We are always excited to share the beauty of our unique venue with new friends. This Laurel Highlands bed and breakfast boasts private, landscaped grounds, a charming 18th century village, log chapel, tavern, rustic reception hall, running waterwheel, beautiful meadows, breathtaking backdrops and private accommodations are just a few of the exclusive offerings awaiting your own personal touches to create the wedding of your dreams!
What is Jimberg?
Jimberg is a private, faux 18th century village created on the property and named after the owner of Oak Lodge. A winding road leads you past a working waterwheel (perfect for photo opportunities) and ends into a secret village of rustic buildings, each one proudly welcoming you to explore their unique characteristics (all building in the village are wheelchair accessible).
The Chapel (Capacity 125)
The Chapel at Oak Lodge is a unique rustic chapel standing gracefully in the center of Jimberg. The Chapel was built from hand-hewn logs reclaimed from local barns, some of them well over 200 years old. The logs sit on a foundation of local rocks, each one hand picked to uphold The Chapel’s splendid stature.
The rustic elegance flows into The Chapel through the hand-crafted front doors, maintaining the same natural presence on the inside with the handmade wooden pews and 12 foot stone cross standing tall at the altar. Soft lighting and 21 radiant stained glass windows fill The Chapel with a warm glow. The Chapel is handicap accessible, welcomes all denominations and includes modern day comforts of central heat and air conditioning.
Mercantile Hall (Capacity 150)
Mercantile Hall is a 3000 square foot gathering place for large events and receptions. A 10’ x 140’ covered deck welcomes guests and protects them from the elements as they enjoy the outdoor sights and sounds of Jimberg. Like The Chapel, Mercantile Hall is also constructed of reclaimed barn wood and beams. The interior exudes rustic elegance with the glow of seven chandeliers and natural beauty of five varieties of hardwood plank flooring harvested from the property. Mercantile Hall is equipped with the convenience of a large prep area for catering staff and new Men’s and Women’s Restroom facilities.
Tally Ho Tavern
At the far end of Jimberg sits our very own log tavern. Tally Ho Tavern is the ideal setting for your cocktails and hors’duevres. The Tavern’s beautiful copper fireplace and handcrafted log furniture create a cozy, whimsical atmosphere in which your guests won’t want to leave.
Penn Place is our oldest and most primitive log structure. It was moved from an original location south of the University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg campus. The property that this log dwelling was originally built on can be traced back to property owned by the grandson of William Penn, John Penn. Therefore, we felt it appropriate to name it “Penn Place.” It truly adds authentic character to the village of Jimberg. A step inside will definitely take you back in time. This also the gathering spot for Breakfast each morning!