Bridal Showers

Hershey's Most Unique Bridal Shower Venue

When planning a bridal shower there are a multitude of things to plan that can be overwhelming, as well as exciting, as you try to create both a fun and unique bridal shower. Menu, games, decorations, favors, and so much more, but the biggest puzzle piece of all is picking the right venue.

That’s where Historic Acres steps in to help.

A common venue for a bridal shower is often at the host’s home or the home of a family member of the bride, however, there are plenty of benefits of choosing a non-residence for a bridal shower venue. Historic Acres is the perfect Central PA bridal shower venue.

Choose from 4 different venues for a bridal shower at Historic Acres.

Each one of our spaces has more than enough room to accommodate the number of guests you have attending. Our bridal shower venue spaces will also have enough room to house all the food, activities, gifts, and favors that you plan to make the day perfect.

Picking the bridal shower venue is usually one of the first steps in planning and if you’re still trying to figure out what to do to delight the bride, take a look at some of our tips from our venue coordinator below.

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Hershey Venue Manager’s Tips for Planning A Unique Bridal Shower

Involve the Bride (if she wants to be)

Bridal showers are not always a surprise for the bride, and it is now completely acceptable to have the bride be involved in the planning of her shower. She will be extremely helpful in making an accurate guest list and determining the specifics of some additional shower plans.

Spend the Extra Money on Nice Florals

Beautiful floral arrangements for the bridal shower make a large impact on the décor and it is well worth the extra money. When choosing arrangements, it is easy to stick to the colors of the wedding. It is also a huge bonus that the money won’t go wasted when the flowers can be sent home with members of the bridal party or guests after the shower is over.

Select the proper venue for a bridal shower

Depending upon the size of your guest list, finding a unique bridal shower venue can be difficult.

At Historic Acres, we have multiple venues available to fit many different types of bridal showers. For example, the Coop can accommodate up to 54 guests and with its wood beam ceilings and large bay windows makes it one of the best places to host a bridal shower.

Plan Games & Activities

Things to do at a bridal shower will not only help keep everyone laughing and having a good time but will also help people who do not know each other engage with one another.

The biggest recommendation we can make for games and activities is to keep it classy. You will most likely have people’s families attending the bridal shower and you won’t want to chance it with something too risqué.

Decide on a Shower Theme

Sticking to a theme will allow you to coordinate and plan with ease. Also, if you are planning with a group, a theme points everyone in the right direction. Remember to make sure you pick a theme that the bride will enjoy.

Pass Out Dessert While Gifts are Being Opened

The unwrapping of gifts can often take up a good amount of time and even take over the shower. Use this time as a prime opportunity to pass out desserts and keep people busy (and full) while they watch.

Plan the Bridal Shower Menu

Initially, your food and drink menus will be determined by the bridal shower theme you have chosen. Most bridal showers are scheduled during the morning or early afternoon, so a brunch or potluck menu is often suggested. This will help you keep everything light & snackable.

Additionally, if you are planning something earlier in the day err on the lighter side for the cocktail menu. Stick with mimosas, spritzers, and seltzers, and do not forget to always provide a non-alcoholic option.


Thank Guests with Cute Party Favors

 In addition to the floral centerpieces, you will want to send guests home with a little something to thank them for attending the bridal shower. Small and useful party favors will do the trick. Our favorites include jam, custom soaps, succulents, and of course…chocolate.

If you need advice on catering for a bridal shower, we’ve got a wealth of trusted vendors that we’ve been working with for years, whether corporate or personal. We also offer on-site rentals to help decorate your event!

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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!

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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!

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