Services at Arbor Hall
Sweet Cakes and Roses, the catering service at Arbor Hall, provides a variety of luncheon, dinner, and hors d’oeuvres menus to perfectly fit any special occasion. Meals may be served buffet style or plated, according to the customer’s choice.
Entrees include a choice of chicken, turkey, pork loin, ham, roast beef, steak, ground beef, salmon, and shrimp and are accompanied with a variety of potato, pasta, vegetable, bread, and salad sides. Fruit, cheese, dips, bread, and crackers are also offered in the hors d’oeuvres menu. Casual choices such as pizza, barbeque, and ethnic foods are also available.
All meals are planned and prepared from fresh ingredients, on site, on the day of the event, by Rachel, a certified chef and graduate of the accredited Johnson and Wales University in Denver. Table settings and hall arrangements are under the direction of Molly, a graduate of accredited Tarleton University in Texas.
Wedding Cakes and Grooms Cakes
Invitations & Save-The-Dates
D J and Audio/ Visual Equipment
Specialty Linens and Uplighting
Arbor Hall offers a full service bar, from soft drinks to beer, wine, and specialty liquors. At Arbor Hall, the staff assists customers, prior to their events, to adjust their bar choices to their budgets and their guests’ preferences. Budget options may range from a cash bar to a full service bar hosted by the customer. Drink offerings for an event may range from soft drinks only, to selected alcohols and liquors. Whatever the customer chooses, the staff at Arbor Hall will take care of the details to make the customers’ desires happen. Specialties such as a champagne toast or a punch fountain are also offered.
The catering service at Arbor Hall provides premium wedding, groom, birthday, and special event cakes and sweets in a variety of flavors and icings. The cakes and desserts are prepared and decorated on site by the chef. Clients can order cakes customized to their designs by bringing in a sample picture of the cake they would like, or they can describe the theme they have chosen and leave the execution up to the creativity of the staff. Alternately, they can peruse the picture album of cakes previously made at Arbor Hall, and order a duplicate. Chocolate dipped strawberries, hand made mints, cookie favors, and cupcakes are other dessert options at Arbor Hall.
Arbor Hall can provide fresh or silk flower arrangements for every occasion. Customers may contact Molly who, after 18 years of experience as a florist, can guide them in purchasing flowers. She can advise them on what flowers are in season and are available, what flowers will fit with their color scheme, and what flowers will fit within their budgets.
Molly will also help customers determine what type of flower arrangements they need, so that important relatives are not forgotten. She will ask about bride’s and bridesmaids’ bouquets, corsages and boutonnieres, altar arrangements and pew décors in church, flower centerpieces and cake flowers, and candelabras and arches. All of these are available at Arbor Hall.
Regardless of what event customers are planning, they can create the proper ambiance to fit the occasion at Arbor Hall. The indirect florescent ceiling lighting used for an art fair can be turned off and the dimmed incandescent lights of the chandelier can be turned on to transform the hall from an art studio into an enchanted ballroom. The natural candlelight in the wall sconces also adds to the charm.
The hall can be personalized for customers who can choose whether the floor-length tablecloths will be white, ivory, or black. They can then accent the tables with overlays, runners, napkins, and chair sashes in the color they choose. The dance floor draping and the chair covers (should the customer choose to use them) are also available in white, ivory, or black. Finally, the customer can choose to accent the dance floor draping, the window curtains, and the entrance, punch, and cake table skirts in the colors they choose. All of these linens are offered at Arbor Hall, and many of the linens are free with the rental of the hall.
Arbor Hall is equipped with top-of-the-line sound equipment for guests’ dancing pleasure and musical enjoyment. Though customers are free to bring in their own DJ and equipment, they can save themselves time and effort by booking the Arbor Hall DJ. And they will be guaranteed a wonderful sound and great DJ performance.
Arbor Hall has a permanent audiovisual system for showing slide shows and movies. A white wall provides a large white permanent movie screen.
For customers who need assistance in doing mailings for their event, the staff at Arbor Hall is there to help. They will create Save-the-Date cards, event invitations, RSVP cards, and Thank You cards. They will create cards, customized to the client’s specifications, and will mail them to the guests at the customer’s request.
Special Effects – There are some special effects, which a client can request, to make a celebration more fun. Some of these are a chocolate fountain, a punch fountain, a candy station, unique favors that are to be placed on the tables, or a special seating chart. The staff at Arbor Hall will provide these or assist in arranging and distributing what the client brings to the hall.
Security Services – Arbor Hall hires off duty police officers to assure the guests will be safe and enjoy a good time.
Rehearsal Dinners – Based on hall availability, customers may schedule a rehearsal dinner in the hall where they will be married. It may be a convenience for guests coming from a distance.
Outdoor Garden – Arbor Hall offers a secluded garden for outdoor wedding ceremonies. Not only is the garden available for ceremonies, it is a place where guests can take a break and quietly visit while the dance music is booming in the hall.
Bad Weather Alternative – In case the customer plans an outdoor wedding in Arbor Hall’s garden, and the weather does not cooperate, the staff at Arbor Hall always has a Plan B. A portion of the hall, usually the small section to the north, can be draped and decorated as a wedding chapel. The wedding will go on, without interruption, despite the weather.
Arbor Hall is a family business. - Molly and Rachel Pagels, who manage Arbor Hall, are sisters and own the business with their mother, Joni Van Dyke, who works in an advisory capacity. As owners, Molly and Rachel are committed to making Arbor Hall the best business possible. They are the people who do the booking; they are the people who listen to the customer’s wishes; they are the people who make the wedding happen; and they are the people who listen to the guests’ comments. The customer knows that Molly and Rachel will be with them from the beginning to the end.
Arbor Hall is nearby. – Molly and Rachel Pagels live near Arbor Hall. In the event of adverse weather, they will not fail to be at Arbor Hall for any event.