Irish beer, handcrafted wood furnishings, shepherd’s pie and eco-friendly jewelry, Tellus360 isn’t simply a restaurant.

The four-year-old, Lancaster-based venue started offering events a little over a year ago. Previous to that, Tellus360 sold eco-friendly gifts and furniture made from reclaimed wood. This, along with their homey feel, has remained over the years.The venue even boasts a 100-year-old bar. 

“We have an incredibly unique, urban, rustic look,” says Ken Mueller, director of marketing and communications. “One thing we retained from our time as a retail store is that most of the building is fitted out in items and furnishings that are reclaimed and reused. Everything in the building has a story.”

Four event rooms are available to rent. The Temple fits 550 standing, 180 seated; Tigh Mhary holds 220 standing, 100 seated; The Lounge has space for 120 standing and 70 seated; and The Green Roof The entire building is also available for rent.

Outside caterers are allowed, but those looking to have the venue as their caterer will be able to serve a variety of items including Irish stew, enchiladas, chicken curry and a number of appetizers.

Mueller says people select their venue for their event because of the unique look and feel.

“Every room in our building has a different feel,” says Mueller. “But people choose us because we are different from most of the places out there.”

Location: Recognized as “the gateway to New Jersey,” Elizabeth is an ideal destination for meetings and events on a budget while boasting a New York City feel. Located 30 minutes outside New York City and 10 minutes from Newark Liberty International Airport, Elizabeth is easily accessible by plane, train, boat or major highway. With just over 132,000 residents, Elizabeth is the fourth largest city in the state of New Jersey after Newark, Jersey City and Patterson.


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