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Successful Meetings and Groups in Bethlehem PA

Historic Hotel Bethlehem, located in Downtown Bethlehem Pennsylvania is the ultimate Lehigh Valley conference hotel. We are conveniently located just minutes from Allentown and Easton, Pennsylvania, Lehigh University and Moravian College, and only a free 10 minute shuttle ride from the Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE).

We play the consummate host for numerous events and meetings, conferences, special events and groups. Our state-of-the-art facility, excellent location, impeccable service, expert catering and conference team are guaranteed for the success of your next meeting or event.

With more than 14,000 square feet of meeting and banquet space, Hotel Bethlehem is the ideal venue for your next corporate meeting, staff retreat, wedding, banquet, private party or special event.




Choose the venue that’s right for your occasion:


The Grand Ballroom

Beautiful balconies and large arched mirrors make the magnificent Grand Ballroom one of the most exquisite grand banquet rooms in the Lehigh Valley.

  • Seats up to 250 for banquets and special events
  • Elegant, charming 1920’s décor
  • Two balcony rooms can be sectioned off for smaller space requirements for before-dinner receptions or small meetings
The Mural Ballroom

Seven large murals, painted by George Gray, retell the history of Bethlehem. In particular, the story of how Count Zinzendorf and other early settlers met on Christmas Eve in 1741 in a crude cabin on the site now occupied by the hotel, and named the city of Bethlehem, emblazons an entire wall. The columns in the ballroom provide a colonial atmosphere for events.

  • Seats up to 140 for banquets and special events
  • Elegant, charming 1920’s décor
  • Recently renovated
Meeting Rooms

Located on the mezzanine and third floor are 7 various sized meeting rooms that provide quaint banquet space for all types of events.

  • Mezzanine Level: Lehigh & Lafayette are the premier meeting rooms that can seat up to 30 guests
  • 3rd Floor Level: 5 meetings rooms that vary in size, that can seat 30-50 guests

While browsing the banquet menus below, if you have questions – please contact our sales department.

Breakfast

Continental Breakfast

The Hotel B
sliced fresh seasonal fruit, NY bagels served with butter, regular, light, and strawberry cream cheese, deluxe pastry display including flaky croissant, Danish pastries, cinnamon swirls and fresh baked mini muffins

 

The Healthy Start
Hotel Bethlehem’s own recipe granola and fruit flavored yogurt, heart healthy house bran and cranberry walnut mini muffins and sliced fresh seasonal fruit & berries

 

Morning Glory
sliced fresh seasonal fruit, deluxe pastry display including flaky croissants, Danish pastries, cinnamon swirls and fresh baked mini muffins – make your own parfaits with Hotel Bethlehem’s own recipe granola with fresh berries

Breakfast Buffets

Rise & Shine
scrambled eggs, home fried potatoes, choice of bacon or sausage with deluxe pastry display including flaky croissants, Danish pastries, cinnamon swirls and fresh baked mini muffins

 

Jump Start
sun dried tomato wrap with egg whites, spinach, sweet peppers, goat cheese & basil – includes turkey sausage, sliced fresh seasonal fruit & berries, freshly baked in house bran and cranberry walnut mini muffins with Hotel Bethlehem’s own recipe granola and fruit flavored yogurt

 

Organic Locally Sourced
organic eggs, organic ham, organic bacon & local fruit – only available June through November

Breakfast

Breakfast Sandwich
fried egg, bacon & cheddar cheese served on a freshly toasted English muffin

Huevos Rancheros
scrambled eggs, avocado, pico de gallo, Hope Springs Farm organic cheddar cheese

Fruit, Melon & Berries
a combination of sliced fresh seasonal melons and whole fruits & berries

A La Minute
made to order egg station

Farm Fresh Omelet Station
Kennett Square mushrooms, Hope Springs Farm organic cheddar cheese, turkey sausage, peppers & onions

French Country Crepe Station
seasonal fruit, vanilla bean cream cheese & lemon crème fraiche

A La Carte Breakfasts

Bagels
New York bagels with butter, regular, strawberry & light cream cheese

Moravian Sugar Cake
a Bethlehem tradition since 1741

Pastry Display
deluxe pastry display including flaky croissants, Danish pastries, cinnamon swirls & mini muffins

