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Nittany Lion Inn

215 Innovation Blvd.
State College, Pennsylvania 16803

500Largest Group
13Meeting Rooms
359Overnight Guests
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Make your meeting a memorable and successful one at The Nittany Lion Inn, the premier location for event coordinators looking for meeting space near Penn State.

We have several meeting spaces to accommodate any occasion, including business luncheons, conferences, and other company meetings. You can even use Stash points when you book a meeting here.

Your colleagues will be impressed by our upscale amenities and sophisticated accommodations. Treat your meeting attendees to top-quality catering, lots of space, and these amenities:Colonial-style inn houses two award-winning restaurants and offers over 25,000 square feet of meeting/banquet space.

Centrally located on the University Park campus of Pennsylvania State University, the Inn offers a convenient access to central Pennsylvania's cultural and recreational activities. View below for more information on the incredible Nittany Lion Inn banquet & wedding venues available. Be sure to get a quote today!

Nearby Cities & Number of Miles:
Pittsburgh - 140
Washington, DC - 210
Baltimore - 170
Nearest Airport/ Number of Minutes:
University Park / 10
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Full audio visual capabilities, internet connectivity in majority of meeting and guest rooms. Teleconferencing available.
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American cuisine and a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence wine list, in our formal Dining Room at the Inn, and casual pub Whiskers!
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Ideally Suited For:
Adult Social Event
Corporate Social Events
Family Reunion
Leisure travel
Professional Meeting/Training/Conference/Retreat
Wedding Ceremony/Reception
Youth Retreat/Camp

Event Spaces

Meeting RoomDescriptionsSquare Footage
Faculty Staff Club The club blends warmth, beauty and function to compliment any event, with comfortable seating that encourages conversation. The cozy, living-room atmosphere is perfect for a special gathering, conference or dinner.

Alumni Lounge The rich wood tones and cozy fireplace make this room a classic Penn State meeting location. Its the perfect place for an intimate social or business gathering, and can be set up for dinners, board meetings or more.

Assembly Room

Penn State Room Experience historic elegance in our most unique room. This Penn State meeting location features traditional dcor and exquisite, hand-painted scenes of Penn State history. Enjoy a delicious banquet or reception in classic style.

Boardroom This versatile space is named for the Penn State Board of Trustees, with flexibility and elegance for any occasion. It can be divided into 2 rooms and is great for social and corporate functions.

Mt. Nittany Room The Mount Nittany Room is a great space for a small gathering, Banquet or Board Meeting. Seating up to 50 persons, it offer the perfect amount of space for intimate gatherings.

Ballroom This spacious room offers elegance and can accommodate up to 500 guests or divide into five smaller meeting rooms. The flexible space is perfect for conferences, luncheons, wedding receptions and more. It can also be divided into 5 rooms.



Facility# of Rooms# of BedsRoom TypeBath TypeA/C
The Nittany Lion Inn 223 Hotel-Like Private yes
Standard Guest Rooms Hotel-Like Private yes
Mini Suites Hotel-Like Private yes
Suites Suite/Apartment Style Private yes


  • Wedding Packages
    Wedding Packages
    The Nittany Lion Inn provides a classic backdrop rich in tradition for an unforgettable wedding or special event.
    >>> menu (PDF)
  • Breakfast & Brunch Options
    Breakfast buffets, a la carte and brunch options.
    >>> menu (PDF)
  • Luncheon Options
    Luncheon Options
    Luncheon Buffets, Served Lunches, Lunches a la Carte, Sandwiches and Salads, Boxed Lunches
    >>> menu (PDF)
  • Day Meeting Packages
    Express lunches for day meetings.
    >>> menu (PDF)
  • Receptions and Formal Affairs
    Reception Packages and a la carte menu selections.
    >>> menu (PDF)
  • Dinner Menus
    Dinner Menus
    Buffet and Served Meal options.
    >>> menu (PDF)
  • Wedding Packages
    Wedding Packages
    Wedding and Rehearsal Dinner selections.
    >>> menu (PDF)


  • The Dining Room
    The Dining Room
    The Dining Room features signature American dishes and an award-winning wine list.
    >>> menu (PDF)
  • Whiskers
    This casual restaurant reflects the warm Nittany Lion Inn tradition and is open daily for lunch and dinner.
    >>> menu (PDF)


Fitness Center and Pool We offer excellent cardiovascular and weight equipment so you can stay in shape even when youre on the road. Nittany Lion Inn guests also have access to The Penn Stater facilities, which include a lap pool.

Golf Golfers can perfect their game on our 4-hole putting green and two 18-hole golf courses.

Business Services Fax and copy services available.

Transportation Complimentary airport transportation. Validated parking in the garage; nearby car rental.

Recreation Five museums, two performing arts theaters are located on campus.

Gift Shop Includes plenty of Penn State memorabilia.

Event Planners We can handle every detail of your event, working with you to create the ideal gathering. We will plan all aspects of your groups stay, including airport transportation, special dietary requirements, group accommodations at Penn State and more.


35mm Slide Projectors with Wireless AMX Remotes All slide projectors have universal trays, which make it easier if presenters bring in a tray of slides.

Audio Mixer Multiple input devices that enable you to mix microphones and audio sources and send those signals to a single sound system.

Computers All computers are provided and must be ordered through Management Development. Mostly Dell laptops and 2 MAC laptops.

Conference Phones (Polycom) Normally used for conference calls that require up to 3 parties at one time on the phone. Some models have extra speakers to be placed around room.

Ethernet Connection A high-speed internet connection that uses an Ethernet card in your computer to establish a connection. Normally uses IP addresses or DHCP to connect.

JVC 3 Chip Studio Quality Camera Our best video camera that works nicely in the larger rooms and provides high quality videos.

Overhead Projector Used by many presenters to display a transparency for their presentation.

Videoconferencing We use a Polycom 4000 unit which runs over ISDN lines, high speed data lines, or IP lines. One unit is portable, having a camera mounted on a 32" colored TV.

Powered Amplifier with Loud Speakers Similar to a DJ type of set up. Uses a Crown Amplifier and JBL speakers. Usually used for music and more upscale sound events.

Penn Stater facilities Access to high-tech Penn State facilities, including videoconferencing.

Area Attractions

Bryce Jordan Center A 15,261-seat multi-purpose arena home to Nittany Lions Men's & Women's Basketball. Host to concerts, circuses, and other events.

DelGrosso's Amusement Park A modern family fun facility with over 30 rides, water park, go-karts, a miniature golf course and Americas Best Amusement Park Food.

Black Moshannon State Park Covers 3,394 acres of forests and wetlands that provide recreational opportunities for thousands of visitors.

Indian Caverns A show cave estimated to be 500,000 years old and is the largest limestone cave and second-largest cave in Pennsylvania

Penn State Golf Courses Personalized service, great course conditions, and excellent amenities creates the complete professional golf experience.

Penn's Cave Experience limestone corridors, stalagmites, stalactites, and more in America's only all-water cavern and wildlife park.

Fort Roberdeau Historic Site A rural 230-acre tract features a reconstructed Revolutionary War stockade surrounding six log cabins.

Seven Points Marina The largest marina in Pennsylvania offering rental fleet of fishing boats, ski pontoon boats and 18 houseboats

Mount Nittany Vineyards & Winery Nestled on the side of Mount Nittany, this small, family-owned winery produces award-winning wines sold throughout the state.

Tussey Mountain Family Fun Center Offers a variety of winter and summer activities from skiing and snow tubing to golfing and go-karting!

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