We just had our wedding at the Cameron Estate Inn and we could not have been happier. The staff, grounds, food, everything made our wedding day so special. From the fist meeting through the finish this was a first class place to hold a wedding. Thanks so much for memories we will always cherish.
We made a reservation at the Cameron Estate Inn and later did some searching and were concerned with the negative responses we found. We decided to go anyway. What a pleasant surprise. We are not sure where the complainers stayed, but it was not at the inn we stayed at... This place was fantastic and the innkeepers were so helpful. They made our stay wonderful.
The breakfast is awesome!!!
All we can guess is the complainers were looking for something to complain about.. For us, you would have to look very hard...
This was a very nice place. It is not on any main roads and is out in the corn fields. The drive to the Cameron is peaceful and lets you see rural America. The breakfast is hearty and not just yogurt and bagels but a hot breakfast. The pancakes are the best ever, lots of syrup.
We ate at the restaurant I it was great as well.
They were so nice and helpful with directions or answering questions as what to see and do and they recommended an out of the way destination we would have never found.
Best of Luck the Cameron
We hosted our daughter's wedding reception in the Carriage House at Cameron Estate Inn during June of 2008. The grounds are beautiful and make a wonderful location for wedding photographs. We worked with Randy (one of the owners) and Rhonda (the Events Coordinator) to plan the reception, and we were very pleased with their professionalism throughout the process. The chef did an excellent job with the food preparation, and the servers were friendly and efficient. We received a lot of compliments from our guests about how pretty the Carriage House and grounds were and also about the quality of the food and service.
We looked into many different venues before choosing Cameron. Although Cameron falls at the high end of the price range compared to other venues in Lancaster County, they do a very good job, and their location gives you the opportunity to host a unique wedding reception.
Make sure you read your contract with Cameron very carefully or you may incur some deductions from your security deposit that you are not expecting. There are two things I will specifically bring to your attention:
1. A complimentary one night stay at the Inn is included for the bride and groom with wedding receptions of 125 guests or more; however, that only pertains to standard rooms. If you choose a room that is considered an up-grade, the rate difference will be deducted from your security deposit. When you book your room, make sure you are clear on whether or not it is considered a standard room.
2. Cameron also charges an extra fee if your guests arrive early or stay later than your allotted four hour time period for a reception and that is also deducted from your security deposit. We made sure our reception ended promptly after four hours; however, we were not aware that some of our guests arrived a half hour early, so we incurred an additional $250 deduction from our security deposit.
Our experience was that we paid $1000 security deposit and received roughly half of that back two weeks after the reception since the room the bride and groom chose for their wedding night was not considered to be a standard room and since our guests arrived a half hour early for the reception. Personally, I think deducting extra fees like that is a bit petty for an establishment of their caliber, but that is their choice.
In any event, we were very pleased overall with our experience with Cameron Estate Inn. Our daughter and her husband enjoyed every minute of their wedding and reception and told us afterwards that their special day was more than they ever dreamed it would be. That made everything worthwhile.
The Cameorn Estate Inn was a delight. The quiet solitude of the country estate was just what we needed. It seams to be in the middle of nowhere where in fact it was close to all the places we wanted to see. Hershey, Gettysburg, the Amish, Lancaster, and the outlets.
The restaurnat was one of the best we have been to and hte mansion so comfortable. Breeakfast each morning was something special and our overall time was well worth the trip.
We chose the Cameron Estate Inn not oly for the ideal location and beautiful grounds but pimarily for the professional and ethical manner we were treated from the first site visit and well after the wedding.
THe Wedding coordinator and the innkeepers are wonderful to deal with and upfron about everything. The food the reception halland staff are what weddings are made of.
You will be very happy with this venue as were we and our guests.
BEWARE! We booked The Cameron Estates for our wedding and reception, then paid our deposit within one week. We were not sure how many rooms in the Inn that we would need for that weekend and needed just a few days to figure that out. Within those few days, another bride had inquired about the Inn for her wedding and was told by the Inn that if she was willing to book all the rooms in the Inn and pay her deposit, then they would book her for the same weekend. My finace and I didn't even get the courtesy of a phone call from the wedding planner or the Inn management. We received an email telling us that another bride had booked the entire Inn for the same weekend. Leaving us with no venue for our wedding or reception simply beause we were not renting ALL of the rooms! And they even had our deposit which we demanded be returned to us immediately. In our opinion, the Innkeeper and staff were rude, and acted unethically! All it would have taken was a simple phone call to let us know that we needed to decide quickly and we could have worked it out. It turned out for the better anyway! We booked a MUCH nicer Inn with Innkeepers that really cared and were extremely helpful. The place is just beautiful and FAR surpassess The Cameron Estates!