November 16th, 2011 at 9:00 am
This is the seveth part of a series on unique venues in the Brandywine Valley. Read our first chapter here on the Battleship New Jersey, And our other installments here: The American Helicopter Museum and Education Center, Gardens and Arboretums, Ridley Creek State Park, Wineries, IceWorks.
Two other local venues also offer creative locations for kids and adults alike. The Community Arts Center in Wallingford, PA is able to host many different types of functions in a variety of spaces, including the new 3,100 square foot Duke Gallery. The new gallery with soaring ceilings, post and beam construction and great light is air-conditioned and fully accessible. Exhibitions in the gallery enhance the ambiance and feature the works of both locally and nationally recognized artists. Situated on four acres of landscaped grounds, the Arts Center is centrally located with easy access to I-476. Kids’ birthday parties are also held here and include the use of a room, an instructor and arts and crafts activity. Creative kids also celebrate at the Darlington Arts Center in Garnet Valley, PA at parties designed around an artistic theme – either music, art, dance or drama. As with the Community Arts Center, Darlington is also available for more grown-up events and frequently hosts cocktail receptions in their open dance studio, often with instrumental music provided by the school’s music students and faculty.
The Brandywine Conference and Visitors Bureau is available to assist you in your site search. Descriptions of hundreds of locations are included in the listing sections of this guide, and links to many of their web sites are available online at www.brandywinecvb.org. For individuals responsible for planning corporate events or large group tours, the event specialists at the BCVB can help with questions you may have and arrange customized tours of event locations.
Our area has been entertaining visitors for centuries – all the way back to when William Penn and his Quakers first landed on the banks of the Delaware River. Even then, the Native Americans who greeted them had spectacular scenery as a setting for that historical occasion. Whether you are looking for an event for hundreds with a view of the water or a gathering of a few in a kid-friendly attraction – and anything in between – Delaware County’s Brandywine Country is the place to be. We look forward to being the place where your celebration memories are made.