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.