Post # 1
I’ve just started doing research for a venue in September 2011 in the (lower) Hudson Valley. From what I’ve seen on websites and phtography blogs, Buttermilk Falls Inn in Milton really fits our idea of the idea venue. I’m also really interested in the Round Hill House in Washingtonville. Has anyone attended a wedding at either of these locations?
Post # 3
The Round Hill House is right down the road from my parents house! I’ve never been inside, but I have heard good things about it, it is on the expensive side, depending on your budget, compared to other similar venues.
Post # 4
Thank you SkiBum! It’s definitely on my list, I need to get a better idea of prices there.
Anyone out there been to Buttermilk Falls?
Post # 5
Hi Miss Holly! I’m also strongly considering the Buttermilk for my wedding. It’s a mile from my parents so I know the area well and I’ve been to a couple work functions there also. It’s just absolutely beautiful!! We’re doing a fall foliage wedding in mid-late October either this year or next (the engagement is BRAND new, we haven’t gotten there yet =) but the setting is gorgeous year-round. From what I can imagine, and the little I’m told since I haven’t really started investigating yet, it’ll be pretty expensive to do a reception there. Of course I’m not sure of your budget, and not even our own at this very early stage, but we’ll consider doing just the ceremony there if it turns out to be more than we can swing. It really is gorgeous, my heart is kind of set on it already. It very much fits my idea of ‘rustic meets casual elegance’ with its amazing river views, charming buildings, bridges and ponds. I’ve only seen pictures of weddings there but I mean, really, how cute?!
The times I was there for work were for fairly short amounts of time so I can’t fairly comment on the service at our functions, but I can say that there were other times during the planning that some of us encountered issues with the staff not being up to par for the amount of money we were paying, and a few times they were just downright rude. I can only hope they’d treat people a bit better for a wedding.
Otherwise it sure seems great to me! Again, my ring only came 3 days ago so no REAL planning has gone into this yet. But I’ve been thinking about getting married there for months so hopefully my stars align. Yours as well =) All I can really say is come up and visit for yourself if you haven’t yet and see what kind of vibe you get from the staff, that’s what I plan to do…Best of luck!!
Breezing through magazines I’ve also thought of Round Hill as a possible alternative but I know nothing about the place. Oy, I can’t wait to really start planning!!
Post # 6
Have you visited the site yet? Buttermilk Falls is bee-you-tee-full! It’s pricey, though. You have to bring all the rentals in, caterer, on top of a wedding site fee, plus a weekend buyout (10-11K for the site buyout). The place is huge with peacocks, sheep, a few lakes, etc….and the rooms are really modern and set up like small mini-condos. But, it also houses 40 guests, which was, like, half of our wedding party!
Hope this is helpful!
Post # 7
Hi ladies! We were married at Buttermilk Falls in Aug 08 and can tell you honestly it was indescribably beautiful, romantic — and ‘magical’ to quote one of the most-often heard comments from our guests. Could not recommend it more highly. The staff was so warm and friendly (for our part though we tried to be as nice as we could – and I think it helped). We got to have both our families and wedding parties on site with us all weekend, we did a wine tour with a bus and guide on Friday, rehearsal dinner under the stars on Friday, and then people toured the property or played kickball or had lunch or got ready (me!) on Saturday and then we celebrated all night.
Cost-wise, it’s not inexpensive, but seriously – could not be more worth it. Weddings end up costing more than people expect anyway, and I’d rather spend the money up front for an amazing experience than be disappointed later. We had the best caterer – Main Course – which is who they recommend. Just wouldn’t go with our band (Bill’s Toupee).
Happy to answer any and all questions!