Located in the southwestern part of the state, Trenton, New Jersey's capital, is 35 miles away from Philadelphia and less than 70 miles outside of New York City, making it the gateway to major urban markets. The city is home to a number of attractions and unique venues ranging from state museums to Capitol Complex buildings. Meeting venues in Trenton cater mostly to government and association business.
Trenton is easily reached via the Philadelphia International Airport, which serves more than 30 million passengers each year on 30 total airlines, offering 587 daily departures to 120 cities including 36 international destinations. As part of the Northeast Corridor rail network, Trenton is easily accessible through Amtrak, NJ Transit and SEPTA, which is the local connector between Trenton and Philadelphia.
One of the largest venues in Trenton is Sun National Bank Center, which can accommodate up to 9,000 guests for concerts, as well as basketball and hockey games. (The Sun National Bank Center has 1,150 club seats and 34 private luxury suites available for rental.)
Hotel venues in Trenton include the 193-room Wyndham Garden Trenton, located just steps away from Trenton's historic downtown and Capitol Complex and adjacent to the city's war memorial, which offers additional meeting space. The Trenton Marriott Downtown features 11,000 square feet of meeting space and 15 meeting rooms. As the hotel's largest event space, the 5,922-square-foot LaFayette Ballroom can accommodate up to 525 guests.
Trenton event venues include the New Jersey State Museum, which features four museums under one roof. The museum also features a cutting-edge planetarium, as well as multiple event space, including a 384-seat auditorium and expansive first floor with views of the Delaware River. Trenton's Old Barracks Museum examines colonial and American history in barracks facilities constructed in 1758. Museum guests can participate in gallery tours and hold private events for up to 400 people.
Many of Trenton's restaurants offer both sumptuous cuisine and private event space. The cozy Amici Milano serves delicious Northern Italian fare, while Cafe International serves as a premier Trenton dining and entertainment venue. Blue Danube Restaurant specializes in authentic Eastern European cuisine, while Rozmaryn Restaurant is Trenton's heralded source for Polish fare. Established in 1947, Trenton's famous DeLorenzo's is a city landmark, serving delicious, traditional tomato pies.
Trenton has recently gained prominence as the location for the best-selling Janet Evanovich novels featuring Stephanie Plum, the "bombshell bounty hunter." TrenTours, a local tour company, offers a Stephanie Plum tour among its repertory.