Christian Center of Park City names their new event space: The Gathering Place |

Christian Center of Park City names their new event space: The Gathering Place

The Christian Center of Park City announced the name for its new special-event space. "The Gathering Place" was named through a contest.
Courtesy of the Christian Center of Park City

After three weeks and more than 50 submissions, the Christian Center of Park City has decided on a name for its new, 2,500-square-foot event space: The Gathering Place.

The name was submitted separately by Park City residents Nina Chartrand and Teresa Tackman, executive director Rob Harter said.

“It just captured what we wanted to convey to the community, he said. “Even though we have always been a place where people can gather, the name shows that we have a real space that people can rent and use.”

The room is located at the center’s headquarters at 1283 Deer Valley Drive and can seat up to 208 people. It includes a full, state-of-the-art commercial kitchen with preferred catering services available, an outdoor patio and a conference room that can be sectioned off from main area, Harter said.

“We also feature ‘Sundance-quality’ media and audio-video equipment,” he said. “While we’ll never be a formal Sundance Film Festival screening venue, the space is available to use for private screenings for small groups of 50 or so.”

The Gathering Place was part of the Christian Center of Park City’s two-year, $9.3 million renovation that wrapped up last fall, Harter said.

“We decided to invest in a special event room that will be available for people to use,” he said. Harter said the room was a nice space before, but it didn’t have the tools to host a wide-range of events from quinceañeras or bar mitzvahs to corporate gatherings.

“Now, it’s a very uplifting place,” he said. “It’s sharp and professional, but also very warm and comfortable. There are a lot of windows, so the view is beautiful.”

The Christian Center plan to use the money the public pays to rent out The Gathering Place to run the nonprofit’s core programs and community initiatives that include its food pantry, the annual Hike for Hunger amd Back 2 School Basics.

“The heart for us at the Christian Center is wanting to invite the Park City community to see the Christian Center as a true gathering place.”

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