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  • "Every part of our experience with The Barristers Club was perfect! The staff was flawless and the events director, was knowledgeable, flexible, creative and beyond helpful with every detail."

  • "With a facility like The Barristers Club, you don’t have to do much to make it look fantastic."

  • "One of the best parts of The Barristers Club is the big elegant staircase, which is how we made our grand entrance."

  • "The Barristers Club was completely amazing. They helped us plan everything down to the very last detail. The facility is stunning, the people are friendly and the service is fantastic!"

  • "The tables were set up so nicely and the ballroom looked beautiful. Everyone loved it and had a wonderful time. Thank you for making our wedding day so special."


What you can expect

If you’re planning a major event and you’re looking for unbeatable value, flexibility and customization, then look no further. The Barristers Club has a variety of spaces to hold all of your social or corporate functions. Nowhere else will you find a single venue complete with an elegant ballroom, beautifully stenciled walls, high ceilings, a balcony, original hardwood floors, a stage and smaller conference rooms.

Conveniently located in the heart of Allentown, The Barristers Club is in easy walking distance of local restaurants and hotels, and welcomes public usage of the venue. The facility’s striking interior design, brilliant hardwood floors and rustic brick walls set it apart from all other event locations in town.

Over the years, The Barristers Club has earned the highest distinction and reputation hosting weddings, rehearsal dinners, romantic engagement dinners and many special events. The Club offers a unique venue paired with personalized attention from an on-site Event Coordinator, who will assist with all of your planning needs.

Our main focus is on you, so you can focus on your guests. Our staff is available throughout your party to ensure you and your guests prompt, courteous service, from start to finish.


Our Heritage

The building that houses the Club was originally built in 1928 by The Women’s Club of Allentown. It was later purchased by The Bar Association of Lehigh County in 1991, where it underwent extensive renovations to restore it to its original grandeur. In 2008 the building underwent a $250,000 renovation to once again update the facility with new carpet, hardwood floors, audio/visual, upgraded kitchen appliances, fresh paint, a new bar, resurfaced parking lot and the creation of an intimate garden in the rear of the building for outdoor intimate affairs.

Today, the building currently houses the offices for The Bar Association of Lehigh County and is available to the general public to be rented for special events.

Events

Events for every budget


The Grand Ballroom

The Grand Ballroom is the prime location for stunning wedding ceremonies, receptions, birthday parties and all social events. Room capacity is dependent upon seating and set-up of your event (Example: dance floor/no dance floor, balcony seating/no balcony seating). The Ballroom consists of a 20 foot ceiling, full service bar, removable dance floor, stage, balcony, Steinway Grand piano and projection screen. Come by for a visit and see why The Barristers Club is the perfect location for your next big event.

The Grand Ballroom has facilitated the following type of events, along with many others:

  • Wedding Ceremonies
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Sweet 16 Parties
  • Quinceaneras
  • Graduation Parties
  • Holiday Parties
  • Corporate Events
  • Seminars
  • Funeral Gatherings
  • Dance Recitals
  • Charitable Benefits
  • Birthdays
  • Anniversaries
  • Class Reunions
  • Family Reunions
  • Bar/Bat Mitzvahs
  • Fundraising Events
  • Political Events
  • Customer/Employee Appreciations

Conference & Meeting Rooms

Are you looking for a place to host a baby or bridal shower? How about an intimate dining affair, corporate event, or space to meet with clients off-site? The Barristers Club has a selection of conference and meeting rooms that can be rented out for any of your smaller social needs.

The South Dining room is the perfect location for showers and small-mid sized gatherings for up to 40 guests.

Multiple conference rooms are also available for any of your meeting or seminar needs. Be sure to inquire about the availability of audio/visual equipment.


Amenities

Food & Beverage

The Barristers Club is equipped with a "caterer's dream kitchen”, a full-service commercial kitchen, where all of your dining wishes are possible. The facility is available for use by a caterer of your choice, which allows you to select your menu based on your budget. Schedule a meeting with our event coordinator today and we can assist in designing the perfect catering package for you.

As a Pennsylvania licensed facility, The Barristers Club provides all alcoholic beverage services for events.

You will have a selection of bar packages including:

  • House and Premium Brands
  • Beer, Wine and Soda
  • Cash Bar

Outdoor Garden

The Outdoor Garden is perfect for smaller, more intimate events. Imagine exchanging vows or hosting a cocktail party in a private and beautifully fresh, outdoor garden. Fully customizable, guests have used the outdoor venue for a variety of different events.

Parking

Parking is available on site, adjacent to and immediately to the rear of the building. A caterer’s entry provides parking and access directly to the kitchen entry. There are 100+ parking spaces, in addition to plenty of off-street parking. All parking lots are well lighted.

For more information, contact us


Preferred Vendors

The Barristers Club is proud to recommend the following vendors, as they are familiar with the facility and have a reputation for providing clients with impeccable service. We welcome services from all additional event professionals. Caterers must meet insurance requirements to work in the facility.


Divine Dining
4200 William Penn Highway
Easton, PA 18049
610-740-4221
www.divinedining610.com
Louie’s Restaurant & Catering
2071 31st Street SW
Allentown, PA 18103
610-791-1226
www.mylouies.com
Royal Gourmet Catering
6092 Sullivan Trail
Nazareth, PA 18064
610-759-8080
www.royalgourmetfoods.com
Simply Smooth
1524 Linden Street
Allentown, PA
610-434-3900
www.simplysmooth.com
The Food Muse Catering
PO BOX 219
Gilbertsville, PA 19525
610-326-8501
www.thefoodmuse.com
Cathy's Creative Catering
752 Front Street
Catasauqua, PA 18032
610-443-0670
www.cathyscreativecatering.com
Catering by Karen Hunter
107 South Main Street
Coopersburg, PA 18036
610-770-1300
www.karenhuntercatering.com
Maison Blanc
1214 Gordon Street
Allentown, PA 18102
610-433-2700
www.maisonblancinc.com
Sagra Catering
620 Main Street
Hellertown, PA 18055
484-851-3220
www.sagracatering.com
Wholesome Food Catering
16 Sunrise Lane
Alburtis, PA 18011
610-641-0512
www.wholesomefoodcatering.com
Meritage Catering / Holiday Inn Conference Center
7736 Adreinne Drive
Breinigsville, PA 18031
610-530-4602
Culinary Experience & Catering
502 Durham Street
Hellertown, PA 18055
610-390-6234
www.culinaryexperiencecatering.com

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The Barristers Club

1114 West Walnut Street, Allentown, PA 18102

610-433-6204 x 19


The Barristers Club is conveniently located in Allentown, just a few short blocks from a number of restaurants and hotels.

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