wedding planning & packages

Beautiful Weddings and Memorable Special Events in Bethlehem

History happens at Historic Hotel Bethlehem. presidents and political figures to performers and athletes have enjoyed the elegant accommodations and world class hospitality that we offer to all of our guests. generations of families have returned to historic hotel bethlehem to celebrate special moments. We open our doors and invite you to make your new memories…a part of our history.


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Two Exquisite Ballrooms

The Grand Ballroom with its timeless magnificence accommodates up to 250 guests and features elegant cocktail balconies and crystal chandeliers. The Mural Ballroom, accommodating up to 130 guests, features gilded Corinthian columns and historic murals, painted by George Gray in 1936.

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Indoor and Outdoor Wedding Ceremonies

Envision your wedding on the historic timeline of Bethlehem. In cooperation with Historic Bethlehem Partnership, you may select your ceremony site from one of their many quaint museums and landmarks. Maybe your fantasy “I do” happens as you come flowing down a marble staircase into our Mural Ballroom.

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Wedding Planning Services

Our wedding planners offer over 30 years of combined experience and will guide you through every step of your planning process. They will put your mind at ease with confidence, knowing that your expectations will not only be met, but exceeded.

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Cuisine designed by our Award Winning Culinary Team

A wedding dinner at The Historic Hotel Bethlehem is truly an event. Our dining service is rich in historical tradition, evidenced in every event we host. Our menus are carefully crafted by our skilled culinary team thus making sure that your dinner is the perfect end to a most memorable occasion

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Professional Service provided by the most tenured banquet staff in the Lehigh Valley

Our personable and attentive staff is devoted to creating an unforgettable evening unique to you. Voted Best Banquet Facility by Lehigh Valley Style Magazine for the last 11 years. In 2015, our banquet facility also won “Best of the Knot” from the knot.com. Out of town guests may enjoy our elegantly restored guest rooms and suites.

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Maitre d’ Service

Your Maitre d’ is with you to bring your dreams to life. They orchestrate the events throughout the evening to ensure a flawless event. The only responsibility on your shoulders is to enjoy the most important day of your life.


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Mural Ballroom

Grand Ballroom

Around the Hotel


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Below are our wedding packages available. Each package can be customized when planning
your wedding reception at Historic Hotel Bethlehem.

Sapphire

Four Hour Reception – Complimentary Suite for the Bride & Groom


Hors D’oeuvres
Choice of four items & garden crudité display

Tomato Basil Mozzarella Bites

Short Rib Croquets

Cocktail Franks en Croute

Chicken Lemongrass Potstickers

Arancini

Assorted Mini Quiche

Sesame Chicken Tenders

Spanikopita

Chicken & Cheese Quesadilla

Feta, Olive, Tomato on an English Cucumber


Two Course Dinner – Selection of Two Entrees
served with freshly baked rolls and butter, house salad, chef’s choice of accompaniments, coffee and tea

Roasted Sirloin of Beef
marinated with garlic & fresh herbs

Pork Tenderloin
with a brandy whole grain mustard cream

Sauteed Chicken
with local mushrooms, smoked bacon & tarragon

Seared Beet “Steak”
thick sliced beet root, pan seared with shiitake mushrooms, baby carrots, micro arugula with sherry vinegar porcini emulsion

Boneless Beef Short Ribs
braised with a red wine demi-glace

Chicken Caprese
grilled with fresh tomato, basil, mozzarella & olive oil 

Pan Roasted Mahi Mahi
with baby kale, shiitake mushrooms, pommery mustard sauce

Grilled Tofu
over jasmine rice and seasonal vegetables in a sriracha sweet soy cilantro sauce 


Beverages
Three Hour Open Bar – Signature Silver Wine & Spirits Collection – Champagne Toast

Emerald

Five Hour Reception – Complimentary Suite for the Bride & Groom


Hors D’oeuvres
Choice of six items, garden crudite display & cheese display

Tomato Basil Mozzarella Bites

Cocktail Franks en Croute

Fresh Fruit Kabobs

Short Rib Croquets

Chicken & Cheese Quesadillas

Sesame Chicken Tenders

 

Coconut Shrimp

Miso Mustard Chicken Satay

Feta, Olive, Tomato on an English Cucumber

Chicken Lemongrass Potstickers

Assorted Mini Quiches

 

