Billed as a Brooklyn-based Wedding Crasher invitation, the upcoming Open House at Hasbrouck House in Stone Ridge presents a unique opportunity for anyone planning a wedding, or any other sort of large gathering, to tour the newly renovated historic inn. This Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m., an inside look at the venue will feature a roaring bonfire, warm cider and a chance to see the grounds and meet some of the new regime’s favorite local vendors, including Butterfield, the exclusive food and beverage provider and in-house restaurant. Come check out wellness offerings by Maha Rose, event design and planning team Starling on Bond, lighting and production design firm Stortz Lighting, florist the Green Cottage, vintage rental boutique North Country Vintage Rentals and photographer Story & Gold Weddings.
In addition to being a natural setting for a wedding, Hasbrouck House is also a getaway for bachelor/bachelorette groups and serves as a romantic honeymoon destination year-‘round. I asked general manager James Anthony to talk about the venue as it might serve other organizations and groups. He named community and cultural events held at the inn, like Field + Supply and Phoenicia Flea, and corporate off-sites and retreats for firms such as Whale & Grey and Bentley and Kiehl’s.
As for a minimum number of guests that would have a group meeting qualify as an “event,” Anthony says, “We are only hosting about ten weddings a year. All other events will either be private corporate events or partnership events as part of hotel programming. It’s not so much about the number of people, but what kind of experience you want to create. We just released available dates for 2017/18, and expect to book all available dates for 2017 by the end of this year; but anything is possible depending on availability. Our first wedding contract was signed in July and took place in October. That’s fast.”
The 18th-century Dutch Colonial stone mansion features thoughtfully designed suites within the main house, nearby carriage and stable houses. Accomplished by Akiva Reich & Co., the renovation preserves the historic integrity of the property while providing the modern accommodations and amenities of a boutique hotel. Butterfield at Hasbrouck House is equipped to cater all events: weddings, open-air feasts in the orchard and dinners among friends. With an ever-changing menu that pays homage to Hudson Valley cuisine, the in-house restaurant looks out onto a revitalized 55-foot landmark pool. The property’s 55 acres also include a lake, miles of newly forged trails, access to a 100-acre neighboring orchard and a 4,000 square-foot bluestone patio.
Come check it out. And RSVP by calling (845) 687-0736 or at www.eventbrite.com/e/say-hello-to-hasbrouck-house-november-5-open-house-tickets-28452025775?aff=erelexpmlt to let the staff know that you’ll be attending.
Events Open House, Saturday, November 5, 2-4 p.m., Hasbrouck House, 3805 Main Street (Route 209), Stone Ridge; (845) 687-0736, www.hasbrouckhouseny.com/#welcome.