• Venue Spotlight: Hortulus Farm

    Find a blooming beauty in Bucks County.

     
    FROM THE Summer 2018 ISSUE
     
  • Venue Spotlight: Hortulus Farm

    Find a blooming beauty in Bucks County.

     
    FROM THE Summer 2018 ISSUE
     
  • Venue Spotlight: Hortulus Farm

    Find a blooming beauty in Bucks County.

     
    FROM THE Summer 2018 ISSUE
     
  • Venue Spotlight: Hortulus Farm

    Find a blooming beauty in Bucks County.

     
    FROM THE Summer 2018 ISSUE
     

Tucked away in the rolling hills of Bucks County, Hortulus Farm is nothing short of beautiful. With over 200,000 daffodils, narcissus, bluebells, native dogwoods and Delaware Valley white azaleas, the 100-acre, 18th-century farmstead and nursery operation is perfect for event planners seeking unique and colorful scenery. Within its large property, the farm breaks off into 24 separate gardens on 30 of its acres, all linked by paths, green - swards and bridges. The historic property emits tranquility and its “18th- and 19th-century buildings are surrounded by such horticultur - al opulence that the scene registers as both sublimely serene and surre - al,” describes noted garden author Jack Staub. The farm is home to animals like dogs, horses, cats, sheep, chickens, ducks, swans, pea - cocks and pheasants. From May to October, Hortulus Farm offers a one-and-a-half-hour guided tour of the gardens in groups of eight to 50 people. Its event space, Heaven, occupies three bays of the upper greenhouses at the nursery, can hold up to 200 people and is filled with flowering trees, plants, rustic tables and chairs, and a dance floor. Jeffery Miller Catering is the exclusive caterer at Hortulus Farm. 

PCMA’s flagship event, Convening Leaders, brought industry professionals from 36 countries to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Jan. 6-9 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. “We built this conference around the theme Disrupt + Deliver because that’s what the industry needs and wants,’’ says PCMA President and CEO Sherriff Karamat. “We leave here with a greater commitment and better understanding of how business events can and must drive economic and social progress.’’

 

Aventri, a leader in events management software (EMS), recently released ‘The Top 100 Meeting and Event Venues in the United States’ for 2019. The company took the ten top-rated meeting and event cities in the United States and picked the top ten venues in each area, compiling a list of 100 highly-regarded spaces. 

The guide identifies the two most valuable factors in attendee satisfaction as venue location and activities in the host city, followed by capacity, uniqueness and proximity to local attractions.

 

These properties are contemporary, quirky and rich in local flavor.