So your planning your wedding. You don’t want the conventional catering hall kind of space. The fact is your no ordinary couple so why settle for just any space or feel obliged to selecting a space that doesn’t suit your personality.
Well we understand. So we at World Bride Magazine pride ourselves in presenting you with some of the best locations under the radar.
This past Fall I had the pleasure to visit a location that I traditionally may have not visited during this time of the year, Fall on the tip of Winter. I am not a fan of the cold weather. So for me to visit a location that was outdoors was out of character for me. But I stepped out of my comfort zone and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it.
Located between the Catskill and Berkshire Mountains, Gather Greene is a women-owned establishment that is truly breathtaking for those who love the outdoors and open space. We had the pleasure of getting first look of the space before all the fabulous promotion of the venue.
The location is situated at 176 Levett Road in Coxsackie, New York, Gather Greene is the newest addition to the idyllic Hudson Valley. Coxsackie’s quaint waterfront town center has a general store, wine shop, restaurants, and more and is only a 15-minute drive from Gather Greene. Nearby, there are also a variety of farms for guests to partake in seasonal activities such as apple-picking or cheese-making.
Getting There: 2.5 hour drive from Manhattan, NY via I-87 North
A 20-minute drive from the Amtrak train station in Hudson, NY
A 3-hour drive from Boston, MA, via I-90 West
A 40-minute drive from Albany, NY via I-87 South
The Women Behind The Genius Space
Co-owners and co-designers Amna Ali and Jackie Brown, who sought to fill a niche in the retreat and special event venue market, as well as create a space where they could allow their design dreams to flourish. Their vision was for all of the architectural interventions to feel modern and intentional, and yet at the same time be able to blur the boundaries of indoor and outdoor experience within the built environment.
Amna and Jackie’s inspiration not only came from the property’s dramatic
landscape and scenic surroundings but also the Dutch word Gezellig – loosely translated to mean, “to gather with friends in a cozy environment.” Gezellig refers not just to that feeling from being around friends, but also the feeling the actual space evokes. This word set the tone for their new venture.
The space allows you to bring your own vendors to design the space for your wedding or soiree. While they have a list of preferred vendors that they work with, you are not limited to them solely.
What The Space Offers You & Your Beloved
The Pavilion: A unique indoor-outdoor structure, the Pavilion is surrounded by sculptural wooden screening walls creating an enclosed space while allowing event attendees to take in the views of both the Catskill and Berkshire Mountains, and enjoy the ethereal mountaintop light. The arched ceiling elements soar to over 28 feet tall and the venue boasts over 4,000 square feet of unobstructed space.
All wedding receptions are held in the Pavilion, which is customizable for
changes in weather. It can be left open air or sheltered from the rain, wind and intense sun by exterior grade shades. All in-house lighting is dimmable, and the event space comes with a fully equipped catering kitchen, two dressing suites with full ensuite bathrooms, five single-use bathrooms, one single-use accessible bathroom, and an upstairs lounge area featuring 725 square feet of flexible space.
The Grounds: A grassy clearing in the woods, an open field set between two
mountain ranges or a meadow beside the Shale Quarry Pond can serve as
bucolic settings for wedding ceremonies or cocktail receptions.
How many people can you host in the pavilion excluding the grounds? It has the capacity to host 250 seated guests. The grounds is so huge should you decide to have more or multiple stations on the grounds. You can get creative.
Eat, Sleep In The Great Outdoors
If you love the great outdoors this is truly a beautiful space. But even if you don’t their beautiful cabins is perfect for those of you who are like me still want indoor plumbing, and the desire to be in a closed environment as you sleep the night away, but are still able to enjoy the view of the great outdoors.
So feel free to visit their website and get a site visit and possibly a mini-vacation, please click here for more info about Gather Greene.
Over the past several years, Myrdith Leon-McCormack has evolved from one of the nation’s most successful Celebrity Manicurist, represented by Factory Downtown, to one of the most sought after branding experts with her firm MLM Represents as well as a Huffington Post blogger.
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As the Editorial Director of World Bride Magazine (WBM), she drives the magazine into the 21st century, where visions of people of color are seen in a more positive and progressive direction.