10 of the most unique wedding venues in the Hudson Valley for 2021
A major reason for getting married in the Hudson Valley is that there are so many unique wedding venues here -vineyards, barns, distilleries, farms, farms with barns and distilleries, and historic mansions. Among those are the uniquely unique locations. Here you can host your wedding at a retro drive-in theater. Or America's oldest winery. A garage. A greenhouse. A boat. Or a 40,000 square foot brick yard.
Check out 10 of the most unusual wedding venues in the Hudson Valley below.
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Mohonk Mountain House
1000 Mountain Rest Road, New Paltz, NY 12561
For being in a region that's full of historic mansions and buildings, Mohonk Mountain House stands out from all the rest. Mohonk is a Victorian-era resort, a National Historic Landmark and a 250 room hotel. Mohonk offers no less than six possible reception venues hosting anywhere from 40 to 200 guests and two outdoor and one indoor ceremony locations. Guests can hike, swim and enjoy afternoon tea.
Storm King Art Center
1 Museum Rd, New Windsor, NY 12553
Storm King is unusual enough on its own - a 500-acre outdoor sculpture park - but just imagine a wedding here. If you want to blow everybody's socks off with your wedding arbor, consider getting married under one of Storm King's giant sculpture. Hosting an event will require a membership level between $1,250 and $10,000, depending on the size and timing of the event. Then there's an additional site fee between $5,000 and $10,000. Storm King has one indoor and three outdoor locations and can accommodate between 10 and 250 guests. You are required to use Storm King's preferred caterer, but all other vendors are your choice.
Emmerich Tree Farm
101 Sleepy Valley Rd, Warwick, New York 10990
There are lots of farm wedding venues in the Hudson Valley but not too many that grow trees. The tree farm has a concrete-slab pavilion and a large party tent adjacent to it that covers a 30′ x 40′ bluestone patio. The venue has two bathrooms as well as a small kitchen with a sink and electric stove. The venue space has a fire pit, electricity, hot and cold water, lighting, optional AC and provides chairs and tables for up to 180 guests.
900 Main Street, Peekskill, New York
The Dramatic Hall is the third floor of the renovated Peeksville Central Market and has been restored to its 1870s theater glory with wrought-iron railings, dramatic staircases and a glam stage. The hall can accommodate about 150 guests.
398 Main St., Rosendale, NY
Getting married in a church? Not so unique. Having your reception in a church? Unique. Especially when it's an 1896 Gothic-style former church with a giant arched window and vaulted tin ceiling. The venue fee runs about $4,000, and The Belltower can accommodate 120 guests in its 2,500 square feet,
100 Brotherhood Plaza Drive, Washingtonville, NY
You might think a winery is not so unique. But what makes Brotherhood Winery one of a kind? It's the oldest winery in America, and the ancient stone shell of its Grand Salon room gives this venue a unique vibe. You can also rent the largest underground wine cellar in the country. The site fee will run about $6,000, depending on the season and room, and includes chairs and tables.
The Greenhouses at Audrey’s Farmhouse
2187 Bruynswick Road, Wallkill, NY
I live just up the street from this unique venue and was delighted to see the restoration of a dilapidated greenhouse into a stylish wedding and event venue by the owners of Audrey's Farmhouse bed and breakfast across the street.
The Greenhouses can accommodate around 200 guests, and the venue fee of $8,000 to $13,000 includes the 3,000-square-foot greenhouse and 2,000-square-foot barn and everything you could think of from linen napkins to bentwood chairs The catering fee is $145 per person. The property can accommodate up to 42 overnight guests in its various guest rooms and cottage.
4 N Front St, Kingston, NY
Just imagine telling your grandma that you're having your wedding in a garage. But what a garage. The Senate Garage was built in 1921 for, yes, the Senate, and you get the historic grounds of the Senate House for outdoor ceremonies. The garage is 7,500 square feet and includes an industrial catering kitchen, air-conditioning and heat and a capacity for up to 260 guests. Weddings at Senate Garage start at $36,000 for 150 guests. This includes venue fee, food, open bar, staff, rentals and more. There is an additional fee to use the outside grounds.
200 North St., Kingston, NY
The Hutton Brickyards isn't the only industrial space in the Hudson Valley but it's unique for its sheer size - 40,000 square feet of industrial space. The Brickyards includes four event spaces, and you can host a sit-down dinner wedding for 600 of your closest friends. And it offers a "glamping" campsite for your guests. Venue rental starts at about $4,500 for private events.
Four Brothers Drive-In Theatre
4957 Rt. 22 Amenia, NY 12501
Talk about dinner and a movie. How about a wedding and movie? Four Brothers Drive-In offers a retro experience that includes food, staff, pergola, firepit, playground, snack shack, food truck and - yes - a movie. On a really big screen. A wedding will cost about $30,000 for 120 guests, and Four Brothers can accommodate up to 200 guests.
Hudson River Cruises
1 East Strand Street, Kingston, NY 12401
If you've ever dreamed of a yacht wedding on the Hudson River, look north, far north, to Kingston and Hudson River Cruises. Sail past waterfront mansions and historic lighthouses and enjoy sunset on the water,
Hudson River Cruises can accommodate 100 to 175 guests, and the venue works with an in-house bar service and a number of local caterers. The venue rental is about $3,000. Tables and chairs are also available for rent.