Based in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Historic Hotel Bethlehem is an elegant city wedding venue in the greater Philadelphia area. From the painted murals to the decorative architecture, the hotel offers a vintage setting with a 1920's touch. Most importantly, the experienced and professional staff will help you plan an unforgettable day.
Facilities and Capacity
The city hotel wedding venue can accommodate up to 250 guests. Ceremonies can be held inside or outside. In the Grand Ballroom, guests will marvel at the sophisticated cocktail balconies and twinkling crystal chandeliers. The Mural Ballroom, which is ideal for slightly smaller gatherings, can host up to 130 guests and features stunning gilded columns.
At Historic Hotel Bethlehem, the attentive crew is committed to making your day absolutely perfect. They want to not only meet your expectations, but exceed them. Their services include:
- Event planning
- Event rentals
- Table numbers
The venue’s culinary team will carefully design a menu for your celebration. They offer a range of catering packages, including hors d’oeuvres, plated meals and dessert. To enhance your dining experience, they have themed stations and bars, such as:
- Seafood and raw bar
- Bruschetta bar
- Sushi bar
- Dim sum
- Slider station
- Seasonal fruit and berries
- Hummus trio
- Cheese board
- Garden crudite
- Street tacos
Historic Hotel Bethlehem has 125 guest rooms and suites. The sophisticated accommodations offer amazing views of the National Historic Landmark District and Main Street in Bethlehem. On the big night, couples can enjoy a complimentary suite.
The hotel venue has a bridal suite for you and your wedding party to enjoy. On-site parking and shuttle services are also available.
Couples are welcome to host their wedding-related events at Historic Hotel Bethlehem. These gatherings include:
- Engagement party
- Bridal shower
Built in 1922 by Charles M. Schwab, the hotel was originally established to cater to the clients of Bethlehem Steel Company. In 1936, the American Hotel Corporation was hired to operate the hotel during the Great Depression. Today, the city hotel continues to offer world-class services to travelers, guests and couples.
Historic Hotel Bethlehem is 14 minutes from Allentown, 60 minutes from Reading and 70 minutes from Philadelphia. Lehigh University is five minutes away, Lehigh Valley Mall is 12 minutes away and Lehigh Valley International Airport is 10 minutes away.
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This is one of my favorite venues to work with and photograph. Everything about tHotel Bethlehem and it’s staff is charming, hospitable and classy! Their food, drinks and appetizers are amazing as well! Love Love Love this place!
There is no better venue than the Historic Hotel Bethlehem! From the beauty of the building to the amazing staff and service. We have been blessed to work here for many, many years and event. One of the very best!
Hotel Bethlehem is an amazing venue for a wedding! From start to finish, I watched the staff as they seamlessly directed my client's dream wedding day. They were so great. Not to mention, the hotel is truly beautiful. I hope I have the opportunity to photograph another wedding there in the future!
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What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Historic Hotel Bethlehem?
- Event Planning
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- Cake Cutting
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- Champagne Toast
- Premium Liquor
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- Bridal Shower
- Engagement Party
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- Event Planner
- Event Rentals
- Get Ready Rooms
What furniture and decorations does Historic Hotel Bethlehem have available for wedding events?
- Chair Covers
- Dance Floor
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