I grew up right here in Lancaster as the youngest child in a large family. From an early age, members of my family, as well as neighbors and friends, came to me to make their special occasions “extra” special and fun. It didn’t take me long to realize that what I did best – and loved to do – was create the perfect settings for those parties, special events, weddings, and receptions.
Over the past decade, I have expanded and enhanced my knowledge and experience. I stay on “top of my game” by taking continuing education courses, attending seminars, and regularly interacting with coordinators from around the world via the Internet. In addition, I have the latest event planning and design software packages. I know how to identify upcoming trends, as well as how to work well with the current looks, styles and fashion. Likewise, I have developed warm and lasting relationships with my clients and vendors. My heart is in this profession, and I’m here for the long haul!
Life has a way of deciding your destiny. That was the case with me. It was always a dream of mine to own a reception hall. In 2001 in a conversation over coffee, we devised what this space would look like in a perfect world. We sketched a drawing that I still have today. It was a nonchalant conversation that we didn’t think much of. However, over the next days, weeks and months it became the topic of conversation almost daily. I won’t bore you with the details of looking at properties… falling in love then falling out of love for almost 2 years. It truly was a hassle. What I can tell you is that when I finally did walk into the space it was love at first sight. I knew what she could potentially look like. And so it began.
With a definite vision in mind, my husband Tony and I capitalized on our combined skills and resources to totally restore the multistoried building. Not only did we create an impressive reception and event site on the ground level, but we also designed and constructed a warm and inviting home on the upper floor. This historical “rejuvenation” project has been featured on various local and regional home and architectural tours and showcased in Susquehanna Style Magazine.