Maison Albion, Orleans County’s newest wedding & events venue, celebrated their grand launch recently, allowing a limited number of guests to tour the historic property. Kerri Glover, a wedding consultant with 22 years’ experience, and her husband, Cole Glover, a sales consultant within the industry, unveiled the venue’s makeover.
“Orleans County has been so great and welcoming. We are really grateful for that. We definitely don’t take it for granted,” Kerri said before starting the tour.
The venue’s ballroom can hold 299 people, according to Kerri, but says around 250 is the realistic goal for keeping guests comfortably spaced in the future. “We mimicked the main dining room of the Titanic. We love that traditionalism,” Kerri said. The ballroom patio, which acts as an inside-outside space, will be a “Victorian conservatory meets Parisian bistro.”
The intimate garden is an outdoor space; cocooned into itself using squared hedges. This area will be capable of seating 300 for dinner, or 500 for ceremony.
A secondary outdoor space will also be available; the secret garden which will be covered in lattice stripping and adorned with chandeliers to further insulate its presence. The area will also use stone wall remnants from a 19th century barn which burned down on the property in 1960. “We have transformed it into the secret garden,” Kerri explained, adding that the space will be best suited for 40-60 guests at a time.
Kerri and Cole’s son, Benjamin, joined in, explaining ways in which Maison Albion will unite the community for its overall betterment. Giving details during the tour, he displayed organizations and fundraisers to which Maison Albion is already involved.
“We feel like there is a lot of joy in this house,” explained Cole Glover, “Maison Albion in French is Albion House. We want to be open to the community.”
Darlene Hartway, Director at the Orleans County Chamber of Commerce, delivered some kind words before the ribbon cutting. “The truly wonderful asset they both possess and bring to the table is their entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to community.”
Eileen Banker, representing Steve Hawley’s office, gave some remarks of her own for the Glovers. “Thank you for taking a leap of faith and commitment in the County of Orleans and Town of Albion.
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