09/30/16 10:20am
The year's coming to an end. It's time to party. Photo: Quyn Duong

The year’s coming to an end. Time to plan that holiday party. Photo: Quyn Duong

The holiday season is sneaking up on us—which means it’s almost time to party. If you’re the ringleader among your friends who always puts together memorable dinners or the person who plans your office’s holiday party, now is the time to reserve the space you want to celebrate your 2016.

There are two fabulous venues we highly recommend (as we use them for our own events): The Green Building  and 501 Union.

From an intimate cocktail hour in the lounge followed by a seated dinner for 100 in their light-filled reception space, to an all-out blowout bash for 250 of your coworkers, 501 Union is your spot.

Across the street at The Green Building, entertain 160 guests with dinner and dancing or just let the cocktails flow all night for 250 of your staff. You can even fit 100 more in their outdoor courtyard, and a special perk at this locale is that you can supply your own bar.

Both venues offer special add-ons, from furniture set-up and breakdown to custom lighting designs to a stay for two at Gowanus Hospitality Group’s first luxury boutique hotel, Hasbrouck House, that can be auctioned off to your guests.

Reserve your night now before 501 Union and The Green Building are booked full!

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08/24/16 3:02pm
Hasbrouck House, a two-hour drive from NYC, is a historic property that's been updated with luxe amentities, spectacular grounds and a brand-new restaurant and bar. Photo: Emma Tuccillo

Hasbrouck House, a two-hour drive from NYC, is a historic property that’s been updated with luxe amenities, newly forged trails and a brand-new restaurant and bar. Photo: Emma Tuccillo

A lake, a 55-foot pool, access to a 100-acre neighboring orchard, and miles of newly forged trails that you can explore by foot or a bicycle at the ready. Also: nightly bonfires. These are some of the things that you can enjoy at the new Hasbrouck House, a meticulously renovated historic hotel and restaurant two hours north of New York, opening September 2.

Spread over 55 acres in the Hudson Valley, the boutique hotel features 20 unique rooms and suites, centered around a 1757-built Dutch Colonial stone mansion and nearby carriage and stable houses. Each room offers a mix of vintage and modern touches, from the beautiful hardwood floors to the vintage rugs to the custom mattresses with luxe Frette Linens and marble showers filled with Kiehl’s bath products. (Some even offer fireplaces and soaking tubs.)

Its central location means you’re a short drive from hiking in the Catskills, climbing in the Gunks, or exploring Woodstock or Kingston.

You should save at least one night for the hotel’s new restaurant and bar, Butterfield at Hasbrouck House, a joint collaboration with the team behind New York City’s Comodo and Colonia Verde restaurants. Executive chef Shawn Burnette, formerly of the Breslin in Manhattan and Husk in Charleston, has revitalized the property’s original, centuries-old smokehouse and utilizes neighboring farms and orchards for his housemade lamb sausage, crispy local vegetables, and fried chicken for two, among other delicious offerings from his original, Hudson Valley-inspired menu.

The property has Brooklyn roots too—it’s owned by Gowanus Hospitality Group, whose venues, The Green Building and 501 Union, host our annual wedding fair each year. We’ll be debuting a Hudson Valley Wedding Crashers Nov. 5 at Hasbrouck House.

They’ll be hosting lots more events, like the Phoenicia Flea Sept. 3 and 4. Head up to check it out, or stay awhile and book one of their stunning rooms now.

Before dinner, order a Hudson Valley Mule made with White Pike Whiskey at the bar. All of its light fixtures and lamps (along with those in the other common spaces) were made by Materia Designs down the street from Hasbrouck House. The wallpaper was designed by Fornasetti, produced by Cole & Son in England. Photo: Emma Tuccillo

Before dinner, order a Hudson Valley Mule made with White Pike Whiskey at the bar. Once you’re in the main dining room, you’ll be in the original house built by the Hasbrouck family in 1757, older than the United States. Photo: Emma Tuccillo

 

In the Cub room, warm up by the wood-burning fireplace (or book one of the rooms with a gas fireplace). All of the light fixtures and lamps in the common spaces were made by Materia Designs down the street from Hasbrouck House. The wallpaper was designed by Fornasetti, produced by Cole & Son. Photo: Emma Tuccillo

In the Cub room, warm up by the wood-burning fireplace (or book one of the rooms with a gas fireplace). All of the light fixtures and lamps in the common spaces were made by Materia Designs down the street from Hasbrouck House. The wallpaper was designed by Fornasetti, produced by Cole & Son. Photo: Emma Tuccillo

 

Two of the suites have soaking tubs. Photo: Emma Tuccillo

Two of the suites have soaking tubs. Photo: Emma Tuccillo

 

Each room features artwork by local artists, including fine art photographer and owner of Barloga Studios, Roy Barloga, whose photographic studies are individually printed on handmade Fair Trade Nepalese paper. Photo: Emma Tuccillo

Each room features artwork by local artists, including fine art photographer and owner of Barloga Studios, Roy Barloga, whose photographic studies are individually printed on handmade Fair Trade Nepalese paper. Photo: Emma Tuccillo

03/28/15 4:54pm

The seventh edition of our spring wedding fair, Wedding Crashers, was our biggest yet. This was the first year we held the fair at both The Green Building and 501 Union, and both spaces looked incredible. And thanks to a Honeybook-sponsored happy hour afterward, our vendors left as happy as the guests.

Check out our slideshow for inspiring shots from the fair, all taken by Alison Brockhouse, and these photos by Kristy May Photography. See you next spring (and let us know if you’d like to join us)!

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10/30/13 10:45am

’Tis the season for eating, drinking and celebrating a year well spent. Whether you’re planning an intimate night with family and friends or a blowout company bash, the beautiful venues managed by Gowanus Hospitality can take care of every aspect of your holiday party, so you can have fun with your guests.

They offer three distinct venues to choose from—the elegant 501 Union, the gorgeous Green Building, and inspiring SHOW ROOM Gowanus—depending on your event size, need and aesthetic preference.

A night at The Green Building

A night at The Green Building

The Green Building
Previously a brass foundry, The Green Building has been transformed into a unique raw space featuring original brick walls and soaring exposed beam ceilings with gorgeous chandeliers. The large open floor plan allows you the ultimate creativity and the flexibility of the space lets you stick with its minimalist beauty or create an opulent atmosphere. The venue accommodates up to 250 guests for a cocktail-style event and 160 for a seated dinner with a large dance floor. (more…)

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