If you envision a sophisticated modern wedding in a charming country setting, then the historic Ryland Inn is a top pick for you. Built in 1792, this rustic yet elegant wedding venue is a former country manor and stagecoach stop. It was lovingly redesigned with historic preservation by the owners of the noted Landmark Hospitality. The centerpiece of the updated design is the new Grand Ballroom. You can impress your friends and family with its gorgeous floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, wood paneled ceilings, and majestic chandeliers. It can accommodate 225 seated guests or 300 for cocktails. Adjacent to this inspiring ballroom is a private patio—the perfect location for your wedding ceremony.
If you do not have enough guests to fill the Grand Ballroom, the Ryland Inn has smaller spaces to meet your needs. The Washington Room can hold 40 to 100 guests. The New York Room is a good choice for cocktails with 40 guests, or a seated event for 20. This room has stunning floor-to-ceiling glass doors, as well as a private terrace. For the after party or a small get-together, there is a patio area with bar and stone fireplace. This is adjacent to the Ryland Inn’s restaurant. If you want to have a fun brunch with the girls before the wedding, there is the Chef’s Room. This opulent room comes with panoramic views of the Ryland Inn kitchen. It can seat 12 for a gourmet tasting menu.
The grand spaces at the Ryland Inn call for four-star cuisine and service. Executive Chef Craig Polignano is known for his farm-to-table fare using the best sustainable and local ingredients. All of the meats used are natural and free of hormones and antibiotics. His gourmet preparations have earned the Ryland Inn four stars from New Jersey Monthly.
The Ryland Inn can create a delicious custom menu. Special menus are offered for an afternoon sit-down wedding, a cocktail style wedding, or an evening sit-down wedding. A custom wedding cake also can be designed for the reception. The award-winning event planners at the Ryland Inn can work with the happy couple to create a truly memorable celebration. Landmark Hospitality has earned such accolades as 2014 Pick The Knot Best of Weddings, Manhattan Bride Best of 2014, and Wedding Wire Couples’ Choice Awards 2014.
Ryland Inn is located at 115 Old Highway 28 in Whitehouse Station. For more information, see Facebook, call 844-209-9208, or visit www.rylandinnnj.com.