Why Corporate Meeting Planners Prefer IACC Certified Conference Centers

The IACC (International Association of Conference Centers) is the only global professional association that represents venues specifically focused on meetings, training courses and conferences. All members of IACC conform to a comprehensive global set of criteria and standards that are the benchmark of what a meeting venue should aspire to be.

As a member of IACC, Normandy Farm adheres to—and strives to exceed—this set of superior criteria in meeting room design and food, beverage and service standards. Meeting planners can have complete confidence when booking their next meeting or event, knowing our venue and staff are focused on delivering exceptional business experiences.

Corporate meeting planners prefer IACC-certified venues because we meet this stringent list of standards (and then some!):

  • A meeting environment in which the seating is flexible to enable a variety of learning opportunities.

  • Comfort in ergonomically designed chairs

  • Access to high-speed Internet.

  • In-room control for lighting and temperature.

  • An all inclusive “DMP” (day meeting package) that includes the meeting rooms with built- in state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment.

  • Meetings require, meals, breaks and continuous beverages which are set up in a common lounge outside of the meeting space to minimize disturbance.

  • A designated and skilled conference team to plan and run your program.

  • Onsite guest rooms that have a suitable work space, are in superior condition and offer comfort to a participant after a long meeting day.

Suzanne Gildea, meetings and conference manager with Normandy Farm, notes, “We continue to be a member of the IACC, year after year, because this certification is recognition that we’re one of the best, forward-thinking and hospitality-driven venues in this industry. It also offers us additional opportunities for training programs from the sales manager to the operations team that are in line with our mission to stay current with the latest trends and to best fit client requirements in a business that is forever evolving.”

As the ninth-largest conference center in the Philadelphia area, Normandy Farm offers over 30,000 square feet of meeting space within a classically restored gentleman's farm. Unique settings, unparalleled food and exceptional amenities blend with state-of-the-art technology to provide the most innovative, forward-thinking and results-driven business experience for your organization.

“We book over 1,000 medium to large scale events annually, with award-winning clients IKEA, Toll Brothers, SKF as well as consulting groups and software and pharmaceutical companies of all sizes,” says Suzanne. “It's so important to be on the same page as the client, to make sure everything goes off without a hitch and to provide the best support possible for a productive event.”

What sets us apart.

  • Uniqueness. Our meeting rooms come in various sizes and styles, and they can be set up as classroom, lecture, or in cluster or breakout styles.

  • Responsiveness. We have designated meeting planners to guide you every step of the way. Valuable onsite IT and AV technicians with flipcharts, microphones, video display equipment, mounted projectors and other technology ensure flawless presentations.

  • Exquisite food offerings. All seasonal and made-from-scratch goodies from beginning to end. Think beignets, macarons and signature churros and award-winning farm to table cuisine. Check out #conferencenibbles!

  • Resort-like atmosphere. We have everything you need under one roof and on our grounds: shuttles to other property locations, beautifully appointed hotel rooms, Arnold Palmer-designed 18-hole golf course, and swimming and tennis courts await.

  • Setting trends. Currently undergoing over $2 million in behind-the-scenes property renovations to make your experience unforgettable.

  • Our location. Perfectly positioned to provide convenience to Philadelphia and beautiful Montgomery County.

What you say matters to us.

Suzanne makes it a point to follow up with each client “to be sure they were completely satisfied. We take our clients feedback very seriously.” Look at what some of them are saying.

“Awesome job by your team!” - W.L. Gore

“Everyone raved about the food and service. The roominess of your facility is beyond expectations.” - Liberty Bell Corrosion

“...everything was top notch!” - Patriot Medical

“I’m looking forward to repeating the experience with our DC and Chicago teams over the summer.” - Le Pain Quotidien

Let us enhance your experience like no other.

At Normandy Farm, you’re walking into a specialized facility that Philadelphia Business Journal lists as one of the area's top 25 meeting sites. Call us at (215) 616-8500 to schedule an event (or request a tour) and let us be a partner to your success. View our conference center specifications booklet here.

Located just 25 minutes from Center City Philadelphia and situated in the heart of Blue Bell, Pa., Normandy Farm Hotel and Conference Center is more than a meticulously restored American landmark—it's a fully wired, high-tech hospitality venue. Relax on our grand terrace, sip a cocktail in America's oldest silo, play a challenging game of golf on our championship course, plan an event with us or dine on our delectable farm-to-table cuisine. It all adds up to One Historic Experience.

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