The Anthracite Center

Guest capacity

Up to 200 seated guests

About this venue

Our gorgeously renovated and historically rich space is perfect for anything you can dream up. We’re ready to play host to your next event and we’re suited for just about anything – from weddings and private parties, to community events, and everywhere in between. Host a conference or your next monthly office meeting, put on a theatrical performance, or look through any of the other 101 events we’ve managed to think up that the Anthracite Center can and will host. The Anthracite Center’s event spaces feature cast stone, marble and woodwork original to the building, which we’ve lovingly preserved and restored, making us the perfect backdrop to any event. Schedule a tour today and see experience the Anthracite Center for yourself.

Best of Zola 2024
Best of Zola 2023

Our event spaces

Available services that can be provided by The Anthracite Center

Services & amenities

  • Bar services
  • Catering services
  • Clean up
  • Dance floor
  • Dressing room / Bridal Suite
  • Event coordinator
  • Event rentals
  • Event staff
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Pet friendly
  • Service staff
  • Set up
  • Wedding cake services
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wifi

Transportation & access

  • Self parking - free
  • Self parking - paid
  • Wheelchair accessible


  • Barware
  • Chiavari Chairs
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Lighting
  • Linens


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5.0 out of 5

6 reviews

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  • Mrs

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    Tara w.Dec 2, 2023

    I just had my wedding here. This venue is beautiful and the owner Ashley and staff are amazing! they were the best to work with and literally thought of every little detail. The food was amazing too! They also have a great bridal suite for the ladies to utilize for getting ready the day of your wedding that was very convenient in the winter months when the weather is unpredictable and you would like to get ready with out worry about traveling to venue after you are all ready and the weather is questionable

  • Best wedding venue ever!

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    Kelly B.Dec 1, 2023

    The most beautiful venue, with the kindest and most helpful staff. The food is so delicious and Ashley the day of coordinator is the best! She is so easy to work with and she truly cares about your event.

  • Stress-free Wedding Venue

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    Rhea D.Dec 18, 2022

    We held our ceremony and reception at The Anthracite Center in Carbondale, PA. The staff went above and beyond to make our day perfect. Ashley made planning the menu, signature drinks, floor layout, schedule of events, and even identifying other vendors easy and stress-free. She and the staff paid attention to every detail so we wouldn't have to. They even brought food and beverages to the bridal suite during cocktail hour while I was having my dress bustled so I didn't miss out. We didn't have the most traditional wedding. They accommodated all of our offbeat requests. The food was fantastic! The building is gorgeous and provided the perfect backdrop for photos. I can't say enough good things about this venue and their staff. I highly recommend The Anthracite Center!

  • Everything you need in one location!

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    Felicia S.Dec 14, 2022

    We got married and held our reception here in November. Ashley was wonderful to work with and was able to quickly get back to us with any questions we had. Her and her husband were very accommodating to our food allergies and even customized their menu to make it completely dairy free (as well as some gluten free options)! They offer take-home family style samples of their menu to taste test in the comfort of your own home. Ashley allowed us to come the day before to set everything up (this is based on their schedule availability), which made our wedding day even smoother. She went out of her way to assist us and check-in throughout the whole weekend. There is a bridal suite available for use on the second floor that includes a table, chairs, window to the main area, private bathroom, mirror/makeup area, clothing rack, and hangers. It was the perfect place for everyone to get their hair and makeup done, as well as a place for our bridal party to leave their things during the wedding so they could change later. Ashley was there to assist us during the ceremony to help everything run smoothly which we held on the bottom floor with 90 people. After the ceremony we walked to a park 3 blocks away for a few photos while our guests moved upstairs (stairway or elevator available) for cocktail hour. When we returned from photos, Ashley was instantly there with a plate of appetizers for the two of us to eat a little before heading upstairs to join our guests for part of cocktail hour. We later moved back downstairs for the first dances, dinner, toasts, etc. Dinner was served quickly by some lovely staff and was delicious. The package included an open bar (premium option available with a small upgrade) for both cocktail hour and the reception. We were also each able to have a custom cocktail served to our guests. The package also included the appetizers, crudité, charcuterie station, first course (salad or soup), bread/butter, 3 dinner options with 2 sides, and a champagne toast. There was also soda, coffee, and tea available. The building is large enough to accommodate everyone dancing, but also small enough to keep the evening intimate. We cannot thank Ashley and her staff enough for such a wonderful day/evening and for making our dreams come true at such reasonable prices. There were no hidden fees thrown at us and there are many additional add-on options available as well! If you are looking for a venue that can offer ceremony/reception services indoors in Lackawanna, this is the place you want to go! Also bonus points for being LGBTQIA friendly!

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