Perfect Wedding Setting
Submitted: September 29, 2012
Stayed: September 2012
We had a small, intimate wedding at the farmhouse in early Fall. The property and house speak for themselves - gorgeous and serene. Our guests were blown away by the setting. Design elements are well chosen throughout the property and everything is well maintained. The layout of the house allows guests to have privacy when they want it but you'll probably find yourself spending most of your time in the communal rooms - especially the kitchen. As someone else has said in a previous review, definitely fight for the master bedroom.
Tom and his property managers Betsey and Ingrid were incredibly easy to work with over the course of planning our event. They're responsive, helpful, respectful, and calm. We had to do a couple of site visits over the course of planning and they were easy to set up.
There aren't many food options in the immediate area, but there's just enough that you could have a few dinners out coupled with a few made at home over the course of your stay. The farmhouse kitchen is very well appointed. We didn't have time to use the wood burning pizza oven, but that just gives us another reason to go back.
Henning's Local, up the road at the Eldred Preserve (where many of our younger guests stayed), has excellent locally sourced food. They also kept the bar and kitchen open late two nights in a row for our wedding guests. Henning is a seriously great guy. We'd also recommend the pizza at Baker's Tap Room in Barryville and breakfast at Heron in Narrowsburg. The day after our wedding, we held breakfast at the Eldred Diner. The service was excellent, especially considering that the relatively small place was stuffed with locals and our guests.
One note for people looking at the the property as a potential event site - you'll have to rent everything, including a bathroom trailer (due to the septic systems capacity), but we didn't have a monster budget and still found it doable. Tom recommended Rent E Vent to us and we ended up renting the majority of things from them. They were flat out awesome. Super helpful.
The floating farmhouse is the kind of house you rent to stay in one place. It's a calming, still, and quiet location. You go to sleep to the sound of bullfrogs and wake up to the sound of birds. It's easy to do nothing there. We can't wait to go back to stay when we're not expecting 60 people the next day...
Helpful votes: 3/3
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