Arancini

Potato Latkes with Creme Fraiche

Shrimp Cucumber with Mango Passion Fruit

Spanakopita

Vegetable Spring Rolls

 


Three Course Dinner – Selection of Two Entrees
choice of one salad:
house salad with tomato, carrot, cucumber with balsamic vinaigrette
baby arugula with goat cheese, almonds, pickled onion & sherry vinaigrette
romaine hearts with parmesan, cherry tomatoes & herb vinaigrette

Served with freshly baked rolls and butter, lemon intermezzo,
chef’s choice of accompaniments, coffee and tea


Roasted Sirloin of Beef
marinated with garlic & fresh herbs

Boneless Beef Short Ribs
braised with a red wine demi-glace

European Chicken
in rosemary, thyme & roasted garlic

Pan Roasted Mahi Mahi
with baby kalee, shiitake mushrooms, pommery mustard sauce

Seared Beet “Steak”
thick sliced beet root, pan seared with shiitake mushrooms, baby carrots, micro arugula with sherry vinegar porcini emulsion

Braised Salsify
sweet potatoes, brussel sprouts, ver jus

Tournedos of Beef
two 4oz shoulder tender medallions prepared medium served with a basil balsamic demi-glace 

Sauteed Chicken
with local mushrooms, smoked bacon & tarragon

Heritage Pork Rib Chop
10oz pork chop with fig & raisin chutney

Pan Seared Filet of Salmon
served over crimini mushroom salad with lemon dill buerre blanc

Pan Seared Seasonal Risotto Cake
roasted tomato balsamic vinaigrette

Filet Mignon
7oz filet of beef tenderloin prepared medium with a red win demi-glace ($10 supplement)


Beverages
Four Hour Open Bar – Signature Gold Wine & Spirits Collection with Premier Upgrade – Champagne Toast

Ruby

Five Hour Reception – Complimentary Suite for Bride & Groom
Wedding Buffet Feast


Hors D’oeuvres
Choice of six items and cheese display

Tomato Basil Mozzarella Bites

Cocktail Franks en Croute

Short Rib Croquets

Chicken & Cheese Quesadillas

Sesame Chicken Tenders

Fresh Fruit Kabobs

Coconut Shrimp

Miso Mustard Chicken Satay

Feta, Olive Tomato on an English Cucumber

Spanakopita

Chicken Lemongrass Potstickers

Assorted Mini Quiches

Arancini

Potato Latkes with Creme Fraiche

Shrimp Cucumber with Mango Passion Fruit

Vegetable Spring Rolls


Selection of Three Entrees
choice of one salad:
house salad with tomato, carrot, cucumber with balsamic vinaigrette
baby arugula with goat cheese, almonds, pickled onion & sherry vinaigrette
romaine hearts with parmesan, cherry tomatoes & herb vinaigrette

served with freshly baked rolls and butter, lemon intermezzo, chefs choice of accompaniments and coffee and tea 


Chargrilled Churasco Steak

Roasted Chicken

Pan Roasted Mahi Mahi

Roasted Sirloin of Beef

Rosemary Pork Loin

Seasonal Farfalle

 

Chicken Caprese

Pan Seared Salmon

Tortellini Romesco


Selection of Two Accompaniments

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes

Roasted Red Skin Potatoes

Asparagus & Baby Carrots

Seasonal Jasmine Rice

Broccolini

Seasonal Vegetables

Haricots Vert

 


Beverages
Four Hour Open Bar – Signature Gold Wine & Spirits Collection with Premier Upgrade – Champagne Toast


Please also see our wide selection of displays, carving and exhibition stations for the perfect upgrade to our elegant buffet.
To preserve the integrity of the product that we present to you,
or valued customer, we limit the service time of our buffet to ninety minutes.
Minimum of 30 guests.

