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Historic Hotel Bethlehem

Up to 250 guests
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Highly recommended

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On WeddingWire since 2012

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.

Services Offered
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
  • Linens
  • Table numbers
  • Candles

Cuisine
The venue鈥檚 culinary team will carefully design a menu for your celebration. They offer a range of catering packages, including hors d鈥檕euvres, 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
  • Antipasto
  • Seasonal fruit and berries
  • Hummus trio
  • Cheese board
  • Garden crudite
  • Street tacos

Accommodation
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.

Other Facilities
The hotel venue has a bridal suite for you and your wedding party to enjoy. On-site parking and shuttle services are also available.

Other Services
Couples are welcome to host their wedding-related events at Historic Hotel Bethlehem. These gatherings include:

  • Engagement party
  • Bridal shower
  • Ceremony
  • Reception

History
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.

Location
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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

No

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$2,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$2,000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Server(s)

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar
Signature Drink

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

15

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Historic Building
Hotel
Restaurant

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Aisle Markers
Chairs
Dance Floor
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

January
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

February
March
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    I can't say enough good things about Hotel B. They are incredible. Everything we asked for. they accommodated without any questions asked. Everything from when we signed the contract to the day of went so seamlessly and it made our experience there truly perfect. The food, the atmosphere, the accommodations - they go above and beyond. Now I really want to go to a wedding there to get the full guest experience because my guests absolutely LOVED it.
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    Heather R. Married on 04/23/2022
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    Perfect. Beautiful space, elegant and classy

    Our wedding was exactly what we wanted. Bethany and the staff at Hotel Bethlehem were a dream to work with and the day couldn鈥檛 have been more perfect. 100% recommend!
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    Joseph S. Married on 04/17/2021
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    Parent of Groom

    We can not say enough about the Historic Hotel Bethlehem. Their reputation as an elegant well run venue is well earned. The food was delicious and the rooms for our overnight guests were great. Kathy & Kelly were so patient & accommodating of every detail from our initial tour right through to breakfast the day after.
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
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Professional Network & Endorsements

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S.R. WeddingStory S.R. WeddingStory Wedding Photographers

This is one of my favorite venues to work with and photograph. Everything about tHotel Bethlehem and it鈥檚 staff is charming, hospitable and classy! Their food, drinks and appetizers are amazing as well! Love Love Love this place!

Reflections Creative Photography Reflections Creative Photography Wedding Photographers

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!

Samantha Clemmer Photography Samantha Clemmer Photography Wedding Photographers

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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Historic Hotel Bethlehem includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables
Historic Hotel Bethlehem includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)
The bar service starting price at Historic Hotel Bethlehem includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Beer
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Open Bar
  • Signature Drink
The space offered by Historic Hotel Bethlehem for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Historic Building
  • Hotel
  • Restaurant
Historic Hotel Bethlehem offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
Historic Hotel Bethlehem offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner
Historic Hotel Bethlehem offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Wifi
Historic Hotel Bethlehem offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Aisle Markers
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Tables
Historic Hotel Bethlehem is recommended by 97% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in professionalism, 4.8 in average response time, 4.8 in flexibility and 4.8 in value.

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