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The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center

215 Innovation Blvd.
State College, Pennsylvania 16803

1500Largest Group
49Meeting Rooms
470Overnight Guests
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  • The Penn StaterThe Penn Stater

  • President's HallPresident's Hall

  • Dean's Hall WeddingDean's Hall Wedding



  • GuestroomGuestroom

  • GuestroomGuestroom

  • GuestroomGuestroom

  • GuestroomGuestroom

  • Break Out RoomBreak Out Room

  • Forum RoomForum Room

  • McKinnon Board RoomMcKinnon Board Room

  • Deans HallDeans Hall

  • Conference RoomConference Room



  • LegendsLegends

  • LegendsLegends

  • The Gardens RestaurantThe Gardens Restaurant

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  • Event Spaces
  • Accommodations
  • Catering
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  • Technology
  • Area Attractions

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The Penn Stater is the premier conference center in the Centre Region, with more than 58,000 square feet of function space throughout 49 rooms. Whether you’re planning a major conference, corporate retreat, banquet, or a small-scale meeting, our IACC-certified hotel has the right space for your event and 300 rooms for all your guests, as well as a variety of luxurious amenities to enjoy in between events. Choose from flexible meeting and event spaces—including intimate boardrooms and elegant, spacious ballrooms—and let our qualified conference specialists help create a memorable and carefree event for you.

Meeting space and banquet facilities for 1,000, multi-station computer labs and state of the art technology including video teleconferencing. Indoor pool, free parking, airport shuttle, fitness center, and two on-site restaurants available. Guestrooms include two phones and computer/fax hook-ups. View below for more information on the Penn Stater for conferences in PA.

Nearby Cities & Number of Miles:
Pittsburgh - 140
Washington, DC - 210
Baltimore, MD - 170
Nearest Airport/ Number of Minutes:
University Park / 5
Public Transportation Options:
Taxi
Bus
Parking:
Free
Availability:
Available year-round.
Room Type(s):
Hotel-Like
Bath Type(s):
Private
ADA Accessible:
Yes
Largest Group:
1500
Number of Meeting & Event Rooms:
49
Largest Classroom Style:
696
Largest Theatre Style:
1100
Number of Overnight Guests:
470
Technology:
State-of-the-art conference center featuring 58,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, high-speed internet access, video teleconferencing, complete setup and audiovisual services, computer rentals, business center & a full conference services department.
Onsite Wireless Internet:
Free
Onsite A/V Staff:
Yes
Food & Beverage:
Continental cuisine at The Garden Restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Casual dining in Legends. Room Service. Gardens Terrace for warm weather receptions and luncheons.
Must Use In-house Catering:
Yes
Cultural Catering Available:
Yes
Alcohol Permitted:
No
Complete Meeting Package:
Yes
Special Rates and Packages:
Negotiable
Phone:
814-863-5012
Ideally Suited For:
Adult Social Event
Corporate Social Events
Expo/Competitions
Family Reunion
Leisure travel
Professional Meeting/Training/Conference/Retreat
Wedding Ceremony/Reception
Youth Retreat/Camp




Event Spaces

Meeting RoomDescriptionsSquare Footage
Presidents Hall - Full Room An expansive space that can accommodate plenary sessions, large banquets or even public displays and exhibitions. Can be seperated into four sections.

Dimensions: 150x71
Ceiling: 22'

10,650
Presidents Hall - 4 Sections Presidents Hall is an expansive space that can accommodate plenary sessions, large banquets, and exhibitions. This facility is actually a total of four adjoining halls with a combined seating of over 850 guests. Partitioning is available for smaller groups.

Each section has its own screen

Dimensions: 71x37
Ceiling: 22'

2627
Dean's Hall - Full Room Versatile hall offers functionality along with neutral tones that will coordinate with any dcor you choose.

Dimensions: 75x56
Ceiling: 22'

4,200
Dean's Hall - 2 Sections Versatile hall offers functionality along with neutral tones that will coordinate with any dcor you choose.

Dimensions: 56x38
Ceiling: 22'

2,128
Senate Suite - Full Room One of our most charming Penn State meeting facilities; ideal for a small meeting, banquet or other private gathering.
120 for Reception

Dimensions: 53x24
Ceiling: 11'6"

1,272
Senate Suite - 2 Sections The Senate Suites are one of our most charming Penn Stater meeting facilities and are ideal for a small meeting, banquet or other private gathering. The space can be divided into three rooms and includes a lounge with full-service bar, leather furniture settings, grand piano, and access to the outdoor terrace.

Dimensions: 26x24
Ceiling: 9'

624
McKinnon Board Room Featuring a beautiful scissor table, built-in microphones and high-speed Internet access at each chair.

Dimensions: 26x34
Ceiling: 14'6"

884
Executive Conference Room - Full Room Can be split into 2 rooms and features wireless Internet access, blackout shades and a gorgeous view of the mountain.
120 for Reception

Dimensions: 56x34
Ceiling: 14'6"

1,768
Executive Conference Room - 2 Sections Can be split into 2 rooms and features wireless Internet access, blackout shades and a gorgeous view of the mountain.
55 for Reception

Dimensions: 26x34
Ceiling: 14'6"

884
107, 109 Forum Rooms These convenient rooms accommodate up to 61 guests in two levels of U-shaped seating — ideal for an assembly or discussion. This comfortable, built-in seating and presentational arrangement makes longer sessions easy!

