Merchant Center

Event Venues in Downtown York

Whether you're planning a wedding, birthday party, conference, reunion, or even a work meeting, let Downtown York be your host.

Appell Center for the Performing Arts

Event Capacity

Perfect for Theatrical productions/concerts, private parties, meetings, etc.

Donor Lounge:
Maximum Capacity: 110 (scattered high and low top tables)
Seated Capacity: 64 (banquet tables)
Price: $500 (up to 8 hours)

Maximum Capacity: 125 (scattered high and low top tables)
Seated Capacity: 96 (12 banquet tables)
DJ/Dance Floor Capacity: 48 with 6 banquet tables or 100 with high tops along perimeter
Price: $750 (up to 8 hours)

Strand Lobby:
Maximum Capacity: 200 (scattered high and low top tables)
Seated Capacity: 144 (18 banquet tables)
Price: $750 (up to 8 hours)

Additional Info

No on-site catering available but renters may bring in any caterer they prefer. No outside alcohol is permitted.

For more info, contact Amanda M. Beck: abeck@appellcenter.org717-825-2248

The Bond

Event Capacity

We are really able to host any kind of event! The majority of our events are weddings, but we also host corporate gatherings for galas or networking events, birthday parties, reunions, proms etc.

Larger Indoor Venue:
Seated Capacity: 220
Standing Capacity: 400

Smaller Indoor Venue:
Maximum Capacity: 40

Royal Square Gardens
Outdoor Venue
Seated Capacity: 125
Seated Capacity: 220

Additional Info

The Bond works exclusively with The JDK Group to provide on-site catering & design needs for our events!

For more info, visit The Bond website. 

The Cab Gallery at the Handsome Cab

Event Capacity

The space is perfect for rehearsal dinners, birthday parties, wedding showers luncheon or brunch, baby shower luncheons or brunch, anniversary parties, graduation parties, small weddings, wine tastings, wine dinners, office parties, business dinners, pharmaceutical events, business presentations, private dinners, holiday parties, non-profit events.

Cab Gallery:
Max Capacity: 20 – 30

Seat Capacity: 88

Additional Info

Projector, television, and screen are available for rental.

On-site catering is offered through The Handsome Cab.

Central Market

Event Capacity

Philadelphia Street Seating Area
1,400 Sq. Ft.
Max Capacity: 175
Great for banquets, classrooms, receptions, and a theater. Draperies can be rented to create a more intimate setting and close off the area to the rest of the market. The restrooms are in direct access to this venue and it is handicap accessible.

333 Sq. Ft.
Max Capacity: 25
The Mezzanine in Central Market York overlooks the majority of the market and is perfect for hosting small events like children’s parties or small business luncheons.

Max Capacity: 25
The courtyard sits with an entrance to Philadelphia St. and an entrance to the market. It is a small friendly space that works well for parties. It can also serve well as an additional rental space for your guests to use when renting the Philadelphia St. venue for large events.

1,092 Sq. Ft.
Max Capacity: 30
The kitchen has a wide variety of commercial equipment, worktables, and provides for many of your culinary needs. Great for small business culinary production, cooking classes, private cooking parties, and more.

Performance Kitchen
380 Sq. Ft.
Max Capacity: 40
The performance kitchen is an open space located in the vendor area of Central Market. It can be rented for classes, cooking shows, or other events.

Additional Info

For More Information on this rental venue, click here.

Escape Games Live

Event Capacity

Escape Games Live can comfortably host up to 24 people in the party room, 48 players at once in the escape rooms only.

We specialize in the boutique party experience. Smaller gatherings for birthdays, anniversaries, receptions, networking functions, team building experiences, bachelor/bachelorette parties, and social clubs.

On-site catering is NOT offered, but they do offer:

  • Coffee, Tea, Bottled Water, Soda, Ice Machine
  • Plates, Utensils, Cups
  • Personalized Banner and Photo Area
  • Smart TV and Alexa
  • Groups may arrange food delivery or provide their own food as preferred
  • Groups may bring their own alcohol, but there are no drinks or food inside the escape rooms


Additional Info

Party Packages include additional options for entertainment:

  • Team Trivia customized for your age group
  • Parlour Games such as Word Salad, Clue Boom, and Photo Bomb
  • Minute-to-Win-It for the Kids
  • Boutique Holiday Party Package

Grace Manor Bed and Breakfast

Event Capacity

Can accommodate group sizes up to 20 people.

Perfect for business meetings, intimate events such as baby or bridal showers, teas, etc…

Limited catering on-site, but will provide managing catering options with local restaurants such as LettUsKnow, White Rose Bar and Grille, Subway, Panera, Isaacs, etc.

Additional Info

Visit their website for more information.

