Growing up, The Seasoned House was like a secret club. It was a “fancy” restaurant hidden from the street. To access the building, one had to climb up a set of rickety stairs that carried you to a building barely seen on the street below. For me, it was one of those places I had always wondered about but never had the opportunity to go to. Once I grew up, it was a little out of sight, out of mind. And then it was gone.
I was excited to hear it was being restored and reopened. I attended the open house on January 7th, 2017. I was excited by the offer of a tour and refreshments. I was a little disappointed to discover that they are not reopening the restaurant portion of the business.
The Seasoned House is now an events venue which houses its own kitchen. What impresses me the most is the cost. Even on the most expensive day (Saturday), the venue is amazingly cheap at $800 minimum which gives you the building for 8 hours. For another $10 an hour, you get the kitchen. I got to tell you that while that amount sort of takes my breath away, I know that for what you get, it is a deal. When my brother married ten years ago, finding a venue for just a few hours under $1000 was difficult.
Here’s where they get my cheap little heart – during the week, days are only $25 an hour and evenings are only $50. From what I understand, there is no minimum hour designation. The kitchen is always $10 an hour and it’s a commercial kitchen so if all you need is a place to bake your cookies for the Farmer’s Market, then this is the place for you.
This is a small intimate venue, hosting about 50 people. Not only does the price appeal to me but the architecture and decorations of the space have me absolutely in love with The Seasoned House.