Awards and Accolades

Awards and Accolades

The Inn at Leola Village is proud of our various awards and accolades we received over the years.

Afterall, we are the only venue in Pennsylvania to be recognized with Forbes Five Star Culinary Award, AAA's Five Diamond Award of Excellence and a member of Preferred Hotel Group's Historic Hotels of America.

Inn at Leola Village WeddingWire Couples Choice Award Winner 2018

Additionally, we have been the recipient of The Knot's "Best of Weddings Award," The Knot's "Hall of Fame Award" and Wedding Wires "Bride's Choice Award" for 2017, 2018 and numerous years beforehand.

The Knot Hall of Fame

The Inn at Leola Village is also pleased to receive this distinguished award, presented to only 5 Distinctive Wedding Venues in Pennsylvania and the Only Full Service Wedding Venue in Lancaster County!

Better yet, here's a sampling of what our recent brides, bridal parties and friends have independently written about their experiences at The Inn at Leola Village.

Enjoy!


"We worked with Stephanie throughout our wedding planning process and she was so wonderful! We instantly knew we wanted our wedding to be at the Inn at Leola as soon as we toured there. It is such a beautiful place for a wedding and having the hotel, florist, and catering all in 1 location made everything so easy and our guests LOVED it! All of the staff at the Inn was so great and so responsive. I wish we could do it all again!" -- April 28, 2018

"I can't say enough wonderful things about our wedding at Leola Village. From the salon, to the on-site florist and bakery, awesome wedding planners & event staff, and not to mention the AMAZING food, we had a blast from start to finish and the value you get having it all in one place is outstanding. We received so many complements about the venue from our guests. I would recommend Leola Village to ANYONE looking to plan a memorable and beautiful wedding." -- March 24, 2018

"From the moment we toured the Inn at Leola we knew this was our place, and boy did we make the right decision! Everything was absolutely perfect. Stephanie was our wedding planner from the venue and she can definitely do it all! The entire staff was so welcoming and accommodating, we never had any hesitation to call with questions (and we had plenty!) as we planned our perfect day. Even though there can be other weddings happening on the property at the same time as yours, you would never know it. They make you feel like you're the only one there and its very comforting knowing that every detail will be taken care of! My husband had food poisoning the morning of our wedding (talk about a panic attack!) and I called Stephanie not knowing what to do and she immediately jumped into action running out to the store to get him gatorade and took care of everything. Needless to say, we both made it to the alter that day :) I just cannot express how grateful we are for everything the Inn at Leola did for us and how absolutely beautiful our wedding was. We plan on heading back to celebrate many anniversaries and hopefully just some weekend getaways! It truly is an amazing property and I highly recommend it to everyone looking for the perfect wedding venue. We can't wait to return and relive our PERFECT wedding day!!" -- March 7, 2018
Wedding venue

"Our wedding at The Inn was the most perfect day ever. Our engagement was 2 months and there is no better place that could've helped us in such a short time frame. Stephanie was so nice to work with and was available to answer questions all the time. She works with you on all the details big and small and does it so kindly. She made wedding planning a breeze! Nearly everything you need is on site which sounds too good to be true and they are all incredible! Our guests loved the wedding saying it flowed seamlessly, they raved about the food, and of course the venue itself. It was such a beautiful day and we couldn't thank Stephanie and this venue enough. Our tiny little winter wedding was absolutely perfect." -- February 27, 2018
Wedding entrance

Beautiful couple at wedding
"My husband and I were married at the Inn at Leola Village (ceremony and reception) on December 29th, 2017 and had the most wonderful experience. Our wedding planner, Stephanie, made every step of planning an absolute joy. She was incredibly thoughtful, kind, and considerate; she thought of everything and made us feel so well taken care of. The wedding itself was perfect - everything I had dreamed of and more. The venue was stunning, the food was incredible, and the staff was incredibly friendly and courteous. We got so many compliments and remarks from friends and family about the beauty of the venue and the smoothness of the event. Most of all, Stephanie and the staff made the day stress-free so we could focus on enjoying every moment with one another. I would recommend this place to anyone. It was the only venue that my husband and I needed to see, and we intend to go back as often as we can to visit the hotel and amazing dining. Five stars is not enough!" -- February 15, 2018

