• Enjoy the View at Pittsburgh Botanic Garden

    POSTED June 20, 2018

    Smell the Roses

Recently opened in May 2015, the 460- acre Pittsburgh Botanic Garden has transformed 60 acres of land that was once mined, logged and farmed into a beautiful garden for all sorts of events. Perfect for those that enjoy a nice view, the Botanic Garden offers guided tours of the 2.5 miles of gardens, woodlands and attractions like the award-winning Lotus Pond, the Margaret Lawrence Simon Dogwood Meadow and the historic Heritage Homestead. The conference room features a long table, chairs, monitoring screen, a conference phone and a capacity of up to 30 people. There are a number of catering options ranging from buffet or sit-down meals to food trucks.  

Richmond, the capital of Virginia, is a city rich in history. It’s here, in 1775, that Patrick Henry famously declared “Give me liberty or give me death.” And while the extensively renovated Hilton Richmond Downtown can’t trace its roots back quite that far, it is housed in the historic former Miller & Rhoads department store, which dates back to the end of the 19th century. 


Every planner wants to create experiences that make meeting attendees feel they’re on top of the world. If you’re planning a meeting in northwest North Carolina, you can achieve that with a visit to Grandfather Mountain. Soaring 5,946 feet and estimated to be 300 million years old, with some rock formations dating back 1.2 billion years, the peak off the Blue Ridge Parkway near Blowing Rock, is accessible by vehicle and by a paved road.


Sheraton Dallas Hotel has introduced a new outdoor event space under its new event programming, Dare to Outdoors. The hotel’s catering team has partnered with Pacific Plaza Park, a 3.7-acre green space in Downtown Dallas. The park features a 31,950 square-foot lawn space and permanent seating, as well as night-sky friendly lights for star-watchers. Three food truck power outlets are available and standard outlets are located throughout the park.