Sitting 450 feet above the Spokane River and overlooking the Inland Northwest’s southern horizon as far as the eye can see, the picturesque Arbor Crest Winery is one of our region’s most iconic and sought after wedding and event venues. Mangia is proud to announce our new partnership as a preferred caterer for Arbor Crest, and thrilled to introduce our clients to all that this beautiful four acres of cliffside property has to offer.
Seen from the valley below, Arbor Crest’s Cliff House Estate was originally built in 1924 by inventor Royal Newton Riblet. After his death in 1960 and his wife’s death in 1978, Harold and Marcia Mielke acquired the estate and helped establish it as one of our region’s premier winery destinations. The Cliff House itself serves as a stunning backdrop for a handful of wedding and event sites on the property: the Vineyard Tent – Arbor Crest’s most popular reception space; the Enchanted Forest – with vine covered evergreens and shade for guests on those warm summer days; and the Estate Courtyard – offering the best views on site and access to the patio and the popular life-sized checkerboard. Each site offers a unique setting for the perfect event, but guests can enjoy a beautiful Washington sunset from virtually anywhere on the grounds before taking in the valley lights below as the stars come out. There are simply few places in the region that can compare with the natural beauty and festive atmosphere that Arbor Crest has to offer.
We sat down with Tim Mitchell, Lead Event Specialist, with Mangia Catering to hear more about the partnership.
Why are you so excited to partner with Arbor Crest?
The venue has always been on our “radar” as a venue to build a relationship with because Arbor Crest is one of Spokane’s premier venues with a variety of spaces to host an event. Not to mention the views and the history of the property – there is nothing quite like it.
We’re always looking to partner with unique, one of a kind properties that are all about quality and memorable experiences, just like Mangia; we’ve definitely found that in Arborcrest.
What sets Mangia apart from the other preferred caterers at Arbor Crest?
I think Mangia is a great addition to the already top notch list of caterers. It’s great that the winery offers such a diverse group of caterers. I feel that our onsite cooked menu options, service styles and versatility is a great added benefit. From wood fired pizza, to family style menus, to action stations, to abundant buffets, we offer a little bit of everything for everyone!
Why choose Arbor Crest for your next event?
Besides the views and the amazing wine? Well, all of the options! I always love planning events that have multiple spaces for the guests to wander. Start in one space and end in the other! With a space so versatile we can certainly create a unique experience that will leave a lasting impression for years to come. It’s also comforting knowing that they have a dedicated event team to make sure the grounds are pristine and all of the event day details are executed successfully.
Arbor Crest is known for its commitment to a robust and quality wine selection, and to helping make their customer’s events both personal and exceptional. Mangia joins this venue with that same commitment, making the partnership with Arbor Crest the perfect match to help plan your wedding or special event. With a variety of menu options and customizations to choose from, Mangia Catering will complement the beautiful setting of Arbor Crest with all the excellence you have come to expect from us and our food. If you’re ready to start planning your next event with Mangia at Arbor Crest, contact us today!