• Venue Spotlight: Vault 634

     
    FROM THE Fall 2018 ISSUE
     

    Allentown has a new luxury venue.

Vault 634 in Allentown provides guests with a lavish and highly customizable space for private events. The luxury boutique venue opened in May after the historic building it calls home underwent an eight-month renovation. The building began life in 1911 as a bank called The Lehigh Valley Trust Company, complete with fluted stone pillars, lion head statues, a 900-square-foot Victorian stainedglass ceiling, marble floors and handcarved bronze paneling. 

Enhancing the building’s preserved historical features and installing modern luxury amenities were the top priorities of the $5.5 million renovation. Included in the revamp: a marble staircase in the Grand Hall, a signature vault bar, five original Hess chandeliers, a state-of-the-art audio-visual system and a 2,000-square-foot addition to make room for an elevator tower and other amenities. 

Guests can book one or all three of the venue’s event spaces, which include the Grand Hall, the South Mezzanine and The Fritz Speakeasy. With 17,500 square feet of meeting and event space, the venue can accommodate a variety of seating arrangements for up to 200 seated guests and up to 350 for a cocktailstyle event. 

According to Director of Events Lyn Cunningham, Vault 634 never books more than one event per day to ensure that groups don’t have to share common spaces or worry about distractions. Since the venue opened, it has hosted a variety of events, including nonprofit galas and FAM tours.

“With the Gatsby-esque visuals of the space, corporate socials, themed events and weddings are also among our more popular types of events,” Cunningham says. 

Additionally, the team at Vault 634’s fullservice, on-site gourmet kitchen creates custom menus for each event. 

“Our experienced team approaches every client event, regardless of type, the same way: we never want any two events to feel or look the same,” Cunningham says.

With 342 acres, an 18-hole golf course, 150-slip marina and full-service spa, Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina, had more than enough to keep gorps busy. But the AAA Four Diamond property has just released an updated menu of teambuilding experiences. ““Our dedicated events team takes pride in curating unforgettable and unique group activities that showcase our beautiful location and help to ensure one-of-a-kind meeting experiences right here on the Eastern Shore,” says Cari Ruppert, Director of Sales, Marketing and Events.

 

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