HOST A HISTORIC MEETING
Enrich your next meeting with the celebrated charm and rich history of Bucks County. From the home of a Nobel Peace Prize winner to a 17th-century-inspired riverside venue, it's easy to add a historical perspective to your next corporate outing.
• Meet at the former home of Pearl S. Buck, Pulitzer and Nobel Prize-winning author of The Good Earth. The Pearl S. Buck House & Historic Site is equipped with five on-site meeting spaces to accommodate up to 350 guests. The home's original 1827 barn is perfectly suited for meetings up to 70 people and features a stage and private seating area. For a more intimate setting, the eight-person conference room will brighten up your meeting with two eye-opening windows showcasing the area's natural beauty.• Bring your staff to Pennsbury Manor, the reconstructed colonial home of Pennsylvania's founder William Penn. The 43-acre property houses the palatial Manor House as well as stables, gardens and multiple outbuildings. The Manor House, furnished with 17th century period furniture, can hold groups of up to 100 people. Larger groups can take advantage of the lush grounds, with outdoor space to hold up to 500. The soothing sound of the Delaware River coupled with the unique environment provides the perfect setting for a successful meeting.
• Travel along the Mercer Mile for facilities ideal for groups ranging from 20 to 300 people. Explore the grand castle once home to acclaimed patron of the American Arts & Crafts Movement, Henry Mercer, at Fonthill Museum. The Education Room, a comfortable theater-style room, allows for 30 people while the Terrace Pavillion, surrounded by sweeping views of the neighboring woodlands, can seat between 20 and 50 guests. The Mercer Museum, built by Henry Mercer to house his collectin of Americana artifacts, contains five unique meeting spaces. The Elkins Gallery, with seating for 120, features a fireplace and grand piano for a homey atmosphere. Add a dash of color and creativity to your meeting at the James A. Michener Art Museum, an acclaimed cultural institute known for its collection of American Impressionist paintings. The facility boasts four available meeting spaces, including the 2500 square-foot Edgar N. Putnam Event Pavillion, and the more intimate, 50-person Penn Color Board Room. All facilities at the Museum include AV equipment including projectors, microphones and wireless connection.
• Walk the grounds of the David Library of the American Revolution and explore its rich history at your next meeting. The library specializes in American History circa 1750-1800, but it also offers multiple meeting spaces to accommodate groups of all sizes. The Feinstone Conference Center, a two-story barn at the heart of campus, houses the Stone Hall and the Rose Gallery. Resembling a local town hall meeting, Stone Hall allows for 100-125 people and includes a microphone, speakers and handicap accessibility. Downstairs, the quaint Rose Gallery, with its plasma television screens and serving counter with wet bar, can house meetings up to 100 people.• Gather your team on a riverside estate listed on the National Register of Historic Places and visited by such famous figures as Benjamin Franklin. Pen Ryn Estate is a great space to do business and still have a magnificent time! The tract of land was originally known as Belle Voir. In 1744, Abraham Bickley, a wealthy shipping merchant, built the mansion and renamed the estate. The site offers majestic ballrooms, elegant boardrooms and breathtaking outdoor spaces. The Grand Library and Gallery is perfect for accommodating meetings for 20 to 60 guests and private ballrooms are available for 70 to 500 guests.
• Why not host your meeting on the site where General George Washington and the Continental Army crossed the Delaware River on Christmas Day in 1776 to change the course of the Revolutionary War? Washington Crossing Historic Park offers a number of indoor and outdoor venues for gatherings of all sizes, including a 248-seat auditorium, a beautiful Rivervew lobby area with great views that can hold 225 standing and 75 seated, education center and multiple outdoor pavilions that can host 50 to 100 people.
Another viable option which showcases a historical milieu is the Cairnwood Estate. Built in 1895, the estate highlights many classical forms of design, and offers the perfect place for your big day. Enjoy the lush gardens and the intense detailing during a guided historic tour, offered Tuesday through Sunday at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.