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Wedding & Celebration Venues

Four Unique Venues to Suit Your Needs

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Gather. Meet. Celebrate.

Your friends, family, and colleagues will be talking about your celebration for years to come! From wedding ceremonies and receptions, cocktail hours, and corporate gatherings, to birthday and retirement parties — our unique assortment of venues make special occasions extraordinary.

Select the ideal venue to host your special day while contributing to support Bethlehem’s historic sites, and educational and preservation efforts.

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Site Rental in the Colonial Industrial Quarter

Colonial Industrial Quarter

A variety of historic buildings provides beautiful backdrops in the Colonial Industrial Quarter. This diverse and exciting venue easily accommodates all your needs. Host an outdoor ceremony in the Colonial Industrial Quarter and cocktail hour or reception inside the Luckenbach Mill. Parties and corporate events at this rustic, historical venue make memories shine.

Capacity

Maximum of 350 people for outside tented functions

Maximum of 50 people in Springhouse (some heat, ceiling fans, no air conditioning)

Maximum of 30 people seated or 50 standing on first floor of Luckenbach Mill (HVAC)

Maximum 125 people seated or 200 people standing on second floor of Luckenbach Mill (HVAC)

*Availability is on a first-come, first-served basis and is not secured until the deposit is received.

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A bride and groom walk down the aisle holding hands during a wedding at Burnside Plantation

Burnside Plantation

Unlike any other venue, Burnside Plantation is the ideal outdoor location to host your special occasion!

Burnside is surrounded by beautiful gardens and towering trees and provides a gorgeous setting for large events. The meadows, majestic landscapes, and rustic barns create picture-perfect moments. Make it a party to remember!

Capacity

  • Maximum of 250 people for outside functions
  • Maximum of 30 people standing or 15-20 seated in Wagon Shed
  • Maximum of 80 people standing and 50-60 seated in Johnson Barn

*Availability is on a first-come, first-served basis and is not secured until the deposit is received

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Kemerer Site Rental

Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts

Art, textiles, and history add ambiance to small, intimate events.

The Kemerer Museum has various ways to fascinate your discerning guests! From small, intimate gatherings to corporate celebrations, it offers a transitioning art exhibit on two floors and a glorious patio area outside. The Kemerer can be a beautiful cocktail hour site after a small ceremony at the Moravian Museum’s Saal.

Capacity

  • Museum and Garden: 30 — 60 guests
  • Chapel Garden: 55 standing or 27 sitting
  • Cocktail Garden: 77 standing or 38 sitting

*Availability is on a first-come, first-served basis and is not secured until the deposit is received

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Wedding Ceremony at the Moravian Museum of Bethlehem

Moravian Museum of Bethlehem

Housed inside the 1741 Gemeinhaus, the Moravian Museum introduces guests to the earliest history of the Bethlehem community.

Vows have been exchanged in the historic Saal of the Gemeinhaus since colonial times! Storied halls and the Moravian’s first place of worship offer a one-of-a-kind experience. Dive into history after a ceremony or gathering by adding a personalized group tour for a real treat!

Capacity

  • Maximum of 100 people inside the Gemeinhaus
  • Maximum of 60 people seated reception or 80 people for ceremony/theatre style in the Saal

*Availability is on a first-come, first-served basis and is not secured until the deposit is received

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Looking for a unique venue for your special occasion that will have your friends, family, and colleagues for years to come?

Inquire today to learn more about our assortment of venues to host your special day.

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Why Book with Us

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Your Celebration Contributes

  • By hosting a special occasion at one of our sites, you are contributing to preservation and education efforts!
  • There are currently only 25 World Heritage Sites in the United States. If Historic Moravian Church Settlements — Bethlehem is inscribed, it will be one of three World Heritage Sites in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
  • Joining the World Heritage List will give Historic Moravian Church Settlements — Bethlehem the same global status as the Great Wall of China, the Pyramids at Giza, the Acropolis in Athens and the Sydney Opera House, as well as Independence Hall, the Statue of Liberty, and the Grand Canyon here in the United States.
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Unique HBMS Offerings

  • Hosting an event at one of our historical sites offers a one-of-a-kind setting!
  • Layer in your love of history by adding on a custom group tour!
  • Merchandise adds a special touch!
    • Add on a Moravian star ornament, wine glass, or shot glass as a unique favor for guests to take home.
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Site Rental Pricing

  • Weddings & Large Events: $2,500 – $4,000
  • Ceremonies & Special Occasions: $1,250
  • Corporate Events: $750 – $1,500

Additional time can be added for $150 per hour, subject to availability.

Types of Celebrations

Wedding Ceremonies

Wedding Receptions

Special Celebrations

Birthdays Parties

Kids Tea Parties

Corporate Events

Vendors

We value the importance in finding ideal vendors for your special day with our enchanting list! To ensure that everything runs smoothly, HBMS Vendors who are well versed with our sites are highly recommended for a seamless process. Prior approval and insurance is required for all outside vendors.

Required Vendors

HBMS requires these vendors be used for your event rental needs, such as catering, tents, tables, chairs, & portable restrooms. Renters must use these. Outside vendors must be approved by HBMS and a $500 fee will incur.

Catering

Tent, Furniture, and Event Set Up Rentals

Portable Restrooms

Preferred Vendors

HBMS highly suggests these vendors who are well versed in our sites. They are not required, however all outside vendors must be approved by HBMS and provide a certificate of insurance.

Event Coordinators

Bands and Musicians

Bars/Cocktail

Photographer/Photo Booth

Videographer/Photographer

Florists

Desserts

Beauty Treatments

Hotels

Wedding & Celebration Venues Inquiry Form

Ready to create a little history of your own?

We’re ready to help! Celebrating a big birthday? How about an anniversary? Need a professional space for a business meeting or a stunning setting for your wedding day? Each event venue has its own unique charm and personality that caters to a variety of event types.

We look forward to creating an extraordinary event with you!

Questions?

Contact our Event Rental/Custom Tour Manager, Malissa Grimsley, at 610.882.0450 ext. 13.

Wedding & Celebration Venues Frequently Asked Questions

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