The Cathedral boasts several magnificent facilities that are available to rent.
Medure’s Catering is the exclusive caterer for the Scottish Rite Cathedral.
The “Acoustically Perfect” Auditorium
Once the largest and most magnificent between New York and Chicago, this 2,800 seat auditorium has had a wide variety of entertainers grace its stage. From national stars like Jerry Seinfield to local treasures like the Pittsburgh Symphony, the New Castle Consistory Men’s Choir, and the New Castle Regional Ballet, the Scottish Rite Cathedral has something to offer everyone. The auditorium also boasts a Mueller 4-Console Organ, which has over 5,000 pipes to create its wonderful sounds. It is connected to a player piano, which is played from the organ keyboard. There are only two of these in existence.
Main Dining Room
The Main Dining Room is 58 feet by 147 feet and can seat up to 600 guests at long banquet tables and 425 guests at round tables. This room is equipped with a stage, a baby-grand piano, and two food serving stations. Burgundy and gold trim accent the white walls. While being well-adapted for large banquets, it is also used for many other purposes, such as sports shows, automobile shows, bridal shows, and various other public gatherings.
Ballroom waiting for dancers to arrive.
The chandeliers in the Ballroom create magical patterns of light on the ceiling for events. The Ballroom is 49 feet by 102 feet, and will accommodate 250 guests at long tables or 150 guests at round tables.
East & West Dining Rooms
The East and West Dining Rooms are each 45 feet by 78 feet. Appropriately decorated and furnished, these rooms are ideal for anniversary parties, bridal showers, communion parties, banquets, and seminars. Each room will accommodate up to 200 guests at long tables or 130 guests at round tables.
The lobby is a true work of beauty; it is 70 feet long, and 40 feet deep. Suspended from the ceiling, 45 feet above, are three stained-glass chandeliers. Eighteen massive pillars flank the chandeliers. The lobby can accommodate up to 160 guests at round tables only.
Lobby setup for a wedding ceremony.
Lobby setup for reception.
The Mezzanine, which overlooks the lobby, can be rented for additional seating for the lobby. Up to 160 guests can be seated at long tables in the mezzanine.
East Lodge Room
Wedding ceremony site.