Painted Stave produces
bourbon, corn whiskey,
gin and vodkas flavored
respectively with espresso
and ingredients from scrapple,
a regional pork-based breakfast food. There are three event spaces,
including the gallery, which can seat 60 for
banquets, a 50-person tasting room and
tented lawn seating for 130.
Group-friendly restaurants include Vickers Restaurant in Exton, with a ballroom for
more than 120; Kimberton Inn Restaurant
in Kimberton, with three private dining
rooms; and The Gables at Chadds Ford.
The Gables features upscale American food
with a contemporary twist. The award-winning restaurant can seat as many as 160
Many of Chester County’s hotels boast
signature restaurants headed by chefs who
put on special dining events. At Desmond
Hotel and Conference Center in Malvern,
Director of Food and Beverage Chef Chris
Calhoun hosts teambuilding cooking
demonstrations for groups using locally
sourced products. The Desmond has 26,000
square feet of meeting and event space.
Pennsylvania’s Delaware County continues
the theme of homegrown ingredients and
Penns Woods Winery in Eddystone offers
a tasting room overlooking 30 acres of rolling vineyards. Seasonally, weekends bring
live music and food trucks. Groups of 10
to 25 can schedule a private event pairing
wine with cupcakes or honey and cheese.
Add a teambuilding component with group
yoga or painting in the vineyards.
Linvilla Orchards in Media, Penn.,
welcomes groups of all
sizes for tours and hay-
rides. Shop for canned
Amish specialty foods
such as pickles or relish-
es at its market, or sample
home-baked Dutch apple pies
or mouthwatering apple cider donuts
fresh from the Linvilla bakery. Always a
popular destination, the orchard marks the
seasons with numerous festivals celebrat-
ing seasonal fruits, Halloween, Christmas,
music and art.
Groups with delicate tastes might
enjoy lunching at Special Teas Tea Room
& Gift Shoppe, part of the Olde Ridge
Village Shoppes. The elegant tea room can
welcome groups as large as 50 for scones,
quiche and sandwiches in a refined,
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