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The Hotel Hershey Reviews

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Reviewed On 7/29/2019 by Katelyn S

The Hotel Hershey was the perfect wedding venue. We only had two meetings with our planner, Hollynn, (we could have met more if we wanted to) but we didn’t need to meet Pennsylvania anymore than that. I was in constant email contact with her throughout the …

year. She answered all Pennsylvania my questions promptly and I never had any issues. The week prior we decided on a day/time that i would drop everything off (centerpieces, favors, decorations, etc). When we got there, the bellhop took everything from our car and took it straight to Hollynn’s office. Hollynn and her staff decorated the cocktail hour area and the reception room more beautifully than we could have imagined. They set up our centerpieces as well. The day of the wedding, everything was seamless from start to finish, including butlers, dinner service & valets. They were courteous, professional and provided excellent service. The staff had trays of hors d’oeuvres ready for the bridal party and two plates for the bride & groom once we finished pictures. The dinner & cake were FABULOUS. We received nothing but positive feedback. The cake was decorated beautifully (with little guidance from us). They attended to every detail and made our day extra special. I know there are cheaper venues out there, but The Hotel Hershey is definitely worth it.

Reviewed On 1/21/2019 by Emily S

Heather was so extremely helpful throughout the whole process, and worked with us on so many decisions. It all came together so beautifully, and we didn’t have to have a worry on our big day thanks to her help and coordination. We were able to …

just soak it in and Hotel Hershey is stunning, and the food is top notch.

Reviewed On 12/27/2018 by BrittanyM

Wow, I mean where do I even begin. First Heather is an absolute rock star hands down. She takes care of literally everything and will fix any problem in Pennsylvania seconds. She is so personable and knows how to make anything work! We took 16 of our own Ch…

ristmas trees to the hotel for my ceremony and it was magical! The hotel itself is gorgeous, the lounge was stunning for our cocktail hour and the Castilian room was perfect for our reception! Also we made a weekend out of it for the bridal party and opted for the martini and dessert class before rehearsal. I can not recommend this enough!It was a perfect way to get to know everyone, learn some history Pennsylvania about Hershey and have delicious food and drinks!I could literally go on and on about how perfect this venue was for our winter wedding!

Reviewed On 10/19/2018 by Emily B

We highly recommend The Hotel Hershey. Heather is a true professional. She made the planning process easy and fun. Our guests loved the venue- we were told many times that the food was outstanding and it was the most fun they had ever had at a …

wedding! The Hotel is very accommodating with special requests. We knew that we were in good hands!

Reviewed On 6/07/2017 by Katie J

Heather helped us plan the fairy tale wedding that I didn’t know I wanted! She was always calm and flexible when I was feeling stressed.Everyone is still talking about the hotel and how it felt like a mini destination wedding. An oasis in the…

middle of Pennsylvania! I couldn’t have imagined anything being more perfect than what we had. The food and service were great! The venue was spectacular! And if you want a late night snack, ask her to get the Bavarian pretzels with cheese for you…I just wanted them for me really, and I can’t believe how much people loved them!

Reviewed On 12/14/2016 by Allura A

The Hotel Hershey was the perfect place to have our Ceremony and Reception. Heather, the Coordinator, was a wealth of knowledge and so helpful. They worked with us on several things and were flexible. The Ceremony and Reception far surpassed ou…

r expectations! I loved having the Rehearsal, Ceremony, Reception, Food, Alcohol, and Cake all together. It simplified the process for me during planning.

Reviewed On 11/03/2016 by Jillian B

Originally, my wedding was scheduled to be in South Carolina. But Hurricane Matthew had other plans, and our wedding was cancelled. Not wanting to wait another 6 months to get married, my fiance and I looked for other options closer to home. Th…

e Hotel Hershey seemed like the perfect option, and amazingly, they had an opening. Heather, the event planner, did an amazing job and helped me plan my new wedding in under 2 weeks. She listened to my concerns and offered suggestions that can only come from years of experience as a wedding planner. We had the most perfect wedding day, and the Hotel Hershey made us feel so special. From putting little “treats” into our room to the spa treatments and amazing hotel amenities, our wedding weekend was absolutely perfect. Our wedding was at the Mountain Laurel Cottage, our cocktail hour was in the Circular Fountain room, and our ceremony was in the Rock Gardens Grotto. The staff was so helpful and accommodating, and the beauty of the hotel and Hershey made for the most amazing day. Our wedding came in under-budget and was more than we ever could have hoped for. I 100% recommend this venue!

Reviewed On 4/09/2016 by Brittany H

My wedding at Hotel Hershey was everything I could have hoped for, and more! Heather was great to work with and always responded quickly to my emails.A few months before the wedding, we went over all the little details and she helped me feel …

more at ease with all of the planning.The food was great (my friends said it was the best food they ever had at a wedding), the venue was beautiful, the staff was attentive and friendly, and my cake was gorgeous (and tasted great, too!) I’m so glad that I chose Hotel Hershey.

Reviewed On 5/29/2015 by Bethany B

My bridal shower at The Hotel Hershey was beautiful. We were in a terrace room overlooking the gardens. The room had big windows and the food was fantastic. Service was excellent, as well.

