• Events at Stone Gables Estate Make a Difference in the World

    Historic and Humanitarian

    FROM THE Spring 2018 ISSUE

Most venues have something unique to offer clients, but most venues cannot claim that the Liberty Bell has passed through the property or that the Lincoln Funeral Car passed through the grounds as part of its procession. Most venues also lack functioning structures from the 1860s and ‘70s like the Main Barn, farmhouse, well, Star Barn and auxiliary buildings at Stone Gables Estate in Elizabethtown. 

Not only will an event at the sweeping, historic estate at Stone Gables make an impact on your attendees, but supporting the estate means that your organization is also supporting Brittany’s Hope—a nonprofit founded to aid orphaned and disadvantaged children all over the world. 

“Brittany was the first of the Abel family’s 12 adopted children who was killed on black ice in her car at age 23,” says Gail Shane, director of sales and marketing. “Brittany wanted to make a difference in the lives of special-needs children; thus, from her death has come life. There have been over 1,000 special needs children placed in loving homes, orphans fed and clothed and homes provided through Brittany’s Hope. Brittany’s Hope is the Abel Family Foundation.” 

Events at Stone Gables can take advantage of the Victorian Gazebo in the scenic organic orchard, spend an afternoon horseback riding or enjoying a scavenger hunt throughout the grounds. Round out the evening at the fire pits for more team-building after a productive day of meetings with exceptional staff and renowned catering. 

The Main Barn holds up to 180 guests. The historic building has been outfitted with A/V technologies and a full commercial prep kitchen. The nearby Mini Barn holds up to 120 guests but can also accommodate tents on its lawns. For larger groups, the Star Barn can hold 600 guests between its two floors.

The 37th edition of the IACC Americas Connect conference took place on April 16-18 at Chubb Hotel & Conference Center and The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. The three-day conference, hosted by former White House Director of Events Laura Schwartz, included educational sessions, panel discussions in the form of campfires, workshops, culinary tours and tastings, as well as the annual Global Copper Skillet competition. 


Corporate leaders have long favored doing business on the golf course. Whether they’re spending a gorgeous day on the links, interacting with prospective clients or just talking shop over 18 holes, it’s a perfect opportunity to spend a few uninterrupted hours with colleagues or clients.