The Briarcliff Manor Celebrates Two Years

The Briarcliff Manor Celebrates Two Years

Monday, May 1st marked two years of business and community giveback for local Westchester venue, The Briarcliff Manor. 

Briarcliff Manor, NY – May 22, 2017

Local Westchester venue, The Briarcliff Manor celebrated two years of business and community giveback. Over the past two years, the full service banquet and catering venue’s owners have ventured into the wedding industry, delighted customers with their Italian cuisine at Antipasti di Napoli Trattoria, dedicated themselves to giving back to their community, and made it their mission to create a sense of family with each and every person that walks through their doors.

Along with The Briarcliff Manor’s two year anniversary, this past week also marks its owners, Perry and Vincenza DiNapoli’s two years in the wedding industry. Renowned Westchester caterers, the DiNapolis began their journey into the industry when they set their sights on The Briarcliff Manor – formerly Maisson Lafitte. Of the first time he saw the gorgeous manor, owner Perry DiNapoli reminisces, “I fell in love with the classical grandeur of the manor at first sight and I knew that others would as well!” It is this classical grandeur, boasting southern charm and style, that draws residents and non-residents of Westchester alike, to the manor for a true Hudson Valley Destination wedding.

The Briarcliff Manor has also served as home to the DiNapoli’s Italian Trattoria, Antipasti di Napoli which uses fresh and local ingredients to create an unique selection of Italian cuisine, including their signature Antipasto platter. Antipasti di Napoli will soon feature fresh home-grown produce from the DiNapoli’s own garden which will be planted on site at The Briarcliff Manor. The manor not only uses local vendors for their cuisine, but also works with various Westchester venues in the entertainment, bakery, transportation, and hotel industries, respectively, when hosting weddings and events.

In addition to their passion for creating one-of-a-kind events, The Briarcliff Manor also finds reward in giving back to their community. In the past year, the manor has partnered up with various Westchester groups including the Gullotta House, Ossining Matters, Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, Drug Crisis in Our Backyard, and IAHD, to name a few, where over 200k was raised. Inviting 25 local businesses, the manor hosted Real Men Wear Pink in support of cancer awareness, raising an estimated 64K alone. Moving forward, The Briarcliff Manor continues to focus on community, hosting the Westchester Green Business Awards this upcoming June.

Having come a long way in such a short amount of time with a 50% increase in wedding bookings over the past year and their continuous fundraising efforts, the manor enters their third year with high hopes for their future in the industry as well as the community, DiNapoli said, “We want to build strategic relationships with the not-for-profit community. In addition, as we move forward in the wedding industry, our goal is to host 100 weddings a year, by 2019.”

Dana Levenberg, Ossining Town Supervisor, said, “Perry and Vincenza have done such a fantastic job creating a special place for celebrations at The Briarcliff Manor. Additionally, they have been a great neighbor, taking time to find out how to work within their residential community. We love that they bring people to the area to see what a beautiful town we have, as well. Congratulations and Happy Anniversary to Perry and Vincenza DiNapoli and we certainly wish them every success in the many years ahead!”

Recently, the manor has undergone some spring-cleaning of its own with a sizeable amount of beautification of the property. The many updates, are additional greenery, restoration of the water fountain, and a brand new stone isle for outdoor ceremonies. All are invited to come and see the newest additions when The Briarcliff Manor celebrates this milestone with a Two Year Anniversary Celebration on Thursday, August 3, 2017 in partnership with Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital. There will be more details to come.

About The Briarcliff Manor: The Briarcliff Manor, a romantic mansion overlooking the Hudson River, creates beautiful memories for the residents of Westchester and their families. As a full service banquet and catering venue, The Briarcliff Manor hosts a variety of events including weddings, bridal showers, corporate gatherings, or special occasions of any kind. Also featuring the Antipasti di Napoli Trattoria and bar, The Briarcliff Manor offers their guests a unique dining experience with cuisine created from fresh and local ingredients.

 

Owners, Perry and Vincenza DiNapoli with The Briarcliff Manor team after their Spring Bridal Show in March 2017.

 Local Business Owners in Westchester County raise over $64,000 at Real Men Wear Pink Event hosted at The Briarcliff Manor in October 2016.

 

The Big Soirée at The Briarcliff Manor!

