind. We paid certain vendors for a certain amount of time and it was thrown completely off track, ie our wedding video only shows half of our reception. Wanda is fantastic during the planning process, however, but when it comes to the the most special day of life, she is useless. When my parents approached her about the timing being incredibly off, she came up to me (the BRIDE!) in the middle of the dance floor to announce to me that she was leaving because my parents confronted her. In my opinion, it's not very professional to run off like a 5 year old when someone has a complaint. She also promised that she would be there for our rehearsal, which she was not. The rest of the staff was amazing, though. Five stars to the Gettysburg Hotel, one star to Wanda.
The hotel ballroom is gorgeous. It was exactly the atmosphere that my husband and I wanted for our wedding. It is a Read more...
The hotel ballroom is gorgeous. It was exactly the atmosphere that my husband and I wanted for our wedding. It is a wonderful place to get married, but my advice to anyone who has their wedding and/or reception here is to have your own wedding planner. We trusted Wanda to have things running on schedule, but from the start of the ceremony, everything was running embarrassingly behind. We paid certain vendors for a certain amount of time and it was thrown completely off track, ie our wedding video only shows half of our reception. Wanda is fantastic during the planning process, however, but when it comes to the the most special day of life, she is useless. When my parents approached her about the timing being incredibly off, she came up to me (the BRIDE!) in the middle of the dance floor to announce to me that she was leaving because my parents confronted her. In my opinion, it's not very professional to run off like a 5 year old when someone has a complaint. She also promised that she would be there for our rehearsal, which she was not. The rest of the staff was amazing, though. Five stars to the Gettysburg Hotel, one star to Wanda. Read less
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Susan
Wedding:
6/21/2014
0.7/5.0
There is nothing I can say but thank you Megan for your help and hard work and thank you Gettysburg Hotel for the fabulous wedding reception for our daughter! Everything was perfect from the venue to the food. So many guests told us that our wedding reception was the best they had ever attended. If you decide to have your reception at the Gettysburg Hotel you will not be disappointed. Megan is very professional and kind and will do all she can to help make your reception the best ever.
There is nothing I can say but thank you Megan for your help and hard work and thank you Gettysburg Hotel for the fabulous Read more...
There is nothing I can say but thank you Megan for your help and hard work and thank you Gettysburg Hotel for the fabulous wedding reception for our daughter! Everything was perfect from the venue to the food. So many guests told us that our wedding reception was the best they had ever attended. If you decide to have your reception at the Gettysburg Hotel you will not be disappointed. Megan is very professional and kind and will do all she can to help make your reception the best ever. Read less
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Becky
Wedding:
4/25/2009
0.0/5.0
I just happened to scroll back through these reviews after checking to see what the current options for a reception at this venue were since we've had our reception. The only reason I am re-responding is because I just noticed the completely untrue response I got to my original review.

Original Review:
The coordinator, Wanda, was very pleasant to work with. She helped me out with any questions I had and was always available. The food was good, and most of the staff was very nice. The only set back I had was the maitre d', Terry. She informed us that announcing the wedding party as well as myself and my husband would not be an issue and she would be glad to do it. Well, 5 minutes before the time came to announce us in, she acted like she had no idea that she would be doing it and did a horrible job. There was also a mix up with our contract in that they thought we were supposed to leave at 10:30, when in fact we were contracted to be there until 11. She was very rude to my father, who is the one that paid for everything, when he pointed out she was incorrect. We ended up winning the argument, but my father was very put off by her. She also had taken our cake topper up to our room for us, and when we got there we had found the box had been dropped. Icing was all over the floor and the cake was ruined. I wouldn't have been so angry except that no one said a word to us about it, we had to find out for ourselves, and when she saw us the next morning, she quickly turned the other way and didn't say a word to us. I know receptions go pretty quickly for the bride and groom, but I felt very rushed throughout the whole evening...

Having said all that, the ballroom is beautiful, as was our complimentary bridal suite for the evening."
The Gettysburg Hotel, Est. 1797 responded with the following comments:
The original contract for this part was for the time frame 7:00PM - 11:00PM. When we sat down for the final detailing the start time was changed to 6:30PM therefore moving the ending time to 10:30PM. We did give them the additional half hour with an open bar at no additional cost to them.

We don't typically do the announcing of the bridal party but leave that up to the professional (dj). They had a family friend as the dj, who we were told "had no speaking skills". So we made an exception and told them that we would do the announcing.

We do not handle the cake top or gifts once they are put in the vault. They had family and friends move them to the bridal suite after the reception, we were unaware that the cake top had been dropped.