Diamond

Six Hour Reception – Chair Covers – Complimentary Suite for the Bride & Groom


Hors D’oeuvres
Choice of eight items, antipasto & cheese display

Tomato Basil Mozzarella Bites

Cocktail Franks en Croute

Short Rib Croquets

Chicken & Cheese Quesadillas

Sesame Chicken Tenders

Fresh Fruit Kabobs

Coconut Shrimp

Miso Mustard Chicken Satay

Arancini

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

Beef Wellington Puffs

Baby Lamp Chops with Apricot Mostarda

Bacon Wrapped Scallops

Jumbo Lump Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

Feta, Olive, Tomato on an English Cucumber

Spanakopita

Chicken Lemongrass Potstickers

Assorted Mini Quiches

Potato Latkes with Creme Fraiche

Shrimp Cucumber with Mango Passion Fruit

Vegetable Spring Rolls

Fennel Peppercorn Seared Tuna

Petite Crab Cakes

Miso Scallop on Daikon Radish

Nagamaki

Asparagus Risotto Cakes


Four Course Dinner
served with freshly baked rolls and butter, lemon intermezzo,
chef’s choice of accompaniments, coffee and tea

choice of one salad:
house salad with tomato, carrot, cucumber with balsamic vinaigrette
baby arugula with goat cheese, almonds, pickled onion & sherry vinaigrette
romaine hearts with parmesan, cherry tomatoes & herb vinaigrette
field greens with roasted beets, shaved fennel & white balsamic vinaigrette
organic baby greens with cured olives, cherry tomatoes, manchego & roasted tomato vinaigrette ($5 supplement)

Pasta Course – Selection of One

Selection of Two Entrees – plus Vegetarian Option


Orecchiette
with peas, pancetta, parmesan cheese with fresh basil

Seasonal Farfalle
spinach, tomatoes, arugula & pesto

Penne Bolognese
tomato based meat sauce with fresh herbs & a touch of cream

Tortellini Romesco
a classic red sauce, finely ground mixture of tomatoes, red bell peppers, onion, garlic & olive oil


Roasted Sirloin of Beef
marinated with garlic & fresh herbs

Filet Mignon
7oz filet of beef tenderloin prepared medium with a red wine demi-glace

Chicken Caprese
grilled with fresh tomato, basil, mozzarella & olive oil

Pork Tenderloin
with a brandy whole grain mustard cream

Pan Roasted Mahi Mahi
with baby kale, shiitake mushrooms, pommery mustard sauce

Twin Crab Cakes
with chipotle lime aioli

Braised Salsify
sweet potatoes, brussel sprouts, ver jus

Tournedos of Beef
two 4oz shoulder tender medallions prepared medium served with basil balsamic demi-glace

Sauteed Chicken
with local mushrooms, smoked bacon & tarragon

European Style Organic Chicken
in rosemary, thyme & roasted garlic

Heritage Pork Rib Chop
10oz pork chop with fig & raisin chutney

 

Pan Seared Filet of Salmon
served over crimini mushroom salad with a lemon dill beurre blanc 

Seared Beet “Steak”
thick sliced beet root pan seared with shiitake mushrooms, baby carrots, micro arugula with sherry vinegar porcini emulsion

Filet Mignon & Chicken
$4.00 supplement 

Filet Mignon & Salmon
$6.00 supplement 

Filet Mignon & Crab Cake
$8.00 supplement


Beverages
Four Hour Open Bar – Signature Platinum Wine & Spirits Collection with Premier Upgrade
Sommelier’s Platinum Select Wine Service with Dinner – Champagne Toast


Chocolate Covered Strawberry on Each Guest Cake Plate

Dessert Display
Chef’s Choice of Assorted Petite Fours

Enhancements

Signature Displays

Seafood & Raw Bar
colossal shrimp, jumbo shrimp, classical cocktail shrimp,  oysters, clams on the half shell & crab claws, all served with house cocktail sauce,cracked pepper mignonette & lemon wedges

Bruschetta Bar
vine ripened red & yellow tomato with fresh mozzarella, roasted red pepper & parmesan with prosciutto, melon & goat cheese, extra virgin olive oil & balsamic syrup

Sushi Bar
assorted sushi & sashimi with soy sauce, wasabi, pickled ginger & copsticks

Brie en Croute
two wheels of brie and raspberries wrapped in flaky pastry and backed with our signature “Star of Bethlehem” finish

Dim Sum
chicken & lemongrass potstickers, vegetable spring rolls, sesame chicken tenders & shrimp chopsticks

Slider Station
short rib, red onion, truffle aioli, baby arugula, pulled pork, creamy slaw, pickles, portobello mushrooms, caramelized onions, wild arugula pesto, sweet potato fries & shoestring potatoes

