Our world of events began long before the opening of Durham Springs in the Fall of 2019. Dan Fehlig started the journey with his company The Upper Crust in New York City.
Starting in the 1980’s, he began by doing the smaller jewels of entertaining. At the time, a hundred guests seemed daunting. As the company’s experience grew, so did the size of the parties. Through the years, the numbers have swelled to events for 3000 guests including comprehensive event production and design.
For thirty years the operations emanated from the location in Greenwich Village in Manhattan at the space known as 91 Horatio. Up until the millennium, the company’s work was mainly focused on corporate and non-profit events. Overall, the work encompassed special events for the finance institutions, fashion, product launches, and non-profit galas.
At the heart of the business was the acclaimed catering services. But Dan’s special skills went far beyond by providing conceptual development, creation of the overall design and implementation, and coordination of all the participants that brought their skills to the events.
It was in 2001 that Dan and The Upper Crust embraced the wedding market. He applied the same set of skills as before to create some of the most memorable weddings. He brought all his creative talents to enhance the energy of all of these private events. Not surprisingly, weddings and the private celebration market swelled to occupy 50% of the work the company was performing.
After years on hiatus as an educator, Ian Humphreys rejoined his partner Dan and brought all of the skills developed in New York to their home, Pennsylvania. They reinvented the old Cascade Lodge in Bucks County to house an event center for weddings and special and they added a restaurant that echoes their passion for great food and service served in a beautiful, stylish setting.
They exude the same dedication for the guests who want a dinner for two, a larger dinner party, as well as, a grand event.