This is “The Love List” by our female wedding DJ, DeeJay Shelly & Wedding Photographer Christine Angeline! Combined we have over 30 years experience in the wedding industry. We want to be the resource for our newly engaged couples! As experts in the industry, we thought we’d share our list of favorite WEDDING VENUES with you. Each Wednesday, we’ll feature one venue we love. (Photos by Christine Angeline Photography)
This week’s review? Split Rock Resort in the Pocono Mountains!
What we love…
1) Breathtaking views of Lake Harmony!
2) The Cuisine!
3) It’s a resort! The activities are endless!
Look & Feel: Mountain resort, picturesque, serene
Location: Lake Harmony, PA
LGBT Friendly: Yes
Outside Ceremony: Beautiful outside ceremony overlooking Lake Harmony
Staff & Service: Very friendly
First Impressions: Wow! It’s enormous! There is so much to see and do!
Parking: Yes (free)
Hotels Close By: It’s a resort! From their suites at Willowbrook to their Lakeside Lodge, you can rest assured there’s plenty of room for your guests! What’s more? The Willowbrook one bedroom suite includes, a full-size bathroom with air-jet tub, kitchenette, dining area, two color televisions, gas fireplace, and small balcony!
Bathrooms: Very nice! We loved the air-jet tub!
You and your guests will certainly not get bored at this mountain getaway resort! I don’t even know where to begin! First, I’ll start with the wedding we witnessed while we were there. The couple were married under huge pine trees overlooking beautiful Lake Harmony. Cocktail hour took place on the upper deck looking out over the gorgeous lake views. The dinner reception was under a large white tent on the lake’s beach. Throughout the night, guests were able to enjoy the excitement at the outside tiki bar. Needless to say, it looked like everyone was enjoying themselves!
Next, I’ll share with you our experience. Our team stayed at the resort the night before we participated in the Spartan Sprint (an extreme obstacle race). Nathan and Collin had a blast swirling down the slides at their inside water park. Christine, Tracey, Kyle and I enjoyed the beautiful views of Lake Harmony from the outside tiki bar. Then, we all met for dinner at The Lake View Tavern. The decor is sweetly reminiscent of your grandfather’s mountain lodge, yet their cuisine is very trendy! The entrée presentation was beautiful. The Seared Salmon with bamboo rice, broccoli flowers, and cumin glazed carrot was a hit! Three of us ordered it. We couldn’t stop commenting on how delicious it was. Christine loved the Mahi-Mahi Tacos with chow-chow, avocado and tomato. After dinner, we went to Town Center to listen to a live band play. While at Town Center we decided to explore some of their other amenities. What did we find? They have bowling lanes, movie theatre, indoor pool, arcade, mountain massages, fitness center – and these are just the inside activities!
What’s the best part? It’s close to Philadelphia, DC and New York! You don’t have to choose between your big guest list, versus your destination getaway! Everyone will be able to make this trip!
If you’d like more information about weddings at Split Rock Resort in the Pocono Mountains, you can contact Gladys Rivera at email@example.com. You can also visit their website:SplitRockResort.com
If you visit one of our featured venues, please let them know we referred you! Thank you – DeeJay Shelly & Christine Angeline.
Photography by Christine Angeline