Reviewed On 12/17/2014 by Knottie22735373

Heather was a pleasure to work with. She responded quickly to emails and phonecalls and was on top of everything to make sure it went perfect.

The hotel was an excellent place for the wedding. All the staff was great and my guest truly enjo…

yed everything. They made my vision come to life when it came to everything we wanted for the wedding. It is an absolutely beautiful place to get married and my guest have told me countless of times they had never been to a wedding like mine.

I highly highly recommend the Hotel Hershey & Heather to help coordinate everything, she really does know her stuff.

Reviewed On 9/03/2014 by Deanna D

The Hotel Hershey was an amazing venue to hold our wedding reception.The staff at the hotel are top-notch and really care about making your day special.Everything was perfect on my wedding day.The food was amazing and the wedding cake, wh…

ich was made in house, got rave reviews.All of our guests had a great time.I can’t say enough about the beauty inside the hotel and on the grounds.Everything is immaculate and well kept.The staff always had a smile and were accommodating. The hotel is on the expensive side for Pennsylvania, but it is a 5 star hotel.You get what you pay for…experience, the royal treatment, no worries.I am so happy we chose the Hotel Hershey for our wedding reception and can’t wait to go back for out 1 year anniversary.

Reviewed On 6/09/2014 by Liz S

My fiance and I had our hearts set on being married where we were engaged; Outerbanks, NC.My parents weren’t too thrilled about that as they wanted us to stay closer to home (Reading, PA) so they asked my fiance and I to join them for dinner …

one evening at The Hotel Hershey.I was blown away.The venue is absolutely amazing and gorgeous.We were able to bring our dream wedding to life at The Hotel Hershey with hints of nautical items like anchors, flip flops for guests, and lei’s.

This is a resort hotel that has everything to offer for a “destination” wedding, so to speak.We worked one-on-one with a wedding planner for over a year and a couple of months before the wedding, she received an offer of a lifetime for herself to move back home to Baltimore.We started working with Heather who was Tyler’s manager and it was like nothing changed.Heather and Tyler communciated so well that not one single thing was missed or fell through the cracks during that transition.On the day of the wedding, Heather was constantly present and if she wasn’t in the room, she was easily able to be paged if we needed anything.We had our cocktail hour on the 2nd floor mezzanine that had the ability for our guests to use the front patio and then our reception was in the Castillian room directly off the mezzanine so our guests didn’t have to wander the hotel trying to find where to go.There was a back patio that was directly off of the Castillian room which was perfect for our cigar bar use.The room looked tiny but for our 130 guests, it was absolutely perfect as it didn’t feel squeezed in and it didn’t feel too spacious.The food was to die for (as our guests are constantly telling us) and we chose to have a dessert bar which was a HUGE hit!All in all, I could never have imagined a more beautiful venue to hold my rehersal dinner, ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception at.

Reviewed On 10/17/2013 by Sara L

The Hotel Hershey is gorgeous and was our dream location! The staff did an amazing job of making sure we had the best wedding weekend.

Reviewed On 10/17/2013 by Jill M

My cake was beautiful and exactly what I asked for. It was delivered without any complications, and the flavor exceeded my expectations.

Reviewed On 9/16/2013 by J B

Our wedding at The Hotel Hershey was absolutely perfect.

When you think about having your wedding at The Hotel Hershey, your expectations are probably pretty high. You know that the grounds are beautiful and you expect the food to be delicio…

us and the service to be superb. I’m sure that some people worry (like I did toward the end of the planning process) that it might not quite live up to these expectations.

I can honestly say that it was so much better than I even thought it could be. The service was incredible and the staff helped to make everything run Pennsylvania perfectly. I didn’t have to think about anything but my husband and my loved ones on the day of the wedding.

One thing that stands out is how they really make you feel special. I had to stop in a few times on the days around the wedding (to make payments, drop off wedding stuff, etc.). I was really treated like a queen not only on my wedding day but on the other visits. One thing that stood out to me is that the valet who I spoke with a few days before the wedding saw me on my wedding day and congratulated me by name. They really know what they are doing at The Hotel Hershey. I’m just so thankful that I was lucky enough to be able to have our wedding there.

The planning process had a couple of little hiccups, but nothing major and it was so worth the planning in the end.

Reviewed On 7/25/2013 by Katie H

The Hotel Hershey is beyond the most breathtaking, exquisite and regal place to hold your wedding.My rehearsal dinner was at the Hershey Country Club, my ceremony was in the Grand Lobby of the Hershey Theater and my reception was in the Garde…

n Terrace Ballroom at The Hotel Hershey.As you can see, I utilized all of Hershey’s amenities and was more than satisfied with each location’s quality of service and professionalism.In addition to being visually appealing, The Hotel Hershey employs a highly qualified and experienced event staff (including Heather Hoffman, Tyler Debella and Erika Runkel) that helped me every step of the way while planning my wedding.Heather’s calm and collective demeanor throughout the entire planning process and on the day of my wedding, allowed me to relax and truly enjoy myself during my 15 months of planning and most importantly, on my wedding day!Heather responded to each and every email and phone call I contacted her about concerning questions, ideas and information regarding the details of my special day.