"Our wedding at The Inn was the most perfect day ever. Our engagement was 2 months and there is no better place that could've helped us in such a short time frame. Stephanie was so nice to work with and was available to answer questions all the time. She works with you on all the details big and small and does it so kindly. She made wedding planning a breeze! Nearly everything you need is on site which sounds too good to be true and they are all incredible! Our guests loved the wedding saying it flowed seamlessly, they raved about the food, and of course the venue itself. It was such a beautiful day and we couldn't thank Stephanie and this venue enough. Our tiny little winter wedding was absolutely perfect." -- February 27, 2018
Winter wedding

Wedding by barn
"Tara was amazing and we truly appreciate everything she has done for us from reminders, helping out with last minute tasks at the venue the day of, always being so positive and wonderful to work with, and just being such a great wedding coordinator for us. We seriously would not have had the wedding of our dreams if it wasn't for you and everything you've done for us. Anthony and I have been blown away at the work you have done and how happy and stress free you made us feel is something we will be extremely grateful for. Our wedding would not have been the day of or dreams without you. The staff also went above and beyond for us to make us feel special. All of our guests kept commenting on how beautiful the venue was, how everything flowed, and how much fun the night was. We will definitely be referring The Inn at Leola to any of our friends who are engaged to have their wedding of their dreams just as we had ours." -- January 4, 2018

"My daughter and her new husband were married at the Inn in December 2018. It was wonderful. Stephanie kept us on track and made the weekend run so smoothly. From the rehearsal dinner, to hair and makeup, to the gorgeous flowers, to the reception, to the breakfast the following day the weekend was flawless. Our guests loved the accommodations and were very complimentary regarding the staff. We will definitely be back for a get away weekend!! It was perfect!!!" -- December 9, 2017
Daughter with Mom

"Being the mother of the bride, you hope your daughter has her dream wedding. So many things to think of, plan , and coordinate. This all can become over whelming but with the help of Stephanie Lambert, event coordinator at The Inn at Leola Village, it was wonderful! Stephanie made sure every detail was taken care of and nothing was forgotten. From the tasting to the wedding day, the whole experience with her was perfect. I would highly recommend having your wedding here. Stephanie definitely goes above and beyond to make sure you have the perfect day!" -- December 2, 2017

Wedding photo of bride and groom
"The Inn at Leola Village was BEYOND amazing! Every detail was thought out and every concern of mine, no matter how big or small was addressed and had a solution within minutes. Any concern I might have had was all during planning of course, because the day of our wedding was FLAWLESS! Every single person made sure that my new husband and I, our families as well as our guests, were nothing but happy. The food was delicious. Tara, the director of special events, was amazing through the entire process and made us feel like her most important priority, even when we had silly questions. When we started looking we wanted somewhere that had everything included (catering, table settings, wedding cake, salon for hair and make-up day of) The Inn at Leola Village had all of that and more! They had rooms for all of my out of town quests to stay, and a brunch the next day available to send everyone off with an amazing meal. If you are considering The Inn at Leola Village, look no more; your day will be perfect with the Inn at Leola Village. They made everything easy and beyond our wildest dreams." -- November 25, 2017

"My wife and I cannot express how simplistic and extravagant our wedding day was. We would recommend the Inn at Leola village to anyone for their special day. Our coordinator Stephanie lambert was so helpful and was able to put us at ease throughout the entire process leaving us stress free. I have been to many weddings over the past few years, and without any bias I must say this was hands down the best wedding I have been a part of. The food, atmosphere, and supportive staff helped to create the most memorable day of my life. Thank you inn at Leola village!" -- November 14, 2017
Bride and groom in garden

Bride and groom in front of window
"Look no further for a perfect venue to share your special day! This venue is a show stopper where they make you feel so special from the moment you walk in to see the venue. Thank you Tara for everything you have done for us from reminders, helping out with last minute tasks at the venue the day of, always being so positive and wonderful to work with, and just being such a great wedding coordinator for us. We seriously would not have had the wedding of our dreams if it wasn't for you and everything you've done for us. Anthony and I have been blown away at the work you have done and how happy and stress free you made us feel is something we will be extremely grateful for. Our wedding would not have been the day of or dreams without you. The staff also went above and beyond for us to make us feel special.

