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Whether you’re party planning for a major occasion or organizing a small event, Strasburg Rail Road is the unique event venue you’re looking for. Able to host both large and small parties for a variety of celebrations, it’s the perfect place to gather.

Keep reading to see 4 different occasions and reasons to consider Strasburg Rail Road as one of your unique event venues to choose from, with everything we have to offer.

1. The Perfect Event Space For Birthday Party

If you’re looking for a venue to make a birthday celebration all the more exciting and exhilarating, consider hosting the party on one of Strasburg’s steam trains!

Not only can you reserve an entire train car for a 45-minute trip to Paradise and back, but our staff will gladly assist in creating a catered menu specifically for your party. And then you can enjoy your food indoors on one of the train cars, or outdoors in a picnic grove.

If you would like, you and your party may also do the train ride, and then come to our brand new Lefever Hall to continue your event. Not only can it entertain up to 50 people, but has access to beautiful views of the Amish landscape and is near Cafe 1832 for catering needs.

Strasburg Rail Road is also happy to accommodate any age for a fun day out for a train-themed birthday party. You’ll even find that for children 11 and under, we have Train Birthday Party Packages to choose from to help make the day special while offering affordable prices.

Do note that pricing is subject to change. Birthday parties cannot be offered during these special event trains::

2. A Memorable Venue For Your Wedding and Vow Renewals

Your wedding should be an unforgettable occasion celebrated surrounded by those who love and support your happiness. While there may be many unique wedding locations to choose from, Strasburg Rail Road can most certainly serve as a beautiful venue for your big day!

What sets Strasburg Rail Road apart from other venues you may ask? Well, we offer several timeless train cars for the ceremony/vow renewal to take place. 

The cars themselves are elegant, carry a history that is unique to each of them, and provide a lovely space for you and your guests to gather. A perfect place to celebrate together while creating life-long memories to be cherished.

These cars include:

And when it’s time for the reception, consider hosting it in our Lefever Hall.

A close up on a mother and child in an outdoor picnic area with a train in the background.

3. Find Unique Venues For Corporate Events With Us

If you’re looking to create a fun outing for your business, consider hosting an event on one of Strasburg Rail Road’s trains. Explore the railroads and learn about the rich history our trains and venues carry while bonding with your corporate team. 

It’s a great place to explore while building important connections with coworkers, as businesses see that over 50% of employees have stayed at a company because they felt they were part of a team. Though these outings may be minor, they can hold significant  impacts.

Take a ride on one of our Open Air or Coach cars or elevate your event and try one of our First Class cars for an unforgettable experience riding the rails. If your group requires any assistance in planning activities to choosing dinner packages, we are more than willing to help to make this a true bonding experience for your business.

4. The Perfect Opportunity to Join Our Motorcoach Tour Groups

If you’re planning an event and looking for something outdoors and adventurous, then we strongly recommend joining us for one of our motorcoach tours.

Along with being able to experience even more of the breathtaking Lancaster County scenery, our tours give participants the opportunity to ride in our renowned steam trains and learn a bit of history surrounding Strasburg and the area.

You can even dine aboard the Lee E. Brenner dining car to reserve a specialty lunch, or stop by Cafe 1832 for some delicious discounted lunches. There’s so much going on here, you don’t want to miss out on experiencing everything Lancaster has to offer!

Discount Information and Guidelines

Strasburg Rail Road is indeed an excellent place to pick among other unique event venues. With our wide variety of groups we can host, fascinating venues and halls for receptions, and the plethora of history to share, planning an event with us is a great opportunity!

Continue reading below for more information on how to get discounts and important policies to be aware of:

Group Pricing and Special Offers

  • Consider coming in groups of ten or more to receive special rates and benefits. These may include:

Group Ticket Policies

It is very important to be aware of the following information when booking groups in advance:

  • Registration must be made at least two weeks in advance
  • Up to 500 guests may be accommodated
  • Group/Group rate discount(s) do not apply to/are not available for:
  • Bus parking and group drop-off locations may very from normal spots due to the following tentative 2024 Day Out With Thomas event dates:
    • June 15 – 17; 20 – 24, 2024
    • September 19 – 23, 2024

Ready to start planning your group outing with us? See our full list of Group Activities and Private Events for more information on how to send in your request to come and visit us!