Venues for Meetings, Special Events and Conferences

Indiana County is home to a wide variety of establishments ideal for hosting large banquets and conferences of 400+ guests as well as small, intimate locations for smaller, quaint gatherings.

Browse through these locations to find an establishment that best suits your needs:


Bed & Breakfast 

Dillweed Bed & Breakfast and Trailside Shop
7453 Route 403 Highway South
Dilltown, PA 15929
Dillweed B&B is a turn-of-the century home offering four comfortable guest rooms and one garden suite. In addition, it houses Dillweed’s Trailside Shop of unique gift & gourmet food items. It is situated along The Ghost Town Trail.

Heritage House Suites
209 South 6th Street
Indiana, PA 15701
Specializing in short term stays with private bed, bath, kitchen and living areas within walking distance of IUP in historic Downtown Indiana.


Catering/Order Ahead – Meals to Go (No Dining In)
Sandy’s Custom Cuisine
242 Twolick Drive
Indiana, PA 15701
Call today to enjoy delicious and reasonably priced meals, delivered right to you. Menu can be customized for specialty items.


Convention Center
Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex (KCAC)
711 Pratt Drive
Indiana, PA 15705
724-357-5222 (Box Office)
Located adjacent to IUP and the Hilton Garden Inn, the Ed Fry Arena in the complex is home to IUP Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams, IUP Women’s Volleyball team and a large variety of concerts, family shows, trade shows and more. The conference center is a first-class, multi-function space, ideal for meetings, conventions.


Yellow Creek State Park
170 Route 259 Highway
Penn Run, PA 15765
Camping cottages, located near the lake shore, each having electricity, picnic table, fire ring and a porch. The six cottages each sleep five people in bunk beds. Also available at the state park are yurts – round, canvas and wood walled tents that have a wooden floor as well as a deck, and sleep five people in bunk beds. Each yurt also has a cooking stove, refrigerator, microwave oven, table, chairs, electricity, fire ring and picnic table.


Hotels & Motels

Hampton Inn and Suites Blairsville at Chestnut Ridge Resort
62 Pine Ridge Road
Blairsville, PA 15717
Nestled within scenic mountain landscapes, this hotel neighbors Chestnut Ridge Golf and Conference Center, including their two championship golf courses.

Hampton Inn – Indiana
1275 Indian Springs Road
Indiana, PA 15701
Filled with warm and welcoming rooms, this hotel is in close proximity to IUP, shopping and dining in downtown Indiana and the Jimmy Stewart Museum.

Hilton Garden Inn Indiana at IUP
714 Pratt Drive
Indiana, PA 15705
Next to the Kovalchick Complex, a first-class hotel and restaurant featuring quality banquet and lounge facilities to meet all your needs.

Park Inn by Radisson, Indiana
1395 Wayne Avenue
Indiana, PA 15701
This hotel features a tropical indoor courtyard and pool, and offers newly remodeled guest rooms and a full service restaurant & bar – RBG Bar &
Grill. Situated near the Hoodlebug Trail, IUP, downtown Indiana and the Kovalchick Complex.

Quality Inn & Suites
1545 Wayne Avenue
Indiana, PA 15701
This hotel provides complimentary hot breakfast and the only outdoor pool in the area. Conveniently located to IUP, downtown Indiana, the Hoodlebug Trail, and the Kovalchick Complex.

Ramada Ligonier
216 West Loyalhanna Street
Ligonier, PA 15658
Situated in charming historic downtown Ligonier and walking distance to over 60 specialty shops, numerous restaurants, and Fort Ligonier just one block away.


458 Philadelphia Street
Indiana, PA 15701
Year-round full-service restaurant mixing casual, alfresco dining with a vintage chic venue indoors, as well as heated patios, bar, fire pit and bocce court.

Bruno’s Italian Restaurant
1108 Philadelphia Street
Indiana, PA 15701
Enjoy traditional Italian cuisine from this local neighborhood restaurant established in 1949.

