Lippincott Manor, Walkill NY, Bridal Tasting, May 10th, 2014

Lippincott Manor, Walkill NY, Bridal Tasting, May 10th, 2014

It was a beautiful evening. The thunderstorms had passed, and even though some of the clouds hung on, it didn’t dampen the energy at the bridal tasting at The Lippincott Manor in Walkill, NY,  on May 10th, 2014.

A sampling of penne with marinara, meatballs, stuffed mushrooms along with veggies & dip, fruits & cheeses were provided for the “cocktail hour” portion of the evening. There were several passed appetizers – the turkey sausage cheese balls were divine and my absolute favorite! Then a smorgasbord of delectable foods like chicken marsala, stuffed shells, stuffed chicken breast, shrimp scampi & stuffed filet of sole were presented to the guests for the main course. Each thing was more delicious than the next!

The tented area was stunningly beautiful with pops of color on each table, beautiful flowers, and in the corners beautiful displays of country, rustic charm. As the day dawned, and the evening came, the tent was lit up with beautiful rope lighting, and purple uplighting giving the tent a beautiful romantic glow!
This venue has a beautiful outdoor ceremony area and it was set up during the tasting. It’s a rustic, romantic setting, with the gazebo in front of a beautiful weeping willow tree, and the grassy fields just behind it. The grounds are beautiful, neatly manicured & the flowers blooming give it that extra romantic feel! There are so many little “details” that add to the charm and romance of this place – like the sign of driftwood that Marty made with all the important elements of any marriage: love, hope, faith, cherish, humble, happiness. Or the lemonade stand that has the MOST delicious lemonade!
I found myself just falling in love as I walked around and snapped some photographs of the grounds. Take a look and you will see what I mean: 
What was incredibly touching was the beautiful toast that Marty had made to all the couples who attended that night. His words were not only beautiful, but truly sincere, and you could not help but feel moved by what he said. 
They had some great prizes for the couples who attended: one couple won a free menu upgrade, another won a free Venetian table service, another won a free Candy buffet service, and a fourth couple won a free Frozen drinks service! Then there were smaller prizes handed out – beautiful floral centerpieces & bouquets by Angel Wedding Works, and several bottles of yummy champagne!
Right before the end of the tasting they had the most amazing lantern launch. Beautiful colored lanterns were lit & released by each couple and sent out into the nighttime sky. This is something done at the end of weddings at Lippincott Manor, and it truly is a MUST SEE experience!
Tricia and Marty Van Dyk are such an incredible couple…warm and gracious to anyone they meet, and they treat each one of their couples as if they are family. They pay strict attention to detail to make sure each couple’s wedding is just as they imagined it, if not better! They have such a great energy about them and you cannot help feel like family after speaking with them! I had the opportunity of staying after the event to chat with Tricia and Marty, and you can still see the love between them – the way they look at each other, and talk to each other – and they will be married 35 years this year! Congrats guys – you are an inspiration to not only all your brides, but all couples getting married in general!! Thank you so much for having me as a guest that night and we are truly looking forward to being part of the music entertainment for your upcoming bridal show, Sunday, July 13th from 1-5pm!!

If you have booked with Lippincott Manor and are still in need of music entertainment, don’t wait – contact us NOW! We still have a few select dates for 2014 open, and dates are booking quickly for 2015 right now! Don’t wait to save your date! And if you haven’t booked with Lippincott Manor just yet, I strongly recommend you go visit with Tricia & Marty today!! You won’t regret the experience they will give you for your wedding day!!
Were you at the bridal tasting? What did you love most? I’d love to hear from you! 

Happy Planning!

Laurie Kuerlemann
MC/Host/Wedding Entertainment Director
Platinum Party Events Entertainment