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Wedding & Celebration Venues

Visitor Center Hours

10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

All Site Hours
Special venue party at Burnside Plantation

Gather. Meet. Celebrate.

Your friends, family, and colleagues will be talking about your celebration for years to come! From wedding ceremonies / 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.

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.

*All outdoor locations MUST be tented and provided for through Approved Vendors only.

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.

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

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 weddings to corporate celebrations, it offers a transitioning art exhibit on two floors and a glorious patio area outside. The Kemerer additionally serves as beautiful cocktail hour site after a ceremony at the Moravian Museum’s Saal. 

Capacity:

  • Museum and Garden: 100 guests
  • First Floor: 60 – 80 for a seated reception
  • Second Floor: 60 – 80 for a seated Reception
  • Chapel Garden: 55 standing or 27 sitting
  • Cocktail Garden: 77 standing or 38 sitting

*Availability of this rental space is limited and based on a first-come, first served basis. Nothing is secured until a deposit is received.

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 of this rental space is limited and based on a first come, first served basis. Nothing is secured until a deposit is received.

Birthdays and Sweet 16 Celebrations

Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites have a venue for every occasion! Host a Sweet 16 or themed children’s party to make your child’s day extra special. 

The Luckenbach Mill is an ideal facility for Bat Mitzvahs, Bar Mitzvahs, Quinceañeras, Quinces, and Sweet 16’s!

  • Seats up to 120 people inside
  • Opportunity to host activities in the surrounding Colonial Industrial Quarters area
  • Vendors List provided

Duration: 3 hours

Cost: $1,000 rental fee, $150 per additional hour

Subject to availability.

Alice in Wonderland mural at the Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts

Adventures in Wonderland

Celebrate your children’s birthday party in the Wonderland Tea Room!

  • Access to the Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts
  • Playtime in the Wonderland Tea Room
  • Paint your own teacup!
  • Annie K. or Betsy J. doll for the birthday party to take home as a special souvenir!

Duration: 2 hours

Cost: $500 for up to 10 children (12 and under) and 4 adults, $50 per additional hour

Please bring your own lunch and/or cake.

Vendors

We understand the importance of finding the right vendors for your special event. To ensure that everything runs smoothly, we highly recommend using our list of Required Vendors who are familiar with our sites and our approach. However, we also understand that you may have your preferred vendor who is not on the list. Don't worry, we are more than happy to consider them. Simply reach out to us in advance so we can pre-approve them. Please note that there might be a small fee associated with using a vendor not on our list. We are here to make your experience wonderful, so feel free to contact us if you have any questions or need further assistance.

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 & 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

Bar

Photographer/Photo Booth

Videographer/Photographer

Florists

Desserts

Beauty Treatments

Hotels

  • Historic Hotel Bethlehem – 437 Main Street Bethlehem, PA 18018
    610.625.2202 | hotelbethlehem.com
  • The Holiday Inn Express & Suites- 2201 Cherry Lane Bethlehem, PA 18015
    610. 838. 6100 | hiexpress.com
  • Homewood Suites by Hilton Allentown– 2031 Avenue C. Bethlehem, PA 18017
    610.264.7500 | hilton.com
  • Candlewood Suites Bethlehem South – 1630 Spillman Dr. Bethlehem, PA 18015
    877. 226. 3539 | ihg.com/candlewood/hotels
  • Wind Creek Bethlehem Resort – 77 Wind Creek Boulevard Bethlehem, PA 18015
    877.726.3777 | windcreekbethlehem.com/accommodations.html

Wedding & Celebration Venues Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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