Historic Hotel Bethlehem
437 Main Street, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018
Local Phone: 610-625-5000

meetings & groups

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.



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Celebrate the Magic of Christmas

Plan your 2017/2018 office party with us!  Enjoy an evening out with award winning cuisine and relaxation in the breathtakingly decorated hotel. Book your Christmas party by October 15th and receive a Sleigh Full of Incentives!  Download Details 

Reserve your space by emailing jgrasch@hotelbethlehem.com or call
610-625-5000
today!




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

Breakfast

Breakfast Experience

The Bethlehem Star
bakery fresh danish, croissants, mini muffins, cinnamon swirls, whipped butter, preserves

chilled orange, apple, V8 and cranberry juices
freshly brewed regular and decaffeinated coffee, assorted traditional and herbal teas 

 

The Healthy Start
bakery fresh cranberry-walnut and bran mini muffins, whipped butter, preserves
sliced seasonal melons, fresh fruit & berries, house-made granola, fruit flavored & assorted Greek style yogurts, steel-cut oatmeal, selection of raisins, brown sugar and cinnamon

chilled orange, apple, V8, and cranberry juices
freshly brewed regular and decaffeinated coffee, assorted traditional and herbal teas 

 

Morning Glory
bakery fresh danish, croissants, mini muffins, cinnamon swirls, whipped butter, preserves
assorted bagels, assorted cream cheese smears
sliced seasonal melons, fresh fruit & berries

chilled orange, apple, V8, and cranberry juices
freshly brewed regular and decaffeinated coffee, assorted traditional and herbal teas

Rise & Shine
bakery fresh danish, croissants, mini muffins, cinnamon swirls, whipped butter, preserves
assorted bagels, assorted cream cheese smears, fluffy farm fresh scrambled eggs, home fried potatoes, choice of bacon, sausage or turkey sausage

chilled orange, apple, V8, and cranberry juices
freshly brewed regular and decaffeinated coffee, assorted traditional and herbal teas 

 

Jump Start
sliced seasonal melons, fresh fruit & berries
sundried tomato wrap with a choice of fluffy farm fresh scrambled eggs, egg whites or egg beaters, spinach, sweet peppers, goat cheese, basil
bakery fresh cranberry-walnut and bran mini muffins, whipped butter, preserves, house-made granola

chilled orange, apple, V8, and cranberry juices
freshly brewed regular and decaffeinated coffee, assorted traditional and herbal teas 

 


Breakfast Enhancements

 

Pancakes
buttermilk pancakes, warm maple syrup, sweet butter 

French Toast
brioche french toast, warm maple syrup, sweet butter

Moravian Sugar Cake
a Bethlehem tradition since 1741

Sliced Seasonal Fruit
sliced seasonal melons, fresh fruit & berries

Breakfast Sandwich
fried egg, bacon and cheddar cheese on a toasted english muffin 

Farm Fresh Omelet Station
local organic eggs, egg whites, egg beaters
crumbled bacon, diced ham, mushrooms, onion, bell peppers, tomato spinach, Swiss, cheddar, feta cheese

 

More Breakfast Enhancements

Selection of bakery fresh danish, croissants, mini muffins, cinnamon swirls 

Assorted bagels, assorted cream cheese smears

Fruit flavored and assorted Greek style yogurts

Assorted whole fruit

Assorted granola, power and energy bars

House-made granola

Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Steel-cut oatmeal, selection of raisins, brown sugar and cinnamon 

Lunch

A La Carte Lunches

Starters
seasonal soup or house salad

Entrée Selection
grilled chicken sandwich
ham & turkey club
hummus & avocado wrap
the Hotel B burger
salmon nicoise salad
quinoa salad

Dessert
seasonal desserts

*served with iced tea, freshly brewed regular and decaffeinated coffee, assorted traditional and herbal teas 


“On the Go”
available when lunch is taken off property, additional charge if lunch is onsite

Croissant Club
smoked turkey, bacon, lettuce & tomato

Hummus & Avocado Wrap
feta, cucumbers, pea shoots & tomato

Chicken Salad Croissant
grapes, walnuts & bell peppers

Grilled Chicken Caprese
mozzarella, tomato, basil aioli served on ciabatta bread

Firehouse Sandwich
smoked turkey, swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato & chipotle aioli

each box contains whole fruit, choice of one of two pre-selected sandwiches, cape cod potato chips, beverage & dessert


