22 total reviews
Wedding Date: 10/8/2011
If you want your expectations exceeded, your dreams met and a unique venue then book Oak Lodge! This place is truly amazing! The views are breathtaking, the staff is incredible and the accommodations are top of the line. We cannot say enough about Matt, Robin and the rest of the Oak Lodge staff. They go above and beyond to make sure you get the wedding of your dreams. They pay attention to every detail, do the little things you do not expect. Oak Lodge is more than a wedding venue it is a destination. Where else can you get your own luxury house, a tavern, a chapel and a village to spend your wedding? All for you? If you want a wedding that you and all your guests will remember then book Oak Lodge. They gave us more than we could have ever asked for! Our guests are still saying it's the best wedding they've ever been to! We're a bit biased but we couldn't agree more!
Wedding Date: 4/28/2012
We recently got married at Oak Lodge and on 4/28/12 and booking this as our venue was by far the best decision we made regarding the wedding. The venue is absolutely beautiful and pictures just do not do this place justice. You have to go see it, the moment you set eyes on the place you will fall in love!
This is perfect for a rustic wedding and the beauty of this venue is you do not need decorations, it is stunning by itself. The chapel was a dream to get married in and the set up of Jimberg Village is perfect for the flow of a great party. We had drinks outside the chapel for early arrivals, then the guests move to the next building, the tavern, for cocktail hour and then continue around the pathway to the Merchantile Hall for the reception. Having everything in one location was so great and our guests really loved the set up and we got so many compliments about the venue.
We also used basically all of Oak Lodge's preferred vendors and they were all great to work with and made the wedding preparations so easy. I am from DC so I did all the wedding prep via email and phone and it all worked out perfectly!
Oak Lodge, Matt specifically, was AMAZING to work with, he made the wedding planning and the day of a breeze and I had zero stress (which is what every bride wants!) Once I had booked vendors and made my decisions on the things I wanted, Matt took over and handled everything from when to arrive, set up and break down of everything so I had nothing to worry about. He also was very easy to get a hold of and always responded to emails/phone calls promptly which is also a huge plus for a bride, especially one planning a wedding remotely! He truly wants your day to be amazing and does everything possible to make it perfect.
We even had bad weather (freezing cold and rain in late April) and Oak Lodge was so well prepared, they made all our guests comfortable and warm and no one really noticed the cold and we had food and the bar set up outside. They provided patio warmers and made the entire place cozy and inviting.
I could not have asked for a more perfect wedding and I have the Oak Lodge to thank for that, they are by far the most amazing venue and perfect location for a beautiful wedding.
A Very Happy Bride,
Wedding Date: 10/15/2011
Oak Lodge truly made my dream wedding a reality. The elegant rustic feel lends the day to a relaxed yet beautiful atmosphere. Our guests were in awe and couldn't stop raving. We could not have asked for a nicer, more competent venue manager than in Matt. He was there to help every step of the way, allowing us to have a smooth, worry free wedding day as guests moved from the chapel to the tavern to the reception hall, all located at the beautiful Oak Lodge. In addition, many of my family from out of town were able to stay at Oak Lodge for the weekend, which not only gave us more time to visit with them but also gave them their own weekend family reunion. If you are looking for a rustic venue for your wedding and reception, do not hesitate - oak lodge is your perfect venue!
Wedding Date: 6/28/2014
We could not be more pleased with Oak Lodge. The setting is perfect. The help and guidance they give is outstanding. Oak Lodge allows everyone to gather, relax and enjoy both before and after the big event. Top notch from start to finish for the entire weekend. It was beyond our expectations.
Wedding Date: 6/21/2014
We started planning our wedding over two years prior to our date, and even early on in the planning process, Matt helped us picture just how wonderful our wedding could be at the Oak Lodge. (We first saw the venue in March 2012 for our wedding in June 2014.) We wanted an all-inclusive venue for the ceremony and reception, and it was even better that all of the bridal party was able to have lodging on site as well. It made everything hassle free for the whole weekend and eliminated almost all transportation costs. Matt and staff gave us all of the assistance that we wanted, were always ready with helpful suggestions, and also let us do things in our own way.