All of our guests kept commenting on how beautiful the venue was, how everything flowed, and how much fun the night was. We will definitely be referring The Inn at Leola to any of our friends who are engaged to have their wedding of their dreams just as we had ours." -- November 11, 2017

"If I could give The Inn At Leola Village ten stars I would. From the moment my husband and I walked on to the property we knew this was the place we were going to get married. This venue is like no other we had looked at the staff is some of the best I have ever seen in the industry. From the first day we contacted the venue for a tour Tara was amazing. She helped us every step of the way from the moment we signed the contract to the day of our wedding. She was always so quick to respond to emails and answer questions, she gave great advice and helped us plan the most magical wedding. This venue was so helpful and always willing to compromise. The food was out of this world. I have honestly never been to a wedding before where EVERYONE said the food was incredible but our guests wouldn’t stop raving about how amazing it was, to this day we are still getting compliments. My cake turned out better than I imagined and my flowers….omg the flowers! Tracy was THE BEST! I came to our planning meeting with only a few photos not really knowing what I wanted, but she turned a few ideas into masterpieces. The centerpieces were beautiful and my bouquet was breathtaking. She even worked with me to make multiple modifications to my floral proposal to help get our costs down. AND the day of the wedding there was miscommunication and only one maid of honor bouquet was made but she ran right down to her shop and had another to us in less than 20 mins. Aaron the hotel manager was also wonderful. He was always so responsive when we needed help modifying our hotel room block or checking in to see who had booked. The day of the wedding we had to modify a few things and the staff was so accommodating. We had a relative that had to leave early for health reasons and they boxed up his dinner for him. We had quite a large wedding and made quite a mess but the staff kept smiles on their faces and did everything they could to make our day the best it could be. I only have ONE complaint and for anyone who is Italian BEWARE. The Limoncello shot that is served after dinner is NOT real Limoncello. The Menu you get when planning your food leads you to believe it is but it is actually just a sugary, non-alcoholic lemon sorbet shooter. I had many guests that were disappointed about this since we told everyone to expect Limoncello. But if that’s the worst thing, I’ll take it. I am completely satisfied otherwise and I highly recommend planning your wedding here! Thank you to everyone who helped make our day magical, we are forever grateful." -- November 10, 2017

"The Inn at Leola Village is what every bride who has fantazied about their big day since they were a little girl expects and more! Besides having beyond gorgeous grounds that will elevate your bridal photos, their devoted staff and attention to detail is what takes it one step further. My rustic elegance theme was complimented by their existing atmosphere and decor, leaving little to no additonal touches. The sophisticated menu and staff add that refined touch that made my relaxed Sunday wedding the formal affair I wanted. Stephanie, my event coordinator, was an incredible support from my first tour till post wedding. The wedding planning was 100 times less stressful due to inclusive wedding planning, everything is on site! Catering, cake, florist and salon all in one place! Just need to add your own photographer and Dj and it is an instant wedding! If you want a sophisticated, gorgeous, and easy wedding experience I highly recommend The Inn and Leola Village, along with Stephanie! Find a better wedding location than this? I say...when pigs fly!" -- November 6, 2017

"DON'T LOOK ANYWHERE ELSE FOR A WEDDING VENUE! This place has it all!! My husband and I toured a few other locations, but after leaving Leola, we both knew this was where we wanted to get married. Everything is here! The florist, the bakery, catering, rooms, bartenders, salon, after-party spot, rehearsal dinner restaurant, etc., etc., etc.! Once we arrived for the rehearsal dinner, we never left the venue until we departed for our honeymoon. The venue is gorgeous-with a large stone fireplace and glass windows, an area for cocktail hour that is covered in case of inclement weather, plus a cute little room upstairs that overlooks the ceremony area as guests arrive-supplied with beer and champagne. The food is phenomenal! The staff is fantastic! The rooms are gorgeous! Our coordinator, Stephanie Lambert, was the absolute best--she is irreplaceable! Her friendly demeanor and bubbly personality was one of the main reasons we chose Leola! She was the easiest to communicate with via email-very responsive and professional! We LOVED her! She is such as asset to the venue! You honestly barely have to lift a finger here. No worries about whether the cake is going to make it in time, or if the flowers haven't arrived. I felt so stress-free the day of our wedding because I knew everything was taken care of. We had our ceremony in Casa di Fiori and within the cocktail hour time-frame, the staff of the Inn at Leola swapped the ceremony setup into our reception setup of just under 200 people! Incredible! We have gotten nothing but rave reviews from friends and family who attended our special day! Some of our guests have referred others getting married in the near future to check our this location. Again----look no further if you are getting married in central PA! This is the place to do it!!!!!" -- November 2, 2017