Luncheon Buffets

Gourmet Deli Buffet

Starters
soup du jour
potato & garden pasta salad
kettle chips

 Sandwiches (Select Three)
baked ham, smoked turkey, swiss cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato, croissant
smoked turkey, swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato, chipotle aioli, pumpernickel bread
brie, tomato, ham, toasted baguette
bacon, lettuce, tomato, chipotle aioli, sourdough bread
roast beef, horseradish cream, manchego, pumpernickel bread
grilled vegetable wrap, pea shoots, lemon & black pepper aioli

 

Chef’s Dessert Display

 

Italian Buffet

Salad (Select One)
baby arugula salad, toasted almonds, crispy apples, white balsamic vinaigrette
romaine salad, red onion, grape tomatoes, herb vinaigrette
caesar salad, romaine lettuce, croutons, shaved parmesan, caesar dressing 

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

Entrees (Select Two)
short rip parmesan ravioli
chicken caprese, fresh tomato, basil, mozzarella, olive oil
penne bolognese
tortellini, arugula pistachio pesto
farfalle, roasted tomato, primordia mushrooms, spinach & basil pistou 

Dessert (Select One)
vanilla bean panna cotta
tiramisu 

 

 

Moncacy Buffet

Soup du Jour & Choice of One Salad
house salad, tomato, carrot, cucumber, balsamic vinaigrette
baby arugula, toasted almonds, goat cheese, sherry vinaigrette
baby spinach, cremini mushrooms, pickled red onions, manchego cheese

Entrées (Select Two)
roasted chicken, cremini mushrooms, pancetta, spinach & basil pistou
herb seared chicken, sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, feta cheese
char grilled skirt steak, roasted tomato cilantro demi-glace
braised short ribs, natural thyme jus, chive infused olive oil
rosemary roasted pork loin, kale, Italian sweet sausage, herbs, grain mustard thyme sauce
grilled Atlantic salmon, tomato onion confit, ver jus emulsion
grilled mahi mahi, baby kale, shiitake mushrooms, pommery mustard sauce
farfalle, roasted tomato, primordia mushrooms, spinach & basil pistou
wild mushrooms ravioli, roasted garlic & chive cream sauce

Chef’s Seasonal Choice of Accompaniments

Chef’s Seasonal Choice of Dessert

 

Tex Mex Buffet

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

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

Dessert
banana & caramel xangoes

 

 

 

 

*all buffets served with artisanal breads, butter, iced tea, freshly brewed regular and decaffeinated coffee, assorted traditional and herbal teas

all buffets are for a minimum of 20 guests

 


Lunch Entrées

Panko Crusted or Grilled Chicken Caprese
fresh tomato, basil, mozzarella & olive oil

Roasted Chicken Breast
cremini mushrooms, pancetta, spinach & basil pistou

Char-Grilled Skirt Steak
roasted tomato cilantro demi-glace

 

Braised Short Ribs
natural thyme jus, chive infused olive oil

Rosemary Roasted Pork Loin
kale, Italian sweet sausage, herbs, grain mustard thyme sauce

Grilled Atlantic Salmon
tomato onion confit, ver jus emulsion

Pan Fried Crab Cake
cucumber, picked red onion, lemon tarragon creme fraiche

Farfalle
roasted tomato, primordia mushrooms, spinach & basil pistou

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

Quiche
chorizo, spinach, sweet garlic, goat cheese

 

Entrees include a choice of soup du jour or house salad, entree, seasonal vegetable, starch, dessert and are served with artisanal breads, butter, iced tea and freshly brewed regularly and decaffeinated coffee, assorted traditional and herbal teas


Lunch Salads

Caesar Salad
romaine lettuce, croutons, shaved parmesan, creamy dressing

Baby Arugula
goat cheese, pickled onions, toasted almonds, sherry vinaigrette

Local Field Greens
grilled asparagus, tomatoes, portabella mushrooms, Lancaster farmstead cheese & balsamic vinaigrette

Panzanella Salad
grilled ciabatta, baby arugula, tomatoes, parmesan, balsamic vinaigrette

Add Grilled Chicken, Skirt Steak, Shrimp, Grilled Vegetables or Tofu to any salad

