An Anniversary Party at the Saugerties Steamboat Co

 

We had our first soirée at the Saugerties Steamboat Company (sister property of the Diamond Mills Hotel) celebrating a wedding anniversary with a very fun group of folks last weekend. We couldn’t have dreamed up a more perfect day.

The stone patio nestled between two historically landmarked buildings was seamlessly transformed into the ultimate gaming parlor complete with swooping string lights and cozy seating. Gentle breezes swept in from the dock where we spread out two sets of cornhole and antique wooden barrels as drink stands. Playing bags dockside in the sunshine is just about the best thing imaginable!

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We introduced our newest game rental, a life-sized Garden Chess Set with spalted maple trim and antique game pieces from Ukraine.

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The versatile event space has a rustic Americana feel with exposed beams, brick and wide plank floors overlooking the quiet waters where the Esopus meets the Hudson River. Brides can make the most of the waterfront by opting for a dramatic boat arrival. Imagine that!!

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The three-acre waterfront property boasts a rich history in which Saugerties played an integral role in the industrialization of the Hudson Valley.

The site was originally developed in 1830 when the Village of Saugerties obtained its own steamboat line, making a direct connection between Saugerties and New York City for the shipment and trading of goods like lumber, paper, bluestone and brick. The first steamboat on the line was the Ansonia, later named the Robert A. Snyder. The Vessel operated for 65 years as the central steamboat line between Saugerties and New York City, carrying both passengers and freight to and from the city.

Today the space has been faithfully restored as an elegant (and fun!) venue for dockside weddings and events.

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