Tuesday, November 22, 2011

A Fieldtrip to The Roundhouse at Beacon Falls in Beacon, NY

On Friday, November 18 I took a little field trip just down the road from our studio space to visit the site of a new 250 person event space, hotel, restaurant and spa in our town! The 200 year old buildings on the campus were old factories that are being remodeled for a renewed purpose!

The first two photos below are of the event space in the making- the rectangular openings will be large glass windows overlooking the falls and the beautiful landscape. This location offers a spectacular outdoor setting for wedding ceremonies with the sound and sight of the Beacon Falls in the background and views of the mountain tops surrounding the buildings. Alternatively, the main event space doubles as an indoor ceremony option for inclement weather. The architecture and design of the space is outstanding - exposed brick and wood beam ceilings, rustic barn wood doors and cement flooring are just some of the unique and edgy features of the space.

You have to see the renderings to appreciate how amazing the event space will be for wedding receptions:

These two buildings in the photo below will become luxurious hotels and a spa!

The next photo below shows the location for the new fabulous restaurant. A couple of overnight suites will be available to guests on the upper level!

Here are more photos of how all the buildings will look once complete! Click Here

If you're newly engaged and looking for a truly unique venue for your wedding ceremony and reception, you must know about The Roundhouse at Beacon Falls located in Beacon, New York. Bookings are already under way for weddings as the event space is scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2012!

Kristen Cronin, Marketing Manager, and Meghan McAlpine are welcoming couples to make an appointment to take a tour of the site and view the renderings of the finished spaces. They thought of everything to make this venue a one stop destination to truly relax and enjoy your wedding weekend!

To learn more about the space, visit http://www.roundhousebeacon.com/ or contact Kristen Cronin at 845.440.3327 x 306.

After booking your wedding with Roundhouse, come see Engaging Floral Designs about creating an unforgettable atmosphere with our unique floral designs, lighting and specialty rentals. If you are looking to relax on your wedding day, trust in our local planning company NY Engagements to tie all the loose ends together for one seamless event.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Winter Wonderland Wedding in October

Here are some photos from a wedding that took place at The Garrison, in Garrison, NY on October 29, 2011 during the snow storm that almost brought this wedding to a hault!
It was an ironic sight to see - a fall theme wedding with over a foot of snow seen through the windows of the venue.
It was a challenging day for us as coordinators having to battle against the elements. Several of the band members from NYC were stuck driving up from NYC due to the state of emergency situation. Therefore, the band turned into a dj group for the evening. Four shuttle buses filled with guests for the wedding were stranded on the road for over 3 plus hours coming from the hotels where the guests boarded (normally the travel time would take just 20 minutes). It was a relief to see the guests arrive at the venue safely and the ceremony began soon after. But we weren't out of the clear... a bridesmaid ended up getting sick at the last minute just before making it down the processional.

Once down the aisle, it was a beautiful ceremony and the bride and groom handled the challenges with such grace even cracked a joke or two about the less than ideal weather. As the evening went on and the snow kept falling, we learn that the bus drivers were not allowed to leave until the roads were clear and the state of emergency was lifted. Therefore, all the bus drivers and guests taking the bus had to remain overnight at the venue. At the end of the event, guests retired for the night beneath tables, and used seat cushions as mattresses! The dj played some music for a while after the wedding ended since they were stranded as well for the time being. One of our assistants was at the venue overnight as her ride was stuck in the snow for 8 hours trying to get to her.

The next morning when we returned to pick up my other assistants' car and check on the load out, we were happy to see the buses finally plowed out and ready to load up with guests to go back to the hotel. The best part was that all the guests seemed to be in good spirits along with the company of the bride and groom. It was a wedding we'd never forget!