Testimonials

“Rustic and classic New England elegance…”

 
“The Treman Center is the most perfect place for my wedding. My fiancé and I looked at venues all over upstate New York trying to find something that spoke to both of our tastes: rustic and classic New England elegance. Somehow we came across the Treman Center and it just clicked. Everything from the actual barn to the stonework to the grounds jumped out at us. Plus the owners are fantastic, really hard working people dedicated to making this place extremely special. I simply can not wait to have my wedding there.” – Amy R.
 
“A great backdrop for many different type of events”
 
“The location is beautiful and is a great backdrop for many different type of events, especially weddings. If you are looking for that rustic, scenic location with all the amenities of class and comfort, then this is your spot.” – Private User
 
“The Steinway grand clinched it for me!" - Private User
 
"The natural acoustics spread the unamplified Jazz Quartet music perfectly. Leslie glided smoothly between caterers and guests helping like a talented family member/friend! Our family and friends are still talking about the great comfortable stylish celebration at the Barn. We would do it again in a heartbeat! – Roz B
 
“Leslie was incredible helpful…”
 
“On a tip from our caterers, we met up with Leslie on our way through Ithaca one weekday evening. Leslie opened her doors and a bottle of wine for us and saved the day as our “door-to-door” approach to finding a venue was failing us. She and her husband were very welcoming and just laid back enough to assure us that they could deal with our not knowing which way was up when it came to our own wedding. We struck a deal, and besides bouncing a few emails back and forth, did not need to worry about our venue until the big day came closer. On the run up to the wedding, Leslie was responsive to our paranoid concerns and full of positive suggestions about who could supply what (flowers, port-a-potty, etc.), and from where and by when. In full wedding prep mode, Leslie was available but never in the way. She also quietly took care of a few things that we missed, without us needing to ask. Her husband even ran across the way to borrow a forklift to help with some last minute rearranging. Both of them were great and calming in what tends to be a stressful time. Pictures do not do the venue justice. We are still not sure how the stars aligned that we found it when we did. The outdoor patio is beautiful (pity rain stopped us actually making much use of it) and the indoor barn is chic, elegant and fun. We dined downstairs and dances upstairs. Many of guests are still gushing about the location. And so are we.” – Lizzie N
 
“The Treman Center is a Gem!”
 
“We had only a few months remaining. We searched for just the right venue for an 80th birthday celebration for a hundred guests, four generations gathered from all over the country. This one was too cold, that one was too cavernous, our home was too small. A friend told us about the Treman Center. As soon as we drove through the entrance flanked by low walls of carefully placed native stone, walked across the 200 year old massive stones of the courtyard to be greeted by Leslie who ushered us into this astonishing first floor of a three story barn, we immediately felt a sense of “rightness” for us.From an initial handshake to our late night happy departure our high expectations were more than met. Leslie and Kevin are warm, talented, energetic hosts. The Treman Center, the culmination of their vision and a decade of labor, is a gem.” – Howard F.
 
“ Stunningly beautiful and lavishly appointed…”
 
“The Treman Center is a perfect location for any event. It is stunningly beautiful, lavishly appointed (kitchen and bathroom are lovely) with three enormous, separate indoor areas and outdoor "garden room / patio. It is in a gorgeous location on the edge of a field and forest close to one of the most beautiful State Parks in the region, but also close to town and with easy access and plenty of parking. Leslie Carrere was incredibly helpful before, during, and after our event. She checked in with us, worked hard to make sure the barn was set up exactly as we wanted it, and went out her way to make sure all of our guests were well taken care of, while also giving us the space and privacy we needed. The Treman Center MADE our event: it made it special, lovely, unique, and truly like something out of a magazine or a movie. I will definitely be scheduling future events at the Treman Center.” – Private User
 
“A winning proposition to host an event at The Treman Center…”
 

