First look: Canoe Place Inn and Cottages set for August debut in the Hamptons

239 East Montauk Highway, Hampton Bays, NY 11946

by James Wilkinson

The Canoe Place Inn and Cottages, set on the site of America’s oldest inn, had debuted in New York’s Hamptons, following a stylish makeover that will see the property continue its remarkable history of hosting grand events and memorable gatherings for hundreds of years.

Developed by Rechler Equity Partners with the support of Main Street Hospitality and Silver Street Hospitality Group, Canoe Place is poised to be the premier East End venue once again.

Re-imagined by Brooklyn-based design firm Workstead, the lovingly and meticulously restored inn, cottages, pool and gardens are rich with history yet designed with modern events and weddings in mind.

“From weddings to corporate retreats, engaging programming to unexpected entertainers, our talented team is excited to welcome guests to some of the area’s most talked about events and experiences,” said Canoe Place Inn and Cottages Director of Catering and Events, Maria Lupardo.

“Just 90 miles from NYC and minutes from the North and South Forks of the Hamptons, accessibility is just one of the many highlights of this classic but cool canal-front, enclave in Hampton Bays.”

The stunning property features a 5,087 square foot Grand Ballroom with soaring ceilings that seats up to 330 guests for dinner.

Adjacent to the ballroom is a separate 2,454 square foot, window-wrapped Pavilion and two dramatic spaces for outdoor events.

The venues are equipped for sophisticated event production featuring state-of-the-art technology, carefully planned load-in logistics, a central kitchen and a veteran hospitality management team.

Expertly restored and beautifully appointed by award-winning design firm Workstead, Canoe Place interiors feature a mix of bespoke and antique finishes and furnishings – balancing history and luxury in its rooms, common areas and event spaces.

Intimate but engaging, guests have access to twenty suites, four of which adjoin for groups and families, and five multi- bedroom cottages with private outdoor dining and entertainment areas.

The property is also home to the restaurant Good Ground Tavern, bars, a full-service Onda spa and an outdoor pool.

Canoe Place will feature a range of transportive food and beverage experiences from Chef Ülfet Ralph that share a common language of seasonal ingredients and local flavors showcasing the region’s bounty.

Working in partnership with the East End community of farmers, artisanal makers and fishermen, the team at Canoe Place will source only the highest quality and freshest ingredients and menus will change and flow with the seasons and be an inspired tribute to field and sea.

The Canoe Place Inn and Cottages is located at 239 East Montauk Highway, Hampton Bays, NY 11946.