Near the end of October, The Inn at Herr Ridge began expanding on Sharpshooters Bar and Grille to create a new venue. Expanding outwards from the existing structure, the venue will have a rustic barn feel that will cater to meetings, events and weddings. The structure is expected to be ready by spring of 2018. "But you know, things like this are never really done," said Michelle Liller, Director of Sales and Marketing. "We will always be going back and adding to it and making it better."
This venue has been in the works for about 10 years. When Sharpshooters was built in October 2008, owner Steven Wolf knew he wanted to expand on it.
"We are always evolving [at the Inn at Herr Ridge] to capture more business," said Michelle. "We are venturing into the wedding business with the venue. We will now be able to offer something more than a banquet hall."
Michelle believes that the new venue will bring the property together. "We have the two dining options on the property, the inn and now a venue. We can offer our guests everything right on one property."
The venue edition with double the size of the existing structure and be able to hold about 150 to 200 guests. As seen in the rendering there will be sliding barn doors on the outside. Eventually, a staircase will be put in the structure that goes to the top floor where a bridal quite and additional rooms will be built.
Reservations for the venue space have already begun. Follow the Inn at Herr Ridge on Facebook for more updates throughout the construction process.
When businesses take on large projects, like what the Inn at Herr Ridge is doing, it’s a testament to the local tourism industry. Without visitors coming into Adams County, these types of projects and expansions wouldn’t be as common as they are. Creating new venue spaces, or opening a restaurant or hotel only enhances the local tourism community.
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