”In May 2015, the Wharton Studio Museum hosted a phenomenally successful celebration event at The Treman Center. With Leslie Carrere’s creative eye we were able to create a soiree atmosphere throughout the center's beautifully refurbished barn with inviting fireplaces and three floors. The middle floor was transformed into a theater space. The other floors were arranged into elegant reception and after dance rooms. But it’s more than the unique and magnificent building and facility and its rustic setting that made the Treman Center so perfect for our event. The center’s management supported our celebration from conception to ‘wrap.’ Leslie Carrere’s marketing expertise, eventing experience and creative eye assured a spectacular event. She collaborated with us as if it were her personal event attending to every detail with panache. It’s a winning proposition to host an event at The Treman Center. The place and atmosphere was so conducive to good cheer and good will, and a great time for all.” – C. Bruce, Wharton Studio Museum
 
“The Treman Center was a perfect venue for our daughters wedding. Kevin and Leslie were great to work with. The facility is stunning.” – Private User
 
“The perfect backdrop for our guests to gather and celebrate…”
 

”I cannot recommend the Treman Center enough! My Husband and I had our rehearsal dinner there and we invited all of our wedding guests so there were about 100ppl. The barn, the landscaping and the serene setting were the perfect backdrop for our guests to gather and celebrate and relax. The venue is breathtaking and extremely versatile depending on if you want your event indoors or out or both and depending on the size of your group. The positioning of the barn at sunset makes for the most incredible photo opportunities. I would strongly recommend this for a wedding venue as well. Leslie was incredibly helpful and accommodating to us from start to finish. Her creative attention to detail and positive energy were inspiring. We had the most incredible time at the space and our guests still talk about the venue to this day. We are planning to hold an anniversary party there to relive the experience in the next few years and cannot wait.” – Jessica B
 
“The site is beautiful, our guests were in awe of the landscaping and it made for beautiful pictures.” – Private User
 
“Master workmanship…”
 
Kevin, your master workmanship is beyond words, and the meticulous structure speaks volumes about your talents as well as vision. Now add Leslie’s stature and tenacity and you have got an "upscale artistic institution,” perhaps a trend of new venues to follow and celebrate Life's events..." Jennifer R.
 
“The atmosphere was truly uplifting and heart opening. It was a 
feast for the senses that helped balance the sadness of all our loss.”
 
The very first place that came to mind when deciding on a local for a gathering that would honor the life and resonate with the spirit of my fiancé David, was Leslie and Kevin’s barn.  There could not have been a more charming, appropriate, uplifting and comforting place to celebrate his life and persona, surrounded by the love of his family and friends. This gem in the middle of nature was conveniently close and accessible to Ithaca for all those came from close and far. Inspired by the light pouring into this beautifully designed barn standing in the midst of nature, I effortlessly and lovingly visualized the entire event. Leslie and Kevin were so helpful during a difficult time, in helping to arrange the details. The ceremony took place on the second floor in a vast white rustic space in which large windows revealed the fall foliage on all sides like paintings in a gallery.  Images of David projected on video screens were accompanied by live musicians whose notes filled the air. The atmosphere was truly uplifting and heart opening. It was a feast for the senses that helped balance the sadness of all our loss. Following the ceremony, the feast continued in a candle lit ground level with beverages and “dish to pass” displayed with simple elegance and charm, on long tables by a gorgeous fireplace. The memory of this bright open space combined with the warm enveloping feelings of the community gathered to honor David just keeps lingering inside me. I am very grateful! Thank you both so much for helping me create such a magic and memorable event. – Mauela A.
 
“Amazing, wonderful, unforgettable…”
 
“A belated but heartfelt thanks for the amazing, wonderful, unforgettable weekend the two of you put together in July at your Treman Center for all of us. From the moment you mentioned it early this year, I sensed it was going to be a very special occasion .... a once-in-a-life time event. And it was! .... all the more so since Lou and I had watched the slow but steady rebirth of the Barn over the last few years. And this included witnessing the placement of the huge stones by Kevin (so adept at maneuvering his machines) with guidance from Leslie. I call them the "Treman Stone Henge." – Moe & Lou
 
“One of the largest, most unique family gatherings in years…”
 
The Treman gathering was the culmination of years of hard work and a huge labor of love and creativity issuing from the two of you in so many ways. Congratulations! The time, effort and love you put into creating the Treman Center was not only a demonstration of your dreams (a work still in progress), but it provided the stimulus for one of the largest, most unique family gatherings in years. We have you to thank for that. “ – Sheldon Servinghaus