The Pruyn House Complex is available for use by members of the Friends of Pruyn House, businesses, private individuals, and civic organizations.
|Community organizations, neighborhoods, small clubs||$2.00 per person|
|Not-for-profit agencies||$3.00 per person|
|Fundraising events||$5.00 per person|
|Outdoor – grounds||$2.00 per person|
|Music and dance groups||$3.00 per person|
The Pruyn House accommodates 35 persons for sit-down events and 80 persons for informal events and receptions. Minimum rental fee is $525 for 35 or fewer persons; $15 for each additional person.
The Buhrmaster Barn, including gardens and grounds, accommodates 110 persons for sit-down events with additional space for a dance floor. Effective January 1, 2014, the rental fee is $2,500. There is a $135 charge for opening, closing and security costs. The site is reserved upon contract signing, payment of a $500 deposit, and receipt of liability insurance certificate. Final payment is due 10 days prior to the event.
Frequently Asked Questions
What does the rental fee include?
The $2,500 rental fee includes your ceremony, reception, rectangular tables and white, Samsonite, folding chairs. It also includes use of the house basement, bathrooom facilities and grounds.
Are there any other fees?
There is a fee of $135 payable to the Town of Colonie which covers a program aide who opens and closes the site as well as serves as a laison between the wedding couple and the caterer. The Town of Colonie requires proof of homeowner's, renter's or condo insurance with minimum coverage of $300,000. If this coverage is not met, there could be an additional fee to purchase a rider for the day of your event. Prices vary depending on your insurance carrier.
Do I have to use a specific caterer?
No, you are free to choose any caterer you wish although we are happy to provide you with suggestions of caterers who have worked well here in the past. Your caterer must also provide proof of insurance.
What is the application process like?
Once the decision is made to have your event here, the staff at Pruyn House will fill out an application and mail it to you. Upon your review and acceptance, you mail back a signed copy with your deposit. It is helpful to include necessary insurance documentation at this time. When we receive your application, we forward it to the town attorney who reviews it and then grants permission for your use of the site.
Call the Curator’s Office for additional information: (518) 783-1435
Last Updated (Friday, 06 June 2014 11:27)