The dilemma: your outdoor wedding could use an outdoor bar and an outdoor photo booth. Maybe even an outdoor lodging for the bride and groom.
It’s Hudson Trailer Company to the rescue with its fleet of restored vintage trailers than can travel to your wedding anywhere in the Hudson Valley, complete with bartenders, attendants, even customized cocktail recipes made especially for your event.
“I woke up one morning and said, ‘I just want to get a vintage trailer and make a bar,’ ” says Suzanne Hasz, owner of Hudson Trailer Company, recalling how the idea for a fun way to work in the wedding industry came to her a little over three years ago. “I ended up buying one for about $500 on Craigslist and it was a 1958 Shasta that was being used by hunters in the backwoods further upstate. It had three layers of army green latex and the original Shasta paint, which was yellow. I tried to work on it and tried to work on it until I finally told my boyfriend ‘I think I’m just not made for this business.’ ”
But Suzanne, a Colorado native who originally came to the Hudson Valley to study law, did not give up. With her boyfriend’s encouragement, she found a person down South who built her a customized trailer specifically for use as a bar. That trailer is now called “The Della” and comes to your festivities complete with lighting, running water, a cooler, beer taps, and food prep facilities.
As for that old Shasta trailer, Suzanne eventually finished her project as a mobile photo booth. “The Pixie”, as it is now called, can deliver 4 hours of photo booth fun along with a backdrop of choice, customized photo printing templates, an assortment of props, even an attendant to keep things running smoothly.
Another member of the Hudson Trailer Company fleet is “The Scout”. This little trailer can be a bride and groom’s home away from home on their wedding night. It has a small bed, plenty of storage space, a kitchen sink, mini-fridge, and bathroom. Just hook it up to a warm water supply and you can use its shower too.
Finally, there’s one more member of the fleet called “The Luna” which is normally a bar but can convert into a photo booth. Although tghis one is 3 feet shorter than the Della, it’s comes with a double keg, a running sink, and vintage lighting.
As of this writing, Suzanne has another trailer in development for the 2018 wedding season: a vintage horse trailer called “Goldie” which will serve as a mobile prosecco bar.
The Hudson Trailer Company will transport its trailer free of charge to your event within a 100 mile radius of its home base in Washingtonville. After that it’s a charge per mile. “The farthest we’ve been booked for so far is Cape Cod,” Suzanne tells us. She also advises couples to contact her early about rentals because even without much advertising, Hudson Trailer Company rentals have really taken off.
When asked if she misses her former line of work as an attorney, Suzanne laughs and says, “Weddings are happy. And you it feels greatt when people are really liking your product.”
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