Here’s what some of our customers are saying about their experiences at SteelStacks:

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SteelStacks named Best place to get married in Pennsylvania by Orbitz

Combining a sleek modern style with the romantic charm of the past, ArtsQuest’s SteelStacks in Bethlehem (about 1.5 hours outside Philadelphia) is the perfect place to bring family and friends together as you celebrate new beginnings. The ten-acre campus is all set against the remarkable backdrop of the iconic Bethlehem Steel Blast Furnaces.


SteelStacks featured on The Morning Call


Freshpet Leadership Training

“ArtsQuest, a renowned nonprofit organization dedicated to presenting arts, culture, and educational programs, recently hosted a remarkably successful business offsite at the iconic SteelStacks campus in the Visitors Center for the Freshpet Engineering team.

The Freshpet Leadership Training offsite was a standout success, earning rave reviews for its impeccable arrangements and exceptional offerings. One of the most captivating elements was the delightful array of cuisine, which left attendees thoroughly impressed. The careful selection and contracting of high-quality food vendors resulted in a delectable dining experience for all. Furthermore, the Engineering team were pleasantly surprised with all of the work that went into their off-site. Susan, Molly Emily, Elsa, Scott, Addy, Alexis, and Anthony really went above and beyond for us!

Notably, the team building exercise stood out as a pivotal highlight, leaving a truly transformative impact on all participants. Crafted with great care and insight, the improv exercise was intricately aligned with the company’s core priorities and business goals, enabling participants to tangibly connect their experiences to their work. The sessions were thoughtfully designed to foster unity, trust, and collaboration, creating an inclusive environment for authentic discussions and meaningful interactions. Not only a surprise but a very unique and clever team building exercise that made this off-site fun!

The exercise, tailored with relevance and excitement, was not just an indulgence in enjoyment but a well-crafted journey into creativity and innovation. It provided a platform for participants to unleash their potential, centered around a clear purpose and a resolute commitment to positive change via improv. The post-exercise debriefing allowed for contemplation on new insights gained and how they could be translated into tangible contributions within the workplace going forward.

​The impactful synergy of excellent culinary experiences and an extraordinarily effective team building exercise left an indelible mark on our Freshpet participants. It fostered an environment where open communication, idea generation, creativity and issue resolution flourished, establishing a profound sense of safety. Participants gained profound insights into each other’s strengths, weaknesses, and working styles, nurturing a more cohesive and empathetic work culture.

In essence, ArtsQuest’s business offsite was a resounding success, leaving an enduring impression on all involved. The exceptional culinary offerings coupled with the transformational team building exercise not only exemplified the organization’s commitment to excellence but also served as a catalyst for fostering camaraderie, creativity, and holistic professional growth. The event bore testimony to ArtsQuest’s unwavering dedication to creating exceptional experiences, underscoring its vital role as a catalyst for economic development and community enrichment. 

We plan on holding more of our offsite events at ArtsQuest for certain!”


Weddings at SteelStacks featured on Lehigh Valley Style:


“I had the honor of booking and having my wedding day at the ArtsQuest Center. I worked closely with Susan and her team to work out every detail. My now husband and I were able to take multiple walk-throughs, have a menu tasting, as well as a Zoom to finalize any last-minute details. The venue was unique and different from any other venue around. We enjoyed that our guests could attend both the ceremony and reception in one space and not have to travel. Susan made sure everything went off without a hitch. The guests raved about the decor, the friendly staff and immaculate food! The lighting and sound during the reception gave us the perfect vibe for a great party! I wish I could get married again!”

Rachel & Ryan

“We’ve been to a lot of weddings, but not a single venue was as unique and breathtaking as this. Many of our guests have told us the same thing. From the stunning views of the SteelStacks, to the beautiful architecture, to the friendliness of the staff, everything was a dream! Working with the ArtsQuest team was a joy from start to finish! Susan and her team let no detail slip and were three steps ahead in the planning and on the day of the wedding. Now, every time we go to an event at the SteelStacks, we always make sure to tell the folks we’re with “hey, we got married here!” ” 

Chris & Joel

“Where to even start?! Our wedding day at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks was everything we dreamed of and more. Susan and her team continually went above and beyond to make our day the most special and they 100% succeeded. They answered the countless questions we had, listened to what we wanted, offered suggestions when appropriate, and made sure every request we had was taken care of. Throughout the entire process, from our first email, to picking up supplies the next day, we felt seen and heard throughout. On the actual day of our wedding it was imperative to Susan and her team that we enjoyed ourselves and they did everything we needed them to in order for us to revel in the day. If there were any hiccups, I can tell you I didn’t know about them because they were never brought to my attention and the whole day was spectacular. Her team was professional but so kind and friendly! Our guests continue to tell us how seamless the day was, how great the staff was, and how much they loved the venue, and we couldn’t agree more. We would do our wedding all over again just to be able to have it at the center and with this team. We will continue to tell anyone who listens just how wonderful the day was and that wouldn’t have been possible without Susan and the entire team at ArtsQuest.”