We wanted to give our guests an experience at a beautiful location that they would remember as more than just another wedding, and we got exactly that. The facilities were gorgeous and well maintained. There was plenty of space for everyone to be more than comfortable (15 staying at the lodge and 125 at the ceremony/reception). We have received only the highest compliments from all that attended. They loved the atmosphere, the ability to utilize indoors and outdoors, and continuing to find new things to explore all evening long. We only had 2 parties who had difficulty finding the venue, which isn't bad for any wedding in my opinion.
Despite some bridal party mishaps that could have dampened the festivities, Matt and staff were all was very reassuring and ready to help reduce our stress at any and every opportunity. I (the bride) didn't have to think about vendors at all on the day of the wedding, and the Oak Lodge's coordination of everyone was second to none. Photo opportunities were endless, even for a bride and groom who hate taking pictures. We couldn't have asked for a better weekend, a better experience, or a better wedding.
Both of our families want to return to The Oak Lodge for family reunions soon in the future.
Wedding Date: 9/15/2013
My husband, my family and I could not have experienced a better life time event. The atmosphere was more than I could have dreamt and the hospitality of Oak Lodge was fantastic. My day went flawless and for all good reasons, a day I will never forget!
Wedding Date: 6/7/2014
This is by far the best venue for a smaller wedding!(150) We had meetings to check out 5 different venues, and Oak Lodge was the first and the last. We booked as soon as we got home. They are really easy to work with, and were very prompt on the e-mails back and forth. This was important for me because planning a wedding from Washington D.C. is hard! Everything went flawless the day before, and especially the day of! Everything was exactly how i imagined! Matt was easy to work with, and especially because i'm such a micro-manager of everything!(Hard to deal with). I wish i could redo the whole weekend because it went so fast, but everyone that attended raved on how it was the most beautiful wedding they have ever attended! I loved it! Thanks so much!
Wedding Date: 7/6/2013
I was married July 6, 2013 at the Oak Lodge, and the venue was the best decision ever! I would not change one thing about the accommodations, the service, and facilities.
The Oak Lodge was large enough to house our entire wedding party (14 people). We rented the space for four days, and took advantage of all the amenities, including the pool house, hot tub, and hiking trails. We also used all the grounds, including the deck for rehearsal dinner, Lake Phyllis for a welcome bbq and lawn games, the chapel for the reception, the tavern for cocktail hour, and the outside dance floor behind the chapel for late night dancing under the stars. Matt (the wedding coordinator) was so professional and helpful throughout the whole process, moths leading up to the ceremony and days after the wedding. Matt was very friendly and extremely accommodating. All of the guests were so impressed by the execution of all the activities and the beauty of the estate. I would highly recommend the Oak Lodge to anyone and everyone if you're looking for the perfect, secluded, and rustic wedding location with all the bells and whistles at an affordable price.
Wedding Date: 6/14/2014
What a beautiful and unique venue! It was perfect for my untraditional "Carolina BBQ" themed wedding! We were able to celebrate and enjoy the property for the whole weekend! We are so blessed to have 7 grandparents who stayed in the main lodge. So many memories were made from card games to our Sunday Father's Day brunch. A BIG thank you to Matt and the Oak Lodge staff who go above and beyond to make the "big day" stress free... just like you promised Matt
PS: We keep getting comments from our guests saying "This was the BEST wedding I've ever been to!." ....Pretty awesome
Wedding Date: 6/22/2013
I was so lucky to get married at Oak Lodge. The venue is absolutely breathtaking. From the rehearsal dinner on the porch, to the chapel, to the tavern, reception hall and outdoor dance floor you are surrounded in beauty. We used several of their preferred vendors and all provided stellar service. On top of everything, Matt, the coordinator, is truly wonderful. He is easy to communicate with, cheerful, fun and most importantly, extremely competent.
