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Valley Forge – Montgomery County, PA Event Planning

Key Highlights

Hotels 33
Total Sleeping Rooms 1,200
Committable Sleeping Rooms* 328
Committable Meeting Rooms* 40
Largest Exhibit Space 240,000 Sq. Ft.
Largest Ballroom 54,000 Sq. Ft.
Average Hotel Room Rate USD $118
Average Daily Meal Cost USD $231
Average Weekly Car Rental USD $347
*Maximum for a single hotel

Valley Forge – Montgomery County, PA Meeting Planning Overview

Welcome to Cvent's Meeting and Event Planning Guide to Valley Forge / King of Prussia, a guide for meeting professionals. Home to rich history, outdoor activities, world-class shopping, lush countryside and exciting cultural venues, Valley Forge, just 18 miles from Philadelphia, bursts with a variety of unique meeting and event facilities and is home to the Valley Forge Casino Resort and Greater Philadelphia Expo Center. Adjacent to Valley Forge, King of Prussia (or KOP) is home to one of the nation's largest malls, as well as six colleges, Villanova University and a strong business community.

Both Valley Forge and King of Prussia are less than 20 miles from Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), which provides daily departures to more than 120 domestic and international destinations. The airport serves as the international hub for US Airways, providing nonstop flights to Canada, Europe, Mexico, and the Caribbean. Not only is the Valley Forge / KOP area found at the crossroads of four major interstate highways, it is served by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) bus system, providing direct access to King of Prussia and Center City Philadelphia.

Featuring more than 100,000 square feet of meeting and exhibit space, the former Valley Forge Convention Center, now the Valley Forge Casino resort, offers 488 newly renovated guest rooms, as well as three onsite restaurants, a nightclub, and a 3,000-square-foot health and fitness center. The Valley Forge Casino resort features a 40,000-square-foot gaming floor with 50 table games and 600 slot machines.

One of the most popular Valley Forge attractions, Valley Forge National Historical Park is the historic site of the Continental Army's pivotal 1777-1778 winter encampment. Today, it features replica soldier huts, monuments, a visitor center and an educational theater. Other unique venues include the 1,300-seat Keswick Theatre, a renovated 1928 vaudeville house, as well as the Abington Art Center, home to contemporary galleries and a nationally recognized sculpture garden.

Dining venues in Valley Forge / KOP include the cozy Creed's Seafood & Steaks, serving delicious American fare and an extensive wine list in an elegant interior. The Valley Forge area also serves as a location for several high-end restaurant chains that include Seasons 52 and its seasonally inspired cuisine. Morton's The Steakhouse and The Capital Grille specialize in USDA prime-aged beef and the freshest seafood.

In between meetings and group events, business travelers can visit the expansive King of Prussia Mall, located less than a mile from the Valley Forge Casino Resort. The three-million-square-foot King of Prussia Mall is the nation's largest shopping complex, large enough to accommodate five of the Great Pyramids.

About Valley Forge – Montgomery County, PA / Additional Info

Valley Forge's foundation is set upon its rich history. The area is the site of George Washington's 1777-1778 winter encampment and many of the region's attractions celebrate its Revolutionary significance. Likewise, King of Prussia, or KOP, began as a crossroads for trade and hospitality when The King of Prussia Inn opened in 1769.

Valley Forge also recognizes its rich artistic heritage through such attractions as the John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove. The center is located at the former home of the famous French artist and naturalist, known for his revolutionary painting style and lifelike depiction of wildlife. Another Valley Forge artistic site, the Wharton Esherick Museum, is the hilltop studio and residence of the craftsman artist, known for his non-traditional designs.

A fantastic destination for both vacation and business travel, Valley Forge / KOP offers the very best in outdoor recreation, history, retail, and the arts. While Valley Forge is a corporate region, it's also one full of natural beauty. In fact, the Valley Forge area is home to the largest concentration of public gardens and arboreta in North America. Valley Forge also boasts 40 public golf courses; plenty of opportunities for kayaking, boating and fishing and 55 miles of biking trails. Valley Forge Historical Park is available to groups for outdoor events.

Recreational attractions in the Valley Forge region include Spring Mountain Adventures, a year-round outdoor center offering skiing, snowboarding, zip line canopy tours, rock climbing, and geo-caching.

For a more leisurely outdoor experience, groups flock to the internationally recognized Longwood Gardens, located just 30 miles outside of Valley Forge. Part of the DuPont Family legacy, Longwood Gardens is a 1,050-acre oasis of gardens, woodlands and meadows, as well as four-acre main conservatory. Groups can also stroll through the 16-acre Elmwood Park Zoo, home to one of the largest open-air bald eagle exhibits in the country. The zoo features more than 300 North and South American animals in a park-like setting, and features a new indoor butterfly garden.

 
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