Cave to branch out
Harrison’s Cave is moving towards establishing itself as a multipurpose facility.
This was revealed by Chief Executive Officer of Caves of Barbados, Joe-Ann Grant, during a recent Harrison’s Cave by Night Summer Lime at the Welchman Hall, St. Thomas facility.
Management is looking to attract events such as weddings, receptions, parties – especially those for children – small intimate meetings and limes.
To date, Grant said, the Cave has done the Summer Limes and events for Halloween over recent years.
“We are considering that again this year, and we may consider doing something at Christmas and keeping these things firmly on the calendar going forward,” she said.
She added that the Cave received “rave reviews” for events held so far, and it was hoped that it would mature into a multipurpose facility in the future.
Grant explained the Harrison’s Cave by Night Summer Lime was an initiative to encourage people to come out and enjoy the facilities during the night.
Hundreds turned out to the recent lime and used the opportunity to either socialise or have a tour of the Cave. In addition, they were also treated to live performances by the Gabby and Grynner.
She pointed out that while the experience of the Cave tour by day or night was the same, there was an extra ambiance to visiting the facility at night. “It is an excellent venue for events,” she stated, nothing that there was interest from people who wanted to use the facilities as an event venue.
However, while attention is being paid to developing Harrison’s Cave as a multipurpose facility, Grant emphasised that it would still primarily be known for its tours.