From catering to music to decorations, there’s so much to think about when planning a party, especially when you’re at the cottage.
“It can be difficult to know where to source everything you need and which vendors you can rely on,” says Jayne McCaw, owner of Jayne’s Concierge. “Not to mention how you’ll get everything to your cottage before your guests arrive.”
Whatever the location, number of guests, or occasion, concierge services can make your party a success.
For the past nine years, Jayne and her team have been offering concierge services exclusively at the rental cottages they manage, allowing vacationers to relax the moment they arrive at the cottage. Guests have appreciated the linen service, cleaning, grocery deliveries, and more. However, this year Jayne has extended her services to the rest of Muskoka – allowing homeowners and cottagers across Muskoka to book concierge services at any time.
“Our cleaning, trash removal, and grocery delivery services have been extremely popular, but we’ve also seen a rise in clients contacting us to take the stress out of hosting events.”
Recently, a client contacted Jayne for her help organizing her dockside birthday party. Jayne’s concierge team arranged a private chef to craft and plate a delicious, locally sourced menu, servers to present the food, floral arrangements to decorate the cottage and patio, and musicians to serenade her guests.
“The event went beautifully,” says Jayne. “And our client didn’t have to worry about anything, from preparation to event management and cleanup. We took care of everything, including a videographer to capture all the memories for her.”
A party at the cottage is perfect for any milestone event, including bachelorette parties, anniversaries, and retirements. The concierge service is also great for kids’ parties, booking inflatables like water trampolines and slides, or arranging water sport lessons and watercraft rentals. Jayne’s Concierge offers an extensive list of services that can be arranged by phone, email or text. With nearly 75 staff members during the summer, Jayne’s can offer same-day or next-day delivery on many of its services.
Regardless of your cottage plans for this summer, a personal concierge can help you make the most of your time in Muskoka so you can enjoy every moment with family and friends.
TEXT SHELANNE AUGUSTINE