By: Jessica Robinson
The Roundhouse Beacon is one of the newest properties to host your wedding or special event in the Hudson Valley area. I asked them to give us a little more information about the renovations and what the space will eventually look like. I’m really excited to see the finished space! It looks incredible! The ceilings are extremely tall, the space is open and airy. Which makes the decorating possibilities endless.
I also LOVE the fact that they are building it with the environment in mind and that it’s something old being renovated and rejuvenated. Because they will have a beautiful hotel right on the premises, it’s the perfect option for the weekend wedding getaway for all of your guests!
What inspired the start Roundhouse Beacon?
Give us a little background info on the history of the property and what is in store for the future.
The Roundhouse at Beacon Falls sits on approximately six acres of land next to the Fishkill Creek in Beacon, New York. It consists of the renovation and adaptive re-use of several historic structures on the former Matteawan Manufacturing Company, an early textile mill. The property was also the home of the first lawnmower factory in the United States, and was later used as a hat factory before falling vacant and being purchased by The Roundhouse at Beacon Falls development team in 2010. When complete, the property will boast a 58-room boutique hotel with a luxury spa, a fine dining restaurant and lounge serving locally inspired, seasonal cuisine and artisanal cocktails, and a unique catering event space (The Waterfall Room) capable of hosting seated events for up to 250 people.
The site is being built according to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification standards, and will be partially powered by a historic hydroelectric plant that is being refurbished as part of the project.
The Waterfall Room, which is situated in the oldest building on the property, opens up to a wraparound terrace with beautiful views of Fishkill Creek and Mount Beacon. Great care is being taken to restore The Waterfall Room. With its high ceilings, wood beams, exposed brick walls and floor-to-ceiling windows, the room will be a timeless backdrop for a celebration of a lifetime. The room also overlooks a naturally landscaped garden, which is a perfect spot for a wedding ceremony.
Some of the few historic industrial buildings remaining in Beacon, The Roundhouse at Beacon Falls holds a special place in many Beaconites’ hearts. Restored to its former glory and outfitted with modern conveniences, The Roundhouse at Beacon Falls will be a remarkable place to celebrate a special occasion, stay the night or enjoy dinner and cocktails with one-of-a-kind views.
When do you plan to have the construction complete?
Construction on the catering event space (The Waterfall Room) will be complete by Summer of 2012. We are already booking weddings for 2012 and beyond.
Is the catering on site? What comes with the rental of the facility?
All catering will be done on-site and led by Executive Chef, Brandon Collins. Collins brings a locally inspired, seasonal and modern interpretation of food and cocktails to the property. A native of Dayton, Ohio and a 2001 graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Collins has been cooking in the Hudson Valley since 2002. After spending a year running kitchens in Cincinnati, he was hired as a sous chef at The Garrison. He was an integral part of the opening team at their Valley Restaurant and eventually became the Co-Executive Chef of the property. After nine years with Valley, Collins has taken the lead in the kitchen at The Roundhouse. “Understanding where your food is coming from and why food and drink react the way that they do is half of the excitement of cooking,” Collins says.
All wedding packages include the use of chairs, linens, china and flatware. They also include a wedding cake, a champagne toast, tableside wine service, a complimentary overnight guest room, a bridal changing room, coat check and printed directions and menu cards. For more information about what is included with each wedding package, contact us at 845.440.3327 or email@example.com.
What advice would you give a bride planning her wedding?
Our best advice for brides is to enjoy every minute of the planning process. This memorable, special time happens only once in your life, so savor every moment!
What makes your property different from others?
The Roundhouse at Beacon Falls is truly a unique destination for unique and memorable events. Its 200 year history, stunning waterfall views, beautifully landscaped garden and historic architecture provide unparalleled memories for you and your guests.
What is the price range of your services?
Our wedding packages range from $115-150 per person.
How soon should a bride or couple contact you to discuss the details of their wedding?
The Hudson Valley is becoming an increasingly popular spot to hold a wedding, so we recommend booking your special day as far in advance as possible.
Is there anything else that you think our readers would be interested to know?
We would love the opportunity to meet with you and show you our extraordinary property. Contact us at 845.440.3327 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to schedule a tour!