"This venue and their staff made our dreams come true! Who could have thought it would be possible to have a happy, low stress (not kidding) day that was at the same time beautiful, delicious, and with the time for the guests? Generally you can't have low stress and high outcome for guests but Stephanie Lambert and the staff at the Inn at Leila did it!" -- October 14, 2017

"So far everything has been amazing at The Inn At Leola Villages. We have been working with Kaci and she has been WONDERFUL. I cant stress that enough. She was very inviting right from the beginning. They have all different size spaces indoors and outdoors for anything that you could possibly want. I cant wait for the day to explore all of the places that we can take photo's. I would have to say out of all of the places we looked at around Lancaster this has been the most reasonable and accommodating. They have a florist, lodging, hair and make-up, spa, dining, and much more right there. Their minimums are very reasonable and they will customize every event to exactly what you want and charge accordingly. So far they are making this the best experience we could ever ask for." -- September 24, 2017

"Excellent service and food! The flowers and cake were perfect. The best customer service I've seen anywhere. I couldn't be happier with how our ceremony turned out." -- September 16, 2017

"We had our wedding at the Inn at Leola Village and we are so happy we did. Tara was our coordinator and she was fantastic! She really cared about making sure we were happy. We were planning our wedding from Florida, and Tara was so helpful! Because we were not able to frequently fly back and forth, she took pictures of the rooms we wanted to see, rearranged her schedule to accommodate our flights and even answered emails on her time off. She took so many of the stresses out of wedding planning and made it such an enjoyable experience. On the day of, Tara was there making sure everything was running smoothly. I thought I was going to be stressed out the day of, but with Tara there I was completely at ease, knowing she had everything under control. The Inn at Leola is a great place to have your wedding if you are looking for a one-stop shop, they provide the catering, cake, florist, and your guests can stay the night! We had our rehearsal dinner at Inn at Leola and we are so happy we did because we and our guests were able to make a whole weekend out of the wedding. On the wedding day, I did not have to worry about when the food or flowers would arrive because it was all onsite! You can tell they host a lot of weddings with how organized and on top of everything they are. They even kept the hotel bar open for our guests who weren't ready for the party to end. We are so happy we had our wedding at Inn at Leola!" -- August 21, 2017

"We could not have asked for a better wedding venue experience. We worked with Tara Ash on our Aug 5th wedding and she was amazing- easy to communicate with, responded quickly to every email, and kept the day on time and running smoothly. As a same sex couple, we always felt welcomed by the staff at Leola, which was an important consideration for us when looking at venues. All of our guests were happy with their accommodations and many enjoyed using the pool and spa services. Everyone also raved about the food and the white glove service was exceptional. Tracie, Leola's florist, was a pleasure to work with and perfectly executed our vision. We utilized the fire pit area for our after party, which was lovely and a great opportunity to spend some quiet time with our guests after the reception. I'd also say that Leola is extremely accommodating with personalizing the day. They allowed our dog to be part of the ceremony and were helpful with getting a musician we brought in set up in both the ceremony and cocktail hour space. If you're thinking about booking at Leola, definitely plan on attending one of their tastings. We were really sold after experiencing the quality of food and service and seeing the room set up as it would be for an event. We had a perfect event and are so happy with our decision to choose Leola for our special day." -- August 21, 2017

"Tara and her team were phenomenal to work with. From the initial meeting to the day of the wedding - Tara was there for everything. She answered all of our questions promptly and professionally. There wasn't a single moment where anyone had to worry about a thing. Our wedding was beautiful, well coordinated and stress-free. I would recommend the Inn at Leola Village to anyone and everyone!" -- August 21, 2017

