WEDDING Celebrations Lumberville 1740 House Country Inn
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long the Delaware River in the quaint village of Lumberville you will find the historic Lumberville 1740 House Country Inn. Originally a working farm in the 1700s, it was later purchased by Harry Nessler in 1968 and turned into a motor lodge, with rooms having views of the river and the Lumberville-Raven Rock Pedestrian Bridge. In 2010, new owners Joe Luccaro, owner of HollyHedge Estate, and his partner Dr. Neil Cohen purchased the 1740 House. The partners have restored and preserved the lengthy two-story inn—and established the 1740 Club on site at the Inn. The private Club is open to members only five days a week for private, riverfront dining and cocktails. But, can also be made available for private functions like bridal showers and rehearsal dinners to none members. According to General Manager Tim Luccaro, the 1740 House is ideal for small intimate parties, particularly riverfront rehearsal dinners. “We have recently overhauled our menu, partnering with great local purveyors like Shady Fox Farms in Solebury, to create some amazing catering menus under Executive Chef John McGrath. The biggest draw of the property, though, continues to be the gorgeous views of the Delaware River from throughout the dining room, bar and patio areas. While the 1740 House has a limited capacity, in the winter (the maximum party size outdoors is 32 people), when we can make use of the patio and outside area, it can go up to as many as 65 people for a cocktail style event. We think the space and staff offer a really exceptional Bucks County experience for small private events,” Luccaro says The 1740 House is a sister property of HollyHedge Estate. Meaning the wedding coordinators at HollyHedge work with the 1740 House to plan all rehearsal dinners and private events. The 1740 House has its own catering staff, and executive chef John McGrath has overseen the recent menu updates. Both properties offer wedding packages that include the cake, ceremony, reception, flowers, and linens. Bridal showers and rehearsal dinners at the 1740 House
are currently booking four months to a year out, according to Luccaro. Brides and grooms can get a tour of the historic country inn by appointment only. The 1740 House also offers 24 guest rooms with full-service breakfast for its guests. Lumberville 1740 House Country Inn is located at 3690 River Road in Lumberville, PA. Their phone number is 215-297-5661. For more information, you can visit www.1740house.com or like them on Facebook.
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Holly Hedge Estate Bed & Breakfast
uilt in the 1780s and originally part of the William Penn land grant, HollyHedge Estate is situated on 21 bucolic acres just north of downtown New Hope. The estate’s rustic charm has become a premier Bucks County wedding destination. According to General Manager Tim Luccaro, his family has been committed to preserving the elegance and natural beauty of their 18th-century farm and estate since taking over in 1994. “We are really proud of our historic and environmental stewardship at the estate. We really believe that we are responsible for mitigating the ecological impact of our weddings, and ensuring that the rich history of the property is preserved for future generations,” Luccaro says. His family has refurbished many of the historic buildings, restored the estate’s architectural features, and rejuvenated its land. They have a number of acres of land that were put under cultivation to grow various items that they can use in the preparation of food for weddings and their inn guests. “We are taking farm-to-table and sustainability to a new level. Really striving to be an industry leader in corporate responsibility. The food we can’t grow on site, we try to obtain from local sources,” Luccaro says. The estate has several areas of interest for brides and grooms to utilize during their weddings. There is a classic fieldstone bank barn, which is popular for wedding ceremonies and cocktail hours. “The Old Barn’s” original construction highlights exposed fieldstone and wood beams
with massive vaulted ceilings. Adjacent to it is a classic English garden. On the property there also are two small ornamental ponds, seasonal gardens, wildflower preserves and various historic outbuildings that offer unique backdrops for wedding pictures. A newer pole barn was constructed for receptions in 2002. This space has all of the modern amenities needed for a celebration. The estate’s original manor house has 15 guest rooms. Inn guests are invited to enjoy a full-service breakfast on weekends from Chef Krystal Weaver. HollyHedge Estate has garnered numerous awards over the years including annual Couple’s Choice Awards from Wedding Wire and The Knot. They were recently inducted into The Knot Hall of Fame. The estate can host up to 200 guests for a wedding. Couples have access to their full-time onsite wedding planners. All of the catering at HollyHedge Estate is done in-house. Executive Chef Jose Calderon and Sous Chef David Fry offer a large menu characterized as Nouveau American cuisine with French, Asian, and Spanish influences. Pastry Chef Janine Harrison does all of the baking on site as well. There are several wedding packages as well as completely customizable options. You can contact the wedding coordinators at HollyHedge Estate today to reserve your wedding date or schedule a tour by appointment only. The historic venue is located at 6987 Upper York Road in New Hope, PA. Their phone number is 215-862-3136. For more information, see them on Facebook or visit www.hollyhedge.com.
