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Wigle Whiskey Offers Meeting Space with a Historical Twist

A tour of Wigle Whiskey’s Distillery in Pittsburgh’s Strip District is a step back into a rebellious and oft-forgotten chapter of the city’s history as the birthplace of American whiskey, a spicy, earthy spirit known as Monongahela Rye. Through the 1700-1800s, western Pennsylvania was the hub of production for the ubiquitous beverage, and in 1794 it also put forth the first test of the young national government’s power by inciting the Whiskey Rebellion.

A Night at the Museum

The American Swedish Historical Museum is making history of its own with new renovations and updates to the already standout venue.

“As an event spot, it’s totally unique, rich with history—so not a wedding factory,” says Mandy Lightcap, event designer for the Philly-based venue. “It’s in the city yet has tons of outdoor space.”

Eating Local at Max Hansen's Grocery

If you haven’t been to Max Hansen’s Carversville Grocery, you’re definitely missing out. This delightful country store is tucked inside an old post office in a charming Bucks County setting that looks straight out of a postcard. Max Hansen, local son and successful caterer, owns the country store, where you can purchase locally roasted coffee, enjoy a homemade doughnut, and pick up to-go homemade meals.

Top 25 Convention Centers in the Nation

WITH AN ABUNDANCE OF FLOOR AREA, plenty of separate meeting rooms and hotels rooms, convention centers are ideal for large groups in need of space to sprawl. There are many standouts across the nation, but this list from takes a look at the best in the business. These 25 convention centers have the most convention visits, according to a report from the Travel Industry Association of America, the National Business Travel Association and the Institute of Business Travel Management. Looking for an exciting venue in a busy city?

Philadelphia’s Sugar House Casino Expands

We are putting the finishing touches on our winter issue of PA Meetings + Events magazine and one of our cover features is all about casinos. Casino meetings can be a great way to get everyone together under one roof, conduct business and have fun.

We recently learned of some exciting news at Sugar House Casino in Philadelphia and wanted to share it with you in advance of the winter issue. Sugar House Casino is the first and only casino in the city of Philadelphia and they’ve announced an expansion plan!

Seven Springs Mountain Resort Offers Adventurous Teambuilding

Soon the scenery around Seven Springs Mountain Resort will be ablaze with fall foliage providing the perfect backdrop for a teambuilding event at the resort. Seven Springs is about an hour southeast of Pittsburgh and offers a peaceful mountain setting for meetings and teambuilding opportunities, which are great for staff, classmates or friends of all courage levels.

5 Fab Local Wineries and Vineyards Provide Taste for Your Next Event

The wine industry has exploded in Pennsylvania. From humble beginnings, the number of wineries has increased from as few as 12 in 1976 to over 200 in 2014. Pennsylvania now ranks fifth nationally in terms of grape production. There are six distinctly different regions, and five American Viticultural Areas (AVAs).

Firefly: A Celestial Dining Experience in LA

“Join us for dinner under the stars,” the invitation had read. It’s the kind of enticement that often turns out to be an exaggeration in Los Angeles, where outdoor dining can mean a few tables wedged into a corner of a parking lot or spilling out into a busy thoroughfare with cars whizzing by so closely, you could almost reach in and adjust their air conditioning. But this time, the setting was truly magical.


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