The wedding planner
Hills Country Inn in Callicoon Center, NY (www.hillsinn.com) boasts both indoor and outdoor locations “overlooking stone walls, beautiful landscaping and a lovely field by a pond, which makes an ideal location for a tented wedding event.” With 15 rooms to rent on premises, and in-house catering available, this country setting could be ideal for many couples seeking a retreat.
De Bruce Country Inn (www.debruceountryinn.com) is located within the Catskill Forest Park on its own private preserve. This B&B offers a vantage point for entering nature’s domain. The inn offers visitors the opportunity to “experience the wooded trails, wildlife and game, the famous Willowemoc stream and country walks, with views of the valley and mountains beyond.
Just 90 minutes from NYC, Honor’s Haven in Ellenville, NY offers larger wedding parties on “250 breathtaking acres, complete with formal gardens, sparkling lake and views of the Shawangunk Mountains.” Specializing in weddings, the resort and spa (www.honorshaven.com) is “proud to supply a product unlike any other in the region offering a historic location immersed in modern touches.”
Searching for the ideal rustic wedding experience? Near Honesdale, PA you’ll find Fox Hill Farm, which is “a small farm with a big vision. Owners Katharine and George Brown use their 50-acre farm to produce fresh-cut seasonal flowers, raise 100% grass fed beef and pastured poultry, and provide an atmosphere for appreciating the beauty of nature.” Their website (www.foxhillfarmexperience.com) is informative and claims that “There is nothing better than seeing a bride’s face when she sees her bouquet for the first time, except when the flowers are straight from the farm!”