By Christina Wilkie - 08/09/10 11:24 PM EDT
The ink has barely dried on Chelsea Clinton’s marriage license, but already her lavish wedding is being used as a marketing tool to attract some of world’s wealthiest consumers.
Astor Court Estate, the tony Rhinebeck, N.Y., manor where Clinton wedded investment banker Marc Mezvinsky, is back on the market with a splashy new ad this weekend in the “House and Home” section of the Financial Times, a
The ad, which occupies page 6, is headlined “Historic Estate Now on the Market — Home of Recent Celebrity Wedding,” a claim the house couldn’t have made just 10 days ago.
But celebs or not, the sale itself is hardly breaking news: Astor Court was listed for a cool $12 million last October. It was only in early July that owner Katherine Hammer took the house off the market so that security and staff could prepare for the Clinton wedding.
The 30,000-square-foot mansion is situated on 50 manicured acres overlooking the Hudson River. The laundry list of amenities includes an indoor pool, tennis court and 3,000 square feet of “staff quarters.”
Little surprise, then, that on July 31 the house easily accommodated more than 400 guests hosted by the bride’s parents, President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. In addition to partygoers, a small army of caterers, florists, valets and groundskeepers was brought in for the day.
It’s safe to assume real estate agents will be dropping the wedding’s celebrity names for the foreseeable future, including Barbra Streisand, Oprah Winfrey and director Steven Spielberg.