At some special time in your life, you may be called upon to arrange a special affair for a family member, dear friend, or just because. Such was the case when we received an invitation to celebrate a friend’s eightieth birthday at David’s Country Inn in Hackettstown.
Housed in a historic building that was first built in 1830, David’s Country Inn has been owned by the Falzarano family for over 36 years. Enter the stunning environment, and realize you are being feted in a truly historic landmark. Filled with exquisite antiques, two burning fireplaces, a stained glass ceiling, and a 170 year old hand-carved mahogany bar, the magnificent two story ballroom can seat up to 200 guests, who will be thrilled to enjoy dining and dancing with you as their host or hostess.
Originally built in 1787, David’s Country Inn was known as the Warren House, in honor of General Joseph Warren, who died at the Battle of Bunker Hill in 1775. According to historians, the first structure was built of logs but was eventually destroyed by fire. Rebuilt in 1840, the building first served as a stage coach stop, saloon, and an overnight Inn until 1977, when Louis Falzarano purchased the property, and completely renovated the structure. Adding a grand ballroom and other fine features, Louis and his wife Theodora ran David’s Country Inn for 31 years. In 2009, sons Christopher and Jordan assumed leadership of the Inn with their Mother.
Whether planning a wedding, a formal or Family Affair, an Important Business Meeting, or Special Celebration, know that you and your party will receive the utmost attention to detail and service at David’s Country Inn.
Not only will your guests enjoy a sumptuous cocktail hour with an assortment of domestic and imported cheese, fresh vegetables, flat breads, chips, salads, and more, before making any decisions, be sure to schedule an appointment with a member of the staff and discuss every aspect of your special event. I’d also suggest taking a pad along,, so that you may keep notes on every detail of the occasion.
“Five yers ago, we held our son’s wedding at David’s Country Inn,” said Lucinda Pill of Hackettstown. It was fabulous then, and still is!”
Yes, they offer special packages replete with options. For example; we were offered Chateaubriand Prime Filet of Beef, served with a béarnaise sauce, or Chicken Oscar, filet of chicken with crab meat, asparagus, and hollandaise sauce. Among a list of many options, accompaniments included Smashed Red Potatoes with fresh Chives, and an Italian Mix of Eggplant, Zucchini, Green Beans, and Tomatoes. Dessert featured a hefty slice of a freshly baked three layer cake, with a chocolate cream filling, and a tray of dark chocolate dipped mints.
Our friends live in Hackettstown, so this was a perfect choice for their event. But know, that Hackettstown has a variety of places to stay, including The Everitt House Bed & Breakfast, just a half mile from David’s Country Inn.
David’s Country Inn
314 Main Street
TIPS FOR CHOOSING THE PERFECT VENUE FOR YOUR PERFECT CATERED AFFAIR
1. Do your homework. Talk to the experts. Decide what kind of affair you’d really like, then research people and places that can deliver that perfect affair.
2. If it’s a catering hall, call and ask if you may visit during one of their special occasions. Then schedule an appointment with the proprietor of the property. And all the while, be sure to take your pad along so that you ae able to write down your questions and concerns.
3. Find out exactly what packages they have to offer. Then return home and see which of these packages will easily fit into your budget.
4. Select your menu, then ask for a Tasting.
5. Ask about the hidden costs. Tax and Tip; specially prepared desserts, Champagne Toasts, Special brands of wine, liquor or beer,
6. Ask about Floral Centerpieces, 5 Hour Open Bar, Selection and Cost of the Event Cake. Favors for the guests, and the Choice and Brands of Wines, Liquor, and Beer.
7. A Personal Gripe: I know that every person that plans an event includes Tips for all of the waitstaff and those that are on duty for the occasion. I find leaving a TIP Jar on the bar, at a catered affair, is just plain tacky. Your host and hostess could not have that affair without planning appropriate tips for all those that are participating in the event. If you, as the host or hostess believe the servers or folks that are on the attending staff, are not being appropriately rewarded for their services, then YOU be kind enough to personally offer them more money.
For any other concerns or questions, please contact me:
Mkbrody@aol.com. I will definitely be there for you, when you are planning a party, or for any other concern.