4 Reasons to Love a Saugerties Steamboat Wedding

1. Rustic, nautical charm

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Rustic weddings are exploding in popularity and for good reason. Nothing complements the delicate touches of wedding attire and décor like exposed brick and rich wooden detailing. At the center of the Saugerties Steamboat Co., flanked on one side by the calm waters where the Hudson River meets the Esopus Creek, is a lovingly restored marina. Open spaces, hardwood floors, a fireplace and a vintage bar,originally from the iconic Balmoral Park harness track, make up the ground floor. Two exposed staircases featuring reclaimed wood lead to a high-ceilinged second story with an open barn door that overlooks the water and the mountains beyond.

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The natural beauty of the marina and its location emphasizes the building’s various glamourous touches – the Saugerties Steamboat Co. delivers the rustic elegance you’ve been dreaming of your whole life. 

2. World-class catering and staff

Diamond Mills Executive Chef Giuseppe Napoli is a highly acclaimed graduate of the Culinary Institute of America. Napoli, along with his professional, world-class staff, is responsible for catering Special Events at the Saugerties Steamboat Company. Napoli puts as much passion into his catering menus as he does his menus featured at The Tavern at Diamond Mills . He has overseen numerous events and private dinners in his career for the likes of Joe Pesci, Nancy Pelosi, Usher, Janet Jackson, Tony Bennett, Rev. Al Sharpton, Bill Clinton, Elliot Spitzer, Billy Joel, Edward James Olmos, and Michael Bloomberg.

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All that to say that the food at your wedding will be some of the best you’ve ever eaten. There are few things more satisfying in life than a perfectly-prepared meal and Chef Napoli ensures that each plate at his events is of equal quality to the one that preceded it. To ensure extraordinary, professional service, the intimate staff at the Saugerties Steamboat Co. is made aware of every detail of the wedding so that you can focus on enjoying the party.

3. Saugerties, NY

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The town of Saugerties is friendly, historic and picture-perfect. Diamond Mills Hotel, a luxury boutique hotel overlooking an extraordinary waterfall, provides sumptuous accommodations to wedding guests. The town itself is dotted with boutiques, cafes, antique shops and bookstores. Nestled in the Hudson Valley at the feet of the Catskill Mountains, the town is famous for the lighthouse at the tip of a peninsula where the Hudson River meets the Esopus Creek. The lighthouse is visible from the Saugerties Steamboat Co. and guests on the property can take boats or kayaks to see it from the water. The romantic, picturesque feel of the town of Saugerties is instantly captivating to visitors, who often find themselves having a hard time leaving again

4. Dazzling views

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The Saugerties Steamboat Co. is perhaps most unique because of its view. The calm of the Esopus continues to the docks that surround the building and can be seen from almost every angle on the property. In the daytime, it is filled with birdsong and in the evening there are symphonies of crickets. Occasionally kayakers will paddle past on their way to the lighthouse. It is truly a magical place to be married.

For more information on Weddings at Saugerties Steamboat Co., visit http://www.saugertiessteamboatco.com/weddings-events/ or email Events@SaugertiesSteamboatCo.com.