Events & Facility Features

Create your own moment in history at the historic "Overlook", the premier historic events venue on the river.

The Civic Club of Harrisburg is a one of a kind setting for your events. True to its name "Overlook", The Civic Club gives you panoramic views over looking the river and our magical garden.  The Overlook at The Civic Club of Harrisburg is the city's best kept secret, available to customize your special occasions year-round. 

This historic three-story Tudor-style building with a capacity of 150 - 200 has a dramatic ballroom overlooking the scenic Susquehanna River with a private, formal garden on a half acre.  We can accommodate indoor and outdoor events. A complete listing of of the architectural features and details of the facility are listed at the bottom of this page.

Facility Booking

To book your event you may schedule a tour by our Consultant or walk through with any one of the "Select Caterers".  

Contact The Civic Club of Harrisburg by clicking the button below or call 717-234-6736. Our Events Coordinator will contact you with 24-48 hours. Please email should you have any concerns.

Click here to view a Sample Rental Agreement



Event Gallery


Indoor Features:

  • Two floors are available with rich hardwood floors surrounded by handcrafted wood-paneled walls

  • First floor offers four rooms with easy access to the porch and garden areas

  • Historic, handcrafted woodwork throughout the building

  • Ballroom features full windows with a spectacular view of the Susquehanna River and Kunkle Plaza

  • 25' ceilings with three chandeliers (two tier lighting capability)

  • 300 square foot stage for head table, presentations or entertainment

  • Fully air-conditioned and heated

  • Large powder room suitable for bridal party dressing

  • Formal coat check room

  • Wi-Fi Internet access

  • 150 Chiavari mahogany chairs and 50 cherry padded business chairs

  • Chairlift for second floor access by those needing assistance

  • Baby Grand Piano on the first floor

Outdoor Features:

  • Situated on the banks of the scenic Susquehanna River

  • Wraparound porch with café style seating

  • Formal gardens

  • Intimate patio with Victorian benches

  • Ceremony sites - indoor and outdoor (or both)

  • Outdoor chairs NOT provided, and may be rented

  • Beautifully landscaped gardens surrounded by a stately stone wall

  • Off-street and other parking available.