Have the city be the backdrop for your wedding! The Renaissance Allentown is the perfect venue for couples looking for an elegant space that’s conveniently located in Downtown Allentown. Whether you’re hosting a private reception for 50 guests or planning a large celebration for up to 400 guests, the team at the Renaissance Allentown will help you find the ideal space. Your guests will enjoy a special rate when you reserve a block of rooms for your wedding day, and they will have a short walk to their room once the party is over.
When you choose the Renaissance Allentown for your wedding you’ll work with an on-staff wedding planner, Angela Salloum, who will be there every step of the way to make sure your wedding day is perfect. Get to know Angela and learn why the Renaissance Allentown is the perfect venue for you.
How long have you been working at the Renaissance? 5 years – I think I always knew I wanted to go into the hospitality industry. I was in banking, but I realized something was missing. So I took a few hospitality classes!
What’s the favorite part of your job? Seeing every guest’s dream moment come true. It’s their special occasion, and they’re happy and dancing. I’m the type of person who is happy when other people are happy. The energy and feelings they bring into every event are so amazing. It’s incredible to be a part of special days, and some moments always stand out. For weddings, it’s when the bride and groom dance for the first time. Or the little moment when they come and thank you for making everything happen for them.
What’s your favorite type of wedding you’ve planned? I love our New Year’s Eve weddings. The hype of New Year’s Eve is great, everybody is so excited because it’s New Year’s Eve. Everyone’s partying, and everybody wants to have a good time. We also do fireworks across the street to add to the whole celebration.
What makes the Renaissance Allentown stand out from other venues in the area? Everything is stress-free from the moment they come and do a site visit or all the way until the day of the wedding. I’m there for them, and I help them through this whole process. Venue-wise, there are not many hotels in the Lehigh Valley like us. We’re industrial modern or more hip, and the city vibe brings people in. If they want to go bar hopping afterward, they can go out to a bar. You don’t have to go to New York or Philly, you have it right here in Allentown. Also, we have a balcony it makes it even better because you could have an inside/outside event.