We’re proud to have been a apart of such a wonderful community event. On March 25, Ossining MATTERS hosted The Big Soirée at The Briarcliff Manor. The event raised over $85,000 for the Ossining School District. We’re honored to be part of such a wonderful community!

Read more about The Big Soirée here!

The Spring Bridal Show at The Briarcliff Manor

The Briarcliff Manor’s first Spring Bridal Show was a huge success, featuring close to 40 of Westchester’s finest vendors, and over 100 Brides-to-Be.

Briarcliff Manor, NY – March 30, 2017

The Briarcliff Manor welcomed vendors and brides-to-be into their doors this weekend for their first Spring Bridal Show. With close to forty vendors, from bridal boutiques to entertainment to photographers, The Briarcliff Manor had all wedding services covered.

Catering the event themselves, and hosting a plethora of vendors, The Briarcliff Manor’s Spring Bridal Show had an incredible turnout, welcoming Brides-to-Be and their guests, totaling at around 300 people. Of their show’s success, owner Perry DiNapoli said, “We are very pleased and elated to have the support of the county’s best vendors. It’s the strategic relationships that we are looking to build in order to grow our business.”

The manor’s event was an afternoon of bridal fun with brides enjoying hair and makeup consultations, massages, sweet treats, and incredible raffle prizes! In total, the manor and vendors raffled off over $10, 000 worth of prizes in hair/beauty, hotel stays, photography sessions, and food specials. Bride’s weren’t the only raffle prize winners either, as The Briarcliff Manor raffled off a gift certificate for their monthly Cigar Night for the grooms.

Just two years in, the success of their first ever Spring Bridal Show marks The Briarcliff Manor’s growth in the wedding and event industry. DiNapoli reminisces, “Since the first day I laid eyes on the property and the beautiful manor, I knew it had the potential of being one of the top wedding and event spaces in the county. We are all very pleased that we have the opportunity to achieve our goals.”

About The Briarcliff Manor: The Briarcliff Manor, a romantic mansion overlooking the Hudson River, creates beautiful memories for the residents of Westchester and their families. As a full service banquet and catering venue, The Briarcliff Manor hosts a variety of events including weddings, bridal showers, corporate gatherings, or special occasions of any kind. Also featuring the Antipasti di Napoli Trattoria and bar, The Briarcliff Manor offers their guests a unique dining experience with cuisine created from fresh and local ingredients.

The Briarcliff Manor Helps Local Charities Raise 200k in 2016

The Briarcliff Manor Helps Local Charities Raise 200k 

The Briarcliff Manor hosts and participates in fundraising events, helping ten Westchester charities raise a combined total of 200k in 2016, alone.

Briarcliff Manor, NY – February 2017

Over the past year alone The Briarcliff Manor, a banquet and catering venue located in Westchester, New York, have participated in and hosted fundraising events for a variety of charities including, IAHD, Cerebral Palsy, Drug Crisis In Our Backyard, Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, The Franciscan Sisters, Ossining Matters, The Clearview School, March of Dimes, Gullotta House, and American Cancer Society, helping them to raise a combined total of 200k.

Last March, The Briarcliff Manor hosted an event for Ossining High School’s Drama Program that helped raise funds needed for their production at the world’s largest international theater festival in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Of their success in fundraising, The Briarcliff Manor’s owner, Perry DiNapoli said, “Fifteen years ago, I met one of my many mentors, Richard B., who taught me that when it comes to charity and non-profit work, it is not an obligation, but a privilege to be able to support their endeavors.”

The Briarcliff Manor looks forward to continue helping local charities, hosting a fundraising event – Evening of Art, Wine, and Jazz – for the Institute of Applies Human Dynamics (IAHD) this February, turning the venue into an art gallery which will feature local artists and artisans, as well as artwork created by individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities from IAHD.

“Our first year was successful in partnering with organizations,” DiNapoli reflects, and with their first year behind them, The Briarcliff Manor has set higher goals for the upcoming year, “Our goal is to increase fundraising profits by over 20%, and to find more organizations in need that we can share our resources with.”

About The Briarcliff Manor: The Briarcliff Manor, a romantic mansion overlooking the Hudson River, creates beautiful memories for the residents of Westchester and their families. As a full service banquet and catering venue, The Briarcliff Manor hosts a variety of events including weddings, bridal showers, corporate gatherings, or special occasions of any kind. Also featuring the Antipasti di Napoli Trattoria and bar, The Briarcliff Manor offers their guests a unique dining experience with cuisine created from fresh and local ingredients.

