LGBT Events

The Woodlands Inn is the perfect location to fulfill your commitment because we care about your special day as much as you do. We are dedicated to the promise that “happily ever after” begins with a memorable event.

Planning and orchestrating a Commitment Ceremony requires the coordination of countless details. We have been designing events for over 40 years and have established ourselves as the premier catering facility in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Our team of expert professionals oversee the design and preparations of catered events that are distinct, elegant, romantic and stylish. Whatever preference you and your partner have, the Woodlands Inn has beautiful settings indoors and out to make your commitment ceremony a wonderful lasting memory.

LGBT-img1From flowers to decor, accommodations to spa service, elegant meals and romantic settings. The Woodlands Inn is your one stop resource for your special day!

The Woodlands Inn is committed to supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals and families in our community.

We are committed to providing the finest in accommodations and serving as the premier gay wedding venue in Northeastern Pennsylvania – especially now that marriage equality has arrived in our state (5/20/14).

We know the important issues affecting the LGBT population here in Northeastern Pennsylvania and have been recognized by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Rainbow Alliance and LGBT Center of NEPA for our ongoing commitment to equality and fairness for all.

J&P-wedding1LGBT individuals and families will find their visits to the Woodlands Inn comfortable and welcoming experiences.

* The Woodlands Inn is the perfect location for your wedding ceremony and reception.  We can host ceremonies for six to six hundred in our ballrooms, outdoor grove, courtyard, and streamside deck.  The Woodlands Inn has specific LGBT-supportive wedding vendors.  If you are interested in this, just let us know when you come in for a tour.  Schedule a tour by calling 800-762-2222 ext. 333.

* We are frequent host to LGBT Ski Groups who ski at our partner Montage Mountain during the day and enjoy nightlife at nearby Twist Bar or at our Evolution Nightclub.  Learn about our Ski & Stay Packages by clicking here.

* The Woodlands Inn has hosted numerous events for LGBT individuals, families and organizations over the years and was honored to host the NEPA Rainbow Awards Gala on April 26, 2014 where we received the 2014 Rainbow Award for Outstanding Corporation.

* The Woodlands Inn has a non-discrimination policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity/expression.  For information about job openings, contact our human resources office at 570-824-9831. Our openly gay and transgender employees are treated with equality, fairness, and respect.


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The Woodlands is most definitely the place to be if you are LGBT. We explored the hotel for a few minutes and hit Shogun which has delicious food. Then we visited the jacuzzi. Neither Shogun nor Crescenzo’s were disappointments.  Montage Mountain was only a 20 minute drive and was a spectacularly fun time. The warm jetted jacuzzi was a relief for the sore snow muscles.  When we went to Twist we met Estella S. and [Woodlands team member] John D. We instantly felt like we belonged there. Everyone made it a point to welcome us. ” –Morgan S. (read on TripAdvisor)

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“I, and about 20 others, stayed at the Woodlands last weekend for a retreat involving volunteers for an LGBT advocacy organization. We do this retreat yearly, and The Woodlands has outshone our previous venues in terms of the quality and comfort of rooms, the high caliber of buffet food service (which can often be lackluster at corporate-style retreats), and especially the friendliness and attention to detail of the on-site staff.” Michael H. (read on TripAdvisor)