I was not made aware of any problems that incurred that night until this review."


This is a complete and utter lie. As far as the contract goes, it was to not only my understanding, but also to my mother in law who was with me at the time that we were getting at additional 1/2 hour added onto our contract. No one said anything about the time being changed from 11 to 10:30. Even if I misunderstood, that is absolutely no excuse to be as rude as they were when the problem presented itself at the end of the evening. As far as the announcing goes, I know they don't normally do the announcing, but when you tell me you have no problem doing it and then right before its time to announce you act like you had no idea? That's not ok. If they didn't want to do it then they should have told me no instead of telling me it was no problem. I would have found someone else. Finally, and the most disgusting part of their response, is regarding my cake. Our family and friends did NOT take our gifts and cake to our room, in fact Terry herself told me she was going to do it! No one else had access to our room, and the fact that she quickly bolted in the other direction when she saw us the next morning tells me she knew EXACTLY what happened.

I don't appreciate the response I received, especially when it made me out to be a liar. I was very happy with all other aspects of the evening. I normally would not have responded back with this, especially since I'm just now seeing the response I received, but I want to make sure no one else is LIED to as you were with their answer to my review. And to whoever did leave the response...maybe you should have a talk with your inept staff member before trying to make me look like a liar.
I just happened to scroll back through these reviews after checking to see what the current options for a reception at Read more...
I just happened to scroll back through these reviews after checking to see what the current options for a reception at this venue were since we've had our reception. The only reason I am re-responding is because I just noticed the completely untrue response I got to my original review.

Original Review:
The coordinator, Wanda, was very pleasant to work with. She helped me out with any questions I had and was always available. The food was good, and most of the staff was very nice. The only set back I had was the maitre d', Terry. She informed us that announcing the wedding party as well as myself and my husband would not be an issue and she would be glad to do it. Well, 5 minutes before the time came to announce us in, she acted like she had no idea that she would be doing it and did a horrible job. There was also a mix up with our contract in that they thought we were supposed to leave at 10:30, when in fact we were contracted to be there until 11. She was very rude to my father, who is the one that paid for everything, when he pointed out she was incorrect. We ended up winning the argument, but my father was very put off by her. She also had taken our cake topper up to our room for us, and when we got there we had found the box had been dropped. Icing was all over the floor and the cake was ruined. I wouldn't have been so angry except that no one said a word to us about it, we had to find out for ourselves, and when she saw us the next morning, she quickly turned the other way and didn't say a word to us. I know receptions go pretty quickly for the bride and groom, but I felt very rushed throughout the whole evening...

Having said all that, the ballroom is beautiful, as was our complimentary bridal suite for the evening."
The Gettysburg Hotel, Est. 1797 responded with the following comments:
The original contract for this part was for the time frame 7:00PM - 11:00PM. When we sat down for the final detailing the start time was changed to 6:30PM therefore moving the ending time to 10:30PM. We did give them the additional half hour with an open bar at no additional cost to them.

We don't typically do the announcing of the bridal party but leave that up to the professional (dj). They had a family friend as the dj, who we were told "had no speaking skills". So we made an exception and told them that we would do the announcing.

We do not handle the cake top or gifts once they are put in the vault. They had family and friends move them to the bridal suite after the reception, we were unaware that the cake top had been dropped.

I was not made aware of any problems that incurred that night until this review."


This is a complete and utter lie. As far as the contract goes, it was to not only my understanding, but also to my mother in law who was with me at the time that we were getting at additional 1/2 hour added onto our contract. No one said anything about the time being changed from 11 to 10:30. Even if I misunderstood, that is absolutely no excuse to be as rude as they were when the problem presented itself at the end of the evening. As far as the announcing goes, I know they don't normally do the announcing, but when you tell me you have no problem doing it and then right before its time to announce you act like you had no idea? That's not ok. If they didn't want to do it then they should have told me no instead of telling me it was no problem. I would have found someone else. Finally, and the most disgusting part of their response, is regarding my cake. Our family and friends did NOT take our gifts and cake to our room, in fact Terry herself told me she was going to do it! No one else had access to our room, and the fact that she quickly bolted in the other direction when she saw us the next morning tells me she knew EXACTLY what happened.

I don't appreciate the response I received, especially when it made me out to be a liar. I was very happy with all other aspects of the evening. I normally would not have responded back with this, especially since I'm just now seeing the response I received, but I want to make sure no one else is LIED to as you were with their answer to my review. And to whoever did leave the response...maybe you should have a talk with your inept staff member before trying to make me look like a liar. Read less
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