Eicher is the perfect venue for any event!


The serene setting of Eicher Arts Center in the heart of Ephrata makes for a beautiful setting that is conveniently located. There is ample parking, as the Eicher Arts Center is located in the same area as the picturesque Thomas P. Grater Community Park, the American Legion and Ephrata Performing Arts Center. The large, yet intimate, Grand Room is perfect for social gatherings, receptions, baby showers, etc. The large porch, and even larger green space outdoors, means there is a lot of areas for your guests to explore! It has a very large kitchen that was created with your caterer in mind. There is a beautiful loft upstairs with a small back room and a large oval table, perfect for a conference or a place to get ready for your wedding.

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Historic, Rustic Beauty Surrounded by nature

The greenery & lush surroundings at the Eicher Arts Center is truly spectacular. It is nestled in a beautiful wooded area next to the bubbling Cocalico Creek, making it the perfect place to appreciate the nature's beauty. The actual building has been restored using wood from surrounding rural areas & barns, making an authentic rustic place full of character.

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Fully Customizable

The spaces at Eicher Arts Center have the ability to be fully customized. It is an open canvas ready to be set up for your event needs! In most cases, you can set-up & decorate the day before your event and it will be ready on the day, making your event stress-free. There are outlets all over the interior, and exterior, which makes decorating extremely convenient.

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Incredible Customer Service

The caretakers, Jim & Joan DeFilippis, have coordinated over 200 events at the Eicher Arts Center, and have put their heart and soul into this beautiful venue. They will go out of their way to make sure your day is absolutely perfect, no matter what the event is!


Weddings at the Eicher Arts Center are truly spectacular. This venue is very unique, in the fact that you get to set up the space exactly how you'd like! Jim & Joan work with you to make sure you have the ability to arrive early (sometimes even the day before your event!) to set up the space exactly how you envisioned it.

When you book your wedding at the Eicher Arts Center, it is not like other venues whereas they usually collect a deposit and don't see you until your wedding day. At Eicher, Jim and Joan work with you very closely, including multiple meetings during your planning time to make sure your needs are met, in order to make sure your wedding day is exactly as you dreamed it to be!

Maps of the grounds are available to help plan your day perfectly!

Photographs courtesy of Stacey Hammarberg


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We would love to host your event, whether it be a private party, wedding, public gathering, or something unique! Click below to contact us about booking your event!