Wedding Date: 6/8/2013
This was an absolutely amazing wedding venue. We have received numerous compliments from attendants. Matt took care of everything and the weekend was completely stress free.
Wedding Date: 7/9/2008
This is a gorgeous venue. If you're looking for a memorable, unique & stress free weekend, look no further. A perfectly elegant setting, without seeming stuffy and formal. I can't say enough about how simple and easy it was working with Matt & the rest of the Oak Lodge staff. He took care of absolutely everything for us. It was so much nicer being able to sleep and stay on the property where the rehearsal, ceremony and reception were held. I even received thank you letters FROM GUESTS for having my wedding at Oak Lodge. What a special place!
Wedding Date: 9/22/2012
All of our guests have not stopped raving about The Oak Lodge! We rented for 3 days and had such a wonderful rehearsal and wedding on location. Matt and Robin are so accomodating and helpful in the planning process from the first meeting to the final wedding. Matt's attention to detail takes so much pressure off of the planning, and the recommended vendors were all wonderful to work with.
Our wedding in September at The Oak Lodge was amazing with the fall back drop!
Camp Hill, PA
Wedding Date: 9/15/2012
The Oak Lodge is the most wonderful and enchanting wedding venue. The Oak Lodge makes your special day last an entire weekend. I have been to so many weddings that start and end in a blink of an eye and the bride is so sad at the end of the night because 'that was it'. I never had to feel that way because it was a weekend of magic. This venue allows you to host your guests in a way they will never forget, the lodge is so accommodating and fun they were never bored for one second between the pool, hot tub, outdoor activities, etc. As for how you will feel, Matt takes away every wedding worry because he literally has everything. I completely forgot to get a wedding card box and not only did he remember to ask me about it, he let me use the one that he and his wife used (which was beautiful). The location also photographs very well and requires very minimal decorations. If you select this venue you will never be disappointed! My family and I are talking about going back for an off season weekend already!
Wedding Date: 8/18/2012
I would use the word perfect, but it was better than that! Everything about my wedding weekend was beyond amazing! From the beautiful views inside and out at the lodge, to the incomparable Village known as Jimberg. Matt was so helpful and amazing! He offered suggestions that I would have never even thought of, just to give our wedding that extra something!! "Best wedding ever" is all my husband and I heard, and are still hearing. Most people don't say that. They may say "nice" , or "you looked so happy", but never " Best Wedding Ever!" especially from almost every guest at the wedding, honest!! Some comments our friends and family said were: " this is like idlewild for adults!" and "you should renew your vows here every year!" Bob and I had no worries the entire weekend. It was laid back, and the staff was so amazing and on top of EVERYTHING!! The venue was even perfect for the surprise horse and carriage my husband arranged for me! If you are looking for something that people will remember. Something that has a little something for everyone. Something special. Something that even in your dreams you couldn't dream. Then Oak Lodge is the place for you!!!! Oak Lodge is a must visit!! The pictures on the site truly truly don't do it justice!! To Matt and everyone at Oak Lodge, thank you for giving me the most amazing weekend of my life! I am forever grateful!!
