Interested in Holding Your Next Event or Retreat at Touchstone Center for Crafts?
Touchstone Center for Crafts is a unique craft school in the beautiful Laurel Highlands, only 60 miles southeast of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Touchstone’s artistic, educational, and residential facilities sit on 150 acres of lush woodlands and pristine wilderness. Whether it be amidst the towering stone chimney and wood beams of Blaney Lodge or nestled amongst the trees, Touchstone can provide the unique venue you’ve been looking for.
Please check our list of available spaces and services as well as Frequently Asked Questions. Certain event spaces and accommodations are not available seasonally and detailed questions can be answered by calling 724-329-1370.
Services Available Seasonally
Available Event Spaces
- Blaney Lodge – Great Room & Foyer | 90-100 Maximum Seating
- Blaney Lodge – Library | 15-20 Maximum Seating
- Baney Lodge – Bea Campbell Gallery | 30-40 Maximum Seating
- Dining Hall | 90-100 Maximum Seating
- Bonfire Area/Campus Green | N/A Maximum Seating
We can allow up to 99 guests at our indoor venues. The campus green will accommodate more.
We have multiple banquet menus to choose from including plated dinner and buffet menus, as well as hors d’oeuvres and food stations.
For Touchstone catered food we provide at our discretion:
- All food and beverage items listed in the menu
- Buffet tabling covered in white linen
- Chafers, serving dishes and utensils
- Upscale disposable dishes, cups & eating utensils
- Staff to supply the service of food and clearing of tables
Our catering menu reflects our most popular packages & options. However, Touchstone’s Chef would be happy to work with you to create a unique menu for your event.
You may bring your own food or have it catered in. Touchstone, however, does not provide use of its kitchen for the setup or preparation of these items. In addition, Touchstone will not provide any catered food for an event with outside food. The only exceptions are event cakes & cookie/candy tables.
Due to health and safety concerns, we do not permit the removal of any food supplied by Touchstone. You may take any leftover dessert you have brought with you, however, we do not provide containers for this purpose.
Yes, however, Touchstone will hire security and bartenders for your event, which you will be invoiced for.
We are proactive on the issue of underage drinking and over service, so we do card guests and hold the right to stop service of certain individuals if needed. We keep in mind the drive most people have in leaving Touchstone and want to be proactive on these issues.
Yes, you may decorate the rooms and tables however you may like with a few exceptions (sand, glitter, fog machines, etc.). There are restrictions on affixing decorations to Touchstone property.
You do the setup and clean up for your event. The only exception would be buffet tabling for catered food provided by Touchstone.
The rental fees depend on the particular size and requirements of the party. Once we have spoken with you about your particular needs, we can provide more information.
Yes! We encourage you to visit our property before making a reservation to ensure that you have found the perfect location for your upcoming event.
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