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Grand family reunion/shabbaton
« on: December 02, 2015, 08:48:59 PM »
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Hi there,

We were looking to do a family reunion/Shabbaton for our grand mothers 80th birthday.

We will like to have a place exclusive for our group we will need around 30 double rooms or suites ready to accommodate around 80 people from 0-80 years of age.

We will need a few meeting rooms and a big dining hall and an indoor swimming pool.

We will be doing outside catering for all food and will need access to a kitchen.

Did anyone do such a size reunion before? Can anyone please recommend me a place?
It can be any where from Brooklyn NY to Montreal (half the family is in NY and half is in Montreal...)

THANKS!

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Re: Grand family reunion/shabbaton
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2015, 08:51:44 PM »
You can rent out a mansion for a weekend.  I've had relatives do it twice. Once in Pennsylvania somewhere and another time near Montreal.
Try googling it.
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Re: Grand family reunion/shabbaton
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2015, 03:58:05 AM »
You can rent out a mansion for a weekend.  I've had relatives do it twice. Once in Pennsylvania somewhere and another time near Montreal.
Try googling it.
Youd be hard pressed to find one that size with those qualifications

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Re: Grand family reunion/shabbaton
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2015, 08:44:22 AM »
Youd be hard pressed to find one that size with those qualifications
-1. i found several on vrbo.com. you just need some patience and average searching skills
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Re: Grand family reunion/shabbaton
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2015, 09:16:55 AM »
-1. i found several on vrbo.com. you just need some patience and average searching skills
I never said it's impossible, just close to that.
 A mansion that
1) has 30 rooms with proper bed layout
2) dining room and meeting for with seating for 80
3) indoor pool
4) exclusive access
5) full size kitchen
Isn't gonna be simple to come by.
If the indoor pool gets dropped then it makes things much simpler

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Re: Grand family reunion/shabbaton
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2015, 09:30:10 AM »
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Hi there,

We were looking to do a family reunion/Shabbaton for our grand mothers 80th birthday.

We will like to have a place exclusive for our group we will need around 30 double rooms or suites ready to accommodate around 80 people from 0-80 years of age.

We will need a few meeting rooms and a big dining hall and an indoor swimming pool.

We will be doing outside catering for all food and will need access to a kitchen.

Did anyone do such a size reunion before? Can anyone please recommend me a place?
It can be any where from Brooklyn NY to Montreal (half the family is in NY and half is in Montreal...)

THANKS!
I have seen a Mansion in Monsey or near advertising for something like this kind of event.

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Re: Grand family reunion/shabbaton
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2015, 09:36:48 AM »
the monsey mansions have around 15 bedrooms iinm. besides for vrbo you can also rent out small hotels or camps like JEP or raleigh. theres also a yeshiva in saratoga springs that rents out their premises for shabbatons
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Re: Grand family reunion/shabbaton
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2015, 10:57:33 AM »
Sheraton Parcippany is nice. Debbie Stella is a pleasure to deal with there. They have seen it all with Yidden too. You cant surprise them

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Re: Grand family reunion/shabbaton
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2015, 10:59:07 AM »
Sheraton Parcippany is nice. Debbie Stella is a pleasure to deal with there. They have seen it all with Yidden too. You cant surprise them
Thats why they now have flyers that slow cookers and hotplates being used in the rooms will be confiscated.
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Re: Grand family reunion/shabbaton
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2015, 11:33:04 AM »
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Hi there,

We were looking to do a family reunion/Shabbaton for our grand mothers 80th birthday.

We will like to have a place exclusive for our group we will need around 30 double rooms or suites ready to accommodate around 80 people from 0-80 years of age.

We will need a few meeting rooms and a big dining hall and an indoor swimming pool.

We will be doing outside catering for all food and will need access to a kitchen.

Did anyone do such a size reunion before? Can anyone please recommend me a place?
It can be any where from Brooklyn NY to Montreal (half the family is in NY and half is in Montreal...)

THANKS!
If your not needing something fancy you can rent camp negila in upstate New York.
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Re: Grand family reunion/shabbaton
« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2015, 04:08:20 PM »
If your not needing something fancy you can rent camp negila in upstate New York.
yep just was thinking of that.great place
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Re: Grand family reunion/shabbaton
« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2015, 05:54:50 PM »
Ohr Somayach in Monsey has 22 rooms with double beds. If the rest are kids people put sleeping bags on the gym floor.... You choose from a list of ten or so caterers.
Also haven't seen any rentals that size come up on any rental search.
Another option is Bushkill Inn in the Poconos. You probably will not have the whole hotel, but they have a kosher caterer and can do some separate swimming.
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Re: Grand family reunion/shabbaton
« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2015, 02:21:58 AM »
If your not needing something fancy you can rent camp negila in upstate New York.

Thanks everyone for replying!
I am in touch with camp Neggila and it seems like our best option as they have everything on my list of requirements and it's a Jewish place which will avoid all problems of Kosher and Shabbos.
Thanks again!

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Re: Grand family reunion/shabbaton
« Reply #13 on: February 15, 2016, 12:58:43 AM »
You can rent out a mansion for a weekend.  I've had relatives do it twice. Once in Pennsylvania somewhere and another time near Montreal.
Try googling it.
Can you get me more info on the one in Montreal? Might be interested in it.


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Re: Grand family reunion/shabbaton
« Reply #14 on: February 15, 2016, 01:44:28 PM »
Sheraton in Scranton was very accommodating when we did it. gave us the first two floors and the conference rooms & kitchens in the basement. Location was perfectly suited for the winter i.e. close to ski resorts etc.

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Re: Grand family reunion/shabbaton
« Reply #15 on: February 15, 2016, 02:00:34 PM »
fyi: villaroma in the Catskills is  a great spot for a shabbaton
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Re: Grand family reunion/shabbaton
« Reply #16 on: March 09, 2016, 04:09:11 PM »
Anyone ever do this in a rental mansion (sky121 says he has relatives who have-can you provide the place they rented)? I think that's much more conducive to a family atmosphere.
I found a few places on VRBO that might fit. Wondering what people's experiences have been? How have you handled food? Cleaning staff? Kashrus issues? Etc.
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Re: Grand family reunion/shabbaton
« Reply #17 on: March 09, 2016, 04:13:56 PM »
Check this place out:
Dining | Capital Retreat Center

3.5 hrs from Lakewood, under 2 hours from Baltimore.
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Re: Grand family reunion/shabbaton
« Reply #18 on: March 09, 2016, 04:18:33 PM »
Anyone ever do this in a rental mansion (sky121 says he has relatives who have-can you provide the place they rented)? I think that's much more conducive to a family atmosphere.
I found a few places on VRBO that might fit. Wondering what people's experiences have been? How have you handled food? Cleaning staff? Kashrus issues? Etc.
So many nice places also on airbnb... we are looking to do this in the summer and im curious myself about how we are going to handle many of the things you mentioned.

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Re: Grand family reunion/shabbaton
« Reply #19 on: March 09, 2016, 04:54:17 PM »
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