Adena Orchard and Vine

A Wedding in the Valley Greene County Hudson Valley Wedding Guide

Adena Orchard and Vine main house for weddings photographed by Duetimage Photography Hudson Valley Wedding photographers.
Plant a seed to remem­ber your rus­tic wed­ding event at the new Ade­na Orchard & Vine wed­dings venue in Jew­ett, NY. (Pho­tos by Due­tim­age Pho­tog­ra­phy — Hud­son Val­ley Wed­ding Pho­tog­ra­phers).

 

The new Ade­na Orchard & Vine wed­ding venue in Jew­ett, NY, just north of Hunter, offers a lot of pos­si­bil­i­ties for cou­ples seek­ing a rus­tic upstate farm wed­ding.  In addi­tion to a classy main house, plen­ty of open space for out­door seat­ing, and some of the best get­ting ready rooms, Ade­na will also plant a tree to com­mem­o­rate your wed­ding day.

Recent­ly we had a chance to tour the venue with own­er Alana Kule­sa, who grew up on the 10 acre prop­er­ty.  Over 100 years ago, the land was part of the Tow­er Moun­tain House resort, one of the great upstate resorts that attract­ed vaca­tion­ers look­ing to escape hot sum­mers in New York City.  As trav­el and tourism trends changed, the land was lat­er pur­chased by the own­ers of the Brook­lyn-based Kirk­man Soap Com­pa­ny, who built the main house that still stands at Ade­na today, as well as sev­er­al barns for the Kirkman’s dairy farm oper­a­tion which last­ed for sev­er­al decades.  In 1978, Alana’s parent’s pur­chased the prop­er­ty call­ing it “Ade­na” which means “adorned, noble” in Hebrew.  “I remem­ber run­ning around here every sum­mer, and this place has always been spe­cial to me,” says Alana.

 

Adena Orchard and Vine weddings venue photographs by Duetimage Hudson Valley wedding photography.
Over 10 acres of prop­er­ty at Ade­na allows for cer­e­monies and recep­tions tents to placed in a num­ber of set­tings with unique views.

 

The first wed­ding held at Ade­na was in 2000.  In 2016, Alana and her hus­band Kevin began a ren­o­va­tion of the prop­er­ty and estab­lished Ade­na Orchard & Vine as the wed­ding venue it is today.  While the Kule­sas are still work­ing on expand­ing the site (by estab­lish­ing a ful­ly-func­tion­al wed­ding barn on the prop­er­ty), the main house and the grounds are already impres­sive.

Inside the main house there is a large kitchen for guest and cater­er use, appro­pri­ate for small events.

 

Kitchen at Adena Orchard and Vine main house photogrpahy by Duetimage Hudson Valley wedding photographers.
What’s cookin’? This kitchen inside Adena’s main house can be used for small events.

 

Adja­cent to the kitchen, there is an open and an enclosed patio with guest seat­ing.  Cock­tail hours and small events can be staged here.  Below the patios, there is a space where cater­ers can set up their cook­ing sta­tions.  Drap­ery can be hung over this area to screen off the cook­ing action.

 

Enclosed deck at Adena Orchard and Vine wedding venue by Duetimage Photography Hudson Valley wedding photographers.
An enclosed deck for cock­tail hours and small events.

 

Raised deck and patio at Adena orchard and Vine wedding venue photos by Duetimage Photography.
Cater­ers can set up their cook­ing sta­tions under the raised decks of Adena’s main house; drap­ery can be hung to screen off the cook­ing action.

 

Also inside the main house, there is a great room with an enter­tain­ment cen­ter which can be used for any num­ber of wed­ding activ­i­ties.  Tables can also be set up here if need­ed.  Guest capac­i­ty for this room is 50–75 peo­ple depend­ing on table types and arrange­ments.

 

Adena Orcard & Vine main house great room photographed by Duetimage Photography Upstate photographers.
Adena’s Great Room with an enter­tain­ment cen­ter and room for 50–75 guests.

 

And now we come to some of our favorite fea­tures of Adena’s main house: the bride and groom’s get­ting ready rooms.

The bridal get­ting ready room is spa­cious and bright, with large win­dows allow­ing for copi­ous nat­ur­al light.  There is an ele­gant sofa and tri-fold mir­ror, and stor­age cub­bies for brides­maids.

 

Bride getting room at Adena Orchard and Vine photographed by Duetimage Hudson Valley wedding photography.
Adena’s attrac­tive bridal get­ting room.

 

Bride getting room at Adena Orchard and Vine photographed by Duetimage Hudson Valley wedding photography.
A flood of nat­ur­al light from those large win­dows at right makes this get­ting room one of the best a bride can get.

