Culinary Creations by Metz has opened The Venue, northeast Pennsylvania’s newest location for uniquely memorable events and celebrations. The Venue is located at 28 Concorde Court Drive, Dupont, PA, directly off Interstate 81 between Luzerne and Lackawanna Counties. Just a half mile from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport and next to the Best Western Plus, The Venue is an ideal setting for corporate events, private gatherings and weddings.
Situated in the former Tipsy Turtle restaurant location and fully renovated, The Venue features elegant indoor and outdoor spaces with multiple seated dinner areas for 25 to 175 guests and a dance floor that accommodates up to 150. Private dining areas, a large bar and lounge area as well a patio overlooking the Wyoming Valley make The Venue a stunning location for all to enjoy.
“Our goal is to provide a hub where our community can hold a wide range of events and know they will be executed perfectly,” said Kathi Bankes, Director of Catering and Events for Culinary Creations by Metz. “I love sitting down with the client and discussing their vision. We can accomplish amazing things with our exceptional team that is laser-focused on delivering hospitality excellence.”
Active in the local community for many years, Kathi has been with the company for 16 years. She is the 2021 Athena Award recipient from the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Business and Industry. The Athena Award honors women who mentor other women in attaining their full potential and professional development.
The Venue has already hosted numerous high-profile events including The American Advertising Federation Awards Dinner and the Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce Board Meeting. Ample parking ensures easy access for event guests.
“We wanted to create a distinctive, personal and unforgettable space for hosting large and small events,” said Rick Sell, Vice President of Restaurant Operations for Metz Culinary Management, Inc., the parent to Culinary Creations by Metz. “I think we’ve accomplished that with The Venue, and the overwhelming support we’ve been receiving from the community reflects that achievement.”