Montvale Event Center

Montvale Event Center

Montvale Event Center

Downtown Spokane stands full of absolutely beautiful and historic buildings. The Montvale Event Center (MEC) is exactly one of many reasons that make Spokane so wonderful and interesting. Combining a historic atmosphere with modern day touches, MEC promises to provide a stunning location for any assortment of events.

Over a century ago, in 1909, the construction of the building began. It was built for the Order of Odd Fellows by Spokane architect, Albert Held. Numerous businesses operated out of the Odd Fellows IOOF Lodge, such as the Hall-Marvin Safe Company, the Riley Candy Company, and the Metronome Dance Hall. In 1999, the building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.*

Nowadays, you can celebrate a wedding or party in style at the Montvale Event Center! The newly renovated venue is located two doors down from the Montvale Hotel in the historic Odd Fellows Building. There are three main floors to accommodate events. First floor features Montvale Hall, which accommodates up to 240 guests set at linen draped tables with lovely vineyard cross-back chairs. Upstairs, Ella’s Theater creates a second stunning location, marrying rich mahogany accents with stained glass windows for a timeless setting. Also on the second floor, a private bar and lounge area allows for smaller gatherings in a setting mixing cocktail tables with soft seating. The third floor showcases Ella’s Supper Club, perfect for for smaller receptions, meetings, or private dinners.** No matter the size of your party, MEC has a variety of options to meet your needs.

We personally know MEC general manager Sammi well. She takes great pride in taking care of everyone who rents Montvale Event Center as their venue. Feel free to call or email Sammi to schedule a time to come and experience this piece of Spokane history for yourself!*** Sammi extended an exclusive offer that you will only find on this blog post! Mention that you saw this blog post when you contact Sammi, and you will get 20 drink tickets toward your bar tab when you rent the Montvale Hall. That’s a $140 value just from visiting our blog!

Now you must be wondering why we are writing specifically about this awesome location. Well, it just so happens that miFLAVOUR is currently baking out of the MEC commercial kitchen while we are developing a retail location. Fingers crossed we will find a permanent retail home for miFLAVOUR really soon. While we are not currently set up as a retail storefront here at MEC, you can still stop by and say hi to us. It’s conveniently located across from the FOX theater at 1019 W 1st Ave, Spokane WA 99201. Please feel welcome to come say hello to us at the MEC kitchen if you decide to contact Sammi to show you this historic gem. Don’t forget, we can even prepare some delicious desserts or make you a stunning wedding cake for your next celebration at the MEC.

We hope you are enjoying reading our blog posts! miFLAVOUR has many talented people working hard behind the scenes to make beautiful and delicious desserts. In the following few weeks, we will shine some light on the personalities that make up the miFLAVOUR team. We gave each of our team members 10 questions to answer about themselves. Next week we will feature 10 QUESTIONS FOR COURTNEY BLOOM. We simply can’t wait for you to hear how there is more than just baking in our miFLAVOUR kitchen. Our bakery is full of friendly, caring, positive, encouraging team members that make up the best work environment. Stay tuned!

Please leave your questions and comments below. We would love to hear what you think.
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* Learn further about MEC history: About Montvale Event Center
** Read about MEC venue spaces: Montvale Event Center Space
*** Contact Sammi to tour MEC and experience it firsthand!

Sammi Murphy
phone: 509.844.5672
sammi@gvdcommercial.com

6 Comments
  • Rebecca Stalkten
    Posted at 16:29h, 18 April Reply

    Very well written article. Keep up the good work!!

    • Ella
      Posted at 23:30h, 18 April Reply

      Thank you for the kind words Rebecca!

  • Stacie Marsh
    Posted at 16:26h, 18 April Reply

    I did not know about this place until now. Thank you for information. Spokane is full of so much history. I’m so happy that people are preserving this town’s history and making this building available to the public once again.

    • Ella
      Posted at 23:07h, 18 April Reply

      Thank you for reading our blog post Stacie! We are so glad that you were able to hear about this amazing event space from us! Spokane is definitely a beautiful city.

  • Jon Merlak
    Posted at 16:23h, 18 April Reply

    This place looks and sounds amazing! Will definitely keep in mind for future company events.

    • Ella
      Posted at 22:50h, 18 April Reply

      Thank you for taking the time to read our blog post Jon! The Montvale is definitely amazing! Keep us in mind for providing desserts for your company events as well. We would love to provide delicious treats for your company. 🙂

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Customer: Inna A.

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Customer: Jean

Special Occasion: Thanksgiving Day

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Customer: Anonymous

Special Occasion: Giveaway

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Customer: Anonymous

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Customer: Anonymous

Special Occasion: Valentine's Day

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Customer: Anonymous

Special Occasion: Valentine's Day

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Customer: Anonymous

Special Occasion: Valentine's Day

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Customer: Anonymous

Special Occasion: Valentine's Day

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Customer: Anna S.

Special Occasion: Valentine's Day

MACARON SINGLES

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Customer: Roxana C.

Special Occasion: Valentine's Day

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Customer: Anonymous

Special Occasion: Baby Shower

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Customer: Sheryl C.

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WORLD MAP

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Customer: Julia B.

Special Occasion: Birthday

SPRING INTO SPRING

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Special Occasion: Birthday

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Special Occasion: Birthday

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RAINBOW DRIP

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Special Occasion: Summer Birthday

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Customer: Anonymous

Special Occasion: Wedding

#maximusandella

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Customer: Anonymous

Special Occasion: Wedding

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Customer: Anonymous

Special Occasion: Graduation

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Customer: Susan M.

Special Occasion: Special Diet

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Special Occasion: Special Diet

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Special Occasion: Special Diet

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Customer: Kristin W.