 

Bride getting room at Adena Orchard and Vine photographed by Duetimage Hudson Valley wedding photography.
Anoth­er angle on the bridal get­ting room — we real­ly love that tri­fold mir­ror.

 

Grooms, not to be out­done by their brides, have their own get­ting ready room down­stairs.  Or should we call it a lair for the groom and his grooms­men?

 

Groom getting area with wet bar at Adena Orchard and Vine photographed by Duetimage Hudson Valley wedding photography.
Hon­ey­moon Saloon: This wet bar makes for a great groom and grooms­men hang­out, adja­cent to the groom’s get­ting ready room.

 

The space fea­tures the “Hon­ey­moon Saloon” — a wet bar with ample seat­ing direct­ly adja­cent to the groom’s get­ting room, which is actu­al­ly a cub­by hole under the stairs.  It’s small, but big enough for most guys.

 

Groom getting ready room at Adena Orchard and Vine photographed by Duetimage Hudson Valley wedding photography.
A place to hang your hat: this small get­ting room is just enough for most grooms, and just a step away from the bar.

 

Groom getting ready room at Adena Orchard and Vine photographed by Duetimage Hudson Valley wedding photography.
Anoth­er angle on the groom’s get­ting ready room.

 

Groom getting ready area with wet bar at Adena Orchard and Vine photographed by Duetimage Hudson Valley wedding photography.
Anoth­er look at that wet bar!

 

Mov­ing out­side, there are a num­ber of places where cer­e­monies can be staged.  These include a large rock, a field over­look­ing a neigh­bor­ing prop­er­ty, a field over­look­ing the near­by hills, and a path­way through the orchard where trees will be plant­ed to com­mem­o­rate your day (more on this lat­er).

 

Field at Adena Orchard and Vine wedding venue photographed by Duetimage Photography.
Make your vows sol­id as a rock by say­ing them here.

 

Neighboring farm at Adena Orchard and Vine wedding venue photographed by Duetimage Photography.
Go rus­tic with this view of a neigh­bor­ing farm…

 

Field at Adena Orchard and Vine wedding venue photographed by Duetimage Photography.
… or look to the hills.

 

While Ade­na does have a barn on its prop­er­ty, it is cur­rent­ly not oper­a­tional as a wed­ding barn.  Alana and Kevin plan on ren­o­vat­ing their barn with­in the next two years, or might even pur­chase the barn on the neigh­bor­ing prop­er­ty. 

 

Barn at Adena Orchard and Vine wedding venue photographed by Duetimage Photography.
Adena’s barn, pos­si­bly avail­able for wed­dings in 2019.

 

 

Close to the barn is a tree-shel­tered after-par­ty area where bon­fires can be lit and S’mores served.

 

After-party and bonfire area at Adena Orchard and Vine photographed by Duetimage Hudson Valley Wedding Photographers.
Adena’s after-par­ty bon­fire area, a short dis­tance from the main house and barn.

 

After-party and bonfire area at Adena Orchard and Vine photographed by Duetimage Hudson Valley Wedding Photographers.
S’mores any­body?

 

Now, about those com­mem­o­ra­tive trees.  When Alana and Kevin were mar­ried on their family’s prop­er­ty over 17 years ago in the first wed­ding held at Ade­na, their par­ents plant­ed two pear trees in their hon­or.  “It’s a tra­di­tion we want to keep going so all the cou­ples who get mar­ried here can feel con­nect­ed to this place long after their wed­ding.  And if they come back, their trees will still be grow­ing here,” says Alana.

 

Orchard at Adena Orchard & Vine wedding venue photography by Duetimage Hudson Valley Wedding photography.
The orchard path of Ade­na where your com­mem­o­ra­tive tree will be plant­ed to mark your wed­ding day. Own­ers Alana and Kevin have their own wed­ding day pear trees plant­ed here.

 

For cou­ples inter­est­ed in hold­ing either a full wed­ding or a small event (such as a rehearsal par­ty) at Ade­na Orchard & Vine, pack­ages range from $1500 to $7500.  The max­i­mum num­ber of guests is 175 peo­ple.  Portable toi­lets, rentals, tents, dance floors, and cater­ing are all the respon­si­bil­i­ty of cou­ples host­ing their events at Ade­na.

 

 

Imagining your wedding or event at Adena Orchard and Vine?

Down­load images from this arti­cle on our Ade­na Orchard & Vine web album made espe­cial­ly for your smart­phone. Use it for ref­er­ence and share with those help­ing you plan.

Additional Information:

Learn more about hold­ing your wed­ding Ade­na Orchard & Vine, vis­it http://adenaov.com/.

To dis­cuss your Ade­na Orchard & Vine wed­ding with Due­tim­age Hud­son Val­ley Wed­ding Pho­tog­ra­phers, call (845) 905‑6323 or vis­it: http://www.duetimage.com/contact.

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