The Institute Conference Center prides itself on remarkable reviews of their exquisite cuisine and on-site professional catering service. From expertly prepared buffet luncheons or boxed lunches to formal sit-down dinners, the Institute Conference Center team will work with you to suit any style and taste. The Chef and Conference staff (team) collaborate to tailor a menu to fit the needs of your meeting and attendees.

The menus focus on variety and authenticity, including vegan, vegetarian, organic and locally grown items. The Chefs are consistently trying new recipes and creating healthy, scrumptious menu items, utilizing trend information from around the world as well as input from customers. The catering and Megabytes staff are empowered, enthusiastic, well-trained and dedicated to making each customer’s dining experience memorable.

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The Institute Conference Center is pleased to provide full service catering to our clients and guests. The center boasts diverse offerings to suit any taste or event. The team is focused on superior customer service and culinary excellence.

The Institute Conference Center offers innovative menus showcasing healthy and nutritious options and top-of-the-line service for all events. With a broad variety of offerings, the Conference Center team can customize a menu to fit your group’s needs. The extensive menus range from budget friendly to sit-down, formal meals. The Conference Center staff stands ready to create your very own exclusive menu.

"You couldn’t ask for better hands-on service. The Institute Conference Center has great team dynamics, great follow-up, and outstanding, world-class service."
Vera Vaden / Danville Redevelopment & Housing Authority 
"Year after year, IALR has been excellent to work with. They have always been helpful and friendly and made our annual events there a huge success."
Hannah Nuckles / God’s Pit Crew
"Our team has been repeatedly blown away by the professionalism, helpfulness, and quality of the staff and facilities at the Institute Conference Center."
Jennifer Eddy / Eddy Alexander
"Goodyear-Danville is so grateful for all United Way does for our community, and we're glad to be able to support them in a meaningful way. (Regarding IALR's Decorating the Trees for a Cause program, an annual fundraiser benefiting charitable organizations that is organized by the Institute Conference Center)"
Laura Singleton / Goodyear-Danville
"Thank you for hosting us at your incredible facility! Between the logistical and technical support that you provided before and during the event, to offering nutritious meals and refreshments for participants and volunteers, and especially your amazing hospitality -- we were so very fortunate to partner with your team and…"
Team Leader / Capital One
"I want to thank everyone who made our holiday luncheon a success. The food keeps getting better and better. I ate some of everything, and it was delicious. Compliments to the chef. Everyone has been telling me how great the food was and how much they enjoy having the luncheon…"
June Conner / CIT
"Thank you for being so accommodating to our staff and volunteers during our recent Benefit Banquet.. IALR is a beautiful venue and the staff is truly committed to ensuring each visitor is given their utmost attention."
God's Pit Crew / God's Pit Crew
"I was thrilled with the beautiful room and decor! The food was delicious and the wait staff was amazing! We will be back very soon for our next meeting!"
Christy Oakes
"“The meeting rooms are spacious and equipped with state-of- theart presentation and audio visual needs. The food and beverage were exceptional, and the staff was very kind and friendly assisting us. Having meetings at IALR is a great setting for any company that ants to have an offsite meeting. I…"
Cindy Bennett / Essel Propack
"Goodyear sets a gold standard for supporting community service work. United Way of Danville Pittsylvania County greatly appreciated all their hard work as Campaign Chair for 2016-2017."
Traci Petty / United Way
"“What a wonderful experience we had working with your staff as they helped us prepare and present the Danville Master Gardener’s Spring to Green this year! From the evaluations and feedback from everyone there, this was the best year ever! It was wonderful knowing the staff at The Institute were…"
Pat Morgan / Danville Master Gardeners Association

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