By a show of hands, who feels like all the time they’ve spent at home (hopefully staying safe!) in the last year is going to make way for a markedly beautiful 2021? We feel it, for sure, so we can only imagine what those of you - who might be newly-engaged or back to the drawing board (because of COVID-related wedding plan switches) - are feeling. Thankfully, though, wedding venues have been making major tweaks and pivots to and with their business models and experientials to ensure that soon-to-be weds will have [even better] best days ever than they had originally planned. Hutton Brickyards is doing it with a much-anticipated opening in April and, chicks, OMG we sooo want to come (kidding, not kidding?)! No questions asked, if you’re planning with Hutton, you’ll be treating yourselves and your guests to one of the most enviable first events/parties post-quarantine.
Yes. A million times, yes. Let us paint a picture for you: industrial-chic architecture, luxury guest cabins, elevated cuisine, natural splendor on the Hudson Riverfront, and a wide array of both indoor and outdoor venues that set the stage for spectacular weddings of any size.
In total, the Brickyards features 40,000 square feet of event space, tailor-made for socially-distanced events. Two waterfront historic covered pavilions and various lawn spaces bring an organic, luxury-summer camp-like vibe to your outdoor celebration. The Overlook, a large, mountaintop clearing showcases 180-degree views of the calm and deeply serenic Hudson.
So many things, but these particular things have stuck with us:
We’ve always loved a wedding weekend, a multi-day stay with the best people in your life. But after so much time spent apart in the last year, we probably crave (nay, need) the weekend now more than ever before. And we’ll get it in Kingston, NY: two hours outside of NYC and within reach of Hudson Valley’s most creative, culinary, and artisanal communities.
We love thinking about alternative rehearsal dinner ideas or weekend wedding things that get everyone involved - and this venue conjures up one of the coolest takes: invigorating spa treatments in their spa sheds, uninterrupted indulgence, and an open invitation for self-care that will literally wake your guests up from their twenty-twenty slumbers and bring them back to life.
Hutton is an immersive, 73-acre retreat to keep you and your VIPs as engaged as you are relaxed for the whole weekend. Activities include an archery range, a croquet lawn, firepits, hiking, guided kayak experiences, paddle-boarding, running, outdoor yoga, bee-keeping and more (snowshoeing and cross country skiing in the colder months, too).
So, you’re getting sojourn-type recreation, but in a place that feels nostalgic and familiar. Bee-keeping?? Who can honestly say that they’ve kept bees at a wedding? We love it!
You could be among the first to experience the new hospitality concept with luxury cabins, outdoor restaurant, spa, and boutique amenities. Now is the perfect time to explore outdoor weddings at Hutton and save your date!
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