Billy and Kelli Lennox

“My husband and I recently had the privilege of celebrating our special day at ArtsQuest in the Blast Furnace Room, and it was nothing short of extraordinary. From the moment we first stepped foot on the premises, we were swept away by the magic and elegance that this wedding venue exudes. We can confidently say that choosing ArtsQuest was the best decision we made for our wedding.

First and foremost, we were blown away by the exceptional service provided by Susan, Emily, & Molly. From the moment we inquired about booking the venue, their team was attentive, responsive, and went above and beyond to ensure every detail was perfect. They truly understood the importance of this day and made us feel like the most special couple in the world. The venue itself is a breathtaking masterpiece. The architecture outside and inside the building are impeccable, providing a stunning backdrop for our ceremony and reception. Our guests were in awe of the beauty that surrounded them, and many commented that it was the most picturesque wedding they had ever attended. One of the standout features of ArtsQuest is their attention to detail. The hospitality team worked closely with us to customize every aspect of our wedding, from the layout and decor to the menu and finer details. They brought our vision to life in a way that exceeded our wildest dreams. The level of personalization and care they put into every element of the day truly made it unique and memorable. The culinary experience deserves special mention.The food was not only delectable but also beautifully presented. Our guests raved about the delicious dishes, and we were impressed by the creativity and quality of the cuisine. The catering team ensured that every guest’s dietary needs and preferences were accommodated.

What truly set them apart, though, was the impeccable service provided on the day of our wedding. The staff was professional, attentive, and seemed to anticipate our needs before we even had to ask. They seamlessly managed every aspect of the event, allowing us to relax and fully enjoy our day. It was evident that they took great pride in their work and were dedicated to making our wedding a flawless and unforgettable experience. In conclusion, we cannot recommend ArtsQuest enough for anyone looking for an extraordinary wedding venue. From the moment you step foot on the grounds to the last dance of the night, you will be treated to a level of service and elegance that is simply unparalleled. Our wedding day was a dream come true, thanks in large part to the incredible team. If you want your wedding to be a day of pure magic and perfection, look no further. ArtsQuest is the place where dreams become reality.

Thank you so much for everything Susan!”

Samantha and Dartanyan


“We just hosted the most magical wedding reception in the Musikfest Café at the SteelStacks! The venue is spectacular – with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the SteelStacks. The food and drinks were great. And our guests can’t stop raving about the whole experience.
Not only were the results fantastic but the process of planning the event was actually fun. Susan and Adrienne are so knowledgeable and helpful, you’ll actually enjoy the planning.”


“To say that it has been a pleasure working with Susan and the ArtsQuest family is an understatement. The moment my fiance and I reached out to their team in regard to hosting a large wedding reception, I knew we made the right decision. Susan and her team were very responsive throughout the entire process, and we felt comfortable asking questions and receiving the team’s guidance. Not only is the venue absolutely stunning with massive glass windows overlooking the steel stacks, but it also offers an incredible menu. Although Covid-19 had different plans for our (canceled) 200 person wedding reception, the ArtsQuest team offered our deposit back, which many venues wouldn’t dare to do. My fiance and I are very confident we will find a reason to host another celebration at the venue in the future. Thank you to Susan and the ArtsQuest team for going above and beyond throughout the entire planning process. I would absolutely recommend ArtsQuest’s venue to any soon-to-be bride, without question.”

Abigail R. Keefe



“We were so happy to have booked ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks for our venue for both our ceremony and reception for our October 2020 wedding. It was our first choice and with both of us having spent significant portions of our life in the Lehigh Valley, we knew that it would provide the perfect backdrop for an amazing night.”

“We worked with the wedding coordinator, Terry Blackman, to shape our vision into reality. It was the same weekend as the planned Oktoberfest activities, and Terry was excellent about providing flexibility to make sure it would all work. We excitedly signed our contract in February 2020, and began to round out all of our other vendors, among which was a 9-person band for the reception.”

“Then — the coronavirus pandemic happened. Still hopeful that things would clear up by October, we had our tasting on the first day that Pennsylvania went to green, June 26th. At the tasting, Susan Drexinger was extremely well-versed in all of the evolving regulations and how ArtsQuest was accommodating them.”

