Archwood Hall unites business, historic building | Coeur d'Alene Press – Coeur d'Alene Press

Scott Gittel, left, and Bobby Carmody stand in front of the home to Archwood Hall, a weddings and events service, at 618 E. Wallace Ave. in Coeur d’Alene.

An open house for Archwood Hall, a weddings and events business, is scheduled 4 to 8 p.m. today at 618 E. Wallace.
Archwood Hall is owned by Scott Gittel, Bobby Carmody, Daniel Hunt and Tyler Robb.
Carmody, a pastor at Heart of the City Church, is also co-owner of the building with Hunt and Josh Brotherton.
“The vision for the building owners was to not lose one of Coeur d’Alene‘s historic sites to just profit or development, but preserve a space for our community,” Gittel wrote.
They spent several hundred thousand dollars remodeling what was First United Methodist Church in Coeur d’Alene, built in the early 1900s. It was included in the National Register in 1979. The building was designed by Coeur d’Alene architect George Williams.
Carmody said they wanted to “bring back a lot of the character and charm, typical for the building, rather than just chasing the dollar.”
Gittel said the property already provides a home for a church and theater group. It can also be used for bridal and baby showers, corporate events and other activities.
The church offers a wedding hall that seats 230, a ballroom that seats 185 and a courtyard.
An array of wedding services is offered, depending on the needs of the client.
The price for an all-day wedding event booking out all three spaces is $3,500, which includes assigned staff, audio and visual equipment and more.
Carmody believes the business and building will serve the community well.
“We just had this old dilapidated building in downtown and wanted to see it go back and serve the community in another way, not get torn down and become duplexes,” he said.
The open house will include food, beer and wine, live music and tours.
“Whether you are looking to book an event, or the architectural motifs of George Williams fit the setting for your dream wedding,” the website says. “We invite you to come enjoy the rich history of Coeur d’Alene Idaho.”
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