We invite you to get creative with your next meeting. Think outside the box and have a little fun while your team brainstorms the next big idea for the company. For example, we love to use our attractions as meeting venues because they showcase our history and what makes Scranton different.
Scranton and the surrounding area, collectively known as Lackawanna County, saw its rapid growth during the Industrial Revolution as our forefathers led the way in the coal and iron industries. Today, these behemoth structures such as the Iron Furnaces, the steam trains at Steamtown National Historic Site, the coal veins of the Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour, and the trolleys at the Electric City Trolley Museum all serve as portals of creativity for your team to become innovators in their fields.
While the seriousness and nostalgia of our history is a major feature in our current tourism, Scranton has also taken on the role of being host to “The Office” and all of the show’s quirky, fun, and downright hilarious moments. So while we encourage groups to work hard we also want them to have so many laughs their abs hurt, which is why we have created “The Office” walking tour and a teambuilding activity to bring the spirit of Michael Scott (world’s best boss) to the itinerary. Below is a list of potential venues for your next event. We encourage you to call the Lackawanna County Visitors Bureau to take advantage of their meeting planning, organizing, and sales/marketing tools for a successful visit. Planners can contact Alexa Peregrim, Group Sales Manager, directly at 570-468-8625 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here’s a sneak peek into our unique meeting venues!
Steamtown National Historic Site
There’s something very powerful yet artistic about steam locomotives. Imagine sitting next to one as you and your colleagues confer over lunch. We are proud to be part of the Industrial Revolution and think your next revolution can be inspired by our history which is captured beautifully at our Steamtown National Park.
Over 1,000 pieces of Egyptian and African art fills the walls and corridor of the Everhart Museum. Other collections include 19th Century paintings, American folk art, and European work. A quiet room makes for a perfect place to reflect. At the Everhart Museum, we encourage our visitors to sit, observe and admire. A unique offering to an innately busy world we live in.
Electric City Trolley
In 1866, the first successful trolley in America moved down Main Street and Scranton became known as “The Electric City” and provided the blueprint for trolleys to become a popular form of transportation for decades. Now the Trolley is being used for something different, a place for visitors to hold meetings. An intimate setting allows for easy-going collaboration and innovative ideas.
Scranton Cultural Center
A national architectural treasure, the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple is a regional center for the arts, education, and community. This building is set to impress people from near and far. With its gilded ceilings and regal rooms, your group will feel like royalty.
PNC Field is our area’s newly constructed minor league baseball stadium serenely nestled in the hills of Montage Mountain, home to the 2016 Gildan AAA National Champions, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, Triple-A affiliate of the New York Yankees. This meeting space is suited for the sports fanatics.
Manhattan meets historic Scranton. Once a dilapidated home, The Colonnade is now a perfect venue for small events and meetings. After an extensive remodel by a Manhattan-based event planning business, the historical home shines with architectural details and design creating the perfect backdrop.
POSH @ The Scranton Club
A full-service event facility located in beautiful downtown Scranton in what was formerly a private men’s club, POSH offers classic American cuisine in a refined yet casual setting. The beautiful second-floor ballrooms can seat up to 300 guests for any special event.
Montage Mountain Resorts
An easily accessible ski resort destination, Montage Mountain is within a two-hour drive of cities like New York City and Philadelphia. Montage offers meeting spaces that sit on top of a beautiful mountain so close to the stars, you might just reach up and grab one. We make it easy to escape the busyness of a city at Montage Mountain.
Surround yourself with a creative environment at your next workshop. Founded in 1988, the Artists for Art venue is home to monthly exhibits of artwork by regional artists. Be inspired. Be creative. Be different. Just because you don’t view yourself as an artist doesn’t mean you’re not artful in your practice.
Lackawanna Historical Society
The Lackawanna Historical Society is headquartered at the Catlin House in Scranton’s Hill Section. The former residence of George H. Catlin, an early financier in the city, and his wife, Helen, the home is one of Scranton’s architectural treasures and offers a classic setting for small meetings.
The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
The premier music venue in Pennsylvania, The Pavilion offers the most spectacular views. The surrounding mountains serve a dual purpose: beautiful scenery and an amplified musical experience. The Pavilion gives new meaning to Work Hard, Play Hard.
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