Susquehanna Club

Hours of Operation (Office Hours)

MondayClosed
Tuesday9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Wednesday9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Thursday9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Friday9 a.m.-3 p.m.
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed
U.S. Federal HolidaysClosed

Contact Us

Mifflin Avenue
Bldg. 79

Tel: (717) 770-3030

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Susquehanna Club

From the moment you enter the building, an aura of tranquility encompasses your being as relaxation begins to take hold of you in a subtle way.

Travel back a bit in time through our beautifully restored, historic barn as the hour of the day loses its importance.


Enjoy the warm atmosphere inside from the gentle decor to fine furnishings and beyond.

With our extraordinary views of the majestic Susquehanna River, you'll find the Susquehanna Club to be as memorable as it is inviting.

Weddings, Corporate Business Meetings, Conferences, and Seminars, Private Parties, Family Reunions and many other events can be accommodated by the Susquehanna Club.

New Cumberland's best kept secret!

Let us show you why the Susquehanna Club is the perfect location for your next gathering or special event.

Wedding Ceremonies

Plan your Perfect Wedding with the Susquehanna Club!

We would like to thank you for allowing us the opportunity to show you the professional banquet packages available at the Susquehanna Club. Our staff strives to excel in every aspect of our business. From our chef to our custodial personnel, our first priority is always our customer. We look forward to every event as if it were our own.

Rates:

  • Ceremony in the reception room with guests sitting at their dinner tables: $300. 
  • Additional "Ceremony Room" on a Saturday: $2500. 
  • Additional "Ceremony Room" Sunday through Friday: $500.
  • Outdoor Ceremony: $1000 rental plus $2.00 per chair.

A message from Club Manager, Sharen:

Congratulations to you both... First, let me begin by wishing you both sincere congratulations on your recent engagement. What a wonderful and happy time it must be for you both. In addition, let me take this opportunity to thank you for considering the Susquehanna Club for your forthcoming Wedding Reception.

Rich in history, the Susquehanna Club is a lavishly renovated German Bank Barn with an outstanding view of the Susquehanna River which provides you with a venue of your dreams. This beautifully renovated facility provides the perfect setting for your wedding.

From intimate to extravagant, our team of professionals will be there to ensure your wedding day will be unforgettable and uniquely yours because we understand you want every detail to be perfect.

At the Susquehanna Club, we believe every wedding should be a uniquely individual occasion. We have the expertise to ensure your day goes effortlessly so it becomes one of the most memorable days of your new life together.

We would be delighted to show you around the Club at a convenient time for you both. Should you like, our team is available at your discretion to sit down and have an informal chat regarding your thoughts, plans and wishes for your day.

We welcome the opportunity of getting to know both of you and to assist in your preparations for creating a wedding day that will be filled with memories you will cherish forever.

Again, thank you for this opportunity.

Warmest Regards,

- Sharen, Club Manager

Wedding Menu & Pricing

Susquehanna Club Food & Beverage Menus

Let us show you why The Susquehanna Club is the perfect location for your next large gathering or special event.

Other Events

Additional Functions are always welcome at the Susquehanna Club, and the following are a few examples of the types of functions we can accommodate.

  • Anniversary’s
  • Class Reunions
  • Birthday Parties
  • Showers
  • Rehearsal Dinners
  • Corporate Events
  • Retirements
  • Sports Banquets
  • Group Gatherings
  • Meetings

Please feel free to contact us if you have a meeting, convention or other event you would like to have hosted at our club.

Policies & Procedures

Dear Madam or Sir,

I want to thank you for allowing us the opportunity to show you the professional banquet packages available at the Susquehanna Club. Our staff strives to excel in every aspect of our business. From our chef to our custodial personnel, our first priority is always our customer.

We look forward to every event as if it were our own. Our entire staff will be assisting you, although I will be primarily responsible for your affair, our sales office personnel will be familiar with your plans and are available to answer any of your questions.

