The Ellerslie Manor House (EMH), a historic property circa 1714, is located directly next to our outdoor ceremony space known as “the secret garden”. If having ceremony on the patio, the EMH serves as a lovely backdrop for photos. Originally, the Manor House was built on a large track of land and had a wheat farm behind it that later became a residential subdivision. The acreage in front of the Manor House was sold off and eventually became La Luna Banquet Hall. At the turn of the century, the house became known as The Ellerslie Manor House, named so after Ellerslie, the neighborhood of Bensalem it was located in. It is one of the oldest colonial period structures not only in Bensalem but in all of Bucks County.
After undergoing gentle renovations in the Fall of 2015, The EMH is now available for rental. The afternoon use is included with your wedding reception package on the day of your wedding as the getting-ready-and-taking-photos area, while overnight accommodations for 2 to 4 people can be booked as an option. On the first floor, there is a large entrance hall with a spectacular wrap-around original birds’ eye maple staircase spanning three full floors, the Groom’s Lounge featuring stately 10-foot ceilings, the groom’s dressing room, and a powder room tucked under the stairs. On the second floor, there are two large rooms, the bridal suite and the Honeymoon Suite, with a full spacious bathroom. There is a cozy loft den and an additional charming bedroom with a dormer window (aka The Chimney Room) on the 3rd floor. There is a little red barn on the grounds, a rustic backdrop for outdoor photos. Amenities include cable TV (two TV sets), free Wi-Fi, two refrigerators, a microwave, a hair dryer, and iron & ironing board.
Depending on availability, the EMH can be booked one day before and/or one day after the wedding. Currently, we only offer it to booked La Luna clients (not open to general public).
Early Rental (9:00 am) of The EMH on Day of Event (Subject to Availability) $95 + tax,
Daytime Rental (1:00 pm to end of the reception) Complimentary with wedding reception booking,
Overnight Rental of The EMH (Priority to the Couple of the Day) $275.00 + tax.
Come tour this exciting addition to our "boutique" venue that is sure to make your wedding day even more AMAZING!
Thank you to our gracious real wedding "models" Ashleigh & Dennis, Kim & Kylan, Brittany & Ralph, Melissa & Joe, Jessica & Scott, Renee & Kevin, Sandra & Matt, Tiffany & Matt, Delaina & Cuong, Monalisa & Ryan, Sean & Jeremy, Tracey & Gary, Allyson & Brandon, Christine & Richard, Kristin & Lisa, Angela & Matt, Kehinde & Daryn, Erika & Joe, Erin & Joe, Brittany & Patrick, Christine & Frank, Sherry & Jonatas, Leanne & Evan, Melissa & Joe, Jennifer & Richard, Becca and Bob, Jenna & Jay, Makenna and Rich, and their bridal parties. Photos courtesy of David Bellen Photography, EB Reynolds Studio, Michael's Photography, Photo Art Star Photography, Kathleen Roseboro Photography, Artistic Imagery, Bellemore Photography, Appletini Photography, and Tripod Photography.