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ABRAHAM LINCOLN HOTEL, Est. 1930 ~ A Historic Hotel of America

Reading , PA

LOCATION

100 N 5th St
Reading, PA 19601 US (map)

PHONE

610-372-3700

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Celebrate your love and celebrate your wedding with the style, festivities and elegance you have always imagined.

Come discover weddings at The Abraham Lincoln.

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Celebrate your love and celebrate your wedding with the style, festivities and elegance you have always imagined.

Come discover weddings at The Abraham Lincoln.

Whether you’re planning a destination wedding, a grand celebration, an intimate gathering, an encore wedding or renewing your vows, celebrate at The Abraham Lincoln Reading Hotel!

Experience weddings at The Abraham Lincoln Reading Hotel where you will dine, dance and celebrate your special day knowing every detail has been perfectly orchestrated to your desires.

Mix in picturesque architecture, stunning culinary selections, your choice of grand and intimate venues, plenty of overnight lodging and a professional wedding staff and your wedding will be perfect!

Our private venues provide the ideal atmosphere and size for your wedding. Select an intimate salon for around 40 guests, our classic venue for around 100 guests or the grand celebration for up to 325 guests in our Presidential Ballroom, all exquisite, romantic and ready for your finishing touches. Come discover how much fun your wedding can be.

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
1
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
4
Describe your venue:
Ballroom, Historic, Hotel
Describe the style of your venue
Glamorous, Vintage, Classic
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
325
What event services do you offer?
Accommodations, Catering / Bar, Clean Up, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Outside Vendors OK, Set Up
What catering services do you offer?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What event items are available?
Altar/Arches, Chair Covers, Chairs, Dance Floor, Tables
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Shuttle, Wheelchair Access

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.9/5.0
I am working with Francis and she absolutely wonderful! We can change anything and everything even the food choices they are soo flexable! I really thought it was a nice touch that the GM even came out to greet us!
I am working with Francis and she absolutely wonderful! We can change anything and everything even the food choices they Read more...
I am working with Francis and she absolutely wonderful! We can change anything and everything even the food choices they are soo flexable! I really thought it was a nice touch that the GM even came out to greet us! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.7/5.0
Everything was perfect for the event. Perfect. Because of management and staff changes during the year, planning the event was a bit of a challenge. But in the last 2 months they got it right! The people who made it happen were helpful, professional, and catered to our every want and need. If booking rooms for your event keep an eye on things. Front desk staff changes and they don't always get it right.....but things get fixed in a timely fashion when brought to their attention. Great venue!
Everything was perfect for the event. Perfect. Because of management and staff changes during the year, planning the event Read more...
Everything was perfect for the event. Perfect. Because of management and staff changes during the year, planning the event was a bit of a challenge. But in the last 2 months they got it right! The people who made it happen were helpful, professional, and catered to our every want and need. If booking rooms for your event keep an eye on things. Front desk staff changes and they don't always get it right.....but things get fixed in a timely fashion when brought to their attention. Great venue! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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MaryEllen
Wedding:
12/13/2014
5.0/5.0
The event was lovely and the price was right.
The event was lovely and the price was right.
The event was lovely and the price was right. Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
10/25/2014
4.7/5.0
The staff and managers were amazing to work with. Everyone was always friendly, polite and patient. The venue is a gorgeous place to hold any event! I'd recommend the Abe to anyone!!! Loved it!
The staff and managers were amazing to work with. Everyone was always friendly, polite and patient. The venue is a Read more...
The staff and managers were amazing to work with. Everyone was always friendly, polite and patient. The venue is a gorgeous place to hold any event! I'd recommend the Abe to anyone!!! Loved it! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.9/5.0
I worked with Vanessa and she was amazing. Her personality was welcoming and her charm was thee best. My family loved her and she helped make everything perfect for us. I was uneasy at first because when I originally booked my reception here I was working with Joy. She was rude and unprofessional. She took forever to get back to me and just did not look the part. When Vanessa contacted me, I was nervous but after meeting with her she calmed my nerves 100%. She was there on the day of my wedding and even gave me a wedding gift..totally unexpected. But it just showed that she cared. The banquet staff was also great! Jordan was wonderful! The food service was great and my guests were very pleased. The ballroom is absolutely stunning! I would recommend this venue to anyone.
I worked with Vanessa and she was amazing. Her personality was welcoming and her charm was thee best. My family loved her Read more...
I worked with Vanessa and she was amazing. Her personality was welcoming and her charm was thee best. My family loved her and she helped make everything perfect for us. I was uneasy at first because when I originally booked my reception here I was working with Joy. She was rude and unprofessional. She took forever to get back to me and just did not look the part. When Vanessa contacted me, I was nervous but after meeting with her she calmed my nerves 100%. She was there on the day of my wedding and even gave me a wedding gift..totally unexpected. But it just showed that she cared. The banquet staff was also great! Jordan was wonderful! The food service was great and my guests were very pleased. The ballroom is absolutely stunning! I would recommend this venue to anyone. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Staci
Wedding:
12/21/2013
2.6/5.0
I had my wedding here on 12/21/13 and was very disappointed. While the place is gorgeous, especially at the holidays, and reasonable that is where it ended. Our second wedding coordinator was terrific but she was one person and couldn't do the job alone.
The guest rooms were AWFUL! No cable, backed up sinks, TVs from the 1960s, and overall grungy. They were given "drink vouchers" to make up for the lack of cable.
However, after the wedding they shut down the bar because of non-wedding members getting into a verbal altercation. It was shut down obviously so they didn't need to honor all the drink vouchers!
The actual reception was great BUT they lost many of my items (some of which were rented) and did not give me a refund-so I was out a lot of money.
This is a subpar place with subpar staff and AWFUL rooms! Outside of the wedding coordinator I'd say stay far away from this place!!!
I had my wedding here on 12/21/13 and was very disappointed. While the place is gorgeous, especially at the holidays, and Read more...
I had my wedding here on 12/21/13 and was very disappointed. While the place is gorgeous, especially at the holidays, and reasonable that is where it ended. Our second wedding coordinator was terrific but she was one person and couldn't do the job alone.
The guest rooms were AWFUL! No cable, backed up sinks, TVs from the 1960s, and overall grungy. They were given "drink vouchers" to make up for the lack of cable.
However, after the wedding they shut down the bar because of non-wedding members getting into a verbal altercation. It was shut down obviously so they didn't need to honor all the drink vouchers!
The actual reception was great BUT they lost many of my items (some of which were rented) and did not give me a refund-so I was out a lot of money.
This is a subpar place with subpar staff and AWFUL rooms! Outside of the wedding coordinator I'd say stay far away from this place!!! Read less
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Heather
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
We worked with Tracey, she was so wonderful and helpful. A job well done. Our cocktail hour was on the raised portion of the lobby area which was amazing - the historic feel of the hotel is great. The ballroom is fabulous, we loved the mirrors they had placed around the walls, it opened the room a lot. All of our guests loved the venue and the food was excellent!! Thank you for making our wedding so wonderful.