Keystone Kidspace

Event Capacity

Great for: 

Small Meetings: 10 – 20 People
Large Sit-Down Events: 50 – 200 People
Larger Circulating Events: 300+ People

A commercial kitchen on-site for caterers to use, with easy loading and unloading

Additional Info

Think of Keystone Kidspace for any event from team-building, to annual meetings, to luncheons and weddings!

Kyle Martin Event Management

Event Capacity

On-Site Catering Available or Renters may bring a preferred caterer.

Max Capacity: 125 (High and Low Top Tables)
Seated Capacity: 96 (12 Round 60″ Banquet Tables)
DJ/Dance Floor Capacity: 60 (with 7 Banquet Tables) or 100 (with High Tops Along Perimeter)

Additional Info

Great for birthday parties, mixers, product releases, book signings, music showcases, comedy shows, yoga classes, sip & paints, business meetings, family events, bridal parties, baby showers, etc.

Marketview Arts

Event Capacity

Up to 90 People

On-Site Catering Not Available.

Additional Info

Visit their website for more information!


Event Capacity

The Grotto at Mezzogiorno is perfect for groups up to 20 people but is most comfortable at 10 – 15.

Perfect for private theme dinners, corporate lunch meetings, theme dinners, small family/ friend gatherings, etc.

The Grotto is also perfect as a Bridal Suite if you choose to use Central Market as a Wedding reception venue!

Mezzogiorno as a caterer can accommodate much larger groups using the Philadelphia Street seating area right inside Central Market House! We can do just about any event and even extend out into Cherry Lane!

Additional Info

The room provides a drop-down screen and Bluetooth/ WiFi -Friendly overhead projector.

New York Wire Works

Event Capacity

Our 10,000 sqft venue can fit a range of event types & sizes, including a conference with seated luncheon (up to 320), served seated dinner (up to 600), and standing (up to 800).

No on-site catering available. Renters may bring in any caterer they prefer.

Additional Info

Perfect for vendor markets, conferences, large meetings, banquets, receptions, gala, reunions.

One South Boutique Hotel & Venue

Event Capacity

Seated Capacity: 75
Standing Capacity: 150

  •  Projecter, in-house tables and seating available
  • Several Menu Options ONE Hospitality Owned Restaurants:
    • Tutoni’s
    • Cantina
    • Aviano’s
    • Also have great creative chefs that are prepared to make dishes that meet the heart’s desire

Standard Options Include: 

  • Handcrafted farmhouse tables
  • Neutral black folding chairs with lightly padded seats
  • High top cocktail tables

Upgraded Features Include: 

  • Mobile bar (with RAMP certified bartenders)
  • Use of SMARTBoard for conferences or presentations
  • A variety of rental options including linens, china, flatware, glassware
  • Staff on site to assist with buffet or dinner service
  • Options to bring your own DJ, lighting, photographer, photo booth, and more
  • Catering from ONE Hospitality’s suite of restaurants
Additional Info

Great for anything from baby showers, weddings, to game nights!

  • Central location in Downtown York
  • Historic charm with big original windows overlooking Continental Square
  • Open floor plan for a variety of event layouts
  • Walking distance to other venues, bars, restaurants, hotels
  • Handicap accessible
  • Easily accessible from major highways (Routes 30 and 83)
  • Two parking garages across the street

The Parliament Arts Organization

Event Capacity

Standing Capacity: 35 – 40

3 6′ Tables with 24 Chairs around it as well as seating for an additional 10 people including a couch and stools.

We also have a courtyard where guests can mingle.

Available kitchen with a full size fridge, sink, microwave and large counter tops for preparing and serving food. Our gallery associates also have their RAMP certifications and are allowed to pour and serve alcohol.

Additional Info

Mixers, Product releases (book signing, music showcases, pastry parties, etc), yoga classes, sip and paints, business meetings, family gatherings (bridal parties, family reunions, etc).

Free Co-work space during our gallery hours, Wednesday through Saturday 12pm – 5pm.

Prince Street Cafe

Event Capacity

Private Meeting Room: Max Capacity of 22

Prince Street Cafe has a beautiful private meeting room with conference seating for up to 18, an interactive touch board, and a full menu from the cafe or additional catering provided by our sister company Merrymaker.

Additional Info

Perfect for Board meetings, small gatherings, office off-sites, etc.

You can learn more at

Revival Social Club

Event Capacity

Our private upstairs room, called the Library, can accommodate up to 50 guests for a cocktail-style event and 40 people for a sit-down dinner. The main floor dining room can seat up to 60 guests for dinner with a cocktail party event holding up to 100 people.

Business meetings & dinners, office training sessions, intimate weddings, rehearsal dinners, engagement parties, showers, happy hours, holiday parties, birthdays, retirements, graduations and more! If it’s a celebration or meeting we can provide the space and food you’re looking for. We can also bring the catering to you.

Additional Info

All of the food for our catered events comes from our amazing farm-to-table kitchen. We are rated York’s #1 fine dining restaurant and our private events feature the same globally inspired amazing cuisine! Our mixologists can also come up with creative and innovative cocktails for any occasion.

