My wife and I had our wedding reception at the Inn at Stone Ridge this past summer and it really couldn’t have gone much better. We’re not from the area, so we were relying especially heavily on Marie, the owner, to handle the logistics. Our wedding party, some family, and the two of us also stayed at the Inn through the weekend and had meals there. Overall we were extremely impressed and would strongly recommend the Inn for a good meal, a romantic weekend, or especially as a great wedding venue.
The Inn itself is absolutely gorgeous, is very clean, and has a ton of character. One of the nice things about the Inn is that many of the rooms are actually suites with good-sized living rooms, which allows people to hang out together.
We had our wedding reception in a tent on the grounds of the Inn. Marie has a tent company that she uses and arranged everything for us. As one reviewer noted, there is no outdoor bathroom for the tent, but you do have the option of renting them, though we didn’t feel the need since the bathrooms in the Inn are quite close. One small logistical issue: We were told we could buy our own lighting and Marie’s staff would hang it, but we ended up having to do it ourselves the day before, though it wasn’t a big deal.
Guests were blown away by how good the food was at our reception, and we’re still getting compliments about it. The Inn has some set menus that you can choose from, but was also pretty flexible about letting us swap in different items, which made for a much more interesting food compared to the bland chicken/beef/fish choices most guests expect these days. One caveat about receptions: It’s not cheap, and they won’t do less expensive meals for vendors or kids over 10.
One of the best parts about having a wedding at the Inn is that Marie really does help a ton with the logistics. She’s not a terribly warm person, but she’s very organized and very prompt about responding to phone calls and e-mails (even when she was in the hospital having a baby!) and did a great job with everything. Her husband, Brian, was also very helpful and thoughtful, leaving the kitchen to get a spare key for my wife, and saving the top layer of our wedding cake for us even though we’d never asked.
All in all, we had a great time, and can’t wait to go back for romantic anniversary weekends!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our 18th century Dutch Colonial stone house has five suites, two of the suites are two bedrooms, three are single bedrooms. Our Carriage house has a two bedroom suite on the second floor with full kitchen, dining room, living room and an outside deck. All rooms are furnished with luxurious queen or king pillow top beds. The surrounding five acres of property are gracefully manicured and have beautiful gardens for relaxing and enjoying the countryside of Ulster County. We are centrally located for visiting the Catskill Mountain area, Woodstock, New Paltz and Historic Kingston. There is plenty to keep everyone busy in this beautiful part of New York state and also a great place to just relax and unwind. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Inn At Stone Ridge Hotel Stone Ridge