Chester County’s Brandywine Valley is a charming destination offering a variety of historic and unique experiences for both leisure travelers and groups. Nestled in the southeastern corner of Pennsylvania, the scenic, green, rolling countryside, is just 30 minutes from Center City Philadelphia and...
Chester County’s Brandywine Valley is a charming destination offering a variety of historic and unique experiences for both leisure travelers and groups. Nestled in the southeastern corner of Pennsylvania, the scenic, green, rolling countryside, is just 30 minutes from Center City Philadelphia and the International Airport. Amtrak rail stations in both Philadelphia and Wilmington, Delaware are also less than one hour away. Brandywine Valley’s convenient location, along with excellent facilities and accommodations, delectable cuisine and old world hospitality, will delight meeting planners and guests alike.
Chester County offers a variety of meeting options from full-service meeting hotels and conference centers to unique meeting venues. Here are just a few highlights.
The Desmond Hotel and Conference Center; an International Association of Conference Centers (IACC) certified property host groups up to 300. Team building is a specialty at the Desmond; onsite golf and cooking team-building events are available.
The Conference Center at Penn State Great Valley is another state-of-the-art conference facility in the heart of Chester County and is the perfect location for meetings and events. A highlight is the 300-seat auditorium plus plenty of classrooms for break out sessions and smaller lectures.
Plenty of excellent hotel brands such as Sheraton, Marriott, Wyndham and Hilton all offering flexible space, comfortable accommodations and excellent service are available throughout the region.
A hallmark of Chester County’s Brandywine Valley is the array of unique venues.
History and horticulture merge at magnificent Longwood Gardens, a world-class garden treasure. Situated on 1,050 acres, Longwood features 20 indoor gardens as well as 20 outdoor gardens and a breathtaking conservatory. Longwood is perfect for retreats or corporate meetings and after hours it transforms into an ethereal event venue.
Built in 1882, the Phoenixville Foundry is an architecturally stunning building on the banks of the French Creek. The industrial character of the building’s exterior is largely intact while the fully renovated interior will provide a sophisticated and elegant atmosphere for up to 500 guests.
Chester County has a network of charming downtown and main streets offering quaint shops and a variety of dining options that can enhance your attendees evening options and which create a lovely backdrop for meetings and events.
The Chester County Conference and Visitors Bureau is your destination expert and will help you through the entire planning process from personalized site inspections, recommendations for off-site activities and attendance promotion. To start planning your next great meeting in Chester County, PA contact Courtney Babcock, Courtney@brandywinevalley.com.