Special Occasion: Special Diet

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Special Occasion: Birthday

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Customer: Anonymous

Special Occasion: Birthday

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Customer: Anonymous

Special Occasion: Birthday

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Customer: Anonymous

Special Occasion: Celebratory Party

CAPTAIN RICKY

Looking for a clever way to do a gender reveal? Our GRAND MACARON GIFTBOXES are perfect for that. They were a unique and tasty way to surprise the parents with the gender of their child.

Customer: Anonymous

Special Occasion: Gender Reveal

BOY OR GIRL

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Customer: Anonymous

Special Occasion: Wedding

LAVENDER MACARON TOWER

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Customer: Anonymous

Special Occasion: Birthday

EVA

This adorable custom monster macaron was made in celebration of one of our wholesale markets. We created this cute creature exclusively for them to sell at their neighborhood market. Since then, ROCKET has been flying off the shelves. How could you resist that smirk?!

Customer: Anonymous

Special Occasion: Exclusive Dessert

ROCKET

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Customer: Anymous

Special Occasion: Summer Party

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Customer: Anonymous

Special Occasion: Birthday

BLUE WAVE

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Customer: Anonymous

Special Occasion: Wedding

GARDEN WEDDING

This was by far one of our favourite cakes to decorate. REX was ordered for a 4 year old boy’s birthday party. We spent hours making the adorable lion completely by hand using fondant. We and the customer couldn’t be happier with the results. The flavour of this cake was vanilla cake with raspberry filling.

Customer: Anonymous

Special Occasion: Birthday

REX

This wedding cake is absolutely classic and gorgeous. The bride wanted her wedding cake to be a showstopper but not take attention off all the other wedding details. We came up with the perfect cake that fit her elegant style but slightly rustic venue. The flavours of this cake were LUNA, CAMELA, and NORA.

Customer: Anonymous

Special Occasion: Wedding

WHITE WEDDING

This wedding cake is absolutely gorgeous. We had a special request to make a wedding cake using a specific vintage rose color scheme. We made a trendy cake that left the crowd speechless.

Customer: Anonymous

Special Occasion: Wedding

VINTAGE ROSE

We made custom heart shape macaron hearts for Valentines Day. Red heart was filled with white chocolate filling and the pink heart was filled with milk chocolate filling. What a great way to show someone you love them.

Customer: Anonymous

Special Occasion: Valentine's Day

MACARON HEARTS

Everyone absolutely loved these two gift boxes for Valentine's Day. We offered the Grand VDAY Macaron Gift box and Petit VDAY Macaron Gift box. The gift boxes included chocolate covered cherry, white chocolate rose and raspberry cheesecake flavours.

Customer: Anonymous

Special Occasion: Valentines Day

VDAY GIFT BOX

We had so much fun making custom macaron's for Zoe's 1st Birthday Party. Her custom macarons had gold script and gold accents. A very cute way to show that Zoe turned one.

Customer: Anonymous

Special Occasion: Birthday

ZOE

We had so much fun making this Cherry Blossom Cake for a little birthday girl that wanted a spring themed cake. A perfect way to look forward to warmer weather. Behind all that beautiful was our famous ZEE Chocolate Cake.

Customer: Anonymous

Special Occasion: Birthday

CHERRY BLOSSOM

We made these custom bunny macarons for Easter holidays. Aren’t these the cutest baby bunnies you have ever seen?! I mean look at that poof tail! Meet our baby macaron bunny sisters, MILLY and LILLY! MILLY, with the orange flower tastes like sour candy. LILLY, with the purple flower tastes like smooth raspberry cheesecake. MILLY is miFLAVOUR’s very first dairy-free macaron?!

Customer: Anonymous

Special Occasion: Easter dessert

MILLY AND LILLY

We had so much fun making this simply perfect cake for a 30th birthday celebration. What a great way to celebrate your 30th birthday with a cake that screams style and perfection. The birthday girl provided us with all the flowers and greenery to top this custom cake. Behind all those beautiful flowers was our famous CAMELA Cake.

Customer: Julia O.

Special Occasion: Birthday

PERFECT 30

We had so much fun making this simply perfect cake for a 30th birthday celebration. What a great way to celebrate your 30th birthday with a cake that screams style and perfection. The birthday girl provided us with all the flowers and greenery to top this custom cake. Behind all those beautiful flowers was our famous ROSEY Cake.

Customer: Alena D.

Special Occasion: Birthday

BEAUTIFUL ROSEY

We made a limited edition MOM Macaron Gift Box for Mother's Day. The pure white gift box included 6 perfectly shaped macarons. Each macaron was hand crafted and made from scratch. It included three Raspberry Cheesecake and three Chocolate flavored macarons. We personalized the gift by painting "MOM" with garden flowers across the delectable macarons.

Customer: Anonymous

Special Occasion: Mother's Day

MOM MACARON GIFT BOX

We made these custom panda macarons for everyone to enjoy. Aren’t these the cutest baby pandas you have ever seen?! They are filled our famous cake batter filling. Check out our BLOG page for more details about these macarons.

Customer: Anonymous

Special Occasion: Exclusive Dessert

#kikithepanda

We received a request from London’s Ultimate Catering to provide personalized desserts for an Umpqua Bank grand opening celebration. They asked that we would display their logo on the desserts for the party. We employed this opportunity to make custom-printed 3D cutters that we used to cut out the exact Umpqua Bank logo and put them on custom colored macarons. Check out our BLOG page for more details about these macarons.

Customer: Anonymous

Special Occasion: Grand Opening

UMPQUA CUSTOM MACARONS