Stone House at Stirling Ridge: rustic yet urban, contemporary, yet classic. Nestled in the hills of the Watchung Mountains and surrounded by 10 acres of lush grounds, Stone House offers spectacular views of the scenic countryside.
Inside this stylized venue, a variety of private settings – each with its own distinct vibe – awaits to set the stage for dining, weddings, social or corporate events.
STONE HOUSE EVENTS
CLASSES IN COCKTAILS – DRINKO DE MAYO
Join us for our monthly cocktail class on May 15th at 7pm!
This month learn how to make a Classic Margarita, Cranberry Candy Margarita, and Tequila Sunset cocktails!
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At Stone House, we recognize that local food means fresh food! We are committed to offering a seasonal inspired menu with sustainable offerings by supporting local farms and purveyors. In fact, Stone House is home Dancing Goat Farms, which is part of a local organic farming cooperative.
Stone House at Stirling Ridge radiates country elegance and luxury. With dramatic large-scale California Craftsman-style lodge aesthetics, the overall design embodies an underlying Eastern flare incorporating the Chinese Five Elements; wood, fire, earth, metal and water.
Stone House at Stirling Ridge is owned and operated by Landmark Hospitality, the company of Frank and Jeanne Cretella. The Cretellas are industry veterans with a discerning eye for establishing distinctive venues with high design elements and unforgettable cuisine.
They have owned iconic venues such as the Boathouse inside Central Park, American Park in Historic Battery Park and Lundy Bros. in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn. Today, Landmark venues include: Liberty House Restaurant, inside Liberty State Park, Celebrate at Snug Harbor, a historic botanical garden and cultural center in Staten Island, Crave Caterers, the off-premise catering division, the re-opening of the Ryland Inn at Whitehouse, New Jersey.
Chef Jerry Villa
received his formal training from the Culinary Institute of America. Chef Villa has a long standing relationship with Landmark, dating back to 1997 when he was the Banquet Chef at The Boathouse in Central Park. In addition to The Boathouse, Chef Villa also worked with us as Executive Chef at Lundy’s in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn. In 2000, Chef Villa reunited with us when we opened Liberty House inside Liberty State Park, Jersey City. Jerry has also worked in conjunction with Relish Caterers and was Executive Chef at The Chart House.
- memorymaker – has been in the “biz” since she was 16 years old.
She started with TAM in 1983 where she ran a party store from the ground floor of their house, selling balloons, hot dogs and party goods. Then we started doing off prem catering and took over Sung Harbor. Shortly after that I moved on to become Sales Manager, then Director of Sales, then General Manager at Lundy’s in Brooklyn, NY & American Park in Manhattan. When Frank and Jeanne opened Liberty House, they asked her to join them at the new venue, which she gladly did. Soon after, Stone House opened and Patricia jumped on the opportunity to work at a new and exciting countryside venue. Since Patricia was 16, she has always possessed a ton of drive and passion for the business of events and catering. She loves to see each and every event she helps plan come to fruition.
– memorymaker – Has been working for Landmark for nearly 9 years. She started as a hostess, using this job as a way to help her pay for college. However, Carissa had found her home and career here and over time she has worked her way up to becoming an event stylist at Stone House. Her favorite part of the job is that she gets to be a part of one of the most important days of someone’s life, their wedding day. She loves that every day is different, every event is different and that she learns something new every single day.
– memorymaker – started at Stone House as our office manager, and was so organized and congenial, she seemed a natural fit for planning events. Since starting in this position, she has excelled greatly, receiving numerous accolades from colleagues and clients. She loves to see all of her hard work come to fruition.