In the middle section of northern New Jersey, Morristown is known as one of the cradles of the American Revolution, for it was in this small town that the Continental Army had its base. This history is celebrated today in three sites—Ford Mansion, Fort Nonsense, and Jockey Hollow—collectively known as Morristown National Historical Park. Morristown event venues feature these and more; and are kept healthy by the presence of the Honeywell Corporation.
Morristown is approximately 30 miles west of New York City. The closest international airport is Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), a 20-mile drive to the southeast, which has service to most parts of the United States, as well as to Canada and Europe. Morristown also has the Morristown Municipal Airport (MMU), which has corporate aircraft hangars.
Hotel venues in Morristown perfect for business groups include the 256-room Hyatt Morristown at Headquarters Plaza, which has 21 meeting rooms and four ballrooms; the 224-room Westin Governor Morris, Morristown, which has 15 meeting rooms and the 7,500-square-foot Governor's Ballroom; the 219-room Wyndham Hamilton Park Hotel & Conference Center, which has a 27,000-square-foot conference center; the 186-room The Madison Hotel, which has 14,000 square feet of meeting space, as well as a ballroom and conservatory; and the 60-room Best Western Plus Morristown, which has four meeting rooms.
Special event venues in Morristown in which to gather your groups include the Morris Museum, which has displays on nature and the physical sciences but also puts on performing arts, began in 1913, and has for rental the 312-seat Bickford Theater, Hennessy Hall, Dodge Room, and two-floor Museum Court; Mayo Performing Arts Center, shortened to MPAC, which puts on major acts and has a 1,300-seat theater, the 1,730-square-foot Starlight Room, and a 1,300-square-foot balcony art gallery; Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, in neighboring Madison, which puts on a changing roster of The Bard's plays and has a 308-seat theater, a grand lobby, and even a meeting tree house; Spring Brook Country Club, which has 18 holes of golf, has staged professional events, and includes a clubhouse with a 200-seat main dining room, and The Mansion at Bretton Woods, in adjacent Morris Plains, which was named in honor of the Maine town where modern international finance was supposedly sorted out and has space for corporate events of up to 200 persons.
Great group restaurants in Morristown include Pazzo Pazzo—Italian for "Mad Mad"—which has Italian fare, an award-winning, cookbook-writing chef, DJ music on occasion, and space for groups of up to 250 persons; fellow Italian restaurant La Campagna, which has the ability to cater to groups but no liquor license (it's a BYOB); Roots Steakhouse, which specializes in prime, aged beef and corporate parties; sports bar-restaurant Tashmoo Restaurant & Bar, which serves burgers, pulled pork, and wraps and has private space for up to 70 persons; and American-nouvelle fare Chef Fredy’s Table, which has influences from places as far removed from each other as Tuscany, Indonesia, and Jamaica.