Charity Events

About Hudson Farm

The Hudson Farm private member’s club is the founder of the Hudson Farm Foundation, which is committed to serving non-profit organizations in our local community as well as the Tri-State area. The foundation has now donated over $11 million to various charities since its inception.

An area of outstanding beauty, Hudson Farm is the largest private property in New Jersey at over 4,000 acres, and has historical significance as the official birthplace of the Appalachian Trail. Only an hour’s drive from Manhattan and 10 minutes from Lake Hopatcong, Hudson Farm is easily accessible by several nearby major highways and features a private helipad for guests.

With our unrivaled shooting facilities in the Northeast, beautifully maintained grounds and detail-oriented staff, we pride ourselves on making your day a truly once-in-a-lifetime event.

Your Fundraising Event

Are you ready to create a fun and memorable fundraising event? We offer your guests a unique opportunity to access one of the most sought-after sporting clay venues available anywhere, as well as a stunning dedicated event venue, and an array of luxury amenities.

Hudson Farm has years of experience hosting high-profile events for Fortune 500 companies, trade associations, celebrities and national charitable organizations. Our all-inclusive events receive consistently high praise, exceeding the expectations of the most discriminating guests, donors, and sponsors.

Our dedicated events team will work with you to arrange all the necessary event details prior to the day, so you can rest assured that everything is taken care of. We look forward to working with you to support your cause and craft a legacy for the future!

Charity fundraisers at Hudson Farm run from April through November. Please see our timing options below:

Sporting Clay Shoot

The heart of each charity event is our Sporting Clay shoot, which begins with a mandatory safety briefing and a ceremonial cannon firing. This takes place on our 20-station sporting clay course, with stations carefully situated in stunning locations across the property.

Participants will be guided in teams of up to 4 by one of our dedicated instructors, who pride themselves on delivering a level of personalized service that makes every guest feel instantly welcome. All levels of ability are welcomed, and rental shotguns are provided – however experienced shooters are invited to bring their own (break-open only) shotguns if desired.

We can host up to 80 shooters on our 20-station course, and each guest gets 100 shots. Scores are kept by our instructors, and we highly recommend prizes such as highest individuals, highest teams, and ‘clay conservationist’ scores to add a little healthy competition!

We will work with you to create a squad sheet with up to 20 teams of 4, each assigned an instructor and a Polaris Ranger. Ammunition, eye protection and ear protection are provided in cartridge carrier bags, which are for each participant to keep. Children over a certain age can participate in certain events – please contact us to confirm.

VIP Packages

To complement our sporting clay course, we have a range of other facilities that can be used for VIP packages. We invite you to offer these unique experiences as part of your charity fundraising as a high-value alternative to the sporting clay shoot – each package is truly unique to Hudson Farm and supervised by our world-class instructors.

Please note – VIP packages are an additional option only and for limited numbers – the majority of your group will be shooting the sporting clay course.

  • Shotgun: Friendly challenge across 3 games; Five Stand, Trap and Flurries
  • Rifle: Intro to rifle shooting, followed by friendly long range steel shoot-off
  • Handgun: Intro to handgun shooting, followed by friendly steel challenge
  • Archery: Intro to archery, followed by friendly 3-D archery challenge
  • Fly Fishing: Fly tying and casting lesson, followed by fly-fishing at the pond

Maximizing Your Fundraising

Our dedicated events team is committed to helping you make the most of your benefit or fundraising event. Our per-person pricing allows you to calculate how much money you’ll raise based on your guest count. We also offer plenty of opportunities for sponsorship, with suggested pricing recommendations to help you maximize your proceeds. To give you an idea, the average event hosted with us in 2022 raised $120,000, with some reaching up to $750,000!

Our Facilities

Crows Nest Event Center

Our new 6500 sq ft event center can accommodate up to 100 people. Full length accordion glass doors surrounding the dining area can be opened out onto the grounds, and a firepit surrounded by Adirondack rocking chairs provides the perfect place to relax with a drink or cigar.

Cuisine

All food is included in our charity event packages. Our dedicated event chefs create fresh, seasonal menus using organic ingredients grown hydroponically in the Hudson Farm Greenhouse, and all dietary requirements can be catered for. Whether it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner, we guarantee the perfect feast!

Once your charity event contract is signed, we can send you a selection of menus to choose from.

Entertainment

If you want to add extra flair or excitement as your event rolls into the night, we can provide recommendations for live music with acoustic guitar, cigar bars, wine tastings and much more.

Griffin & Howe Showroom

Open to the public 7 days a week from 9am – 5pm, The Griffin & Howe Showroom on-site features a selection of fine firearms, accessories, clothing and more. Guests can purchase their own items here, or if you would like to arrange for branded gift items from our store, we can work with you to give your guests a lasting memento of your event.

Charity Event Package

The following is included for all guests when you book your fundraiser with us:

  • Registration and presentation setup, and name badges for all participants 
  • Full safety briefing and ceremonial cannon fire to start the event 
  • Full use of our world-class 20 station sporting clay course (and all relevant facilities when booking VIP packages) 
  • Instructors and Polaris rangers for all teams 
  • Eye and ear protection 
  • Firearm rental, all ammunition and clay targets 
  • Course contests & event scoring
  • Cartridge bags, scorecards & rule sheets 
  • On-course water stations
  • Awards reception 
  • Use of our dedicated event center 
  • 4 hours of full open bar and dedicated bartender, with premium spirits, imported and domestic beers and house wines 
  • AM shoot: hot breakfast buffet and continental breakfast options, coffee and juice bars, and a hot lunch buffet with Hudson Farm Greenhouse salad bar and homemade desserts
  • PM shoot: hot lunch buffet with Hudson Farm Greenhouse salad bar and homemade desserts, and a cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres followed by hot dinner buffet with seasonal ingredients, Hudson Farm Greenhouse salad bar, local artisan cheese and charcuterie board and desserts
  • Vegetarians, vegans and all dietary requirements accommodated 
  • Locker room access with showers and amenities
  • Professional events staff on premises from beginning to end

Book Your Event

To find out more, get a quote on pricing, or schedule a site visit, call us at 973-398-4330 or email events@hudsonfarmnj.com.