There’s no more gorgeous backdrop for wedding photos than a rustic, historic site. Historic Huguenot Street in our hometown of New Paltz radiates history and has long been a place to hold weddings.
It’s not uncommon to drive down Huguenot Street on a weekend and see a white event tent pitched on the lawn outside the Deyo House. In warmer months, weddings are held outside the building, which can serve dinner to 70 people indoors.
The nearby LeFevre House was recently made available for cocktail parties and drinks before the wedding reception. Inside is a large parlour with stone hearth which makes this setting even more charming in winter.
Currently, couples getting married on Huguenot Street are responsible for finding their own caterer. But this may soon change thanks to a changes being made at the street’s Dubois Fort.
The Huguenot Historical Society is currently working to install a permanent catering facility inside the fort which will serve wedding receptions and other events. The facility will be managed by an outside catering company that will partner with the Historical Society to give couples the very best wedding reception experience. Plans should be complete by summer 2014, we are told.
Historic Huguenot Street also has two churches in which couples can make their vows. There is the Crispell Memorial French Church, a reconstruction of a French Church originally built out of stone in 1717. The building is known for its elegant wooden pews which can hold 80 guests. There is also the Reformed Church of New Paltz whose carillon can be heard playing traditional tunes everyday at noon.
What we like best about Historic Huguenot Street are the small, romantic areas which are great for taking photos of the bride and groom. Plenty of verandas and trees provide the perfect solution to harsh overhead daylight. Old stone walls make excellent back drops.
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To book your wedding at Historic Huguenot Street, call Nancy Gentile at 845 255‑1660 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may also visit the society’s Wedding Page at http://www.huguenotstreet.org/visit/events.php.
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