Sour Cream Coffee Cake
light breakfast cake with a crumble topping

Lunch

A La Carte Lunches

Starters
seasonal soup or house salad

Entrée Selection
grilled chicken sandwich with cremini mushrooms, pancetta, Hope Springs Farm organic cheddar Cheese
ham & turkey club
hummus & avocado wrap
the Hotel B burger
fennel peppercorn crusted tuna
quinoa salad

Dessert
lemon crème fraiche tart
molten center chocolate cake
seasonal financier

Buffets

Italian Buffet

Choice of Salad
baby arugula salad with toasted almonds, crispy apples & white balsamic vinaigrette
crispy romaine salad with red onion, grape tomatoes & herb vinaigrette

Antipasti
Italian cured meats & cheese, cured olives, panzanella salad, marinated artichokes

Choice of Entrée
ricotta cavatelli, short rib parmesan ravioli, penne Bolognese or chicken caprese with fresh tomato, mozzarella & basil

Choice of Dessert
vanilla bean panna cotta
assorted biscotti

 

Moncacy Buffet

Seasonal Soup with choice of Salad
house salad with tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers with a balsamic vinaigrette
baby arugula with toasted almonds, goat cheese & a sherry vinaigrette
baby spinach with cremini mushrooms, pickled red onions & manchego cheese

Choice of Two Entrées
char grilled steak with chimichurri sauce
ricotta cavatelli with roasted tomato, squash & gremolata
rosemary roasted pork loin with kale, sausage, herbs & grain mustard thyme sauce
chicken with cremini mushrooms, pancetta, spinach & basil pistou
spicy tofu with bok choy, ginger & a miso vinaigrette

Chef’s Seasonal Choice of Accompaniments

Chef’s Seasonal Choice of Dessert

Tex Mex Buffet

Starters
chicken tortilla soup
crispy romaine with creamy buttermilk avocado dressing
guacamole, pico de gallo, salsa verde with tortilla chips

Build Your Own Fajitas
beef, chicken, Spanish rice, peppers, onions, cheddar cheese, sweet corn, black bean salad with cilantro & charred poblanos

Choice of Dessert
banana & caramel xangoes
passion fruit mousse with mango, lime & mint

 

 

Gourmet Deli Buffet

Starters
savory soup du jour, potato & garden pasta salad with kettle chips

Choice of Three Sandwiches
croissant club with baked ham, smoked turkey, swiss cheese, crisp bacon, lettuce & tomato
firehouse sandwich with smoked turkey, swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato on pumpernickel bread with chipotle aioli
brie tomato & ham served on a toasted baguette
BLT with bacon, lettuce, tomato served on a toasted sourdough bread with chipotle aioli
roast beef sandwich with horseradish cream & manchego on pumpernickel bread

Chef’s Seasonal Choice of Accompaniments

Dessert Display

Served Entrées

Grilled Chicken Caprese
with fresh mozzarella, basil & balsamic reduction

Roasted Chicken Breast
with local mushrooms, spinach, pancetta, squash & basil pistou

Ricotta Cavatelli
with squash, roasted tomato, kale & gremolata

 

Grilled Spicy Tofu
with coconut jasmine rise, stir fried vegetables & a miso ginger sauce

Marinated Skirt Steak
with chimichurri sauce & chef’s seasonal vegetables

Seared Salmon
served with seasonal chowder

Pan Fried Crab Cake
with cucumber, pickled red onion, lemon tarragon crème fraiche

Quiche
with asparagus, sweet pepper, Hope Springs Farm organic cheddar cheese

Quiche
with chorizo, spinach, sweet garlic & goat cheese or Hope Springs Farm organic cheddar cheese

Composed Salads

Caesar Salad
romaine lettuce, croutons, shaved parmesan, grilled chicken & a creamy dressing

Baby Iceberg
grape tomatoes, point reyes blue cheese, candied walnuts, chervil, shallots with chicken or skirt steak

Local Field Greens
grilled asparagus, tomatoes, portabella mushrooms, farmstead cheese & balsamic vinaigrette with chicken or skirt steak

Panzanella Salad
grilled ciabatta, baby arugula, tomatoes, parmesan, grilled vegetables & balsamic vinaigrette with chicken or skirt steak

Dinner

Appetizers

Crab Cake
cucumber, pickled red onion, lemon tarragon & lemon crème fraiche

Fennel Peppercorn Seared Tuna
napa cabbage, edamame, pea shoots & citrus vinaigrette

