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:
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:
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:
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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Mariel Faith Lecompte · Married on 07/29/2019
Wedding ceremony and reception
Great staff and beautiful hotel!!Sent on 08/01/2019
Kathryn Youndt · Married on 07/27/2019
Gorgeous hotel for a wedding!
We had our wedding at the Hotel Bethlehem and we couldn’t have been happier. The hotel is absolutely gorgeous! It’s a historic hotel but doesn’t feel dated at all. Instead it feels classic. Before the wedding we worked with Kathy Sanders to coordinate our wedding. We met with her multiple times and was very knowledgeable! She thought of everything! One of the best things about this venue is that everything is included in a base price. If you want to supplement with extras you can but it’s not necessary. We got the bridal suite for 2 nights included in the base cost. It was a huge bridal suite that felt very romantic! My bridal party and I got ready in the bridal suite and were helped throughout the day by the staff. They let us know when the ceremony was starting and where to go. Our cocktail hour was in the lobby and they had a garden display, cheese spread, and circulating ordorvies. We had our wedding and reception in the Mural Ballroom. We barely had to decorate because the hotel had so many of its own decorations. It has beautiful high ceilings, columns, up lighting, and murals on the walls. That room fit our 100 guests with room for a dance floor. It also included 2 bars, a gift table, and a cake table. The staff was wonderful and more than helpful! I wish I could have my wedding here all over again!Sent on 08/17/2019
Laura · Married on 06/15/2019
Above and beyond
No need to look anywhere else for a wedding venue...Hotel Bethlehem is the most magical place to have a wedding and they are experts at making your day absolutely wonderful. I worked with their wedding coordinator, Kelsey, and from the beginning she made everything super easy and transparent for us. She was able to work within my budget while also including add-ons and small touches to make the day special and unique. When it came to the wedding weekend, all of the staff are so wonderful and accommodating and they know how to keep a very anxious bride calm. You can tell they are experts at the whole wedding process. The food is superb and all of my guests are still raving about how wonderful and timeless the whole event was. When you walk in to the hotel it’s like stepping back in time to the 1920s, which just adds to the overall glamour of your big day. Thank you Hotel Bethlehem for making my wedding dreams come true!!Sent on 07/03/2019
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!