Antipasto
grilled & roasted vegetables, marinated metals & Italian cheese, herbed infused olive oli, olive baguettes, tomato & basil focaccia

Seasonal Fruit & Berries
sliced seasonal melons, fresh fruits & berries

Cheese Board
international & domestic cheeses from the world’s finest fromagers, mustards, artisan breads & crackers

Garden Crudite
crisp market vegetables with house made dipping sauces

Street Tacos
flank steak, pork carnitas, spiced chicken & roasted vegetables, chimichurri, pico de gallo, sour cream, scallions & queso fresca, soft corn tortillas

Brie en Croute
brie, flaky pastry, baked with our signature star of Bethlehem finish, fresh berries, baguettes & crackers

 


The Carving Board
serves fifty guests

Smoked Country Ham
brioche rolls, pineapple mango salsa
selection of mustards

Herb Roasted Pork Loin
miniature artisan rolls
dijon mustard

Herb Roasted Sirloin of Beef
miniature artisan rolls, cabernet demi-glace
cream horseradish & whole grain mustard

Slow Roasted Rib of Beef
miniature artisan rolls, beef jus
creamed horseradish & wholegrain mustard 

Pepper Dusted Tenderloin of Beef (serves up to 20 people)
miniature artisan rolls, bearnaise & au poivre sauce
creamed horseradish

Roasted Turkey Breast
brioche rolls
dijon mustard & cranberry relish


Action Stations
additional attendant fee

Pasta Bar
selection of two pastas – cavatappi, cavatelli, orecchiette, whole wheat penne, wild mushroom ravioli
selection of two sauces – crushed tomato marinara, vodka sauce, bolognese, alfredo, arugula pistachio pesto
Pasta Bar is served with shredded asiago, red pepper flakes, olive oil, garlic bread & breadsticks
add grilled chicken, shrimp or caesar salad station for up charge

Mac & All That Cheese Bar
gourmet macaroni, white cheddar cheese sauce, bacon, grilled chicken, sweet peas, exotic mushrooms, tomatoes, bell peppers (add lobster for an additional charge)

Mashed Potato Bar
yukon gold & sweet potatoes, cheddar & goat cheeses, smoked bacon, caramelized onions, crimini mushrooms, brown sugar, marshmallow creme, candied pecans, sour cream, chives & butter


Dessert Displays

Chocolate Covered Strawberries
enhance each cake plate with a delicious hand dipped chocolate covered strawberry

Chocolate Covered Fountain
warm chocolate, seasonal fresh fruit, marshmallows, pretzel rods & Vienna cookies

Viennese Display
Chef’s selection of petite cheesecakes, cream puffs, eclairs, napoleons, cakes, tortes & cannolis

Cherries Jubilees Flambe
bing cherries, sugar & brandy flambeed served over Penn State Creamery vanilla ice cream

Bananas Foster Flambe
bananas flambeed in dark rum, brown sugar, cinnamon & banana liquor, served over Penn State Creamery vanilla ice cream

Viennese et Flambe – The Best of Both
Chef’s selection of petite cheesecakes, cream puffs, eclairs, napoleons, cakes torts & cannolis with the choice of either Bananas Foster or Cherries Jubilees Flambee

 

Ice Cream Sundae Bar
your choice of three flavors of Penn State Creamery ice cream with assorted sundae toppings

Crepe Station
sweet crepes filled with your choice of bananas, chocolate sauce, apple cinnamon compote or lemon curb& strawberries, topped with a scoop of Penn State Creamery vanilla ice cream

Cookie Bar
an assortment of homemade cookies displayed in apothecary jars served with ice cold milk

Popcorn Bar
pick four of your favorite Fisher’s popcorn flavors for us to display with individual popcorn boxes

Late Night Snack
choose three of these delicious snacks: mini reubens, cheeseburger sliders, pigs in a blanket, french fries, pretzel nuggets or macroni & cheese bites

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Accommodations

Elegant hotel accommodations in Bethlehem Pennsylvania

Historic Hotel Bethlehem features 128 elegantly restored guest rooms, suites all packed with amenities – with spectacular views of Historic Moravian Behtlehem, a National Historic Landmark District, Downtown Bethlehem’s Main Street and the iconic Bethlehem star in the mountain.

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Historic Hotel Bethlehem is located on one of the “Top 10 Main Streets” in the country according to U.S.A Today.

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