Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Love at a Private Estate

Happy New Year, everyone! Here's to 2013...wishing everyone health and happiness! And perhaps that special someone in your life popped the question during this past holiday season and in that case, "Congrats!".  2013 might be a very busy wedding planning year for you!

Looking for a great place to host your big day? A Private Estate, located in Clermont, NY (less than a two and a half hour drive from NYC), might just be the perfect venue for your wedding.  With gorgeous grounds, on-site lodging, and a big barn to boot, you might just say that A Private Estate has got it all. 

The views of the surrounding Catskill Mountains and the Hudson River are absolutely breathtaking.  Can you imagine how great the photos would be?  The possibilities for amazing photos are just endless.

(c) A Private Estate

(c) A Private Estate

The property was developed by the Livingston Family in 1856 and has remained relatively unchanged since that time. The property is also now part of a National Register Historic District (pretty neat, eh?). The venue is comprised of manicured grounds, a large barn complex, and a recently renovated carriage house. 

(c) A Private Estate

The barn comfortably seats 150 guests. A maximum of 275 guests can be accommodated using a tent placed on the spacious riverside lawn.  The 2013 rental fees for exclusive use of the property are $5,500 for weddings up to 150 guests and $7,000 for 151 to 275 guests.  Events on holiday weekends incur an additional fee of $500 to $1,000 (price increase dependent on the wedding size). 

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Although there is no on-site catering, the barn houses a hidden prep kitchen (which will save you money and your caterer lots of hassle). In addition, the barn has three bathrooms (bathrooms are typically hard to come by when dealing with barns constructed in the 1800s). 

The renovated carriage house sleeps up to 12 guest with four bedrooms and 4.5 baths that is perfect for your wedding party for post-wedding festivities. 

A Private Estate is open for events from Memorial Day through mid-October and is open for tours by appointment throughout the remainder of the year.  Complete with a wood-burning fireplace and kitchen, your guests are sure to be cozy and relaxed. 

For a truly unique wedding venue, please check out A Private Estate. You will not be disappointed! For more information, please visit A Private Estate's website or contact:

Ripley Hathaway, Owner
phone: 518-965-4602
email: information@aprivateestate.com

Happy Planning, 

*Many thanks to Ripley Hathaway, owner of A Private Estate, 
for partnering with HVG for this blog post!

**My apologies for being MIA these last few weeks.  Life has gotten busy...something had to take backseat and that something was HVG. Resolving to be better in 2013!!!


  1. so pretty!!! nothing like a hudson river view!!

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    2. I agree! Thanks for visiting Hudson Valley Green!

  2. I like this website it’s a master piece! Glad I noticed this on google.

  3. Lovely wedding venue and great environment for getting married.I loved barn of this private estate.