10 Hudson Valley distillery and brewery wedding venues for 2021
The Hudson Valley is known for weddings. It's also known for local craft beer, wine and whiskey. Why not bring them together and host your wedding at one of your favorite distilleries or breweries?. Many local distilleries and breweries have attractive farm or industrial details and, of course, great adult beverages. Check out these 10 unique distilleries and breweries for 2020.
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Twin Star Orchards
155 N. Ohioville Rd New Paltz, NY 12561
Twin Star Orchards are the apples behind Brooklyn Cider House and famous for the slogan "Ugly apples taste better." The Brooklyn Cider House, the one actually in Brooklyn, has been hosting weddings for awhile now. But great news, the New Paltz location now hosts weddings as well. Twin Star Orchards has a ginormous barn tasting room, a pavilion, a large pond and, yes, an orchard. I can personally vouch for the wood-fired pizza, the cider and the beauty of lounging around their pond. The orchard is normally open from April to mid-November.
Arrowood Farm Brewery
236 Lower Whitfield Rd., Accord, NY 12404
Arrowood Farm Brewery looks just like you'd imagine a Hudson Valley farm/brewery wedding venue should look - rustic, natural and beautiful. Arrowood has the advantage of being off the road and by itself, surrounded by sunflower fields and cedar forest. The Hop Yard has outdoor capacity for 250 guests and includes ceremony seating and electrical hookup. The Pavilion can accommodate up to 100 guests and includes seating and tables, a dance floor, outdoor bar and electrical hookup. The Brewery and Tasting Room can fit up to 75 guests and includes a dance floor, large blue stone patio, staffed bar, indoor and outdoor seating, bathroom, kitchen and electrical hookup.
215 Lower Whitfield Rd, Accord, NY 12404
Westwind is a picturesque cidery and farm that hosts a limited number of weddings a year. Private dinners include produce from the fields, fresh pastas and Westwind's award-winning pizza. The tasting room can be reserved for parties of 50 or more on weekday nights, including Fridays.
Clemson Brothers Brewery
22 Cottage St., Middletown, NY and 3 Main Street, New Paltz, NY
Clemson is a craft brewery housed in a former hacksaw factory. For the Middletown location, the entire brewery can be rented for the day for $8,000, and includes the tap room, back room, beer garden and game room and also includes full service, linens, tables and chairs. Clemson can accommodate up to 175 guests inside and 250 outside. The banquet room or beer garden can be rented for $300 to $500 per hour (3-hour minimum). Clemson offers a full catering menu. Food is buffet style so it is mostly costed out per tray (which feeds up to 30 people and ranges from $90-$110). Beverage packages are either priced per person $10-$12 per hour, or couples can choose to do a tab bar or cash bar.
Bad Seed Hard Cidery
43 Baileys Gap Rd, Highland, NY, 12528
Bad Seed can host up to 125 guests with a combination of indoor and outdoor space for a venue fee of between $1,000 and $2,000. The venue does not provide catering or tables and chairs. Open bar packages are available featuring Bad Seed cider, local craft beer and wine.
14 Grist Mill Lane, Gardiner, NY
Tuthilltown is home to the Tuthilltown Distillery, creators of Hudson Whiskey, and includes a number of event spaces and even a small waterfall and mill. Tuthilltown has hosted indoor and outdoor weddings of up to 200 guests in a lovely little complex right along a stream. However, they are currently revamping their wedding services and will not be booking weddings this year. In the meantime, Tuthilltown does still make its research and development building available for rehearsal or welcome dinners of up to 75 guests. You can choose bar options through Tuthilltown Distillery and use any caterer you want for food. Tuthilltown can also offer unique experiences for your guests such as private tours and tastings of their iconic whiskey and other spirits.
Orange County Distillery
286 Maple Avenue, New Hampton, NY
Orange County Distillery, affectionately known as OCD, includes Brown Barn Farms, a 100-year-old barn and cocktail bar and 23 acres of farmland. OCD offers two event spaces, one of which is the barn loft. The grounds include fire pits, horseshoes, and - if you book for late summer - an Instagram-worthy sunflower field.
Newburgh Brewing Company
88 South Colden St, Newburgh, NY
The entire fourth floor taproom is available for events on Mondays, Tuesdays and Sunday evenings and includes tables and benches to seat 140 guests. You can bring additional chairs and tables for a total occupancy of 270. The venue fee ranges from $1,500 to $5,000, depending on the day.
Newburgh Brewing Company offers its own catering packages or you can bring an outside caterer. The bar serves their own beer, as well as a selection of local wines and hard ciders. Newburgh Brewing Company has a full on-premise liquor license, so they are able to bring in liquor upon request.
Plan Bee Farm Brewery
115 Underhill Road, Poughkeepsie, NY
This brewery, housed in an 1830s barn, has a site fee of $1,000 to $2,000 and can accommodate 50 guests inside or up to 100 with a tent. Plan Bee isn't just a brewery. It's also a 25-acre organic farm producing grain, hops, flowers, fruits, vegetables, and herbs. The site fee includes fire pits, corn hole, farm animals and a covered stage. There is no catering kitchen but you can use their refrigerator and freezer.
19 Osprey Lane, Gardiner, NY
This small craft brewery can host up to 40 guests in its warehouse-like space. There's a $100 space fee on weekdays, no fee during public hours, and events must end by 8 p.m. You can rent a tent, tables and chairs for outside parties. Yard Owl offers a cash or tab bar service and an assortment of food options ranging from $12 to $25.
Mill House Brewing Company
289 Mill Street | Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Mill House is home to craft beers and hearty food. Their second floor Farm Room holds 44 guests for seated events; 70 for cocktail style, and the third floor Loft holds 60 guests for seated events, 85 for cocktails. There's a $250 room fee, and you can arrange family-style dinner options for about $40 per person plus about another $30 for bar packages. Cocktail packages are available for $20 per person and up.
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