A sanctuary opens its doors to the public

Chamber sponsers ribbon-cutting ceremony for Mayfield Conference Center at the Sanctuary

The Mayfield Conference Center at the Sanctuary, located at 145 Riceville Rd. in Mayfield is pictured here on Thursday. (The Leader-Herald/Josh Bovee)

MAYFIELD — The Fulton-Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce sponsored a ribbon-cutting ceremony for The Mayfield Conference Center at the Sanctuary on Thursday. Community members and members of the chamber alike, celebrated the grand opening with food, music, and tours of the newly opened facility, which is located at 145 Riceville Road in Mayfield.

Andrew and Erin Roth, owners of the Mayfield Conference Center at the Sanctuary, purchased the property, formerly owned by the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, several months ago with a vision of utilizing the space for various entertainment events.

“My wife and I purchased the building about two to three months ago,” Andrew said. “I had seen it for sale for a long time and I thought wow, that’s a great place. There’s a lot of opportunity for a lot of different entertainment ideas, conferences, banquets, just a good community space. And it had been there long enough and finally we talked about it and said lets give it a shot.”

Andrew is a full-time hearing specialist at Hear For You in Amsterdam. He also owns, together with his wife Erin, the Bannertown Plaza and the Mayfield Laundromat.

“We’re just looking for one more thing to keep us busy,” Andrew said.

Andrew Roth, co-owner of the Mayfield Conference Center at the Sanctuary poses for a picture with Mark Kilmer, president and CEO of the Fulton-Montgmery Regional Chamber of Commerce, on Thursday. (The Leader-Herald/Josh Bovee)

The space, which is set up to accommodate all kinds of events including church services, parties, fundraisers, conferences, banquets, and art shows, is set up with sound equipment including microphones. It also has a projector, lights, and chairs.

“It’s plug and play. You bring your computer, you bring your instrument. It’s fully set up to accommodate all your needs. There’s not a lot of other things you have to think about when you rent it,” Andrew said.

The Mayfield Conference Center at the Sanctuary will be available for rent year-round, and features high-quality air conditioning and lighting. While the facility does not have a kitchen, it is fully set up to be catered for any event.

“Just a good space for a lot of different kinds of events,” Andrew said.

The space is currently being leased by the Parkview Community Church, which holds service at the conference center at 10 a.m. on Sunday mornings, and uses the space for other church events throughout the week.

A view of the stage with lighting at the Mayfield Conference Center at the Sanctuary, located at 145 Riceville Rd. in Mayfield is pictured here on Thursday. (The Leader-Herald/Josh Bovee)

Membership coordinator James Hannahs for the Fulton-Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce, said that ribbon-cutting events such as the one for The Mayfield Conference Center at the Sanctuary are a great opportunity for chamber members to spread the word about their businesses. The chamber, which has recently hosted several ribbon-cutting events throughout the local area, markets the events via news letters and Facebook to help stir interest in new or expanding business.

“We appreciate the chamber of commerce for helping get our name out there and for the exposure.,” Andrew said.

The grand opening celebration featured music by Kevin Shea and Marty Greco and was catered by Lanzi’s Lakeside Tavern.

For more information on The Mayfield Conference Center at the Sanctuary or to rent the space for an event, Andrew and Erin Roth can be reached at (518) 224-8911 or by searching Mayfield Conference Center on Facebook.

A ribbon-cutting event for the Mayfield Conference Center at the Sanctuary, sponsored by the Fulton-Montogomery Regional Chamber of Commerece, took place Thursday afternoon. (Source: Facebook)

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