While in the area, we stopped at the Hotel Du Village to check out the progress of Landmark Hospitality’s newest wedding venue. We’ve worked with Landmark Hospitality for many years now and are great admirers of their stylish venues (The Ryland Inn & Celebrate at Snug Harbor just to name a few)! Hotel Du Village is a French country estate in the Bucks Country countryside just down the road from the charming town of New Hope, PA. We love this area of Pennsylvania. Tubing down the Delaware River in the summer and exploring the countryside is one of our favorite activities. Hotel Du Village reminds us of the cute restaurants we went to when we visited the French Alps. Except the French do not have the Cretella touch. What is the “Cretella touch”? It’s the little bit of magic that the owners, Jeanne & Frank Cretella, add when they create a landmark venue.
The first thing we noticed was the estate’s picturesque countryside setting. The venue is on a hill that overlooks its own pond and stream. Why does the stream still flow in the coldest winter we’ve had in years you may ask? Because the water is from a natural spring that flows year round. A natural spring – wow! If the scenery looks this great in the winter, it’ll be a wedding photographer’s dream in the spring, summer & fall. We can’t wait to photograph our first wedding there in July!
Landmark Hospitality has renovated 2 ballrooms that will have terraces overlooking the stream, pond and surrounding countryside. This is the view from the terraces – it will be spectacular when fall foliage is in full bloom. The terraces are still under construction. When completed, they will have fire pits to make the experience a little more magical. Imagine sitting out here during cocktail hour & enjoying this view with a drink in hand and eating amazing food!
Inside we found 2 ballrooms with lots of natural light coming in from walls of windows. Talk about rooms with a view. The Cretellas did a great job upgrading these rooms to a clean modern look without losing the unique rustic French country feel.
This is the Colt Ballroom with restored hardwood floors, renovated ceiling and original copper-detailed fireplace.
The Historic Ballroom was the original restaurant space.
This is one of the several original fireplaces that Landmark Hospitality has kept throughout the venue. How absolutely beautiful!
One of our favorite spots is a room containing the original bar. It has high ceilings, plenty of light and a touch of modern design.
The venue will also feature a newly-renovated hotel and Bed & Breakfast on the property.
We have a friend who frequently takes romantic excursions with his girlfriend in Lambertville, NJ (right across the river from New Hope). They would love this place – the elegant architecture and idyllic views are perfect for them. When he pops the big question, we’ll have to let him know that we’ve found the perfect wedding venue for them!