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Expectations! Markle's Premiere Event Center opens

Posted: Monday, June 13, 2011

Caterers, florists, photographers and a group of other food and related service individuals entertained the public at the open house and Huntington County Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting ceremony Saturday, June 11 at Expectations! Markle’s Premiere Event Center. The business is owned by Jon and Tracy Goetz and is located at 193 E. Morse Street, the former Markle Furniture location.

The building housing the Expectations! Event Center has been completely remodeled and is currently accepting reservations for just about any kind of event, according to Tracy Goetz. From wedding receptions, reunions, corporate events and private parties to functions for clubs and non-profit organizations, the facility can comfortably entertain 300 people. It is also a non-smoking facility.

The new business utilizes three of the five parts of the former furniture store. One the rooms is a reception hall with a walk-up bar; one room can be set up for dining and has a small dance floor and another room is set up for dining. A former loading dock has been renovated into a handicapped-accessible entrance in the back.

On hand for the well-attended open house were Brick House Grill – Garin Stephan; Huntington; Country Post Catering – John Stoeckley, Huntington; Country Squire Florist, Bluffton; Crossroads Pantry, Markle; Elegant Beginnings, Roanoke; KLB Sounds – Kevin Brubaker, DJ and Karaoke; Kims Katered Affair – Kim Nelson, Huntington;  Majestic Cakes, Ossian; Mazie’s Flowers – Trisha Abbott, Huntington; Nadean Brown Catering, Huntington; The New Huntington Theater and Supper Club/ThEatery, Huntington; The Party Gallery, Bluffton; Portraits by Holly, Markle;  Sweet Swirls Cupcakery – Brandy Householder, to open soon in Markle; Tender Gardens Florist – Teresa Beck, Markle; Vinatelli’s Italian, Markle and Wehr Into Flowers – Rose Wall, Huntington.

For more information about Expectations! or to make reservations call (260) 758-3000.

Expectations! Markle’s Premiere Event Center held an open house with a Huntington County Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the opening of the new business, Saturday, June 11. From left in the photo are E.J. Richards; Steve Kimmel, executive director of the Chamber; Carla Buzzard, Tipton House, Chamber Ambassador; Seth, Tracy, Jon and Kai Goetz, owners of Expectations!; Tom Wall, Huntington County Commissioner and Rick Gentis, Markle Financial.