Bell Manor is a mid-nineteenth century house with qualities and
structure of Italianate architecture, circa 1868, that offered girls
an alternative to the rustic lodges and cabins and allowed them the
opportunity to experience life in the Victorian era of the 1800s. Bell
Manor has undergone renovations over the past several years and is
host to several annual programs including a Bell Manor Tea and the Old
Fashioned Harvest Festival.
Private Events at Bell Manor
Receptive to Receptions
Bell Manor Mansion is a charming gathering space for small
business groups, intimate banquets, dinners and parties. The historic
renovations capture the charm of an era long past but allow visitors
to create a theme relevant to the occasion. This facility can
accommodate up to 100 people for a cocktail-like setting or 75 seated
at tables. Groups can prepare a meal in the mansion’s commercial
kitchen or provide a catered meal. A sound system and podium are available.
A great venue for your intimate wedding
weddings historic Bell Manor Mansion is a perfect fit. Elegant country
manors are among the venues where a bride and groom can hold their
wedding ceremony and reception while enjoying a beautiful setting that
is just the right size for celebrating with family and good friends.
In lieu of vast ballrooms and halls smaller locations provide a
variety of unique spaces from which the wedding event can unfold. The
historic 1860s James Bell Manor House is an architectural landmark
from the gilded age. Couples often tie the knot in the Hemlock Knolls
Park and gardens, and then take a ceremonial walk to the Bell Manor
House for their reception. Guests can take guided private tours of the
house in between the ceremony and reception, all while taking in
magnificent views of the peaceful Susquehanna River.
Reconnect with Nature
Tucked among the oak and hickory trees are cabins and tents for
group meetings and camping. Beautiful Bell Manor House, a
late-eighteen sixties mansion with qualities and structure of
Italianate architecture, provides an elegant alternative to the rustic
cabins and provides meeting and dining space for intimate gatherings.
Most of Camp Conowingo facilities are available April through
October. The Bell Manor House is available year-round. Perfect for day
or overnight events, the facilities at Camp Conowingo offer a range of
overnight camping options that include rustic platform tents, yurts
and cabins. A large air conditioned dining hall, with adjacent
swimming pool and bathrooms, provides an excellent venue for company
meetings and picnics and school and youth group outings. An additional
cooking facility is located within the woods located near Bell Manor Mansion.
Your group can experience many activities while at Camp Conowingo.
Businesses and groups can engage in team-building activities—high and
low ropes challenges, geo-caching and rock-wall climbing. A small
paddling pond can be explored in a canoe. If exploring on your own try
the hiking trails that wind throughout the camp grounds or take a
relaxing ride on horseback, you can also test your aim at the archery
range. These activities are dependent on trained staff and/or