All salads include dessert and are served with artisanal breads, butter, iced tea and freshly brewed regularly and decaffeinated coffee, assorted traditional and herbal teas  

Dinner

Savory Soups

Tomato 

Manhattan or New England clam chowder

Potato Leek

Roasted Vegetable & Lentil 

Salads

Caesar
romaine lettuce, croutons, shaved parmesan, creamy dressing

Baby Arugula
goat cheese, pickled onions, toasted almonds, sherry vinaigrette

Field Greens
grilled asparagus, tomatoes, portabella mushrooms, Lancaster Farmstead cheese, balsamic vinaigrette

Organic Beet Salad
micro arugula, goat cheese, pistachios, white balsamic vinaigrette 

Iceberg Lettuce Wedge
smoked applewood bacon, wine ripe tomatoes, crumbled bleu cheese, dressing 

Intermezzo

raspberry

mango

lemon


Plated Entrées

                 Beef

Boneless Beef Short Ribs
natural cabernet braising jus 

Chicago Stock Yards Prime NY Strip Steak
green peppercorn cognac sauce

Tournedos of Beef
basil balsamic demi-glace

Filet Mignon
red wine demi-glace

                             Chicken

Sauteed Chicken
local mushrooms, smoked bacon, tarragon

Herb Grilled Chicken
basil parsley

Panko Crusted or Grilled Chicken Caprese
fresh tomato, basil, mozzarella & olive oil

European Style Organic Chicken
rosemary, thyme & garlic

 

                        Pork

Pork Tenderloin
brandy whole grain mustard cream

Heritage Pork Rib Chop
fig & raisin chutney

                         Seafood

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

Grilled Atlantic Salmon
tomato onion confit, ver jus

Twin Crab Cake
chipotle lime aioli

6oz Lobster Tail
tarragon beurre blanc

             Vegetarian/Vegan

Risotto Cakes
roasted tomato balsamic vinaigrette

Seared Beet Steak
shiitake mushrooms, baby  carrots, micro arugula, sherry vinaigrette

Tempeh Coconut Curry
jasmine rice, seasonal vegetables

Braised Salsify
sweet potatoes, brussel sprouts, ver jus

             Combination Entrees

Grilled Chicken Breast & Filet of Salmon

Grilled Chicken Breast & Filet Mignon

Filet Mignon & Filet of Salmon 

Filet Mignon & Crab Cake

Filet Mignon & Lobster Tail

All entrees include a choice of soup du jour or house salad, entree, seasonal vegetable, starch, dessert and are served with artisanal breads, butters, iced tea and freshly brewed regularly and decaffeinated coffee, assorted traditional and herbal teas


Dinner Buffets

Savory Soup du Jour  (Select One)
tomato
manhattan or New England clam chowder
potato leek
roasted vegetable & lentil

Salad Station (Select One)
house salad, tomato, carrot, cucumber, balsamic vinaigrette
baby arugula, toasted almonds, goat cheese, sherry vinaigrette
baby spinach, cremini mushrooms, pickled red onions, manchego cheese
hearts of romaine “Caesar” salad, croutons, shaved parmesan, creamy dressing

Entrées (Select Two-Four)
braised short ribs, natural cabernet braising jus
char grilled skirt steak, roasted tomato cilantro demi-glace
roasted chicken, cremini mushrooms, pancetta, spinach & basil pistou
herb seared chicken, sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, feta cheese
rosemary roasted pork loin, kale, Italian sweet sausage, herbs, grain mustard thyme sauce
grilled Atlantic salmon, tomato onion confit, ver jus emulsion
grilled mahi mahi, baby kale, shiitake mushrooms, ver jus
farfalle, roasted tomato, primordia mushrooms, spinach & basil pistou
wild mushroom ravioli, roasted garlic & chive cream sauce 

*all buffets include chef’s selection of seasonal vegetable, starch, miniature cakes, tarts, confections and are served with iced tea, freshly brewed regular and decaffeinated coffee, assorted traditional and herbal teas


Sweets Table
macarons, mini confections, assorted truffles, profiteroles & verrines 

Gourmet Coffee Bar
freshly brewed regular & decaffeinated coffee, assorted traditional & herbal teas
whipped cream, rock sugar, chocolate spoons, cinnamon sticks, vanilla, hazelnuts & caramel syrups

