Frequently Asked Questions

A rental with us includes the venue space itself, as well as all tables and chairs. Wedding venue clients may have additional inclusions, depending on the chosen package. Please make a note, linens are not included.

We do require a day-of coordinator for our wedding venue packages, only. We have a list of coordinators we work with, who will guide you through creating a timeline of your day, running the rehearsal, and ensuring your day runs smoothly. They will set up the morning of your event and clean up at the end of the night. You won’t have to lift a finger!

We do not offer on-site catering for weddings or any other events. You will have to hire an outside caterer for your event. Please speak to venue staff for information based on the type/location of your event or visits our list of the best local vendors.

We do not. You will purchase your own alcohol and bring it to the venue for your event. Bartending policies vary based on the event size and location. Please make note that we strictly prohibit shots and moonshine.

We do, however, all candles must be partially enclosed in a glass votive, vase, lantern, etc. No tapered/stick candles are permitted under any circumstance. All candles on the hearth and mantle of the Pavilion must be battery operated. We do not allow candles in the Farmhouse.

  • For Wedding Venue Packages, access to the property begins at 9 am on the day of the wedding, and ends at 11 pm. Vendor cleanup may go until midnight. Nothing may be left overnight before or after the wedding
  • For Non-Weddings, access to the venue space begins at whatever contracted time you have selected. We contract from set up through clean up, therefore you may contract as much time as you need, based on availability.

This is specific to each wedding based upon what is contracted. Please confirm with venue staff. Visit here to learn more about our Farmhouse rental.

Yes, there is ample, paved parking for all of your guests and vendors.

We are a year-round facility, therefore all buildings temperature controlled.

If you have an event with us, you may take photos on site within your contracted booking time. If you do not have an event with us, we have a photo site fee. Please speak with venue staff for details.

All buildings on site are handicap accessible. We have a portable ramp for entrance into our Barn, and all other building are on ground level.

There is a set of restrooms inside the Pavilion for all events in that space. There is a second set in a building next to the office, which service events in the Coop and Barn. It is just a few steps from both of those event spaces. All restrooms are temperature controlled.

Book a Historic Anniversary Party Venue in Hershey

An anniversary party is a great way to celebrate 25, 30, 40 and even 50 years of being married and in love. All anniversaries are huge milestones that should be celebrated with the ones that you are close to.

Planning a wedding anniversary party can come with a large list of to-dos, from where to have the party, the theme, who to have or not have on the guest list, and making sure it all fits within your budget. It can all be very stressful.

We can help!

Historic Acres offers a budget-friendly anniversary party venue, with tons of space options to choose from. In addition to helping ease the use of your budget, Historic Acres will help the party be just as beautiful as the wedding day. Whether you need a large party area or something smaller and more intimate, we have picturesque spaces to accommodate all.

If you’re still worried about the rest of the planning, our team can help you there, too. With decades of experience, our team has built connections with many local Hershey party vendors, and we can put you in contact with catering, beverage, and even entertainment vendors in Hershey.

We’re confident that we’re one of the best venues for anniversary parties.

We hope that we can help bring your anniversary party to life by providing a beautiful venue for you and all your guests to love! If you’re looking for more help planning an anniversary party, check out tips and ideas from one of our event coordinators below!

Wooden chairs and Tables adorned with white tablecloths and blue napkins for a special event.

Anniversary Party Ideas & Tips for You.

Date & Time to Determine the Location & Venue

In most cases, you’ll want to choose a date that is around the couple’s actual wedding anniversary date. We recommend trying to set down a date a few months in advance, for a few reasons. First, it allows those guests coming in from out of town to plan travel arrangements accordingly. Second, the sooner you begin to plan, the more likely a wedding anniversary party venue is available on or around your preferred date.

Consider an Anniversary Party Theme

While this step is not entirely necessary, it is fun to give something to help plan the rest of the party around. Whether you want to celebrate the decade the couple got married in, host a faux-black-tie event, or do something different like a luau, having an idea for your anniversary party theme will make planning the other steps easier.

Send Out Invitations

For a larger, more formal event, we’d recommend sending out paper invites to stress the importance and formality. If you’re having a smaller event, phone calls and digital invites will do the trick. Regardless of how you’re sending them, be sure your invites include date & times, dress code, location, and whether or not the couple has a gift registry (or even wants gifts at all).

Determine Catering Options After RSVPs

Once you have an idea of how many people will be attending, catering options for food and drink become easier to plan. Finding a caterer is much easier with our connections, and then you can begin to plan the menu. Also, remember to take people’s dietary restrictions into account.

Use Decoration Ideas from the Original Wedding or Time Era

Using the same color scheme as the couple’s wedding is a very nice touch. This can be used for the cake and decorations. Depending upon what anniversary it is, you can look into what the color, traditional gift, and flowers are. Other ideas for decorations include displaying the bride’s wedding dress and a slideshow of photos from the day. If you have chosen a theme, be sure to check out DIY options for decorations on sites like Pinterest.

Optional: Schedule Entertainment & Book A Photographer

Having a DJ or live band is completely optional but will keep people enjoying themselves for hours on end. A nice touch is to make sure the DJ or band knows some of the couple’s favorite songs and songs played on their wedding day.

While the photographer is also optional, having moments captured in time by a professional will always be a nice touch. This also allows everyone attending the party to be focused on celebrating instead of worrying about having to take photos or videos.

Ready To Plan Your Event?

Call us at (717) 298-6340 or click to contact our venue manager!

Need Help Finding Vendors?

View our full list of trusted, local corporate vendors!