McCann Weddings – Wedding Receptions in State College, PA
C. Barton McCann School of Art is unique venue for weddings in Central Pennsylvania Located just minutes from State College, Huntingdon, Altoona, Holidaysburg, and Lewistown PA. We offer several options for weddings, receptions, private parties, retreats, and professional gatherings. A wedding at C. Barton McCann School of Art sets the standard for elegance among nature. Situated on 250 acres of lush green forest, wild flowers, ferns, annuals, and perenials it is the ideal setting for the wedding of your dreams. Babbling brooks, streams and ponds offer unsurpassed serenity and beauty. Modern facilities created to blend perfectly with nature provide all the creature comforts. Founded in 2006 by David and Sandy Corneal, The McCann School of Art was created in loving memory of Mr. Corneal’s grandfather, Charles Barton McCann. Mr. McCann was an art teacher who had a passion for teaching art in nature to youth. Our event venue helps to fund scholarships for our students and to allow the passion to continue in future generations. Both outdoor and indoor spaces are available for ceremonies, receptions, retreats and parties of all types. One of our most popular ceremony sites is the Circle of Life Sculpture Garden. The Garden features sculptures imported from Florence, Italy. These sculptures form the circle of life; beginning with the Mother and Child and traveling through childhood, adolescence and adulthood. Culminating with a flock of birds flying off into the distance to symbolize eternity. Nuptials are typically performed under the imported wrought iron gazebo. Guests are seated in an area with lush grass surrounded by multicolored flowers, two lily ponds and a waterfall. Following the ceremony there is a perfect flow to cocktails in front of The Corneal Gallery. The Corneal Gallery can be open to your guests for guided tours while you are taking advantage of unlimited photographic opportunities. The Gallery is a multilevel awe-inspiring display of various art forms over many different time periods. Brides may also opt for lakeside cocktails on our white sandy beach or in various other creative options on property. The perfect flow then continues to either our large outdoor pavilion complete with ceiling fans, dimmer lights, built in speakers and many more modern conveniences or to our indoor facility, The Fern Hill Education Center. Again the theme of beauty, comfort and art surrounded by nature continues. Six indoor restrooms, air conditioning, heat and full kitchen are some of the features. We have lodging available on site offering tranquil settings for pre wedding preparations and post wedding privacy and relaxation. A beautiful cabin on the lake, a modern two-bedroom apartment overlooking the Sculpture Garden and a large refurbished farmhouse are available to rent. Above all, our helpful staff will guide you and your guests every step of the way. From the planning phase, to helping your guests park their cars upon arrival, to seeing that the ceremony, reception and clean up go smoothly, we will be there. We want your guests to be comfortable and relaxed, and most of all, we want you to enjoy your day. We at C. Barton McCann School of Art Weddings strive to make your wedding or gathering a unique, inviting experience. One your guests will talk about for years to come.