 

 

The Briarcliff Manor Wins Family Business Award

The Briarcliff Manor Wins Family Business Award

Owners of The Briarcliff Manor, the DiNapoli Family wins the 2017 Family-Owned Business Award, presented by the Westchester and Fairfield County Business Journals.

Briarcliff Manor, NY – March 1, 2017

The DiNapoli family, and owners of The Briarcliff Manor have been announced as winners of the 2017 Family-Owned Business Award, a competition designed to highlight exceptional family-owned businesses and celebrate the dedication of generations of family members.  Perched in the hills of Briarcliff Manor and overlooking sweeping viwes of the Hudson River, sits The Briarcliff Manor, the DiNapoli’s most recent venture, a banquet and catering venue which also features the DiNapoli’s Antipasti di Napoli Trattoria and Bar. 

Over twenty-five years ago, the DiNapoli family plunged into what was at the time, an unknown industry to them. Their venture into the catering and hospitality industry began with their Mount Vernon opening of Antonees Gourmet Deli and Catering in 1991. They have since expanded their reach and expertise, opening several other family businesses including their White Plains Antonees on Broadway in 2005, two cafeterias, two additional restaurants Angelina’s Ristorante and The Olde Stone Mill in Tuckahoe, and most recently, The Briarcliff Manor.

At the Family-Owned Business Award Ceremony, which took place February 28th, the DiNapoli family accepted their award. Now, as a three-generation family business, the DiNapolis look to the future as they plan and prepare for a generational succession – a handing off of the family business to the millennial generation; one that differs greatly from the generations that have come before them.

About The Briarcliff Manor: The Briarcliff Manor, a romantic mansion overlooking the Hudson River, creates beautiful memories for the residents of Westchester and their families. As a full service banquet and catering venue, The Briarcliff Manor hosts a variety of events including weddings, bridal showers, corporate gatherings, or special occasions of any kind. Also featuring the Antipasti di Napoli Trattoria and bar, The Briarcliff Manor offers their guests a unique dining experience with cuisine created from fresh and local ingredients.

Make sure to check out this great article from the Ossining Daily Voice about The Briarcliff Manor and the DiNapoli’s Achievement: http://ossining.dailyvoice.com/business/the-briarcliff-manor-among-countys-outstanding-family-owned-businesses/702459/#.WL8U3Y1VlSM.facebook

 

 

Westchester’s Newest Catering Venue The Briarcliff Manor Hosts Unique Neighborhood Block Party

This article was originally published on patch.com.

In celebration of their recent opening, The Briarcliff Manor and Antipasti di Napoli, formerly Maison Lafitte and most recently The Haymount House, hosted a Block Party to spend time getting to know their immediate neighbors. By welcoming the residents of all the surrounding streets near the restaurant located at 25 Studio Hill Road in Briarcliff Manor, owner Perry DiNapoli went above and beyond to give his neighbors a special invite only event. DiNapoli of the DiNapoli Restaurant Group and former owner of Antonees on Broadway, personally went door to door with his team to deliver invitations and shake hands with local homeowners.

The special Block Party event gave the invited residents a sneak peek prior to the official grand opening and guests were able to tour the new catering venue, restaurant and beautiful grounds to see all that the new dining destination has to offer. The Block Party, held this past Monday featured complimentary refreshments, hor dourves, dinner and deserts for guests to sample. Live entertainment was provided by The Mike Risko Band of Ossining and specialty drink samples by Bacardi were available. Event sponsors Linda Rey of Rey Insurance and George Cutrone of David Lerner Associates were on hand at the Block Party to great guests as well. Ossining MATTERS Education Foundation was at the event selling raffle tickets for prize baskets donated by Wondrous Things in Briarcliff and DiNapoli himself, who contributed 100% of the proceeds back to the local foundation.

