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

Reading , PA

LOCATION

100 N 5th St
Reading, PA US 19601 (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 you 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

When was your venue built?
1930
When was your venue last renovated?
2014
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Historic Site, Hotel
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Rustic, Vintage
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
325
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
4
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
104
Number of suites
52
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
500
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
89
Event Coordination
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Linens
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is transportation included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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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.

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Kelly
Wedding:
12/17/2011
5.0/5.0
The staff at the Abraham Lincoln made our wedding a dream come true! They were very attentive and it was a GREAT value.
The staff at the Abraham Lincoln made our wedding a dream come true! They were very attentive and it was a GREAT value.
The staff at the Abraham Lincoln made our wedding a dream come true! They were very attentive and it was a GREAT value. Read less
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tina192
Wedding:
11/12/2010
5.0/5.0
I had an awesome experience! Everyone at the hotel was VERY responsive and helpful and made every effort to ensure the day went smoothly. The food was out of this world! Everyone was raving about the filet mignon. I can't believe we had such a beautiful wedding and the cost was far less than any venue around. I highly recommend this venue to everyone!
I had an awesome experience! Everyone at the hotel was VERY responsive and helpful and made every effort to ensure the day Read more...
I had an awesome experience! Everyone at the hotel was VERY responsive and helpful and made every effort to ensure the day went smoothly. The food was out of this world! Everyone was raving about the filet mignon. I can't believe we had such a beautiful wedding and the cost was far less than any venue around. I highly recommend this venue to everyone! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
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
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Kimberly
Wedding:
1/14/2012
4.8/5.0
Jenifer and Ghassan were incredibly professional and focused on our wedding. The staff was awesome! They remembered my MOL when she went back to the hotel for lunch a week after the wedding. They help my aunt who was on crutches get to the ball room offered her a wheel chair and put her on a lower floor so she wouldn't have to stand on the elevator for a long period of time.

For the price and the location there isn't anything more you could ask!

The only issue we had was a slight snafu with the anniversary cake which went missing, and the cake set up because they set up the cake instead of the baker. But over all the ball room was perfect they set up the tables wonderfully including the center pieces and the night flowed smoothely despite my flub with the escort cards which they remedied - I mixed up the chicken and beef counts.

I'd highly recommend the Lincoln for any event
Jenifer and Ghassan were incredibly professional and focused on our wedding. The staff was awesome! They remembered my MOL Read more...
Jenifer and Ghassan were incredibly professional and focused on our wedding. The staff was awesome! They remembered my MOL when she went back to the hotel for lunch a week after the wedding. They help my aunt who was on crutches get to the ball room offered her a wheel chair and put her on a lower floor so she wouldn't have to stand on the elevator for a long period of time.

For the price and the location there isn't anything more you could ask!

The only issue we had was a slight snafu with the anniversary cake which went missing, and the cake set up because they set up the cake instead of the baker. But over all the ball room was perfect they set up the tables wonderfully including the center pieces and the night flowed smoothely despite my flub with the escort cards which they remedied - I mixed up the chicken and beef counts.

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Michelle
Wedding:
8/6/2011
4.3/5.0
Let me start by saying that the actual reception was perfect and the people we worked with throughout the planning stages were awesome. We could not have asked for a better night. The biggest dissapointment was that every summer there is a convention in the city and it so happened that our date was the same weekend as the convention. We only got 10 rooms to start and all but 4 rooms were booked for our weekend almost a year in advance. I think during summer weddings they should block off more than 10 rooms so that the wedding couple who are paying a good chunk of money have enough rooms for their guests. In the end it all worked out with cancellations and people sharing rooms but it was a little frustrating.
Let me start by saying that the actual reception was perfect and the people we worked with throughout the planning stages Read more...
Let me start by saying that the actual reception was perfect and the people we worked with throughout the planning stages were awesome. We could not have asked for a better night. The biggest dissapointment was that every summer there is a convention in the city and it so happened that our date was the same weekend as the convention. We only got 10 rooms to start and all but 4 rooms were booked for our weekend almost a year in advance. I think during summer weddings they should block off more than 10 rooms so that the wedding couple who are paying a good chunk of money have enough rooms for their guests. In the end it all worked out with cancellations and people sharing rooms but it was a little frustrating. 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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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year 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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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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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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