Audrey's Farmhouse - A Dreamy Greenhouse Wedding
It was a late summer day, sun shining bright and hot, Nick and Nina darting around the property thoughtfully draping this and stacking that, lending their final thoughts to every surface of their dream wedding.
We arrived at Audrey’s Farmhouse in Gardiner, NY (a favorite venue of ours!) with Game Rental Package #2 in tow. The giddy couple led us through the space, first touring the barn with its rough hewn bar and dessert station, then through the bright and airy greenhouse, the length of which ran rustic farm tables dotted with colorful bouquets that Nick and Nina grew themselves.
Then came the blue stone patio out back with several rows of wooden folding chairs angled towards a towering violet-colored fabric backdrop for the ceremony. (The groom used scrap wood to construct a simple wooden frame while the bride hand dyed linen the color of deep dusk. Swoon.)
Back through the greenhouse, we were led out the sliding double doors in the center of the room and asked to set up in the lawn, flanked by a fire pit and the restaurant’s herb garden. We were delighted- it was the perfect amount of space for our sprawling lawn games and tent!
We dressed up the tent with white sheer curtains at every corner, gathering them at their centers under the tent’s scalloped valance.
Just behind the tent stood Gruyere, a towering maze of a game that attracts every age group with equal enthusiasm. (It’s that grate ;)
Based on a popular 17th century game from Switzerland, it can be played by one person or two, asking players to guide the ball up through the maze to the very top center hole without dropping it.
In front of the tent we set up our oversized lawn games which include cornhole, giant Jenga®, Knock Out, our giant dice game for math lovers, and our especially handy drink and jacket stands.
Soon enough it was time for cocktail hour and the guests excitedly made their way to the games, riding high after a gorgeous ceremony. Drinks in hand, friendly competition ensued and new friends were made. (We’ve found no better way to break the ice between far-flung friends and loved ones than to set them loose on some games!)
Pucks flew, balls rolled, and cornhole bags smacked boards in the distance until it was time for dinner! We tidied up while everyone enjoyed their meal, and before we knew it guests started trickling back outside for more games. Lively crowds moseyed in and out of the barn for a break between dance-offs to play another round of cornhole or try out the games they didn’t get to earlier. (Our wedding game rentals always seem to offer the perfect way to relax between energetic bouts of dancing while still keeping the party going!) After all was said and done we packed up our tent, table and lawn games, and called it a wrap for another fabulous farm wedding at Audrey’s.