“As we moved through July, it became increasingly apparent that we would have to modify our planned 100+ attendee wedding + cocktail hour + reception. Terry was great with providing a variety of different options and we finally settled on a beautiful, intimate 15-person wedding in the Blast Furnace room.”

“Everything with the rehearsal went very smoothly, from the room setup, to the music to be played, to the timing and flow of the ceremony. Terry was great at explaining to everyone their parts and keeping things organized.”

“On the day of the ceremony, we had perfect fall weather and an amazing, beautiful, intimate ceremony with our closest family and friends. We were able to get beautiful photographs in the Blast Furnace Room, as well as the roof deck, and had the trestle all to ourselves to capture unforgettable memories.”

“Despite having to change our original plans, everyone leaned in to the situation and made their best efforts to accommodate and ensure a beautiful day. We had an amazing time and will be forever thankful to Terry, her team, and ArtsQuest for making our dream a reality.”

Sean and Michelle Crawford



Painting by Celebration Paintings

“I think the biggest thing we can say about that painting and our day this year is, “Love is never cancelled!”

Thank you again so much for much for all your help and hard work. We loved our intimate day so much!

Kendall & Brett


Video by John Appleton Weddings.


“As soon as we looked at ArtsQuest, we knew it was the right venue for our wedding! We were looking for a space that would feel fun and modern, and of course ArtsQuest fit that aesthetic perfectly. We found the events staff incredibly easy to work with, helpful, and they seemed genuinely happy for us which made us feel really special. (The braised short ribs on the ArtsQuest menu ended up being a delicious bonus on top of these other pros!).”

Emily and Brittany


“Susan was like my fairy god mother that waived her magic wand and made the hurricane disaster go away. She saved my wedding!”

“Susan helped make our day a memorable experience. The SteelStacks building is truly a unique venue for any event!”

Rebekah & Richie Repasch


“We cannot thank the management and staff enough for making our daughter’s wedding a truly wonderful experience at the Blast Furnace room and Musikfest Café. We had heard that ArtsQuest does an amazing job but we were blown away at the attention to detail, friendliness, competence and quality of the event. If you are looking for a memorable day for your wedding in which every detail is handled professionally, please consider ArtsQuest. They are top notch.”

Mike and Laurie Flynn


“The hospitality team at ArtsQuest went above and beyond to make our wedding day memorable. Planning our wedding from several thousand miles away seemed easy! Susan and her team we able to communicate with us and execute every detail flawlessly. The venue is versatile and beautiful.”


“HMK has hosted a variety of seminars and client events at ArtsQuest over the years. Whether it’s an early morning workshop with a breakfast buffet or an evening reception with dinner and cocktails, everyone on the event staff does an outstanding job with customer service. Knowledgeable technical assistants are readily available and food servers are well trained and friendly. And the Blast Furnace Room was the ideal location for our office Christmas Party. It is spacious yet intimate, beautifully decorated; and of course, the back drop of the Bethlehem Steel blast furnaces is priceless.”

Maureen O’Meara
Director, Business Development
HMK Insurance


“The attentiveness of the staff, quality of the food, and outstanding view contributed to the success of our event. Our out-of-town guests were impressed by the historic steel stacks and how the Center compliments the site. We highly recommend ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks to anyone who wants a memorable experience at a unique venue that offers outstanding service!”

Alvin H. Butz, Inc.


“My event planning staff and I were extremely pleased with the facility. It is, after all, the newest, most stylish, and exciting venue in the Valley. But beyond that, the professional staff and event design and execution assistance was outstanding. The lunch itself was outstanding (a simple turkey club wrap was delicious and accompanied by home made chips and pasta salad) and got rave reviews from our attendees. Further, the design of the meal service, preset before guests entered the room, allowed for particularly stealthy service that was so quiet and unobtrusive to the meeting that it was obvious and another source of good comments by attendees.”

Frank V. Facchiano
Executive Vice President, Member Relations & Operations
Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce


“I have been to nearly 700 concerts around the region and across the country in dozens of venues and have not experienced a facility that rivals the ArtsQuest Center for atmosphere, acoustics, food & beverage options, friendliness of staff and even cleanliness of the bathrooms. I will not hesitate to make the 75-minute drive from my home to attend another event at your facility. You have a new supporter for life.”

Brian McGovern


To book your event or for more information about the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, please complete an online inquiry form or contact us at 610-332-1304. A member of our team will respond to you within two business days.

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