Retreats, Reunions, Business Workshops
Celebrations of all Kinds
Dinner bell is ringing!
It is so important to have quality meals at any event. Here at Anderson Lodge, we have wonderful kitchens for your use. We have the following options for serving meals for your event.
You are required to communicate with Anderson Lodge for these choices. If you are having an outside caterer, notify Anderson Lodge. Provide name of caterer, business name, and contact information. The caterer must clean and sanitize kitchen after use and take care of clearing and washing dishes.
Meals can make or break an event. Here at Anderson Lodge we have put a lot of effort into providing quality kitchens that allow you to just bring in your food and not worry about bringing can openers, china, or coffee pots for example. It’s easy to cook for a crowd at Anderson Lodge. From preparation to serving, it is wonderfully organized for you.
Our kitchens are very well stocked and you are free to use our china, flatware, cooking and serving dishes. You will find plenty of conveniences such as: water pitchers and coffee carafes, large coffee urns, serving platters and bowls, dish towels, ziplocs and foil. Both facilities have commercial dishwashers and refrigerators.
You may notice that we charge kitchen fees with every booking. The kitchen fees allow us to keep our facilities maintained and equipped with all the many commercial appliances and baking/cooking/serving supplies.
If you choose our preferred caterer, you will be in direct contact with the caterer to book their services. They can cater any meal you choose. Request appetizers, lunches, dinners, breakfasts, snacks, or even box lunches. They can do it all! All catering deposits, gratuities & payments will be made directly to the caterer. The caterer will define all prices and services.
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING REGARDING OUR KITCHEN FEE POLICY:
We have very well stocked kitchens with commercial appliances. We try to provide quality kitchens for you to use. You can count on a commercial dishwasher and commercial refrigeration at both the Hilltop House and the Main Lodge. In our kitchens you will find china and flatware for 150 people. We have acrylic tumblers, acrylic water pitchers, and coffee carafes. Speaking of coffee, we have large coffee urns for large groups and 2 Mr. Coffee pots for smaller groups. We have large white serving platters and salad bowls plus 6-8 glass serving dishes and many baking and food prep utensils. The kitchen fees allow us to update and maintain our commercial appliances and equip our kitchens with many baking/cooking/serving supplies. You will be amazed at our well-stocked kitchens
We do not have catering as a part of our Anderson Lodge rental packages. But you have the choice of:
Kitchen Fees: (Add 9.8% tax)
ALL GROUPS PAY $50 KITCHEN FEE FOR EACH DAY OF RENTAL
Self-Catering: No additional fee beyond the $50/day+tax kitchen fee if Volunteers (Unpaid people) provide the meals for your retreat and no one is being paid for this service.
Preferred Caterer: Verification from caterer required.
- $50 Kitchen Fee WAIVED for any day/s a preferred caterer provides meals
- $50 Kitchen Fee+tax WILL APPLY to any day/s without a preferred caterer.
- $50/day+tax Kitchen Fee applies
- Add $90+tax Caterer Kitchen Fee if Outside Caterer provides some or all of your meals.
Our Preferred Caterer
Our preferred caterer is very experienced with catering AND frequently caterers for Anderson Lodge. Choosing a preferred caterer will insure that your event is in good hands. They know the location of supplies, have knowledge of traffic flow, and can answer questions about your stay at the Lodge. It makes such a difference having a caterer who is familiar with our facilities. If you are interested in a preferred caterer, please contact the Lodge office.
Meal Plan Ideas
Here are a few ideas of what past groups have organized as a part of meal plans:
- Taco, pasta, or baked potato bar
- Scandinavian smorgåsbord
- Dessert Bar
- Snack Service
- Barbecue Buffet
- Fiesta Buffet
- Stuffed french toast & fruit breakfast
- Italian Night
- Mexican Dinner Party
- Hawaiian Luau night
The options for retreat meals are endless. Just talk to your caterer or brainstorm with your families. It’s all possible at Anderson Lodge.
If you are self-catering, we would be happy to help you plan and give you any information you might need to make your meal plan successful.
The kitchens are well equipped and the dining areas are large enough for your whole group. When you visit either the Main Lodge or the Hilltop House you will be absolutely amazed at the outdoor dining areas with spectacular views. Groups renting in warmer weather often can be seen at the barbecue or roasting hot dogs in the outdoor amphitheater.
Dining at Anderson Lodge
Our grand conference rooms and spacious reception pavilions are amazing spaces for any celebration or large group gathering. Please follow all COVID-related precautions and stress cleanliness with your guests. There are sanitizing stations in our conference room and reception pavilion.
- There’s room for a large buffet and conference rounds with chairs for your meal.
- You must open windows and use fans to increase ventilation.
- At least twelve 60″ conference round tables can be placed in either space.
- You will also have access to 8′ and 6′ rectangular tables.
- Please know that the leather couches and the fabric side chairs STAY IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM.
- Do NOT take the furniture to another room or outside. It’s okay to move them to the perimeter of the room, but do NOT move them out of the room.
- Do not move the piano. It stays in the conference room. Moving and jostling pianos can damage them, as well as getting them out of tune.
Whatever the celebration you have planned here at Anderson Lodge, the venue will enhance your event!