Seasonal Ravioli

Roasted Beet Salad
micro arugula, goat cheese, toasted almonds & balsamic vinaigrette

Crispy Fried Goat Cheese
fig glaze, candied walnuts & baby greens

Soups

Seasonal Chowder

Kennett Square Mushroom

Philadelphia Cheesesteak

Potato Leek

Roasted Cauliflower with Curry, Coconut & Lemongrass

Roasted Vegetable & Lentil

Lobster Bisque

Salads

Caesar
crispy romaine lettuce, Caesar dressing, croutons with shaved parmesan

Baby Iceberg
grape tomatoes, point reyes blue cheese, candied walnuts, chervil & shallots

Baby Arugula
dried cherries, feta cheese, pickled red onions & sherry vinaigrette

Field Greens
grape tomatoes, cucumber, carrots & balsamic vinaigrette

Plated Entrées

Boneless Beef Short Ribs
boneless short ribs in a natural red wine jus

NY  Strip Steak
8oz grilled steak prepared medium with a balsamic reduction

Tournedos of Beef
two 5oz shoulder tender medallions prepared medium served with a basil balsamic demi-glace

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

Sauteed Chicken
local mushrooms, smoked bacon & tarragon

Grilled Chicken Breast
in a sweet shallot emulsion

Panko Crusted Chicken Caprese
crispy chicken with fresh tomato, basil, mozzarella & olive oil

European Style Organic Chicken
rosemary, thyme & roasted garlic

 

Pork Tenderloin
in a miso mustard vinaigrette

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

Pan Roasted Mahi-Mahi
cured olive, preserved lemon & ver jus citrus sauce

Pan Seared Filet of Salmon
served over crimini mushroom, tomato with a lemon dill buerre blanc

Twin Crab Cake
served with a chipotle lime aioli

6oz Lobster Tail
in a tarragon beurre blanc

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

Eggplant Napoleon
layers of eggplant, roasted red peppers, oven dried tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil leaves, grape tomatoes, pesto, pine nuts & balsamic glaze

Buffet Dinner

Savory Soup du Jour & Salad Station
field greens and garden fresh toppings including tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots,
croutons, dressings and chef’s specialty salads

Choice of Entrées
chargrilled churrasco steak, pan-roasted mahi mahi, herb roasted sirloin, seasonal farfalle,
ricotta cavatelli, rosemary pork loin, chicken caprese, pan seared salmon or roasted chicken

Choice of Two Accompaniments
garlic mashed potatoes, roasted red skin potatoes or buttermilk mashed potatoes
asparagus & baby carrots, seasonal vegetables, seasonal jasmine rice or haricots vert

Breaks

Enjoy a morning or afternoon break!

Fiesta Break
guacamole, pico de gallo, salsa verde, organic tortilla chips with coconut lime & chocolate cayenne macaroons

Ballpark Break
soft pretzel nuggets, mixed nuts, tortilla chips, cheese sauce & deli mustard

Dip & Dip
bruschetta, mushroom & spinach, chipotle hummus served with ciabatta & pita (gluten free available)

Just Born Candy
marshmallow peeps, mike & ikes, hot tamales, zours, jelly beans & peanut chews

Health Nut
mix your own trail mix with Hotel Bethlehem’s own recipe for granola, selection of dried fruits, nuts & fruit kabobs with mint basil yogurt

Organic Break
fresh fruit & berries, plan & flavored organic yogurt, granola & organic green tea

Garden Break
hummus trio; chipotle, tomato olive & rosemary garlic all served with pita and fresh mozzarella, basil marinated tomatoes & crostini

Bakers Choice
chocolate chip, peanut butter  & oatmeal cookies with brownies & blondies

jewelry

The Shoppe

Enjoy browsing The Shoppe at Hotel Bethlehem on your next visit.

Ladies clothing, Jewelry, Scarves, Wraps, Purses, Hats and so much more is now available in The Shoppe located in the Lower Lobby of the hotel, with a Main Street entrance.

Learn More

worth noting

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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A glossy 120 page coffee table book celebrates nearly 200 years of hospitality on the site of Bethlehem’s first house in 1741. The book features photographs taken by Pulitzer Prize wining photographer, Robin Hood.

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