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Midway Between Pittsburgh, Erie and Cleveland . . . Mercer County, PA Is a Great Meeting Location

by Peggy Mazyck

If you have an event where friends, family, or business associates are traveling from Pittsburgh, Cleveland or Erie, then your midway location is Mercer County, PA. Travel from any of these locations to Mercer County is less than ninety minutes’ drive time. Mercer County is  easily accessible via I-80 and I-79. Traveling Interstate 376 from the Pittsburgh International Airport is a direct 60-minute drive to the Sharon/Hermitage and West Middlesex areas of Mercer County. Our location is central, our facilities are excellent, and our prices are affordable.

Not too long ago, I traveled to Pittsburgh for a meeting, paid $15 to park, and then had to walk several blocks in heels to get to my meeting. If you host your meeting in Mercer County, that won’t happen. You will park free of charge and have direct entry into your meeting or event within a short distance. In many cases, you can park almost at the door.

So your next question is: Are the facilities in Mercer County PA equal to what you would find in Pittsburgh, Cleveland or Erie? The answer is a resounding “Yes”! Mercer County has a wide array of hotels, inns, banquet centers, and ballrooms to exceed your expectations. The variety of settings you can choose from are vast, including a unique country inn, a mansion, a rustic modern retreat, restored barns, large or intimate private dining rooms, banquet space, meeting and conference rooms, and outdoor pavilions. From an intimate elopement to a grand reception and everything in between, there is a perfect venue for your next family, business or school event.

Contact VisitMercerCountyPA to plan your next event and benefit from an extensive menu of free services. We’ll match your wants and needs with our local members, and they’ll provide you with a variety of proposals for your review. Our complimentary services are designed to simplify your life by helping you narrow your search down for the right venue. You will be able to sit back and enjoy your event while others do the set-up, cooking, serving, and clean-up.

For more information, visit or call us at 724-346-3771.

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