Top Wedding Venues in State College

Selecting a wedding venue is one of the very first steps in planning your big day. For some couples, choosing the ideal location is easy, but for many others, the options can be overwhelming. Whatever your vision for your wedding day, Happy Valley is home to some of the most stunning and romantic venues available. With choices ranging from charming Victorian B&Bs to all-inclusive resorts, you are sure to find The One!


Make the annual Raystown Wedding and Event Expo your first stop as you get inspired to plan the wedding day of your dreams. This year’s event takes place on Sunday, March 24, 2019, at the Lake Raystown Resort Conference Center. There are multiple venues, both inside and outdoors, that will make your destination wedding in the Raystown Lake Region picture perfect. The expo will showcase several vendors and services, including photographers, caterers, attractions and guest accommodations. Visit for more information and to register. Registration is free for brides and plus-one guest, free for event organizers and plus-one guest and $5 for additional attendees at the door. A door prize drawing is included in the day’s activities.


You can also tie the knot in style at The Nittany Lion Inn. Perfect for large celebrations or intimate receptions, the inn combines landmark architecture, exquisite food and gracious service in an inviting atmosphere that sets the stage for memories that will last a lifetime. Indoor spaces include the Alumni Ballroom at the Inn, a second ballroom, the Alumni Fireside Lounge and Faculty Staff Club. A patio framed by flowering trees offers a stunning backdrop for an outdoor cocktail reception.


With multiple indoor and outdoor venue choices, panoramic views of the golf course, gourmet catering onsite and a professional planning team, The Toftrees Resort is a breathtaking option for a relaxing getaway. The nearby Carnegie Inn & Spa is a resort-style hotel tucked away in the tranquil woodlands just outside State College. With a luxury spa on premises, this is the perfect spot to be pampered as you prepare for your big day. The inn’s expert staff will work with you to create a customized experience and menu tailored to your bridal shower, rehearsal dinner or wedding celebration.


The Atherton Hotel is a classic, full-service wedding venue in the heart of State College. The hotel offers couples and their guests overnight accommodations, as well as exclusive access to banquet rooms for bridal showers and rehearsal dinners. The regal Regency Ballroom is an excellent option for ceremonies and receptions. For couples interested in holding outdoor wedding events, the hotel has partnered with the historic Martha Furnace House, which dates back to 1791 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Located in the heart of State College’s shopping and business district, The Days Inn Penn State is an elegant and easily accessible site for your wedding reception. The ballroom features traditional chandeliers and can accommodate smaller weddings, as well as parties of up to 250 guests. The hotel’s atrium, with its waterfall and gazebo, offers perfect opportunities for photos celebrating your big day.

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