In the Laurel Highlands of southwestern Pennsylvania, Nemacolin Resort sits on 2,000 idyllic acres, where it features high-end lodging, venues, experiences, and wildlife encounters, fine dining, and a 1,000 piece private art collection.
Walking the gorgeous grounds of the Nemacolin with my girlfriend, I couldn’t help dream of our own future nuptials. Nemacolin doesn’t have just one wedding venue, it has over 15 stunning locations perfect for the ceremony of your dreams. Everything on the grounds sings romance. One visit to Nemacolin and you’ll be falling in love.
Courtesy Nemacolin Resort
The resort has venues for ceremonies of every size. The Atrium, a beautiful room filled with flowers and greenery, is perfect for an intimate wedding with up to 10 guests. From Nemacolin’s Reflections modern art gallery the view is breathtaking, making it a gorgeous option for a medium to large wedding party. (Also consider the Plaza Deck or the golf club Mulligans). Larger weddings (over 200 guests), can choose between the outdoor Chateau Gardens and Horizon Point Terrace, or the elegant and show-stopping indoor Marquee and Grand Ballrooms.
Grand Ballroom Courtesy Nemacolin Resort
Nemacolin has mouth-watering fine dining options available as well, including steakhouse Rockwells, seafood restaurant Aqueous, and French restaurant Lautrec, which features original art by French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. There are enough delicious options that you can dine at a different acclaimed restaurant for your bachelor party, rehearsal dinner, reception, and honeymoon.
There’s also a talented in-house pastry chef ready to create the wedding cake of your dreams, as well as beautiful and delicious pastries, truffles, cookies, cupcakes, and other desserts.
Your dream accommodations are also available at Nemacolin. The Chateau is the main hotel, featuring elegant rooms, suites, and a butler service. Falling Rock is a luxe hotel inspired by the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright with plush amenities and sweeping views. The Lodge offers a more rustic respite for those looking for a quintessential outdoorsy escape into the woods.
The Chateau Gardens Courtesy Nemacolin Resort
One of the best things about Nemacolin is that because of its size and scope, you can do an entire wedding weekend there, including bachelor/ette/x parties. For the more adventurous and athletic, there are zip lines, horseback riding, a full golf course, a ropes course, fishing, trap shooting, and hiking in the bucolic surroundings. Nemacolin will also pamper you with wine tastings, heated pools, cabanas, and a beautiful full spa with everything from massages, facials, saunas, and whirlpools, to a holistic healing center.
Courtesy Nemacolin Resort
Separate estates and residences on the property can offer even more privacy. Bridal or groom parties can stay together in the larger estates and private residences that offer all the opulence of Nemacolin in a more home-like environment.
Although it can feel like it’s in another world, Nemacolin is just 70 miles outside Pittsburgh and with 24 hours notice, resort transportation or shuttle services can be arranged from the airport.
Reflections Gallery Courtesy Nemacolin Resort
From the five-star rooms and lodging, to the art, to the grounds and the architecture, to the food and drink, to the entertainment and experiences, Nemacolin is a dream come true for lovers who have been looking for a place to celebrate their union. Plan your visit now.
This piece initially ran in the Winter 2023 print issue of Out Traveler.