Our Facilities

Cuisine & Catering:

Thyme 2 Dine

Thyme 2 Dine is the exclusive provider of cuisine for the Columbian Home. The full-service team is led by Head Chef and Event Planner, Kathy Krom. She and Thyme 2 Dine provide services for both a la carte dining and private banquet events. 

Kathy is highly regarded for her fresh takes on traditional American cuisine, prepared with only the finest ingredients. She brings more than three decades of experience in the culinary arts. Hear more about her epicurean talents in Customer Reviews.

The Anchor Bar

Occupying the rotunda of The Columbian Home is the famous Anchor Bar, where there is no such thing as a bad seat. Enjoy the panoramic view of the scenic grounds or catch your favorite sporting event on one of the large screen TVs. The full-service bar is well stocked with top brand spirits, wine, and draft or bottled beers and the welcoming Anchor Bar staff will get to know your favorite beverage and preferred preparation in no time!

Our Dining & Banquet Rooms:

The Porch

The main dining room, referred to as The Porch for having originally been the veranda of the Victorian mansion, stretches along the expanse of the Columbian Home’s facade. The original stone walls are beautifully preserved and are complemented by large windows, which enclose The Porch comfortably and offer an expansive view of the verdant grounds and The Deck.  

The Red Room

Adjacent to the Anchor Bar and the main dining room is the dining area known as The Red Room, which boasts an impressive mantle over a working gas fireplace and original architectural details such as oak paneling and leaded glass windows. The Red Room seats up to 24 guests and is also available for use during Special Events and Banquets.

Main Ballroom

The Main Ballroom is a grand chamber with coffered ceilings, a large hardwood dance floor and three original fireplaces, all illuminated in the warm light of the Tiffany glass windows that flank the regal staircase. The Main Ballroom’s dining area seats 80 to 100. This room is available for use during Special Events and Banquets, with or without the complement of The Red Room. 

The Michael & Janet Garger
Dining Deck

This is a spacious, new outdoor deck where guests can comfortably dine al fresco while enjoying the sweeping view, cuisine and conviviality of The Columbian Home. In 2021, it was officially designated as the Michael & Janet Garger Dining Deck to honor the dedication of this volunteer husband and wife team to the work and welfare of The Columbian Home.