Baton Rouge, LA
Wedding Date: 7/21/2012
Oak Lodge is truly a little slice of heaven on earth. We recently were married there on July 21, 2012, and everything about that day was perfect. The owners of the property, and Matt Hegan, the Business Manager were more than accomidating to my family and me. Matt worked with us to plan the wedding with our three sets of parents, and me. I live in Louisiana so it was hard to make trips to Pennsylvania, but Matt was more than willing to have conference calls with our parents and myself any time we needed to. Matt went out of his way to make sure that the day was personal, enjoyable, and everything I had ever had in mind. I am still hearing rave reviews about the Oak Lodge and the overall experience our guests had had that day. Our guests were completely enchanted and blown away by the views, the experience, and everything about Oak Lodge. It is unlike every other venue out there, and everything about Oak Lodge was above my expectations. The Oak Lodge is yours for the weekend, and you get to have that bonding experience and time with your closet family and friends before and after the wedding day. For me, that was so important since my husband and I live out of state. It was so nice to share that time with my family and friends, and actually get to enjoy the wedding weekend. The Laurel Highlands is so beautiful, and while there are many other venues within the area, there is nothing like Oak Lodge. Anywhere. Forthe value and overall experience, no other venue within the area will hold comparison to Oak Lodge. The staff at Oak Lodge made us and our guests feel as though this was our home for the weekend, and it truly was the most fun day of my life. It really is your private retreat away from the world. There is no shuffling from church to venue, or break between ceremony and reception. All of that is eliminated. Your guests get to relax and actually enjoy themselves, and get to escape the hustle and bustle. I cannot think of a better place to have had our wedding! Everything about the day was amazing! :)
Wedding Date: 10/15/2011
I bought the 1.7 oz. maple leaf syrups for favors. Really cute and tasty, too!
Wedding Date: 9/30/2011
From the minute I stepped on Oak Lodge property, I knew that it was where I wanted to get married!! It is such a serene place, and has a breath-taking beauty to the buildings and the grounds surrounding it. My family and wedding party had such a amazing wedding weekend at the Lodge- making so many fun memories!! From the pool to the hot tub, to rustic lodge furnishings and the beautiful chapel...It was everything I had ever hoped for! I would not have picked another place to have my wedding- It was definitely my fairytale wedding come true! It's rustic, yet elegant surroundings took everyone's breath away! My wedding guests absolutely loved it, and are still raving!! I highly recommend you taking a tour with Matt(the Oak Lodge mananger), and you will not be sorry!!
Wedding Date: 8/27/2011
From our first impression through the end of the wedding weekend, Oak Lodge did not disappoint! The property itself is beautifully landscaped, with stunning views of the surrounding hills and countryside. Use of the guest house (which sleeps around 18 people) is included with the rental price and is the perfect place to host your bridal party, friends and/or close family members. A month after our wedding, everyone who stayed with us was still talking about what an amazing time they had! Also included are use of the entire property (with hiking trails, streams for fishing, a small lake, an indoor swimming pool, and jacuzzi). Our wedding took place on the property (a five minute walk from the Guest House) in a small, colonial style village, complete with a beautiful chapel, a tavern, reception hall, and several log cabins. The atmosphere of the village created a very memorable wedding and reception. Finally,the onsite staff are helpful and accommodating in every imaginable way. We whole-heartedly recommend that you check out Oak Lodge if you are near the Laurel Highlands.
Wedding Date: 9/24/2011
I am still in awe at the beauty and absolute perfection that is Oak Lodge. My husband :) and I are outdoors people and really wanted to get married in the Laurel Highlands. We fell in love with Oak Lodge the second we pulled in. No only is the location perfect for out of town guests, but Matt and Robin Hegan are FANTASTIC people to work with. They have great communication skills and really helped to make the days leading up, the big day, and the following days just a breeze. Out of all the vendors we worked with, they were by far our favorite. We also stayed in the guest house which made it easy for our bridal party to spend time together, and really made it easy for getting ready the day of. Seriously though, if you want your wedding to be full of character, originality, and a memorable one for you and your guests...Check it out. I still can't believe we just got married there.
Fairytales come true at Oak Lodge!
Oak Lodge is a beautiful country estate located on 800 acres of wooded seclusion in the heart of the Laurel Highlands. Many guests describe Oak Lodge as “storybook village from the past”. An event at Oak Lodge is one you will cherish for a lifetime.
- Price Range: $$
- Amenities: Indoor Ceremony Area, Kosher Available, Liquor License, Onsite Overnight Accommodations, Onsite Parking, Outdoor Reception Area, Outside Caterers Allowed, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
- Capacity: Up to 150
- Style: Banquet/Reception Hall, Mansion/Historic Site, Unusual/Alternative
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013