Interested in Holding Your Next Event at Touchstone Center for Crafts?



 About Touchstone... 

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 a Frequently Asked Questions. Certain event spaces and accommodations are not available seasonally and detailed questions can be answered by calling 724-329-1370 or emailing:

Services Available Seasonally

Event Month

Room Rental

Beverage Service Catering

Existing Dining Hall Meal Service

October - April  X  X  X  N/A
May & September  X  X  X  N/A
June - August  X  X  N/A  X

Available Event Spaces

Maximum Seating

Blaney Lodge – Great Room & Foyer

90 - 100

Blaney Lodge - Library

15 - 20

Blaney Lodge – Bea Campbell Gallery

30 - 40

Dining Hall

90 - 100

Bonfire Area / Campus Green


For more information, please fill out the form below...


 How many guests can your banquet hall hold? 
We can allow up to 99 guests at our indoor venues. The campus green will accommodate more.

 What catering options do you offer? 
We have multiple banquet menus to choose from including plated dinner and buffet menus, as well as hors d'oeuvres and food stations. 

 What does your menu price include? 
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

 Can I create my own menu? 
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.

 Can we bring in our own food? 
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.

 Can I, or my guests, take any leftover food home with me? 
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.

 Can we provide our own alcohol? 
Yes, however, Touchstone will hire security and bartenders for your event, which you will be invoiced for.

 Do you police the drinking? 
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 pro active on these issues.

 Can I bring my own decorations (i.e. balloons, centerpieces, streamers)? 
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.

 Who does the set up and clean up? 
You do the set up and clean up for your event. The only exception would be buffet tabling for catered food provided by Touchstone.

 What are the rental fees? 
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. 

 Can I see the location before I make my final decision? 
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.

Upcoming events

No events available

Touchstone Center for Crafts
1049 Wharton Furnace Rd.
Farmington, PA 15437
T: 724.329.1370
T: 800.721.0177 
F: 724.329.1371

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