Above the Valley Special Event Center

559 N. Pennsylvania Avenue, Centre Hall, PA
Max Capacity: 400 people
About Above the Valley Special Event Center
Spectacular views, award winning catering above Happy Valley, just 12 scenic miles from Penn State. Above the Valley Event Center is an incomparable blend of breathtaking views, ample gathering spaces and award-winning food and beverage created exclusively by highly regarded Harrison's Catering. Located atop the Mt. Nittany ridge, overlooking the picturesque countryside and adjacent mountains, guests will be surrounded by the historic beauty of scenic Happy Valley while celebrating weddings and special occasions. Above the Valley is also a favorite rehearsal dinner venue. Its casual but upscale feel makes for a relaxing environment for the wedding party, family and close friends, as festivities get underway. This tiered, three-level building has celebration space for as many as 200+ seated guests. There are multiple spaces for outdoor viewing, including outdoor decks, railed walkways, and a 400 sq. ft. glassed in sun porch with sliding windows, perched over the mountainside. Bars and restrooms are located on all three levels. Each level may be reserved separately, with pricing also available for use of multiple levels or the entire facility.
Package Pricing
Event Spaces
The Elevation 1809 Room
The Elevation 1809 Room
The Exterior & the View
The Exterior & the View
The Hillside Room
The Hillside Room
The Overlook Room
The Overlook Room
Recommendations
Wedding Reception - An Eventective User from State College, PA

We absolutely loved everything about our Reception here and so did our guests. The staff was so accommodating, happy to help us and answer any questions at any time. The food was fantastic, all of our guests raved about how great our food was, how friendly the staff was and how nicely put together the space is. We couldn't have asked for a better night, it went so smoothly we didn't have to worry about anything. The staff even came up to us multiple times to ask if we needed anything. It was so nice to not have to worry about separate caterers for the space and know the food was going to be delicious. I would recommend this space and food to anyone! Harrison's is a must restaurant for us now.

Rehearsal dinner - An Eventective User from STATE COLLEGE, PA

We held our son's summer wedding rehearsal dinner at Above the Valley for several reasons. The new facility has balconies and patios for guests to view the scenic panorama in good weather. Free parking meant our guests didn't hassle with parking and tickets. I previously attended an open house at the facility to familiarize myself with their cuisine for business functions so I knew the food was good and would be a change from the normal fare. We requested the carving station even though it was slightly more expensive. It proved to be well worth it as the beef was extraordinary. A chef was among our guests so I cringed at the thought of his critique of our dinner. He, as well as the rest of our guests, raved about the food. You could cut the meat with your fork, the vegetables were crisp and fresh, the desserts were the perfect size and variety and the menu was varied enough for our vegetarians and vegans. Guests asked if the same caterer would be at the wedding. When we said yes, people cheered and the bride's mother was relieved knowing the wedding meal was in good hands. Overall we were extremely pleased we used Harrison's Catering. My mother was a caterer when I was growing up and I remember there was always one or two people who wouldn't like something. I can say that we had zero complaints about the meal and plenty of thanks for putting on a great evening. I would wholeheartedly use Harrison's again.

Location
Venue Types
Amenities
  • Full Bar/Lounge
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • On-Site Catering Service
  • Wireless Internet/Wi-Fi
Features
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 400
  • Number of Event/Function Spaces: 3
  • Year Renovated: 2016