Signature Displays

Enjoy our Signature Displays

Garden Crudites
crisp market vegetables, house-made dipping sauce

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

Hummus Trio
roasted red pepper, garlic & plain hummus, assorted artisanal breads, crostini & pita chips

Cheese Board
international & domestic cheese from the worlds finest fromagers, mustards, artisanal breads & crackers

Antipasto
grilled & roasted vegetables, marinated meats, Italian cheeses, herb infused olive oil, olive baguettes, tomato & basil focaccia

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

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

Caesar Salad
hearts of romaine lettuce, shaved parmesan, garlic croutons, cracked black pepper, caesar dressing, fresh lemon
add grilled chicken or shrimp

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

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

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

Seafood Raw Bar
colossal shrimp, jumbo shrimp, classic cocktail shrimp, oysters, clams on the half shell, crab claws

 

Stations

Chef Attendant Stations
uniformed culinarian for each station

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

Slow Roasted Rib of Beef
miniature artisan rolls, beef jus, creamed horseradish, whole grain mustard

Pepper Dusted Tenderloin
miniature artisan rolls, bearnaise, au poi sauce, creamed horseradish

Herb Roasted Pork Loin
miniature artisan rolls, dijon mustard

Roasted Turkey Breast
brioche rolls, dijon mustard, cranberry relish

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

Pasta Bar
choice of: cavatappi, cavatelli, orecchiette, whole wheat penne, whild mushroom ravioli
choice of: crushed tomato marinara, vodka sauce, bolognese, alfredo, arugula pistachio pesto
add grilled chicken or shrimp

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

Mac & All That Cheese Bar
gourmet macaroni,white cheddar cheese sauce, bacon, grilled chicken, Primordia Farm mushrooms, tomatoes, bell peppers, sweet peas
add lobster

Hors D'Oeuvres

Select a Variety of Hors D’Oeuvres for your Event!

tomato basil mozzarella bites
golden beet & orange satay, champagne citrus vinaigrette
fresh fruit kabobs
petite shrimp, cucumber, mango & passion fruit salsa
prosciutto wrapped asparagus
feta, olive, tomato, english cucumber
goat cheese stuffed cherry tomato
fennel peppercorn seared tuna

arancini
chicken & lemongrass potstickers
cocktail franks en croute
vegetable spring rolls
spanikopita
sesame chicken tenders
chicken & cheese quesadilla

short rib croquet
jumbo lump crab stuffed mushrooms
spicy potato bites with manchego & chorizo
coconut shrimp
mushroom tart
asparagus puff pastry
nagamaki

bacon wrapped scallops
shrimp spring rolls
duck confit croquet
petite crab cakes
asparagus risotto cakes
beef wellington puffs
baby lamp chops, apricot mostarda

Breaks

Enjoy a morning or afternoon break!

Afternoon Siesta
guacamole, pico de gallo, salsa verde, organic tortilla chips, assorted macarons

7th Inning Stretch
dry roasted peanuts, crackerjacks, mini hot dogs, Philadelphia style soft pretzels, nachos, variety of mustards & warm cheese

Chips & Dips
bruschetta, chipotle hummus, creamy spinach & artichoke dip, ciabatta & pita chips (gluten free options available)

Out on the Trail
mix your own trail mix with our house-made granola, selection of dried fruits & nuts, fresh fruit kabobs, mint basil yogurt

Crunch
nutella, peanut butter & garden cream cream cheese, carrot sticks, celery sticks, pita, pretzel rods, seasonal whole fruit

Charcuterie Table
imported sliced & cured meats, local sliced cheeses, assorted olives, sliced breads, assorted crackers, gourmet mustards

Cookie Monster
chocolate chip, peanut butter & oatmeal raisin cookies, chocolate brownies & blondies, ice cold skim, 2% & chocolate milks

Death by Chocolate
chocolate covered raisins, almonds & pretzels, white and dark chocolate dipped strawberries

Eyes Wide Open
assorted granola, power & energy bars, whole seasonal fruit, mixed nuts, chilled energy drinks

Concession Obsession
plain & peanut M&Ms, assorted candy bars, swedish fish, plain & caramel popcorn, lemonade

 

All breaks are for a minimum of 10 guests

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.

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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 winning photographer, Robin Hood.

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