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The Reeds at Shelter Haven
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or those couples seeking a destination wedding experience without the need to renew passports and manage international travel arrangements, The Reeds at Shelter Haven offers an unparalleled waterfront backdrop. Offering everything you need to host your special day within the quaint seaside community’s hospitality corner at 96th & 3rd, it is no surprise that The Reeds is ranked a Knot Best of Wedding Venue. From the intimate and unique bayfront settings featuring the simple elegance of chic coastal design to the team of experienced planners, culinary creatives, and wedding coordinators, the luxurious guestrooms, suites, and amenities, understand elegance is the cornerstone of every aspect of South Jersey’s most sought-after wedding destination. Begin your most special day primping & popping champagne with your closest family and friends in the private Bridal Studio at Salt Spa, with professional hair styling and make-up application by the experts. Then, when the big moment finally arrives, tie the knot at a bayside or seaside ceremony, the details of which our team of coordinators will help you arrange to eliminate any pre-wedding worries. As the stunning natural landscape of Stone Harbor sets the stage for your debut as a married couple, the anticipation will build for your open-air cocktail reception on The Reeds sundeck as you view the sunset dipping below the horizon of the Shelter Haven Basin. Guests can mix & mingle as they enjoy your signature cocktail along with stationed and butlers hors d’oeuvres, a perfect time for you to sneak away for a few moments of solitude together, and to capture sunset portraits on the docks. As cocktail hour winds down, make your grand debut in the indoor-outdoor, open-concept Sweet Grass Ballroom, spacious enough to accommodate dinner and dancing for up to 220 guests. During your plated dinner, indulge in a delicious meal crafted with locally sourced ingredients, then make your day your own with stationed displays of favorite desserts, such as the 96th Street Display, stocked with Jersey shore staples like saltwater taffy and caramel corn to compliment your custom cake, crafted by The Reeds’ in-house Pastry Team. End the evening dancing and drinking cordials under the stars before retreating to your luxurious suite
for a restful night’s sleep on a plush throne of triplesheeted Egyptian cotton sheets by Frette as newlyweds. And, for those who wish to celebrate all weekend long, The Reeds offers a diverse collection of customizable event spaces designed for Rehearsal Dinners, AfterParties, and Post-Wedding Brunches, establishing an all-encompassing setting in which to embark on a lifetime of your own traditions and memories. Visit reedsatshelterhaven.com or call (609) 368-0100 for additional details, availability, and package inclusions. A Refined Hospitality Property.
