Planning Guide for Your Mountain Harbor Catered Event – With Checklist!

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What Types of Events Does Mountain Harbor Host?

Mountain Harbor Resort and Spa is a full-service destination that hosts the following:

  • Weddings
  • Church retreats
  • Corporate getaways and team building retreats
  • Birthday parties
  • Anniversary celebrations
  • Hobby group gatherings
  • Professional development conferences
  • Fishing tournaments
  • Family reunions
  • Holiday Parties

What Facilities Are Available?

No matter what your group size, we have a facility that’s just right. Here are some of the possibilities.

  • East Cove Conference Building – 1,000 square feet of fully equipped kitchen and 2,700 square feet of meeting space divided into two open spaces. Book this for a family reunion or corporate meeting that includes up to 100. Facilities include three bathrooms, multi-level decks and pool access.
  • East Cove Pavilion – For your outdoor event reserve 2,100 feet of covered space that seats up to 200. Nearby you’ll find horse shoe pits and a fire ring. Electricity and a small kitchen are also available.
  • Lodge Conference Building – For a more intimate gathering, reserve 1,000 square feet of indoor space that seats between 45 and 75 people.

What Type of Food Do Caterers Serve?

Our catering staff does all the hard work so you can just enjoy. We’ll walk you through the planning process, cook it, serve it and clean up after.

If you want guests to enjoy your event, professional caterers recommend you get to know your guests, their backgrounds, and their typical cuisine choices. Some guests have adventurous taste buds and want to try unusual or spicy cuisine. Others have dietary restrictions like lactose, dairy or gluten intolerance. You may also have vegans or vegetarians in your group.

If your group has mixed food preferences, offer a range of choices for your appetizers, entrees and buffet choices so everyone leaves happy. Our catering options include something for everyone, and if you don’t see it on our menu, you just have to ask.

Your health-conscious guests will enjoy options like our chilled jumbo peel-and-eat shrimp with cocktail sauce, Mediterranean salad or the Healthy Start Buffet. Even the pickiest little eaters like our mozzarella stuffed cheese sticks, Italian buffet and peach cobbler.

For the sophisticated palate, Jenn’s Specialty Foods provides dinner entrees like seared duck breast with truffle butter, osso bucco or mustard encrusted lamb chops. View the Jenn’s Specialty Foods menu or the Mountain Harbor Lodge Restaurant Catering Menu to learn more.

Your Event Planning Checklist

Whether it’s the first time you’ve ever planned an event or you do it on a regular basis, when it involves people you care about, it’s stressful to be the person in charge of the details. At Mountain Harbor Resort and Spa, we have a staff member dedicated just to event planning and a crew of people who have provided flawless service for hundreds of events and thousands of guests. Here’s how to make your event a success.

__ Start planning as soon as you have a tentative date.

__ Schedule a meeting with Ashley Dees to tour facilities and view menus.

__ Set an approximate budget.

__ Select the theme for your event to help decide what facility, menu and decorations will fit.

__ If your event includes a speaker, make sure they’re available for your date.

__ Tour Mountain Harbor Resort and Spa facilities and make your selection.

__ Promote, publicize or send invitations for your event.

__ Email or call Ashley with any last minute questions.

__ Arrive and enjoy the result of all your hard work!

Holiday Parties

Every day is special at Mountain Harbor Resort, but the holidays are magical. When you plan your holiday party here, you’re guaranteed an unforgettable experience. From the moment your guests arrive, they’ll be surrounded by sparkling lights and Christmas decorations. We deck facilities in holiday cheer and add seasonal items to our menu choices.

We don’t just celebrate cold weather holidays. Plan your event around holidays throughout the year when our resort offers experiences like photos with the Easter Bunny or our St. Patrick’s Day celebration.

How to Find Out More

To start planning your event, call Ashley at (870)867-2191 or send an email to She’ll schedule your tour and take care of all the details so all you have to do is relax and enjoy your Mountain Harbor catered event.

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