Hi! I’m Danrae Babbitt and part owner along with my husband Clayton of Sleepy Hollow Inn & Event Center. We’ve been very blessed to have been in business for ourselves for over thirty years, eighteen years building our current business Sleepy Hollow, specializing in weddings and events. I graduated from Alfred Ag Tech in 1984 and Alfred University in 1986 at Alfred, NY, with a BS degree and major in Accounting.
Throughout the last 25 years, I’ve been able to pursue my love of photography and becoming knowledgeable of various HD equipment, techniques, lighting, poses and also the behind the scenes raw emotions that are always present at weddings. Although we offer all inclusive packages (most popular), we are also flexible with your choice of vendors including your photographer. Creating a good relationship with your vendors is very important so that your day is easy and carefree and all about you and your own personality.
As a hands on owner, I usually answer initial emails, set up appointments and meet with most of our couples. I like to get to know you and make sure you are at ease with me, our staff and our venue. I will show you my equipment, a Canon 5D Mark 111, 21.5 mega pixel camera with various HD lenses that I use for not only weddings but engagement, bridal and family photos. A free photo will be taken of the two of you to place in your personal file upon your decision to choose Sleepy Hollow Inn and Event Center as your venue.
I also realize that I can not be a specialist in all aspects of your wedding. After booking, all your information is placed in a file and handed over to our wedding coordinator, Danielle Beckstead. She will contact you with a warm welcome and the planning process will begin. She is very detailed and compassionate about you and your vision. Her guidance helps provide a smooth procession of your wedding day so that you are able to spend that time with your family and friends without any worries. She will recommend various vendors that we have used in the past that are known to be specialist in their field. Please check our reviews on www.the knott.com and www.weddingwire.com.
Our mission and goal is to help guide you in creating a stress free event of wonderful memories to last a lifetime. Please follow us on facebook.com/WeddingAndEventVenue to view updates and photos of current events happening at Sleepy Hollow.
Danrae Babbitt Owner/Photographer