Lambertville Station Restaurant & Inn
xceed expectations when you celebrate your wedding in an extraordinary venue overlooking the scenic Delaware River. Our historic waterfront property is only an hour away from New York City and Philadelphia and has been an unforgettable wedding destination, now celebrating our 39th year. Our Riverside Ballroom offers floor-to-ceiling windows with gorgeous views of the Delaware River. An unforgettable outdoor space offers infinite possibilities for open-air ceremonies and prereception cocktails at water's edge. Our indoor and outdoor wedding venues offer fairy tale settings for the wedding of your dreams. Come make memories as you savor local cuisine on the waterfront. Prepare to be charmed. Our professional event planners will tend to every detail from creative menus to accommodations. Included in our wedding packages is a honeymoon suite. Couples can truly indulge in our large,
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two room corner suite featuring lovely river views, a bar and entertainment area, double fireplace, marble bath with rain shower, soaking tub and a king-sized bed. The Lambertville Station Restaurant & Inn hosts one wedding at a time, and is booking into 2022. We offer a variety of packages to fit the couple’s tastes and budget. A wedding in the Riverside Ballroom will include a five-hour premium open bar, cocktail hour hors d’oeuvres, champagne toast, custom wedding cake, 4 course menu and a spectacular honeymoon suite. For more information on having your wedding at The Lambertville Station Restaurant & Inn, call or email Patricia at 609-397-9077 or email Patricia@lambertvillestation.com. Located at 11 Bridge Street in Lambertville, NJ. You can also visit us at www.lambertvillestation.com, like us on Facebook or follow us on Instagram.
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River House at Odette’s
he edgy yet elegant new venue that rivals most luxurious wedding destinations across both city and countryside settings, The River House at Odette’s creates an unparalleled luxury lifestyle experience like no other. As you embark on your bold beginning at River House, say “I do,” in the romantic riverfront ceremony garden overlooking the historic Delaware River amidst the seasonal foliage of quaint New Hope, PA. Following your nuptials, join family and friends in a highly stylized cocktail space featuring plush, curated furnishings, bold murals, layered antique architectural elements, and floor to ceiling glass doors spanning the space that offer breathtaking river views and breezes for cocktail hour. Then flow into the open-concept ballroom that is romantically spirited with dreamlike sophistication, complete with whimsical fixtures, flowing fabrics, and elegant custom wall coverings featuring embedded musical scores and love letters inspired from the properties’ renowned predecessor’s, Chez Odette’s past. Here, your guests can enjoy regionally sourced, farm-to-table cuisine prepared by our expert culinary team, and signature cocktails featuring both
locally produced and internationally acclaimed spirits, beers, and wine. As dining winds down and the party heats up on the dance floor, the ballroom leads out to a covered veranda where you can cool down with refreshing river breezes. When the evening’s celebrations are through, the couple of honor and your guests can retreat to the reverie of your residentially inspired guestrooms and suites. Complete with beautiful views of the Delaware River and Lambertville skyline, high-end amenities including triple-sheeted Egyptian cotton Frette sheets, bold floral murals & tufted leather headboards, and spa-worthy on-suites with seamless glass showers, deluge rain showerheads, and Malin + Goetz bath products in a highly stylized, urban-inspired space. River House guestrooms are an ideal place to rest your head and allow the natural landscape to soothe you to sleep. Offering a variety of delectable on-site dining options, the River House experience is unlike that of any wedding and events destinations you’ve seen before. A lifetime of tradition starts with your bold beginning at River House. Visit riverhousenewhope.com or call (215) 682-2022 for additional details, availability, and package inclusions. A Refined Hospitality Property.
The Falls Banquet by EventRoostr
magine your outdoor wedding experience as being married in an oasis in the desert. It is an enclosed area, where no one from the outside can enter and nothing is going on that can distract from a beautiful ceremony and/or reception. It is a magical place which is landlocked and secure. In the space are trees, verdant gardens and beautiful structures that are waiting for that special photographic moment. Situated on a completely private and verdant seven acre parcel, The Stone Terrace & Courtyard compliments an exclusive and intimate affair for any occasion. Host to any kind of celebration the beautiful stone terrace boasts evening lighting under an alluring gazebo and lanterns illuminating the hardscaped patio. Each banquet hall and outdoor space is equipped with highquality lighting and audio equipment. An outdoor wedding and reception can be on the grass, in a tent or in the open air. The backdrop of nature and a tree-lined sky make every event more than magical. The Stone Terrace & Courtyard, which is approximately 100 feet by 60 feet, is a blank canvas to feature any special occasion. The terrace is adorned with floral arrangements and arborvitaes and can be configured into a beautiful outdoor space. In the banquet rooms, a tent or on the Stone Terrace, the tablescape is compelling as the verdant space itself. It is an aesthetically pleasing symphony of colors, textures and patterns that invigorate the senses … no tablespace will be void of your imagination or vision.
