Wedding Barn | Lancaster County, PA | Melhorn Manor

The Barn Wedding of Your Dreams

Melhorn Manor is a historic property located on West Main Street in Mount Joy, Pennsylvania. The property includes an exquisite, longstanding stone house, three historic barns, and ample parking that can accommodate large group events. The grounds of this rural property include a gazebo, pond and fountain, creating many ideal photo opportunities.

The property is currently owned by the fourth generation of the Melhorn family, husband and wife team Allory and Jessica, who were also the first couple to get married at Melhorn Manor in the fall of 2017. Allory is a retired diesel technician who comes from a family with deep roots in Mount Joy, PA. Jessica recently retired from the teaching profession to run Melhorn Manor's event venue full-time.

Together the couple has renovated and revitalized this historic property, taking care to retain the original historic charm of the buildings and barns. Many of the 1800s and 1900s architectural elements of the original barns remain, including original wood beams, stone walls, and wood flooring. The newly renovated property also offers many upgrades including landscaping improvements, climate control for year-round events, elevator, catering prep station, modern dressing areas with plenty of space and light and a man-cave style groom's area complete with big screen TV and gaming area.

At Melhorn Manor, we're here to provide an elegant, yet affordable location for all your special events. We can't wait to meet you!

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The team at Melhorn Manor

Meet the Team at Melhorn Manor

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Allory Melhorn

Allory Melhorn

Hi! My name is Allory Melhorn and I am the fourth-generation co-owner of Melhorn Manor with my wife, Jessica Melhorn. The farm on which Melhorn Manor is located has been in my family for a little over 100 years, dating back to 1919, when the property was originally owned by my Great Grandfather, Christian Arthur Melhorn. The Melhorns are deeply rooted in Mount Joy and have played a very large role in shaping the town into what it is today!

I was born and raised right here in Mount Joy, PA by my father, John Melhorn, and mother, Sandra Melhorn. I went to Kraybill Mennonite School for K-8 then graduated from Lancaster Mennonite High School (LMH) in 2009. After graduating from LMH, I went to Universal Technical Institute (UTI) in Exton, PA. Then finally Graduated from UTI's Phoenix, Arizona location with a degree in Diesel Technology specializing in Cummins Diesel Engines in 2011. After graduating from UTI, I was the shop manager for my father and mother at their poultry hauling company, Melhorn Sales, Service and Trucking Company.

In December of 2013 my father passed away. Little did I know this would be the beginning of the creation of Melhorn Manor. I met Jess in 2014 and we got engaged in December 2016. We purchased the property, soon to be known as Melhorn Manor, from my mother in the Spring of 2017. After performing ten months of renovations to the property, Jess and I were the first couple to get married at Melhorn Manor!

Being raised in a family of business owners, it has always been a dream of mine to go into business myself and I am so thankful for the opportunity! During the weekdays you can find me meeting new couples and giving tours of the property, handling social media posts and marketing for our business, overseeing projects around the venue, and traveling to local businesses to pick up and return rental items for weekend events. On wedding and event days, you can find me overseeing each event to create a stress-free, seamless experience. I have such a huge passion for helping others and planning their special day! It brings me so much joy to watch others enjoy our property of which I have many great memories growing up. I cannot wait to meet you and assist you in planning one of the biggest milestones of your life!

Jessica Melhorn

Jessica Melhorn

Hello! My name is Jessica Melhorn. My husband, Allory Melhorn, and I are the co-owners of Melhorn Manor. One crazy day back in August 2016, Allory (my boyfriend at the time), came to me and asked if I wanted to own my own wedding venue. I looked at him in shock and disbelief that he wanted to own and operate a wedding venue, but in one short year, the dream became our reality! Allory proposed on December 17, 2016. We started our business and renovated the property in the Spring and Summer of 2017, and then opened our doors on September 30, 2017, our wedding day!

I was born in Ithaca, New York, while my father was finishing his graduate degree at Cornell University. My family moved back to Pennsylvania and I grew up in the Reading area, graduating from Wilson High School in 2004. I played soccer and volleyball while in school and you could always find me at our home football games and men's volleyball games cheering on the Bulldogs! After high school, I received my Elementary and Special Education teaching degree from Millersville University, graduating in 2009. I have worked for over fourteen years in the service industry as a server and bar tender as well as ten years in the field of education. You can also find me in the church nursery loving on babies every Sunday morning at LCBC Manheim Campus.

I made the very difficult decision to stop teaching (for now) after having our son, Miles Melhorn, in August 2020. Miles is such a joy and blessing in our lives and is the mascot around Melhorn Manor. He loves blowing kisses to all of our couples and their guests and can be found on the dance floor any chance he can get! He is a night owl, which works great with the wedding and event schedule, and loves leaves and flowers more than anyone I know! He would stay outside and play all day long in any and all weather, especially the rain, if I would let him! Miles makes our hearts so full and we couldn't be more excited to watch him grow and learn the ins and outs of the business world and wedding and event industry!

I absolutely love helping and blessing others any chance I can get! I personally meet with all couples three months and one month out from their special day to help coordinate and answer any questions they have. I love getting to know our couples and helping them plan and ease the stress along the way. I also orchestrate all ceremony rehearsals and can be found coordinating and assisting wherever needed on the day-of to assure all details go exactly as planned. I do everything I can to ensure our couples' special day is perfect, stress-free, and full of love! I can't wait to meet you and help you plan your dream wedding!

Brooke Kreider

Brooke Kreider

Hi, my name is Brooke Kreider. I am a wife, a mom, the Event Manager and Property Manager at Melhorn Manor. With two boys at home each day is unique and a day at The Manor is no different. I take pride in the various roles I have for each wedding or event.

On the weekends you will see me walking around the property working on behind-the-scenes details for the day's event, but you can also find me behind the bar serving drinks from time to time. I enjoy helping people create their perfect wedding or event memories and do everything I can to make the day go as smoothly as possible.

When there is no wedding or event you can still find me at The Manor preparing for the next one. This could include a variety of tasks from tidying up the barns, changing floor plans, or maintaining the gardens outside. I can't wait to meet you while helping make sure that you have the event you dreamed of and the memories that will last a lifetime!

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