• Regional Planners See What’s New in Bucks County at Annual Event Venue Show

     
    POSTED October 14, 2019
     
  • Regional Planners See What’s New in Bucks County at Annual Event Venue Show

     
    POSTED October 14, 2019
     
  • Regional Planners See What’s New in Bucks County at Annual Event Venue Show

     
    POSTED October 14, 2019
     

Visit Bucks County (VBC) hosted its annual Event Venue Show, an exclusive meeting planner event, at the Michener Art Museum on Sep. 19. The event showcased 45 exhibitors from local Bucks County venues and businesses to 100 meeting and event planners from the Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York region.

While networking and learning about Bucks County’s unique venues, attendees sampled tasty hors d’oeuvres from Catering by Design and beverages from Bucks County Wine Trail and Ale Trial. Additionally, Brooke Straiton Photography provided complimentary headshots for each planner. VBC hosted a Familiarization (“FAM”) Tour the following day to give planners a firsthand look at what the county has to offer.

Businesses in attendance included new properties like Stella by Jose Garces, the Riverhouse at Odette’s, Durham Springs, Triple Sun Spirits Co. and Nostalgia 1720. Other venues that made an appearance were Peddler’s VIlalge, Hotel du Village, Mercer Museum and more.

“Bucks County offers a unique selection of venues for meetings and events, corporate retreats, team building and everything in between,” said VBC President/COO Paul Bencivengo. “Our close proximity to New York and Philadelphia makes Bucks County an ideal countryside destination for planners looking for options outside the city.”

Remote working has become mainstream with the continued presence of COVID-19. While many people have welcomed the new normal of working from home, others miss the separation of spaces, as many corporate offices have remained closed since March. Without the daily obligation to go into the office, professionals have the ability to travel more freely. Hotels across the country are creating “work from hotel” deals–a play on “work from home”–so people can explore new places while still fitting in their 9 to 5.  

 

After several months of renovations, the DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia-Valley Forge is now open as the Alloy – King of Prussia, a DoubleTree by Hilton.

 

Due to COVID-19, non-essential travel was, or has been, banned for months. Long anticipated trips and in-person gatherings were canceled and people have adjusted to the new normal: staying at home and meeting over Zoom. However, states have been slowly lifting restrictions, and non-essential travel will soon be happening across the country again. However, some may not be as comfortable with the thought of traveling as they were before the pandemic.