"As an older gay couple we wanted a venue that did all the work for us and we can't say enough great things about Leola Village. It was everything we wanted and more. We loved our wedding consultant Stephanie. She was a joy to know and work with. She couldn't do enough for us. We also loved Tracie who did our flowers which were absolutely gorgeous. Our thanks to the entire Staff all who were totally professional and accommodating, including the ladies who did hair and makeup. Our thanks to the wait staff who brought our gifts, flowers and other items to our suite in the pouring rain after the reception! Our DJ Matt was great too! It was a magical day!" -- August 7, 2017

"Amazing venue for an indoor wedding! Very professional and responsive. The food was outstanding (multiple people said it was the best they ever had at a wedding), and the service was top notch! If you're trying to keep the cost low, this may not be the venue for you, but you definitely get what you pay for - 5 stars! We also had our rehearsal dinner here in the smaller venue, which was also over-the-top fantastic. Fancy family style - yummy food kept coming! Stephanie Lambert was awesome to work with and always on top of things!" -- August 7, 2017

Beautiful venue! Stephanie was amazing helped us w all of our planning needs, and made sure everything ran smoothly!!!! -- July 25, 2017


Happy newly weds

"Our wedding at The Inn at Leola Village was extraordinary! The staff was phenomenal in meeting all of our expectations PLUS MORE! Their pleasant demeanor and attention to details helped make it the best day ever! Despite the adverse rainy weather conditions the day of the wedding, Stephanie Lambert, our wedding coordinator, and the grounds-keeping staff did an amazing job in quickly transforming the Piccolo Patio into a beautiful outdoor spot for us to say “I DO!” Tracie provided the perfect touch with the floral arrangements. She truly understood us and provided simple yet elegant arrangements with the perfect flowers and colors. Our bartenders, Sean and Mike did an outstanding job of keeping us and our guests properly hydrated with adult beverages. The Bella Giardino was the perfect setting for our tiny little wedding of 30 guests. The Banquet Manager, Norm and his staff were incredible; polite, professional, and very attentive to our needs and special requests. Chef Sophie’s work on the wedding cake was astonishing, breath-taking! She captured the exact design we wanted and her detail in the scroll-work to include four leaf clovers was remarkable. Not only was the design amazing, so was the taste! The guests loved it as much as we did. Kuddos to the Chef for the prepared food. All hors d’oeuvres, soup, salad and plated meals were out of this world delicious. We greatly appreciate all Stephanie did to make our day so special. Her professionalism, polite and pleasant personality, along with her willingness to listen, guide and assist helped ensure everything went smoothly. We would highly recommend Stephanie Lambert, staff and this venue!" -- July 18, 2017



Bride and groom in love

"My husband and I had the most amazing experience, from the planning to the big day, everything was absolutely perfect! We were going through a particularly rough time while planning the wedding (both of us changing careers, moving to a different state, selling a home, all while juggling planning a wedding) and Stephanie was absolutely amazing! She took so much stress off of our plates and I'm not sure what we would have done had we chose a different venue. Throughout all of the craziness in our lives, I can say wedding planning was the least stressful of all. The staff at the Inn are truly professionals and will do whatever it takes to ensure your day goes as planned. The venue was beyond perfect, Tracie made the most gorgeous floral arrangements, the bartenders were awesome, the food was amazing, and our cake was beautiful! The Inn truly takes care of it all. We couldn't have asked for a better experience. We loved working with Stephanie and everyone at the Inn so much that we also chose to have our rehearsal dinner there and a send off brunch the morning after the wedding (we moved to VA the day after the wedding and the send off brunch was such a wonderful way to get everyone together one last time). Both were PHENOMENAL! The send off brunch is such a nice touch and a great opportunity to reflect on the wonderful night before. I would highly recommend having the rehearsal dinner and/or the send off brunch at the Inn. Stephanie is also there every step of the way.. from the moment we met her we were sold! She instantly made us feel comfortable, shared our vision, guided us through planning, and of course through our big day. I can't say enough good things about the Inn and our experience.. we received so many compliments from our guests and will certainly be back for our anniversary!" -- July 15, 2017


