One of our favorite things to hear from our visitors are their fond memories of Lodge weddings and events. So many people pass through the building each year and share stories of parties, receptions, and banquets, and we love sharing in their joy. Events up at the Lodge are wonderful occasions and all of that fun is made possible by a team of professionals, passionate about making sure our guests have the time of their lives. At the helm, there is the all important Events Coordinator.
This year, that job falls to Mariah Summers, who is taking over the position after Grace Schmitz agreed to manage the Marketing and Events Department. She is a 2002 graduate from Calumet High School, who has recently returned to the area after 10 years traveling, due to her husband’s military career. In that time, Mariah and her family lived in Washington, Alaska, and Tennessee. Their goal throughout the last 10 years was always for her family to return to this area, and this year it was finally possible.
Mariah’s background includes over 20 years in the service industry. She has experience in many different positions, from dishwasher to manager. Although this is her first time working directly with events, she has a lot of experience in the field through management and other roles. One thing that makes the job enjoyable for her is that everyday involves a different aspect of the job and she isn’t doing the same thing everyday. As an Event Coordinator, Mariah oversees every event, from start to finish. She is the primary point of contact for the potential client and manages private tours, consultations, and contracts. Mariah also works with clients on fine details, like the timeline of the event, set-up and layout of the room, food and beverage service, and much more. During the event, Mariah is there to help with anything that the client could possibly need to make the event successful and memorable.
Mariah works with many different clients on a daily basis ranging from wedding couples to corporate clients. At the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge, we have a 6,000 square foot conference center that can be rented for many different occasions. For weddings in particular, whether your day is going to be a huge extravaganza, or just something small for those closest to you, we can make it happen. With an outstanding staff committed to making your wedding day memorable and fun, the Lodge takes the stress out of planning for the first day of the rest of your life. For more details about holding an event at the lodge, email Mariah@keweenawresort.com or call (906) 289-4403.