Thursday, December 29, 2011
Unique Wedding Venues: Hempstead House on Sands Point Preserve
• Gorgeous and spacious rooms for lots of different party configurations
• The ability to bring in your chosen caterer
The space is NOT HUGE so based on your expected guest list the smart decision may be to add a tent to your plan to make transitions from ceremony to cocktail hour to reception as smooth as possible.
There are two spaces where the dance floor makes the most sense but both have small obstacles. A sunken floor with a fountain and an area with a fireplace cutting the room in half could be obstacles or can be beautiful elements its all how you look at it.
Keep in mind, this an OLD ESTATE and while it has been updated and very well maintained by the preserve it is a historic building and so it is drafty and cool in fall and winter months and certainly can be warm in the summer. Heaters, Air Conditioners and a Generator are all definites to add into the budget. A restroom would also be advised for outside ceremony and cocktail hour because of where the bathrooms are located inside.
All in all I cannot say enough wonderful things about this venue! Gorgeous, Vast, Elegant without being Stuffy, Traditional but Timeless.
Do you have a favorite "unknown" venue?! Let me know! I'd LOVE to hear about it!
Cheers to your next event!