I love your October posts!! And of course I love sharing my ring, dress, venue, etc.. so here goes! I love your venue, but I might be biased because I’m doing a hotel wedding too 🙂
Where is your ceremony venue? The Historic Hotel Bethlehem in (you guessed it!) Bethlehem, PA. The ceremony is in the smaller of the two ballrooms.
Where is your reception venue? Same place… cocktail hour is in the balcony overlooking the grand ballroom, then the reception is in the grand ballroom.
Show us your venue? See below!
How did you find it? It’s a historic landmark near my hometown and I didn’t even think to have our wedding there, but Fiance surprised me with a proposal and suprise venue visits! I actually always thought I’d get married at another venue, which Fiance loved, but it was too outdoorsy and rustic for me.
Is this everything you dreamed in a venue? YES! Vintage? Check. Elegant? Check. Indoors? Check. Convenient? Check.
Why did you chose this venue? We wanted a vintage elegant feel to the wedding, and the moment we stepped inside, we knew it was the one. It was built in the 1920’s and is just gorgeous! I knew I had to have my wedding within 30 minutes or so of my hometown because I have a bunch of older relatives who aren’t comfortable traveling, so my venues options were limited, but luckily we struck gold with this!
What made is venue stand out from the rest? Similar to you, just stepping foot in the lobby was breathtaking! The entire feel of the place was amazing. It was the most elegant venue we had seen, we could have reception and ceremony in the same place for Out of Town guests (plus they could stay there too for a reduced rate in our room block, score!), the packages were great, the coordinator was lovely, and I could just picture us getting married there. We also get a complimentary suite for the bride and groom, and all rooms and bathrooms have been updated recently – they look so cool and vintage and have Italian marble all over the floors and walls! Swoon.. and the staff has been SO accomodating even when I’ve been booking rooms for myself and bridal party, they gave me the reduced room block rate for the suites I booked which normally run for $300+ a night! Yay!
Was this venue in your budget? Actually yes. It was the most expensive one we looked at (only because of the stupid service fee – 20%!) but we wanted to keep everything at less than $100 pp, and while cutting it close, this worked!
The Mural Ballroom where the ceremony will take place:
The Grand Ballroom where the reception will take place: