Welcome to The Carlisle Vault, Carlisle’s premier event venue! We offer a unique space in the heart of downtown with many options to make your event special and memorable.

Visit our Wedding Page for more information on planning your wedding at The Carlisle Vault.

Vist our Events page for more information on hosting your event at The Carlisle Vault.


Built in 1816, this gorgeous building on the northeast corner of Carlisle’s town square saw continuous banking service, first as the location of the Carlisle Bank and from 1846 as the home of the Carlisle Deposit Bank & Trust Company. The building closed its doors as a banking establishment in 2007. Seeing a need to transform the bank which had been an integral part of the community for almost two centuries, our building took on a new life In 2011 as a one-of-a-kind special event and meeting venue.

The Carlisle Vault has been renovated to maintain its historic elegance while also adding modern amenities and comforts. The beautiful, two-story hall also features hardwood floors, enormous floor-to-ceiling arched windows, luxurious chandeliers and a balcony. Its impressive vault, built into the bank in 1890, now provides an impressive entryway leading to the graceful reception hall. Many of the original safe deposit boxes were used to add a special touch to the built-in bar area. It truly is a gorgeous backdrop and perfect location for a wedding ceremony, special event, or photoshoot.


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In 2017, Ross Morris, Laura Portillo, Ryan and Helena Twigg purchased The Carlisle Vault to continue their hospitality philosophy as found at their local restaurants- Café Bruges  and  Helena’s Chocolate Café & Creperie .  We believe that every event is distinct, and we therefore work with you to customize the venue rental to meet your needs and style. Whether you prefer a do-it-yourself approach or to complement your event by using our bar and catering services, The Carlisle Vault is equipped to make each event uniquely yours.

 We had our wedding and reception there on ST Patrick day last year. Larenda the events coordinator was so accommodating to all of our needs. The kitchen accommodated our caterers serving 200. We could not have asked for better bartenders . Thanks for an awesome staff. Thanks for assisting and making our day the best day ever.
 What a great use of an old bank! I was really impressed with how it was fixed up but still had its charm. I was also happy at the bathroom size.
I shot a wedding reception here. It’s such a unique place since it once was a bank. They literally have the bank vault open up to announce the bride and groom. It has a balcony floor overlooking a dance floor, but really this is a place for a small group only. The afternoon sun floods the hardwood covered dance area, so if you wanted a dark dance area, plan for a night event. I highly recommend this place if you have a small event to host.
The VAULT was the perfect place for our wedding ceremony and reception. Two of the owners John & Nadine were so accommodating and supportive for the past year- from the planning right up to the “Big Day” John & Nadine were there for us! Their attention to detail made the VAULT a beautiful venue for our special day.

Call or text (717) 382-8588
The Carlisle Vault
1 N Hanover St.
Carlisle PA 17013
Tours and Meetings by appointment only. We are currently closed for tours, meetings and events until April 30th due to COVID-19.  If you have any questions about a future event, please reach out now.

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Our In-house catering is provided through our restaurants Café Bruges and Helena’s Chocolate Café & Creperie

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