Soiree isn’t a word we use often, but as I searched for the quintessential adjective to describe the events held at Heritage House, soiree just came to mind. Party, wedding, reunion, seminar, fundraiser, celebration, prom, gala, reception, meeting, fellowship, shower—even trade show and fashion show—enter the picture, and at Heritage House, it’s a beautiful picture, to be sure.
“I wanted to celebrate my life while I was still living it,” Nancy Hucks said with a smile. “I’ve lived in Mooresville all my life, so it was wonderful to invite folks over to Heritage House—people who are really special to me—135 of my dearest family and friends were treated to a 70th birthday party to remember! Everything was first class. I couldn’t have chosen a more welcoming, lovely, and accommodating location; it felt like home. The staff is exceptional. Whatever I asked for, they provided. I recommend Heritage House to everyone.”
A BIT OF HISTORY
“We used to know exactly what we were going to do each Sunday: go to church, then to Grandmother’s for dinner, spend the afternoon watching the game or taking a drive, maybe have leftovers for supper, then ice cream on the front porch,” H. Mike Cook reminisced as he shared his vision for Heritage House with me. “We relished traditions, but today we’re busy with activities pulling us in all directions, and some traditions have warranted change. I wanted to create a special place to help us hold on to the pleasure of gathering together for our celebrations of the past, the present, and the future.” Mike is owner of the Heritage House event venue, as well as owner of Cavin-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory. Mike explained that his experience working with families over the years contributed to his mission for the venue. “Heritage House is built on an intriguing model of serving families and the community; encouraging fellowship in all its forms.” Incorporating creative ideas from Pet Pilgrimage Director Leslie Reid, and others, Mike’s contribution to Mooresville’s hospitality options is not only spacious and accommodating, but also affordable, flexible, and functional, with state of the art sound and video capabilities and professional, on-site tech support to go with it.
FABULOUS EVENTS DON’T JUST HAPPEN
Mike is very proud of the staff and the facility. He is dedicated to creating an exceptional experience for clients that is perfect, and the hospitality team goes the extra mile so that guests feel a big WOW! when they walk in the door. “Customer service is key,” he continued. “Our job is to ensure our clients walk away completely pleased and satisfied with an event that totally served their purpose. For me, their experience is everything.”
In a nutshell, the staff at Heritage House is at your service. Andrea Nicholson has been director and event coordinator at Heritage House since 2016, and I think she has the most fun job around. “The very first event held in the facility was the Lake Norman Shriner’s Christmas party in 2014. In 2016, Heritage House hosted 17 weddings and rang in 2017 with the first ever wedding held in Cavin-Cook’s nondenominational chapel,” Andrea said. “We can magically transform our 2,600-square foot banquet hall, with its high barrel vault ceiling and tall arched windows, into a three-year-old’s Frozen themed birthday with a big castle cake, a costume character wedding attended by flashy action figures, or an elegant 50th wedding anniversary gala, just to name a few. Our staff is creative, helpful, and professional. The goal is always to have people feel like they are guests in someone’s home. My main role is to listen—to understand the client’s vision—and then do all that’s required to make their vision a reality.”
Andrea works directly with clients from start to finish to create the right atmosphere. Her approach to party planning is fun and organized. From ideas about decorations, linens, tableware, and all an event’s unique needs, to sharing referrals for caterers, photographers, florists, DJs, and musicians, or helping design the layout for your event, Andrea makes sure the details are covered to suit your needs. “We’ve helped set up Whirlpool Corporation’s kitchen showroom, job fairs, and several amazing internationally themed parties,” Andrea said.
Michael Roberts is the go-to expert on all things audio and video. “Our studio includes a custom-built computer and professional sound board. We can help create video presentations, personalized videos for weddings, anniversaries and parties, or professional presentations that accompany your meeting, trade show, or seminar,” Michael explained. “We have all the equipment you need, and we are always on-site to help during your event.” Multiple HD viewing screens allow everyone to enjoy the show. Video presentations greatly enhance an event, and with Michael’s hands-on support that is made possible.
As vice president of operations, Michael Cook, Jr.’s attention to detail says everything about the quality of the facility and its fine amenities. “Our clients love the catering kitchen,” Michael said. “Families can bring in their own food, an option not available at some event venues, or their caterer can provide table service or a buffet from the large serving window, very convenient to the event. Guests also appreciate the covered, drive through portico entrance, relaxing on the large stone patio that surrounds our fountain, and the ease of a one-floor facility. It’s a beautiful and comfortable setting.”
PROFESSIONAL, FRIENDLY, ELEGANT
For Mike Cook, Mooresville is home. He’s been a leader in the community for many years and is well-known for his impeccable service to his neighbors, families, and business associates who have been so well served at Cavin-Cook. I believe that Mike’s calling is building relationships, and you’ll see this over and over at Heritage House. It’s a feather in this community’s cap, a place like no other, and I encourage you to stop by to see it all for yourself. If Mike is right that “experience is everything,” then a visit is in order. And, if you need something fun in your life this summer, plan a soiree at Heritage House!
494 E. Plaza Drive (Hwy 150)