Audrey's farmhouse is a wedding venue and boutique inn located in Wallkill, New York in the beautiful Catskills. It started as a farmhouse originally built in 1740. There is a farmhouse, a greenhouse and beautiful grounds. This is an amazing place to visit regardless of the reason.
Audrey's can accommodate over 200 seated guests in their greenhouse. There is a barn attached to it where you can have your dance party.
Amy and Riley had planned on having their ceremony and cocktail hour outside. They were then going to have dinner in the greenhouse and dancing in the barn. Unfortunately, weather did not cooperate and the ceremony and cocktail hour were moved indoors. The ceremony took place in the barn and cocktail hour took place in the greenhouse.
The wedding ceremony was beautiful. I provided a wireless mic for their friend Kyle who officiated. I also provided one for their friend Ella who did a reading. And one for Amy and Riley to read their vows to each other.
While guests were being seated, we played a beautiful playlist of classical and other chill instrumental songs. For the first processional song they chose "La Dilettante" by Hauschka. For the second one they chose John Mayer‘s version of Beyoncé‘s "XO." After the ceremony they walked out to "Dog Days are Over" by Florence and the Machine. We started it at around the three minute mark and played it until the end.
Cocktail hour took place in the greenhouse where they would later have dinner. I played a diverse playlist of indie pop, indie dance, hip-hop, 90's throwbacks and 80's jams. This is when I first realized that this crowd was going to be fun. A small group started dancing at cocktail hour.
When it was time for dinner everyone took their seats and I introduced Amy and Riley into the room. They had asked me to play "Walking on a Dream" by Empire of the Sun when they came in. Their guests were screaming and going crazy. Amy and Riley walked the full length of the room two or three times. It is a long room.
They just really did not want to stop applauding. Once they did, Amy and Riley took their seats and dinner began. During dinner, guests were singing along to the songs. Some guests got up and danced a little. And one guest kept asking loudly "when do we start dancing?!?"
Towards the end of dinner there were two toasts. First was Amy's sister Shelby and second was Riley’s brother Mike. Both used my wireless mic. After dinner, guests headed into the barn for special dances.
Amy and Riley did their first dance to Madeline Peyroux's version of "La Vie En Rose." Then Riley danced with his mom to "Beautiful" by Carol King. And finally, Amy danced with her dad to a special song by a string duo who came just for this purpose.
After that, we kicked off the dance set. Amy and Riley had chosen a great mix of genres. We started off with wedding classics for their family. They packed the dance floor. The dance floor stayed full all night. We played a lot of indie pop, pop throwbacks, old-school hip-hop and much more. What a great crowd! Everyone had a good time.
Amy contacted me several times after the wedding to tell me how much fun her guests had. Here is an excerpt from a long review she wrote for me:
"On the wedding day, Ben was super flexible and everything went off without a hitch. He executed all of our requests exactly and was an excellent MC for our speeches and toasts.
And the PARTY! Our guests are still raving days later about how much fun they had dancing." - Amy