Venue Spotlight: Penn’s Peak

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Penn`s Peak
By: C. Carroll
Photographs Courtesy of Penn`s Peak

For those of us living in northeast Pennsylvania, Penn’s Peak represents the best in a concert venue. It attracts top acts like George Thorogood, Gordon Lightfoot, and Lou Graham of Foreigner in addition to numerous tribute bands. But there are other beautiful things that happen at Penn’s Peak. Brad Paisley was the first act to play when they opened in 2013, and that year Penn’s Peak also hosted their first wedding.

This outstanding, private location is closer than you think. Located in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, it is just 20 miles north of the Lehigh Valley and just minutes off the Mahoning Valley exit of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. The beauty of its’ all-wood, rustic interior is surpassed only by the 55-mile panoramic view of the Appalachian Mountains visible from the deck.

Image-for-story-penns-peakYou can have your ceremony outside with the gorgeous view of the mountains for your backdrop, or you can have it indoors on the stage like a rock star. While the interior is beautiful by itself, the options for decoration are limited only by your imagination. You can decorate to the hilt or keep it simple with flowers and candles. The facility can accommodate a minimum of 150 people up to a maximum of 400 people.

When it comes to booking your wedding at Penn’s Peak, Special Events Manager Deb Beige will be your contact. She will be with you through the entire process from the initial site visit, to contract, to being there on your big day. She collects names and prospective dates and keeps them in order of inquiry to select and book in the first quarter of the year for the following year: for example by this March they had booked the 2018 weddings who had given dates (although there is still limited availability for 2018). While Penn’s Peak is a concert venue, once under contract, your date is secure and you won’t be bumped for a concert event!

Image-for-story-penns-peakAll food is handled by Penn’s Peak in-house caterer. The menus are flexible and a la carte – so you not only have a selection of meals but in what combinations as well to help with cost. They offer plated, buffet and family style service. You choose the bar package, and meal style to fit your preferences. Premium bar and buffet prices are under $90 per person. With a $500 facility rental fee, Penn’s Peak is gentle on your budget. They provide the food. Dessert is up to you. You may choose your own baker or use one of Penn’s Peaks’ preferred vendors. um161022_01

To contact Deb for a free consultation, email or phone 610-826-9663. Penn’s Peak is located at 325 Maury Road in beautiful Jim Thorpe Pennsylvania. Check them out on the web at