"This was hands down the best venue we could have chosen for our wedding day! My husband and I live out of state in North Carolina but are from the PA/DE area so we chose this venue. Tara and her staff made it so easy to plan everything from NC and they worked with our schedules to have all the meetings when we would be in town, it was so easy. The day of ran so smoothly and the staff were all wonderful to work with. Having the salon, florist, bakery, catering and accommodations all on site was a huge plus also! The venue is beautiful (even in the rain!) and anything you need someone is there to help you with it. We are so glad we chose this venue, thank you to all who made our day perfect!" -- June 14, 2017


"5 stars isn't enough!! The Inn made our special day sooooo easy and enjoyable. They take care of literally everything!! Catering, baker, salon, ceremony, reception, accommodations, and florist! All on site!! And everything was so amazing. My now husband and I appreciated all the details that went into this wonderful event. All of the staff was beyond helpful and accommodating. We wanted a small, elegant, intimate wedding and they all worked together and surpassed our wildest dreams. Thank you all so much!!!" -- June 11, 2017


"Choosing the inn at Leola village was the best decision we made for our wedding. Stephanie helped us from start to finish and stuck with us even when we had to change our date. She made our day the best it could of been." -- May 24, 2017


"The Inn at Leola Village exceeded our expectations in every category! Our daughter held her reception there in May and it was fabulous. The attention to detail of every person we met and worked with was exceptional. The hotel accommodations were beyond perfect and met everyone of our guests needs with a smile and prompt attention. The reception venue was beautiful, the flowers were magnificent and staff couldn't have been more gracious and attentive. The overall experience was great, our guests stated many times over the course of the weekend that this was the best wedding they have ever attended with particular compliments about the food and staff. We would most definitely recommend this venue!!!" -- May 13, 2017


"We highly recommend the Inn at Leola Village for anyone planning their wedding. We are from the DC area so it was so convenient to have everything there on-site. The food was insanely good, the hotel was adorable, the ambiance of the venue was perfect and cozy and the staff was incredible. Tara was absolutely amazing to work with! During and after, our guests said it was one of the best, if not the best weddings they had been to. It was an amazing experience and you should book your wedding here! Only downside is that even though the hotel bar stays open for an after party (free of charge which is awesome), the bar is right below guest rooms so we were asked to leave before we wanted to. I can't really complain because we didn't have to pay for the space :)" -- April 30, 2017


"My husband and I got married January 7 at the Inn. There aren't words to express how perfect the day was. Casa di Fiori is beautiful and created the romantic, elegant, and welcoming feel. The services provided the day of were spot on. It was a stress free and perfect day. Much thanks to Stephanie Lambert who took care us from the beginning. She made planning a wedding easy and stress free. And her day of coordination made the day flow seamlessly. I cannot say enough about the great care The Inn takes of their brides (and grooms). And the food and flowers, out of this world amazing. We've had almost all the guests at our wedding tell us it was the best wedding they have ever been to. Hands down, I would recommend using The Inn for anyone getting married." -- March 6, 2017


Wedding photo the Inn at Leola Village

bride and groom walking through garden

"We loved everything about this venue! It is such a beautiful location with all of your amenities on-site. Tara, our wedding coordinator, was so helpful. She worked with us every step of the way and everything went so smoothly. Tracy, the florist, does amazing work and our flowers and arrangements were stunning. Destinations Spa is onsite for hair and makeup, and they also did an amazing job all around. The wedding itself was amazing! The meals were absolutely incredible, the cake was beautiful and delicious. The maitre d' was so helpful. He was with us all through dinner and let me know when each course was about to come out so we were able to sit and eat. Which brings me to my favorite thing about Leola Village: the staff. Everyone who works for this establishment was so nice, welcoming, and helpful. This makes the experience here so comfortable and warm. The people who worked with us to plan and execute our wedding weekend really made all of the difference! I can happily say the best wedding that I have every been to was my own - it would take a lot to top the Inn at Leola Village!" -- February 6, 2017


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Director of Special Events
38 Deborah Drive Leola, PA 17540
PH:717-656-7002 or click to Request Wedding Information