10 Things You Didn’t Know About Mohegan Sun Pocono

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Sponsored by Mohegan Sun Pocono

1. Location, Location, Location

Mohegan Sun Pocono is conveniently located near most major metropolitan areas in the Northeast including New York, Philadelphia, New Jersey and Delaware. Located in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, the venue sits on 400 acres of hillside making it one of the largest entertainment, gaming, shopping and dining destinations in Pennsylvania.

2. Attention to Detail

At Mohegan Sun Pocono, the onsite staff is willing and ready to assist with every step of the meeting or event process. From catering menus that offer everything from casual café fare to elegant entrées, to 238 hotel rooms available for guests under the same roof, planning a meeting at Mohegan Sun Pocono is a breeze. With the 20,000-square-foot convention center hosting flexible meeting space for groups, meetings, banquets and other functions ranging from 10 to 1,600 people, to the team of certified experts ready to assist with every detail, Mohegan Sun Pocono is a meeting planner’s dream.

3. Keystone Grand Ballroom

Treat guests to an event where music legends have performed, exquisite galas have bene held, and fundraisers for the community have taken place. This 16,000-square-foot ballroom is the centerpiece of Mohegan Sun Pocono’s convention center. The Keystone Grand Ballroom doubles both as a music venue hosting acts like Tony Orlando and Richard Marx, and an event location for corporations and associations to host conferences. The space can be converted into an event center to hold up to 1,500 guests, or configured into 12 separate different spaces to accommodate groups and events of varying sizes.

4. Multiple Meeting Rooms

Four separate meeting rooms offer banquet, buffet, theatre, classroom or reception style seating to accommodate groups of up to 100. Each meeting room incorporates the spirit of the Mohegan Sun Pocono design aesthetic of rich colors and quality textiles. Most meetings rooms provide 11-foot ceilings, drop-down LCD projects and high-definition screens. High speed internet and lighting controls are also available in each room, including the unique executive boardroom.

5. Shop ‘til You Drop

Everything is truly under one roof at Mohegan Sun Pocono including four stores for those looking to indulge in a little retail therapy. MOGO, Ruby Blue, Marshall Rousso, and bluwire, are all located within the property and offer everything from the latest in technology, to handbags and evening wear.

6. Endless Entertainment Options

Throughout the 82,000 square feet of gaming floor, Mohegan Sun Pocono offers 91 table games and 2,332 slot machines. For those that aren’t looking to test Lady Luck, the property offers a multitude of other entertainment options including Breakers, a bar featuring live music, and Wise Crackers Comedy Club which features comedic entertainment including music, magic, ventriloquism and more.

7. Renowned Restaurants

Mohegan Sun Pocono offers 19 dining options in total, ranging from quick service to casual to fine dining. Grab a coffee with the team at elixir bistro bar or indulge in an all-you-can-eat experience at Timbers Buffet. Rustic Kitchen and Ruth’s Chris Steak House serve as two upscale eateries, providing event space for up to 260 and 100 guests, respectively. Rustic Kitchen Bistro and Bar even offers a wine cellar that is available for private events.

8. Wellness Opportunities

Between the spa, salon, indoor pool and fitness center, guests at Mohegan Sun Pocono will easily be able to incorporate wellness practices into their stay. The 4,000-square-foot Spa Sapphire offers services such as massages, facials, manicures, and pedicures with the salon offering hair and makeup services to both men and women alike. The fitness center and heated indoor pool allow guests to work up a sweat and the sauna at Spa Sapphire provides an oasis for post-workout relaxation.

9. Off to the Races

The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono offers live harness racing 134 days a year. With 12-16 races nightly, guests can wager on horses from the track itself, from convenient Off Track Wagering locations, and even from their phones. For groups looking to enjoy the other aspects of the races, there is Pacer’s Clubhouse Restaurant. Available to host up to for 250 guests, the eatery offers a panoramic view of the mountains and racetrack. Pacer’s Clubhouse menu features everything from soup and salad, to sandwiches and entrées such as Prime Rib and Chicken Parmesan.

10. A River Runs Through It

Mohegan Sun Pocono is home to 105 The River, which broadcasts at 104.9 FM and is Scranton/Wilkes-Barre’s premier radio station. Located inside the main entrance, guests can stop and listen to on-air personalities like Jude and the Morning Crew, Bryan Thompson and Joe E. Kramer as they broadcast live from the “Studio of the Stars.”

Sponsored by Mohegan Sun Pocono

As one of the largest and most distinctive entertainment destinations in Pennsylvania, Mohegan Sun Pocono has something for everyone – from the ultimate gaming experience, to world-class entertainers, renowned restaurants and high-end retailers plus a 20,000 sq. ft. Convention Center with flexible meeting space for groups, meetings, banquets and other functions. The 20,000 sq. ft. Convention Center is an ample meeting space that can accommodate groups, meetings, banquets and functions ranging from 10 to 1,600. The space can also be converted into an events center that can accommodate up to 1,500 guests for concerts, live comedy and more.

Mohegan Sun Pocono also offers multiple, flexible and strikingly-designed individual meeting rooms. Most rooms provide 11-foot ceilings, drop-down LCD projectors and screens. All rooms offer high-speed Internet access and individual lighting controls. You will also find over 2,000 square feet of exquisite pre-function space preceding these meeting rooms, allowing for a wonderful atmosphere for networking, small impromptu gatherings, registration or food and beverage service.

The Philadelphia Hyatt at the Bellevue property, an iconic landmark open since 1904, is being rebranded as the Bellevue Hotel and will become the first Unbound Collection hotel in the Northeast region. The rebrand will be official as of March 1, 2018.


The Pennsylvania Meetings + Events second annual Best of 2017 readers’ choice awards were held at The Fuge in Warminster on Oct. 4. The event was attended by 85 industry insiders who anxiously awaited the announcement of each category’s winners, selected online by the readers of the magazine. The Fuge, home to the centrifuge where the astronauts trained to adjust to the G-force of the rockets, played up its otherworldly theme with blue-and-white lighting and space-themed accents, including a bar tucked inside the base of the centrifuge.


Mark Ryan makes is mark and takes the lead at Robert Ryan Catering and Design.