A LITTLE HISTORY ABOUT THE HOUSE
The house was originally built as a single family residence in 1865 by a prominent Welles family. There were several Welles family residences in Glastonbury during the mid-to-late 1800’s including Gideon Welles, United States Secretary of the Navy during President Lincoln and Johnson’s administrations. As the years proceeded it became an Inn for sailors to reside, while they built ships nearby at the NAP Brothers building on Naubuc Avenue. In the early days of Glastonbury (in the 1600s) – Naubuc Avenue was the original main street in the town, which travels along the river. The house is located in a National Historic District entitled “Curtisville”. The house is 148 years old, and was quality built. Bill Luby & Corrine Crocker-Luby have acquired the house in October, 2007. They’ve changed the layout of the main floor (to make it more open) and added on a two-story addition to the back of the house to accommodate a nearly 750 square foot open ballroom, which can seat up to 88 people. The entire first floor is nearly 2,300 square feet, which accommodates the entire event space. Overall, it is simply charming, warm & friendly. If you’re interested, either Corrine or Bill would be available to take you on a personal tour.
WE’RE A ‘GREEN’ BUILDING
During the early stages of the renovations, we’ve splurged and have decided to use geo-thermal energy to heat & cool the entire 6,000 square foot house (including a finished basement) – using the earth’s natural resources to do so. Even though the house is a vintage style – it is also a ‘state of the art’ building using clean-energy. We’re taking part in keeping our environment clean & it helps in keeping our energy costs to a minimum.
ABOUT CORRINE WEDDINGS
Corrine Crocker-Luby is a wedding planner/owner of Corrine Weddings, LLC (since 1990). She has a passion for creating weddings beginning with the inspiration drawn from her initial conversation with her clients, where she quickly learns the wedding style they are looking to achieve. She provides wedding management, beginning with the vision, actual planning & logistics. It has been Corrine’s professional goal to host weddings at her own venue, which she is now happy to present to you. After planning weddings for over two decades – she knows what brides are looking for & enjoys paying attention to detail, which you will note in the way the venue, menus & packages are presented to you. We hope you will consider touring this beautiful venue soon. If you are hosting a wedding in the evening – we recommend touring in the evening – the lighting with the chandeliers, etc. will give you a great idea of what your event will look and feel like. To read more about Corrine Weddings, you can visit www.CorrineWeddings.com. Tours are available by appointment.
ABOUT THE CHEFS
Chef Easton Ming along with Rich Yost are both creative and talented, and they prepare the entrees, stations & hors d’oeuvres perfectly. Their overall culinary presentation of entrees will be appealing to the palette. Personal consultations with them are always welcomed! Corrine and Bill are fortunate to have them as an integral part of the events. They assure you and your guests will receive top-notch food & service.
The menus offered are diverse. We are happy to accommodate your requests (entrees featuring: vegan, gluten-free, special family recipes, etc.).