Fernstone Retreat




Hailed as "The Gem of the Mountains," The Fernstone Retreat is an award winning wedding venue and mountain retreat, serving as the crowning glory of the Laurel Highlands for decades. Fernstone Retreat is nestled on 450 lush private acres, creating the perfect backdrop for your wedding. This venue features an onsite waterfall, hand timbered Oak Pavilion, miles of hiking trails, a wooden bridge and 2 stocked fishing ponds. Throughout the property, rustic and whimsical lanterns adorn the site, setting a romantic ambiance for your special day. Exchange your vows in the green grass and celebrate afterwards with family and friends in your tented reception. Unlike any other venue in Pennsylvania, The Fernstone Retreat is suited to host both casual weddings and black tie events. Enjoy the splendor and intimacy that 450 acres of lush mountain property provides. Start the next chapter of your life at Fernstone Retreat and make your wedding dreams a reality! The location of Fernstone Retreat allows for couples based in Pittsburgh to create a destination wedding feel without actually requiring extensive travel for the guests. The typical wedding at Fernstone Retreat lasts an entire weekend, from Friday through Sunday, and the wedding party rents out the entire venue with special guests staying the entire time in lodging on site. By holding the rehearsal dinner, ceremony and reception throughout the property, the wedding participants get to know the area and have fun discovering new aspects of Fernstone Retreat. Hand off the work and stress of the weekend to the staff at Fernstone Retreat, who take care of all of the details and needs of the wedding events. Knowing that everything is taken care of, couples are free to enjoy a remarkable wedding weekend.

Venue Style

Event Center, Private Estate, Barn/Farm/Ranch, Mountain, Vintage/Rustic, Outdoor


Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Outdoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 600 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 600 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 600 guests

Time Restrictions

Pricing includes a full 3 night weekend stay, so the bridal party, guests and the happy couple can take their time and enjoy the beautiful surroundings without leaving the property! Check in is 4pm and Checkout is 10am. We also offer early check in and late checkout!

Rental Fees

Fernstone Retreat is $11,999 for 3 peak season nights and $13,999 for the 2018 season. It is the perfect location for your ceremony, reception and honeymoon. We are premier wedding venue on 450 private acres. Please note, rental is for full weekend, Friday thru Sunday with checkout Monday morning. Please inquire with venue for weekday pricing.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Fernstone Retreat is estimated at between $24,598 and $31,984 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.


BYO, Choose from List



Amenities Included

Bride's dressing area
Groom's dressing area
Ceremony arch
Dance floor
Podium and/or stage
Coat check room
Outdoor lighting
Overnight accommodations available
Day of onsite manager
Complimentary bridal suite
Full kitchen facilities
Large parking lot

Special Restrictions

BYO alcohol
Approved outside caterer allowed
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking in designated areas only
Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer
No restrictions on music end time