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Apalachin garden center opens special events venue

APALACHIN, N.Y. - A new outdoor venue in Apalachin is looking to attract people from out of town for their special events.

W & W Nursery and Garden Center on Marshland Road is opening Cornerstone for weddings, reunions, anniversaries, and corporate events.

The park-like setting features meandering paths, waterfalls, outdoor fire pits, and a custom made gazebo shipped in from England.

The facility holds up to 350 people but is also available for smaller events.

Owner Ken Williams says he's long toyed with the idea of creating an outdoor venue showcasing what can be done with W & W's landscaping products.

"I'm hoping that it inspires people to garden and realize that they can do it too. Once they've seen what we've done here, maybe they'll want to tackle something on their own at home," said Williams.

Williams believes it will be a destination venue, attracting people from surrounding cities and providing an opportunity to team up with local restaurants and other hospitality businesses.

Cornerstone at W and W has already booked some events for this Fall and is taking reservations for next year.

For information or tours of the venue, visit wwnursery.com.

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