In addition to the high quality of service at The Hotel Hershey, I also need to comment on how delicious the food was at both cocktail hour and my reception.The Hotel hosts a Bridal Open House each February that allows ONLY booked brides and their families to taste test food and drinks, as well as get decorative ideas from local vendors.I thoroughly enjoyed this event and found it extremely helpful during the planning process for my wedding.

Overall, I was beyond pleased with my wedding event at The Hotel Hershey!My husband and I could not have asked for a more perfect wedding day and much of that can be contributed to the helpfulness and high quality service of the staff at The Hotel Hershey.

Reviewed On 11/04/2012 by Jessica P

We had filet of beef, goat cheese, artichoke, and spinach stuffed chicken, and cheese ravioli.The food was absolutely amazing! Kudos to the chef!

Reviewed On 9/25/2012 by Colleen B

LOVED, LOVED, LOVED my Hotel Hershey wedding. From start to finish, the staff was more than helpful and accommodated everything we needed. Heather Hoffman is my hero, and her staff is fantastic. They went above and beyond my expectations, and o…

ur wedding day was fabulous. The Hotel is a beautiful, unique venue, and I definitely recommend it – not just for the scenery, but for the peace of mind that comes with booking a venue whose staff is truly committed to making your “big day” perfect.

Reviewed On 9/05/2012 by Amy S

The Hotel Hershey’s incredible service and attention to detail made our wedding day absolutely perfect. It was a true pleasure working with the entire staff at the hotel over the past year planning our wedding. The wedding planning manager, Hea…

ther did a fabulous job helping coordinate our whole wedding weekend. She was so organized and always made time to meet with us. She definitely took some of the stress off our shoulders. We also were so happy with the Hotel Hershey and Hershey Gardens beautiful facilities that gave us so many gorgeous picture options. We would highly recommend the Hotel Hershey for a worry free, elegant wedding.

Reviewed On 1/03/2012 by Caitlin R

My bridesmaids, mother and I had our hair done at The Spa at the Hotel Hershey. I also had my make-up done. First, the make-up woman was wonderful. She was professional, helpful and extremely friendly. My make-up turned out beautifully and stay…

ed put through a hot July wedding! The hairdressers were okay. One of them felt insulted when two of my bridesmaids suggested changes to their updos (they were a bit ’80s style), and rolled-her eyes more than once. My hairdresser was nice, but when it was suggested that I needed to pin the veil on, she was adamant that it would stay on its own. As soon as I stepped outside, the wind took it! Overall, the venue is beautiful and the make-up woman was great, but I expected more professionalism from the hairdressers.

Reviewed On 10/01/2011 by a member

We had such an amazing time at the Hotel Hershey. They took great care and time before the wedding day to help us plan every last detail of our special day. We had our reception hall in the Castillian Room and it was absolutely gorgeous. Everyt…

hing that night was perfect and we didn’t have to worry about a thing. The food was delicious and the service was great. And the gardens in back are a perfect place for photos. My only complaint is that we ordered a 5 tier wedding cake for 100 guests because we wanted an impressive cake and for our guests to be served large pieces. The size of the pieces was only average and when we went to get our left over cake the following day, because there was a lot, we were told they had thrown it away! They are making us a new one now to correct the problem, so make sure you let them know you want your cake if you use this vendor, haha. But overall the night was magical and I had my dream wedding because of the hotel staff.

Reviewed On 8/20/2011 by Heather S

The venue is gorgeous and spacious.The food and cake were amazing.The service staff was attentive and great throughout the evening.The only complaint I had was that I only saw the hotel’s wedding coordinator once throughout the day and th…

at they had booked a wedding rehearsal immediately following my wedding.

Reviewed On 8/01/2011 by Lydia M

There is no competition, if you’re going to get married, do it at the Hotel Hershey!They went above and beyond my expectations.I couldn’t even believe my eyes when I walked into our reception.Heather Hoffman, the wedding coordinator for t…

he hotel, did everything from steaming my gown and ironing the guys hankercheifs, to making sure every last minute detail went as planned.She is hard to get ahold of at times because she is so busy, but totally worth it in the end.I mean every time I turned around to ask for something, she was right behind me with it already in her hands!I want to get married again just so i can do it all over at this amazing hotel!

Reviewed On 6/21/2011 by Jill S

The Hershey Gardens was absolutely beautiful and the perfect place to get married!!Everyone at the Hotel Hershey was wonderful!As well, everyone at the spa worked so hard to give me my dream hair and make-up for the wedding!

Reviewed On 8/26/2010 by Natalie K

Growing up, I always wanted to have my wedding at The Hotel Hershey.It was a dream scenario, and when my parents told me it was possible, I knew I could expect nothing less than perfection.From the overall venue to the food, to the gardens …

to the accomodations, my husband and I felt like a prince and princess.The Hotel Hershey is the best place to have a wedding if you’re looking for the fairytale.The wedding coordinator there, Heather Hoffman, is the best.She was extremely accommodating and organized.She made our vision come to life.Our guests are still talking about it!

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