Columbia-Montour Quarterly Vol. 8: April-June 2023

to being environmentally friendly she told me “We believe in opening a conversation with our guests. If we can help young couples make decisions to be more aware of their impact on the environment, that’s a good start.” Lisa and Doug also want everyone to feel included – they believe in the beauty and reverence in nature, and all are welcome. Several accommodations are available at the Pump House, including the Manifold House, a freestanding brick cottage often used as the honeymoon suite. The Catawissa Cabin (formerly the telegraph office) is a three- room cabin situated a short walk away from Catawissa Creek. The Season House contains beautifully decorated suites, featuring Doug’s stunning tile work. There are even tiny houses available to rent! For weddings and other events, The Brick Barn Hall can accommodate 160 guests and features high ceilings, abundant natural light through the tall warehouse windows, exposed brick walls and steel beams, rustic barn doors, and an open floor plan distinctive enough to stand on its own. The smaller, more intimate Studio Hall will accommodate up to 75 guests and is adorned with Doug’s original artwork. Learn more about this fascinating piece of history and its amazing transformation at And keep it in mind if you’re looking for a unique wedding venue or a quiet getaway next time you’re in the region! •

The two foreman’s homes during renovations.

Post renovation, the homes are perfect for wedding parties!

Situated creekside, the Pump House’s woodland ceremony spot makes for intimate nuptials.


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