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St. Luke’s Cultural Center

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St Lukes Episcopal Church is as steeped in rich local history and has existed as long as Altoona itself. This former Church complex has been a staple in the community for the past 170 plus years . The complex is now home of the Cooks Family Foundation nonprofit in conjunction with the newly formed St Luke's Cultural Center. This is a versatile complex can host a wide variety of events.
 The breathtaking Sanctuary can host a variety of events from traditional worship services, weddings and funeral services as well as organ, piano, small orchestral, and vocal performances. 
The Versatile Social Hall can be used for theatrical performances with a full stage, vocal and dance performances, dinner theater, or as an event hall with flexible seating up to 300.  The gymnasium features a full size basketball court with bleacher seating and an auxiliary party room with a full commercial kitchen. This is perfect for kids birthday parties, informal social gatherings, pick up basketball games or a home base for after school programs.
In addition to all of the large spaces there are additional auxiliary rooms available for corporate meetings, after school activities and much more.
Call us today for a tour to view this beautiful and versatile space or any of our other four event spaces!

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The Cook's Family Businesses are dedicated to maintaining & preserving the business community in Central, PA. Owners Christopher & Jennifer Cook believe that the best use their God given gifts is making a difference in their community. The Cook's see no end in sight to their work & encourage you to help join them in their mission to continue improving Central Pennsylvania.

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Choose from our extensive menu through our sister companies Cooks Kitchen Catering and Lajo's Italian Sausage. From specialty Italian dishes to home-cooked comfort meals. We have something for everybody!


Party Rentals

Through our sister company you can make your event even more beautiful. From tuxedo rentals, a wide variety of linens and decorations, additional tables and chairs. 


Wedding Reception 

Make your wedding day ever more spectacular by adding on The Breathtaking Columns Banquet Center as your reception hall after your wedding ceremony.  Only a few minute walk across the bridge.


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1230 8th Avenue Altoona PA 16602


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