Overlooking Pennsylvania’s rolling hills with breathtaking views in each direction, the Nature Inn at Bald Eagle is an unbeatable wedding venue. Located lakeside, the Nature Inn can host not only your ceremony and reception but even has 16 overnight guest rooms to make the venue a destination your guests won’t forget!
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With Bald Eagle State Park as the backdrop, the lawn is the dreamiest spot for your ceremony. There is room for 125 guests (white padded chairs included through the venue) and the altar even has room for an arbor if you would like! In the chance that there is inclement weather, there is a patio area under a 20’x30’ tent (also included) that can be used as a back up ceremony location as well.
As for the reception, there are three layouts that a wedding party can choose from using either the indoor lobby area or an outdoor tent (or a hybrid of the two) with a max capacity of 130 guests. The traditional indoor reception dinner maxes out at 92 guests, using the lobby area and adjacent covered porch for seating.
One thing that is important to note: this location’s main selling point, other than the views, is the perks. The venue includes a dedicated event coordinator, complimentary cake cutting service, late night pizza delivery after your reception, a wedding day luncheon display for up to 50 guests, a build your own s’mores bar and more!
As mentioned previously, this venue includes not only breathtaking views and beautiful lodging, but it also includes many additions to help make your wedding weekend absolutely perfect!
The premier package available is the All Inclusive Destination Wedding Weekend Package for $9,995.00 for up to 125 guests. This package (including tax/gratuity), includes a wedding planner, a suite for the happy couple, rehearsal dinner barbecue for up to 50 guests, the ceremony site with 100 chairs (and a tent if there is rainy weather), a reception for up to 100 people including a cocktail hour, rentals, linens, and more.
The next package, the Destination Wedding Weekday Package, includes the same benefits for up to 125 guests and comes to a total of $8,500.
For Winter weddings, the Destination Wedding Winter Package caters to weddings between November and March. Instead of an outdoor ceremony, the package features an indoor ceremony at the Inn and a max of 70 guests as opposed to 125. The total for this package is $6,995.00.
Lastly, the Inn offers a Dinner Party Wedding Package for $78 per person for couples wanting to celebrate with an intimate, one day gathering (inclusive of both a ceremony and dinner).
After reading reviews of The Nature Inn at Bald Eagle, one thing is clear: yes the views are unbeatable, but what truly makes the difference is the service. As they say on their website, after “drawing on a decade’s worth of successful wedding planning with couples [they] have crafted several destination wedding packages, perfect for every couple’s needs and budget, for you and your guests that eliminates the guesswork so that you can savor the moment.” If you are looking for a venue that highlights natural beauty and takes the stress out of wedding planning, look no further. As one review stated on WeddingWire, “the venue speaks for itself: beauty in every detail.”
Picture green in every direction with a sunset and lake adding just the right lighting to all of your wedding photos. The Nature Inn at Bald Eagle is sure to highlight the details of your day and the love you share as a couple! With walls of windows, private balconies, a fire pit, and lush trees surrounding the property there is no shortage of beauty on site.
Nhi is a wedding and portrait photographer serving State College, PA and surrounding communities. Nhi captures photographs that let you re-live your joy, love, and light with intentional artistry. Her creative work has been published in State College Magazine and featured at Bellefonte Art Museum. Additionally, Nhi was a finalist for the Pennsylvania Wedding Awards 2020.