*Heather & Christopher*
We worked with Tracey, she was so wonderful and helpful. A job well done. Our cocktail hour was on the raised portion of Read more...
We worked with Tracey, she was so wonderful and helpful. A job well done. Our cocktail hour was on the raised portion of the lobby area which was amazing - the historic feel of the hotel is great. The ballroom is fabulous, we loved the mirrors they had placed around the walls, it opened the room a lot. All of our guests loved the venue and the food was excellent!! Thank you for making our wedding so wonderful.

*Heather & Christopher* Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
3.1/5.0
The ballroom is beautiful and the hotel is nice. Unfortunately their food and beverage manager who was very pleasant and courteous left last month (October 2012). The sales person, Tracey Carabella can be very unpleasant to deal with. She is not consistent and makes a lot of mistakes which she then tries to cover up. The ratings above reflect our dealings with the food and beverage manager. Without him, I would rate the venue lower.
The ballroom is beautiful and the hotel is nice. Unfortunately their food and beverage manager who was very pleasant and Read more...
The ballroom is beautiful and the hotel is nice. Unfortunately their food and beverage manager who was very pleasant and courteous left last month (October 2012). The sales person, Tracey Carabella can be very unpleasant to deal with. She is not consistent and makes a lot of mistakes which she then tries to cover up. The ratings above reflect our dealings with the food and beverage manager. Without him, I would rate the venue lower. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
5/26/2012
3.9/5.0
It was extremely hot inside building and my guest were very uncomfortable.
NO alcohol shots for bridal party or guest ... Thats dumb
It was extremely hot inside building and my guest were very uncomfortable.
NO alcohol shots for bridal party or guest Read more...
It was extremely hot inside building and my guest were very uncomfortable.
NO alcohol shots for bridal party or guest ... Thats dumb Read less
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Cathleen
Wedding:
5/19/2012
1.0/5.0
I had originally worked with a woman named Jennifer. She was great - put me at ease and I thought I would have no problems. A couple months before my wedding, she left for another job. I was then "assigned" to Tracey. That's where my nightmare began. Tracey was difficult to get responses from. She was rude and gave me attitude. It was made very clear that she only cared about her commission check. We had top shelf bar at our wedding, but Banker's Club was being served. Tracey never told me we were doing a walk through 2 days before the wedding. She also never told me she would be out of the office the day before my wedding so when I got her out of office response, I was shocked. I received a call from Ghassan saying he waited for us for our walk through, but we never showed - well we were never told about it. So he tried his best to do what he could over the phone, but it left me feeling very uneasy. Honestly, there were so many issues that I can't even write all of them here. The ballroom was stunning, but only because I had chosen and supplied beautiful centerpieces, table overlays, and chair sashes. The pricing was more acceptable than other venues, but the service I received was horrible. I would have rather paid more and used another venue that did not talk back to me or serve Banker's Club when I paid for top shelf. I would not recommend this venue to anyone.
I had originally worked with a woman named Jennifer. She was great - put me at ease and I thought I would have no Read more...
I had originally worked with a woman named Jennifer. She was great - put me at ease and I thought I would have no problems. A couple months before my wedding, she left for another job. I was then "assigned" to Tracey. That's where my nightmare began. Tracey was difficult to get responses from. She was rude and gave me attitude. It was made very clear that she only cared about her commission check. We had top shelf bar at our wedding, but Banker's Club was being served. Tracey never told me we were doing a walk through 2 days before the wedding. She also never told me she would be out of the office the day before my wedding so when I got her out of office response, I was shocked. I received a call from Ghassan saying he waited for us for our walk through, but we never showed - well we were never told about it. So he tried his best to do what he could over the phone, but it left me feeling very uneasy. Honestly, there were so many issues that I can't even write all of them here. The ballroom was stunning, but only because I had chosen and supplied beautiful centerpieces, table overlays, and chair sashes. The pricing was more acceptable than other venues, but the service I received was horrible. I would have rather paid more and used another venue that did not talk back to me or serve Banker's Club when I paid for top shelf. I would not recommend this venue to anyone. Read less
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