Again, I thank you for this opportunity.

Sharen, Club Manager


The following policies will assist our staff in providing you and your guests with a special and memorable event.

Reception Room Rental:

$400.00

Ceremonies:

  • Ceremony in the reception room with guests sitting at their dinner tables: $400.
  • Additional "Ceremony Room" on a Saturday: $2,500. 
  • Additional "Ceremony Room" Sunday through Friday: $500.
  • Outdoor Ceremony: $1,000 rental plus $2 per chair.
  • Outdoor Hors d'oeuvres: $1,000 rental plus $2 per chair, $5 per table.

Deposit:

$1000 - Deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Guest Count and Payment:

To properly prepare for your special event we appreciate receiving:

  • Your menu selection and full estimated payment 60 days in advance.
  • Personal checks are not accepted up to two months prior to your event.  Visa, Mastercard, cash and bank checks are accepted.
  • List of Names, guest count and seating chart 7 days in advance, this will be considered a guarantee and is not subject to reduction. 
  • Children’s prices: 6-12 years =1/2 price, children 5 and under = Free (children not included in minimum count).

Minimum Guest Counts

Riverside Main Ballroom
Saturdays 100 135
Sunday through Friday 50 50
Maximum Seating 150 220
  • Sunday through Friday package prices are discounted $2.00 per person (with the exception of the month of December).
  • Time limitation on Ballrooms is 5 hours. 
  • There will be $500.00 charge for the use of Glitter/Confetti in the Susquehanna Club.
  • Tapered candles or bubbles may not be used in the Susquehanna Club. All candles must be dripless, self contained and pre-approved. A $30 dollar charge will be assessed for any wax dripped on to table cloths.
  • Open or cash bars: A service charge of $75 per bartender will apply if sales of $400 per bartender are not attained.
  • No one under 21 years of age will be permitted to consume alcohol.
  • No food or beverage is permitted to be brought into the facility without prior approval. (exception: wedding cake). 
  • No food may be taken from the club.
  • Installation Commander reserves the right to cancel or change any function.

DLA Installation Support Access Policy

The DLA Installation access policy effective May 1, 2009.

Full Name is needed for every guest 16 years of age and older.  The list must be in alphabetical order by last name and provided 5 days prior to the event. Vendors can be added to the bottom of the page and labeled vendors.

All individuals must have an official photo ID and checked against the list to gain access to the Susquehanna Club.  Official ID is state ID (provided by PENNDOT), driver’s license, high school ID, passport, military ID or CAC card.

Please use Post 1 on Ross Avenue to access the Susquehanna Club.

If you have questions or concerns regarding this policy please contact me at (717) 770-3030.

Sharen, Susquehanna Club Manager

Susquehanna Club Location and Directions

POST 1 Susquehanna Club Entrance

Directions from Turnpike and 83:

  • Take exit 242 to I-83 South
  • Stay on Ramp, take exit 39A (Lewisberry)
  • Make a Right at Stop Sign onto Lewisberry Road
  • Turn Left at the Fourth Light onto Old York Road
  • Turn Right at the Second Light onto Ross Avenue
  • Stop at Base Gate and present your ID
  • Proceed to the Susquehanna Club (first left)

Susquehanna Club History

SQ-Susquehanna_Club_Photo 1941

Photo taken in 1941

Defense Distribution Susquehanna Pennsylvania installation located at New Cumberland, Pennsylvania, bears little resemblance to the structure from which it originated. Following is a brief history of what was once known as the Fairview Farm and its surrounding area.

Situated in the lower half of the village of New Market toward the South Mountains, the Fairview Farm occupied a desirable location along the Susquehanna River near the mouth of the Yellow Breeches Creek, in northern Fairview Township. Chronologically known in earlier days as Chambers', Chesney's, Simpson's ferry property, and Cherry Lane Farm, this spot was on the route much traveled from Philadelphia and Lancaster to Carlisle, and points south and west. Earlier still, a famous pathway for the Convoy and Shawanese Indians, observable from the Susquehanna River banks between the mouths of both the Yellow Breeches and Fishing Creek, crossed through this land.