Country Junction Restaurant
81 Eileen Drive
Smicksburg, PA 16256
Located in the heart of the Smicksburg Amish community, they offer home-style meals as well as homemade

Dean’s Diner
2175 Route 22 Highway West
Blairsville, PA 15717
Family-owned and operated since 1934, this diner is open 24 hours a day (except for five holiday closings a year) and is known for their homemade pies.
Donatello’s Restaurant
791 Philadelphia Street
Indiana, PA 15701
This upscale restaurant, located in downtown Indiana, offers superior food in a fine dining atmosphere.

Eat‘n Park
2675 Oakland Avenue
Indiana, PA 15701
Visit this casual neighborhood restaurant known for their award-winning food and friendly service featuring a full breakfast, lunch and dinner menu.
Hoss’s Family Steak & Sea House
1198 Wayne Avenue
Indiana, PA 15701
Located near IUP and just a few minutes from downtown Indiana, this family restaurant features fresh-cut steaks, seafood and chicken entrees – all cooked to order.
Josephine’s Pizzeria & Enoteca
1037 Philadelphia Street
Indiana, PA 15701
This upscale, unique dining experience serves innovative cocktails and has Prosecco on tap. Serving fantastic sandwiches, appetizers and wood-fired pizzas.
RBG Bar & Grill
1395 Wayne Avenue
Indiana, PA 15701
Enjoy American-style cuisine, including burgers, steaks and wings with live entertainment and specialty drinks on the weekends!

Romeo’s Pizzeria & Mediterranean Kitchen
1112 Oakland Avenue
Indiana, PA 15701
Serving mouth-watering Mediterranean cuisine to IUP and the Indiana community since 1989, their convenient location makes it easy to stop by for lunch, dinner or late-night snack.
Rustic Lodge, Inc.
2199 Oakland Avenue
Indiana, PA 15701
The facility is perfect for hosting weddings, banquets, and meetings. Rooms can be customized to meet all needs. Enjoy their Sunday Brunch Buffet!
Luigi’s Ristorante
625 Franklin Street
Clymer, PA 15728
Delicious family famous recipes since 1984; enjoy family style dining, take out or full service catering.
Nap’s Cucina Mia
1035 Philadelphia Street
Indiana, PA 15701
Inspired by the passion of their Italian roots, this neighborhood family restaurant is known for using only the freshest local ingredients in their traditional Italian cuisine.
Pie Cucina
181 East Brown Street
Blairsville, PA 15717

Offering casual dining in a relaxing and comfortable atmosphere, they are known for delicious pastries and homemade desserts.
Saltsburg River Hall
313 Salt Street
Saltsburg, PA 15681
Offering a variety of rental options, let them assist you in planning for your special day, occasion, party, or banquet.

Spaghetti Benders
563 Philadelphia Street
Indiana, PA 15701
Enjoy authentic Italian food, steaks, seafood, sandwiches, in a family friendly restaurant that features large dining rooms and outdoor seating.

Steel City Samiches
15 North 7th Street
Indiana, PA 15701
Serving incredible burgers, “samiches” (including the world’s largest Pittsburgh sandwich – “the Stuffaluffagus”), salads, wings, hoagies, and milkshakes. Great place to host your next event.

574 Philadelphia Street
Indiana, PA 15701
Their menu is filled with a variety of breakfast items, subs, salads, soups and more in addition to the great catering options available.

The Barn at Rayne Run, LLC
2475 Rayne Run Road
Marion Center, PA 15759
Ideal for weddings, receptions and parties, this completely renovated barn provides modern amenities while maintaining the rustic barn appearance!

The Coney Island Irish Pub
642 Philadelphia Street
Indiana, PA 15701
Housed in an historical building built by the Suttons, founders of IUP, this full-service restaurant and bar also has a game room and live entertainment.

The Home Made Restaurant
5820 Route 119 Highway North
Home, PA 15747
Serving home-style breakfast, lunch, dinner, and offering classic comfort food made from the freshest ingredients available.

The Villa Pub & Grill
931 Old William Penn Hwy.
Blairsville, PA 15717
Offering casual dining and libation in a relaxed pleasant atmosphere, they also make Jioio’s pizza! Eat-in or Take-Out.