Plan Your Lancaster Event
Lancaster County, PA and the Pennsylvania Dutch Country have a great track record in providing the accommodations, facilities, service, and environment for great meetings. Whether you are planning a large convention, a wedding reception, a family reunion, or other special event, this information can help you make it a success.
If you represent a group and want to learn more about the lodging, attractions, dining, shopping, and guided tours available throughout Lancaster County for tour groups, you may also want to visit our Groups Pages.
For help in planning a wedding or other similar special event, see also our Lancaster Weddings pages.
Lancaster County as a Destination
Lancaster County is well-known for our Amish community here as well as countless local attractions, historical sites, museums, hundreds of factory outlets, and many other unique points of interest. Plus, the area offers a peaceful, relaxed atmosphere that can be conducive to your event.
For more information on Lancaster County and the Pennsylvania Dutch Country as a destination, we invite you to explore this Lancaster County Information Center website, one of the most comprehensive sources of information you’ll find on this area.
There is also a 45-minute video available on this area called “An Amish Country Wilkum” that can give your meeting planners a good overview of the atmosphere and attractions available here.
This area is centrally located. We are within an hour drive of Harrisburg, Hershey, Reading, and York, and 1½ hours from Gettysburg, Philadelphia, and Baltimore. We have the services and facilities of larger cities, yet the open countryside and relaxed environment of more rural locations.
Our Directions Page includes maps, directions, and driving times to this area.
Our Transportation page includes information on regional airports, local transportation, and car rental companies serving Lancaster County.
This area has several options for event and meeting planners. Our Meetings Facilities Guide will help you select between convention centers, hotels, college campuses, and auditoriums, as well as smaller, more intimate environments. The variety and flexibility of local properties and the calibre of the service these facilities provide will help assure you’ll have a great environment for your next meeting.
For a list and information of local meeting and convention facilities, see our Meetings Facilities Guide.
Professional meeting and convention planning services are available from many local properties to assist you with your next event.
After your meetings end for the day, Lancaster County has much to see and do here for your attendees. See our directories for local Attractions or Theaters or Golf Courses, for example. There are also Receptive Services and Tour Services available to further meet the needs of your attendees. This entire website will provide a wealth of information and resources to help you plan an enjoyable (as well as productive) meeting or convention.
Promote Your Event
If your event is open to the public, submit your event information and we can add it in our active Lancaster Calendar of Events.
See also Lancaster County Media for a listing of local newspapers, magazines, and other publications, television stations, radio stations, and local publishers.