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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