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EventRoostr will incorporate elements that defy expectations and make your concept come to life. And you can end that special day with a Firework Finale. The dazzling, live pyrotechnic display makes The Falls Banquet a forerunner in event entertainment. It is a thrilling show of multicolored mortars bursting 150 feet in the air, illuminating the night sky and sparking intrigue and excitement. The firework sendoff is an electrifying experience that is sure to leave you breathless. The Falls Banquet by EventRoostr are the creators of unique and unforgettable weddings. EventRoostr harmonizes the food, décor, entertainment and service, priding itself on being able to take any concept, theme or idea and being able to develop a one-of-a-kind experience for your guests. The staff employs creativity, professionalism and a hard work ethic to ensure that every event is remarkably exceptional. The CEO of EventRoostr, TC Cuthbertson, wants to make every event memorable. He says, “We were founded on the belief that every occasion is special and we stop at nothing to facilitate that magical event for you and your family. After all, our countless satisfied clients and beautiful memories speak for themselves.” The Falls Banquet by EventRoostr is located at 80 West M Y Lane, Morrisville, PA and is now booking ceremonies and receptions. Call now to schedule a site visit at 215-295-1177. For more information visit www.thefallsbanquet.com.
The Woolverton Inn
alled by Fodor’s “One of the loveliest settings in the valley… romantic and secluded,” The Woolverton Inn is an ideal country setting for elopements, micro-weddings and larger weddings up to 200 guests. This secluded Inn near Lambertville, New Jersey and New Hope, PA, perched high above the Delaware River, sits on ten acres of bucolic Hunterdon County landscape and is surrounded by 300 acres of preserved rolling farmland and forest. A 1792 stone manor, the Inn is elegant and relaxed, allowing you to feel like you are at your own home in the country. The Woolverton specializes in offering elegance and style that allows family and friends to gather in a relaxed atmosphere to enjoy the wedding weekend. From initial planning to the wedding day, to the departure of your last guest, Woolverton staff will coordinate your event with trusted catering and rental vendors and provide an on-site wedding assistant to ensure a perfectly executed affair. If you wish, you may have your wedding ceremony on the Inn’s grounds. There is a beautiful horseshoe garden and arbor perfect for an outdoor wedding ceremony. Your wedding ceremony and reception will be planned as a six -hour affair. The Woolverton Inn is also the ideal location for a romantic proposal, and disguising your proposal behind another occasion, such as a weekend getaway, or birthday leaves it a surprise. Take a trip to the country and get
out of town for the weekend or any day of the week. The inn remains open all year, 7 days a week. Here at Woolverton Inn you’ll be able to enjoy time alone together, and your partner will remain unsuspecting (or maybe they’ll be secretly waiting in anticipation). Whether it is an elopement, a micro wedding, or a larger affair, the Woolverton Inn is uniquely suited to delivering warm, welcoming and romantic ambiance. Have your ceremony in the Parlor of the 1792 Stone Manor House, on the covered porch overlooking the Great Lawn, in the Horseshoe Garden surrounded by abundant flowers or on the wishbone bridge entrance to a historic stone barn, with acres of farmland as the background vista. The Woolverton Inn is also the perfect place to begin your first days as a married couple. You’ll find luxurious private cottages, nearby fabulous dining and entertainment, lots to see and do, and exceptional, welcoming hospitality. It is the ideal place for your honeymoon or mini-moon, especially if you are not ready for that big airline trip, and just have a few precious days to be alone. Bring your wedding party to the Woolverton Inn and enjoy the delicious gourmet breakfast, the bucolic surrounding and luxuriously country guest rooms. See why it is listed in 1000 Places to See Before You Die in the USA and Canada. The Woolverton Inn is located at 6 Woolverton Rd., Stockton, New Jersey 08559. For more information, call 609-397-0802 or visit www.woolvertoninn.com
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