Located in the Delaware River Valley, this New Jersey neighbor to Philadelphia is a vibrant commercial center with upscale event venues. The 10th-largest city in New Jersey, Cherry Hill has a strong industry presence that includes Subaru, TD Bank and Pinnacle Foods. Thanks to their suburban setting, the meeting venues in Cherry Hill can be attractive alternatives to those in Philadelphia proper.
Cherry Hill, located near three major highways (I-95, I-295, I-676), is eight miles from Philadelphia International Airport, which is served by 20 carriers with flights worldwide. Taxis are reliable ways to get to and from event venues in Cherry Hill, and fares from the airport start around $60. New Jersey Transit also connects Philadelphia's 30th Street Station (downtown) with Cherry Hill via train.
The area's largest venue, the Philadelphia Convention Center, features one million square feet of exhibition and meeting space in downtown Philadelphia. Meeting space for up to 1,600 guests is also available at the 408-room Crowne Plaza Philadelphia-Cherry Hill; its 11,970 square-foot grand ballroom seats up to 1,500, and the facilities include an additional 29,000 square feet of ground-level exhibit space and 6,726 square feet of pre-function space. The 196-room Clarion Hotel has 20,000 square feet for events of up to 600 and 16 unique meeting rooms. For more intimate gatherings, consider the 186-room Holiday Inn Philadelphia-Cherry Hill's four meeting room with a total of 5,562 square feet of space for events ranging from 14 to 400 guests.
Other Cherry Hill event venues include the Garden State Discovery Museum, which can accommodate up to 250. Groups can rent the entire museum for a company-wide event, or opt for the smaller Theatre or Garden Room. Tavistock Country Club features private banquet facilities for as many as 300 with beautiful indoor and outdoor areas. An elegant option is the state-of-the-art Collingswood Ballroom and Theater, which has seating for 1,000 guests in the theater and 700 in the magnificent ballroom.
Dining venues in Cherry Hill include Sammy Chon's, which serves Korean cuisine and offers private dining for 150. Corporate dinners for 10 to 150 can be hosted at Seasons 52, which specializes in healthy seasonal fare, and a gathering of 100 can enjoy traditional Italian cooking at Caffe Aldo Lamberti.
For a post-conference diversion, enjoy a fascinating glimpse of life in the 19th century at the historic Walt Whitman home in nearby Camden, or the Barclay Farmstead Museum in Cherry Hill.