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Come See Us This Weekend at the Best Bridal Event

Everhart wedding by Megan Brenneman,

Everhart wedding at Lake Raystown Resort Lodge and Conference Center, Entriken, PA (photo by Megan Photography)

Our little niche of The Alleghenies that we like to call the Raystown Lake Region (RLR for short) is visually stunning, laid-back, and most of all, fun!  Doesn’t that sound like a good set of adjectives for a wedding?  With the development over the past five years at the Lake Raystown Resort Lodge & Conference Center, C. Barton McCann School of Art, PA National Guard Readiness Center, and Brookmere Winery, not to mention dozens of large vacation homes and repurposed barns that have doubled as banquet facilities, the RLR has become a very popular destination for weddings.

If you or someone you know is engaged, celebrating a milestone anniversary, family or class reunion, bring them out on Sunday to the Blair County Convention Center for the Best Bridal Event.  The Huntingdon County Visitors Bureau will be there with our brand-new visitors guide, local artist, Leah Davis Dell of Vintage Art Glass and the Foxy Grape Bead Shop.  We’ll help you locate facilities in the region that are just-right for your big day and in your price range, places for you and your guests to stay, and will also help you to identify some very talented individuals that can help you with all of your wedding needs from photography to flowers, harpists to caricature artists, and more.  Some of our favorites will be there with their own booths also!

It doesn’t matter to us whether you are planning a wedding, a reunion, or an anniversary celebration.  We’ll be happy to meet you and your needs!

Best Bridal Event
Sunday, March 18, 2012
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Blair County Convention Center
One Convention Center Drive, Altoona, PA

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From This Moment: Is a destination wedding in the Raystown Region right for you?

by Susan Penning
Destination weddings, which are essentially getaways that combine both the wedding and honeymoon, are becoming an increasingly popular alternative to traditional weddings.
There are many reasons why more and more couples are choosing destination weddings.
  • They have family all across the country (or world) and most guests will need to travel regardless of where the wedding is located.
  • They yearn for a more intimate gathering. The guest list of a destination wedding is typically smaller, which allows a couple to indulge in extra luxuries for closest friends and family.
  • They are looking for something unique as this is a second marriage – or they are renewing their wedding vows.
  • They want to save themselves the money (and stress) associated with planning a large wedding and they would prefer to elope somewhere picturesque and relaxing.
 For couples desiring a spectacular and memorable destination wedding experience, the Raystown Region may be the perfect spot. The area offers dozens of locations for both indoor and outdoor weddings and receptions as well as countless choices for romantic honeymoon accommodations.
For example, weddings are a specialty at the elegant Lake Raystown Resort, Lodge and Conference Center, which overlooks beautiful Raystown Lake – known as the crown jewel of Pennsylvania. With multiple indoor and outdoor ceremony and reception sites and a variety of lodging options for the wedding party and guests, the resort is a popular place where marriages begin, or are rekindled.
The C. Barton McCann School of Art, situated on 250 pristine acres between Huntingdon and State College, is a unique event venue that boasts one of central Pennsylvania’s most spectacular backdrops. The soon-to-be bride and groom may choose from five indoor or outdoor facilities with several different configurations to suit their needs.
Other popular wedding sites in the Raystown Region include Hawn’s Overlook at the Raystown Lake Recreation Area, the Huntingdon Country Club, Lincoln Caverns and Whisper Rocks, Seven Points Marina and the Stone Valley Recreation Area.
For more information on these destinations and more, visit  
About the Author:
Susan Penning is Director of Member Services for Valley Rural Electric Cooperative, and resides with her husband in Hesston.
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