The Pruyn House accommodates 35 people for sit-down events and 80 people for informal events and receptions. Minimum rental fee is $525 for 35 or fewer people with an additional $15 for each additional guest.
Not for Profit Fee Schedule
|Community organizations, neighborhoods, small clubs||$2.00 per person|
|Not-for-profit agencies||$3.00 per person|
|Fundraising events||$5.00 per person|
The Buhrmaster Barn, including the gardens and grounds, accommodates 110 people for a sit-down event with additional space for a dance floor and DJ and/or band. Effective January 4, 2016, the rental fee is $2,800 with an additional fee of $140 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 scheduled event.
Frequently Asked Questions
What does the rental fee include?
The $2,700 rental fee includes your ceremony, reception, rectangular tables and white, Samsonite, folding chairs. It also includes use of the house basement, bathroom facilities and grounds.
Are there any other fees?
There is a fee of $140 payable to the Town of Colonie which covers a program aide who opens and closes the site as well as serves as a liaison 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 the applicant. Upon review and acceptance, the applicant mails back a signed copy with the deposit of $500. It is helpful but not necessary to include insurance documentation at this time. When the application is received, it is forwarded to the town attorney who reviews it and then grants permission for site usage.
Call the Curator’s Office for additional information: (518) 783-1435