DiNapoli brings to the table over 25 years’ experience in the restaurant and catering industry and his passion and unparalleled people skills continually leave a lasting impression with all his customers and the community he serves. “Our unique Block Party event gave us an opportunity to build relationships with the homeowners that surround our establishment. We are looking forward to continue to welcome our neighbors and become an integral part of the Briarcliff community. “

The Briarcliff Manor featuring Antipasti di Napoli Trattoria & Bar opened its doors last month to guests who enjoyed the splendor of the Hudson River Valley at this newest dining destination. Filled with old world charm and turn of the century architecture, the atmosphere at The Briarcliff Manor and Antipasti di Napoli is one of a kind. With two locations in one guests are treated to a private mansion for any catered affair and a unique dining experience with cuisine created from fresh and local ingredients, all served with sweeping views of the Hudson River. The restaurant is now open Wednesday through Sunday for dinner and drinks at the bar.

DiNapoli feels strongly about his involvement in the local community and is planning fun-filled events throughout the year. The Briarcliff Manor will be hosting the official grand opening red carpet event and ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday, June 29th from 5 to 8 p.m. Local businesses, town employees and dignitaries will be on hand to celebrate the restaurant and enjoy refreshments and entertainment. For more information on The Briarcliff Manor and Antipasti di Napoli Trattoria & Bar follow them at www.facebook.com/antipastidinapoli and www.facebook.com/thebriarcliffmanor.

Catering venue opens in Briarcliff Manor

This article was originally published on dailyvoice.com.

Caterer Perry DiNapoli of the Westchester-based DiNapoli Restaurant Group recently opened his latest venue, The Briarcliff Manor featuring Antipasti di Napoli Trattoria & Bar.

The Briarcliff Manor, in the village for which it is named, sits on the site of the former Haymount House estate on Studio Hill Road.

The venue, which can accommodate 300 guests, will offer a trattoria-style cuisine. It will also feature an antipasto bar with a buffet-style menu of Italian meats and vegetables and views of the Hudson River.

Though it opened for business the week of May 4, the restaurant will host grand opening events in early June. The events featuring food and beverage sampling and live entertainment are open to residents and businesses.

“Giving back to the place where my business is rooted has always been important to me and something I take to heart,” said DiNapoli. “The community members and neighbors make up my customer base and I plan to show my appreciation and support through these ongoing special events.”

The location previously served as Hudson at Haymount House, a farm-to-table restaurant that closed its doors earlier this year.

DiNapoli, a Harrison resident, has worked in the catering business for over 25 years and is the previous owner of Antonees on Broadway in White Plains.

Harrison Resident Opens Restaurant In Briarcliff

This article was originally published on dailyvoice.com.

Westchester caterer Perry DiNapoli of the DiNapoli Restaurant Group and former owner of Antonees on Broadway has opened a new location.

His latest venture is The Briarcliff Manor featuring Antipasti di Napoli Trattoria & Bar. The building, rumored to have inspired the Tara estate depicted in the movie “Gone With the Wind,” features Old World charm and turn-of-the-century architecture.

With two locations in one, guests can experience a private mansion for any catered affair and a unique dining experience with cuisine created from fresh and local ingredients, all served with sweeping views of the romantic mansion on the hill, built in 1902, formerly Maison Lafitte and most recently the Haymount House.

The Briarcliff Manor is a full-service banquet and catering venue for weddings, bridal showers, corporate gatherings or special occasions of any kind.

The venue, which can accommodate up to 300 guests, is focusing on offering customers affordable elegance for one-of-a-kind events. The property features year-round views of the Hudson River and serene walking grounds.

In addition to the catering venue at The Briarcliff Manor, DiNapoli is introducing Antipasti di Napoli Trattoria & Bar, a unique dinning option for customers to enjoy menu items that incorporate distinct flavors from the various regions of Italy. With a new twist on small-bite Italian cuisine, the trattoria-style restaurant is designed to entertain colleagues after work, dine with friends or enjoy sunset cocktails.

The restaurant will soon feature an antipasto bar, giving customers a buffet-style selection of small bites and the finest in Italian meats and vegetables. DiNapoli, who lives in Harrison, brings to the table more than 25 years’ experience in the restaurant and catering industry.

The Briarcliff Manor will be hosting grand opening events in early June where local residents, businesses, town employees and dignitaries will be treated to food sampling, complimentary beverages and live entertainment.

DiNapoli feels strongly about his involvement in the local community and is planning events throughout the year. “Giving back to the place where my business is rooted has always been important to me and something I take to heart,” said DiNapoli.

For more information visit the Facebook pages at www.facebook.com/antipastodinapoli and www.facebook.com/thebriarcliffmanor.