Something New at Harrison’s….
Over the last year we have been working on purchasing a site for a catering venue – where we can hold our own catered events (this will not operate as a restaurant – just for events). Recently, our offer was accepted and we are in final inspections and appraisal process. If all goes well, we could close in the first two weeks of February and be doing events after a few months of refurbishing and licensing, etc.
There is very little information to share right now – until we are able to confirm the sale and get into the property. We won’t formally announce it until we have the purchase completed.
Here are the basics:
It is the former Mount Nittany Inn located on the mountain above Centre Hall and it will be converted into a 3 level special events venue. It will NOT operate as a restaurant. We plan to be in operation approximately two months after the purchase is final, and will gradually refurbish and revise the space, with a Grand Opening anticipated for July.
Let us introduce you…
Above the Valley
Special Event Center
This brand new event center, an incomparable blend of breathtaking views, ample gathering spaces and award-winning food and beverage, will be operated by the owners of highly regarded Harrison's Wine Grill & Catering. Located atop the Mt. Nittany ridge, overlooking the picturesque countryside and adjacent mountains, guests will feel surrounded by the historic beauty of our scenic Happy Valley. It will be an ideal venue for celebrating weddings and special occasions or holding conferences, workshops, meetings or virtually any memorable, special event.
This tiered, four-level level building has celebration space for as many as 200 seated guests on the main level, with an upper level for 50 -100 and a meeting room below for 50 - 75. There are multiple areas for outdoor viewing, including outdoor decks, railed walkways, and a 400 square foot viewing porch perched over the mountainside. Bars are available on all levels. Food, beverage and service will be provided by Harrison’s Catering. Inquiries are being taken through the Harrison’s catering office.
We will continue to operate Harrison’s Wine Grill and Harrison’s Catering, just as we always have for the last 16 years – delicious, voted Best of, locally focused and globally inspired. More information will be coming soon!