1684
205 Feature ergonomically designed chairs, spacious working areas, high-speed Internet access, computers and more.

1,184
206 Feature ergonomically designed chairs, spacious working areas, high-speed Internet access, computers and more.

Dimensions: 52x38
Ceiling: 17'10"

1,976
104 Feature ergonomically designed chairs, spacious working areas, high-speed Internet access, computers and more.

1,184
108 Feature ergonomically designed chairs, spacious working areas, high-speed Internet access, computers and more.

1,482
203 Feature ergonomically designed chairs, spacious working areas, high-speed Internet access, computers and more.

1,054
105, 106 Feature ergonomically designed chairs, spacious working areas, high-speed Internet access, computers and more.

1,406
112, 211 Feature ergonomically designed chairs, spacious working areas, high-speed Internet access, computers and more.

800
218 Feature ergonomically designed chairs, spacious working areas, high-speed Internet access, computers and more.

750
202 Feature ergonomically designed chairs, spacious working areas, high-speed Internet access, computers and more.

646
207, 208 Feature ergonomically designed chairs, spacious working areas, high-speed Internet access, computers and more.

Dimensions: 57x38
Ceiling: 17'10"

2,166
222 Feature ergonomically designed chairs, spacious working areas, high-speed Internet access, computers and more.

484
219 Features ergonomically designed chairs, spacious working areas, high-speed Internet availability, and more. All conference rooms have great acoustics and natural light, as well as obstruction-free viewing for your attendees.

Dimensions: 25x18
Ceiling: 10'

450

Accommodations

Facility# of Rooms# of BedsRoom TypeBath TypeA/C
The Penn Stater 300 Hotel-Like Private yes
Guest Rooms no
Suites no

Catering

  • Break Set up
    Meeting & Special Event Menus
    One of the many distinct pleasures offered at The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel
    is the enjoyment of superb cuisine prepared & served with “Penn State Pride” & a tradition of excellence.

    Our commitment to quality, value, & variety can be seen throughout our kitchens, restaurants, banquet rooms, meeting rooms & off-premise venues. From a simple continental breakfast, to the most elaborate dinner party – at HospitalityServices, the possibilities are endless!

    We have compiled an extensive selection of breakfast, luncheon, reception, & dinner menus for your consideration. These menu options were designed & created for some of our most successful events throughout the years. We are enthusiastic about sharing them with you!

    We gladly provide entrees for our guests with dietary requirements. Vegetarian options,
    heart-healthy options, & any other special requests are accommodated. We also take pride
    in “tailoring” menus to suit any occasion.
    >>> menu (PDF)
  • Wedding Packages
    Wedding Packages
    Wedding and Rehearsal Dinner selections.
    >>> menu (PDF)

Dining

  • The Gardens Restaurant
    The Gardens Restaurant
    Seating Capacity: 270

    Enjoy breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner in style and comfort at The Gardens—a bright, cheerful restaurant with contemporary style. Our chefs add modern flair to classic recipes, creating dishes that are sure to become your new favorites—from Roasted Corn and Crab Cakes to Potato Crusted Fillet of Salmon to delicious salads, sandwiches, and burgers. Try our America's Bounty Buffet on Friday and Saturday evenings, and enjoy a complimentary mimosa or glass of champagne at our award-winning Sunday Brunch Buffet.

    With plenty of free parking and our abundant buffets, The Gardens is the perfect meeting place for a business breakfast or luncheon. The Penn Stater’s beautiful, serene setting also makes it an ideal choice for a quiet dinner or social gathering.

    Consider booking your next gathering in the Orchid Room. Accommodating up to 60 people, the Orchid Room affords a private dining area adjacent to Legends Pub, making it idyllic for receptions or small dinners, holiday parties, and other social events.

    We’re open every day for your dining pleasure—you don’t have to be our hotel guest to enjoy a delicious meal at The Gardens. Come discover one of State College’s best-kept secrets!

     


    >>> menu (PDF)
  • Legends
    Legends
    Seating Capacity: 100

    At Legends you’re surrounded by Penn State history—literally! Learn some Penn State trivia from our walls as you have a beer with friends, catch the game on one of our flat-screen TVs, shoot a free game of pool, or enjoy a delicious meal. We feature classic dishes for lunch and dinner—including sandwiches, salads, and appetizers. Try one of our featured flatbreads or paninis, a Penn State Burger, or the Cajun Innovation Salad. And while you’re here, make sure to sample our variety of Pennsylvania craft brews.

     


    >>> menu (PDF)

Services

ServiceDescription
Fitness Center and Pool Includes aerobic and nautilus equipment. The indoor pool is a 3-lane lap pool, great for an invigorating swim. A relaxing whirlpool is also available.

Valet Includes dry cleaning and valet parking.

Transportation We offer complimentary airport transportation.

Fax and Copy

Catering We can host and cater a range of functions, including weddings. We will provide a complete list of menu options upon request.

Conference Services We offer flexible seating options, state-of-the-art communications technology, and planning services tailored to your needs.

Ice Sculptures Select a beautiful ice creation from Chef Rodney Campbel. It will embellish your food presentation and make a nice conversation piece!

Technology

TypeDescription
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.

Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) Projector Used to project a computer or video image onto a large screen. Allows you to switch between a computer and video.

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.

Area Attractions

AttractionDescription
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!

Talk to a Venue Specialist: 1-877-244-6110