Located between Harrisburg and Pittsburgh on Pennsylvania's largest inland lake, Lake Raystown Resort & Lodge accommodations include 221 star-rated ... More
Lake Raystown Resort & Lodge
Located between Harrisburg and Pittsburgh on Pennsylvania's largest inland lake, Lake Raystown Resort & Lodge accommodations include 221 star-rated campsites with water, electric and cable hookups, native hemlock log camping cabins, log cabins, Oak Park Cottages, Beachfront Bungalows, Lakeside Villas, the Lodge and houseboats. One of Pennsylvania's largest, the resort's full-service marina features lighted, secure docks with shower and restroom facilities, a marina store, laundry facilities, two boat launch ramps, transient trailer parking, and a fuel dock with pump-out station. On-site amenities include the Marina Cafe, Bistro Express and Arcade and Wild River Waterpark.
We held my daughters wedding and reception at Lake Raystown's Outdoor
Gazebo on 9/27/08.It was absolutely beautiful! Raystowns wedding planners Sandy Cuthbert and Michelle Miller were wonderful to work with throughout the whole wedding planning process. I would recommend them and the whole raystown staff to anyone wanting a dream wedding. We held the reception at Raystowns marina tent. Raystown catered the ribs and chicken and the guests loved the food. We ate at the Marina Restaurant on 9/26/08 for the rehersal dinner. We called ahead and ordered the food, it was excellent. My daughter and her new husband rented 2 villas for the weekend. One for the bridesmaids, the other for the
groomsman and they had a great time catching up on each others lives, and hanging out. The villas are nice the only thing I would recommend there is Raystown needs to furnish rugs by the entry doors and supply chairs for out on the outdoor porch. It would be nice if they also supplied towels like a normal hotel would. Other than that the villas are great. My husband and I rented a suite at the resort for the hooneymooners night. It was gorgeous! My daughter & new husband loved it. It has a whirlpool tub large enough for 2 and after all the wedding prep it is great to take a moment to relax with your special love. Some of the family members stayed at the lodge and it was very nice too. The weekend was worth every penny and I highly recommend it to everyone. Sandy and Michelle the wedding planners far exceeded my expectations. I can never thank them enough for everything they did for us. They solved every problem we encountered to turn the rainy day into a beautiful one to remember. They took of many details above and beyond their job discribtion. We ended the weekend by eatting at the Marina Restaurant on Sunday morning at their breakfast buffet and it was delicious. I am just a middle class mother but, I felt I, my family, and friends were treated like royality. I've been planning my daughters wedding for the past year and It was everything I dreamed it could be and more. Thanks Raystown Staff you are awesome!
The wedding we held here was very disappointing to me and many guests. The food was not served hot and in any order and many plates were missing at each table which made it impossible to eat together. The wait staff were young and overworked and inexperienced. They could not handle the serving of 100+ guests with 3 servers. The champagne was served warm and no ice buckets to chill it in. (we were told to take our champagne bottles out to the bar to get it chilled!) For this they charged a $5 uncorking fee.
The tables were packed into a smaller room than was adequate and it was very uncomfortable to move between the tables (poor waiters!) The tables were left with dirty plates for hours after the food was served, but the waiters took the champagne glasses while there was still bottles half full of champagne.