Conference Center at Penn State Great Valley

Event Types Welcomed

Corporate Social Events
Professional Meeting / Training / Conference / Retreats


Thank you for considering event space at the Conference Center at Penn State Great Valley, an executive-style educational conference center in Malvern, PA just minutes from King of Prussia and Philadelphia. The Conference Center at Penn State Great Valley makes your event the day’s top priority. We work with your business or organization to create, host, and support customized events in an academic environment. We offer meeting space for academic and corporate meetings, trainings, and multi-room conferences. You have complete access to our state-of-the-art facilities, including the fully wireless conference center, including the largest executive style auditorium in the Philadelphia area, with tiered seating for 400.

Our professional staff are ready to assist with additional solutions for your training strategies with consultation, development and delivery of your training goals, complimentary WiFi and high speed network available, computer training, webinar technology, and on-site A/V and computer specialists. Outstanding customer service, convenient location near major highways, free parking, and flexible catering options make our conference center the most high-value, cost-effective venue in the beautiful Greater Philadelphia region.

Full service off-site lodging is available – remember to ask for the Penn State rate!

Catering Options

Aneu Catering

1556 Lancaster Avenue Paoli, PA 19301 610-251-9600 [email protected] https://aneucatering.com/

Crocodile Catering

940 W. Valley Rd., Ste. 2001 Wayne, PA 19087 610-971-9993 Federal ID# 23 260 6012 [email protected] https://croccater.com/

Feeding Frenzy Catering

75 E. Uwchlan Ave., Ste. 128 Exton, PA 19341 610-524-4720 [email protected] https://feedingfrenzy.info/


The Desmond Great Valley Hotel and Conference Center

One Liberty Boulevard Malvern, PA 19355 Phone: 610-296-9800; 800-575-1776 Fax: 610-296-7396 (1 block from PSGV) Free Local Shuttle - Ask for PSU rate

This accommodation has A/C

Embassy Suites Valley Forge

888 Chesterbrook Boulevard Wayne, PA 19087 (4 miles from PSGV) P: 610-647-6700 Free local shuttle ask for the PSU Rate!

This accommodation has A/C

Holiday Inn Express Malvern

One Morehall Road (Routes 29 and 30) Malvern, PA 19355 (3/4 mile from PSGV) P: 610-651-0400 Ask for PSU Rate!

This accommodation has A/C

Homewood Suites Hotel Philadelphia/Great Valley

12 East Swedesford Road Malvern, PA 19355 (adjacent to PSGV) P: 610-296-3500 Free local shuttle ask for the PSU Rate!

This accommodation has A/C

Courtyard by Marriott Malvern

280 Old Morehall Road (Route 29) Malvern, PA 19355 (1/2 mile from PSGV) P: 610-993-2600 Free local shuttle ask for the PSU Rate!

This accommodation has A/C

Featured Amenities

A/V Equipment
Accessible Facilities
Air Conditioning
Business Center
Car Charging Station
Complimentary Parking
Fitness Center
Flexible Floor Plan
Game Room
Hosted Bar
Lactation Station
Near Public Transit
Outdoor Space
Theater Seating
VIP Room

Venue Location + Transportation


30 E Swedesford Rd,

Malvern Malvern, 19355-1443



Nearby Airport

Philadelphia International - 35 minutes

Nearby International Airport

Philadelphia International - 35 minutes


Parking on Site: Yes

Car charging stations: Yes

Nearby Cities

Located in Metro Philadelphia with close proximity to King of Prussia, West Chester, Center City Philadelphia and Wilmington DE

Things to Know


Preferred caterer list

Must Use In-House Catering: No

External Catering Allowed: Yes

Do You Offer Tables, Chairs, And Linens?: Yes

Venue Policies

Alcohol Consumption: Yes

Smoking Permitted: No

Eco Friendly: Yes

ADA Accessible: Yes


hybrid meeting rooms, WiFi and high speed internet connectivity, high-def video conference room, ceiling-mounted LED projectors, wall-mounted screens, microphone packages, digital lobby signage, computer classrooms

Guest Wi-Fi: Free

Onsite Tech Support: Yes

Wi-Fi In Meeting Space: Yes

Equipment Available On-Site:
  • LCD Projectors
  • Projector Screen
  • Laptops
  • Microphones
  • Sound System
  • Custom Lighting


Thanks for all your help with our Business Summit. It was a success!
Your venue is great and we’ll definitely use Penn State Great Valley for our next event.

Christine Leonardo/Southeastern PA Regional Task Force.

“Just continue at the very high standards that you have set for your staff! We are always more than pleased with your levels of performance! Go…Penn State!”
- Connie Siewert, ASSET, Manager/Coordinator i3 Program


"The staff has been excellent!  We’ve been using the facilities for the past 2 years and are very pleased with the services and technology.”

Mike Rush, Tax Executives Institute

The process of planning events can be very stressful and difficult.  The people at the Penn State Great Valley Conference Center make this process as easy as anyone could.  There are always changes that need to be made throughout the planning process and the Conference Planning Team have accommodated any changes immediately if they could be changed.  They have done so with professionalism and the understanding that these events can certainly cause stress to the event planner.  When I have another event in the area I will automatically choose Penn State Great Valley!!!

Joe McQuaid, The Philadelphia Group

Akcelerant and its customers always enjoy events held at the Penn State Great Valley Conference Center because the facility is truly one-of-a-kind and has the resources to support interactive training. During this year’s conference, attendees were able to take advantage of multiple computer labs, a state-of-the-art auditorium and free wireless access.

Lauren Sybesma, Akcelerant