CLEARFIELD — When you’re a spot to carry an occasion — as the sunshine shines on the finish of the tunnel in coping with the COVID-19 pandemic — Copper Cork Occasion Heart in Clearfield could also be best for you.
Homeowners Lisa Lanager and Megan Patrick stated they realized final yr that the Knights of Columbus in Clearfield was promoting its constructing — one which had been utilized by residents and companies through the years to host weddings, events, bridal showers, enterprise trainings, and so on.
“We knew that if the constructing had been to be demolished or transformed into a unique kind of facility, the residents of Clearfield County would lose this occasion house and we wished to maintain it as an choice for residents of this space,” the ladies stated.
Lanager and Patrick then bought the constructing — positioned at 512 Arnold Ave., Clearfield — in Could 2020 and have been renovating it ever since.
Each stated they’re able to host small and huge weddings, anniversary events, bridal showers, child showers, class reunions and enterprise conferences or trainings.
“If you’re seeking to host a smaller occasion, we’ve a separate assembly room that might work completely,” Lanager and Patrick stated. “Because the climate will get nicer, our outside pavilions can be excellent for a commencement occasion, household reunion or picnic … Our aim is to supply the group with a gorgeous venue that’s proper right here in downtown Clearfield, that’s simply accessible with loads of paved parking, and gives each indoor and outside gathering areas for occasions of any dimension.”
The ladies stated they hope persevering with the custom of the Okay of C will remove the necessity to journey outdoors of the realm for these wanting to remain native in having a pleasant place to collect.
Whereas buying and reworking an occasion middle was robust to do through the center of a pandemic, in some ways each stated it truly labored to their benefit.
“Because the Knights of Columbus determined to place their constructing in the marketplace in 2019, they’d not been accepting any new reservations,” Lanager and Patrick stated. “This left fairly an open calendar for out there dates. Many occasions needed to placed on maintain because of the pandemic and now there are extra deliberate occasions than there are attainable open dates at different venues. We’re lucky with respect to our availability for 2021 and ahead.”
In following with pointers, each stated they may use what is ready forth by the Facilities for Illness Management and the state Division of Well being.
“We’ve got 5,500 sq. toes of house in our fundamental ball room so distancing is well attainable,” each stated. “Nonetheless, we’re hopeful that as numbers of COVID circumstances proceed to lower and extra people obtain the vaccine; these restrictions might be lifted within the coming weeks.”
They can even have an onsite caterer in Apple Banquets & Catering.
“Apple is well-known within the space for accommodating catering wants for all sorts of occasions from picnics to elegant weddings,” the ladies stated.
Lanager and Patrick additionally stated they’ve actually cherished the method in getting the occasion middle mounted and able to go.
“We’ve got loved the planning and preparation with a recent imaginative and prescient of a well known present facility,” Lanager and Patrick stated. “Individuals who have visited the constructing whereas underneath building in the previous couple of months are astounded on the adjustments and upgrades we’ve made to this point. This provides an actual feeling of satisfaction figuring out that we’re on the precise path.”