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Dreaming Of Special Events And Private Party Venues? Turn To Lancaster Arts Hotel

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It’s finally here, the day of your party. You’ve accounted for all the RSVPs and got plenty of food and even more dessert ready. Your family and friends are all just as excited as you to celebrate this milestone, and you can’t wait to see their smiling faces.

And the best part about it is that you don’t have to set up your home or clean the garage to find your folding tables. You get to enjoy your event at one of the most beautiful private party venues you’ve ever seen, and you don’t have to do nearly as much work as you would have if you were hosting the event at home.

Let us help you celebrate your special event in one of the best private party venues in Lancaster, PA – The Blanche Nevin Room at Lancaster Arts Hotel. This space provides an elegant, unique location to host a birthday party, baby shower, bridal shower, graduation party, small wedding reception, or retirement celebration.

The Blanche Nevin Room is a flexible, 750-square-foot space filled with original art from local Lancaster artists and features exposed brick walls preserved from the authentic 1800s tobacco warehouse. Available for afternoon or evening functions, the Blanche Nevin Room can seat up to 50 people in a banquet-style setting.

Ready to schedule your event? Get in touch with us today, and let’s talk about what you want to host in our Blanche Nevin Room.

Fun Fact: We proudly named our event space after Blanche Nevin, the first recognized woman sculptress in the United States. She moved to Lancaster, PA, with her family when her father, John Williamson Nevin, became the president of Franklin & Marshall College in 1855. Her most famous piece is a Revolutionary War General Peter Muhlenberg sculpture which you can see at the U.S. Capitol’s National Statuary Hall Collection.

Private Party Venue Features

You need to find the perfect venue when it’s your responsibility to host a memorable party. And what’s more suitable than an aesthetically appealing space with several amenity options for your convenience? Not only does our Blanche Nevin Room have ample space for your guests and gorgeous artwork to enjoy while you party, but we also offer catering options and have all the audio-visual equipment on hand that you could ever need! What are you waiting for to get started on your next event? Get in touch with us today!

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Food and Beverage Options

Unlike other birthday parties or special event venues, when you host in the Blanche Nevin Room, you can bring your own food! This flexibility means you can have food catered by a caterer or local restaurant of your choice.

If you’d like us to help with your food options, we can arrange catering for your event through John J. Jeffries, located onsite at Lancaster Arts Hotel. Have a casual event for which you’d prefer snacks instead of a full meal spread? We can provide snack and beverage stations instead for an additional fee.

Please feel free to bring soft drinks, juice pouches, or water for your get-together, but remember you may not get your own alcohol due to liquor licensing requirements. You or your guests can purchase alcoholic beverages at our in-house bar when they open at 4 pm if you desire alcohol at your event.

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Audio-Visual Equipment

Perhaps you’re hosting a catered meeting in our Blanche Nevin Room and have everything in place, but you don’t want to lug your audio-visual equipment over from your office.

Or maybe you’re hosting a small family reunion and want to display photos from previous reunions or family trips. No problem! We can provide audio-visual equipment if you need it.

Our AV equipment options include a screen / LCD projector at no additional charge. This equipment is perfect for giving presentations, showing off photos, or even sharing a video of a previous event, like an old wedding video at a vow renewal get-together. There’s no limit to how audio-visual equipment can enhance the experience of group events. When you call to reserve the space, ask us about our audio-visual equipment options!

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Decorations for Your Special Event

Creating a memorable event is easier when you are hosting in a beautiful space, and art coupled with your personal decorations can make a truly lasting impact. We think you’ll find the Blanche Nevin Room is already full of all the gorgeous art you’ll need for you and your guests to enjoy.

Plus, it’s flexible enough to host various events, from elegant cocktail parties to birthday parties for children, without much modification. However, we understand that sometimes more decorations are desired. Depending on your event theme, you may wish to add a few more things to the space or simply rearrange the seating.

While we encourage you to make the space your own and decorate with freestanding items like table centerpieces, we don’t allow decorations affixed to the walls to preserve the art of Lancaster Country artists displayed throughout the room.

Have Your Party With Us!

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Sure, hosting a holiday party in your office’s meeting room or a child’s birthday party in your backyard can be an enjoyable time. Still, having an event at a designated venue can add that additional wow factor your guests won’t soon forget! Plus, the added convenience of having your party at an event space where you don’t have to set up or clean up can be exceptionally stress-relieving the day of the get-together.

You deserve a relaxing, fun, successful event, and we are ready to help you achieve that! Other private parties or event venues may leave you bored with their aesthetic, but when you book the Blanche Nevin Room for your event, you’ll get a venue steeped in history and beautiful art.

Choose to celebrate with us, and after your event, you’ll find that you have some new, incredible memories and stories to laugh about at your next event. Of course, we hope you’ll also host that event with us!

Ready to Book Your Private Event?

Planning your party doesn’t have to be stressful. Private party venues are an excellent way for you to throw an event without the chaos of preparation and cleanup while getting all the enjoyment of the festivities themselves. When you’re ready to book the event venue of your dreams, get in touch with us! We would be happy to help you create a party, corporate meeting, or family get-together your guests will cherish memories from for years.