Fundraiser Venue

The Perfect Venue for your Hershey Fundraising Event

Whether you are planning a fundraiser for your company or a charity/non-profit, a fundraising event in person is very helpful because of how connected people feel to a cause when they physically see and speak to others in working towards that cause. These types of events are capable of raising a lot of money as long as you have good participation and attendance. Having a breathtaking venue can most certainly help!

Often times, the fundraiser venue is one of the last steps someone thinks of when planning but can be a huge win for the event as a whole. Many people associate fundraisers with being held at a restaurant or inside a stuffy conference room. We can tell you from experience that something non-traditional goes a long way in encouraging your guests to attend your fundraising event. Not to mention, Historic Acres has a multitude of spaces available depending upon the number of guests you plan on having attend your fundraiser.

Host a successful fundraiser in Hershey at any 1 of our 4 venue spaces

Choosing the right venue for a fundraiser is just the first of many steps, but our team can help you plan for much more with connections to corporate vendors for rentals, food, entertainment, and more. For more information regarding what else goes into planning a successful fundraising event, please keep reading!

Tips on Planning A Successful Fundraising Event

What’s Your Fundraiser’s Purpose

If this isn’t a reoccurring fundraiser that has an established purpose, you’ll want to figure out what your event’s purpose is. Is it raising money, networking, PR, all the above? Either way, knowing your purpose will help plan the rest of the details much easier.

Fundraising Goal

Is there a specific amount of money you plan on raising? Does this include the fundraising event expenses or just the gross amount of money raised? This will be something you’ll need to decide upon with the rest of your organization and key fundraisers.

Establishing A Budget

You’ll want to spend time creating a full budget of all your expenses including but not limited to staff, invitations, food/drink, entertainment, transportation, and don’t forget the venue space! Our team can help make sure that with the proper planning you can find an affordable venue and can help out with your other budgetary constraints by utilizing our corporate vendors.

Plan On How To Market Your Event

Leverage your website, social media, email lists, and in-person contacts to drive as much attention to your event beforehand. Ask your corporate partners/sponsors and other companies you have relationships with to help by sharing posts on social media and promoting via word of mouth.

Drive Fundraising Before The Actual Event

In addition to people donating during the event, you’ll want to also make sure to encourage donations beforehand. Pre-selling tickets, raffles, and absentee donations can make up a huge portion of your overall fundraising. Also, make sure that you establish the proper method of how you’ll want to gather donations. This means choosing a way to do payment-processing at the event as well as a ticketing provider before the event. You don’t want people just walking around the event with hundreds (or thousands) of dollars in cash and checks.

If you need advice on catering for a fundraiser or fundraising event, 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!

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!

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!