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How a 220-Year-Old Former Whiskey Distillery Is Now the Most Stunning Garden & Greenhouse Venue
Jamie Eddy
REPORT
No. 26978
VENUE:
Historic Shady Lane
LOCATION:
Manchester, Pennsylvania
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Estate / Greenhouse
Modern Chic
Modern Garden
REPORTER: Jamie Eddy

Carry yourself like humbled royalty through the chateau-esque stone and tree-adorned grounds of a once famous whiskey distillery centuries ago. As generations came and went, the land where Historic Shady Lane sits has remained well nurtured and preserved, as if untouched by time. As it stands today, this aged, wooded and elegant plantation tells a unique story. It's gardens, interior design and structural craftsmanship are just a few of the elements that come together to tell this enduring tale. Those lucky enough walk its 17th century hallways, peer out through floor-to-ceiling windows, overlooking verdant landscapes and trout filled streams, understand the real power of HIstoric Shady Lane is intrinsically felt, not told.

With plenty of outdoor acreage for large-scale events or weddings, ample parking, and numerous indoor entertainment space, this farm makes for a fitting stage to host one serious all out bash of your dreams.

A short while ago, The Venue Report received a rare glimpse into the beauty that is Historic Shady Lane. A big shout out, thank you, up top, to Char Co. for sharing their words, photographs and thoughts on this historically significant Pennsylvania estate.

 





MESSAGE/BOOK HISTORIC SHADY LANE

Words + Photography by Char Co.

What were some of the highlights of your experiences at the venue?

The natural ruins, gorgeous natural setting, owners were very friendly and helpful. Great bridal suite for getting ready!

 






 

MESSAGE/BOOK HISTORIC SHADY LANE

What made the venue a great backdrop and setting for photos?

Natural setting with lots of mature trees and open area

 








 

MESSAGE/BOOK HISTORIC SHADY LANE

Favorite existing design elements of the venue?

Beautiful old home on the property, natural stone structures, big tall trees

 








MESSAGE/BOOK HISTORIC SHADY LANE

Any inside tips?

The Venue Owners and the Venue Director were super friendly and great to work with!






 

Historic Shady Lane represents a rich history but its narrative and certain architectural elements are in a perpetual state of sweet, sweet change. Evolving for a new generation of 21st century creatives who strive to do and be different, but maintaing a serious sense of history. The owners, Steve and Sue Kohr as well as Venue Director Lauren Stine, are very much in-tune with these shifts, planning and creating personalized events for each couple and group of people. As trends come and go, so often do the styles of individuals and places we inhabit, which is cool, right? Why? Because transformation and unfamiliarity feels good; it’s new, it’s fresh, and when rooted in this type of history & experience it’s the absolute opposite of basic, in fact we'd go so far as to say... it's fire. 

 


MESSAGE/BOOK HISTORIC SHADY LANE

Credits

Photographer: CHAR CO. | Venue: HISTORIC SHADY LANE | Florals: KORTNEY COOPER DOWELL | Dress: ALFRED ANGELO | Caterer: ACCOMAC EVENTS | DJ: PROVOLVE ENTERTAINMENT | Wedding Planner: ALEGRE CONCIERGE

 

MEET THE CORRESPONDENT

Char Co.
CORRESPONDENT
Char Co.
COMPANY
char-co
TITLE
Photographers
LOCATION
Myerstown, PA, USA

The CHAR co. team is located in central PA in a small town surrounded by fields and farm land. Our studio resides in a beautiful old sewing factory where the ceilings are high and the windows are many. We have worked to make our space a place both for creative work, and for rest and fellowship. - Website

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