Testimonials

“Best. Weekend. Ever.”

Choosing the Treman Center as our wedding venue was the best decision that my husband and I made in all our wedding planning. The entire property is absolutely stunning. From the gorgeous architecture/details inside the barn, to the amazing stone courtyards and scenery, we loved that we were able to make the space completely unique to us and our vision. We were able to enjoy it for both our rehearsal dinner and wedding day. Leslie is a built-in wedding planner: she is super responsive and regularly checked in with us throughout all of our planning and helped to coordinate every detail of our wedding weekend.
– Chelsea, married on 9.29.18

Leslie is an event pro/always available to ensure a smooth event

Leslie’s wedding planning skills are amazing. Her calming, warm people skills put us at ease at all times. Whether it be a phone call, text or just to stop by with our many questions, she was always there for us with a welcoming smile and had great ideas for planning the ultimate wedding day!
– Amy

“Technically a ‘Barn’ but so much more!”

Picture perfect “barn” wedding: I say “Barn” because The Treman Center is about as far from a regular barn as you can get. Yes, a barn — but it’s been stunningly refurbished from top to bottom, with an impressive stone courtyard (with a water feature!). The landscaping is incredible. Several of our guests said it was the best wedding they’d ever been to, and everyone had a great time. I can’t recommend it enough!!
– Arianna, married on 9.22.18

“The Steinway grand clinched it for me!”

The natural acoustics spread the unamplified Jazz Quartet music perfectly. Leslie glided smoothly between caterers and guests helping like a talented family member/friend! Our family and friends are still talking about the great comfortable stylish celebration at the Barn.
We would do it again in a heartbeat!
– Roz B

“The Treman Center is a Gem!”

“We had only a few months remaining. We searched for just the right venue for an 80th birthday celebration for a hundred guests, four generations gathered from all over the country. This one was too cold, that one was too cavernous, our home was too small. A friend told us about the Treman Center. As soon as we drove through the entrance flanked by low walls of carefully placed native stone, walked across the 200 year old massive stones of the courtyard to be greeted by Leslie who ushered us into this astonishing first floor of a three story barn, we immediately felt a sense of “rightness” for us.

From an initial handshake to our late night happy departure our high expectations were more than met. Leslie and Kevin are warm, talented, energetic hosts. The Treman Center, the culmination of their vision and a decade of labor, is a gem.”
– Howard F.

“Enveloping feelings of community…”

“The very first place that came to mind when deciding on a local for a gathering that would honor the life and resonate with the spirit of my fiancé David, was Leslie and Kevin’s barn. There could not have been a more charming, appropriate, uplifting and comforting place to celebrate his life and persona, surrounded by the love of his family and friends. This gem in the middle of nature was conveniently close and accessible to Ithaca for all those came from close and far. The memory of this bright open space combined with the warm enveloping feelings of the community gathered to honor David just keeps lingering inside me. I am very grateful!”
– Manuela

“Phenomenal Museum Event Space”

“In May 2015, the Wharton Studio Museum hosted a phenomenally successful celebration event at The Treman Center. With Leslie’s creative eye we were able to create a soiree atmosphere throughout the center’s beautifully refurbished barn with inviting fireplaces and three floors. The middle floor was transformed into a theater space. The other floors were arranged into elegant reception and after dance rooms. But it’s more than the unique and magnificent building and facility that made the Treman Center so perfect. The Center’s management supported our celebration from concept to ‘wrap.’ Leslie Carrere’s marketing expertise, event experience and creative eye insured a spectacular event. It’s a winning proposition to host an event at The Treman Center. The place and atmosphere were so conducive to good cheer and good will, and a great time for all.”
– Constance Bruce

“The Perfect Place for Yoga Retreats”

Guiding my yoga retreat at the Treman center was an amazing experience. The fine decorative details, fireplaces and tranquil surroundings create a sense of beauty, peace and warmth in the space ideal for cultivating deep presence, connection and healing for my students and myself. I’ve now attended two workshops at the Treman Center and lead one my own, each time it felt like the perfect environment to learn, play and relax.
– Ilana

“Both our guests and our vendors were in awe of its beauty”

“The Treman Center is a gorgeous venue! So many beautiful spots around the venue for photos. Leslie is truly amazing! She was beyond accommodating and so knowledgeable about weddings. She will help you every step of the way if you need it! There are not enough words to describe how happy we are with our experience with her and the venue for our wedding day! Our guests and other vendors were in awe of the beauty that is The Treman Center. Our wedding was absolutely perfect, and we couldn’t have imagined having it anywhere else!”
– Shana, married 7.21.18

“Didn’t feel cookie cutter (our guests couldn’t stop gushing over its beauty)”

“There is no place like the Treman Center! We wanted a beautiful venue that didn’t feel cookie cutter — one that had character. And wow, did Treman deliver. All of the spaces (inside and outside) are stunning, and our guests couldn’t stop gushing over how beautiful it all was. Leslie is a wonderful resource during planning. She knows how to maximize all of its amazing qualities. She also has great relationships with all of the local vendors — really handy when putting everything together.”
– Madeleine, married 6.16.18

“A venue that will fill your hearts and souls”

“This is the most exquisite venue you will ever lay eyes on. A photographer’s dream! The owner/manager has the kind, warm, welcoming personality that everyone dreams of guiding them on their special day. The entire staff was exceptional and treated us (the band) like family. If you’re looking for a venue that will fill your hearts and souls and leave you with unique and beautiful memories, choose the Treman Center.”
– Sharon

“Master workmanship”

“Kevin, your master workmanship is beyond words, and the meticulous structure speaks volumes about your talents as well as vision. Now add Leslie’s stature and tenacity and you have got an “upscale artistic institution,” perhaps a trend of new venues to follow and celebrate Life’s events…”
– Jennifer R.

“It was everything we imagined it could be”

“Thank you, Leslie, for all that you did to make Kaki and Neal’s wedding weekend such a special occasion. It was everything we imagined it could be when we first stepped into that unique and beautiful space last August. We especially appreciated your willingness to allow us to store your personal collections so that we could create a uniquely personal space for the weekend, within the backdrop of the exquisite stonework and stunning white beams of your lovingly restored barn. From opening the doors to multiple meetings ahead of time, to spreading gravel on the patio during sleet and snow, and being on the spot for the entire weekend, it was more than we expected, and you were amazing! Thank you for being so helpful and accommodative!”
– Elaine A.

“Day-long leadership retreat”

The Treman Center was a wonderful location to have a day-long leadership retreat off campus for our students. The set up on the various floors allowed us to gather together as a group, but also to use the space to have several small group discussions on the other floors. Leslie was easy to work with and provided useful tips and support in the event planning process. This is the perfect place to gather students for meaningful reflection.”
– Samantha Stafford
Assistant Director of Leadership Programs
Ithaca College

“The warm and happy memories you continue to give us”

“What a magnificent weekend you hosted for so many of us — extended family and friends — to honor and remember our treasured Shel!! Your Treman Center is such a glorious setting and to think that you were the eyes to imagine it as such, and then the arms to physically construct /renovate it to be what it is today deserves all praise.  […] What a special plan it was to form a large circle around a centerpiece of two candles, a bird’s nest and the beautiful urn containing Shel’s ashes. It was there that we all shared our fun stories and meaningful memories of Shel. Then we all devoured a delicious lunch down on the gorgeous patio. Later in the afternoon, many of us enjoyed a lovely walk up at Sapsucker Woods and several family members scattered Shel’s ashes along the Vail and Les Severinghaus Trail. […] Until we next have the privilege of being together, please know that we appreciate the warm and happy memories that you continue to give to us.”
-Liz and Eric