In the early 1700's, John Harris, father of the founder of Harrisburg, owned the land along the Susquehanna River from New Cumberland to the Fairview Farm. He was an Indian trader, and at the mouth of the Yellow Breeches was a considerable Indian village. The locally born, U.S. Army and Revolutionary War veteran General Michael Simpson purchased the Fairview Farm along with the ferry rights across the River, in 1784. General Simpson made many improvements to the property. He built an elegant stone mansion on the farm, and in 1794, had the honor of entertaining as his guest, President George Washington, making his return from the Whisky Insurrection. Henry Mosser and William Culbertson laid out the village of New Market just north of the farm in 1807. General Simpson died at his home in June of 1813. A year later, the property was purchased by Jacob Miller Haldeman.

Jacob Haldeman was a successful business owner and land developer. He bought the water rights at the mouth of the Yellow Breeches in 1806, along with a dam and forge. During the War of 1812, he supplied the Government arsenal with his superior iron. He envisioned a town that could compete with Harrisburg, founded in 1785 and established as the capital of Pennsylvania in 1812, and purchased forty-five acres of land along the Susquehanna River in 1811; about a year later he purchased an additional twenty-six acres. This two-land acquisition was called Haldemantown. However, the deed to that property was recorded as the town of "Cumberland", at the Cumberland County Court House in Carlisle.

With the successful growth of Cumberland, a U.S. Post Office was established in August 1827. Claiming a conflict with mail addressed to Cumberland, Maryland, the U.S. Government changed the name of the Post Office to "New" Cumberland. Eventually by 1831, the town fathers of Cumberland reluctantly accepted the "New". The community was elevated to the status of "Borough," and the village of New Cumberland was officially and permanently, established.

After acquiring the former Simpson Farm, Haldeman resold it for a profit, and then repurchased it with improvements. Known then as the Haldeman's Fairview Farm, the total property included 400 acres of land at the cost of $15,500. The fertile land below the property was at one time a swamp with the Marsh Run passing through it, also purchased by Haldeman, it became the Marsh Run Farm. In September of 1830, Jacob deeded the properties to a son, J. C. Haldeman to inherit upon reaching 21 years of age. Although the magnificent mansion built by the General was destroyed by fire around 1880, the farms remained in the Haldeman family, deeded to J. C.'s wife, Elizabeth H. Longnecker, until 1917.

In 1917, most of the Haldeman estate, including the 231 acre Cherry Lane Farm, and the 57 acre Marsh Run Farm, became part of 832 acres purchased from eight local farmers by the U.S. Government, authorized by President Woodrow Wilson to build a storage depot for the U.S. Army. Completed by early April 1918 and referred originally as the Marsh Run Storage Depot, the installation was renamed the New Cumberland Army Depot in 1962, and in 1997, the DDC was established as the Headquarters for the Defense Distribution Depot Susquehanna, PA.

Used today for dining and social functions, the Susquehanna Club is a renovated German bank barn recorded as being located directly north of the Haldeman mansion. Since belonging to the U.S. Military, it was used to house the horses and mules that pulled the depot supply wagons, a stock barn with a capacity holding up to 30 animals. By the beginning of the 1940's, most all of the original farm buildings, including several other barns, had been demolished. This remaining barn had the good fortune to be designated as a future Officer's "Mess Hall", or Club. Major renovations began in May of 1942 to rehabilitate and convert the 56' by 100' barn into an Officer's Club, and eventually, the Susquehanna Club. A recent addition to the structure offers a splendid view of its one constant companion for more than one hundred years, the Susquehanna River.

To learn more about what The Susquehanna Club offers regarding usage for social functions and dining, contact the club manager at (717) 770-3030.

 

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