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  • Ephrata Cloister


In the heart of Amish Country, the Ephrata Cloister offers a central location to cities such as Harrisburg, Lancaster and Reading, providing a tranquil atmosphere where guests are immersed in history and the beauty of the grounds.

-Smaller weddings (up to 125 guests) can be held in the historic Meetinghouse after 6:00 p.m.

-Weddings for as many as 400 guests can be held outdoors at the Amphitheater.

Receptions can be arranged at several nearby off-site locations.

Please contact the Visitors Center at (717) 733-6600 for more details about scheduling an event and fees.

Wedding Photography

Wedding photography is permitted on the grounds and is included in the cost of your ceremony at the Ephrata Cloister; if you are holding your ceremony elsewhere, please see our Plan A Visit page for additional photography information.

Ephrata Cloister

Administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission:
Tom Wolf, Governor – Nancy Moses, Chair – Andrea Lowery, Executive Director

Ephrata Cloister is one of 26 historic sites and museums on the Pennsylvania Trail of History. For more information or to request a free 24-page visitor guide, visit or phone toll free 1-866-PATRAIL.

The Ephrata Cloister Associates is a non-profit organization that works in partnership with the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, supporting the mission of preservation and education at this National Historic Landmark.