Rockfish Public House

Event Capacity

Maximum of 75 guests for our upstairs event space.

Business meetings, Lunch and Learns, Birthday parties, Rehearsal Dinners, Holiday gatherings, Retirement Dinners, Baby Showers, Bridal Showers, Graduation Celebrations, Funeral-Celebrations of life.

Additional Info

On-site catering is available.

Click here for more information.

Sara Ellen Event Venue

Event Capacity

Current Capacity: 150

Sara Ellen Venue is ideal for hosting events such as, Weddings, Receptions, Engagement Parties, Anniversaries, Birthdays, Graduation Celebrations, Baby Showers, Bridal Showers, Corporate Events, Conferences, Funeral Repasts, and many other types of events.

Additional Info

No on-site catering available.

Click here for more information.

Valencia Ballroom

Event Capacity

Maximum Capacity: 400 – 500

Business meetings, Lunch and Learns, Birthday parties, Rehearsal Dinners, Holiday gatherings, Retirement Dinners, Baby Showers, Bridal Showers, Graduation Celebrations, Funeral-Celebrations of life, Weddings, Dances, Non-profit events.

Additional Info

On-site catering is available.

Click here for more information.

Wellspan Park

Event Capacity

1741 Club presented by UPMC:

  • Maximum capacity: 185 guests
  • Most unique space in the park suitable for casual gatherings to black tie events
  • Amenities include: Full service built in bar with a bartender, great views overlooking home plate & Downtown York, set up and tear down services with customizable layouts, free on-site parking, complimentary audio and visual equipment. All amenities included in price!

Monarch & Solomon Suite located in Stella Skybox Level:

  • Monarch Suite: 50 guests
  • Solomon Suite: 70 guests
  • Combined maximum capacity: 120 guests
  • Convertible for business meetings with optional conference tables and furniture
  • Also perfect for parties with high-top tables and lounge furniture
  • Amenities include: great views overlooking 1st base side & Downtown York, set up and tear down services with customizable layouts, free on-site parking, complimentary audio and visual equipment. All amenities included in price!

Bud Light Picnic Area:

  • Maximum capacity: 325 guests
  • Access to the playground for kids
  • Amenities include: covered seating, great views, set up and tear down services with customizable layouts, free on-site parking, complimentary audio and visual equipment. All amenities included in price! Ability to add bar service and arcade and lawn games.
Additional Info

We have the flexibility to accommodate Events large and small. Consider hosting your reunions, receptions, meetings, anniversaries, birthdays, weddings and everything in between. With our full stadium capacity of 7,000 , we can offer a perfectly unique setting within any or all of our spaces!

All catering at WellSpan Park is exclusively provided by Revolution Hospitality.

York College Center for Community Engagement

Event Capacity

Group sizes (given current COVID spacing restrictions):

Conference/meeting: Up to 30
Banquet: Up to 50

On-site catering not available.

Additional Info

Currently booking appropriately distanced meetings and luncheons for local businesses, non-profits, and community organizations.

York County History Center

Event Capacity

We offer numerous group sizes up to 250 guests at the Agricultural & Industrial Museum.

Lessee can choose their own caterer from our approved catering list.

Additional Info

Business Meetings, Wedding Ceremony & Reception, Birthday Parties, Retirement Parties, High School Proms, Class Reunions, etc.

The Yorktowne Hotel

Event Capacity

Tradition combines with up-to-to-date amenities to make The Yorktowne Hotel the ideal place to hold your meeting or special event. With over 10,000 square feet of flexible space, the professional meeting planner or event host will find a complete range of services provided by a knowledgeable staff in this landmark hotel located in the heart of Downtown York.

Wellspan Ballroom
Capacity information: 270 round table seated, 260 classroom style, 400 people reception style, 460 theater style, 3,700 square feet total. Ballroom can be divided for smaller events or dual spaces.

The Graham Rooftop Lounge
Full bar, small plate service, outdoor seating, incredible views. Capacity information (reception style): Inside 60, outside 150, 4,755 square feet total.

The Pullo Room
Capacity information: 30 conference style, 50 classroom style, 60 round table seated, 70 reception style, 90 theater style, 850 square feet total.

The Barnhart Memories Tea Room
Historic meeting space. Capacity information: 12 conference style, 20 round table seated, 40 theater style, 345 square feet total.

Conference Rooms North and South
Capacity information: 10 per room, or 22 combined.

The Stewart Companies Room
Perfect for a business meeting or a private dining reception, featuring a large screen A/V display. Capacity information: 16 conference style, 30 round table seated, 473 square feet total.

Additional Info

Complete conference services, including staff and audio-visual team. Events may utilize food and beverage options from the Yorktowne catering menu, or plan a custom menu.

Hotel shipping and receiving services are available.

For more information contact

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